|Frida:||(Spitting on the sidewalk.) Isn't naive to expect significant freedom in a world with so many billions of people?|
|Ning:||(Pretending not to notice) Well, can any one person answer that question?|
|Frida:||(ignoring Ning's comment) Freedom is a mirage – we are all slaves in some way or other.|
|Ning:||(Deciding to short-circuit the whole conversation.) I hear that the weather will be cloudy today.|
|Dmiritri:||(Attempting to rescue the conversation) Ah, yes – the weather!|
When I support government policies and avoid controversy I seem "free" When I don't worry about injustice or upset hegemonies I appear to have liberty Yet if I question too much or threaten existing elites this mirage vanishes & the limits soon become crystal clear regarding how much I can do or speak If I persist any further punishments merely increase All people have their breaking points & Yes – I support the system! Yes – it's wonderful to be free!