Sunday, April 15, 2012

Beliefs Lie Hidden Everywhere

"For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery."
Jonathan Swift

I know I haven't written for awhile, but as we often talk about freedom, in all it's various forms (which really is only one), it seemed appropriate that on this day, when everyone is paying homage to their masters, that we should write something about the nature of government.

Like ALL beliefs and superstitions, the "government" is taken for granted.  We believe we need government to protect us from the evils of the other side (which is the republicans if you're democrat and democrats if you're a republican). At least in the U.S.  Of course, outside of the U.S. it is necessary to keep us safe from 'terrorists', even though governments are the biggest form of terrorism there is.  I mean, on today of all days, what would happen if you decided NOT to pay those enslavement fees (also known as taxes) to wage wars on innocent people in other lands, to help subsidize poisoned GMO foods, to generally tell you what you can and more importantly cannot do?  Why, yes. You would be fined, and/or imprisoned.

But like all superstitions, we were born into this one.  It is the unseen cage, the hidden matrix, that we live with, simply assuming that it is necessary, and that it is the right of some individuals to enslave others, as long as you don't call it slavery.