Athens had various categories of slaves, such as:
– House-slaves, living in their master’s home and working at home, on the land or in a shop.
– Freelance slaves, who didn’t live with their master but worked in their master’s shop or fields and paid him taxes from money they got from their own properties (insofar as society allowed slaves to own property).
– Public slaves, who worked as police-officers, ushers, secretaries, street-sweepers, etc.
– War-captives who served primarily in unskilled tasks at which they could be chained: for example, rowers in commercial ships; or miners.
– Houseborn slaves often constituted a privileged class.
One can see from the above that this has been happening for thousands of years, and that we seem to learn nothing from those which have tried to inform us of our condition in the past or from history itself.
So what happens when the majority of people become the ‘house slaves’? Fast forward to present day.
Two things to consider before I go on would be money; its history and its present importance. Be it the money changers from the bible, the Romans with their coinage or the Rothschilds of today; there has always been a group which controls money and the necessities of life tied to it. And information, which again throughout history, one can see its control of (national security anyone?) throughout the revisionist histories of our times written by the winner and forgotten by the masses. Both these things have never seemed logical to me.
In one of my previous writings, NWO Manifesto, I outlined these controls used by those in ‘power’ along with ‘property’ and ‘ego’ amongst others. Now that it can all be tied together, I shall continue with stating that as long as the house slaves are kept content, they will continue to perpetuate and enforce the mentality forward to future generations (multi-generational programming) while believing that they are doing the best for their children and grandchildren to come.
Some say that when we are born we are subject to some sort of ‘social contract’ but that is just a slave telling themselves and their offspring that ‘that’s just the way it is’ with the most illogical of justifications which, sadly, seems real to them.
Some scream, “I am my own boss,” for they believe they work for themselves. They become an ‘entrepreneur’ and tell themselves that they control their destiny. Delusion is powerful as I mentioned before, for it clouds the truth and lets us see what we ‘want’ to see. At the end of the day, this situation is not freedom, as they are still working for money to survive. They must still play the game of getting money out of another pocket to put into theirs, albeit different from the ‘9 to 5’ wage slave. They must still answer to a ‘customer’, they can still be put out of business by ‘unsatisfied’ clients and they must still pay a ‘cut’ to their masters in the form of licenses, insurance and taxes. So, how free are you?…
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Sylvain Lamoureux is simply a man whom wants to think but is thwarted at every turn.
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