I went out to a bar the other day. I went in back to have a smoke. A minute later this black guy comes out and talks to me. I was actually excited for a minute. It has been a while since I've had a positive interaction with a black guy, I thought. We'll drink and talk and have a good time. I gave him a smoke (aint chu got any weed nigga?) and sat down.
Immediately I could tell he was trying to work an angle (you live around here? Got yo own place and everything?). He spent the entirety of our conversation alternating between telling me his victories and bemoaning his struggles. He was out there hustling hard, you see. He got game. Ayo you don't believe me? I show you nigga. Jus look. He showed me his instagram which basically had pictures of all his successes - pictures of cash, sneakers, concerts, etc. front row nigga. Guess how much them tickets cost. 500 dollas.
Anyways. His game apparently consisted of coming across whatever money or resources he could beg, borrow, or steal. Everywhere and in everything he was looking for some angle he could work. He spent time telling me how much you could max out different credit cards and scam different credit unions for (what bank you use? fo them 1,500 dollas. I show you nigga you see). He couldn't see any relationship between his short term opportunist behavior and his long term struggles.
What you really had here was a hunter gatherer behaving like a hunter gatherer in an urban landscape. Rather than a farmer - working, putting away, planning for the future. To him, work was this sort of anti social behavior. Whatever he could do to manage to put food on the table. He saw this as a perfectly legitimate means of sustenance.
If you read old books you begin to see that this is what slavery was. It was taking people who were disinclined or unable to support themselves, who if left to their own devices would subsist entirely off charity and theft, and putting them to some use where they wouldn't burden everyone else.
Men who were capable of long term planning would often find ways to free themselves. Either saving and buying their freedom or negotiating some other strategy.
But not so much the ones who remained slaves. Right after the slaves were freed, around a quarter of them died off. They simply were unable to survive outside of that situation.
So the result of emancipation was some good men who are now contributing to society. But it has also resulted in a large caste of men who still are unable or unwilling to make their own way, and survive entirely off the fruits of others' labor, as if the grocery store were the jungle and the city the savanna.
Slavery was therefore the only humane solution to this problem. If you remove slavery and remove welfare, these sorts of people will starve or turn to banditry. If you remove slavery and implement welfare they will merely subsist off welfare. So either solution is wicked.
Many slavers saw what they were doing as a noble thing, and many slaves were hardly worth the cost of keeping around but were done so out of noblesse oblige. Slaves were not some great source of wealth and productivity by and large.
And in order to fix society, all men who are persistently on welfare should be sold back into slavery.