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Aphorism on freedom and serfdom.

Submitted: July 15, 2016

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Submitted: July 15, 2016



No single body or being should act as the sole harbinger of worldly destinations, as the notion of such entities is superficial to the nature of the self. Human consciousness is a constituent element of the universal consciousness, and the pretentious pursuits of an indoctrinated will are obligated to, and will manifest in, the posture of obedience if it is rendered fearful.  Fear, of course, is a reaction to confrontations between the self and perilous conditions -- but it is a distraction to one's consciousness when this instinct is, with purpose, over-exploited.  To wit: threats perceived are threats obeyed, and this due to the one's internal fear of committing his or her consciousness to the nonsensical, unacceptable wonders of the self, and in lieu of this becoming kowtow to the idea Orwell ominously observed, in that serfdom somehow shares the same nature as freedom.  But, it can be arguably maintained, there is a synergistic quality to their relationship. Chaos and Order, for example, were counterbalanced foes whose effects were ultimately beneficial to the Egyptian landscape, because the chaotic flooding of the Nile restored the order of potency to soils in which many crops took root, sustaining the lives the ancient Egyptian people for thousands of years.  America's fashion of materialistic freedom has flooded the landscape and spawned the rotten crop of serfdom -- a negative counterbalance, because the soils were nourished with impure waters. The idea of freedom is relative to the system that deems it to be free. And where there is mass consumption encouraged, serfdom is surely to exist -- as to consume requires the means to do so, and the fulfillment of this requirement is to desire the promise of freedom.  Yet, as per the precession of circumstances, the less jobs exist, the less people can afford to consume, and prices of commodities and services will rise due to a lack of profits (as only a lack of production will drive prices down) -- and the promise, thus, will be broken. It is upon this realization that it becomes apparent that freedom is consumption.  All humanity, on some level, though it is very much a subconsciously recorded rendition, can distinguish the presence of pervasive harmony -- a balanced motif of its transcendental purpose. But it is not heard correctly because of all the external exhibitions of riotous noise that distort it -- and the self, in effect, resorts to seeking the advice of the robotic wisdom of rationales programmed with the bland contentions of traditional identities.

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