Pyramid Comment

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What Actually Is Slavery?

Original posting, September 2006

Slavery should be considered in the context of 'money'. When was financial reward invented? When was money invented? The Romans had it, but how much further back can it be traced? Think of 5,000 or even 10,000 years ago. To occupy peoples' time it is quite possible, even probable, that what we would today consider slavery was actually an accepted way of life. A comfortable standard. Basically, kept with housing and food. And activity. It's not that much different to today's employer/employee relationship. Simply 'paid' a salary rather that the provision of keep.

Or maintain a potential army in a fit state rather than sitting around getting bored. Getting fat. A scenario that may encourage crime. Greed, but in a sense of theft. When did this concept first appear? How do you finance an army?

Go to war and...


When did the concepts of stealing and ambition appear? When were such words as ambition, stealing or theft introduced into modern language? It is only by looking back from today's 'values' that a possibly distorted understanding may be appreciated.