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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 7. June 16, 1955

Man Enslaved

Man Enslaved

This Illustrates the fact that man, instead of being master of the machine, is made its slave. Our industrial workers will only accept these inhuman conditions If "bread and circuses" are increasingly provided. Consequently, we have more and more social amenities extending from "the cradle to the grave." Indeed, these amenities have now been extended further; they begin before birth with pre-natal care, and continue after death with subsidised burial.

These things which are in themselves good and desirable, have only become conscious necessities with the advent of a technical civilisation.

Factory hands however, arc not content with bread alone. Regimented, drilled, conditioned, tied to monotonous and repetitive work, they crave emotional release and relaxation. They receive this from the cinema and mass sports.