On Slavery

“He says he’s an anarchist,” Brielle explained, “cause he says it doesn’t matter which party we vote for, cause we’re still, like, slaves to the rich and powerful.”

“And he’s right about that,” Mr. Magundi agreed. “But we slaves do at least have one power. We can dismiss our masters every two years; we can tell them that we’d rather be slaves to the other masters for a while. The benefits of owning three hundred million slaves are incalculable, so our power of choice may incline our masters to treat us a little more indulgently. There you have my most enthusiastic argument for a republican form of government.”


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