> Machines need better housing than slaves, since if rain gets onto machines, they're gonna be fucked very quickly.
Machines are made to build other machines, people are limited and need expensive human trafficking export for slavery unless you want to start abducting citizens.
>Slaves produce food if used correctly and get their own water. Can't be said about machines producing their own belts and electricity and fuel.
Production of food and machine parts are an industry of jobs, more jobs means more economy, more economy means more overall wealth for more people, more wealthy poor/middle means less political division and a happier country.
>How many machines last multiple decades?
Pretty much all factory machines are. The individual parts might break but that opens another industry, repairmen.
>(rebel)Only if you're doing it wrong
And plenty DID do it wrong. As is expected in any industry, the effects matter and the historical impact of these rebellions are apparent, as opposed to industry protest which is much more minor and results in a much more positive impact due to the threat of unions, creating a balance of power that allows for gradual positive change, instead of outright civil war, or violent conflict.
>(excessive discipline)It's not excessive, just what's needed to make lazy slackers go and remember who their betters are.
It sets a precedent that you are not immune to, making more industry for slaves means you need more slaves, but you cannot import. Plus, with slaves around, you're out of a job yourself, most southern barons owned free labor because they could only afford to pay the whipping staff. It's a poor man's workforce, by rich men's standards.
>Again: Only if you view slaves as people, which they aren't.
I could very much not view you as a person, after which I could rape and torture you and anyone I deem to be like you as I please. The chains of morality, or lack of chains, works both ways. Break those chains, you break yourself in the coming conflict, and there will be no world for old retirees then. Common decency affords YOU and me a long life. Adhere to it or die young.
>An actual person, if fallen into slavery, will simply kill themselves rather than lose their freedom.
So an actual person is suicidal?
Why haven't you killed yourself then?
Because if you killed yourself at being enslaved, or tortured, or hurt, then you lack a strong will, or a willingness to plan a person's death in the long term. It's not weakness to not kill yourself if you undergo tribulation, it's strength.
The fact that you would kill yourself if YOU were enslaved, which is what you're saying because this is your comprehension of strength, only reflects on your weakness.
So you admit that you would rather die then be enslaved, yet you wish it on others.
You're just some fresh college kiddie with edgy philosophy, no shortage of you.