We Love Freedom! Wait, What's Freedom?

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The US Government’s
agenda to lobotomize the majority of Americans has been an unequivocal
success.

Americans now
live in one of the world’s least free prison camps yet when asked
they will tell you they live in the land of the free and, on top
of that, they are attacking and occupying countries who did nothing
to them because "they hate us for our freedom"!

They’ve been
indoctrinated all of their formative years in mandatory children
concentration camps (public schools or private, government regulated
schools) and the Government and Federal Reserve has destroyed the
economy to the point that it is the rare mother who actually stays
home with her kids. Mom and Dad are both out working because they
can’t afford not to. And even if they can, the government promotes
"women’s liberation", which like all government programs,
means the opposite of what it is called – and Mom works a full day
before returning home exhausted and then giving her kids another
few hours of brainwashing via television to complete the full day
of programming. They even call it that right to their face… "we
now return to your regularly scheduled programming". It’s okay,
no one ever figures it out.

And if the
kids get upset at having to spend eight hours per day in kid jail
they are immediately trotted off for their ingestion of toxic chemicals.
Adderall. Prozac. Whatever… anything to keep them dumbed down
and in line.

You can always
spot an American anywhere in the world – not just because they take
off their shoes and belt at every airport. Once in Thailand I was
in a taxi with an American friend. We drove past a place that looked
like it had difficult working conditions (it was a small sewing
factory that didn’t appear to have air conditioning in the dense
heat of Bangkok).

He said, "That’s
a sweatshop!"

I agreed. They
almost certainly were sweating in there! It was hot as hell.

"That
should be shut down!" he intoned.

I tried to
explain to him that in Thailand the Government doesn’t regulate
things like that. People of free will are allowed to make their
own choices on whether they will work in those places or not. And,
in fact, if they had government regulation, all it would mean is
much less jobs as employers couldn’t afford to employ as many people
as they otherwise would (this may ring a bell for most manufacturing
enterprises in the US).

His only response
was, "What’s the government regulated minimum wage here?"

I just hung
my head and sighed.

Then, recently,
in Mexico, I had met an American and we were walking along when
a car flew by in the city at about 80 mph.

"Whoa!
What’s the speed limit here?" he asked, shocked.

I told him
there are no speed limits.

He responded,
"That’s terrible!"

Yes. Yes. Americans
love that freedom, don’t they. As long as it is fully regulated,
taxed and overseen by some government bureaucrat.

Even the Tea
Party, which is supposed to be the most freedom-minded of the political
affiliations in the US has attracted entire throngs of "freedom
loving" people who are dependent on government programs and
don’t even know it.

One of the
siren songs of the tea party lately has been, unbelievably, "Goverment,
keep yore hands of my medicare!"

It’s so hard
to spell properly after 12 years of government education, after
all.

But, yes, the
point, spelled correctly or not is… We are against government
involvement in our lives! Now, get out of here and stop messing
with our medicare, social security and student loans, goddamn commies!

Cornell University
recently did a study to see if Americans equate the money they receive
from the US government with government “programs”. They
asked Americans if they had ever used a government program.

43% of people
on unemployment “benefits” said no. 43% of Medicare recipients
said no. 44% of those on Social Security said no.

And to top
it off they asked college students receiving Government "education"
assistance if they were the recipients of government program and
53% of them said no.

So, we have
now reached the point where the majority of 300 million+ people
have no idea what freedom is … have no idea where the money they
receive comes from (over 50% of US citizens are net tax recipients)…
and who think that the money they get comes from some magical pot
o’ gold called "Obama’s stash".

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it?

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Reprinted
with permission from The
Dollar Vigilante
.

August
25, 2011

Jeff
Berwick [send him mail]
is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the
libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The
Dollar Vigilante
. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies,
investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper
during and after the US dollar collapse.

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