“The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits. They forgot El-ahrairah, for what use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy’s warren and paying his price?”
― – Richard Adams
For those that may not be familiar with the story, it is about a group of rabbits that have been forced to leave their homeland or face certain destruction. On their journey to find a new home they come upon
America a warren where all the residents live in happiness. Their is an abundance of food for which they do not have to work, no worries of any kind. Oh yes, it seemed that someone had made their warren ‘Great Again’. Only the outsiders could see what was really happening. They were being kept fat and happy by The Orange Man humans for a reason.
Perhaps the moral of this story is,
If our leaders tell us what we want to hear and give us what we think we want then we will not pay any attention to the knife that is slowly slicing away our freedoms.
To that, I must scream