Lincoln was adamantly against "Wage Slavery". I think history bears out his concerns!
...to freely paraphrase Rousseau...
Humanity is born "free" but is everywhere in chains ... of "Wage Slavery" ... attached to iron balls of learned helplessness ... behind walls of transgenerational trauma!
We are free to quit and to starve and to die ... traumatized & homeless. That is a fool's freedom ... a victim's freedom. That is not true freedom. That is not human freedom.
We do not earn enough to pay enough to purchase our freedom to get truly free.
The key to freedom, though, is cooperation - NOT money!
We do not learn enough to cooperate enough to organize enough to TAKE THE FREEDOM THAT IS OURS BY BIRTHRIGHT OF OUR HUMANITY to get truly free!
If we can cooperatively organize, together, then we can gain & create & make resources & options available to us via cooperation which will never be available to most people via the moneyist system which binds us tight, limits our growth & development, and limits our options.
Our learned helplessness is our invisible fence.
When you strip away all the fancy words and ideological crap and BS Revolutionary Messaging ( @RevMsg ), what DOES NOT lie ... what DOES NOT change, is POWER!
"It becomes a contest of power: those who have money and those who have people. We have nothing but people." - SAUL ALINSKY
"We must hang together or we will surely hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin
"When bad men combine [form corporations], the good must associate. [COOPERATE!]" - Edmund Burke
"All that is required for evil to triumph, is for good people to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"As Benjamin Franklin wrote, 'In free governments the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns.' The ultimate powers in a society, therefore, rest in the people themselves, and they should exercise those powers, either directly or through representatives, in every way they are competent and that is practicable." - THOMAS JEFFERSON (quoting Benjamin Franklin)