ONCE WHEN WE WERE FREE
No More Fake News
October 16th, 2012
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Weâre so much more sensible now. We donât live our lives as much as weÂ arrangeÂ them and organize them. B follows A. D follows C. We take our medicine and our shots because the doctor says so.
Weâre careful, because accidents happen.
We donât say whatâs on our minds a lot of the time, because other people might pass that on, and who knows? We might get into trouble.
But once upon a time, when we were young, we were free. We didnât take any shots and when we got sick we recovered. We were stronger than kids are now. We didnât ask for much protection and we werenât given much, and we survived.
There was no talk about the needs of the group. When we went to school, we werenât told about ways we could help others. That was something we learned at home. We werenât taught about The Planet. Instead, we learned to mind our own business, and it wasnât considered a crime.
When we played games, adults werenât hovering or coaching every move we made. We found places to play on our own, and we figured it all out. There were winners and losers. There were no plastic trophies. We played one game, then another. We lost, we won. We competed. Losing wasnât a tragedy.
There were no childhood âconditionsâ like ADHD or Bipolar, and we certainly didnât take any brain drugs. The idea of a kid going to a psychiatrist would have been absurd.
People were who they were. They had lives. They had personalities. They had eccentricities, and we lived with that.
There was far less whispering and gossip. There were fewer cliques. Kids didnât display their possessions like signs of their identity. A kid who did was ignored, even shunned.
Kids never acted like little adults. They didnât dress like adults. They didnât want to be fake adults.
Our parents didnât consult us about what we wanted. We werenât part of the decision-making process. They didnât need us for that.
We werenât âextra-special.â We werenât delicate.
No one asked us about our feelings. If they had, we would have been confused. Feelings? Whatâs that? We were alive. We knew it. We didnât need anything else.
We could spot liars a mile away. We could spot phonies from across town. We knew who the really crazy adults were, and we stayed away from them.
We didnât need gadgets and machines to be happy. We only needed a place to play. If you wanted a spot to be alone, you found one, and you read a book.
There was no compulsion to âshare.â
School wasnât some kind of social laboratory or baby-sitting service. We were there to learn, and if we worked hard, we did. Teachers knew how to teach. The textbooks were adequate. Whether the books were new or old didnât matter.
Kids werenât taught how to be little victims.
Sex was a private issue. You were taught about that at home or not at all. You certainly didnât learn about it in school. That would have been ridiculous.
Some of us remember being young, and now, we still have that North Star. We still donât take our shots and medicines. We still donât take every word a doctor says as coming from God. We still know losing isnât a crime or an occasion for tragic theater.
We still know how to be alone. We still think gossip and cliques are for morons. We still feel free. We still want to live, and we do.
We still resent intrusion on our freedom, and we speak up and draw the line. We still like winning and competing. We still like achieving on our own.
We can spot self-styled messiahs at a hundred yards.
As kids, we lived in our imaginations, and we havenât forgotten how. Itâs part of who and what we are.
We arenât bored every twelve seconds. We can find things to do.
We donât need reassurances every day. We donât need people hovering over us. We donât need to whine and complain to get attention. We donât need endless amounts of âsupport.â
We donât need politicians who lie to us constantly, who pretend weâre stupid. We donât need ideology shoved own our throats. Our ideology is freedom. We know what it is and what it feels like, and we know no one gives it to us. Itâs ours to begin with. We can throw it away, but then thatâs on us.
If two candidates are running for office, and we donât like either one, we donât vote. We donât need to think about that very hard. Itâs obvious. Two idiots, two criminals? Forget it. Walk away.
We donât fawn, we donât get in other peopleâs way. We donât think âchildren are the future.â Every generation is a new generation. It always has been. We donât need to inject some special doctrine to pump up children. We remember what being a child is. Thatâs enough.
When we were kids, there was no exaggerated sense of loyalty. We were independent. Now, we see what can be accomplished in the name of obligation, group-cohesion, and loyalty: crimes; imperial wars; destruction of natural rights.
It didnât take a village to raise a kid when we were young, and it doesnât take one now. Thatâs all propaganda. It panders to people who are afraid to be what they are, who are afraid to stand up for themselves.
We donât feel itâs our duty to cure every ill in the world. But it goes a lot further than that. We can see what that kind of indoctrination creates. It creates the perception of endless numbers of helpless victims. And once thatâs firmly entrenched, then magically, the endless parade of victims appears, ready-made. When some needs have been met, others are born. The lowest form of hustlers sell those needs from here to the sky and beyond. They make no distinction between people who really can use help and those who are just on the make.
We didnât grow up that way. We donât fall for the con now.
When we were kids, the number of friends we had didnât matter. We didnât keep score. Nobody kept track of the count. That would have been recognized in a second as a form of insanity.
As kids, we didnât admire people simply because other people admired them. That was an unknown standard.
We were alive. That was enough. We were free. That was enough.
It still is.
When we were young, we had incredible dreams. We imagined the dreams and imagined accomplishing them. Some of us still do. Some of us still work in that direction. We havenât given up the ghost just because the world is mad.
The world needs to learn what we know. We donât need to learn what the world has been brainwashed into believing.
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Contributed by Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News.
The author of an explosive collection,Â THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thÂ District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
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