Its not an academic question when you consider how many millions find themselves in actual slavery. There are more slaves now than any other period of history. Those poor souls would dearly love the freedom we take for granted, your proposed ideas on slavery are mere restrictions in freedoms that could be overcome with just a bit of revolution, on our part.
Thats because there are WAY more people now =)
I dont see how a bit of revolution on our part could free people of slavery. In our own country maybe, but we would need to interfere with other countries to free people worldwide.
Didymos Thomas;93021 wrote:
While I generally agree with you, Aedes, remember that slavery is not a ubiquitous institution. Slavery in many times and places has been contingent upon the choices of the slave - for example in Africa, certain sorts of theft could put a person in slavery for a few years. Of course, that variation on the practice was wildly different and far more humane than what developed across the Atlantic under European cultural and moral oversight...
I heard in Rome slaves could have things of their own and even buy their own freedom, so they werent much under the common citizen. Neither had political rights, if I recall well.
It is these kind of events that make me wonder why do some people value slavery (for whatever reason) and why some humans abhor it? This is the kind of question that makes me dig deeper into the nature of humans.
Humans are always disagreeing. Some people value abortion, some abhor it =)
With the advances in technology, why would we need slavery anyway? Machines can do all the labour we can think of so what does that leave slaves to do?
Slaves wont wave planks with things written on then while you are trying to govern then, citizens will =)
Off course slaves will jump from quiet to homicidal, while citizens will complain before getting homicidal. Depends of whenever you want safety or peace in your government =)
The United States is notorious for myself as it is here that I am forced to work out my life for nothing, while being called a free man.
If you were a great dragon in a world winhout civilization, you would be forced to eat ever so oftenly, and still be called a free dragon =)
he is right about how the system sucks overall though
produce! consume! die! and they try to make you feel guilty about not liking something so contrived. it's utter shite if you ask me
I think the human world became too complex to humans, so we are unable to prevent ourselves from doing stupid things. Just look at the economy crisis: That wouldnt happen if economy wasnt so complex that no human can fully understand and know what will happen.
I think human slavery is wrong, unless you are far more intelligent than a human and is slaving then for their own good, that is, you govern then better than any government they could chose for thenselves.