I'm awakened in the morning by an alarm clock manufactured by Sony which I bought at Target. My bed was manufactured by a corporation, and so were the sheets and comforter that I have on it, and I bought them all from a corporation. The materials that went into the house in which I live were manufactured and purchased from corporations. The food I eat comes from large farms run by corporations, or is purchased by corporations from small farms, and then processed by corporations, and distributed by corporations, to stores owned by corporations. Then I drive to work in a car manufactured by a corporation. I work at a corporation to earn money to buy stuff from corporations. Then I go home, eat, sleep, and do it all again, five times a week, 51 weeks a year. I joined the military at the age of 18 for a number of reasons, but one of which was to earn money for college. I went to college to increase my opportunity of becoming a higher ranking slave. A higher ranking slave has a better opportunity to buy his/her freedom. I trade my time, the years of my life, my youth, to corporations (because of which the owners or board of investors become wealthier) in return for money which I spend at corporations (causing the owners or board of investors to become wealthier). Even were I to work for a non-profit, I have to be a slave. And all this in the hopes that I might either start my own business (which still, in essence means I'm a slave, just a more independent one), or work my way up the corporate ladder (becoming a higher ranking and more priveleged corporate slave), becoming wealthy enough to buy my freedom, or finally having the ability to retire (and surviving on funds managed by corporations causing owners or board of investors to become wealthier). Then, one day, I'll die. Does a slave have a choice? I could quit my job, live on the street, survive on hand-outs and charities, and live a life that, at least materially, is of low quality but with increased freedom from corporate slavery. However, I won't be able to travel to Europe or go trekking in Nepal. I won't be able to eat gourmet meals or sleep in a place that is safe. I won't be able to own property. And, in a way, life in that situation would have little meaning. So is my choice either corporate slavery or impoverished homelessness? What do you think?