Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Death Of Independance.

Slavery.
Take a second to contemplate the word.
What images does your mind conjure up?
Surely the era is in the mid to late 1800's.
And of course there is the wealthy white man.
With his hordes of African slaves in the fields.

But in this day and age, we are in the process of redefining the word.
I was told from the day I could understand words that slavery was going to return.
But not in the form it was once known.
There would be no whips.
No chains.
No sale of one human life for another.

Except those are precisely the tools being put to use.
We are being chained and shackled by mortgages, loans and credit lines.
Whipped by our coporate superiors, to work harder, faster, more productively.
If we don't we will be axed in favor of a younger, stronger faster person who will work for less.

I see it all around me.
Every day more and more.
And having come to Italy, the land of my fore-fathers, I have had enough.
Valued farm land, that was once a source of income, and means of feeding ones family, are now being sold to build housing for an ever increasing population.
Animals once used for the millk, meat and eggs they produced, sold because there was no time to tend to them.

And where does that leave us?
Why it means we have to go to the supermarket and BUY.
SPEND MONEY.
And when we are being gouged more and more in every way possible, its becoming clear to me the future is becoming more and more dismal.
The little man and woman is being put to work at an absurd rate.
Why?

JUST TO AFFORD TO LIVE.

Life is becoming a struggle to keep ones head above water.
Escalating food costs.
Rediculous gas prices.
Increasing taxes.
Absurd insurance rates to keep safe.
Interest payments because borrowing money is more a neccessity now than ever before.

I've had enough.
I will not be lured into this new slavery by a few crafty devils.
I am on a mission to change my lifestyle and try to become more self reliant.
The way our the human spirit once was.
Free. Liberated. Independant.

Our independance and freedom is being stolen from us.
And we don't even realize it.
We are on the verge of a terrifying new point in human history.

The Death of Independance.
The Birth of Unsuspecting Slavery

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