Slavery never ended, it only changed its name.
A PBS documentary, worth every minute of watching.
The US is indeed a prison industrial complex.
Trap them while free, without an excuse; they’re slaves and you’re a devil. But, create the moral justification to entrap them, and they become prisoners, and you, their benefactor – providing them with “something useful to do” while they’re in jail.
Throughout history, words, not unlike money, have enriched human society, but have also served as a primary vehicle for worldwide deception and exploitation.