Getting Rid of the Slave-Makers

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Thomas Jefferson owned more than just land.  He also owned more than six hundred slaves, mostly inherited from his father and his father-in-law and his political attitude toward the slavery question was always extremely ambiguous.  His ideal republic of small landowners enjoying equal rights did not include people of color, on whose forced labour the economy of his native Virginia largely depended. [1]

The United States was founded on principles similar to those of ancient Athens where “democracy” and “equal rights” were reserved for the slave-making elite.  Slave-makers like Voltaire helped push through free speech—the real motivation being that self-proclaimed “masters” wanted to be uninhibited in saying whatever they wanted, particularly when it came to ludicrous justifications for slavery and imperialism.  (I still agree with free speech, but it’s important to understand the real reason for its acceptance.)  Slave-makers like Voltaire are only interested in civil debate between slave-makers so that the basic assumptions of such debates are sharply delimited.  For example: “Should Blacks be enslaved because they are racially inferior and no better than cattle, or should they be enslaved for humanitarian reasons such as helping them learn how to use soap?” [2]


Athenian-style slave-makers enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of enslaving others on top of the status of being “progressives.” Movements against discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation gained momentum in the West largely because they gave the appearance of liberalism while leaving slave-making pathology untouched.  (This doesn’t mean that all the protesters for those movements were Athenian-style slave-makers or disingenuous.  Those movements consisted of real as well as fake liberals.)

It sounds strange that slave-making can still exist despite professed acceptance of racial equality.  However, that’s because slave-makers shifted from more direct forms of slavery to other forms of slavery such as wage-slavery which enslaves regular humans of all races.

(On the condition of slaves in Ancient Athens:)

Slaves could not own property, but their masters often let them save up to purchase their freedom, and records survive of slaves operating businesses by themselves, making only a fixed tax-payment to their masters. Athens also had a law forbidding the striking of slaves: if a person struck what appeared to be a slave in Athens, that person might find himself hitting a fellow-citizen, because many citizens dressed no better. It astonished other Greeks that Athenians tolerated back-chat from slaves.  Athenian slaves fought together with Athenian freemen at the battle of Marathon, and the monuments memorialize them.  It was formally decreed before the battle of Salamis that the citizens should “save themselves, their women, children, and slaves”. [3]

(On the conditions for former slaves in Réunion:)

The number of slaves in French colonies emancipated in 1848 has been estimated at 250, 0000 (or less than 10 percent of the number of slaves in the United States).  As in the United States, however, forms of legal inequality continued well after formal emancipation: in Réunion, for example, after 1848 former slaves could be arrested and imprisoned as indigents unless they could produce a labor contract as a servant or worker on a plantation.  Compared with the previous legal regime, under which fugitive slaves were hunted down and returned to their masters if caught, the difference was real, but it represented a shift in policy rather than a complete break with the previous regime. [4]

One can view the emancipation of slaves in Réunion as being a mere shift from direct Spartan-style slave-making to more indirect Athenian-style slave-making.  Athenian-style slave-making is obsessed with finding ways to force other human beings to work.  It has nothing to do with the fact that this helps the economy.  It has everything to do with specializing in controlling the labour of others so one doesn’t have to perform any labour themselves.  Athenian-style slave-making is the predominant force governing Western society today.  People are forced to work in a way that is considered acceptable to the slave-makers.  Anybody who stops working for the slave-makers and is not a slave-maker themselves becomes poor almost immediately.


Phoney-liberalism is reaching a tipping point where all of the progressive values upheld in rhetoric are becoming genuinely realized to the point that slave-making itself is in jeopardy. This a very dangerous time period as a result.  Spartan-style slave-makers will do what they always do which is try to maintain fascist conditions.  Athenian-style slave-makers, who have always fundamentally done the same while paying lip-service to human rights, are going to be all over the map.  In Voltaire’s time, Voltaire could pretend to care about free speech and support free speech measures his entire life because so many other elements of society maintained slave-making conditions for him.  This allowed him to look less hypocritical.  However, if Voltaire were alive today, he would both have to pay lip-service to free speech to maintain his phoney-liberal façade, but then take immediate measure to help suppress free speech for the general public to help maintain slave-making dogma.

