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Some time ago I mentioned Noni's story and the slave trade in Israel. Vet abortions, the great losses the girls suffer, the rescues... Recently a film came out called Amazing Grace, and people were moved by it. England beat the US to abolishing slavery, and I found they did so for economic reasons, not for justice.

You here and those in a sports forum sounded fair, but in a business class they, the teacher and students including a girl from church all agreed immediately, that this was just business. I did not press the issue and a friend suggested that they could be persuaded just by understanding the issue.

So how does one persuade the conscience to activate? Pathos, ethos, logos, bathos? Images, music? A picture of a girl in a bin. A story?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/09/2008 01:01:51 »
Its a horrible situation and I believe that that certainly is not a majority.. I think it is atrocious and certainly not business.... It is however very sad and terrible that there are people who think of it in that way.... It is rather scary to say the least!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/09/2008 01:37:29 »
I live in the Deep South.
Turns out my girlfriend's family was owned by my family.


 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/09/2008 03:25:26 »
That must be a hard situation for you all. Wish you lots of good wishes in your relationship.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/09/2008 14:55:59 »
There are millions of injustices in the world that are swept under the carpet as just business! We as consumers are the only people who can stop them. We have to make a stand with what we buy and how we live. For example one of the components needed to make mobile phones can only be mined in one part of the world that is run by militia groups that kick people off their land and force them to work for peanuts in their mines. Their children are often kidnapped to fight for the militia. Every time we upgrade our phones we OK this situation. Companies need to know that we are not happy with this. I know buy second hand phones as I would rather reuse than put more money into these peoples hands.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/09/2008 00:00:10 »
That must be a hard situation for you all. Wish you lots of good wishes in your relationship.
Both of us realize we have no control of the actions of those long dead nor coincidences of birth.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/09/2008 10:40:18 »
Yeh, we can petition, and be prepeared to pay a bit more. Or the government among it's many options can tariff things, and tax cut other things.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/09/2008 13:47:30 »
That must be a hard situation for you all. Wish you lots of good wishes in your relationship.
Both of us realize we have no control of the actions of those long dead nor coincidences of birth.


There should be more people like you two. I am glad for both of you!
 

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