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Originally posted by Ex_MislTech
That pretty much sums it all up.
Both sides of the isle are puppets for ppl with billions.
Originally posted by Liquesence
Guaranteed shelter that the slaves mostly built themselves with what odds and ends were left (usually); guaranteed clothing, more one shirt/pants/shoes that had to last the entire year--even in the winter--without the option to buy anything else or new, but pieced together from sackcloth; beds of straw and furniture pieced together with sticks; food, basic nutritional necessities and whatever was left, cornbread, pot liquor, fat back three times a day, and what they grew in their own gardens--when they had the time after working dawn to dusk in the fields with the occasional meat (or whatever they could catch/trap when they WEREN"T working); a job that they could not leave, as they were slaves, and had no means to better themselves, unless they got lucky and became a "house negro.' Of course, some masters were better than, but as a whole, slaves did what they were told, and made do with what they were given--with few other options...