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Servitude

What's Changing? - Servitude

Servitude

 

Please see below selected recent servitude-related change.

 

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December 2019

  • Marking the Year of Return - the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the US slave trade - Ghana granted citizenship to 126 African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans in 2019 as part of an effort to encourage slaves' descendants to return. Three quarters of the West African slave "dungeons" that held slaves before their forced journey to the Americas were based in what is now Ghana.

 

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Within the next generation I believe that the world's leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience - Aldous Huxley 1949

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Within the next generation I believe that the world's leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience - Aldous Huxley 1949

Quote 2664

When the British slave trade was abolished, as result of the campaigns of Wilberforce and others there were a million slaves in the British Empire. According to UNESCO there are currently 27 million slaves world wide, and the average price is

Quote 2663

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve - Albert Schweitzer

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The blunting effects of slavery upon the slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded, the world over, and a privileged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under another name - Mark Twain, in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.