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Kunta Kinte'...are YOU a "Slave"??

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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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We've seen all the shows, we've seen Alex Haley's "Roots". We've been beaten unto submission about "slavery" in the United States.

So, this post isn't about all that; it's not about a novel, movie or show on History. Being "beaten, clubbed and held in chains" very well may have been epic for those who experienced it, but what about the business world now?

There is every manner of doing the same thing, but making it "Politically Correct".

And we should be sympathetic and what, why?

I am not racist. I am NOT. BUT, what about the work force today? How are they different...in a social sort of way????

ETA...perhaps I am all wrong, but I honestly believe these questions resonate.






edit on 6/1/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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1) people aren't forced to work.
2) they aren't lynched if they refuse.
3) they get paid, some in hefty amounts.
4) what are you waffling on about.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'd say we are all slaves to the government in one way or another.

Every 4 years, we just vote for a different master.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
1) people aren't forced to work.
2) they aren't lynched if they refuse.
3) they get paid, some in hefty amounts.
4) what are you waffling on about.


Well, I would say #1 you are wrong about. We have to work to eat. No money = no food= death.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: galaga

originally posted by: Hazardous1408
1) people aren't forced to work.
2) they aren't lynched if they refuse.
3) they get paid, some in hefty amounts.
4) what are you waffling on about.


Well, I would say #1 you are wrong about. We have to work to eat. No money = no food= death.


That's simply not true according to the Reich wing...

Every Tom, Dick and Harry can live off the government teet.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

1. No, everything is free...as it should be, right?

2. Far less "slaves" were lynched than traitors, cattle rustlers and outlaws. Check your facts.

3. WTF? Slaves, or your imaginary friends?

4. Have no idea what you are talking about!!!






posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 08:59 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Hazardous1408

1. No, everything is free...as it should be, right?

2. Far less "slaves" were lynched than traitors, cattle rustlers and outlaws. Check your facts.

3. WTF? Slaves, or your imaginary friends?

4. Have no idea what you are talking about!!!





1) so not slaves then.
2) deflection.
3) people in the work force as per your OP.
4) can't help you there.




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

In a social sort of way? I do not know but I can say that the workforce around here is rather pale.
Maybe one AA per about every 15 workers. There are more females than AA especially in higher skilled trades.
I'm referring to industrial and commercial construction. If it is a Federal job then employment services must be used to make sure the required percentage of AA are on site every day due to no-shows.
It must be my fault some how, you know, white privilege to get my azz to work everyday and all that.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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I could go on about "Toby" (fictitious character as he is), but it seems you are quite uniformed, so I will stand down.

That is all.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: JohnthePhilistine

I starred your post, but frankly, I'm not sure I understand it fully.

I have no issue with any race, I'm interested in all. I only need teams or hard working "people". However, people who expect something 150 years after the fact...well, I don't understand. hence my post.

There are MANY hard working people out there. I work side by side with them, not over them. I could care less what culture they come from, or what country.

What I have a problem with is when someone tries to define themselves by their culture, and then make excuses for why they shouldn't have to do the same things everyone else has to do. To me, that is an .... "excuse". And, I reject it.

Sorry, but I live in the real world.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'd say we are all slaves to the government in one way or another.

Every 4 years, we just vote for a different master.


You are a slave to the banks (mortgage payments), credit card companies (poor spending habits), and a debtor to the lender (student loans, leasing agreements, etc...)...otherwise you are free to do whatever you want to do in life



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

What is the amount if slaves lynched compared to the others?

We are not slaves by any sort of the word if we are comparing them literally to that of the past in our nation.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

No one is forcing you to use them. Sure it is hard to not, but you are not forced.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

My post was clear. Re-read it, and research it for yourself. You are a bright member.

Rhetoric is nothing compared to truth.

Perhaps post a new thread on your own, aside from second guessing others.

All due respect.

G'day.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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I have never seen or read Roots.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:36 PM
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It is a bad analogy.
You are all wrong.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
I have never seen or read Roots.

Same here. Of absolutely zero interest to me.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: c2oden

Oh, please do explain why!!

Please do.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Never seen Passion of the Christ either.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:49 PM
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If I want to live I'm forced to accept certain conditions and rules.

Like sleep, food, and etc.

In a way we're all slaves to our physical reality, beaten into submission and forced to face certain truths because our very lives depend on it.

But what's stopping any of us from really checking out? So maybe not slaves entirely, but I definitely feel like we're living in a prison sometimes...

I haven't watched Roots except for one small scene that I happened to catch when Kunta Kinte was being beaten and asked to give his new name, Toby, and it didn't stop until he gave up his identity. I really related to that part... and it really hurt my heart to watch it. Because it's about being outnumbered, broken, and surrendering. But in a way... it's also about choosing life and adapting and submitting- accepting the reality of the situation and knowing there's no fighting your way out... at the moment at least. It was a really powerful scene... almost like a rape.




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