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?