ingliz wrote:Doubtful as the New Testament was largely ignored, except in the negative sense of pointing out that nowhere did Jesus condemn slavery.
So, you don't deny the biblical basis for instituting racialized slavery in the US is down to a drunken pedophile's curse?
That is all @The Resister can handle Ingliz. If he had to argue with any of the ones making valid points like @ckaihatsu , @QatzelOk @Potemkin , he would have to admit he just is an ignorant racist and he has pride in his ignorance.
The reality is that slavery is about getting human labor that no other race or species can do but other humans for free. Not paying them. Capitalism is a step above slavery for the simple reason that feudal people did not have to pay the slave. They had to pay the bank the loans they got out from the bank to purchase the slave. Then when they got in financial trouble they had to loan out the slave or sell them. They were property plain and simple. The worker has no property really, they just have their labor to sell, and capitalism's advantages over slavery is that the worker trades their labor for pay. The worker negotiates with the owners of property or production for a wage. Hopefully a living one. A form of slavery exists in capitalism today. Right now in the USA.
In many states including Alabama, you can pay servers at restaurants $2.13 cents an hour. When they get their checks it all went to taxes. The servers live dependent on tips. The tips are often not enough to live on. The restaurant association has lobbyists that prevent living wages. The origin of the tip was from Europe that did have minimum wages for servers and encouraged tipping as a bonus. A supplement to encourage higher customer service performance. The restaurant industry in the USA came up with a scheme where they hired black women newly freed from the American Civil War to not be paid a minimum wage and only be allowed tips to enrich the restaurant owners. Mostly white men came from slave-owning families. That is American history. The same system exists today.
Capitalism is a system above slavery because at least the worker has the right to sever ties with his or her employer and negotiate with another. They are not property. They are renters of their labor. But if wages remain stagnant or not rising for many many years like is the case now? The old tactics of divide and conquer are implemented again. Anything to keep workers uniting for better wages and rights. Like it happened in Bacon's Rebellion. Racism is an excuse to not pay people well and have people who are wealthy and in better positions of power to keep more of the surplus-value of all that efficient productivity. It is old and tired by now the excuse for injustice.
The Reister can jump up and down about the bible, and white people being the victims, or other blacks in Africa were doing it. And Uncle Tom's Cabin of happy slaves and good slave masters, and how everyone was in agreement and so on. The bottom line is that the reason for slavery was the need to control other human beings' ability to produce a needed resource and one class of humans reaping the rewards and denying the most productive humans any real benefit of working and the fruits of their own labor. The New Testament is so hard to do for the racist Christians. It makes their lives difficult to live. They can't stop believing in Satan's economic system. Capitalism. They got to be fake Christians wearing hoods. It is the only way they can be able to feel powerful. In their morally bankrupt thoughts.
If The Resister wants to lie to himself about what it is about. Let him. It won't change the fact that the only way Black people got a better deal was by getting organized and fighting the system for a better life. Hard. And the white people who think the Blacks got somewhere in the USA by waiting for the white greedy liars to give them something they weren't willing to give them without a massive fight? Are living in denial. They will find out how foolish they are when they are also oppressed by the same group the Black people were all these years. Because the bottom line for the capitalist is got to get me some massive free or inexpensive labor. I don't care if it is white, black, Latino, Chinese, Indian...the important thing I get rich off of it. Bottom line. And to hell with patriotic bullshit and nationalism and white power. Show me the MONEY!!
White people getting exploited. By the same capitalists as the ones who were looking for cheap labor pulling up stakes to go and invest in the PRC. They don't care where the cheapness is coming from. The bottom line again is SHOW ME THE MONEY.
If you don't like it, Resister? Then dump the capitalism. If you can't? You have to accept the loss of white power. Because the Capitalist people don't care about it.