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[OP of "Slavery in a modern fascist society?"]

This is generally aimed at other fascists however those of other ideologies can comment too. What are your thoughts on criminals convicted of major life-sentence crimes like murder and rape, instead of being killed or imprisoned- be put to work in a slave sort of manner. Slave status wouldn't be inheritable so their children would be normal citizens. They would have basic rights, allowed food, water and minimal living quarters. It could maybe be an interesting alternative to life imprisonment or capital punishment which would contribute more to society. I've been turning this over in my head and not sure about it, seems to similar to just flat out imprisonment, feel free to ask questions about how this would work or criticise my thoughts.

JudasMartyr, Reddit - r/DebateFascism 8 Comments [9/11/2017 10:35:49 AM]
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The Angry Dybbuk

People in prison generally work, and for pennies on the dollar. Prison labour is big business already, and the labourers get food and drink and minimal living quarters. Their children are average citizens.

The future is now. How proud you should be.

9/11/2017 11:05:02 AM

Citizen Justin

What the Angry Dyubbuk said. This is pretty much standard fare, especially in economies where public interests (such as prisons) are served by private companies.

A more fascist solution would be to keep them alive until someone who needs their vital organs turns up.

In fascism everybody is supposed to pull together, so the fascist TV programmers would imprint the concept in the culture by having TV shows in which degenerate criminals commit their crimes, are captured and sentenced but are then shown being pleased at finally having the chance to die having done some good.

9/11/2017 11:55:13 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

Already happens. At least one clothing brand, Prison Blues, bases its marketing on being made on prison labour.

And yes, it is slavery. Forced labour, not even being paid a dollar an hour? Definitely slavery.

9/11/2017 12:24:50 PM

Kanna

How is that different from the prison system as it now exists?

I can't really see inviting murderers and rapists into my home, even if they do windows.

9/11/2017 2:46:40 PM

Skide

Grtaz,. you just invented prison labour, now it may suprise you but those lifers already work their asses like that so, welcome to reality, dumbshit?

9/11/2017 10:03:25 PM

rubber chicken

Yay. that's just what job seekers need, competition from slaves.

9/12/2017 12:59:01 AM

Swede

The problem is; what kind of work would they do, and how would the ones doing that work now support themselves when they are suddenly out of a job?

(Written from Swedish perspective; we don't have the prison labor system the US has.)

9/12/2017 1:25:11 AM

Doubting Thomas

People incarcerated in prisons are basically slave labor, working for maybe a couple of dollars a day which they can spend at the commissary on packs of ramen noodles or whatever.

But your idea, while interesting, doesn't explain how you're going to keep these convicted slaves from escaping.

9/12/2017 6:11:21 AM

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