Someone lamented about America being ‘Free’ in 1948, the year Orwell’s 1984 was published. I thought about that a minute and couldn’t agree, facts stated otherwise.
What freedom? Japanese internment camps because those Americans had the appearance of being oriental? Blacks in the South were segregated, couldn’t use the same toilets, restaurants, bus seats as whites?
What about the Joe McCarthy anti commie purge and black lists which destroyed lives.
The Constitution never lived up to its name in the land of the “Free” as it inconvenienced too many small minded ‘folks’ who had too much power.
Freedom was lost when the South was not allowed to separate.
What about those Mexicans living in what used to be Mexico and is now the US or the people in Alaska which used to be Russian? What if they didn’t want to be part of the good old USA but were merely bought or sold like merchandise.
There has been a separatist movement in Hawaii but they are treated like nutters. When I was there last, many natives had to work two or three jobs to survive while some gringo with coin lived on their most beautiful lands.
And don’t forget the draft, forcing the young into military slavery fighting wars in foreign lands which had nothing to do with self defense.
Last but not least the Trail of Tears, when Native owners to the great land were and are living on reservations? They claimed the white man spoke with two faces. That is, was and will be true…
The USA says one thing, does another. Always been that way. If it weren’t for the power of Hollywood selling the fantasy of a noble and good America, it is no different than many other countries and probably less free than many.
By the way, don’t forget to mow your lawn or keep your garage door open too long, someone may complain and you may get thrown in jail and please do not carry too much cash as the cops will steal it.