John Hernlund

May 18, 2021

4 min read

How we collaborate in our own enslavement (and how to stop)

Photo by Jesse Martini on Unsplash

Imagine being a prisoner, and over time your incarcerator begins to refer to you as a “guest.” And they treat you nicely, like they would a guest, within certain bounds (e.g., you can’t leave). After a while, you begin to feel better about your situation by embracing this “guest” narrative. You think and talk about your relationship with your incarcerator as a “my hosts” instead of…