If slavery was legal- not based on race, color, gender, etc.- and you could not abuse a slave in any fashion, and you had to set that slave free within a certain amount of time, would you own one?
Would you own a slave?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/28/2013|
I'd need to see the catalogue first
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/01/2013|
Why? Interns can be had without all your silly ground rules, and you don't even need to feed or house them.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/01/2013|
No. It's disgusting.
If you want a slave, go to an S&M club, you'll have as many as you want.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/01/2013|
A sex-slave boy-toy, sure. For a little while at least.
But not in any other circumstance.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/01/2013|
No. It sounds like a completely moronic idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/01/2013|
[quote]and you could not abuse a slave in any fashion
Owning another human being is a form of abuse.
No, I would not want to own a slave.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/01/2013|
Realistically, I would be uncomfortable with the idea, just as I am with our treatment of the Mexicans. In the future, people will look back on this era and be just as judgmental about us as we are re the slavers. We live more comfortably for less than we would if these people were regarded as equal. Fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/01/2013|
I believe that straight people call that having children.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/01/2013|
WW for R9.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/01/2013|
Many straight people would argue that it's they who are the slaves to their children, R9.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/01/2013|
There's an old middle eastern saying: "From birth to age seven, you are the child's slave. From seven to fourteen, the child is YOUR slave!".
Occasionally I fantasize about having a sex slave or even a slave housekeeper, but it would too icky for words in real life. Some things are just fantasies.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/01/2013|
I don't even want the responsibility of owning a pet, let alone a human that you have to feed and shelter.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/01/2013|
It's OK, it's all been outsourced to 'far away' countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/01/2013|
Who wouldn't want someone who fusses and flatters and makes you think that your all that matters whose only aim in life is to serve you and make you feel she doesn't deserve you?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/01/2013|
I once knew a gay guy who used to say, "Everybody needs a houseboy!"
Now that I'm older, I appreciate that thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/01/2013|
Slave, no. Loyal and fiercely devoted manservant, absolutely.
Punjab from Little Orphan Annie would be my first pick, but in a pinch I could go for Kato from the Green Hornet.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/01/2013|
No. They would spit in my food.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/01/2013|
You mean a personal assistant?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/01/2013|
I think I pay my cleaning lady and landscaper a lot less in wages than it would cost to own them. I don't get the economics of slavery. You have to buy the slave which is expensive, then you have to feed, clothe and house them. Isn't it much cheaper to purchase slave labor from free workers at a reasonable hourly rate?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/01/2013|
Only if I can get one with free shipping on Amazon Prime.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/01/2013|
No, the only ones that would own a slave are the only ones willing to eventually be a slave. And I'm not interested in that dynamic.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/01/2013|
I would be a slave if it meant being fucked by Perry King in Mandingo.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/01/2013|
no, why would I?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/01/2013|
No, but I would love a cute white guy to pretend he was, just one or two weekends a month.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/01/2013|
R12 is clearly not a slave to grammar and punctuation.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/01/2013|
In slave times, this was called a "body servant."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/01/2013|
Slaves were indicative of the eras in which they were in demand. Since rarely any Americans live on large agricultural plots of land that need tending to, I don't see why you'd need a slave. Sure, you could make them clean your home but I'd much rather have a cleaning lady come over a couple of times a month than to have the cleaning lady LIVE with you and have to take care of her food and other needs.
Slaves just don't fit into the modern lifestyle. Now, a sex slave is another thing, but I'd even get sick of that. A hooker is essentially your sex slave for the allotted amount of time you'd paid for them. That's fine enough for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/01/2013|
As long as they have broad shoulders for picking cotton.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/01/2013|
Yes. I have had several personal assistants and all considered themselves slaves.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/01/2013|
I guess OP never quite understood that the very essence of slavery is abuse.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/01/2013|
A large penis is always welcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/01/2013|
Okay, R31, if slavery were legal and tolerable on a personal level (as if), there's no reason it couldn't find a modern financial model.
