Having taken a step back from this blog for a while and not really having the time to write anything anyway while I try to make as much money and secure enough provisions as I can before this whole thing blows sky-high, I can honestly say that I don’t think people want freedom.
Freedom must be maintained, it must be protected and defended. It is an infant, a constant infant. Freedom never grows up and is able to fend for itself. It never moves out and walks its own path. Without active and violent defense, it is a meal for the circling wolves of government, of tyrants. That is a distinction without a difference as there is no government without tyranny.
I have been horrified over the past several years at how much freedom we willingly surrender. Now, we actually pay to have voice recognition recorders in our homes all for the convenience of sitting on our butts instead of getting up to dim the lights or turn on the oven. Yes, the big companies advertise these things as “smart speakers” but they are not speakers, they are listeners, monitors and if you put one of these things in your home and did not realize that they can and will listen, monitor and record your private (if there is such a thing today) conversations, God help you. If you did so knowing that you would be monitored and your conversations recorded for future reference, or subpoena, then your transition to a good comrade is complete.