When you say, "No one is free" (during a virus pandemic), then what do you actually mean that NO one is free from, EXACTLY.
Just maybe if you made this part EXTREMELY CLEAR, then it could have, and/or would have, just be an open-and-shut case, from the very outset.
But SEE when one says, 'No one is free', or says, "Humans are NEVER free", then these REALLY ARE VERY GENERALIZED comments, AND CLAIMS. So, what do you propose 'it' IS, EXACTLY, which NO is, supposedly, free 'from', and which human beings are, supposedly, NEVER free 'from'?
1. To you, 'I' am just ANOTHER "useful idiot". (By the way, I am unsure of what a 'useful' "idiot is, to you, and how that compares to a 'useless' "idiot"). But, is it possible, to you, for an "idiot" (useless or useful) to 'stay on topic' and/or 'discuss normally'? So, would you REALLY 'be happy' to discuss, with 'me', just ANOTHER "useful idiot"?
2. You claim that, "talking to Age about ANY thing is a waste of energy" and you claim this because, supposedly, "I revel in the futile task of forever chasing tails that cannot be caught". So, would you REALLY 'be happy' to discuss, with me, this topic subject directly or ANY thing else?
From the outset I have STUCK TO THE ACTUAL POINT. That POINT being: BEING FREE.
From my first post here, in this thread, I explained WHY 'you' BELIEVE that 'you' have 'NO freedom'. I also stated that 'you' actually 'DO HAVE freedom', and then went on to EXPLAIN how you actually 'DO HAVE freedom', which, by the way, you totally AGREED WITH.