#676

Slavery is not one type of domination and exploitation among others, not merely an aspect of one bygone phase of history. Slavery is the primary and primordial relation of exploitation, that form out of which serfdom and wage labor arise, and that form toward which the master always strives: only force can compel the master to forgo the use of slaves. Whence the many “ends” of slavery, and its many rebirths.
Pierre Dockes, Medieval Slavery and Liberation

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#671

..the astonishing thing is not that some people steal or that others occasionally go out on strike, but rather that all those who are starving do not steal as a regular practice, and all those who are exploited are not continually out on strike: after centuries of exploitation, why do people still tolerate being humiliated and enslaved, to such a point, indeed, that they actually want humiliation and slavery not only for others but for themselves?
Wilhelm Reich

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#629

Capitalism robs you and makes a wage slave of you. The law upholds and protects that robbery.The government fools you into believing that you are independent and free. In this way you are fooled and duped every day of your life.
Alexander Berkman

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#620

By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?
Walter Rodney

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#600

The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is a normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.
Assata Shakur

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#597

Once you are enslaved, you have no moral obligation to the people who have enslaved you. In enslaving you they have freed you of all moral obligation because the nature their enslavement of you says that you are without humanity, without manhood without womanhood, without dignity and anything you do to get those things back is morally justified.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

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#593

Now, undoubtedly no economic measure can guarantee anything to the whole of humanity. The rest must be able to adjust to the reduced, impoverished living conditions they are offered. Yet this ineluctable reality is covered up with the ideological mantle of contemporary economic and scientific theory: it is covered up and sold off as the way for getting out of all ideology and slavery.

Hard times are looming on the horizon, yet again.

Alfredo M. Bonanno: Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy

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#567

Those who say “violence isn’t the answer” or “violence never solves anything” are the ones whom never were colonized, never raped, never made slaves, never experienced the weight of imperialism squashing their freedom and those whom never have been the non-beneficiaries of privilege.
Anonymous

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#559

As naturally as the ruled always took the morality imposed upon them more seriously than did the rulers themselves, the deceived masses are today captivated by the myth of success even more than the successful are. Immovably, they insist on the very ideology which enslaves them. The misplaced love of the common people for the wrong which is done them is a greater force than the cunning of the authorities.
Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception

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#554

The days pass so indifferently. They seem like rings of an endless chain of burden and compromise. Work-home, home-work. We live constantly kept hostages. Hostages of the law, the employers, the lowered eyes and the submissive affirmatives. We don’t want to be forgotten working a whole life for the bosses. We don’t care for workers rights and unpaid over-work. We don’t stand for better slavery conditions. We are determined to escape from work camps by any cost… Better to live an hour as a wolf than a life as a sheep.
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

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#552

But i`d rather be a free man
in my grave, than living as a
puppet or a slave!
Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come

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