Indeed they may.Nosuperstition wrote:People say modern slaves are not chains but are nevertheless enchained by debts.
Actual bona fide slavery where human beings are bought and sold, transported and used as unpaid captive labor or for sexual purposes is rampant today. For example the old Islamic slave markets are back with a vengeance in LibyaSo, some people still believes slavery exists even today.
I can envisage situations where a slave may be better fed and better housed than a notionally "free" person living a life of exploitation, hunger and squalor from which they have no realistic chance of escape. For example a "well-treated" black domestic slave on a southern US plantation compared to a hungry homeless black man in modern-day LA. Do you like that example? Or would you prefer a comparison between a poor filipina woman scrabbling on a garbage heap for things to sell and the female harem sex slave of a historical Islamic ruler?From that point of view there might exist willing castrated slaves or zombies who still want to live for the little joys of life.So their haemorrages might get healed by the crude medicine systems prevalent upto the 1960s and they might still want to live and would have been able to live just as had happened in case of the Hindu Kush mountain range massacres.However,there is no way an anemic pregnant woman has even that much of a chance of life.From that point of view slavery seems not to be as much worse as lack of proper food and health care.
You are not in some way trying to defend Islamic slavery are you?