You’re about as free to act as a programmed computer. You’re about as one-of-a-kind as a dollar bill.
|—||Chuck Palahnuik, Invisible Monsters|
Big government can only be held together by lies…and that’s why the truth becomes treasonous.
If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reason for a Bill of Rights.
The great lie is that it is ‘civilization’. It’s not civilized, it has been literally the most bloodthirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. That is not civilization that’s “the great lie.” The great lie is that it represents ‘civilization.’ That’s the great lie, or if it does represent civilization and it’s truly what civilization is; then the great lie is that civilization is good for us.