Which Would You Rather Be: Fed or Free?

Last month, in her speech at The Democracy Fund event, Dr Julie Ponesse posed some questions to her audience:

How free do you feel? Raise your hand up if you felt more free 2 years ago? How about 10 years ago?

So, I’ll ask it again, “how free do you feel”? How free are we?

Which would you rather be: fed or free?

She goes on to ask:

Why does it seem that so many today are choosing the life in the cage?

Talking about rights these days seems to either fall on deaf ears or be dismissed as irrelevant ..… or even selfish. There is a frightening majority in this country that simply doesn’t believe that anything that truly matters is being lost.

Have we decided that a life of comfort, security and conformity — if that is even possible — is worth the price of freedom?

How can you rally a people to stand up for their rights when they don’t think their rights are slipping away?

What use is there in trying to emancipate someone who doesn’t realize she is not truly free?

What if you’re blind to the cage that has been erected around you? What if you helped to build it?

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9 Responses to Which Would You Rather Be: Fed or Free?

  1. Shy Ted says:

    I wouldn’t say we’re “choosing” life in a cage. I’d say it’s being forced upon us.

    Dr. Julie Ponesse is a professor of ethics who has taught at Ontario’s Huron University College for 20 years. She was placed on leave and banned from accessing her campus due to the vaccine mandate.

    Good on her, I simply left. As she’s in Trudeau’ Canadia, sorry, Castro Junior’ Canadia, she should well understand that we won’t be voting our way out of anything. Plan B, perfesser?

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    Plan B, perfesser?

    She was brave to stand up against the vaxx, spoke out about it, and lost her job for it.

    She does share her plan, both in the previous speech, and here.

    At the end of this speech, she says:

    Let’s not be like the fox. Let’s cross our arms. Speak up. Refuse to comply. Ask questions. Dismantle the cage.

    What we need to be free again, to get our country back, is already inside each of us

    It’s time to choose courage! (In spite of fear!)

    Will you join me?

    “If not us, then who?
    In the words of Hillel the Elder, “If not now, then when?”

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  3. FlyingPigs says:

    Good post KC.

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  4. A Suggestion says:

    This is the stupidest proposition I have ever seen from these numpties.
    Has no-one heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?
    Freedom comes a poor last in relation to being fed and seeking shelter. You can’t care about freedom if you’re starving.
    In our modern world, to have shelter and be fed requires money. Money is obtained on loan from those that have it. It follows that those that have money, control everything – including the satisfying your needs. Withhold money, needs don’t get satisfied.
    You can only achieve freedom if your needs are satisfied unconditionally.

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  5. John A says:

    It’s time to choose courage! (In spite of fear!)

    Courage is doing what you know you have to do, even whilst you are fearful.

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  6. Dot says:

    Freedom comes a poor last in relation to being fed and seeking shelter. You can’t care about freedom if you’re starving.

    I would have rather starved than be forced to kill people in a concentration camp.

    Maybe I would have buckled under the pressure, but not everyone is a dumb beast. Some people have volition and a conscience, god forbid, courage – we’re not all NPCs.

    Some people are crafty buggers too and can fool the gaolers.

    “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”


    Psychology 101 strikes again.

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  7. Whalehunt Fun says:

    For me it depends on who is in the concentratiom camp. Just as I am happy with the new euthanasia bill. I have a long had a list waiting for when one is legislated and we can clean up the nation. Most of them are politicians but there are some so-called journalists. No one has asked me yet. Is there somewhere I need to send my suggestions? Do we get to vote maybe? Person with most votes goes first? Sadly Gough Whitlam is crossed off my list. Very sad about that.

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  8. mh says:

    ‘Has no-one heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?’


    I think I had to read up on that when getting someone through an Enrolled Nurse course.

    It didn’t leave a lasting impression on me.

    And as a side note, the only hospital nurse to die from Covid in Australia was fully vaxxed with no underlying health issues, and all the unvaxxed nurses have been sacked. I wonder what Maslow would say. Maybe that we are all stark raving mad.

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  9. A Suggestion says:

    We are not saints.
    It’s why revolution is only a weeks starvation away.

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