It’s all been a lie.
Defeating the Germans in the World Wars.
Monarchy is Noble.
The NHS our pride and Glory.
Churchill a Great Man.
The Government protects our freedoms.
Princess Diana Queen of Hearts
Diversity is Our Strength
It’s all been a lie and this list is not exhaustive.
It is so easy to just believe what you’re told because (another list coming)
You want to be liked.
You don’t want to get into trouble.
People will disagree with you.
You may be left out of things.
You won’t get a certain job you think you want.
You won’t be able to travel to a certain place you think you like.
Fear holds you in place.
Fear makes a coward of you.
Fear makes you smaller than you can be.
There’s the famous line in the Matrix.
“I can’t go back, can I?”
Once seen, you cannot un-see.
Once understood, you cannot ignore anymore.
It’s a bleak feeling understanding that people/organisations/whatever you thought cared about you really don’t. It’s why self-reliance is at the heart of courage. Being self-determined requires huge bravery because the likelihood is you will get a lot of backlash for it.
Look at what happened during the Covid-Lockdowns.
I was called by people very close to me a “radicalised, conspiracy theorist.” and you and I know the connotations attached to such a label.
Needing to be liked and accepted and acknowledged by others is the biggest trap people fall into and most do it willingly.
Escaping the Matrix will leave you feeling very alone and some don’t recover. But when you realise that throughout history, a handful of people left the plantation, broke free from serfdom to make the world we enjoy today, would you want to stay in prison anyway?
Stefan Molyneux says we are tax livestock and he’s right. He also says, “to see the farm is to leave it.”
Open your eyes, stand tall and walk out in the bright, beautiful world. There’s more good out here than bad.