Slavery in the 21st Century..

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Question: If slavery is so abhorrent to mankind, ..why does modern man not only seek it out, ..but accept it with fervor?

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(A matter of fact): Forty-six million Americans are currently slaves to food stamps… 

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According to Webster: “ab·hor·rent,” Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.

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According to Webster: “fer·vor,” Great warmth and intensity of emotion.

The history of slavery covers slave systems in historical perspective in which one human being is legally the property of another, can be bought or sold, is not allowed to escape and must work for the owner without any choice involved.

As Drescher (2009) argues, “The most crucial and frequently utilized aspect of the condition is a communally recognized right by some individuals to possess, buy, sell, discipline, transport, liberate, or otherwise dispose of the bodies and behavior of other individuals.”

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Sounds a lot like the authority of our government granted itself with the patriot act and Obamacare?

Continuing…

Slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations as slavery depends on a system of social stratification.

Slavery typically also requires a shortage of labor and a surplus of land to be viable. David P. Forsythe wrote: “The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom.”

According to Webster: “serf“dom,” A member of a servile, feudal class of people in Europe, bound to the land and owned by a lord.

Slavery is no longer legal anywhere in the world.Mauritania, the last nation on the planet to abolished slavery, abolished it in law in 1981.

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Mauritania officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is an Arab Maghreb country in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest.

It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern Mauritania covers a territory far to the south of the old Berber kingdom that had no relation with it.

The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast. The government of Mauritania was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d’état led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

On 16 April 2009, General Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won. In Mauritania about 20% of the population live on less than U.S. $1.25 per day.

Slavery in Mauritania is “still” a major human rights concern involving child labour, and human trafficking.

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Slavery in the United States for this article refers to the legal institution that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Slavery had been practiced in British North America from early colonial days, and was firmly established by the time of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.

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After this, however, there was a gradual spread of abolitionism in the North, while the rapid expansion of the cotton industry from 1800 caused the South to identify strongly with slavery, and to try to extend it into the new Western territories. Thus slavery polarized the nation into slave states and free states along the Mason-Dixon Line, which separated Maryland (slave) and Pennsylvania (free).

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Although the international slave trade was prohibited from 1808, internal slave-trading continued apace, and the slave population would eventually peak at four million before abolition.

Of all 1,515,605 families in the fifteen slave states in 1860, nearly 400,000 held slaves (roughly one in four), amounting to 8% of all American families.

As the West opened up, there was a perceived need to keep a balance between the numbers of slave states and free states, so that neither side would feel at a disadvantage in Congress. The new territories acquired from Britain, France, and later from Mexico, were the subject of major political compromises.

By 1850, the rich cotton-growing South was threatening to secede from the USA, and tensions continued to rise, even church ministers being under pressure to preach the relevant policies.

When Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 election on a ticket of no new slave states, the South finally broke away to form the Confederacy.

This marked the start of the Civil War, which caused a huge disruption of Southern life, with many slaves either escaping or being liberated by the Union armies. The war itself had effectively killed slavery, before the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (December 1865) formally outlawed the institution throughout the USA.

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That was then, this is now…

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Beginning with..

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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