For years Anarchy Empowered has worked to help people see that the only true freedom that we have is how we look at the world. Peace starts with a good long look at the person who looks back at you in the mirror. Today I stopped by the library and saw a small group of elderly men and women holding signs and handing out literature to raise awareness about human trafficking or modern slavery if you prefer. I had to hold back my laughter as I politely took their literature and entered the library. You see modern slavery doesn’t stop at the borders of the good old USA. in fact it can be argued that the hourly wage is a form of debt bondage, that makes it so the employee wants to work more hours just to try to get ahead only to realize that most of the time the same imployee finds himself even deeper in dept because of the hours worked and not changing the spending habits that put him in debt in the first place.
We should always be asking ourselves how I could have done something differently and take responsibility for the mistakes that we made. Only then can we learn from them and work towards our own freedom. You see ultimately it is our own choices that put us into our current position in life. But even the ancient world let a slave buy his or her freedom.
To become free even in America required sacrifice. But first you must identify what it is that you wish to be free from. Most Americans are slaves to their debts, this class of indentured servitude is hidden behind the hourly wage. The hourly wage is a system that only benefits the employer and here is why.
The difference between a rich man’s mind set and everyone else’s is that the mindset of the employee put value on time while the rich man puts value on the potential income of ideas. The slave is obligated to work for a set amount of hours at what ever value the owner puts on the slaves time. This stipend is usually just enough to keep the slave going but the owner is hoping that it will not be enough for the slave to buy his or her freedom.
What the gamble is, is that the slave will not put the money to work so he or she can buy that freedom. In most cases the owner is right and the slave begins to recents being even deeper in debt every time the value of the currency he of she is paid in decreases by the implementation of a higher minimum wage to justify inflammation.
As a result we get protestors and riots in the streets from the same people who never had the foresight to put themselves in a better position through studying and acting on what has been learned.
Here is an example of what I mean buy sacrifice today to buy your freedom tomorrow. I willingly go without food to invest more money in stocks that pay a monthly divided. I look for the highest divided payout with the lowest price per share. This way I can buy more shares for less money. Last month I ate one meal every three days and worked an average of 60 hours a week. I increased my monthly income by $132.00 that I no longer have to work for. This month I will do the same thing and I will continue to do so until I can pay all of my monthly expenses through my investments. At which point I am free to quit my job and free to live my life.