Governments have been locking us down and controlling our movements for a lot longer than you realize. In fact, it has been going on for so long, that you don’t notice anymore. And, I was brought home to this fact, as I was looking at my own passport.
Why should I need US government permission to travel to another country?
Why are passports around the world so similar in form and content?
Why don’t more people realize that the passport is a form of authoritarian control?
Why do I need permission to exist?