I was creating a general comparison.
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:37am

But if you must be picky:

Slave level pay = room, board, allowance, and medical care.

Sweatshop morality: If one's child was ground up in the woolen dyeing process, tough luck. And starvation wages was the norm. No health care. No 8 hour work day. Just a commodity with two legs and two hands. Now get back to work! Does Charles Dickens mean anything? He could have been describing the industrialized Yankee North. In this matter let us compare apples and oranges. And let's have the pot call the kettle black? Yes, sweatshops and skavery had a great deal in common.

Had the Howes, the Wards, the Beechers, and assorted screaming loud mouth do-gooders of the New York liberal society not pasted a hypocritical idealism upon the Yankee banksters' unjust tariffs on the South's European imports, there would have been no War for Southern Independence. "My eyes have seen the 'gory' left a million young men dead and maimed. Industrialization in the South, especially so the new inventions of mechanized agriculture, was beginning to replace the plantation slave economy. Another ten years and the "moral" screamers would have had less standing among the easily led sheeple.

  • “Slave level pay”Jeeves, Fri Oct 20 6:42pm
    What an interesting phrase. How much were slaves paid? If you were a woman working in a sweatshop, did the sweatshop owner own your child? Could he sell your child to another sweatshop owner? If you... more
    • I was creating a general comparison. — PH👏🏾👍🏿EY, Sat Oct 21 10:37am
      • From the general to the specificJeeves, Mon Oct 23 10:34am
        You have a choice: you can be a slave on a Mississippi cotton plantation or a worker in a New York factory. Of the two bad choices, which do you choose?
        • That's easy! Slave in the old South.PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Mon Oct 23 3:33pm
          Better weather, and a health care plan exceeding that of the horses. Frankly, I cannot think of a deeper wider purgatory than to be stuck in NYC on a slave-wage in a cotton mill fire- trap. And da... more