Feudalism is Real and Ugly

I have a good friend who has family living in Pakistan. He struggles with how they are because of the stories that he reads on a daily basis. He is able to talk with them at times on the phone, and he hears both good and bad stories. He told me that feudalism is rampant in the area where his relatives live, and that is the main reason why he is so afraid for them. I had heard of feudalism before, but I did not know how to apply it to the real world since I have never experienced anything like it.

When I asked him to explain it in more context, he did. I was shocked because I knew that bad things happened in the world, but I guess I was living more in a bubble than I realized because those things just did not happen around me. Crime is bad at times, but it is not something where I am terrified, always wondering what the day is going to bring to me. Read More …