I agree with your point, I was more just making a quip about Herodotus and his bias in terms of his writing on the Peloponnesian Wars and general exaggerations and inventions. He was a slightly dubious historian.
Well slavery would make good economic sense but isn't all that morally sound, even if good chunks of the Bible say it's cool.
I know you were quipping, and I was being deadly serious, as usual.
Now, back to my mate Herodotus. You sayin' he's a liar, or was just basing his Histories on oral narratives and observations, of like, slavery and stuff in his lifetime? 'Cos it's shocking late for reanimation....
So, we're now on to slavery and type 2 diabetes. Am I reading that correctly?
*sigh* It was all so easy when we could just blame the bankers.....
I would say it is allot easier to blame things on idiots who eat too much fat and sugar and on stuff that happened long ago than bankers who control almost our entire way of living. But I am guessing your just trying to be funny so I will not say anymore.
Maybe what IrishTom was trying to say is that the modern slave trade, ie the one which developed into the wholesale shipping of slaves from Africa to the Americas, was begun by Muslim Arabs who had set up a trading scheme of their own?
Can anyone confirm that there was such an historical event? I am not clued up on the modern slave trade era.
Finally a point and question of constructiveness from the other side. I have re gained my faith in humanity.
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