You hear the word freedom bandied about
in politicians’ speeches, newspaper columns
and on social media by nobodies who
think because the platforms are there they ought
to use them to spout opinions best kept under wraps.
Wars in the name of
Surveillance in the name of
Hate speech in the name of
Bullying in the name of
Day in day out, professional and amateur morons alike do
the bad guys’ work for them in the name of freedom.
Because what is done in the name of freedom
must, by definition, be the right thing.
Newspeak at its best.
I’m sure I’ve said this before: Dystopia is my default setting. You’ll never get something upbeat out of me when you throw ‘freedom’ at me.