A treatise on slavery from the Amarrian Cultural Exchange
Yet again you Minmatar and Gallante fail to grasp the concept of life and culture within our Empire and you judge our people unfairly.
In your Republics and your Democracies you have a concept of liberty and freedom, where the welfare of the individual is held above all else.
We have evolved beyond this selfish pandering to our individual egos. In our Empire we live to serve. We serve for the greater good of humanity and to the glory of God. We are all slaves in this regard in that our lives are dedicated to service and the betterment of humanity as a whole. But as in any society there is a heirachy. I serve my Emperor and my slave serves me. I am not treated badly for my service and my slave is not treated badly for his.
We encourage fair treatment for those in our charge. But controls are used. Why, because they have to be thanks to the intervention and influence of your morally redundant societies. This has caused certain slaves to rise up against their masters. They wrongly believe that you can offer something better. You can't, and this rebellion cannot be tolerated. We have the best, long-term interests of their race at heart. You offer them an indolent life full of holo reels and Quafe, where they achieve nothing. You promise freedom, but it is a freedom bereft of meaning and that is no life at all.
Of course, there are cases of mistreatment and where this occurs, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Slaves (SPCS), if it is able, not only rehabilitates mistreated and pychologically damaged individuals, but finds new work and holders for them that will treat them fairly.
These individuals have a good life for the best part and one day they will achieve a higher status in our society, just like the Ni-Kunni before them. I would remind you that although the Ni-Kunni were once 'slaves' one of these individuals has in fact been CEO of PIE Inc - an organisation held in high regard by the Empire.
You judge us because you interpret slavery based on your own redundant model of society.
I ask you this, when you pay your ISK for a vacation and visit an ancient monument, built many thousands of years ago by slaves, do you tear that monument down? Do you try and force people to stop admiring it? Do you spare a thought for those slaves that built it? Or do you revel in it and admire the achievements of man.
Do not judge us by your own standards. Accept that we do things differently and better than you (it is why our Empire has endured for so long). Accept that those people in our charge - those you would dismiss as slaves - make a valuable contribution to our glorious Empire and believe us when we say that one day they will be rewarded for their service.
QUOTEYet again you Minmatar and Gallante fail to grasp the concept of life and culture within our Empire and you judge our people unfairly.
Please do not generalize
I know and respect the ways of the empire.
Sadly, generalisation is the only real way of effective communication of a point. He can hardly start naming, can he, otherwise he then gets accused of libel! Generalisations, while an awkwarde side to language, are often a neccessity or unavoidable, if one wishes to be concise.
Essentially, the majority of the Gallente and Minmatar (If not all of the latter) oppose slavery through their naivety of its benefits and requirements.
Good job Jim.
QUOTEI know and respect the ways of the empire.
Good for you. That is encouraging.