We used to be funneled somewhat invisibly into our places, now its a bit more obvious. The basic training was also anonymous and easy. We put on the blinders and accepted the rewards; some of the rewards were quite brilliant. We got used to it, we often welcomed it, and it was easy. Then the bosses got greedy and lazy, we had to find our own blinders, and we had to accept a somewhat lesser version of what we thought we wanted. Then on top of all that they expected us to watch as the bosses wasted our rations. Some of us stopped putting on the blinders, some fell over and could not cope, others burnt theirs and tried to show the blindered one’s it was safe. Some were punished but soon the unblindered became strong. They shouted loud and clear, take off the blinders, take them off now.


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