What Cost Freedom?


It seems that some people readily give up their freedom for security. But then bizarrely, demand that others around them do the same, feeling threatened by the freedoms that other choose to keep. All manner of reasons are given, but most often, for the collective good. Those who are not capable to make decisions for themselves are then scooped up under the moral grandstanding mantra of, "no one left behind." Because of course it is done "with the best intentions".

The road to Hell is paved with the best intentions.

This is then used by the opportunists as the foundation for a highway to Hell.

To even question is not to be permitted, because this obviously demonstrates a deviancy from the mandatory belief in one and only one idea for the collective good. These people are to marked and dealt with later when prevailing manufactured mood allows for the hunting down and disposal of the unclean, the scapegoats of the new normal.

Those who shout loudest in denial and pointing the finger of accusation at others, are often most guilty of the very thing they decry.

Thus we see an inversion, where the greatest of evils are justified in the name of the good.

"What Price Freedom?", Leo Plaw, 30 x 24cm, oil on canvas

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