posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by BornPatriot
Interesting questions BornPatriot, I can only suggest off the top of my head that the inherent part of all slavery is bondage.
We as westeners are bound into a system of monetary economics and consumerism, we are bound to the mass media and we are bound by laws, culture,
customs, preconceptions and regulations.
In some respects the things I have mentioned above have been used to protect people and in others they have been and are still used to exploit people.
The majority humanity finds itself ill-equipped to live independant of such systems and is therefore bound to them for lack of willpower, ability or a
I believe that there is some kind of conspiracy that wishes to deny true human potential because a minority of power-brokers have manipulated our
systems to the point where they are able to profit from it in the extreme without fear of change and revolution because their very bondsmen (us) are
unable to see that they are being exploited. You could say that those in charge of our systems have the intelligence to keep our standard of living at
a point that encourages complacency and obedience.
Nevertheless there are individual who persist on living on the fringes or even outside the mainstream social structure, people who prefer to pave
their own way and view the rest of society from a detatched perspective in order to percieve the social fabric without the filter of ingrained social
conditioning cluttering their perspective and it would seem at this time that many of these individuals veiw our social landscape with some
trepidation and woe.
To me a slave that has a house, pool, ipod and two cars is still a slave. Happily the bonds placed upon us in the mortal realm are not insurmountable
although those that choose to challenge them will find the going difficult. Take for example the life of many artists or the self-employed, these are
ways of life that are beset by adversity on all sides but ultimately rewarding in the extreme.
I do not deny that fullfilment can be found within a good social system, or even a bad one, but I do challenge a system that causes unquestioning