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Originally posted by spacekc929
Those are great questions. You should write an article answering one of them, going really in depth on it.
Personally, I think that the slavery comes from within.
Our own slavery, which we may not even realize we have, causes us to enslave others. For example, when people become slaves to money, they then enslave others in order to get it.
It's the reason the economic situation in most Latin American countries is as bad as it is, because Western companies took over those fertile lands and exotic fruits and turned them into a money-making business. They would get the US and other Western countries to literally stage coups against the democratically elected leaders of those countries, just so that they could have the land all to themselves.
Now, the CEO's of those companies (Chiquita, for example) are slaves to their own passion, the greed and lust for more wealth, while all of the people who are affected by war, economic issues, social injustices, and etc because of the corporate influence in their government and the lack of real representation, suffer as slaves.
But worse, is that we as regular, blue collar Americans, are both. We are owned by the CEO's and do their dirty work for them (we are their soldiers, their secretaries, their factory workers...)
but we also live off of the enslavement of others in places like China and Central/South America, who make our coffee, our corn, our fruit... we're screwed in both ways.
Honestly, I don't even know how it would be possible to fix it, except for to try your best to remove yourself from the oppression and buy local, work local, and spread awareness about the fact that oftentimes, your latte at Starbucks was made by slave labor in Guatemala....
Originally posted by eywadevotee
The worst type of enslavement is that we are taught to believe our physical bodies are all that we are from day 1.
Originally posted by BO XIAN
Folks fail to think that one through beyond their nose.
The automatic and relentless CONSEQUENCE, HARVEST of that demon seed is that
INDIVIDUALS WILL BE TREATED AS NOTHING MORE THAN a rat, pigeon, radish or a rock . . . and likely an inferior such to boot.
VALUES HAVE CONSEQUENCES!