Originally Posted by Manomanman
Threats of firing, ignorance, debt and employment culture are the shackles of the wage slave. Threats of violence, ignorance, and slave culture are the shackles of the slave slave.
The former is legally entitled to leave, but doesn't. The latter is not legally entitled to leave. In reality, they're both shackled to a situation that robs them of their freedom.
The modern slave is that much more pathetic given that his freedom is an "I quit" away.
You know I hate to get all serious on a personal development forum, but there are modern slaves in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia who'd probably love to be a "modern wage slave".
I hate to point out the hard cold reality of the world, because bouncing around theoretical notions of the meaning of slavery is much more fun.