Thursday, September 24, 2009

Surrendering our freedoms, an American tradition

I spoke with a colleague today about "defending our preferred way of life," which he described vaguely in terms of rights and freedoms. I asked whether he preferred working eight hours a day under the conditions set by our employer, several more under conditions served up by another; and, in either case, surrendering his constitutional rights by doing so!

On closer inspection, it was revealed that my colleague actually devotes very little time to practicing his "preferred way of life," and the better part of it to securing somebody else's. In fact, most of his waking hours are spent in forfeit of his cherished rights completely!

I left him with the time-honored working class motto: As long as you need permission to pee, you are not the one who's free.

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