This is supposedly a humorous (fake) ad, in a little book that talks about Greece using modern concepts and tries to be funny that way.(“Greek Gazette” Usborne Publishing Ltd, London 1997).

I found this particular attempt at “humor” disgusting, because it belittles real victims and desensitizes the mind concerning real violence. It is not only that slavery was brutally violent in the past, it still exists today, it still is brutal, and so is any other violence that is on this level, independent of context. I am particularly against messages that make people laugh at severe violence, because I see that it can (along with other factors) contribute to a clear dehumanized view of real violence and victims, when not crossing into the sadistic as well. I was particularly repulsed by the “whip ‘em till they scream.”

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