Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Awareness often first step towards liberty

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for March 27, 2019)

People are often their own worst enemies. They listen to those they should ignore or laugh at while they ignore (or laugh at) those they should listen to. It's always been the same.

Harriet Tubman, the 19th Century abolitionist, is quoted as saying, "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed more if only they knew they were slaves."

It's the libertarian's dilemma. People don't like to notice their chains even when that's about all it would take to break them. It's too painful to admit they aren't as free as they should be, so they don' the rest...

Added: Here's the headline this same column was giving in the print edition...

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