Of all the concepts and ideas discovered and formulated by man, the most important by far, is freedom. It is this idea that forms the foundation for a free and just society. As New Zealanders we consider ourselves lucky to have a comparatively high standard of living. But all this is relative and based only on perceptions and standards of a false economy created by the fascist oligarchs. An economy fuelled by fiat money and designed for enslavement through the unethical practice of usury. So when posed with the question, if one is free, most would believe they are. Yet everyday we give up certain freedoms in exchange for government sanctioned privileges and benefits as well as signing up to a never ending cycle of debt. As philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe famously stated “There are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”.
Oxford defines Freedom as:
- personal liberty, as from slavery, bondage, serfdom etc
- liberation or deliverance, as from confinement or bondage
- the quality or state of being free esp. to enjoy political or civil liberties
- the state of being without something unpleasant or bad; exemption from immunity: freedom from taxation
Freedom will have a very different meaning for each of us, but when broken down to its very essence...freedom is the unrestrained ability to evolve. It is the ability to push the boundaries created by others so you may define your own. Freedom is the courage to think for yourself, to seek answers to questions many would prefer you didn’t ask. It is as much the journey to the truth as it is the truth itself. Unfortunately, everywhere we look there are those with a vested interest in maintaining our ignorance. As the old adage goes "knowledge is power" and so long as they prevent us from asking the relevant questions, they will always have power over us.
Our view of slavery, is that of an endless line of naked, black men, shackled and led onto purpose built sailing ships. These images are burned into our minds from countless movies and documentaries. So long as we are not in that predicament we consider ourselves free. But slavery takes many forms and for the majority of us we live in times where the slavery is so subtle we truly do believe ourselves to be free.
Our right to freedom has been recognised and affirmed as being unalienable by various national declarations throughout history including the Magna Carta and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. All of these are simply words on paper and are meaningless if you choose to ignore them...or worse...choose to raise your children as slaves.
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the US Declaration of Independence and its 3rd president feared economic enslavement through usury to be the biggest threat to freedom. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Two centuries later we not only find the American people at the mercy of the banking institutions and Wall St, but their poisonous tentacles have infected every soul on the planet. What Jefferson feared would befall his nation has now come to pass...an oligarchy of foreign banking elites, bringing a once powerful nation...and the world, to its knees.
We here in New Zealand, like most other countries have a Democracy. This same system is supposedly the benchmark for freedom and happiness. In fact it’s often used as an excuse to invade nations and “make the world safe for democracy”, but over time does the complete opposite. As well as inhibiting our freedom it allows officials to impose duties and obligations on us from cradle to grave. With our birth certificate we lose our identity as a free and equal sovereign created by God, and become a legal entity created by government, so therefore subservient to it. Failure to comply with government policies and conform to established thought, will inevitably lead to some form of punishment. Sadly however, in most cases, long before we attract the ire of the government bureaucrats, we are challenged and some shamed into submission by our fellow citizens. Some of whom, are those we hold dearest to us.
Governments inhibit our freedom via statute laws for the preservation of the ruling class, but if we, the people, knew our rights, then we’d understand that they can never take them away. Nor can we give them away. The worst we can do, is to choose not to use them. If we were all allowed to evolve and reach our true potential, we as individuals and as a race would be phenomenally more advanced, on every level, than we are today. It is these standards that we must be allowed to create ourselves and aspire to. This is where real freedom, happiness and true success lies.
Guaranteeing the peoples freedom is the cornerstone of any society with which all governments of the world need to build from. No better example of this, exist, than the Declaration of Independence for the united States of America.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government...
This document is one of many throughout history which forms the blueprint of freedom and it is just as relevant in any part of the world today, as it was back in 1776 in the united States of America.
"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty" -Plato