There is a curious balancing act between safety and freedom.
To have one you have to sacrifice a piece of the other.
I posed the following question to my children…
Imagine you are a bird.
You can choose between:
- Life in a cage. It is safe, warm and food and water is provided for you, but you can never fly. You also do not know who is looking after you or if you can trust them to do so. They could be a benevolent father figure. They coud be Dr. Moreau.
- Life outside a cage. You have to find your own food and shelter. There are dangers and adventures. You can fly wherever you want to go. You safety, your future is in your own hands.
My children answered unanimously – Freedom.
I am not a paranoid conspiracy theorist.
I don’t believe that the world is run by reptiles disguised as human beings.
I do think we need to look closely and carefully at the small group of men and women we have entrusted our safety and security to.
We’ve given them an enormous amount of power and trust, but do we really believe they have our best interests at heart?
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I found a series of quotes that were said a long time ago by one man. I won’t tell you who said them until the very end.
Read them and think carefully about what they mean for the world today.
Every day we give away a few more grains of freedom in the name of safety. Safety from enemies with no faces. Enemies we have been told are our enemies. Have we stopped to ask if they really are?
Is war and bloodshed worth lower unemployment?
Is oil worth its weight in death?
Is safety worth your freedom?
And the man who said the words above?
That would be Adolf Hitler.