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Slavery, are we all caught in the trap?

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:16 PM
Slavery has been a major issue for approximately 2000 years. We read about it in our history books. From the Roman empire enslaving the vast majority of Europe to the slaves that were shipped from Africa to the UK and the USA, The ancient Greeks, Maya, Inca, Aztec and Chinese all accepted slavery, all the way up to modern slavery where people work in 'sweat shops' in order to mass produce every day items to gain profit for those in control.

And there is the rub.. "profit for those in control".

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) states that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights" (Article 1) and that "no one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms" (Article 4).

Profit can mean a financial gain or the obtaining of property.
Do we even recognise that we are enslaved? Modern technology and psychology has trapped us into a daze that is hard to wake up from. You do not have to wear shackles and chains to be a slave.

An estimated 11 million people were taken from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade.

Todays modern economic system, or rather the people who control this system, are aware of the scheme that they have running. They know that every move they make with money influences the things that happen to the rest of us. They know that if they increase the money in circulation (inflation) people will buy more items, objects, clothing, property and food that needs to be produced by other people who need money to buy the exact same things. They know that if they cause deflation then they are able to claim much of the property through debt collection. They are not worried about little things like DVD player etc.. they are after the big stuff, land, houses, companies etc.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke admitted the central bank created $1.3 trillion out of thin air to buy mortgage backed securities. This shocking admission came from the Joint Economic Committee hearing on Capital Hill last week. I was dumbfounded when I saw Bernanke shake his head in the affirmative as Representative Ron Paul said, “Well, where did you get the money? You created this money. So you did monetize debt, and that went into the banking system.”

As the U.S. housing market began its epic fall nearly three years ago, top executives at Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs cheered the large financial gains the firm stood to make on certain bets it had placed, according to newly released documents.

Goldman executive Donald Mullen predicted a windfall because credit-rating companies had downgraded mortgage-related investments, which caused losses for investors.

Knowing you are part of a system that brings missery to others through forced labour makes you a criminal. The crime is slavery.

What do I mean by forced labour? We do not have freedom. We are forced to work for money in order to house, clothe and feed ourselves. We are not able to freely move from place to place in order to better ourselves.

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights says in Article 8:

* No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave-trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.
* No one shall be held in servitude.
* No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Article 12 of the same document gives people the rights of liberty of movement and freedom to choose their residence, both of which are incompatible with slavery.

You cannot choose where to live because you must have money to buy or rent a place that already exists. You cannot freely set up home on any piece of land as the vast majority is owned by someone or some governing body that will use the law to enforce your removal. You cannot go pulling up vegetables or fruit freely as it is more than likely being grown on someones property and would mean you were stealing, which is punishable.

At Article 5 the Convention tried to reduce the harm that slavery involved where it still existed when it outlawed "the act of mutilating, branding or otherwise marking a slave or a person of servile status in order to indicate his status, or as a punishment, or for any other reason".

Which is rather interesting when you look at articles such as;

Are you ready for a total elimination of privacy and a robotizing of mankind, as well as an invasion of every thought going through your head?

Are you prepared to live in a world in which every newborn baby is micro-chipped? And finally are you ready to have your every move tracked, recorded and placed in Big Brother's data bank?

The Democratic proposal includes increased money for border patrol and drug war agents, equipment, helicopters and unmanned drones. It would create a national ID -- which is dubbed a "biometric social security card." Though Democrats insist that it is not an ID card and can only be used for employment purposes.

ID cards and microchips are a form of marking an individual. This form of marking is evident every time we try to obtain a loan or mortgage or credit card.. we are screened to check our status. We are in servitude to the system.

servitude; the state or condition of being subjected to or dominated by a person or thing

Has anyone noticed how many countries now have an ongoing battle with illegal imigrants on one hand, yet on the other they allow a certain amount of 'legal' imigrants into the country? Is the allowance of imigrants a loophole to obtain labour in order to sustain a market?

The Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions Similar to Slavery (1956) goes into considerable detail on institutions that are similar to slavery and should be abolished, such as: 'the act of conveying or attempting to convey slaves from one country to another'

And here we see this in action...

Former President Bill Clinton enthusiastically weighed into the blistering national debate on immigration today with a resounding assertion that America needs more immigrants -- not fewer -- to ensure its long-term fiscal future.

There was the underground railroad in the USA, a network of people who were trying to escape from slavery. Today we have the black market and pirated goods.

In the UK our children are forced to go to school, otherwise the parents face a term in prison.

I'm Spartacus

How do we break free from the tyranny? Where would you start to hit the highroad to true freedom?

There are many day to day aspects of life that are, and have been, restricted and continue to be restricted with more laws being created. The system seems to be reaching a point where control is harder to grip yet others always seem to find a way around the system, but then they become labeled as criminals.

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by Extralien

A government cannot control sovereign citizens.

They can control criminals.

Yes, we are the slaves and we are also the slave masters.

We patrol our own prison. We are not meant to be governed by others, we are meant to govern ourselves.

Only when one hurts another or infringes on their absolute rights of Life, Liberty or Property is it a crime. Period.

Theft of any kind, be it by government, business or anyone else is a crime. Period.

No paper or document gives us our rights, they are inherent in our very existence. If it takes banding together to enforce those rights, that is what created governance. When that very governance is the tool of the tyrant, it should be and will be abolished.

Your part about being forced to provide yourself with food, money or property, explain to me how the hell else do you expect to get it. i do not get your point here. Is everything supposed to be free, you can take anything you want?

posted on May, 4 2010 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by endisnighe

It is the money that is the slave master.. and those who control the money.

It is the need for money that keeps us from being truly free.. I cannot leave my country and enter another without the need for money.. unless i swim the English channel.

It is the money that stops many from being able to get the most basic human and water...

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:35 PM

Originally posted by paradiselost333
We are already slaves....
"slaves to the ole mighty dollar."

I find it funny how we can talk about slavery that had happened or even possibly having happened under some alien race, yet when it comes to modern slavery under the control of money, nobody bats an eyelid.

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