It makes her feel trapped whenever she thinks about it. And Phryne hates nothing more Now with slightly expanded first chapter, added second chapter and the briefest of brief epilogues.
Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of the Interior? The Department of Homeland Security?
The Department of Agriculture? The Food and Drug Administration? The Department of Labor? Our systems of entertainment? Our prisons and schools? Who determines our trade and environmental policies? Who imposes austerity on the public while enabling the looting of the U.
Treasury and the tax boycott by Wall Street? A disenfranchised white working class vents its lust for fascism at Trump campaign rallies. Naive liberals, who think they can mount effective resistance within the embrace of the Democratic Party, rally around the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who knows that the military-industrial complex is sacrosanct.
Both the working class and the liberals will be sold out. Our rights and opinions do not matter. We have surrendered to our own form of wehrwirtschaft. We do not count within the political process.
This truth, emotionally difficult to accept, violates our conception of ourselves as a free, democratic people. It shatters our vision of ourselves as a nation embodying superior virtues and endowed with the responsibility to serve as a beacon of light to the world.
It forces us into a new political radicalism. This truth reveals, incontrovertibly, that if real change is to be achieved, if our voices are to be heard, corporate systems of power have to be destroyed.
This realization engenders an existential and political crisis.
The inability to confront this crisis, to accept this truth, leaves us appealing to centers of power that will never respond and ensures we are crippled by self-delusion. The longer fantasy is substituted for reality, the faster we sleepwalk toward oblivion.
There is no guarantee we will wake up. Magical thinking has gripped societies in the past. Those civilizations believed that fate, history, superior virtues or a divine force guaranteed their eternal triumph.
As they collapsed, they constructed repressive dystopias. They imposed censorship and forced the unreal to be accepted as real. Those who did not conform were disappeared linguistically and then literally. The vast disconnect between the official narrative of reality and reality itself creates an Alice-in-Wonderland experience.
Propaganda is so pervasive, and truth is so rarely heard, that people do not trust their own senses. We are currently being assaulted by political campaigning that resembles the constant crusading by fascists and communists in past totalitarian societies.
This campaigning, devoid of substance and subservient to the mirage of a free society, is anti-politics. No vote we cast will alter the configurations of the corporate state. The wars will go on. Our national resources will continue to be diverted to militarism.Free will is an illusion - and must be exposed Sam Harris ABC Religion and Ethics 27 Apr False beliefs about human freedom skew our moral intuitions.
The Mississippi River might as well be a national symbol; it's definitely a majorly important symbol for Huckleberry Finn. It represents freedom and possibility—but also, maybe, the problems of a drifting life. Freedom certainly could be an illusion, along with reality itself.
Your brain could now be connected to a supercomputer that is feeding you synthesized perceptions.
You cannot know otherwise. Is freedom just an illusion in today's society? Is life just an illusion? Is society an illusion? Is matter an illusion? How? Tosh.0 Cewebrity Hamish Patterson (aka The Illusion) goes on an adventure on spaceship earth, where i interview people talk politics, adventure with my family, live my life, surf, skate, and Views: 72K.
Freedom Planet is currently the newest video game series in Chronicles of Illusion. Lilac, Carol and Milla originated as Sonic fan characters created by DeviantArt user Ziyo Ling.
However, Lilac was originally a hedgehog before being redesigned into a dragon. Feb 08, · Humans are really enslaved in a big human farm with the farmers creating an illusion of freedom to make more profits for them but everything is now culminating to an end.