Skip to comments.THOSE DEMANDING REPARATIONS ARE SILENT ON TODAY'S SLAVE TRADE: tragic history of human bondage
Posted on 02/14/2019 7:10:10 PM PST by Perseverando
There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
An estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution. Though mostly illegal, slavery, by its different names, exists today in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, Romania, Sudan, Haiti, Brazil, Latin America and even in the United States.
Those most loudly demanding reparations for past slavery are strangely silent regarding present-day slavery.
Time magazine reported Jan. 18, 2010: Despite more than a dozen international conventions banning slavery in the past 150 years, there are more slaves today than at any point in human history.
Slavery has a long and shameful history.
Ancient cultures made slaves of those captured in battle, as seen in Babylon, Persia, Greece, China, India, and Africa. Israelites were made to be slaves by powerful Pharaohs of Egypt for four hundred years.
Julius Caesar conquered in Gaul and brought so many captured slavic peoples into to Rome that the term slav gained the connotation of permanent servant slave. Over half of Romes population were slaves.
Another form of slavery was generational indebtedness, spread by Roman Emperor Diocletian. In the third and fourth century, the Roman economy became so bad that people who were unable to pay their mortgages would simply abandon their properties, renounce their Roman citizenship, and go off to live with the barbarians. To stop this, Diocletian made it a law that people could never run away from their debts thus tying them and their children to the land in perpetuity, creating the feudal system.
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Reparations itself is a form of slavery. Those demanding it only care about themselves, never having experienced slavery personally.
Lest we forget:
Meanwhile today in Ghana.... Death Trap Exploits 49,000 Child Labor Slaves
Reparations should be payed by the country that sold the human slaves
They liked blonde women from Spain especially.
There ya go.
9 minutes on the fraud of REPARATIONS!
The author does not seem - at least in the excerpt - to make any distinction between economic/conquest slavery and chattel slavery. The former is one way to maintain a territory or allow the poor to continue to exist - these people are highly valued because they provide a service and frequently, other than the position of slave, had no other restrictions placed on them. Once they were made slaves they were not bought and sold, often becoming valued members of a household. Indentured servants fall into this category as well - these are people who become poor and decide to take the option of selling their services to a particular individual of family.
The later is a condition of forced slavery where the slave is only valued in the moment for whatever service is designated and has no rights or allowed expectations other than misery as they have nop other value or worth. This practice began around 620 AD. These slaves are bought and sold in markets usually. This system was invented by muslims.
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