Why Freedom Really Is Slavery

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Anyone who took the time to study the work of the late English philosopher, George Orwell, will recall one of his most famous beliefs: freedom is slavery.

At first, this statement can appear self-contradictory; after all, who today would dare suggest that this country’s rotten history with black slavery was a demonstration of liberty? This, however, is to misunderstand what Orwell was really driving at, and just how far-sighted he was in predicting the state of the USA and the West in general in the 21st century.

As an English Socialist and proud member of the Fabian Society, Orwell knew that only big government was capable of protecting workers and their families from greedy capitalist exploitation. The greater the penetration of the state into all aspects of people’s lives, the more freedoms the state would be able to endow to those individuals. In times of economic hardship, only the safety net of a generous welfare program and state-financed jobs would protect people from utter ruin.

This is a truth that another great Englishman, John Maynard Keynes, put into practice. When the economic cycle seemed out of kilter, Keynes was an advocate of debt-financed large public works. To the heartless folk on the economic right who asserted that imbalances in the economy always self-corrected and that things worked out for the best in the long run, Keynes wisely retorted that ‘in the long run we are all dead’

In essence therefore, Orwell and Keynes were simply saying that dependency (aka slavery) on the state would bring freedom aplenty. In Islam, this concept is known as submission (to Allah, from whom all things come – just like the government), which is the type of slavery Orwell meant and not the literal one involving shackles. It is only when people start to think for themselves and take selfish actions that things start going wrong.

Fortunately, Orwell and Keynes’s visions for freedom are being realised today as the following examples show:

  • CCTV allows transgendered people to walk freely in public without fear of being attacked
  • The accredited media provides people with accurate and timely news and opinions, often for free. Instead of having to think for themselves and work out what their own personal beliefs are, they simply have to read the bite-size news that is provided – for free! This gives people more time and freedom for the fun things in life like films, rap music, and social media, including those cute cat gifs.
  • People are allowed to think, say and do anything whatsoever that is not expressly forbidden for their own and others’ safety (although their thoughts and words may be monitored for quality control purposes)
  • Obamacare provides free healthcare for all at no price whatsoever

We’ve still some way to go, but were he alive today, Orwell would marvel at the progress we have made towards fulfilling his vision.

Black Lives Matter

The government creates rights and freedoms. It’s so ridiculous that fascist Trump supporters are obsessed with “private property rights” — there wouldn’t be any private property if not for government!!! Look at advanced African tribal societies. Not only did they live in peace, prosperity, and harmony, but they had no concept of private property. And those same societies developed modern technologies thanks to the leisure time that Black scientists had.

We need a more advanced society based on SHARING. OBAMA NEEDS A THIRD TERM.

trav777

So did the native americans, especially the Pawnee, Cheyenne, and Sioux. As with saw in Dances With Wolves, they were a totally philosophical, peace-loving people. That movie was a balls-on accurate historical depiction. Don’t believe what you read in books about how these tribes were engaged in a total war of annihilation against one another. If you believe that nonsense, then you’re liable to write off Hollywood as total propaganda and that would make you a Nazi anti-Semite.

Ignorance is also strength…knowing things subtracts from leisure time and protesting and social justice efforts. It’s better to defer to the accredited experts in all matters and accept the bald assertions of social justice scientists.

Black Lives Matter

Exactly right — ignorance is strength. Our society would be vastly stronger if we were ignorant of guns. That’s why gun regulation and Internet regulation go together. If we can ban guns and ban communications on guns, we will eventually live in a gun-free world. Then we’ll all be safe.

We would also be vastly stronger if we were ignorant of “money” and “private property.” Those concepts are really about one thing: GREED. Greed should be a crime, but AmeriKKKa instead has institutionalized it and promotes it constantly on the corporate media.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Guns also put too much power in the hands of the individual, and history shows that empowering the collective rather than the individual leads to maximum freedom, prosperity and happiness. Is it a coincidence that America is one of the few remaining countries that allows citizens to own guns, and it is also the most racist country in the world? I think not. Individualism leads to conflict – collectivism leads to peace and harmony.

gman
gman

Liberals have a new social program, sine you dumb fu@ks want total government control, It is Free Euthanasia , i suggest you be one of the first to sign up, leave the world a better place.

Black Lives Matter

What are even talking about? You think euthanasia is a bad idea??? What’s your solution to the CO2 problem?

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Are you denying that we have a serious overpopulation problem? Experts have calculated the ideal population to be 500 million people, which is the number inscribed into the Georgia guidestones. Our current world population is 7 billion and growing – do the math genius!

gman
gman

Africa is a great example, you fu@king retard, peaceful as in hutu and tutsi, or go back a few centuries and find opposing tribes warring and selling captives to slave traders. I want to know how many times your mother dropped you on your head as a baby?

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

Seriously??? Imperialism? Racism? Apartheid? Colonialism?

Have you ever even read a book???

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

So tell me – what color were those slave traders again? Oh yeah – WHITE! Nice try gman. Seriously, get a basic history lesson or a primary school education. It’s common knowledge that white people invented slavery and racism!

