Getaway From Liberty

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was smart as well as persuaded the trees that due to the fact that his take care of was constructed from timber, he was among them.

  • Turkish proverb

Erich Fromm was a German/US social psycho therapist, philosopher and also author. He composed the seminal publication Retreat From Freedom during the 1930s, when Adolf Hitler was rising to power in Germany. Fromm defines exactly how liberty is frightening to some individuals, and exactly how they will select to give up their liberties to a tyrant like Hitler.

The typical motif is fear. Individuals quit their liberties since they are afraid.

Fromm suggested that freedom itself can often be the source of anxiety and stress and anxiety, compeling us to discover ways to leave from freedom. One of the ways to get away liberty, Fromm suggested, is via authoritarianism. Allow Big Brother make the decisions, it’s much easier by doing this since then life’s obligations are lifted from our shoulders. Fromm said that the surge of Hitler was a perfect example of running away liberty with tyranny.

Authoritarians, slave drivers, eco-lunatics, and also clinical bio-fascists are excellent at spreading fear. Political leaders and also institution board participants who permit young boys into ladies’ bathrooms to rape them (as taken place two times in Loudon, Area Virginia with the same perp) represent themselves as timber to the trees, even when the axe reduces into the tree trunk.

When I was maturing the fear was of nuclear destruction. The US and also the Soviet Union remained in a terrific struggle, with nuclear bombs the utmost tool. Fear of nuclear battle was made use of to terrify the population and resulted in a huge boost in “protection” investing and the production of what Eisenhower called the military-industrial-complex.

During the 1960s to today, environment change has actually also been a fear-mongering method used to scare the black out of the worldwide populace. “A brand-new glacial epoch is coming” has alternated with “worldwide warming will certainly lead to disastrous loss of life on earth.” These two scare tactics are, certainly, pseudo-scientific rubbish. Ice core information from Greenland as well as Lake Vostok in Antarctica program, over the last million years, continuous temperature level rises and falls, intermixed with Ice Ages. Glacial period occur roughly 100,000 years apart, and the last ice age ended about 18,000 years ago.

After 4 billion years of development, Gaia will not activate humanity and also the life it has produced. The idea is, appearing, silly.

In 2020 and 2021, one more and much more efficient scare method has arisen: the undetectable opponent. The propaganda and also pseudoscience surrounding COVID-19 has actually ruined sensible disagreement. COVID-19 and also the vaccines remained in the start being created as well as utilized to conserve lives. Now we have unscientific and also totalitarian vaccine requireds being required, worldwide, on populaces in several nations.

If the environment adjustment fear and also the pandemic fear strategies fall short, the psychotics who run our institutions will certainly revert to their utmost opening card: The fake alien invasion. This scare method is being held in book in case the lockdowns and also mandates don’t function to squelch those annoying individuals who reject to surrender their liberties. The circumstance will be, “evil aliens with sophisticated stellar technology are below to destroy us.” OR, “the humane space brothers as well as sisters are below with life-saving technology to guide the mankind to an optimistic future.” Both sides of this fraud conceal its real function: the population of earth should unite in a Collectivist - communist, fascist, or technocratic - [] hive mind society ruled from above by a few with (apparently) superior wisdom or innovation. It’s occurring now.


Anti-social individualities, lunatics, and psychos just have one motive: fatality, destruction, as well as individual gain. It’s easy to see through their plans since all of them are based in worry.

All of them invite you to be reduced by the axe, since “the axe is just one of us.” Don’t buy it.

Kenneth James Michael MacLean has actually written 8 inspiring books, over 100 content-rich posts, as well as produced 4 videos. Get in touch with Ken at

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