Caught in the Matrix

So you spend 40 to 50 hours per week working for someone else because you choose to?

No you don’t. You are trapped in a system whereby the natural resources of the world, which are your birthright, are squandered by corporations. You are forced into dependence on a perpetual debt based economy, of which your energy and labour, are used as surety for the creation of a usurious money supply with ever decreasing value. You are but cattle to be used as the real controllers of this world, the money lenders, see fit. The product of your entire life’s work is already claimed by your masters before you are even born. You are dumbed down by the “education” system to repeat a State sponsored curriculum instead of being taught how to think for yourself. Your mind is bombarded with propaganda via the news media. You are trained to worship what used to be court jesters, but are now labelled “celebrities.” Your life is not your own; you have been conditioned to such an extent that you are almost completely unaware of your indentured servitude. In fact, you are like a caged animal with the door wide open. You could simply choose to walk out, but you have become so inured, so dependent on the system that enslaves you that the responsibility that comes with freedom seems like a very scary concept to you.

Schools as Indoctrination Centers

“Schools train people to be ignorant, with style. They give you the equipment that you need to be a functional ignoramus. American schools* do not equip you to deal with things like logic; they don’t give you the criteria by which to judge between good and bad in any medium or format; and they prepare you to be a usable victim for military-industrial complex that needs manpower.”

“As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re gonna be alright. But if you go beyond that then you’re gonna have these grave doubts that give you stomach problems, headaches…make you want to go out and do something else. So, I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming out.”

-Frank Zappa

Natural rights are inherent, not given by the state

Rights do not come from any legislative body. They are inherent in the fact that you are a living, sentient being. Government is a fictional creation and so only has the authority to act within the limited scope of its own framework. It can offer concepts such as ‘civil rights’, which are merely created privileges; your natural rights exist independent of state declaration. You don’t need to ask permission to participate in perfectly Lawful activities. You do not need a permit to exercise basic fundamental rights. But declaring you have rights while not exerting them is tantamount to not having any, as you only have the rights you are willing to actively assert.