I have been reading through the Old Testament in portions. Two sections made my eyebrows move a little bit, especially with a note from our present news.
Back in the days of Joseph and Pharaoh, there was to be a period of 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine. Consider a passage towards the end of this saga:

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine. 14 Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh’s palace. 15 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is all gone.”

16 “Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.” 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.

18 When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, “We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our livestock belongs to you, there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land. 19 Why should we perish before your eyes—we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.”

20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, 21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude,[c] from one end of Egypt to the other.

Later in Nehemiah, I found a similar theme:

Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.”

3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.”

4 Still others were saying, “We have had to borrow money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards. 5 Although we are of the same flesh and blood as our fellow Jews and though our children are as good as theirs, yet we have to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but we are powerless, because our fields and our vineyards belong to others.”

Note that those in power utilize famine or hardship to remove real property from the population and reduce them to a level of slavery. People with property and ability to produce have no need for the government aside from general protection. Those who can take care of themselves are considered a threat by those who want to enslave them. Consider the opinion of our government of who is a terrorist:

As an aside, we in West Texas have a name for those missing a finger – oil field workers.

Note that the items mentioned make the individual independent and not in need of government care. Those with a weapon can defend themselves, or go obtain fresh meat – all without the government.
Now I have to note that the time mentioned in the previous two stories was during a famine. The opportunity for enslavement occurred when the individuals were having an economic hardship.
Let’s move forward and note a similar plan has been implemented here in the states:
A: inheritance tax applies to individuals and makes family farms or businesses subject to tax not imposed on corporate farms or businesses. Family farms have to sell to comply with the tax and as such removes competition from the marketplace as well as provides more revenue to the government – by removing it from the people who earn it.
B: We had a conversation over a year ago with our financial planner describing in moderate detail the removal of resources if mominbox would be sent to a nursing home under Medicade. Any money from the estate within certain amounts and within a certain time would be eligible to be charged to the heirs as payment for what services Medicaid provided. This concept has apparently been accelerated with obammacare.
C: This should demonstrate that 1.) nothing is free, 2.) we are responsible for our own care, and 3.) Anything run through the rubric of government always ends up empowering those who desire to enslave.

As the subject is close, here is another note from siblinginbox:

In an effort to condition children to accept the police state, the TSA has released a cartoon depicting an animated family enduring a warrantless federal checkpoint at an airport.

The video casts the the travelers and government agents as cute doggie characters that show how fun it can be to go through a checkpoint.

Animated travelers show how easy it is to comply with federal checkpoints. (Source: YouTube)
“Its not scary,” explains the father, as he hands his papers to the blue-shirted sentry. “TSA officers are here to keep us secure!”

[I was just thinking how similar that was to Soviet Russia, where you had to hand your papers to the state security to travel]

I watched this to validate my idea that they would not tell the kids about the genital exams or the nude pics. They fulfilled my anticipation. Propaganda at its best.