Tuesday, October 09, 2001

post 5c

i found this from a couple of months ago - still worth a read...

freedom is a mirage
freedom is a catch phrase to enlist the impoverished
freedom incites the oppressed to rise against those currently holding power
freedom is a nice juicy carrot on a string
freedom is a whip on broken skin

america is no more free than the soviet union was
america doesn't want freedom
america wants ordered voracious consumers,
independently wealthy money-makers,
happy service industry slaves,
wide-eyed watchers of tv that believe everything.
“a well balanced breakfast is toast juice milk and cereal.”
have you ever mixed juice and milk?
can you say lobbies, kickback, and campaign contributions?

and people are upset by this thought
they act surprised and outraged as if they never thought of it before
they’ve marched for freedom
shot guns for freedom
formed hate groups for freedom
and the media watched it all and recorded every second
“god bless america,” they yelled rabidly,
“land of the free (spending)
and home of the brave (sports enthusiast).”

americans don't really want freedom
they want comfort
and there’s comfort to be had
at a price
and that price is freedom,
their freedom,
and the freedom of the rest of the world

freedom is one new empty shoe
freedom is the promise of desert rain
freedom is a willing chain of slavery for the poor
freedom is elusive, deceptive, illusionary
freedom is a scapegoat
freedom is an excuse to be miserable
freedom is a slot machine jackpot

freedom is just a lullaby

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