This meme about our lack of real freedom reminded me of the American band Rage Against The Machine. True to their name, they are calling us to fight for our freedom, and our lives. They are promoting the importance of a major shift in the way we do things.
The way that guitarist Tom Morello describes our system makes sense to me. I, like most of us, have direct experience with what he is talking about.
He says, "America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you've lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn't belong to you."
He also figures that the number two freedom in America is the freedom to starve.
The land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy..."
- Rage Against The Machine, Know Your Enemy