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who is yoked to sin is enslaved”-Hebrew scripture
One of the most potent words to use to evoke anger and fear in people is SLAVE. It is used relentlessly in propaganda against political philosophies when we are told the other party is trying to 'enslave' us citizens, or humans with melaninated skin are reminded of a dark past as 'slaves' of their neighbors under the guise of history lessons.
(n.) late 13c., "person who is the property of
another," from Old French esclave (13c.), from Medieval Latin
Sclavus "slave" (cf. Italian schiavo,
way to get past a fear that holds you back is to understand it and
embrace it if necessary, but at the least know what and why it evokes the response
in you that it does! There are many words that 'trigger' FEAR
responses in each of us based on both individual and collective
experiences, however attempts to censor or otherwise ban these words
only increases their FEAR factor and gives the control of the word to
those attempting to suppress it....
But I would not have you
be ignorant for knowledge is freedom from FEAR!
The word SLAVE
that noone seems to want to be called today was originally "Slav" , so
called because of the many Slavs sold into slavery by conquering
"This sense development arose in the consequence of
the wars waged by Otto the Great and his successors against the
Slavs, a great number of whom they took captive and sold into
Who are the Slavs? Over half of Europe's
territory is inhabited by Slavic-speaking communities. The worldwide
population of people of Slavic descent is close to 350
million...Modern nations and ethnic groups called by the ethnonym
Slavs are Present-day Slavic people are classified into East Slavic
(chiefly Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians), West Slavic (chiefly
Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, and Wends, or Sorbs), and South Slavic
(chiefly Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, Slovenes, Macedonians, Montenegrins
and Bulgarians)...ALL WHITE PEOPLE!
The word slav is related
to slovo "word, speech," which suggests the name originally
meant member of a speech community (cf. Old Church Slavonic Nemici
"Germans," related to nemu "dumb;" and cf. Old
English þeode, which meant both "race" and
Identical with the -slav in
personal names (e.g. Russian Miroslav, literally "peaceful
fame;" Mstislav "vengeful fame;" Jaroslav "famed
for fury;" Czech Bohuslav "God's glory;" and cf.
Wenceslas). Spelled Slave c.1788-1866....
More common Old
English words for slave were þeow (related to þeowian "to
serve") and þræl (see thrall)....like in PEON... and
PAWN from Anglo-French poun, Old French PEON, earlier pehon,
from Medieval Latin pedonem "foot soldier," from Late Latin
pedonem (nominative pedo) "one going on foot," from Latin
pes (genitive pedis) "FOOT"
The Slavic words for
"slave" (Russian rab, Serbo-Croatian rob, Old Church
Slavonic rabu) are from Old Slavic *orbu, from the PIE root *orbh-
(also source of ORPHAN) the ground sense of which seems to be "thing
that changes allegiance" (in the case of the slave, from himself
to his master). The Slavic word is also the source of ROBOT.
the lesson is that the real SLAVES say don't be another man's ROBOT!
Being a PEON in another man's business and a PAWN in another man's
game should be much more fearful than being called a SLAVE!