None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The sociopaths who run this country realized early on that people work much better when given the "illusion" of freedom rather than outright slavery or an outright dictatorship. Literally the entire system that has been imposed on us by the ruling class reflects this fact. And we have been indoctrinated for many generations to accept it and be participants in it. But not only that, we are the enforcers of it.  

The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream "Allahu Akbar" before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business. -Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist

War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It's going to take the redesign of our culture and values. -Jacque Fresco, The Venus Project

Why are humans the only species that have to pay to live on planet earth? You ARE NOT a slave. The only thing that gives this corrupt system power is our participation in it. Imagine a system of TRUE freedom, where work (in the traditional sense) became obsolete. Where we were all farmers and we created and SHARED our brilliant ideas and inventions. Where inventors with inventions that could liberate and change the world were PRAISED, rather than suppressed, ridiculed, and murdered. Where we were more concerned with protecting the planet and traveling the cosmos rather than making more money and consuming more goods. It's quite obvious that with technology, we are surely moving towards this, or should have been there already. You can feel the corrupt power system trying desperately to hold on to it's control over us. We are evolving. I think this becomes more and more evident with each passing day. There is a massive awakening going on on planet earth and we are all a part of it! Just by reading this you are waking up just a little bit more. Deep inside, i think we all know the truth. Remember, these things that I speak of are not only possible, but are inevitable.. You are not just your body.. You are infinite consciousness having a temporary human experience. When you come from a place of higher awareness, you realize you need not be ruled. The ones in power know this truth and they do everything they can to hide it from your perception.

Wake up and remember who you really are. This is our destiny. 
This is what conscious evolution is.

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -Nelson Mandela