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Corporate America, An Extension Of Slavery
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Corporate America, An Extension Of Slavery

Slavery is one of the most heartless and dehumanizing experiences that a person can go through. When you are a slave, you are no longer a person, just a tool or an investment to benefit someone or something else. Slavery in America was supposed to officially be over with for good when the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. For the most part, it has ended physically. There are no whips, and the only time one is really bonded in chains is if they are a product of the state. Supposedly, that's what we are taught to believe. In one way or another, all of us are pieces that fit into this giant machine known as: The Corporation.

Slavery is still alive in many forms today. For example, Human trafficking, incarceration, and illegal Immigration are all extensions of this oppressive bondage. The most popular form of slavery to plague America is: The Corporation. A corporation is the master, we the people are just the servants. How many of us are overworked and underpaid? Often times the corporate “big whigs” don’t even want to work with the very people that does the work for them. If you are trying to break away and do something on your own (freedom papers), they will make life harder for you or even fire you if they know that. Corporations were designed to both: supply the consumer while being produced by the consumer. It’s an ugly game. From an oppressive or dictator standpoint, the birth of “The Corporation” is brilliant.

If you are employed by corporate America, like so many of us, you feel the pressure from some standpoint. If you aren’t the CEO, you are always guaranteed to get a piece of the shortest end of the stick. That is what the “Occupy Wallstreet” Movement was really all about. People were finally beginning to come together to rise up against inequality when it comes down to the wealth ratio and corruption in America.

It doesn’t matter if you are the janitor for a major corp or an executive, If you aren’t in that top cabinet with the CEO and VP, you can forget about equality or anyone really being sympathetic to the fact that life happens. So many of these corporations expect you to be superhuman. I find this especially interesting seeing that a corporation is recognized as a “legal entity” therefore, it does have all the same rights as a human being. America, herself is a corporation.


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