I think in the past with slavery the slavemasters would force people do their work, and it was less efficient because they were unmotivated.
But i believe today they control them with the media, distracting people with stupid issues, controlling people by fear, programming them how to think in school, this keeps people motivated to work hard, but they are trapped by debt and consumerism.
Although scientists are warning us about climate change and our doom, Power structures insist on crushing people and nature for their monetary profits. We are definitely slaves to materialism and monetary system. There are no toleration for alternative systems and thought, Such as Resource Based Economy never mentioned in schools. People led by fear of hunger or homelessness or unable to educate children. Mass media is lying about wars and no one tells you that monetary system leads to environmental collapse and mass unemployment and suffering at the end. They drop bombs instead of books. They have all the power but they use it for evil. Politicians try to divide and rule, Children are thought to obey without thinking, People are brainwashed by advertisements to consume the Earth and themselves for the profit of elites, Brainwashed by movies and "exam/education" system into individualism and into things that do not matter in the big scheme of life. They learn hate and individualism and materialism and to worship material wealth, Competition, Authority and money because that's the only way the advantaged elite can benefit over us, That's the only way they can keep us to serve them. They don't want children to recognize that competition is inherently unfair and actually isn't necessary. They don't want people to know that free will do not exist. "Because the owners of this country do not want that, They do not want well educated, Well informed people, That's not their interest. " - George Carlin
Our time is a finite commodity that we can't get back. Money is a commodity that it's value fluctuates that you can only trade for specific things you don't need to impress people who don't care but you need it to live and is a major determining Factor in love. I believe that we should be trading our time for a currency of equal value, Like a second credit currency that doesn't go away when earned.
If everybody is like everybody else, then nobody is anybody. Follow your dreams and desires because nobody but oneself can do that. Nevermind what others do or think, they very well may be wrong, or right, but it is up to the individual to create the new strand, not the collective. Be FREE!!!! Be you.
The government of not just the USA is taking advantage of all of us and I'm tired of it. The 9-5 work day, children going to school to learn random stuff only to grow up and become enslaved by the wealthier people in this society! We are told how to dress what to think and how to live. This is not living.
Now It's a different form of slavery obliviously. But the Caste system Triangle is ever present along with the Financial Triangle. Except the Financial Triangle is turned upside down, explaining the wealth gap. On the Caste system , it's pretty much parallel to the Feudal system of the dark ages. On the Bottom Rung you have the "Peasants" This is anyone making below the poverty line or anything to do with minimum wage payments, welfare, food stamps. Next is "Serfs" People making 30k-100k a year, you're typical suburban family working tirelessly at a government job or cubicle attempting to make ends meet. Next comes "Skilled labor" 100k-250k , upper level business, very small business owners, lawyers, doctors, professors...Etc, Prestigious jobs. Still have to worry about money, and still work their ass off. Nice neighborhoods, better cars...Etc. Next comes "Merchants" or "Capitalists" 250k-1M, Business owners, CEOs, Nuero-surgeons, Top ring lawyers...Etc. Then "Nobles" Deca-Millioners and beyond. No money issue.
So yes for the most part the general pop are slaves, and don't get me started on government education or anything to do with Hollywood and the media, it's horrifying
The Government no longer works for the people. We work for them. A majority of the population works long hours for extremely low wages. It all makes me sick, there's a giant wealth divide, people cant afford their medications, I could write you a book here. Open your eyes, America is not a great country.
Most of us are in fact slaves, society has created a system in which we must work to afford food and a roof over our head, those were rights we had before we were civilised so to speak.
If you don't belive me then do some research on falling off the grid! It's made extremely difficult by your government, in fact id bet there's laws you would have to break to be completely free of working and paying tax.
So who's not a slave?
The financial elite, politicians, managing directors ect.
However.......They are slave drivers in actual fact
Watch the video and think about it.
Think about this-
“Go to work, send your kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on the pavement, watch t.V., save for your old age, obey the law, repeat after me: I am free.”
think about it we have the illusion of free will/choice. We work for the majority of our lives trying to get to a point where we don't have to and then we get there and realize that it wasn't worth it. We have to give our money to another "higher power " to do things we could do ourselves. Taxes and governments are the biggest example of modern day slavery that i can think of where millions of people work to support others and are held there by the illusion of free will.
You are free to travel around the country as long as your not on probation or incarcerated in the the multi million dollar business of being in prison. You are free to have a job and use all your money to rent or maybe buy something to stay alive. You can use your money to pay taxes and into a system that doesn't support you. You can even save money that is constantly subceptble to being fined, garnished, levied, taxed or sued. You can spend your whole life working to earn money just to survive. At the end of you life if you haven't spent all your money on medical bills you can look back and I say "I worked for a living". We are slaves to money which in turn is our economical masters. Welcome to the world of capitolism slavery.
At least that's what many speak of when referencing a figurative slavery. Or maybe a slave to material things, but on both accounts I would say you are wrong. Because now of all times we have the most freedom of job choice, and the most resources at our disposal to live greater more fulfilling lives. The key word being potential- more people fail at breaking the chains they have put upon themselves, but there is nothing keeping us back except our stubborn preference for tradition and lack of willpower.
You do know there are more REAL slaves today than ever in history right. Approximately 30 million people if I am not mistaken. You have more privileges than you can ever have yet you think you are becoming a slave. Shut up and be happy with what you have because there are real slaves in the world who would love to have the things you have.