Posted in Slavery

One American’s Perspective on why people feel enslaved

5 traditional elements of slavery :

1) People lose the means of production; work on other people’s terms

2) No effective access to political power

3) Forced to pay more tribute or tax; threat of violence to ensure payment

4) Some type of economic debt-based structure; can’t really repay debt; perpetuate debt servitude

5) Systematic abuse that destroys sense of self
The speaker argues that his society demonstrates the first 4 conditions of a slave society.


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