To be free one assumes the risks of freedom.
To have less liberty than a free man one assumes other risks.
I am a betting man and I will tell you what: the odds of bad shit happening to a free man are much more acceptable than the odds of bad shit happening to a man less free than a free man. And the less free you are the more likely it is the risks you assume as a slave will strike you down like a motherfucker.
Just ask the guys at the sawmill in Fort Royal who received word this week their mill is closing early next year. There had been sawmilling going on at that site for over 90 years. There has been no word out of the greasy lips of my bosses about the fate of my sawmill. But I know that a closure elsewhere buys my mill no time. For now what persists is rumours that my sawmill will soon too become part of the history of British Columbia.
Like anybody gives a shit about anything but the latest play station to hit the market.