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John A. Lancaster

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When Freedom Goes

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To take what little control anyone has over their own journey through this world filled with uncertainty, to protect one’s fate against the vagaries of man, to discover one’s own raison d’etre is Freedom. But even with all the autonomy a human being can possibly have, life can only get but so close to utopia. There are sure to be some affairs that cause the perfectionists to think that if only they could’ve whispered in God’s ear when he was building humanity, then things would be a lot better. Hm― And like some devious genie out of a bottle, the state issues a wager. They’ll handle all those unpleasantries that run afoul of your sensibilities. They’ll even use all your favorite buzzwords so you know that they’re taking your interests into account. In return, you give them the materials they need for rearranging the order of things ― Your rights! Now when the dust is settled, there will be a new order. There will be new social processes There will be new resource allocation. And there will be new grievances. There will be new state directed crusades to regiment some ideal society. Then one day, you’ll find that within all those sacrifices for promised wellbeing was a license issued for your freedom to be trapped in an hourglass with each passing grain of sand slowly eroding it’s very existence. Along with your freedom, your ability to act will be so withered that you’ll be unable to break through the constraint of even the thinnest veil. At that point, slavery will be manifested and all you’ll have left to control is how much you hope. *Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash **More of my spoken words can be found here johnalancaster.com/category/spoken-word


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