Essay about slavery

Slavery is the action by which the freedom of others is coerced, subjecting the individual to do what the enslaver desires and, whenever the free will of others is suppressed, it constitutes a violation of human rights.


We are still slaves… of the economic system, of religions, of ourselves…

Slavery is now abolished. However, it is presumed that in remote sites, in some countries it is carried out clandestinely. This means that in the 21st century there are still people who subject others to their will, forcing them to do jobs that they do not want and, what is more, without any remuneration. When the person does not obey he is subjected to severe punishments. In many cases the labors are forced, strenuous and even demeaning.

However, this would be a form of slavery that we might call physical slavery. In it the slave receives no remuneration, but it is presumed that the enslaver provides food and clothing to the slave, so that he can still be alive at his service. But if we look at it from the point of view of the organization of the economic system, don’t we still be slaves? On this occasion the individual is excited about the false idea that he is free. However, that individual must continue to work in order to survive and, in many cases, the salary is so absolutely low that it is barely enough to eat.

The economic system would seem to be, from this point of view, a disguised form of slavery, disguised. In it, the individual continues to work for a particular person, or group of people, for the elite, for the system itself; only on this occasion the enslaver does not give him food, shelter or shelter, but redeems him for money. What follows is that the worker redeems that money for the same thing, for roof, food and shelter. But who does all this get from? Yes, the same people who run the system, the same owners of the world.

The tyranny of the system

The countries themselves are slaves to others, of empire, of monopoly, and banking systems are used very deftly to cohesively the will of others. And to that we should reduce the concept of slavery; for it can not only be physical chains and shackles, but the very fact of cohesive the will.

When a person coheses another person’s thought, emotion, will, physique, etc., he is exercising a form of slavery. The same religion, from this point of view, is a form of slavery; a mental and volitional slavery in which a belief is imposed so that the person can access a certain community, or that he is worthy to attain spiritual gifts that no one knows.

Belief is the principle of slavery. Through this belief religions make the individual think that it is good for people to be poor (they are supposedly the ones who will enter heaven), while the pontiffs of those religions give themselves the great life behind the backs of the parishioners. There is no doubt that they are interested in your pocket, your tithing, but not your soul.

Psychological slavery

But there’s still more. We ourselves are slaves of ourselves with our vices, with our angers, with our drunkenness, etc. On many occasions a drunk would like to change, but something uncontrollable within itself impels him to get drunk. He doesn’t own himself. He’s a slave to himself. And the same goes for the drug-taker, the compulsive gambler or the person they call ugly and feel enormous anger. In those moments that person does not own himself. Something inside acts for her.

Anyone who gets drunk believes that in an act of freedom he goes to a canteen, to a bar; but it’s not in an act of freedom. And the same could be said of the drug addict and all our psychological conditionings. Thus, we live in a world of slaves where we rise slaves and lie down in the same state of slavery.

Certainly, someone might think that if he were to achieve the much-desired financial freedom, he would indeed be free. But few are able to recognize that we are all 100% self-slaves and that liberation cannot be led by political, military or civilian revolutionaries, or by anyone outside oneself. This great battle marked by the Universal Wisdom of all times and transcendental cultures of humanity: the war against one’s darkness.

Budha pointed out that the darkness within us was all desires and that only by destroying them, we could achieve total and real emancipation, the freedom of psychological bonds linked to the various pleasant and unpleasant events that with or without one, happen instantly, moment by moment.

True freedom comes when one achieves an authentic psychological individuality. Leave us your opinion in the comment box.

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Essay about slavery
Source: Education  
June 17, 2019


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