We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. Duration 13 minutes.
This is the story of your enslavement...
...how it came to be
and how you can finally... be free.
Like all animals, human beings want to dominate and exploit the resources around them.
At first we mostly hunted and fished and ate off the land...
but then something magical - and terrible - happened to our minds.
We became - alone among the animals -
afraid of Death...
and of future loss.
And this was the start of a great tragedy - and an even greater possibility...
You see, when we become afraid of death...
...of injury and imprisonment...
...we become Controllable...
and so... valuable...
...in a way that no other resource could ever be.
The greatest resource for any human being to control
is not natural resources or tools or animals or land
You can frighten an animal, because animals are afraid of pain...
in the moment.
But you cannot frighten an animal with a loss of liberty...
...with torture or imprisonment in the future...
...because animals have very little sense of 'tomorrow'.
You cannot threaten a cow with torture, or a sheep with death.
You cannot swing a sword at a tree and scream at it to produce more fruit...
...or hold a burning torch to a field and demand more wheat.
You cannot get more eggs by threatening a hen...
...but you can get a man to give you his eggs by threatening him.
This 'Human Farming' has been the most profitable...
...and destructive occupation throughout history....
and it is now reaching its destructive climax.
Human society cannot be rationally understood until it is seen for what it is...
...a series of Farms...
...where Human Farmers...
...own HUMAN Livestock.
Some people get confused because governments provide healthcare..
...and water ...and education ...and roads
...and thus imagine that there is some 'benevolence' at work.
Nothing could be further from ...the reality.
Farmers provide 'Healthcare' and ...'Irrigation'...
to their 'Livestock'.
Some people get confused because we are allowed certain liberties
..and thus imagine...
...that our Governments 'protect' our freedoms.
But farmers plant their crops a certain distance apart to increase their yields...
...and will allow certain animals larger 'Stalls' or 'Fields'
if it means they will produce more meat...
In your country...
...your 'Tax Farm'...
...your farmer grants you certain freedoms - not because he cares about your liberties...
...but because he wants to increase his profits.
Are you beginning to see the nature of the cage you were born into?
There have been 4 major phases of Human Farming...
The first phase, in ancient Egypt, was direct and brutal human compulsion.
Human bodies were controlled but the creative productivity
of the human mind
remained beyond the reach of the whip, and the brand, and the shackles.
Slaves remained woefully under productive and required enormous resources to control.
The second phase was the 'Roman model'
wherein slaves were granted some capacity for freedom, ingenuity and creativity
- which raised their productivity.
This increased the wealth of Rome - and thus the tax income of the Roman Government
and with this additional wealth, Rome became - an Empire,
destroying the economic freedoms that fed its power...
I'm sure that this does not seem entirely unfamiliar...
After the collapse of Rome, the feudal model introduced the concept of 'livestock ownership'
Instead of being directly owned, peasants farmed land that they could retain
as long as they paid off the local Warlords.
This model eventually broke down due to the continual subdivision of
and was destroyed
during the Enclosure Movement, when land was consolidated
and hundreds of thousands of peasants were kicked off their ancestral lands
because new farming techniques made larger farms more productive
with fewer people.
The increased productivity of the Later Middle Ages created the excess food
required for the expansion of towns and cities.
Which in turn gave rise to the modern Democratic Model
of Human Ownership.
As displaced peasants flooded into the cities, a huge stock of
cheap human capital became available to the rising industrialists..
and the ruling class of Human Farmers quickly realised
that they could make more money
by letting their 'Livestock' choose their own occupations.
Under the Democratic Model, direct slave ownership has been replaced
by the 'Mafia' Model.
The Mafia rarely owns businesses directly
- but rather, send thugs around once a month
to steal from the business owners.
You are now allowed to choose your own occupation
- which raises your productivity -
and thus, the taxes you can pay to your masters.
"Value this time in your life, kids"
" 'cause this is the time in your life when you still have your choices"
"and it goes by SO fast!"
"When you're a teenager, you think you can do anything... and you do!"
"...your 20's are a blur"
"...30's, you raise your family, you make a little money..."
"...and you think to yourself... - what happened to my 20's?"
"...40's you grow a lil' pot belly, you grow another chin!"
