Stoic Guardian wrote:Well that actually brings up an interesting topic.
For example what about something like indentured servitude where, though they don't like it, don't really want to do it but based on their lack of choice they agree to it as the preferable alternative.
Most jobs people don't do because they like doing the job, they do it for the money. That's not slavery.
For comparison lets discuss that subject of Rape, is rape sex against your will or is it sex against your want? For instance if someone threatend a person with blackmail for sex, is that rape? I mean the person could say no and doesn't want to do it, but chooses so as the preferable alternative. Im not sayinng whether or not it is but what do you think?
It's only rape if the victim does not give consent. If I find a young woman having sex with a man other than her husband and I tell her to have sex with me or I'll tell her husband then that's not rape. That's blackmail. I don't think there's anything wrong with blackmail. I believe blackmail should be legalised. It's just making a deal for silence. If the blackmail 'victim' doesn't want to be blackmailed they shouldn't have done the thing they don't want anyone to know about in the first place.
Joker for instance brought up this idea of "wage slavery" which though i believe is often overstated, does have ground in reality.
Slavery is being forced to work. In the UK if you have no money of your own and you don't qualify for sickness benefits then you have to look for work to receive benefits. This is slavery. To avoid a slave society it is vital that society provides at least enough to survive for those who do not wish to work.