An Ode To Freedom
Regardless of what people believe about COVID19, its origins and severity; it’s quite concerning the number of people who bow down to external authority without question.
History (that is known at least) tells us that it isn’t wise to openly trusting governments and big corporate powers.
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.” ― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson.
Here in the UK, we have essentially moved back into lockdown using the governments’ tier’ system. There isn’t any solid science to back any of this up, which is evident when questioned. But once again, the concerning issue is how known liars, with a horrific record, stand on stage and tell us how we can live our lives.
It may be simplistic to say – ‘they can’t tell me what to do, I’m a sovereign being’. And I agree that it is a pretty simplistic world view if you are not spiritually and emotionally developed. However, when you have done a lot of inner work, there is no need for a government to play a significant role in your life. Only immature ego’s require this form authority… a manifestation of substandard parenting perhaps?
“Government has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government.” ― G.K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organised State.
At one point, do we say enough is enough? How long is it going to take the average person to stand up and be counted? Businesses are going under. We have no idea how many jobs have been lost yet because of government programs prolonging the inevitable. The economic impact will be felt for at least a generation with unavoidable repercussions.
Do We Despise Freedom?
It raises the question.
With freedom comes responsibility; they are intrinsically linked. I call them siblings, with responsibility being the sister of freedom and liberty. Perhaps we actively avoid freeing ourselves of inner and outer tyranny because we fear taking responsibility for our lives.
‘Let the government or take control of our lives and keep us safe; that way, we don’t need to take responsibility. You can have some of my freedom in the process… it’s a good trade’.
As a collective, we are craving this external authority, so we keep voting them in. The only way out of this mess, is inwards. Self introspective work to become whole as individuals and inevitably elevate in consciousness. Nothing else will suffice.
Let us all discern the wolves in sheep’s clothing. (Barack Obama is a great example.)
“We do not choose political freedom because it promises us this or that. We choose it because it makes possible the only dignified form of human coexistence, the only form in which we can be fully responsible for ourselves. Whether we realise its possibilities depends on all kinds of things — and above all on ourselves.” ―
“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” ―