Slavery vs. Citizenship: What’s The Difference?

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What Does It Mean to Be A Slave?

By Eric Peters

Debating the merits of a particular government policy or proposal with authoritarian-minded political opponents is pointless – if you’re hoping to persuade, at any rate. Far better to ask them a few apparently simple questions – and force them to confront the disquieting answers about the authoritarian nature of the political and social system they support.

For instance, you might ask what their view of slavery is. Is it morally wrong to own another human being? Probably, they will say it is wrong. Now ask: What does it mean to be a slave? Usually, they will tell you it means being the property of another. Now ask the killer follow-up: What does it mean to be the property of another?

Point out that it means having control over another person’s life – control of his actual person, his body…

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One thought on “Slavery vs. Citizenship: What’s The Difference?

  1. mjh49783

    It’s easy to implement the tools for slavery when you combine the concept of taxation with citizenship.

    Now, one could tax anyone within their jurisdiction, but at least those people can leave if they don’t like it. Not so with the US where you can check out anytime you would like, but you can’t actually leave without renouncing citizenship.

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