I found this piece of text on another blog:
I wonder how many people, so called normal (or empathic) people, see what that SS officer said? No, I don't mean 'saw' this, I mean SEE this. How many?
I see that everyday among normal people. I can hardly recall a time where I didn't see this in some way or another.
Even as a child I thought that if I just told the other kids they were slaves and prisoners they'd be thanking me and happily and come with me to 'freedom'.
Of course in a child's mind those words can hardly have been conscious, but I know the feeling was there. I know, because I remember it clearly.
But they didn't become happy, they didn't thank me and they certainly didn't come with me when I left the school premises. Instead they did what the SS officer also said: They turned on me.
The obvious thing would be to quickly learn to never include others in endeavors that have to do with disobedience, and so I learned to be more careful about whom I would include in my projects.
Later I would once in a while take another kid or two with me when I planned and executed escapes from various institutions for conduct disordered kids (yes, I've had the honor of being a returning resident on a few such places), and often even more would want to come along, but by then I had learned my lesson - and besides, keeping things exclusive lent my projects an air of importance, it became a privilege for the other kids to be one of the 'chosen' of my inner circle - so I kept it to an exclusive number of kids that I favored.
But even in these places, and later on in prisons, there was and is a tendency towards timidness when it comes to object against mistreatment.
I have tried several times over the years to 'wake people up', especially for a period during my teens I would try and get through to people, usually some who were ten years older than myself, in the hope that THEY would understand better than those of my own age. But no. The result was the same.
Ordinary people do not WANT freedom. That is not what 'goodness' or 'pleasure' is about to them. They want safety, and in that respect they're much like children.
It took me a while to understand this. But once the idea first appeared things began to fall into place. Suddenly there was so much more that made sense about the way normal people acts. I can still remember how I stopped under a street light and just stood there for a while as I let the idea become an actual though, then a realization, and then - certainty.
From that moment on I never looked at the world quite the same way again.
And it may sound strange, but to me it was liberating, and I believe it has been liberating to the normal people around me too, because I no longer nag them with my constant attempts to get them to wake up and understand ideas they don't have the capacity to understand nor any reasons to want to understand.
It surely implies a good deal of horrific truth, that much is certain. For in realizing that the majority of people in the world are 'build' and predestined for slavery, and as such, a form of imprisonment, is not what we generally associate with a positive dream or expectations of progress for mankind.
However, it sounds much worse than it is ... in some ways. In others, it does of course represent the controversial opposite to how we normally like to see ourselves - as individuals and free to think and progress and follow our dreams - if only the laws are right and our human rights are being cared for by those in power.
By now I think there are at least some others who, like myself, have understood that this is also an illusion.