On our way out of New Orleans, the RV Bunny and me decided to tour the old plantations near the mouth of the Mississippi River. After touring one plantation, I thought how life on the old plantations was an awful lot like life in a corporation.
Sure today it’s voluntary. But what other choice do most people have than to be a slave, even today or especially today? Â What else is living to just to survive and pay your minimum payments? Of course, some lucky few of us get to live in the big house and play master.
The old slavery was too crude and ultimately failed. Whipping people only gets them to work hard enough not to get beaten. Today’s system gets people to work hard to enslave themselves. Advertising and credit are so much more effective than a whip. It’s really quiet enlightened today. Â And they call it the “American Dream”.
But lunch at the plantation was great. I had the crawfish and she had the fried chicken. It was delicious and the RV Bunny loved her new doll Donna Bella (Note - the RV Bunny is not a minor and is 26 years old – or so she told me).
Next Stop – Mississippi Churning – Obesity and Illiteracy