Slave Labor: Past and Present

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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The only difference between the slave labor of the past and the slave labor of the present is that in the past individuals were forced to do work out of FEAR that they would be harmed physically and in the present individuals work out of FEAR that their lifestyle will be harmed.

Each type profits a select few it's just that in the present it is sugarcoated.

Thoughts on this are appreciated both positive and negative.




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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It is true. Though farm animals might actually be a better metaphor. Consider the free range chicken. His next step is not towards freedom, but towards the dinner table. They give us "freedoms" in order that we might produce more while reducing their outlay for our upkeep. Remember, the farmer provides "free health care" for his stock.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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China, India and Vietnam! But.... They have to start somewhere, although the labour laws are unregulated, families are growing richer. Labour laws have caused many Western communities to crumble because of the pay per hour demands. So much of what we used is made by cheap labour, but, we must realise that Norma Rea has done us in as well.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Capitalism IS slave labor. Wage earners MUST work or they will die. True freedom comes through socialism. Workers of the world unite, and all that jazz...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by mojo2012
The only difference between the slave labor of the past and the slave labor of the present is that in the past individuals were forced to do work out of FEAR that they would be harmed physically and in the present individuals work out of FEAR that their lifestyle will be harmed.


Does not make sense. In the past when we had slaves in America the working class of free men worked so they got food and shelter just like they do today. They are two completely different systems one being slavery and the other not being slavery.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by boot2theface
Capitalism IS slave labor. Wage earners MUST work or they will die. True freedom comes through socialism. Workers of the world unite, and all that jazz...


So why do people in socialist countries work? Do they not get paid ?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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in order for humans to live, and reproduce simply and basically much work must be done.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by DavidWillts

Originally posted by mojo2012
The only difference between the slave labor of the past and the slave labor of the present is that in the past individuals were forced to do work out of FEAR that they would be harmed physically and in the present individuals work out of FEAR that their lifestyle will be harmed.


Does not make sense. In the past when we had slaves in America the working class of free men worked so they got food and shelter just like they do today. They are two completely different systems one being slavery and the other not being slavery.


Of course it's not the same type. Come on now... Doesn't make sense now though does it? I beg to differ. People are painted into a corner. People are slaves to the system. What's the system? It's called supply/demand/profit. You trade your time for money or you don't survive. It's that simple. Guess what? In that time you spend it is also factored in that you profit a select few... Why do you think the occupy movement is going on? People are fed up with the system.

I live in the US.

By your logic i guess i could use my free will and up and quit the system. I mean if I'm not a slave I should be able to quit something. Maybe i could go find some land somewhere and plant some seeds to grow food so i could survive? Oh wait all land is accounted for in the US so i guess that is out of the question...

It's a form of slavery whether you like it or not. It's sugarcoated.

Work/Fear and massive profits for a few.. Anymore questions?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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You are correct as long as every part of the system is "good". Once you identify a part of the working system that is not good then you must change it.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Of course it's not the same type. Come on now... Doesn't make sense now though does it?

No it does not



People are fed up with the system.

"the system" works in nature too. If a lion does not hunt he does not eat and starves to death. If you do nothing you get nothing, that is how "the system" works.



Why do you think the occupy movement is going on?

Their dependency on "the system", they are going on about the 1% and how they have so much while the OWSers have so little.



By your logic i guess i could use my free will and up and quit the system. I mean if I'm not a slave I should be able to quit something. Maybe i could go find some land somewhere and plant some seeds to grow food so i could survive? Oh wait all land is accounted for in the US so i guess that is out of the question...

You can quit and go where ever you wish. But you can't honestly think that someone should give up some land they own so that you can squat on it do you? There are plenty of places with little to no law that you would be free to go to. But you don't because you NEED "the system".



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by DavidWillts
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Of course it's not the same type. Come on now... Doesn't make sense now though does it?

No it does not



People are fed up with the system.

"the system" works in nature too. If a lion does not hunt he does not eat and starves to death. If you do nothing you get nothing, that is how "the system" works.



Why do you think the occupy movement is going on?

Their dependency on "the system", they are going on about the 1% and how they have so much while the OWSers have so little.



By your logic i guess i could use my free will and up and quit the system. I mean if I'm not a slave I should be able to quit something. Maybe i could go find some land somewhere and plant some seeds to grow food so i could survive? Oh wait all land is accounted for in the US so i guess that is out of the question...

You can quit and go where ever you wish. But you can't honestly think that someone should give up some land they own so that you can squat on it do you? There are plenty of places with little to no law that you would be free to go to. But you don't because you NEED "the system".


