Sunday, January 07, 2007

Musings on Other Cultures XVI: Nepalese Slaves Paid in Rice, Return to Their Masters


Slavery was abolished in Nepal only in 2000, but unlike in Amerikkka, where slavery is still the backbone of the economy (a pdf report from the Human Rights Center documents present-day Amerikkkan slavery), at least it was abolished in Nepal!

The slaves of Nepal, it turns out, were paid in rice. (Oh, to be free from the shackles of money!) In fact, the interpersonal warmth generated by such a financial arrangement has led to the ex-slaves returning to their masters!

This, dear reader, is a happy story with a happy ending. And although I realize that there is no room for displays of joy in a world that is still filled with injustice, I nevertheless thought that a mention of Nepalese slavery would brighten up the day. But let us not take our eyes off the ball; International Zionism remains the biggest threat to the civilized world.

If only Amerikkka could be more like Nepal.

2 comments:

Red Square said...

Dear Professor, this reminds me of the NPR coverage of Third World countries so much that I, an avid listener of the NPR, begin to suspect you had been consulting them on the side all these years without telling us about it. Your modesty truly equals your academic and moral credentials (the same could be said of the NPR editors as well).

Professor Peter Kurgman, PhD, PhD, PhD said...

Mr. Red Square -

In fact I have Krazy Glued my radio's tuning knob to NPR.

At home, I enjoy listening to it at maximum volume to share with my neighbors.

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