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    I planned on going out, but then the government made me an offer I couldn't refuse...

    So yeah, spent the weekend watched The Godfather trilogy. Eh, I've seen too many homages and parodies of it that I think I went in with too high expectations that it would be some great masterpiece.

    Oh well, back to watching horror movies I guess.

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    Rewatched Tron Legacy and I can confirm: it's underrated.

    Also, Ashens and the Quest for the Gamechild will make anyone laugh no matter how old it gets... Seriously.
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    Just watched Upstream Color; it is fantastic. Seriously, Shane Carruth directed this AND Primer. The fact that he is still an underdog is a shameful blight on the film industry.

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    Not sure if movie or miniseries, but there was something about an American scholar who went back to ancient China, and everyone thinks he's Sanzang for some reason. I think he was researching the original copy of Journey to the West, like the original original. Near the end of the movie, 3 villainous mystics were brought back to the modern world with him, and I recall one of them saying "we should reinstate slavery; it taught people respect". As you can see, while Americans often associate slavery with race politics, it is far from a requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalLoliLover View Post
    Not sure if movie or miniseries, but there was something about an American scholar who went back to ancient China, and everyone thinks he's Sanzang for some reason. I think he was researching the original copy of Journey to the West, like the original original. Near the end of the movie, 3 villainous mystics were brought back to the modern world with him, and I recall one of them saying "we should reinstate slavery; it taught people respect". As you can see, while Americans often associate slavery with race politics, it is far from a requirement.
    Yeah, most historians agree that American plantation slavery is actually unique historically for being so heavily tied to race. In ancient cultures like Greece or Rome slavery was more class than race-based, and even free people selling themselves into slavery to pay off debts or suchlike wasn't uncommon.

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    IIRC there stuff about that in the Bible too. Something about 7 years being the maximum time you can keep a slave before his debt is considered paid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattias View Post
    IIRC there stuff about that in the Bible too. Something about 7 years being the maximum time you can keep a slave before his debt is considered paid?
    You are thinking about debt jubilee, it was a way to avoid the problems that arises when debt continues to build up and forcing people to give up their lands for example. Another benefit of cancelling debt to wealthy people was that it limited their ability to amass power for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    Yeah, most historians agree that American plantation slavery is actually unique historically for being so heavily tied to race. In ancient cultures like Greece or Rome slavery was more class than race-based, and even free people selling themselves into slavery to pay off debts or suchlike wasn't uncommon.
    However, you wouldn't happen to know the name of said movie/miniseries, would you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoydGolden View Post
    Yeah, most historians agree that American plantation slavery is actually unique historically for being so heavily tied to race.
    [stares in American - as in, *the whole continent* -, African, and Asian colonisation]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattias View Post
    IIRC there stuff about that in the Bible too. Something about 7 years being the maximum time you can keep a slave before his debt is considered paid?
    I'm more confused by the fact slavers relied on the Bible than the fact it had a disposition for slavery.
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