What i find strange even today, especially in politics, is the idea that parasitism is only one-directional and especially what has been drilled and programmed into society especially by the rich. Slavery at its core is pure and unbridled parasitism. One sows and another reaps. Today we have paid slavery, more or less, where we get a more fairer piece of the pie. Things do not affect or occur in only one direction. Just as the poor in society are constantly told to try and make it to the top, the truth is, those on the lower tiers are needed to provide for those on the top. Its clear once you actually see things as they are. It is not true that those on top are the only ones providing for those below them as those on top rely on all the actual tangibles provided by those on the bottom. So i always laugh when i hear the cliche lament of the elite that they have to pay taxes and denigrate the welfare recipients, poor, disabled etc. As if parasitism in some form can only be one directional. Yeah, im sure a slave or servant was thinking that when asked for frivolous requests like get off your own ass and get it yourself. Mostly because its not a fair system either way. Never was and never has been. I think the elite should be aware and just feel fortunate that enough people are either dumb enough to work for another while the owner reaps most of the profit etc or in some cases teamwork is beneficial for all involved.