“The word “freedom” brings out the communities of men to fight against every kind of force, against every kind of authority, even against God and the laws of nature. For this reason we, when we come into our kingdom, shall have to erase this word from the lexicon of life as implying a principle of brute force which turns mobs into bloodthirsty beasts.” – Protocols of Zion
The word “freedom” has frequently been used, and continues to be used in current times, by both malicious subverters and genuine radicals (not to mention the status quo authority) to rally support. It is a dangerous term, but danger is best dealt with not by running away from it, but by acquiring immunity to it. Therefore we advocate not dismissing the term as innately deceptive, but rather defining it to leave no scope for deception.
The opposite of freedom is slavery. Slaves are, by definition, not free. Does this mean that slaves have no liberty to do things they enjoy doing? No. The living conditions of many slaves throughout history were often moderately comfortable. They had decent food and housing, leisure time after work, private, familial and social lives of their own; some were highly educated and contributed to academia. Most importantly, they were content with their lives. In fact, it is mostly in the slavemaster’s practical interest to make them feel sufficiently content that they are not motivated to rebel.
They are slaves not because they are disallowed liberty, but because they are allowed liberty conditional upon obedience to the slavemaster. As such, clearly it is the pleasure of liberty itself by which they are enslaved, as their willingness to obey the slavemaster is proportional to their desire for the pleasure they can derive in return via the liberties given them, which could range from money and technology to social status and subjacent dominance over others. To make clear this process of enslavement, liberties could be referred to as Goy biscuits.
“Animals kept in cages may well have a peaceful life, and may well be well-fed, but they are still in cages.” – David Myatt
Freedom, then, is emphatically not the same as liberty. Rather, freedom is the condition whereby obedience cannot be obtained by any offer of liberty. If we view liberties as the actions which the slavemaster has decreed can be performed with no negative consequences, then freedom is the willingness to face any and all possible negative consequences for one’s actions, for only in such a state of mind is one prepared to act in opposition to the slavemaster without reservation or constraint. Freedom is not a tangible profit acquired after successfully opposing the slavemaster, but is the act of opposition itself. And hence freedom cannot ever be given to anyone by anyone else; it is a purely spiritual idea.
“In the course of history no people has ever been made a present of freedom, and if freedom did cost nothing no people would ever keep it! Freedom has a high price, and men must ever struggle to preserve it.” – Adolf Hitler
The free are those who reject the entire system of incentives (bribes) and disincentives (threats) by which a slavemaster exerts control. The free are those who cannot be bought. We may be prisoners, but we are yet more free than slaves, for the very need to imprison us physically implies that we have refused to bargain spiritually with the slavemaster. Freedom is not liberty, but defiance.
Mel Gibson: “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”
Many people who would rather die than be enslaved, but more would rather be enslaved than die. And as long as it is the free who die and the slaves who live in every social upheaval, in other words as long as natural selection favours slavery over freedom, the situation will not improve. What can we do to change this?