Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 22 May 2008

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote: Anyone with foresight would have seen
> how it would turn out. But none of us with out
> two-hundred year vantage point, are fit to judge those
> people who lived it. One could argue that slavery with
> food, shelter and clothes thrown in is a better deal
> than $5.50 per hour minimum wage and you figure out
> how to pay $4 a gallon to get to work. Change is
> mostly cosmetic.

Not so cosmetic. The idea of being mere merchandise is unimaginable to us fortunate enough not to have been slaves. The slaves couldn't emigrate, as the starving populations of many countries have traditionally done when the going got really rough because of war, famine, brutal regimes, pogroms and so on.



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 22 May 2008 EDT