Lady Liberty The Whore

Personal safety, economic prosperity, these are the narcotics of a slave class or as Mary Poppins taught us, the little bit of sugar that helps the medicine go down. The tragic reality is the medicine that is being made palatable to us is fascism and torture; though today the commissars call them privatization and interrogation. Individual wealth, personal success and liberty have become so conflated that Liberty herself is consumed by the insatiate avarice of corporate greed and imperialism. She hides away in the shadows, remembered only at times of economic distress.

Liberty has become nothing more than the whore of industry, of capitalism. Rather than being honored as the ground of democracy and the patron of capitalism, she has merely become another cog in the mechanism of profit.

And for this I weep.

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