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[-] werefreeatlast 12 points 2 months ago

We are slaves. We just don't like in a big plantation. No. We live anywhere where there are "jobs". No jobs means we become homeless eventually. And who has these "jobs"? The rich assholes do. Just like we were forced to work for their forefathers in plantations, now we work for them in "jobs". The job is basically a metaphorical plantation.

[-] assassin_aragorn 5 points 2 months ago

I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't liken working a fast food or retail job 40 hours a week to working the fields every day in the hot sun and under the crack of a whip.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Some people are still forced to work under the sun. But yeah, crack of a whips was worse. They are a bit nicer to slaves nowadays.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

This is actually a batshit insane comparison. You're fucking crazy, man.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago


Similarities between wage labor and slavery were noted as early as Cicero in Ancient Rome, such as in De Officiis. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, thinkers such as Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Karl Marx elaborated the comparison between wage labor and slavery, and engaged in critique of work while Luddites emphasized the dehumanization brought about by machines. The introduction of wage labor in 18th-century Britain was met with resistance, giving rise to the principles of syndicalism and anarchism.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

In my view, crazy is a dismissive word used to avoid making an attempt to understand. A lazy word, and I think most who think about it realize this and stop using it.

I can see your perspective, but I believe you've made minimal effort to understand the "crazy" ideas you are being presented.

[-] [email protected] -4 points 2 months ago

Lazy and offensive is comparing people as property to what we have now. I do understand the hyperbole but it's so fucking wrong I can't even respond any other way. Actual property that can be done with whatever the owner chooses, versus the struggles of today. Get out of here with being an apologist on this.

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