When people think of enslavment they have a limited view of slavery is. They think whips and chains. They think minorities and white slave masters. That was our nations history, so it’s not usual for that to be people’s first thoughts, but they seem to stop there. Slavery has stages. Robert Nozik writes about this in the Tale of the Slave. Slavery was never abolished, it just evolved.
I think this little presentation was well made. I think I first came across it in 2012, when I first started listening to Stefan Molyneux. I don’t agree with some of his philosophies but he was on of my early influences from libertarianism into anarchy, voluntarism.
It came across my newsfeed this week, in my memories from an old Facebook page. And my thoughts are the same today as they were 4 years ago.
In ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ “the verse “Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose” . I don’t think I realized what that line truly meant until years later. We all have something we hold dear and as long as we do, it’s impossible to be free.
This video is upsetting to me, because it makes me scared and angry and defeated at the same time, but it’s important because it’s the reality we live in. You might see it, you might not.
When I was a church goer I came across a scripture that kind of went along with this topic, it’s one that has set with me for the past 11 years and maybe my favorite scripture if I were to have one.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
What you hold dear will always be held against you and to be truly free you have to let go.
If you think this isn’t a reality, look around you. Look how agressive and hostile people get towards anyone who tries to opt out, even in small ways, such as our desire to be off grid and opt out of government education and our unorthodox lifestyle.