The first French colonies were in France and preceded Acadia and Saint Croix by centuries. French bishops and monarchs merely continued Roman practices, and modern capitalists continue the practices of the church and state. They sponsor governments to ensure that nobody has a right they don’t pay for. Tithes, taxes, rent, and the cost of bread are invisible manacles. Businessmen set prices for freedom of movement, freedom of belief, and freedom of expression. You pay if you join the system and if you refuse to join you still pay.