posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 10:52 PM
reply to post by Dasher
Slavery would be the opposite of liberty and freedom. And I would assume that seeking a diversified unregulated local government for each community
that the entire goal is more liberty and freedom for all.
Maybe you're not choosing the right words, for slavery would look something like this...
A boat arrives on the shore of a third world country and men with guns and wire ties start to chase down farmers and members of the local communities
and force them to get on the boat. They arrive in the USA and are forced to work for board (quality of said board to be determined by their new
master). Without regulation there is no guarantee that members will remain with their families. The masters of these slaves will feel real power. And
that power will poison their once reasonable minds.
There is a difference between the bondage we experience in our society and slavery. One is self inflicting damage, an act of free will, voluntary
slavery if you will. And the other is by force, no free will, real slavery.
While you've found some books on the positive aspects of slavery, I can assure you their are many more books on the negative. I've read several
personal narratives written by black slaves and they are pretty clear that they would rather die than not have their liberty.
As far as your willingness to sacrifice liberty because in the end it would reward more liberty. That reminds me of the reasoning behind socialism
(which I somewhat agree with). That by forcing people with abundance to contribute to those who have not, all would have more. With more food,
shelter, etc comes more liberty. More of the ability to do what you want in this world.
Again, this is an interesting conversation. I can't say that I agree with you on the slavery theory, not even a little. I'm hoping that you honestly
don't advocate someone coming along and stealing your son from your front yard and enslaving them for as long as their master deems necessary. And if
you're response to that is "well my son would be off-limits to slavery," my response is; who would be regulating that? Government? Who would be
worthy of being a slave and who wouldn't? Would it be based on their economic status? The color of their skin? Their criminal background? DNA tests?