Merry Christmas as well. But alas, Christmas is another time relevant to the merchandising of expectations.
I can remember the first time I learned about intangibles man created within this linear, physical plane. Slavery was one of them. It was very odd to me that a very strong and genetically designed man could give into the mental power of a weak mix bred man. I thought an agreement must have been reached before this behavior occured.
I have not made any agreements of those around me. Unless I am shackled and named a hostage, once the shackles are removed, I am free. Whether I run and am killed is all a choice. Being dead is easier and more free than these agreements and mental bonds. Many "slaves" sang their self to freedom.
Perhaps, Algebra, you are a slave to the concept of slavery. Have you tried to undo the bonds of slave vs. free bounds?
The space between the two is a resting plateau.
The government also has multiple agendas and mental objectives. Obama has fallen into the abyss quite rapidly.
I hope you wish your way out of slavery.