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Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

How the Elite Trap You in Their Unfree World

Posted by M. C. on November 13, 2020

Joe Jarvis

The government is a big trap designed to keep people in its orbit. You are supposed to work within the context the government provides to live your life, make money, and affect social change. Or you’re at least supposed to be too afraid of the government to step out of line. But even rebelling against the government directly is part of the trap. It means you have accepted the importance of the government– that it is capable of controlling you. Harry Browne identified different “traps” like these that we fall into in his 1973 book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2TX0Xvl (Amazon affiliate link) His main point was that we each have the power to be remarkably free, but we get tricked into believing our freedom is outside of our own control.

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