How do you make a slave? How do you take a human being who’s natural state is one of freedom and liberty and force him into submission?
There are two ways to make a slave. One is with whips and chains. Chains to prevent him from fleeing, and the whip to force him to do your will. That is an easy one to enforce, but you will never whip out the desire for freedom in one who has had a taste of liberty.
The other, more damaging way to make a slave is with ignorance and dependence. Unlike most creatures on earth, human infants are born with no instinctive knowledge of how to survive. That is why human children take so long to mature. They need the time to learn all the things they have to know to function in our world. In all things, he must be carefully taught. (“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6)
Therefore, if you want to create a slave, take a young child and carefully teach him to be totally dependent on the slave master for all things. And carefully shield him from the kind of thorough education that will teach him to think for himself, or assume responsibility for his own welfare. Once he is totally dependent on some force outside himself for his food, shelter, clothing and health he will be fiercely loyal to that source. Because to be otherwise would place his entire life system at risk.
Suppose you were taught from infancy to depend on government for your well-being and someone came along and told you that to maintain your well-being you had to vote for a specific candidate, or go to a certain street and hold up a sign that you might not even understand, or that you must say repeatedly a slogan exactly as they taught you, you would feel that you have no choice but to do as you were told. You would be a slave to the government.
Millions of Americans are slaves to government today. These slaves come in all colors, from all regions of the nation, and are of all sexual inclinations. They have very poor language skills, limited mathematical skills and undeveloped logic capacities. Even if they went to school, they were never motivated by their families and peers to learn the things they need to be self sufficient.
And sadly, they are also deficient in parenting skills, so their children are left in the same trap and will also become slaves to government.
The more we turn our lives over to government, the less ability we have to be free and independent citizens. A large percentage of our citizens are slaves today, and if the trend continues, we will become a nation of slaves. And once that happens, the characteristics that made us a great nation will be quickly eliminated and slavery will be the norm. Time is short and we must act now to save our liberty.
But if we are unwilling to do the things that are necessary, then perhaps we do not deserve to be a free people. I hope I am wrong but I am not very optimistic.
Frank Gillispie is founder of The Madison County Journal. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. His website can be accessed at http://frankgillispie.tripod.com/