Instead of having multiple slaves working the fields, I could save up for two or three slaves, and send them out to work the drive-thru windows. Their paychecks could provide a modest lifestyle in a low cost of living area, and they could keep the house clean when they weren't out funding my early retirement. Of course it'd mean sharing my home with people who hate me and would kill me in my sleep if they got a chance, but getting out of working for a living might make it worthwhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/01/2013|
My family actually did kind of own a slave before we moved to the US. It was a third world country and there was a war going on at the time. A woman was trying to sell one of her daughters. My aunt bought her because she was afraid where the girl might end up (most likely prostitution). She was free to leave whenever she wanted, but she had a much better life in our house than she would have anywhere else. We had to leave quickly when the war escalated, but I heard she met a guy and married him soon after we left.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/01/2013|
i couldn't even handle having paid live-in help because of the guilt, so NO.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/01/2013|
What R23 said. When one has a slave, they become a slave themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/01/2013|
We he'd a slave when I was a kid. She told me I was special, smart, and important!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/01/2013|
Nobody wants slavery except the 1%.
And nobody I know treats Mexicans like dirt either. I have to wonder what circles some of you travel in.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/01/2013|
I would say at least half of our citizens are slaves. We work for very low wages, have no benefits and don't even get time off for vacation. That's our working class...slaves.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/02/2013|
Your idea fails R36, when you consider that a much more financially rewarding model already exists legally without enslaving people. Instead of "saving up" to buy people, you could save up to buy a business and make those same people work for you for slave wages. You don't have to work, but you reap the benefit of others' hard labor. AND you don't own anyone, so you are not responsible for making sure they have a place to live, healthcare or enough food. Employees are not likely to kill you in your sleep either.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/02/2013|
It depends. Can you return one if they don't work out?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/02/2013|
Lots of former slaves owned slaves - some to keep the latter safe, others because they wanted the benefits. Happened a lot in Brazil.
We need a thread about those slaving bastards, the Portuguese, and how they are responsible for the consequences of slavery that we're still dealing with, from Rio to Detroit.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/02/2013|
I would want my slave to know something about birthing' babies.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/02/2013|
This thread really takes the cake for DL creepiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/02/2013|
oh no r47....this is mild. New in town?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/02/2013|
We'll see r48, I predict a possible "thread doesn't exist" pop-up sign in its future.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/02/2013|
OP, would expenses be deductible for a slave as they are for a child?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/02/2013|
I would rather just have a variety of hired help. It would be awkward to have a slave living with us. Not to mention having to feed one. Send Rosario over once a week to clean the house and Jose to do the landscaping and I'm good.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/02/2013|
OP is a fucking asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/02/2013|
R50 Expenses for a child are NOT deductible.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/02/2013|
I definitely see hit sitcom potential somewhere in here.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/02/2013|
Moody, mama's boys, doesn't have any friends (red flag), shallow, insecure, unable to laugh at himself, different sense of humor or not getting the joke. Also, cartoon character tattoos or underwear is a big letdown and no-no.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/23/2013|
We got houses full of 'em, they're pretty neat to have. You should get some.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/23/2013|
[quote]and you could not abuse a slave in any fashion,
What would the point be, then?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/23/2013|
sick fuck, no
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/25/2013|
I can't- I am not a government official
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/25/2013|
I would not unless it was made legal. The illegal slave trade going on in the world today is a tragedy. It would also have to be well regulated, or else abuse would surely occur.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/28/2013|
NO! What the fuck is wrong with you, OP, that you would entertain that notion?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/28/2013|
It is much easier to pay them a substandard wage as an independent contractor. Plus, with Obamacare, they are eligible for free healthcare.
The Walmarting of the American family.
We may have shipped the jobs to China but those pesky poor people are SUCH a BARGAIN!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/28/2013|
Fuck no. I'm white and fiscally conservative and know that slavery is the definition of evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/28/2013|
Let me be your Viedenflugen!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/28/2013|
I'm a bred-in-the-bone humanist. In order to be a slaveowner I'd basically have to be an entirely different person.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/28/2013|