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  •  Enslaving a people or individual can be (2+ / 0-)
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    swampyankee, glorificus

    accomplished in more ways than actually physically having ownership of their bodies. The financial aspect is really important because we continue to enslave in the general sense everyday thru low wages, lack of opportunity and poor educational options. Citizens of whole countries are enslaved, again in the general sense by things like Colonialism. It is one thing to be able to go to the bank and borrow against the value of your slaves, but we also moved to oppress whole groups like Native Americans, take everything of value and giving them nothing in return. Colonialism did the same thing striping everything of value while ignoring the welfare of indigenous people. Slavery in all its forms is hardly gone, just evolved into something less likely to be recognized for what it really is and in some ways more socially acceptable in modern day capitalism.

    The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

    by cherie clark on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:47:23 AM PST

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