"...the music starts to get too loud..."
"...one of your old girlfriends from high school becomes a grandmother..."
"...50's you'll have a minor surgery - you'll call it a 'procedure'"
" - but it's a surgery..."
"...60's you'll have a major surgery, the music is STILL loud but it doesn't matter"
"because you can't hear it anyway!"
"...70's You and the wife retire to Fort Lauderdale..."
"you start eating dinner at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.."
"you have lunch around 10, breakfast the night before!"
" - then spend most of your time wandering around malls"
"..looking for the ultimate soft yoghurt muttering "How come the kids don't call? -How come the kids don't call"?"
"In your 80's you'll have a major stroke, and you end up babbling to some Jamaican nurse who your wife can't stand,"
"but who you call 'Mama'.."
Your few freedoms are preserved because they are profitable to your owners.
The great challenge of the Democratic Model
is that increases in wealth and freedom
threaten the 'Farmers'!
The ruling classes initially profit from a relatively 'free' market in capital
- and labour,
but as their livestock become more used to their freedoms - and growing wealth
they begin to question why they need 'Rulers' at all...
Ah well... Nobody ever said that Human Farming was easy!
Keeping the Tax Livestock securely in the compounds of the Ruling Classes...
...is a three phase process.
The first is to indoctrinate the young
through government "Education".
As the wealth of democratic countries grew, governments schools were
in order to control the thoughts - and souls of the Livestock.
The second phase is to turn citizens against each other
through the creation of 'Dependent Livestock'.
It is very difficult to rule human beings directly through force...
...and where it can be achieved, it remains cripplingly under productive
- as can be seen in North Korea.
Human Beings do not breed well or produce efficiently in direct captivity.
Ah, but if Human Beings believe that they are 'free',
then they will produce much more for their 'Farmers'.
The best way to maintain this 'illusion' of freedom is to put some of the Livestock...
...on the payroll of the Farmer.
Those 'Cows' that become dependent on the existing hierarchy
will then attack any other 'Cows' that point out the violence, hypocrisy and immorality
of Human ownership.
"Officers positioned 'Grant' face first on the floor with one officer near his head..."
" - a second near his back and a third officer standing nearby."
"There appeared to be a brief struggle, then a 2 year veteran Bart officer stands, "
"...draws his weapon"
[observing crowd shrieks]
Freedom is Slavery.. ...and Slavery is Freedom.
If you can get the 'Cows' to attack each other,
whenever anybody brings up the reality of their situation,
then you don't have to spend nearly as much controlling them directly.
Those 'Cows' who become dependent upon the stolen largess of the 'Farmer'
will violently oppose any questioning of the virtue of human ownership.
...And the intellectual and artistic classes - always and forever dependent upon
the 'Farmers', will say to anyone who demands freedom from ownership
"You will harm your fellow Cows".
The 'Livestock' are thus kept enclosed by shifting the moral responsibility
for the destructiveness of the violent system
to those who demand real freedom.
The third phase is to invent continual external threats so that the frightened
Livestock cling to the protection of the Farmers.
This system of Human Farming is now nearing its end.
The terrible tragedies of modern Western economic systems
has occurred, not in spite of, but because of past economic freedoms.
The massive increases in western wealth throughout the 19th Century
resulted from economic freedoms
...and it was this very increase in wealth that fed the size and power of the State.
Whenever the Livestock become exponentially more productive
you get a corresponding increase in in the number of 'Farmers'
...and their dependants.
The growth of the state is always proportional to the preceding economic freedoms.
Economic freedoms create wealth...
...and the wealth attracts more thieves and political 'parasites'
whose greed then destroys the economic freedoms.
In other words, freedom metastasises the cancer of the State.
The Government that starts off the smallest will always end up the largest.
This is why there can be no viable and sustainable alternative
to a truly free and peaceful society.
A society without political rulers - without human ownership
- without the violence of taxation and Statism.
To be truly free, is both very easy - and very hard.
We avoid the horror of our enslavement because it is so painful
to see it directly.
We dance around the endless violence of our dying system
because we fear the attacks
of our fellow Livestock
But we can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see.
To see the farm is to leave it.