“Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost.”
~ Josiah Warren, “Equitable Commerce”. Book by Josiah Warren, 1848.
The essence of freedom is based on individual sovereignty, while the essence of servitude is based on compliance and obedience to false authority. Any claimed authority is illegitimate if it is not voluntary, and therefore administered by force. That means that all government authority is improper unless each and every individual agrees with that governance, and also has the ability to throw it aside, and leave at any time of his choosing. We have never lived under a system that allowed real freedom in this country.
In order for freedom to exist, it is up to the people at large to ensure that no government has enough power to infringe on the liberty of any individual citizen. Obviously, the people have failed miserably in any effort to secure individual independence, as every aspect of life in the United States is now surveilled, regulated, monitored, and controlled by a government claiming to be sovereign over the individual, and all of this is enforced by brutal and violent means. In order for people to wake up to their own servitude, and care enough to take risk to change, they have to have enough individual incentive to seek that on their own. That is not evident yet, and because people still clamor to be led instead of ruling self, the situation is worsening at every juncture.
The most telling aspect of this phenomenon is the near total compliance by the general population of mandated mask wearing and social distancing. By acquiescing to these orders handed down by the political class, it is apparent that the masses are nothing more than slaves, and are either totally indifferent or ignorant of any reality concerning their own well-being or any natural desire for freedom. When people en masse are willing to take orders from a controlling force called government, then they become the greatest threat to the whole, which means they are the greatest threat to the individual sovereignty of all.
Thinking of this in logical terms should scare the living daylights out of any sane person. How can a country that claims to be the most free on earth, a country of well over 300 million people, give up everything they have worked for and gained in life, everything they hold dear, and cower and hide in the shadows hoping that they will be granted by their masters a partial return to normalcy if they do as they are told? They do this because they have been fooled into believing that a common flu will attack and kill them all. Never mind that there are no additional deaths, there is no pandemic, and that no so-called virus has ever been found to exist. It has never been isolated or separated, never been identified, and never satisfied Koch’s Postulates to prove that it is even real. How could so many be fooled by a lie so obvious? Is this simply because of what the master propagandists claim when they say the bigger the lie, the more that will believe it? Or is it just that so many have become dependent on others telling them what to do and how to live for so long that they no longer have any desire or ability to question false authority?
Mask wearing and social distancing are nothing more than compliance tests used by the controlling ‘elite’ to see how weak and pathetic this population has become. This was necessary in order to find out if this country was ready to be taken over by the few oligarchs in power. All indications are that the America of the past has come and gone, and all that is left is a once dynamic and strong land now filled with mindless and obtuse citizens with robotic personalities waiting for their next order. As I wrote recently:
“Forced mask wearing due to political control over people is a major aspect of the tyrannical response to this fraudulent virus ‘pandemic.’ Social distancing, forced testing, quarantines, mandated business closings, temperature checks, mass surveillance, and any number of other atrocious invasions of privacy are all demeaning and oppressive, but the state and local orders supported by the national political and ‘health’ organizations to wear masks, is especially instructive of the real agenda sought. That agenda is as clear as day, and is being implemented not only as a test of mass societal compliance, but also to force people apart and to remove closeness, expression, and emotion from the human psyche. This is a purposeful state exercise with the intent of destroying the spirit of the American public, leaving only a society of unfeeling and obedient drones awaiting the next order handed down from on high”.
People that live in constant fear have no ability to think or reason. Their primary goal is to seek safety regardless of the consequences. Their ability to love and care for others is diminished, and their compassion for friends and family disappears in an effort to attain what they falsely believe to be self-preservation. By becoming completely indifferent to their surroundings and personal relationships, they become dangerous to themselves and others. The ruling class fully understands this dynamic, and has used it to gain an advantageous position of power over the entire country. We are in the midst of a coup that is turning one against another, and all against all. The people themselves are being used to destroy each other, and all those that comply with the state’s directives to hide their faces with a mask, to eliminate expression, and to isolate themselves from friends and family, are not only destroying their own lives, but are a great risk to all others. There is no excuse for this behavior.
Masks and distancing will lead to vaccination, and once a majority receives any fraudulent Covid vaccination, physical and mental problems will escalate, and sickness will become prevalent. Every aspect of the state’s plan for population control, takeover, and global reset is dependent on compliance by the herd at every stage of tyranny. So long as the crowd continues to submit to these draconian mandates, the plan will be able to be advanced. The biggest push to further this nefarious agenda is coming soon, and continuous compliance by the people will guarantee a state of totalitarian rule.
“Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.”
~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Unsourced)
Gary Barnett is a retired financial advisor and estate planner, and managed money for clients in his business for over thirty years.
Gary has been writing about a full range of topics concerning freedom and liberty for many years, and has written for lewrockwell.com, The Future of Freedom Foundation, and several other publications over that time.
He considers it a great passion in life to learn and continue to educate himself, and to promote and spread the ideas of liberty to all who are willing to listen.
Freedom does not happen due to politics or constitutions, it can only exist in the minds of individuals.