The Illusion of Freedom

One of UK author Keith Farnish’s Ten Tools of Disconnection used by the system, and one he spoke about in our recent conversation based on his book Time’s Up: An uncivilized solution to a global problem, was “Selective Freedom.” His example was the selective freedom to vote — but is it really freedom when there’s no substantive choice between candidates Tweedledum and Tweedledee?

This quote from Frank Zappa seems a fitting underscore:

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, pull back the curtains, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.

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