Re: [OPE-L] Inter-species slavery

From: clyder@GN.APC.ORG
Date: Thu Nov 23 2006 - 13:17:04 EST

Quoting glevy@PRATT.EDU:

> >>Primitive communism and slavery are modes of production, I think, which
> >>are possible for other species.  Feudalism and capitalism, I think,
> >> aren't
> >>... for a variety of reasons.
> > This is just racism--so called primitives and slaves aren't really
> > humans; serfs, dependant peasantries and formally free wage workers
> > are. Such an idea is only possible on the basis of the invidious
> > distinctions built up by racist Euro-American culture.
> This is just laughable.  The concrete, historical circumstances
> having to do with why feudalism and capitalism can't be imagined
> as existing in non-human species have to do with specific forms of
> property relations, ownership, money, markets, etc.  There doesn't have to
> be money or markets (including a slave market) for slavery to exist.
> Capitalism, however, _requires_ monetary exchange, etc. -- conditions
> which are specific to a certain period in human history.

But it is not to be excluded that at some time in the future
after out species is extinct, other species on earth will
develop capitalism as well.

> In solidarity, Jerry

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