Freedom or Slavery?

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by Steerpike, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    Hypothetical: Civilization has broken down and self-styled warlords with the aid of like minded types enslave people whom they deem suitable.

    You are captured by a hunting party. The leader of the party gives you an alternative to a life of slavery. If you can give this leader an intellectually valid reason to not be enslaved, then this leader will allow you to walk away free.

    You may not appeal to any existing legal documents for your defense in this.

    You can either accept a life of slavery or attempt to answer the question.

    Which choice do you make and if you attempt to answer the question, then how do you answer the question, "Why should you not be enslaved?"
     
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  2. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    This would make an excellent essay question for college.

    I'd choose freedom and my reason would be because it's the simple nature of human beings to experience freedom and less chaos would arise out of being free than being in chains.
     
  3. Altanzitarron

    Altanzitarron Tamer Of The LOLzilla

    Depends on how you'd view chaos really. To a man who has decided to enslave anyone he comes across, surely a free entity would have much more potential for chaos than someone who had been enslaved by yourself.

    I'm still thinking about what I would say in my defense of freedom.
     
  4. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Slave revolts and uprisings.
     
  5. Altanzitarron

    Altanzitarron Tamer Of The LOLzilla

    A free person could attack too, even attempt to overthrow him and become the new slave driver. Atleast he'd have some way of controling a slave.
     
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  6. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Of course if there are many, many more slaves at first and they successfully overthrow the slave masters, then they can install a new order their way. Sometimes it's the ones you think you have control over that ruin you in the end.
     
  7. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm not a good worker and have consistent health problems.

    Why hire someone who can't work well?
     
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  8. Shwa

    Shwa Gay As Fuck V.I.P. Lifetime

    Sounds like excuses to me:lol:

    I'll take the slavery side, they made some kick ass songs back in the day about being put to work. Clap and sing along:

    "Sun up to sun down pickin that cotton
    Sun up to sun down whipped by the massa
    Sun up to sun down back to the ole house
    No more auction block for me"

    ~Shwa
     
  9. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    Either one of you has contradicted the other making one false or there is an objective truth behind these two statements.
     
  10. Mason

    Mason phawq

    I'd attempt to answer the question.

    my answer would be "If you make me free, I'll provide you with several dozens of potential slaves"
     
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