Would you own slaves now if it was legal?

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Would you own slaves now if it was legal?

  1. Yes

    2.6%
  2. No

    92.3%
  3. Maybe

    2.6%
  4. I am liberal minded or lean liberal

    20.5%
  5. I am conservative minded or lean conservative

    28.2%
  6. I am neither liberal nor conservative

    15.4%
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  1. Jestsayin

    Jestsayin Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Trumps would have thousands of slaves? Really?
    When I read comments like yours I try to imagine what is running through the posters head. I fail at every attempt.
     
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  2. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Hmm, well what if you bought them and made them work a little to pay off their debts?
     
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  3. Aleksander Ulyanov

    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    One thing that almost constantly bedevils me is wondering how anyone could be fooled by such a dishonest snake oil salesman as Trump to even buy his books, but then I've bought two of them, and got others from the library so who knows.
     
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    Precisely
    What puzzles me is why Leftists have such a hard time understanding human nature and their motivations. It is if they are proud of their lack of understanding of their fellow Americans.
     
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    Aint that the truth.
     
  6. Aleksander Ulyanov

    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    Oh, bovine feces too. Conservatives constantly pretend to have this great understanding of "human nature" and their main conclusion from it is that the majority of humanity is evil and stupid, except for them and maybe Trump, who all have these remarkable insights which the rest of us lack completely, being so evil and stupid as we are.

    I've always thought that humans are rational beings who generally try to use thought and reasoning to solve our problems instead of being controlled by our atavistic instincts, and the really nice thing about America is that we have here a country that wants us to do this and that is why we are so successful. Conservatives pooh-pooh that notion as the height of snowflake silliness and wonder when I rode in on a Unicorn since I don't realize that the reason America is so accomplished is that we were settled on a God-Given continent by the most Advanced Race in the history of the world and we Supermen should therefore naturally rule the Untermensch for their own good or maybe just kill them all if that's too much trouble.
     
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  7. Aleksander Ulyanov

    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    You're supposed to click on the "like" button too. We used to give trophies but I think they stopped doing that.
     
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    I think this is a stupid, race-baiting thread. Not worthy of a response.
     
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    I don't think I could afford one at today's prices, A good slave would cost $40 thousand. On top of that I would have to buy a whip and some shackles. and there is the matter of giving up my toolshed for slave quarters.
     
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  10. Aleksander Ulyanov

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    Not sex slavery, and I still contend that's always been the main type. The Romans may have managed to run a civilization based largely on stoop labor and thus labor slavery but many historians, Carl Sagan prominent among them, say that doing this held them back and eventually led to their end.

    It's very possible that technology may be about to end sex slavery too. Possibly it will end the great scourge and pernicious evil of pedophilia as well, who can tell?
     
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    MW = Minimum Wage AKA wage slavery.
     
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    I'm somewhat of a historian and can say the Romans definitely did not need slavery. It was not really a "backbone" of the their economy or empire.
    But the institution of slavery was mainly the result of the low status of so many of the persons in the population, which we could say was mainly the result of poverty and wars, and to some extent unjust laws as well.
     
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    The great majority of the white population in those states back then did not own slaves. It was mainly for the wealthy. A wealthy upward middle class family might have only one or two slaves, but they were just as likely to have none at all.

    The slave plantation back then was like the version of the large corporation today.

    Another fact which may be surprising to some, more than half the whipping was done by black overseers, who held a somewhat privileged position on the plantation. They usually got their own little house, which looked much more like a real house than the slave quarters did.
     
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    only the rich owned slaves, the poor supported if for cheap stuff that the rich made the slaves make
     
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    Meh. Has less to do with political agenda as it does with a general lack of responsibility and an outstretched hand, looking to get me some of that there reparations money.
     
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    As is often the case around here, that has nothing to do with my comment.
     
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    He's lying since every construction worker goes through times of no work.
    I was a bricklayer in 1983 making ten dollars an hour, wages are way too low compared to living expenses. I pay more than ten an hour for my laborers to work I am no cheapskate.
     
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    He did it to himself with eight years of addiction making him unreliable, unproductive, and not qualified to work anything but a dreg job from time to time until he screwed up again.
     
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    I managed to party on a multitude of drugs and still made it to work, in fact I ran my own company and other people's companies.
     
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    You have exceptional ability.
     
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    you missed the point
     
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    it's not just that, but agree

    it's also going after the little pleasures the poor have, like smoking, making them pay an outrageous amount for something small that gave them pleasure

    the poor can't afford big vacations, sometmes it's the little pleasures that keep them going
     
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    I understand that it is a crime the way taxes and prices have made the simple things expensive.
     
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    yep, taxes should never be over 100% of the cost of a product like they are with cigarettes
     
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    Well, don't blame me. You are the one who doesn't understand Trump voters. I do. And I understand the Progressives, too. It is the same dynamic in a different context. So yes, I can boast a greater understanding of human nature.

    If you'd like a hint, check this out:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_True_Believer
     
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