The nudniks in the U.S. CONgress have voted to make “Juneteenth” a federal holiday, standing for June 19th of 1865 that was supposedly the “end of slavery” in America.
Well, it was the end of chattel slavery in America, which is when an individual directly owns and keeps another and can sell or buy such enslaved as personal property, and in the absence of a voluntary contract. The slave master can order the enslaved to do this or that involuntarily.
Prior to 1865, this was a legally permissible arrangement and it was enforced by law. Further, if an enslaved individual escaped and fled there were also laws in place called “fugitive slave laws,” in which people had to capture the runaway slaves and bring them back to their “owners.” President “Honest Abe” Lincoln 100% supported and enforced such laws.
But in 1865 it was not the end of “slavery” in America. So, this “Juneteenth” or June 19th is a misnomer.
Believe me, we still have slavery in Amerika, in the truest sense of the word.
For instance, if you allow the bureaucrats in Washington or your state or city government to confiscate money or earnings from your bank account or paycheck without your consent, then you are a “slave.” They own you.
Your labor is then involuntary and in service to government, without a voluntary contract. You have no choice. You are their slave. Some people prefer the word “serf.” But they do own you. People who are owned by others are slaves, in my view.
Your being a free human living by voluntary agreements has been “legally” canceled and replaced by your being a slave to your lobbyist masters, your politician masters, your military/security contractor masters, your Big Pharma masters, and all the other recipients of your earnings that are in return for your labor, earnings that are taken from you involuntarily using coercion and threats to your life.
Some people object to my using the word “slave” to describe what people are in Amerika. “You’re trivializing black people’s slavery,” etc. No, I’m not doing that.
That slavery was specifically chattel slavery as noted above. But in our current society, if you are forced to do labor involuntarily and your justly-acquired property is stolen away from you then you really are a slave.
There are other forms of the people being owned by others. If you consume or ingest any kind of chemical substance that only bureaucrats and their enforcers approve of, because of threats against you if you disobey, then you are enslaved to their control that they have no moral authority to have.
When the government decides for you what you may or may not put into your own body, then the government is your ultimate owner. The government owns your body, not you. Does that not make you a slave?
In contrast, when you decide what you will put into your own body, with or without anyone else’s permission, then you own you.
And if government like the nazi state of New York orders you to have to have an untested, experimental drug injected into your body against your will or informed consent, then you are a slave to those bureaucrats. They own you and your body.
But back to the black people or other minorities and slavery. We know that the “war on drugs,” the government prohibiting certain drugs and enforcing such prohibition with gestapo force and zeal, is a racist drug war. Government’s drug bureaucrats and their enforcers have been targeting black people for 50 years.
Yet at the same time the government such as FDA and CDC apparatchiks push the worst “legal” pharmaceutical drugs onto the people, and idiot “doctors” worship at the feet of the pharmaceutical companies and will do whatever the corporate dictators want. I guess those dumb “doctors” are slaves as well. And so are the millions of ignorant sheeple who still in the 21st Century have this blind, superstitious faith in pharmaceutical drugs and establishment medicine in general, despite how incompetent and corrupt the typical moron with an “MD” is today, and despite how many people have been further sickened or killed by pharmaceutical drugs.
Another way that government apparatchiks including the union thugs have been targeting black people is through government-mandated minimum wage laws. When the government makes it unlawful for an employer to pay a worker below a government-mandated minimum wage, if employers can’t afford to pay the higher wage, then the employer cuts that job.
That is why unemployment levels go up when higher prices for labor are imposed or raised by the fascists. Price controls cause shortages (or over-supply), in this case a shortage of jobs available for the young or otherwise low-skilled would-be workers.
Not only do jobs get cut by businesses in city after city when minimum wage goes up, but many businesses have to close down because business owners can’t afford the higher costs of labor imposed on them by fascists.
So, because these minimum wage laws greatly affect young black people in the cities, the government essentially is locking out the young black people from getting their foot in the door of opportunity by causing the number of available jobs to shrink.
And what about all those “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa riots, looting, property destruction and arson and burning down hundreds and hundreds of businesses in cities, businesses that were owned by black businesspeople and that employed black workers? What does this say about the power BLM/Antifa marauders have over others who are black and who choose to peacefully make a living in life?
A lot of the “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa marauders and thugs are white, by the way. (White, brainwashed loony-tunes snowflake nazis.)
And have you seen the BLM/Antifa mobs ganging up on restaurant patrons dining outside and the mobsters ordering the diners to have to chant stupid mantras along with them? The fascist mob is really saying, “You shut up, slave, I own you so you better do what I tell you to do and say what I tell you to say!” (Hmmm, should they read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie? Ya think?)
That reminds me, if you censor yourself to protect a fragile snowflake from being triggered, then that snowflake owns you, you are a slave to the snowflake. Or if you censor yourself out of fear of being “canceled,” or fear of your bank or credit card company closing your account, then you are a slave to them, no? (Now, I am not suggesting that people take the risk of losing finances in the name of speaking your mind, that risk is up to you. But, I am merely describing the situation matter-of-factly.) So, slavery in the general sense of the word has not ended in Amerika.
A lot of those people, by the way, who support government taxation-theft of private wealth and more and more taxation-thefts, who support minimum wage laws, drug prohibition or mandatory drug/vaccine laws, are the same ones who want to transform the U.S. into a society of total socialism/communism. They want slavery, in other words.
In a nutshell, socialism or communism is slavery of the individual by the rulers.
When we have a free society people are free to make use of and benefit from their own abilities and labor however they want, and without a bureaucrat’s permission or intrusion. People own their own lives, their bodies, their labor and the earnings from their labor, and their justly-acquired property. Trades, transactions, associations are all voluntary in a free society. No coercion. That is the non-slavery way of life.
But in socialism/communism, the government tells you what you may or may not do with your own life, your labor and property. That is because under such a system the bureaucrats are the ultimate owners of everything and everyone. Your movements, associations, trades and transactions are not voluntary, they are involuntary. Much if not all of life’s activities are under the control of bureaucrat-parasites. They are the owners, you are the slaves. And that is what the people on the left want, with them being in control of everything and being the ultimate owners of everything and everyone.
Over the many decades we have already seen many examples of how government bureaucrats are our ultimate owners, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Their diktats, regulations and controls, orders, thefts and enslavements are enforced by the “law enforcement” branch of the bureaucracy.