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision. – Che Guevara

trav777

Debt is wealth!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Well as Richard wrote in his popular article on the history of money, credit-based currency systems with a strong central bank create the most wealth over the long term. Debt also allows the government to invest in the economy and create jobs, just like Obama did with the ‘jobs bill’, again demonstrating this fact.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

And your argument is?

Rainbow
Rainbow

Don’t be a bully to an insect of color, as I’m sure BFM really is or selfidentify as which is the same thing. Citing the great El Che is commendable in and of itself and can never be OT. El Che (pboh) also said “Silence is argument carried out by other means”. There is your argument!

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

The Black Fly of West Africa is prolly the most discriminated against insect in the worlds, i have very graphic images of them being murdered! A rare specie. ..What is even more horrifying is the murder of the endangered Guinea Worm …The rare Guinea Worm faces extinction. Yet despite growing public support for environmentalism and preservation of endangered species, few people will speak out on the Guinea Worm’s behalf. In fact, the United Nations and several prominent U.S. agencies are leading a quiet campaign to eradicate this dwindling species forever from the planet. Is the Guinea Worm the world’s most endangered species? http://www.deadlysins.com/guinea-worm/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onchocerciasis

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. Black Flies, at first I thought your comment was extreme. But I thought about it. Our culture has barely accepted gay marriage and trans people. We are destined to accept trans-species marriage with our evolutionary brothers and sisters in the future. At that time, a man or woman will be able to marry a black fly or guinea worm (if he really loves it.) It shouldn’t be illegal to love. Imagine how intolerant the people of today will seem to people 100 years from now.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Orwell was a true visionary. His book, 1984, is one of the most inspiring works I have ever read, depicting a truly marvelous world in which accredited experts rule over society, hate speech is banned, and accredited media outlets disseminate filtered, real news to the masses. Progressives strive every day to turn Orwell’s vision into reality, and with each great leap forward, the world moves one step close to nirvana. Thank you Orwell for your wisdom and vision for a free and truly egalitarian society – may you rest in peace and may your spirit live on in the minds of progressives all over the world!

gdpbull
gdpbull

And don’t forget his book Animal Farm, which was very instructive. For example, Squealer, the spokes pig for the head pig Napoleon, told the other animals “Napoleon would like for you to make your own decisions, but what if you would make the wrong decisions? Where would we be then?” Such wisdom is what is needed more today in our present day society. The problem we are having today is people thinking for themselves. That’s how we wind up with the president elect Trump. Next election should be all super delegates.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

So true. Animal Farm also taught us that although we are all equal, some people are more equal than others – these people would be the highly accredited experts in the media, government, central banks and top corporations. Orwell laid out the blueprint for a progressive society, and all we have to do is put it into action! Orwell truly was a visionary!

richandrenee

What a fabulous article Pbier. I finally got time to read the book – wow. Thank you for recommending it – it really does lay out a system where humankind can finally be free. I found some of the terminology a little patriarchal but once I substituted loving big brother for loving big government it was better.

I went ahead and read the fable by the same author. You mentioned that you didn’t like the horse which I agree with – but I couldn’t stand the cat. The idea that someone can live outside of government regulation yet still expect the benefits is so repulsive that I almost threw up.

In general I don’t like cats much at all – although I do understand why someone may keep a pair of Siamese cats.

Being vegan I respect all animals – it’s just personal preference.

Black Lives Matter

Have you read Henry Kissinger’s “World Order”? If you liked 1984, you’ll LOVE World Order. I really see it as a companion work to 1984. Hillary Clinton wrote a glowing review of the book for the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hillary-clinton-reviews-henry-kissingers-world-order/2014/09/04/b280c654-31ea-11e4-8f02-03c644b2d7d0_story.html?utm_term=.ae352108cc8b

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Thanks for the link BLM. If Hillary likes it, then it’s definitely worth a read. Her book, “Stronger Together” was truly groundbreaking. It’s so sad that she’s having to go through a recount before she is able to implement her vision for this country.

Black Lives Matter

That orange pig Trump is doing everything he can to stop the votes from being counted. He is a total fascist.

Thonathan Dunham
Thonathan Dunham

Will we ever shatter the final glass ceiling. As an ally, it sickens me to see all these cis white men trying to hold Hillary back just because they think a woman can’t run the country. If only they could all learn to check their privilege, the world would be a better place.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I would expect no less from an accredited publication such as the Washington Post, who were also the first to give credit to the highly acclaimed PropOrNot project. It amazes me that George Soros and Hillary Clinton haven’t won peace prizes either.

Black Lives Matter

Kissinger was so humble that he tried to return his 1973 award! That probably caused the Nobel Committee to think twice about awarding it to him again. What a statesman! He’s right up there with Al Gore and Yasser Arafat in my book!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Picture a boot stomping down on the face of mankind forever.

Yep, thats what Orwell’s progressive believe is/was.

vdv
vdv

30 years and counting, we are yet to achieve Orwell’s grand vision, as spelled out in 1984. If we could get Hillary in, then we can be a progressive society of socialistic group-think, all-inclusive double-think and accredited newspeak. Trumpf, go away and join your Russian masters.

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