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Thread: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Bull****.
    If you can, please explain why you think what I said is bull****.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    If you wake up to the sound of an alarm clock, rather than when you choose to wake up---You are a slave. face it.
    Not if you choose to use the alarm clock. You can always shut it off and go back to sleep.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Slavery is owning people as property for the purposes of getting work out of them. Period.
    I'm afraid you are unaware of the definition and nature of slavery.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You're fortunate to live in a time and a place where you can't tell the difference between honest labor and slavery. For the majority of human history, you would have learned the difference at the end of a whip.
    Unfortunately, you live in a time and place where the meaning of a word depends on the position you decide to take. Skateguy is wrong but so are you. His example is oppression, not slavery.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Conscription is not slavery. Slavery ultimately boils down to a lack of choice at any level.

    Indigenous West African people were kidnapped, shackled, and forced to work upon threat of death. They had no choice in the matter. Nobody is in the Armed Forces (draft is over with) because they were not given a choice. Warren Sapp wasn't a slave, neither was Prince, no matter what they said.
    Yes, conscription is slavery. It is forced labor for another's profit.
    So no, slavery is not a "matter of perspective". It's a case of whether or not they had any control in the matter.[/QUOTE]
    You're missing his point.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Slaves are human property. If you can be bought and sold and registered as someone's property then you are a slave. Paying taxes and having people in authority over you is not slavery. Now, I do think slavery is a matter of perspective as well. If someone sells themselves into a slave contract to pay off debts is he a "slave?" Is the definition of slavery dependent on if it is your will or another's will forcing you into it? Honestly I don't know, but I would say that slavery is a matter of perspective.
    I'm afraid you are ignorant of the definition and/or nature of slavery.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    You can choose to go to Leavenworth.
    The ridiculousness of that statement is so self evident that you certainly must be joking.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Draft = no choice. Draft = slavery.

    Conscription does not include a draft. Conscripts are willing soldiers.
    con·scrip·tion
       /kənˈskrɪpʃən/ Show Spelled[kuhn-skrip-shuhn] Show IPA
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    1.
    compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft.
    2.
    a compulsory contribution of money to a government during a time of war.


    FAIL

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    In it's most simplistic form slavery is, being forced to work for the benefit of another.

    If there is no force, there is no slavery.
    You are correct as long as you recognize that "force" is not just through threat of violence.

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    Re: Is slavery a matter of perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    No. You do not have a market value. You are not bought and sold.
    See post 143.

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