GIVE ME LIBERTY, OR GIVE ME A SENSE OF SECURITY
Recently an obscure politician from a western province leapt to
international stardom and shocked the world when he made an
accurate statement: "In this present crisis, government is not the
solution to our problem; government is our problem." He said this,
and then intensified the stupifaction of humanity by adding: "It
is not my intention to do away with government. Rather, it is to
make it work." Not many bothered to analyze the showman's words,
but the few who did could not help but notice the obvious
contradiction. Analogously what was being said was: "Death kills.
I have no intention of doing away with death. Rather it is my
intention to make it kill more efficiently."
Although the man who made this speech left Hollywood quite a few
years ago, a careful consideration of what he was saying clearly
shows that he either is a liar, or still living in Fantasyland.
Despite the fact that the rest of that particular address was
totally devoid of any relation to reality, it was circulated around
the globe, and caused innumerable reasoning creatures to ask
themselves: "What can America be thinking of?" An apt question.
While the Inaugural words sounded very beautiful and inspiring,
when examined in the light of logic and the dictionary, they made
absolutely no sense.
Freedom is a concept, and a very important one. So important that
many people have been tricked into believing they were taking other
lives for it. They were deceived. Freedom means the ability to
make a decision. While it is something worth living for, it is not
a thing which is won through killing. The polished entertainer in
question frequently used the words "freedom" and "liberty," which
had a very nice ring. However, the context in which each of those
words was used clearly and continually indicated what the
politician really meant to say was "money." Money is a thing which
many people will readily kill for, but none wish to die for. Since
it is much more dignified to die for "freedom," it is politically
expedient for someone trying to convince others to kill or risk
their lives for money to use the word "freedom" instead. It sounds
much more civilized.
One of the more useful tricks in the deceiver's bag is flattery.
Hedonistic cowards don't like to think of themselves as hedonistic
cowards. When a deceiver tells them that they are heroes, the
cowards will squirm with delight and readily digest any other crap
that the deceiver hands them. The dictionary says that a hero is
a great warrior, or one who has done something valorous and
outstanding. When the producers and consumers of consumable goods
are called "heroes," those selfish cowards may find it a great
source of delight; but simultaneously it deprives the word "hero"
of all meaning.
If "money" means "freedom" and "hero" means "coward," then "love"
means "hate" and "God" means "devil."