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It's abhorrent, but like others, my life is severely constrained. The cause of this powerless condition may be quite different: extreme poverty, massive debt, harsh environmental conditions, ignorance, prejudice against us, disability, the authority or greed of some dominating individual who exploits us, kidnapping, dogmatic beliefs, imprisonment, restrictions of authoritarian government, etc.  (Note: none choose this for themselves; an enabling many—perhaps including you?— indirectly choose it for others; an enslaving few directly choose it for others. )

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a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with:  32A  Human Rights   to make Choice #23   in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:   version 2.0    version 3.0        is this theme new to version 4?--new name

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Human Trafficking Unfree Labor Incarceration
Conscription debt (bondage) Slavery
Slave narrative Involuntary Servitude Wage Slavery
Serfdom Military Use of Children Domestic Violence
Prisons Twelve Years a Slave--film reparations for slavery

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#10   Secular Humanism    #16B   The Golden Rule, Village Ethic of Mutual Help   #17B Gratitude & Forgiveness   #24B Creative Expression  
#28A   Hedonistic Orientation #28B Healthy Orientation #30    Imagination, Curiosity, Intellectual Freedom    #202B Relaxed, Generous, Loving

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #33A: Servitude--Suffering, Enabling, or Enslaving

Encyclopedia of Slavery
Anti-Slavery (organization dedicated to waging "today's fight for tomorrow's freedom")
Free the Slaves (Washington, DC based  non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide.)
Modern Slavery
A Study of Traditional Systems of African Servitude
Slavery in Sudan
Involuntary Servitude and Peonage (related U.S. laws)
The Small Hands of Slavery (bonded children in India)
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, by John Bowe
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence and Women's Vulnerability to HIV in Uganda
statement from South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
Modern slavery shoots up by 10 million in five years by David Molloy (BBC News, September 12 2022)
Graphic detail: historical slavery in America (from The Economist June 18 2022)
the latest Modern Slavery Act statement  from Oxfam (re: UK 2015 Law  March 5 2022)
The Cost of Oppressing Women (report from The Economist September 11 2021)
“Life Sentences: Retrieving the Key” (article from The Economist July 10 2021)
"Underage Marriage in Indonesia" (report from The Economist June 26 2021)
Conjure Women by Afia Atakora (a tale of USA civil war era slavery and its aftermath, book review from The Economist May 9 2020)
Africa's New Slavery Problem by Aryn Baker  (feature story in Time March 25 2019)
"US inmates stage nationwide prison labor strike over 'modern slavery'" (article from The Guardian August 20 2018)
“Detained Migrants In Libya Have A Choice: Buy Your Way Out Or Be Sold Into Bondage by Ruth Sherlock (February 28, 2018  NPR program)

"The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity ..." by Nadia Murad and Jenna Krajeski (review by Alia Malek of 2017 book on The Washington Post Nov 22 2017)

"American Prisons: Lockup Nation" (article reviewing two new books, in The Economist Dec 16 2017)
"Jail Break: America’s Prisons are Failing"  (article from The Economist May 27 2017)
"Modern Slavery Estimated to Trap 45 Million People Worldwide" by Rick GladstoneMay 31, 2016)
"Islam and Slavery: The Persistence of History"  (report from The Economist August 22, 2015)
"Jailhouse Nation" (opinion piece about the American prison system from The Economist June 20 2015)
"Slavery in Islam: To Have and to Hold" (article from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
"Bring Back All Girls" and "Inside the Business Model of Human Trafficking" (articles by Belinda Luscombe for Time May 26 2014 and earlier)
"Russian Prisons: Slave Labour and Criminal Cultures" (article in The Economist October 19 2013)
"12 Years a Slave" (a movie review by Manohla Dargis,  NY Times Oct 17 2013)
"Mauritania, Haiti Top New Global Slavery Index" by Sylvia Hui (Oct 17 2013 AP story on USA Today website)
"Slavery's Global Comeback" by J.J. Gould (article posted on The Atlantic website Dec 19 2012)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (NPR review of this 2012 book)
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides (gripping account of life in WW II prison camp, review of this 2001 book posted on NPR website )
"How Slavery Really Ended in Amercia" by Adam Goodheart (April 1 2011 NY Times article)
"A Woman. A Prostitute. A Slave." by N. Kristof (Nov 27 2010 NY Times Op-Ed article)
"Promise of a Better Life Leads to the Nightmare of Sexual Slavery" by Rafael Romo (Sept 17 2010 news item)
"The New Slave Trade" by E. B. Skinner (article in Time January 18 2010 re: sex trafficking in South Africa)
A Crime So Monstrous, by E. B. Skinner (read excerpts of 2008 book re: modern day slavery at Google Books)
child "slave labor" in Indian textile factories (October, 2007 news story)
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishamel Beah (more about this 2007 book)
Pakistan's Slave Trade
The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Debt to Society (on U.S. prison population)
quotes related to slavery

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.