I don’t know about you but my anger grows bigger than any fear of the State. That’s not to say that I’m not nervous – a little apprehensive in these precarious times. But Christ! If being angry about corporatised politics and economic malfeasance are to be viewed as a threat to my own or another government; if being disturbed by my government’s or another’s need to capture my mind is perceived as unreasonable; if I am to be restricted in my civil and natural liberties because I may destabilise the ‘Top Table’… If such things are to be considered as dangerous dissent rather than democratic comment; if that makes me an enemy of the State – of my own country…
We live in precarious times. I’m not going to reel off a detailed list. If you’re awake, you know what the themes of common grievance are. I’m not alone. People and Peoples throughout the human world are agitated, many, to the point of desperation. Some, through fear, denial, self-preservation – whatever – do nothing. They go about their daily lives as best they can and I get that, after all: reconciling one’s short-term and long-term prognoses are tricksy features of conscious living.
Others, in mercifully growing numbers, rail loudly in physical and etheric throngs, against all manner of Common and localised injustices. Some groups and individuals are ‘known’ in their home nations while a few – remarkably few, are globally famous and infamous.
I’m not. I’m not an important or public person with any particular influence. I’m not writing this as some fabulously brave journalist or whistleblower. I am a mere minnow in the grander scheme and I’m not sure if that makes me more or less secure, but it’s my world too and I’m damned if I’m going to be cowed into self-censorship for a Government’s sake.
I believe in the freedom to think and speak freely. It’s a symptom of Free Will that, despite Man’s best efforts, still exists on the higher levels of my psyche. It isn’t a man-made right, but a biological benefit of brain. It is a divine and therefore sacred right, of my soul, if you please.
I don’t incite in any dark meaning of the word. I am not a terrorist. I am not predisposed to physical violence. I’m not an extremist. I’m not a traitor under any law, Natural or Man-made. In fact, I spend my life observing and processing my polarised views in order to walk with strength and Grace upon Reconciliation’s path. I don’t seek personal advantage at the expense of another and I would rather melt than deliberately manipulate the Free Will of others. I’m certainly not a bad person just because I’m cross. No, dear Reader – I’m just alive and awake.
So, if any person, company or so-called Authority thinks to have jurisdiction and to take action in reliance on the fragmented contents of my mind, they are seriously misguided. If I let the staff intimidate me into submission then I will be a shallower, hollowed person: I will have betrayed myself.