Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tyranny of the sheep

As a libertarian, a goat in society, I like to think most people treasure freedom.   I know I am kidding myself.

Most people dislike, nay hate, personal freedom.  Most people, the sheep, want nothing more than for someone else to take responsibility for their lives.  Freedom scares them.  Freedom means they have to think about and plan for the future.  Most people don't even bother to make a will despite the fact that the inevitability of death makes this an obvious thing to plan for.

Simply put the sheeple will vote or campaign for someone, anyone, to take care of them.  Loss of liberty is meaningless to them. The sheeple are the people who vote for the mainstream and extremist parties.  They will always vote for perceived security over liberty.

I hang out in the libertarian blogosphere. However this is a personal comfort blanket which hides the depressing fact that most people are freedom hating sheep and always will be.