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|Title:||DON'T DROP HALF OUT. | If you have to be cool, you're not free. ||
|Date Notes:||N.d., ca.|
|Abstract:||Essay on personal freedom. See Chester's "January 28, 1967" note.|
|Imprint:||the communication company|
|Collection:||o-BL/CA(variant of CC-110a?)|
|Full Text:||DON'T DROP HALF OUT.
If you have to be cool, you're not free.
It isn't easy to be free in America, but it's possible. Do it.
Be free. Drop all the way out. Reject the whole system. All of it. The system is what's making you unfree. The system is what has you in chains. The system is what's killing you. And it's only a system, understand? Not the way things have to be, just the way things are. Nothing horrible will happen to you if you throw the system away. The world won't come to an end. You won't starve or die or be punished or bear guilt or any such system-sponsored thing. Without the system things will happen in a different way, but they'll still happen. Civilization will survive. It'll be all right.
Be free. Drop out. All the way.
Anything that is part of the system is the whole system. It's all hung on the same string. If you accept any of it, you've got it all. Money is the system: reject it. Give all you have to the poor and do your thing.
Wealth, success, security, luxury, comfort, certainty: these are all system-oriented goals. They're what the system uses to reward its subjects & keep them from noticing that they're not free. They're the system's bait, & they've all got hidden hooks in them. If you go for them, you're caught.
There's no possible compromise. Either you're hooked or you're free. No third alternative.
Drop all the way out. Stop wanting what the system tells you to. Be free. Do what you [underlined] want to do. Be free.
Throw it all away. You don't need any of it. You only think you need it because the system says you need it. It ain't true. The system has addicted you to an artificial need. Kick the habit. It ain't real.
Do your thing. Be what you are. Do what you think is right.
All of you. All the way out is free.
If one man breaks the system's law & gets caught, he gets busted. But how much room is there in the jail? What would short circuit the system? If everyone in the Haight lit up on Haight Street, right out there in front of God and The Man, all at once: would that do it? How much does it take?
If a million angels came to him at sunset bearing truth, could Officer Garrens hear it? Does it matter?
What matters is you: being, being free. What matters is freedom. All the way.
There has been no freedom in America since 1865. The government defines freedom instead of guaranteeing it. You can call it freedom, but it ain't free.
RESTORE CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. Drop out. Be free.
Do it now.
printed by the communication company
|Trans Title:||DON'T DROP HALF OUT. | If you have to be cool, you're not free. ||