It is possible to know everything about anybody. We don’t know how to evaluate the information. We don’t know what we should be paying attention to. We are horrified by what we see on the internet which is now creeping into the news. We don’t want it to exist in the world. But where are the boundaries? Can I even be free in my own head? To think what I want to think? Or can I be considered a criminal for my very thoughts? Not even actions, thoughts.
Who are the people that get to judge my thoughts? Who are they that get to scrutinize and judge me? Sitting in their ivory towers, with their puritanical judgements, priding themselves on never having stepped into the mire of the low brows. Are they not the living dead? They feel superior to me because they are refusing to live life and make mistakes.
The people that are watching us have no business watching us and no ability to evaluate us. Sexual repression turns into perverted expression. Those sitting in judgement are not making things better they are part of the problem. Closeted freaks. Gone is the country where we could say, “I may not agree with what you say but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.” We are not allowed to speak or even think something that is unpleasant.
We do not have the positive freedoms that our founding fathers granted us, we have negative freedom. We are no longer free to, we are free from. Free from freedom, free from relationship, free from freedom of speech, free from pursuing our own happiness, free from failing, free from succeeding. All we can do is trudge along and allow unseen corporate oligarchs reappropriate the wealth that we have created at their whim through taxation, manipulation, or overt theft, as in the case of the stock market and the sub-prime mortgage dropout.