Just another story among many reinforcing why you should never become reliant on others for your well-being.
The European Union is threatening to hold back millions of euros —$150 million — in cohesion funding to local areas in Poland due to their declarations and stances against LGBTQ ideology.
They initially act like benevolent benefactors: here, you need help with this aspect of your life, so accept our money, assistance or guidance.
That’s all well and good, but it is very easy to, over time, become dependent on that assistance. Without it you can’t pay your bills, your lights will be turned off, your water service will end, you’ll be evicted, you’ll starve.
Which gives them power over you. When you do something, say something, think something that they don’t approve of, they threaten to turn off the tap. You will comply or else.
This works at all levels, from the no or low income people in the US who are dependent on the welfare state, to states dependent on federal government grants, to organizations dependent on twitter to get their message out, to individuals dependent on facebook to share pictures of their grandkids.
Dependency inevitably results in slavery.
Why do you think the left is so all-in for “single payer health care”? When the single payer is the government and you are dependent upon them for your medications, doctor’s visits, life saving treatments…you are their slave.
You want your cancer treatments this month? You’re going to have to give up that earth killing gasoline car and cut back on your electricity use. It’s all to save the planet you know.
You want your blood pressure medication? You need to delete those “transphobic” tweets where you said that people with penises shouldn’t be using the same public bathroom as your daughter.
You think that’s not the end goal? Then you haven’t been paying attention. The argument will be that you’re an evil white supremacist planet killing Nazi, why should the hard working taxpayers have to pay for your medical care?
It’s very difficult if not impossible to be completely independent in the society that we’ve allowed to fester, but do the best you can because dependency equals slavery.
“whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you.
–Albert Jay Nock