The truth is slavery never ended. All it did was morph into a new construct. In fact slavery is worse today than it ever has been in human history.
I borrowed the following metaphor from Dimitri Orlov¹. Real smart guy. A Russian expat who probably understands the econs of wage slavery better than any Princeton or Chicago School economist (that you Bernanke?). It's called the "Iron Triangle." Like a three-legged table, you remove any leg and the table collapses. To wit:
No car, no job. No job, no home. No home, you die. Simple as that.
We now have car loans that extend into the 72 month range and even into the 84 month range. Think of that. No seriously. 6 to 7 years to pay off an auto loan. That's not free enterprise. That's slavery. Miss one payment and your car is repossessed. And that's it for you. Game over. No way to get to your job, everything you have or dreamed about having is plowed asunder.
So for all the crybaby BLMs out there. I have four words. Can you guess?
You are not the exclusive oppressed class. And the sooner you recognize that and stop your bitch-fest about an institution that ended a century and a half ago, the sooner we can all get along and make some real change.
1. Club Orlov.