We think we are free entities.
We believe we have the freedom to choose what we want. We think we have free will and can make our own decisions.
But, we are wrong .
Think about this.
You believe you are an individual, unique person? In the United States (can’t speak for other countries) we are assigned a number when we are born. It is called the “social security number.”
You think you can independently identify yourself? We are also assigned to have a label, it is called “first and last name.”
You think you have freedom to choose your way of life ? Most families raise their children in a religious or cultural organized system and tell them what to believe. They are also taught how to view the world , and it becomes their reality.
You believe you can do whatever you want without restrictions in this society? In reality, we cannot do most things without the government’s permission.
We are not allowed to drive a car unless we have a government appointed license, which we physically have to carry with us every time we drive.
We cannot get an education unless we are assigned a school or a private certified teacher and a student number.
We obtain a job only if we have a government given identification card and ( you guessed it) a social security card.
We cannot get officially married unless the government gives us a marriage certificate. Or have and adopt children without the government forcing us to appoint them a birth certificate or permission ( and a fee) to adopt.
We cannot buy groceries unless we have a currency or food stamp card fabricated only by the government . Even if you go to a food bank, you have to present a government given identification.
We cannot even travel to other countries unless this government gives us the ok to do so through a passport .
Your fingerprints serve as further evidence that the government knows who you are.
We cannot vote for whoever runs in government without being registered by the government itself to vote.
We cannot fish, hunt, carry a weapon, own a farm , or climb a mountain without some sort of government intervention.
We have to dress up a certain way and refrain from being completely naked in public if we don’t want someone to report us to authorities .
We cannot even be homeless without worrying about a government official telling us where we cannot sleep or obtain food, which are basic needs.
Sounds extreme? I agree , but that’s the way it actually is in today’s society.
In summary , we are not free human beings after all.
We are basically owned by the government .