…the normal, room temperature state of the great mass of humanity is Master/Slave throughout almost its entire history. It is a world in which the strong do as they please and the weak suffer what they must. Slavery is so deeply embedded in our fallenness that only after the centuries could the gospel extirpate slavery and then only temporarily and tenuously. As soon as we could do it, we reinstituted it again and only after several centuries did we exorcise the demon. Wherever the gospel’s influence is weak, it instantly reasserts itself, as it is currently doing among our crony capitalist Ruling Class and their attempt to subjugate us to a police state that spies on us and, increasingly, murders us with impunity.