1. Comparing humans to animals is like comparing apples to oranges. Your argument should be void from this point forward but i'll keep humoring you.

2. OWS knows the system is flawed. That's why they are protesting.

3. Please list places in the USA where I can start a farm for free so I don't have to be dependent on the system. If you can't then i guess I have no choice but to be dependent. Thus, if I have no choice then I am forced to be dependent on the system for survival. If I am forced to be dependent on the system that gives massive profits for 1% then that is a form of slavery.

"The system" should be like this:
Supply/Demand/Benefit humanity and the earth.... NOT Supply/Demand/Profit for a select few

Thank you for your time it was nice going back and forth with you.
edit on 6-4-2012 by mojo2012 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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1. Comparing humans to animals is like comparing apples to oranges. Your argument should be void from this point forward but i'll keep humoring you.

The point was nobody gets something for nothing, no amount of crying will change that.



2. OWS knows the system is flawed. That's why they are protesting.

Not really, they all have something different to say about why they are protesting. In communist/socialist/utopian societies everyone works in exchange for something. Protesting this "slavery" of capitalism is a fallacy.



3. Please list places in the USA where I can start a farm for free so I don't have to be dependent on the system.

Nowhere, even land that would be "free" to you would be owned by someone else. So you would still be depending on the "system". You are free to move to some remote location in Siberia,Africa,Australia or South America if you would like. The do have some hippy communes all over the united states but few have strong enough conviction to actually do it. Even right now you are posting on a corporate site and your membership contributes to the revenue it generates and "the system"
www.highbeam.com...
investing.businessweek.com...
When people say they don't like the "system" it is not really "the system" they hate because they want the nice things, they just don't want to put in the time to get them. So you really want to fight the system? Start by turning off your internet connection.



"The system" should be like this:
Supply/Demand/Benefit humanity and the earth.... NOT Supply/Demand/Profit for a select few

That is pretty much how it goes. How much have you done for humanity when compared to warren buffet and bill gates?



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by DavidWillts
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1. Comparing humans to animals is like comparing apples to oranges. Your argument should be void from this point forward but i'll keep humoring you.

The point was nobody gets something for nothing, no amount of crying will change that.



2. OWS knows the system is flawed. That's why they are protesting.

Not really, they all have something different to say about why they are protesting. In communist/socialist/utopian societies everyone works in exchange for something. Protesting this "slavery" of capitalism is a fallacy.



3. Please list places in the USA where I can start a farm for free so I don't have to be dependent on the system.

Nowhere, even land that would be "free" to you would be owned by someone else. So you would still be depending on the "system". You are free to move to some remote location in Siberia,Africa,Australia or South America if you would like. The do have some hippy communes all over the united states but few have strong enough conviction to actually do it. Even right now you are posting on a corporate site and your membership contributes to the revenue it generates and "the system"
www.highbeam.com...
investing.businessweek.com...
When people say they don't like the "system" it is not really "the system" they hate because they want the nice things, they just don't want to put in the time to get them. So you really want to fight the system? Start by turning off your internet connection.



"The system" should be like this:
Supply/Demand/Benefit humanity and the earth.... NOT Supply/Demand/Profit for a select few

That is pretty much how it goes. How much have you done for humanity when compared to warren buffet and bill gates?





We obviously aren't even close to being on the same page and absolutely nothing positive will come from going back and forth with you so this is my last reply. Thank you for your time.

1. I never said people shouldn't work. Though I'm sure one day most everything will be automated so work will be minimal.

2. People do get something for nothing look at unemployment and welfare, they are bandaids for the flawed system

3. OWS.. They say something different because each one of them has different problems. It's called big picture... And the big picture is the system.

4. The system is supply/demand/profit not supply/demand/benefit humanity and the world. Look at the dependency on oil. Look at people that get laid off because of lack of demand. Jobs get outsourced to other countries for the sake of profit.

5. I've given away at least 10% of the money i have saved up in the last few months for causes other than personal gain and i don't expect that money back. Helping out family, a homeless veteran, and tornado victims.

Again, thank you. Now i have to go and try to make strides towards what i believe in.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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By your logic i guess i could use my free will and up and quit the system. I mean if I'm not a slave I should be able to quit something. Maybe i could go find some land somewhere and plant some seeds to grow food so i could survive? Oh wait all land is accounted for in the US so i guess that is out of the question...

You cannot buy land in US and grow your own food? This is nonsense.
And if you state that you should not buy it - then you will have to fight for it. Because once it is decided that there will bo no owner and you can get whatever you want, all the best land will be controlled by people with the biggest fists.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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You have to pay taxes on land. If i'm not gaining money from the system how do you expect me to keep that land?

Now run along.





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