Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Enslaved

Slavery is the condition in which:
  • One is completely subservient to the whims and wishes of another person, a social/political group, or a government.
  • One's thinking is dictated by another person, a social/political group, or a government.
  • One's time is controlled by another person, a social/political group, or a government.
  • Resources are rationed to one by another person, a social/political group, or a government.
  • One's opportunities and potentials are limited/squelched/denied, by another person, a social/political group, or a government. 
  • One's personal liberty is tightly restricted by another person, a social/political group, or a government.
  • One is perpetually indebted to another person, a social/political group, or a government.
Slavery can happen in a marriage, a personal relationship, a group membership, or a citizenship.

Being enslaved is the result of either the commandeering of or the abdicating of one's liberty.  If commandeered by others, they should be resisted, shamed and/or duly punished.  If abdicated by ourselves, we deserve what we get.

Loss of dignity is the price for slavery - whether self-imposed or others-mandated.

Break the chains...

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