Modern Slavery

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Modern Slavery

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The conquered were not citizens,

Livia Drusilla knew, so her Roman etiquette

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was attended by invisible hands

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whose bodies sometimes came into view

when their assistance became indispensable.

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The more familiar the help, the more likely

servitude could acquire a personal name,

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especially as being of service

became a desire to stay indentured

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butlers

to the wealthiest families.

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These days, consumers purchase

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at such a distance that they never witness

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the child labor or the abattoirs where

cattle are slaughtered, or the zinc mines

whose workers live and die underground.

 

In the free world, economic slavery

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is maintained through a system of laws

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and prisons,

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so a migrant from Peru

can be blackmailed into working

twenty-four-seven, on call

for sex any time with her employer.

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[Disposable Poem February 2016]

Dr. Mike

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