The Free Mind can see a world beyond the grasp of such tyranny. Masses of weak are manipulated to extend the reach of a diabolically empowered few. Ancient systems built to retain remain - perilous hampering is product of alignment.
The transcendent ones: Freedom of internal dialogue is the mark - freedom of external dialogue is the evidence.
Fearful of questions, fear creates the enclosure - note the vicious cycle.
In a world currently so well connected, the outcome should clearly be the expansion of many minds in the most free terms. Where massive amounts of information is available, many have the opportunity to truly explore all known sides of an argument while also contributing to the discussion! This is the nature of the "intellectual territory", a state of mind where any questions are asked and the answers are freely sought and discussed. All of this may be internal, but we come often to crossroads where we must affect the world - prepare in wisdom.
The entertainment binds the minds of many. Traditional dogma holds the perpetual attention of many, still, but even those bound within the writings of a book are massively affected by the flashing of a screen. Where we have the opportunity to gain access to information at a rate previously unseen - also comes the opportunity of endless life vicarious.
The bound mind is, in this world I have seen, bound mostly by the wrappings of an intentional Mage. Clear directives delivered repetitiously and episodically unto a social norm formed. Generations of ancestors have succomb... some never to conceptualize beyond the media world, I find it troubling - shocking even - to come into contact with people who are not individuals. The bound mind is part of a collective... it cannot bound itself in uniquity, it would still have the power of objectivity... a power relinquished in order to offer no challenges to the status quo... a status most often fallacious.
Shocking to me... yet ongoing. Daily the encounters of the bound mind... occasionally they lash out - occasionally hostile. Most often evasive, though in passing the assumption of my adherence to their norms is generally given. Questions are intolerable, always intolerable. Often the illusory identity is vehemently asserted and grand negative assumptions are placed upon the base of complete ignorance. They know not me, but they fill their minds with thoughts of who I am - references to their past; media generated... the mirror treats them same. Questions are dangerous to this mindstate, creating a vicious cycle where they only hear support and grow deeper into the illusion while shunning reasonable dialogue.
As such. The free mind is dangerous to the ancient systems of manipulation. Freedom is the ability to have an objective internal dialogue - to analyze independently. Our free Society pivots upon the formation and exchange of independent ideas... measuring tangible ideals against current norms, action to activate this reality.
The Free Mind Activates
Self-Actualization in the Grand Scheme.