When Men Become Truly Free

This poem, by Colin Ryan, does not just contain a wonderful message, but is also a terrific example of when people are free to copy and remix the media of others. Des Brittain narrated Ryan’s poem, and Charlie Veitch used Brittain’s narration in one of his short films. SentientMind used his CGI and video editing skills to make a music video using The xx’s Intro,” which he said was inspired by Veitch’s film. For a brief explanation on why more libertarians over time are opposing the statist monopoly concept of so-called  “intellectual property,” please watch Copying is Not Theft.”


There comes a time in the lives of men

When the ruthless and the criminally insane

Who rule the masses for their own gain

Make the fatal mistake of enjoying too much

Their psychopathic entertainment

They lose control in their lust for blood

And take too far their need to tread men down

By destroying any sense of a secure life

And taking away each and every freedom

Stealing the last piece of wealth they possess

So they cannot even care for their own

Stifling their voice with laws and corruption

Beating them down with rule by force

Where no justice exists for those being played

And there is no direction left for men to turn

When this insane game is taken this far

Comes the time when men have nothing left to lose

This is the time when the minds of men are freed

It is a time when man loses his fear of death

This is the time when a man becomes invincible

He becomes free to do whatever he must do

Without fear for his life or for his future

He will take control of the destiny of the world

Away from the bloodied hands of the soulless

Any action he takes he will take with a surety

That he must do something for he has no future

So the act he chooses will be all the greater

For when faced with oblivion and with no way out

He will take down as many of his oppressors with him

Gladly die in a selfless act to change the world’s future

This day is coming soon as it always does

The perverse minds of evil always self destruct

As their addiction to our suffering can never be sated

Exerting control for their paranoia and fear of men

For every good man will take down these brutes

Every free man will give up himself for his brothers

For a man with nothing left becomes fully empowered

And he is the most unassailable weapon against evil

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