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Saturday, April 26, 2003

The New Feudalism

``Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.''
-The constitution of the United States, amendment 13, ratified 1865-Dec-6

``the state of subjection to another that constitutes or resembles slavery or serfdom [...] it implies in general lack of liberty to do as one pleases, specifically lack of freedom to determine one's course of action and conditions of living''
-definition of ``servitude'', from Webster's dictionary

``1: the system of political organization prevailing in Europe from the 9th to about the 15th centuries having as its basis the relation of lord to vassal with all land held in fee and as chief characteristics homage, the service of tenants under arms and in court, wardship, and forfeiture
2: any of various political or social systems similar to medieval feudalism''
-definition of ``feudalism'', from Webster's dictionary

``The combination is here to stay. Individualism has gone, never to return.''
``I want to own nothing and control everything.''
``Competition is a sin.''
-John Davison Rockefeller I,
born 1839-July-18, died 1937-May-23

Daniel Pouzzner

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