The origins of capitalism and human slavery
The act of forcing someone else to work for one's profits and benefit has
become known as "capitalism" in today's world.  
Unfettered capitalism causes all
of the wealth and resources of a community or society to flow slowly but surely
into the ownership of the capitalist until the capitalist owns all that can be
owned.   Capitalism has undergone many changes over the tens of centuries
since it became well organized in the latter Grecian period. In the late Grecian
period about 2500 years ago or so, the Greeks began to experiment with human
freedom.  Their brand of freedom was an absolute freedom, almost anarchy, that
included the unrestricted right to 'ownership' of any and all things.   Bandits and
highly organized thieves grew into warlords. To the warlords of the time, this
'unrestricted freedom' translated to anarchy and unfettered capitalism, where
they were free to acquire and keep for themselves all the things that existed, real
estate and all manner of property including other human beings.  When a
warlord acquired the ownership of another human being, that person became
known as a slave.   As the warlords put their slaves to work in competition with
others who provided the same services, mostly agriculture, those whom they
competed with gradually fell into slavery themselves because they could not
compete with the economics of slavery.  The free people who competed with the
slave owning warlords became indebted to the warlords, then fell into slavery
through confiscation of their property and themselves when the debts came due
and they could not pay.    The warlord became the totalitarian 'government' to all
in his possession.  As the task of the warlord became bigger, and more
complicated, and more dangerous,  various warlords agreed to co-operate which
gave each of them a greater measure of security and they eventually agreed to
select a leader of the co-operating group for even greater security and profits,
for themselves and their group.  The military advantages of the greater size of
the group became obvious, and out of this was born the city-state of Rome.  
These now highly organized Roman warlords gave to themselves and to their
family the rights of inheritance of their wealth and political power and renamed
themselves from "warlord" to "nobility' which meant generally "more powerful and
worthy than anyone else".  As the Roman state became more organized, the
demand for new slaves increased among the "'nobility" so various schemes was
devised to convert free persons to slaves, the most common being sentencing
"lawbreakers" to permanent slavery and as the demand for more slaves grew, so
did the laws become more Draconian.  As more and more of the working
population of Rome was inducted into slavery they became more difficult  and
dangerous to control and keep in captivity.  As the percentage of the population
that was slaves became overwhelming, the Roman nobility was forced to devise
a better way than chains and military force to keep their slaves under control
and making a profit for them.  To this end, they chose "religion" to perform this
task for them.   They devised a religion modeled after the religion of the Jews
and incorporated into it many of the features of other religions from within Rome,
Greece, and Egypt.  They called this religion "christianity" and made it's deity a
"Jesus" whose followers had been creating and encouraging strife and freedom
schemes among the slaves for three centuries.  Making Jesus their deity,
effectively cancelled the efforts and effects of this anti-slavery group, subverting
it for their own purposes of keeping control over their slaves, and keeping the
profits that these slaves delivered.   Simultaneously with the establishment of
'christianity' as the slave control organization, they declared themselves (the
nobility) to be a separate "master" race (Aristocracy) from the slaves with "divine
rights" to rule as totalitarians.  They declared the slaves, now renamed "serfs" or
'christians" to be a lower class or race, the "servant race", destined by god to be
permanent servants to them, a form of livestock to the "master race".

The first real effective power reversal experienced by the capitalists who call
themselves "Aristocrats" occurred when the American revolution succeeded in
separating thirteen of the American colonies from the power of the European
aristocracy and it's supporting religion structure, and drew up a list of
guaranteed rights of it's citizens.  The general operation of capitalism was
allowed to continue, but with the political powers of the capitalists and the
church removed.  Capitalism was modified, and some restrictions placed on it's
accumulation of wealth through taxation that supported the new democratic
government's ability to deliver the protections against human slavery and
theocratic based totalitarian dictatorship.  One important form of taxation that
restricted capitalism was the graduated income tax and the inheritance tax that
forced the capitalists to return some of their wealth to the common cause, and
lose some of their accumulated wealth upon their death.  Further restrictions
have been placed on capitalism in the form of a minimum legal wage for wage
earners, welfare for the downtrodden and unfortunate, unemployment
compensation, and many others, all barriers to the return of outright human
slavery that continues to be sought by the capitalists and their supporting
religious organization, christianity, to this day.

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