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Now they're people that say money is slavery in general. Thats when we get into philosophy. In terms of debt I could see how it can be like being in slavery.
Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by jjf3rd77
Because wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living. If every spare moment is spent working just to make ends meet, just to eat and keep a roof over your . or your health, that is not considered in the truest sense of the word LIVING. That is living to work. That is what a slave does.
Drones are the people who work Forty hours a week at an office doing meaningless things they don't want to do while fostering the desire to get married and have babies.
They are all members of a specific cult called 'the breeders'. These people all live together on breeding grids known as suburban neighborhoods.
To join a breeding grid they have to go through a rite of passage called 'the mortgage'. The way the initiation works is they are testing on a variety of things all involving their ability to work and their ability to pay their bills on time.
If they are found to have a good credit score then they're allowed a house on the grid. In exchange they will allow a bank to enslave for upwards of 30 years. Upon finding a mate the drones make a nest in the breeding grid. The female nests and starts hatching drones. While the female is hatching she will take up full time residence on the grid while the male will work more hours at the cubicle.
While the male is gone the female feeds the baby drone until its old enough to begin the conditioning process called education. At this point the young drone is placed in a school where it is taught to take orders and stay still at its desk. Which is really just a simulation for the cubicle. When the drone graduates the whole process starts over again.
Those who do not join the breeding cult are treated with great suspicion and cast as outsiders. Also, anyone who disrupts the rhythm of the breeding grid is considered illegal. Which means that the drones have a right to put them in the dungeon. Where they can't disrupt the grid anymore.
Sometimes the drones will even kill people for disrupting the breeding grid. This is known as execution. To make things worse the drones believe it is okay to drop bombs on other breeding grids that are not like theirs. They call this war. The really fascinating thing about the drones is that they feel okay about war as long as it is happening where they can't see it.
Originally posted by ManjushriPrajna
reply to post by jjf3rd77
I feel nobody NEEDS to work, but wants to work because they want to pay their bills, because they want to have a roof over their ., electricity, running water, etc.. Now, if you are sincerely unable to work, then there is not much that can be done for that.
But working also serves a greatee purpose: You are, in your own way, not only helping others through whatever work you do, but you are experiencing a kind of concrete satisfaction in working. This is something that cannot be obtained by refusing to work simply because of laziness.
There is also much morall wrong with not working by choice. You are taking money away from people who DO work, which hurts them and their family. This indirectly obtained karna, I feel, is a terrible one, because it can be avoided easily by making a simple decision to work.