Rollin' Like Sisyphus

So You Wanted Independence…

Posted in We All Fall Down by Huckleberry on July 5, 2013
Running away with it. Plus, I have no idea what anything in this picture has to do with the Fourth of July, at all...

Running away with it. Plus, I have no idea what anything in this picture has to do with the Fourth of July, at all…

Fake bombs, replica flags, and not a decent rampart to be found anywhere.
It’s almost like the assurances of our independence aren’t entirely on the level.
We have a holiday, nominally devoted to the celebration of a free society, safe under the watchful protection of a battalion of Homeland Security agents in heavy tactical gear, not even allowing The People to explode their fake bombs as free individuals, but ushering The Free into local parks, where trained professionals explode the fake bombs for them, with varying degrees of success.
At this point in the game, I can’t decide which is worse: realizing that I am not a free man, or all the sunshine blown up my rectum insisting that I am, so long as I don’t run too fast, go too far, or play with scissors of any kind. Say what you want about the horrors of despotic governments; at least The People know where they stand.
We had a king.
We had a parliament.
We had stifling taxes and tariffs.
237 years and look how far we’ve come.
Can’t see the starting line?
Look down, you’re still standing on it.
What is a Free Man? One train of thought gaining popularity is that, if you’re free in spirit, free in consciousness, you’re liberty is greater than that of the individual possessed of complete agency.
No. This “Free in the Head/Free in the Heart” notion is not freedom.
It is the philosophy of the prisoner.
A philosophy which, as it turns out, is closer to the historical norm of the human condition than anything else has proven to be.

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