“Slavery” is a flash word that brings a connotation of repression and thoughts of a terrible part of this country’s history. Although the word slave in our lifetime brings thoughts of injustice to people of color, the word slave dates back to the Holy Roman Empire when color was secondary to control. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slave
Whether in Roman times, Civil War times or modern times most of us “Answer to the Man” in our lives. For most of us, our life consists on making the Supervisor at work, Owner of the company, Judge, Police Officer, and others who have control over us satisfied with our performance. If we don’t make “The Man” in our lives happy, serious repercussions will prevail. The punishment and penalty is worse than the “Kiss Ass” we have to do.
This week, Congress was faced with doing the right thing for the American people by passing the Manchin Amendment and making Hydrocodone less accessible to our streets or Answer to The Man (Pharma) for their actions. Congress decided to Answer to the Man and friends.
Sadly, Congress decided to Kiss Ass and Answer To the Man. The rescheduling of Hydrocodone did not take place.
Congress decided to send the question to the FDA. The same FDA that has sat silently as tens of thousands have died from the legal narcotics and millions have become addicted.
Slavery still exists. Our Congress proved this week that they are bought and controlled by Big Pharma. Congress answered to The Man knowing that they better not cross their master.
The lack of courage and cowardice Congress displayed this week should make every descendant of slavery and those who fought against slavery cringe with disrespect. The shackles and chains around the necks and ankles of Congress who is owned and controlled by Pharma have never been more evident than this week.
Does Congress have no shame?