Serf. Peasant. Peon. Indentured Servant. The Help. Sharecropper. Villein. Drudge. Gopher. Menial. Minion. Attendant. Retainer. Bondservant. Chattel. Slave. Thrall. Vassal.
American? How free are you? Can you leave your job today, confident you can make sufficient income or produce sufficient product to meet your needs? Or must you plan your “escape” (retirement) from your current job as carefully as the invasion of Normandy? How much Hope and Luck are your future plans based on?
Are you your own master? On a sliding scale, how close are you to true Freedom and Liberty? What have you done today to notch that scale to the right? What are you doing that is forging the same links you wear to your childrens neck?
When do we say “enough!” and what does that look like? What will it take for you to begin to re-forge your life into what you want it to be.
Or are you comfortable with your gilded cage, your bread and circuses? If you are, $uck you, get out of the way of the rest of us. We have had enough.