A friend recently showed me 20 acres of land in Texas for $8000.00. Sure there are no utilities and it is in the middle of nowhere, but it's cheap.
Through your own sweat, you could build a little house and live off the grid and off of the land.
I realize that the cost of that "freedom" from my corporate bosses would require lots of sweat equity.
My corporate job provides me with benefits, paid time off, and a relatively stable life. I willingly trade some freedom for those benefits - absolutely no one is forcing me to take that deal.
Where the brainwashing has occured is on the Democratic side. Every year Democrats convince more people that more things are "rights" and therefore the people are entitled to those goods and services - without having earned them.
The people forced to provide those goods and services for those that haven't earned them are the real slaves.