"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." - Frederick Douglass
We have been duped as a nation into believing that slavery was and is a racial thing; when we have abundant examples from around the world, and throughout history, that the only elements necessary for slavery to exist are for bullies to assume more power than they deserve, surrounding themselves with others who are willing to support them taking it and keeping it, over an even "lower-class" than themselves.
I agree that this thread was very well written, Michael, but I can't buy into your perception of the TSA as impenetrable and immovable, without feeling that such a view would both hinder our individual and collective consciousness of who we are as heirs of our Creator; while giving them far greater power in our own minds, than they actually posses.
Douglass had a lot of very relevant insights into the state we are in today. Here's a link to a thread I posted two years ago here:
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it. - Patrick Henry