Friday, August 21, 2009

Freemen or Serfs?

In medieval Europe, "freemen" could bear arms, travel without permission, marry without permission, and look a knight in the face. "Serfs" could not.

Which are we?

Hints: Show up at an airport with even a pocketknife. Ask to buy a ticket to Cuba. Try to get married without a license.

At least we can still look our leaders in the face. Well, we could if they weren't surrounded by security details. Do they ever wonder why they need to be afraid of us?

1 comment:

Mo said...

Insightful perspective. Thanks for sharing it. It does indeed make me wonder just how free we really are.