It’s obvious Justin Trudeau has become a walking contradiction at this point because he has to support liberal ideals in speech, but must immediately take action against professed ideals to maintain the fundamentals of slave-making:

David Suzuki on Justin Trudeau:

“I said, ‘Justin, stop it, you’re just being political, you just want to make headway in Alberta,’” Suzuki says he told Trudeau. “You’re for the development of the tar sands, you’re for the Keystone pipeline, but you’re against the Northern Gateway, you’re all over the damn map!” [5]

Both Spartan and Athenian-style slave-makers will be working hard to oppose many of the liberties that past slave-makers helped establish such as free speech; equal rights for people of different races, genders, and sexual orientations; universal suffrage etc.  It will start becoming more and more obvious which people truly believe in principles of democracy, free speech, and liberalism and which people are just pretending.  (Even the North Korean elite profess to be democratic.)

The frauds need to be discarded by society.  I still support a basic income and basic human rights for all including those frauds.  They will pay in the form of public condemnation, isolation and worst of all: not being able to execute their intrinsic slave-making pathology.  Slave-maker ants will starve to death without their slaves even when food is provided.  [6]

More genuine movements that re-emphasize the importance of racial and gender equality, free speech, democracy, sexual and religious freedom, the necessity of a basic income etc. and which simultaneously condemn phoney-liberals like Voltaire and Trudeau are critical.  The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is a good illustration of the necessity for a second wave of real liberalism that reaffirms all the liberal values made popular in the past with the help of Athenian-style slave-makers who will now begin taking measures to counteract those same values because those ideals now threaten their control.

It will be scary how many people will drop their liberal façade and shift to extreme slave-making practices once their cushy, elite-oppressor status is threatened.

The entire history of Westernism has been inverse-civilization.  This might be the first time Westernism has started to shift towards real civilization.


Sources:

[1] Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital in the Twenty-first Century. Print. Page 158.

[2] White Man’s Burden

[3] Athenian Slaves

[4] Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital in the Twenty-first Century. Print. Page 593.

[5] Why David Suzuki called Justin Trudeau a twerp

[6] “Slavemaking Ants: Taking over the colony…”

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Charlie Hebdo Has the Right to Free Speech—As Do We.

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Charlie Hebdo has the right to utilize free speech.  However, sane members of the general public should employ their rights to free speech to condemn Charlie Hebdo’s juvenile fetish for trivializing the death of Muslim children.

Charlie Hebdo will say they are actually making social commentary.  Again, this is easy to test:  Would they ever depict the death of French or American children in the same fashion?  Of course not.

Thus, Charlie Hebdo’s true motive is to toy around with images of dead Muslim children.  I’m sure they think they are being very clever by disguising it as social commentary, but their true motives are pretty clear.

We Can’t Unsee What We’ve Already Seen

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The underlying personality types of all humans are fundamentally the same across our species.  The same problems, desires, fears, etc. are largely the same regardless of “race” or location.  People with the narcissistic personality type display the exact same behaviours whether they are Black, White (which includes most Middle Easterners,) East Eurasian, etc.

Up until now, we have been trying to deal with issues of racial intolerance by pretending that all people are exactly the same.  This is only a band-aid cure because differences obviously exist.  The cure is not to pretend there are no differences but to take a mature enough perspective to realize that these differences are not actually that important.

The problem is that any study of racial differences or characterization of such often gives rise to extreme prejudice, often from those within the scientific community and those conducting such studies themselves.  James Watson is not somebody who, from my perspective, takes a very mature approach to the issue of racial differences.  People like Watson, Dawkins, and many in the scientific/academic field are always assessing for the elite group they want to be a part of so any indication that a group will not be a current convenience immediately results in discrimination/prejudice.

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For many people, the cure to racism is to just get over it.  When you watch many reality shows, houses usually become divided based on people’s personality-types and taking race into account just becomes too confusing.  Also, I’m sure there have been time periods where people living in very ethnically diverse locations such as the Middle East did not actually view “race” as being that big of a deal (though there have obviously also been times when it’s been used to condone things like slavery etc.)

