Last edited by Black Dog; 05-10-10 at 10:56 AM.
No Lives Matter
If someone can tell you when you can have lunch, rather than eating whenever you feel like it---you are a slave.
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"
I personally think that they are wrong and are misusing the word, but I am curious about their perspective on the issue. Do they legitimately believe their position or are they hyping the rhetoric for effect?
Slavery will NEVER be defined by people not suffering from it. There is simply no way to relate to it. I can empathize...even bet that it sucks really really bad...but all the analogies (draft, drug addiction, etc) fall short when another human being physical controls your very existence. I think in free countries the only people that have a real feel for what a life of slavery might be like are people who have been raped.
Perspective? Sure...of course it is.
Conscription is not slavery. Slavery ultimately boils down to a lack of choice at any level.Originally Posted by Blackdog
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.
So no, slavery is not a "matter of perspective". It's a case of whether or not they had any control in the matter.