The Servitude Of Our Times

We still have servants, we just don’t look at them

indi.ca
8 min readSep 22, 2022

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France’s yellow vest protest have been comprehensively ignored, but the fundamental grievances remain

The streets of Oxford are full of vans doing plumbing, roofing, gardening—all jobs that would have been done by the downstairs servants of yore. Men in vests unload commodities from wage-slaves even further off-shore. We think the days of slavery and servitude have passed, but they haven’t. They’ve just stepped out the door. Thanks…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.