I totally agree, and I am glad you brought it up. Yes, people are always making glib statements about "slave labor" being some selling point.
Originally Posted by Pisgah
Why would anybody want to buy something that was made by people who were forced by their sadistic captors
to work under the most inhumane conditions imaginable? - in fact, not imaginable, so bad that we who did not suffer it could not comprehend it,
no matter how much we know about its history.
Personally, I would never want to own or even touch such objects. "Gonna vomit" was a good thing to say. Thanks.
Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia, paraphrasing a passage from Cesare Beccaria's Essay on Crimes and Punishments:
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."