I see it so clearly in my mind’s eye. Thatched roofs, billowing smoke with flames lapping, ready to consume the pitiful mud and waddle hovel. Cruel faced men sit astride fierce mounts, demanding obeisance from cowering peasants. These are the dark days before the dawn of liberty. In this world, men and women are little more than chattel, owning nothing. Their labors are not their own. They toil bitterly for their meager existence, knowing their sovereign may require the fruits of their labor without notice or cause. Their lives are fodder for the nobles who take great joy in exercising complete power over their subjects, both for personal gain and for the twisted pleasure of wreaking destruction on helpless peasants.
The Dark Ages were called dark for a reason. Society was hallmarked by a great chasm of classes – the masses worked for the betterment of the few and the few tyrannized the masses. As we stand idly by, our world is growing dark once more.
Our constitution was written to govern free men. The wording was concise and specific. The preamble begins “We the people of the United States…..”, not “We the citizens of the United States”. It was worded thus to keep men free. The difference between “People” and “Citizen” is the difference between serf and king.
h/t Donna and Brock