A growing plantation of "willful modern slaves" is transforming our nation.
Let's start with my premise that choosing to give control of your health and prosperity to the government for life transforms a person regardless of race into what I call ''willful modern slavery.''
Agree or disagree, you will no longer own yourself once you accept that the government will provide for your existence.
People seduced by what is perceived to be free ironically sacrifice their very freedom.
The term willful modern slave does not apply to the truly disabled in any way, shape or form, and for the record, those who are truly unable to work should have the compassion of the rest of us to fall back on. But there are becoming less and less of "the rest of us."
Don't like the label willful modern slave? Think it's racial? Far from it. WMS's are both black and white, and in sheer numbers, probably mostly Caucasian.
Feel free to call it something else privately, but the label fits all descriptions of slavery. If you have chosen / volunteered to live within the borders of a system that will provide all for you, the trade-off is - you will be told how to live and what you can afford to own.
What appears to be a safety net for life is more like a fishing net and you will indeed find yourself trapped.
Those dependent by choice are no longer free people, but imagine people proclaiming the words "Unfree at last! Unfree at last!"
Once you agree to join this totally unproductive nationwide plantation, everything you do in life will be overseen by the system that takes care of you. You will be a number and stats and panels will determine your lot in life.
For the rest of their lives, willful modern slaves can plan on voting only for those who will enable their self-caused / accepted handicap. And once you've gotten used to this way of living, you will come to hate all able-minded achievers and see no admirable qualities in them whatsoever.
You will most likely have plenty of names for people who aren't like you. You will see ambitious people as greedy, heartless, uncaring and selfish. There are also self-responsible poor people who are too proud to live as you live and you will see them as idiots. Too stupid to do what everyone else is doing to drain the nation.
One has to ask the question: How compassionate is it to help create dependency? How moral is it?