Author Topic: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?  (Read 3083 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Desert Fox

  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • **********
  • Posts: 19496
  • Hopeful Non-Theist
    • Kitsune's Web Page
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2018, 02:04:30 PM »
What do you think we are all at present as we live in oligarchies?

Some of us are just blind to the field slaves from out position as well kept house slaves.

If we were in the wilderness hunting for our families, we would still have responsibilities. 
That is part of life.
"Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
— Robert G. Ingersoll

Offline John Albert

  • Too Much Spare Time
  • ********
  • Posts: 6966
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2018, 02:01:16 PM »
What do you think we are all at present as we live in oligarchies?

Some of us are just blind to the field slaves from out position as well kept house slaves.

I see what you did there, equating "slavery" as metaphor for the need to contribute work in exchange for participation in society, with human traffickers exerting total domination over a sub-class of human beings and their descendants in perpetuity.

Seems like a bit of a stretch.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 05:59:00 PM by John Albert »

Offline Gnostic Christian Bishop

  • Not Enough Spare Time
  • **
  • Posts: 245
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2018, 01:54:52 PM »
What do you think we are all at present as we live in oligarchies?

Some of us are just blind to the field slaves from out position as well kept house slaves.

I see what you did there, equating "slavery" as metaphor for the need to contribute work in exchange for participation in society, with human traffickers exerting total domination over a sub-class of human beings and their descendants in perpetuity.

Seems like a bit of a stretch.

I see what you did there.

Indeed. That was your doing and not mine.

Regards
DL

Online arthwollipot

  • Reef Tank Owner
  • *********
  • Posts: 9252
  • Observer of Phenomena
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2018, 06:31:45 PM »
What do you think we are all at present as we live in oligarchies?

Some of us are just blind to the field slaves from out position as well kept house slaves.

I see what you did there, equating "slavery" as metaphor for the need to contribute work in exchange for participation in society, with human traffickers exerting total domination over a sub-class of human beings and their descendants in perpetuity.

Seems like a bit of a stretch.

I see what you did there.

Indeed. That was your doing and not mine.

Regards
DL

Was John Albert wrong? Are you talking about the literal owning of human beings as property?
Self-described nerd. Pronouns: He/Him.

Tarvek: There's more to being an evil despot than getting cake whenever you want it.
Agatha: If that's what you think, then you're DOING IT WRONG!

Offline Gnostic Christian Bishop

  • Not Enough Spare Time
  • **
  • Posts: 245
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2018, 01:28:28 PM »

Was John Albert wrong? Are you talking about the literal owning of human beings as property?

Slavery is generally described as ownership of the slave, yes.

If illegal, that can happen. If legal, we could devise rules and protections for slaves the same way they were protected in the distant past. Beating rules, time limits of servitude etc.

At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Regards
DL

Offline haudace

  • Keeps Priorities Straight
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
  • Reality under scrutiny
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2018, 06:47:05 AM »
Ah, you are on the right track. Why stop there?

Let's legalize rape, we could provide condoms and a safe environment to the victims.

Let's legalize murder, to ensure victims are slaughtered in the most humane way.

Let's legalize female genital mutilation, so girls are under anesthesia when their clitoris is removed.

Absurd trolling.

Offline Gnostic Christian Bishop

  • Not Enough Spare Time
  • **
  • Posts: 245
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2018, 03:38:12 PM »
Ah, you are on the right track. Why stop there?

Let's legalize rape, we could provide condoms and a safe environment to the victims.

Let's legalize murder, to ensure victims are slaughtered in the most humane way.

Let's legalize female genital mutilation, so girls are under anesthesia when their clitoris is removed.

Absurd trolling.

Yes you do, but I agree with your last. That would be better than the nothing we now do for those girls, just like the nothing we do for modern slaves.

Regards
DL

Offline moj

  • beer snob
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • **********
  • Posts: 10164
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2018, 03:52:42 PM »
Ah, you are on the right track. Why stop there?

Let's legalize rape, we could provide condoms and a safe environment to the victims.

Let's legalize murder, to ensure victims are slaughtered in the most humane way.

Let's legalize female genital mutilation, so girls are under anesthesia when their clitoris is removed.

Absurd trolling.

Yes you do, but I agree with your last. That would be better than the nothing we now do for those girls, just like the nothing we do for modern slaves.

Regards
DL

yawn, you bore me troll, do better.

Online arthwollipot

  • Reef Tank Owner
  • *********
  • Posts: 9252
  • Observer of Phenomena
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2018, 05:08:30 PM »

Was John Albert wrong? Are you talking about the literal owning of human beings as property?

Slavery is generally described as ownership of the slave, yes.

If illegal, that can happen. If legal, we could devise rules and protections for slaves the same way they were protected in the distant past. Beating rules, time limits of servitude etc.

At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Regards
DL

Your views are absurd and abhorrent and you should be ashamed.
Self-described nerd. Pronouns: He/Him.

Tarvek: There's more to being an evil despot than getting cake whenever you want it.
Agatha: If that's what you think, then you're DOING IT WRONG!

Offline haudace

  • Keeps Priorities Straight
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
  • Reality under scrutiny
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2018, 07:30:47 PM »
Ah, you are on the right track. Why stop there?

Let's legalize rape, we could provide condoms and a safe environment to the victims.

Let's legalize murder, to ensure victims are slaughtered in the most humane way.

Let's legalize female genital mutilation, so girls are under anesthesia when their clitoris is removed.

Absurd trolling.

Yes you do, but I agree with your last. That would be better than the nothing we now do for those girls, just like the nothing we do for modern slaves.

Regards
DL

Trolling Rule #1 - DO NOT ADMIT THAT YOU ARE TROLLING.

 ::)

Offline RGU

  • Keeps Priorities Straight
  • ***
  • Posts: 341
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2018, 01:41:33 PM »
Can you provide examples of the rules and laws that were put in place by "the ancients". I would love to see a copy.
Thank you

Offline John Albert

  • Too Much Spare Time
  • ********
  • Posts: 6966
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2018, 05:13:59 PM »
At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Who do you mean by "we"?

What do you mean by "slaved"?

Which slave populations are not being acknowledged?
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 06:59:20 PM by John Albert »

Online random poet

  • That's bullshit!
  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 2121
  • On n'a jamais le temps, le temps nous a.
    • I have a LJ
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2018, 05:15:58 PM »
At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Who do you mean by "we"?

What do you mean by "slaved"?

Which slave populations are not being acknowledged?
Those are good questions for GCB, the person who actually wrote that sentence.
Aujourd'hui j'ai vu un facteur joyeux.

Offline John Albert

  • Too Much Spare Time
  • ********
  • Posts: 6966
Re: Have the rich and powerful lost their altruistic instincts?
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2018, 06:58:25 PM »
At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Who do you mean by "we"?

What do you mean by "slaved"?

Which slave populations are not being acknowledged?
Those are good questions for GCB, the person who actually wrote that sentence.

Oops, editing error. I just went back and fixed it.

Here:


At present, we are not acknowledging or protecting our slaved populations.

Who do you mean by "we"?

What do you mean by "slaved"?

Which slave populations are not being acknowledged?

 

personate-rain