The action of making someone a slave; subjugation.

Like enslaved to…

an expectation of parents for their children to be what they aren’t,

a pile of debt accumulated in order to be like your neighbor,

an attitude that everyone but yourself has limited your future.

All these are examples plain as day, common as the morning sun.

Yet some enslavements, though obvious from history, are given a blind eye.

Like being enslaved to…

white plantation owners against your will,

regulations that make it difficult to own property,

cultural mindsets that are built on lies.

Breaking free is everyone’s wish.

Being free is everyone’s hope.

Freedom looms large for ALL mankind, if we will it.

Happy Juneteenth!

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