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Redefine Freedom: The Lie that Benefits us All

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Redefine Freedom: The Lie that Benefits us All
Freedom is defined as “the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” It is explained to be an all or nothing; there is no black and white with freedom. The Trap stands to say the within the confined of the prevailing systems of democracy and government there is no such thing as freedom but simply the illusion of it. The Trap goes back in time and isolates the moments when the idea of freedom slipped away and became a mirage engrossed in concepts of equality, normality and control. Adam Curtis, the producer of The Trap, reminds us that the government was elected under oath to “liberate the individual [from bureaucracy].” Although what the trap stands to show us, that we live in a society full of lies, is undeniable, one can also argue that the society that we live in fulfills that requirements of freedom we suggest.
To be truly free in the western civilization you must be able to reach the goal of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Trap believes that even though people believed that they were more oppressed back in the days, it shows that it’s worse now because back then people knew they didn’t have freedom, they knew they were being controlled but now we’re being controlled and we don’t even know it. “Human beings will always betray you. You can only trust the numbers.” It’s believed that the only thing that can be trusted is numbers for they had no bias or self-interest.
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