Re: Will Western Europe and the US Pay Out to Slave Descendants?
In Africa, as is shown in the movie "Amistad", the chain of slavery started from strong African tribes raiding weaker tribes, and selling those to white slave traders at the port. Maybe the descendants of those tribes should be fined too.
How about the Slavic countries, they were a favorite target for the slave markets for centuries, hence the name 'slav' came into being. Now who bought those, Islamic countries? Weren't they also sold all over Europe?
Or are they going to limit to recent period when the slavery was almost industrialized by the surge of demand of labor for sugar, cotton and such for the Caribbean and American plantations: Africans were relatively immune to diseases so they were selected from then on, before that Americans were tried..
Maybe USA can raise a slave tax or something.
And there is a more recent case in Korean and Chinese 'comfort women '(sex slaves) abused by Japanese soldiers during WWII, Japan isn't paying.
Last edited by fantic; Jan 9th, 2014 at 04:36 AM.