Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved;
we can be scared slaves, or brave humans...
It's like you either see it, or it's simply not time for you to see it yet. It can't be forced, no one can give it to you, it's like an accumilation, one little piece of knowledge added to another, until ultimately, the understanding comes, and enlightenment is ours.
In ancient Eastern cultures the belief is that there are thirteen levels, thirteen secrets, thirteen k-plunks of greater understanding - before we individually reach full-enlightenment. Unable to confirm that conclusively, here, only a few levels into the process, yet this is how it is for all of us, this is what it is to be human. Conscious of it or not, the purpose of human life is for the amasing of spiritual knowledge. While as extraordinary as it is, once you've been placed on the path, once you've gained the knowledge, understood the first secret, there's no leaving the journey, or getting off the adventure, once you see it - you can't go back; the truth is real, all encompassing and undeniable.
Yet tragically, the truth is something most of us have been denied. It's as if from religions first call of 'one almighty god' all the tools and rightful knowledge of how to live a rich and fullfilling conscious existence have been destroyed. That the spiritual knowledge, and understanding that should have been taught to us as children, has been completely ignored and instead, here in the West, all education is merely Vocational Training. This is not real education, it is knowledge that allows us to get a job, and yet, does nothing to encompass a whole persons being, while completely denying the fact, that we are more than are interllects.
Alas, the secret of freedom lies in education; whereas the secret of capitalism, has been something achieved through keeping us spiritually ignorant to our greater intuition and true capacity.