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Freedom

Posted on the 26 June 2013 by Aca The Underground

By Anton

Any self proclaimed socialist should support the absolute freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the freedom to choice how to live. One may say that, under the current socio-economic system of capitalism, we have all that. The truth is that we are are not free.

The state continues to moralistically regulate our lives, with the ‘war on drugs’ and the prohibiting of materials. The whole matter becomes revolting when you realize that our governments have sent people who are essentially trained killers on government payroll to Afghanistan, which, coincidently, has massive amounts of oil and opium poppies. Quite frankly, I don’t care whatever substances you decide to inhale, or inject, or snort, but I see no reason why you shouldn’t be able to take aforementioned substances.

We know we are not free; everything we do in the Internet is seen by PRISM, and every move we make is watched by CCTV cameras. If all these security measures are to guard us against and watch terrorists, then we are all the terrorists. Suspected terrorists can be held for 90 days without charge- that’s more than enough time to torture a confession out of any dissenter that poses a threat to the state. Orwell’s 1984 may have been written about Stalin’s Russia, but our society is close to reflecting an Orwellian dystopia.

Any rumours of democracy are false. It’s not a democracy because we’re voting for a class; we live under a bourgeois dictatorship, and whoever gets elected to represent us will just serve the interests of the ruling class. That’s why nothing changes through voting.

On this position I stand with the anarchists: people should be able to do whatever they want as long as it doesn’t infringe upon the freedom of others.


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