Easy Rider: Freedom Talk Around The Camp Fire

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29/01/2014 by Don Quijones

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George: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.

Billy: Huh. Man, everybody got chicken, that’s what happened, man. Hey, we can’t even get into like, uh, second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel. You dig? They think we’re gonna cut their throat or something, man. They’re scared, man.

George: Oh, they’re not scared of you. They’re scared of what you represent to ‘em.

Billy: Hey man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody needs a haircut.

George: Oh no. What you represent to them is freedom.

Billy: What the hell’s wrong with freedom, man? That’s what it’s all about.

George: Oh yeah, that’s right, that’s what it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it – that’s two different things. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. ‘Course, don’t ever tell anybody that they’re not free ’cause then they’re gonna get real busy killin’ and maimin’ to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they’re gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ‘em.

Billy: Mmmm, well, that don’t make ‘em runnin’ scared.

George: No, it makes ‘em dangerous.

This video was cross-posted from Philosophers-stone.co.uk

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4 thoughts on “Easy Rider: Freedom Talk Around The Camp Fire

  1. 7thpillar says:

    As incredibly iconic and powerful as this film is, it may be time for a reboot updating the cultural landscape.

    It scared the Hell out of some of us on initial release and I think a lot of people would be amazed at the rise of the Police State since then.

    I hope The Boot-Strap Expat documentary film has a happier ending.

    The Boot-Strap Expat
    http://7thpillar.wordpress.com/

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