A Short Timeline of the Human Struggle for Freedom
1215 Magna Carta
1628 The Petition of Right
1787 US Constitution
1789 French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
1791 US Bill of Rights
1863 Emancipation Proclamation
Then, of course, in the twentieth century, the military-industrial complex perfected the means to allow remote control of the human brain via implanted neurotechnology. The many centuries of human struggles for freedom may have been rendered irrelevant in a relatively short time frame. Due to the clandestine nature of the activities, the human population as a whole to this day remains completely unaware that the fundamental nature of human life on earth may turn out to have been forever altered.
In the 2000s, the clandestine government uses this technology to control the brains of major television news anchors (not without a few "glitches in the system," though) and they all seem to read from the exact same script anyway, but nobody seems to notice.
As far as human freedom? It's "easy come, easy go," I guess.
"Not so fast, Toby! The chains are coming back.
But don't worry, this time the chains are for everyone regardless of skin color, so it's no longer a racist form of slavery, and that makes it okay. You probably won't even notice because these chains are invisible, work subtly, and are expertly managed. So if you don't read websites like this one, you'll never even know you have them.
So keep watching the news on TV, and professional sports, and be happy that blacks and women finally got the right to vote, and everything will be fine."