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However, there also needs to be a level where people involved in classifying/characterizing natural phenomena can discuss or do scientific studies about differences in race without it giving rise to discrimination.  This can only result from people accepting differences rather than pretending those differences do not exist and taking a mature/tolerant rather than an immature/elitist outlook.

Filipinos are known for having many gifted singers/orators.  This is likely more than a completely unfounded stereotype.  The producers of Miss Saigon scoured the earth looking for talent from the Asian community and often could not find strong enough vocals.  Filipinos ended up comprising a large bulk of the cast and were given lead roles based on the fact there were so many good singers within their population.

Does that mean all Filipinos can sing? Obviously not.  And using this to pretend Filipinos are more human than others is as foolish as arguing people on Broadway are somehow a superior breed of human compared to the rest of us.

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Focus on superficial traits/differences is often used by sinister personality-types (of all races) to distract from the real issues at hand.  For example, there have been aggressive right-wing pushes all across the Westernized world.  In Japan, neo-Nazis are using the ideologies of people like Hitler to discriminate against ethnic Koreans living in the country.  One quick and convenient way to maintain elite standing is to subjugate a more innocent group of people.  The Spartans did this with the Helots.  “European” colonialists did this to the rest of humanity.  It allows people to avoid issues of elitism and inequality and gives rise to quick convenience because one can easily become a king by having less privileged peoples do all the work while one reaps all the reward.

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Judging based on superficial traits also masks more sinister personality types within our own “races” who are far more different from average humans than average humans of different races are to one another, in my opinion.

As an analogy, it’s easy to miss the fact that underneath the superficial similarities of aquatic animals with fins, dolphins and whales are actually more closely related to us than to fish.

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Anybody who’s had to deal with narcissistic/sociopathic/elitist personalities knows it’s better to be trapped in a room with a kind person of any “race” over such malevolent spirits.

Voluntaryism Wants to Undo Centuries of Progress

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The anti-democratic anarchists are so dangerous. They want to maintain property rights for the rich (enforced by a minority onto a majority,) but seek to abolish anything that would allow the public to properly redistribute wealth.

Nobody truly owns anything. Ownership (ideally) is something the collective group temporarily allows for to make transactions and day-to-day affairs faster and easier.  All ownership can be reassigned at the whim of the voting public.

Voluntaryists who seek to abolish democracy altogether seek to undo centuries of struggle, advocacy, and progress.  The rich owning everything while everybody is disenfranchised will just result in feudal society again where the masses must toil labouriously for rich land-owners.  Inevitably, people will start seeking democracy again only to discover that racism, sexism and other forms of bigotry have all crept back in to such a pervasive extent that rights people already suffered for have to be won a second time around.

Thus, people must nip these anti-democratic, pro-elitist movements in the bud.  One problem is that representational democracy has proven itself to be a total failure, (at least, in my eyes.) Thus, direct democracy alongside things like freedom of speech is a must at this point to avoid descending into another dark age.

Thinking Challenge

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The Black Death that swept through Europe was not nearly as bad as the decimation of the Native populations upon European contact. So why is the Black Death portrayed as so much worse?

In that same vein, why is that mild tragedy for us as Westerners is made to seem so much worse than complete annihilation of foreigners?

 

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Aside

They despise the concept of “white guilt,” but never to the point that they’ll stop committing the crimes.

(Clarification: When I say “white guilt,” I’m not referring to an inherent feeling of shame associated with being born white.  All I’m referring to is a sense of shame associated with the behaviour of the collective group representing an individual.

“Albertan guilt” would be the lack of pride or sense of embarrassment one feels when seeing the destruction of the environment carried out by those comprising one’s affiliated province.  It’s not referring to some inherent sense of guilt or shame associated with being an Albertan.

The above quote holds true for either definition, in my opinion.

And it is interesting to compare the historic embrace of inherent duty captured in the concept of “the White man’s burden” to the rejection of the idea of inherent guilt that is being propagated by who even knows…)