Discussions Question about Jedi's view on Slavery

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  1. Gamiel Jedi Grand Master

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    Just have to say that slavery was outlawed in the British Empire before the regain of Queen Victoria, and I am not certain about your facts regarding Roman slavery but I am no expert on Rom so lets lit up the @GrandAdmiralJello signal instead
  2. twowolves Jedi Knight

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    Then there's the Weequay... lol That's a whole other subject right there.

    Edit: Much of the information of the Romans I learned from reading the Masters of Rome series of tomes by Colleen McCullough. The first book, First Man In Rome, is an excellent intro into the details of everyday Roman life, and I truly believe that many Star Wars fans would enjoy it for the amount of historically accurate detail she includes in her stories.

    Also, you're right about Victorian England. That would have been King George, I think, in the Colonial times...that was slavery at its worst, completely distinct from the indentured servitude Romans often utilized (though they did practice slavery, too).
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  3. zompusbite Jedi Padawan

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  4. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    @zompusbite For them to try to change something like that directly... they'd probably be shot or stabbed or something. They are NOT in a position of authority by any means. Even Jedi respect that they are not the be-all and end-all in every situation. Therefore it is a bit confusing why you would bring up this situation where they have no power to illustrate your point. If they had the chance they would probably do something about it. But clearly they have no say and it looks like they are on a specific mission.
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  5. zompusbite Jedi Padawan

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    Don't misunderstand me, BultarSwan, i showed the picture to illustrate exactly what you said above. I agree with you, the Jedi are have moral authority and nothing else. They are not here to rule but to advice and preserve peace.
  6. Simply Flawless Jedi Youngling

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    First off I understand during the time period of the Prequels the Republic was declining and especially during the Clone Wars the Republic was in no position to focus on anything other than the war. However how about during that 1,000 year period of peace? It's clearly stated that the Republic outlaws slavery so how come once the Republic defeated the Brotherhood of Darkness and entered their Golden Age why does it seem they still don't care enough to try and stop things they themselves deemed illegal. I know they don't have a standing army but since the Jedi defend the Republic and it's laws why don't they make an effort to enforce laws like slavery being illegal? How come the Republic and Jedi didn't or couldn't stop slavery during the 1,000 year peace time?

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  7. CrazyOldHermit Jedi Master

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    It seemed to exist mainly where the Republic didn't have a strong presence. Like Tatooine, where Anakin was a slave and went unnoticed by the Jedi like Qui-Gon said.
  8. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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  9. Beezlebub Jedi Youngling

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    The Jedi are morally against slavery but as has been mentioned they cannot free all the slaves in the Galaxy. Outside of the Republic they do nothing as they do not want to risk getting the Republic involved in a large scale conflict. In the Republic they will ignore it if a powerful faction like the Hutts practice slavery as the Republic doesn't want to mess with the status quo. That's part of the reason Dooku wanted to leave the Order because he saw that the Republic was corrupt and the Order continued to serve them blindly. Essentially the ideals the Order were founded on were payed lip service but they were not actually adhered to in the latter days of the Republic. So in essence they did not support slavery but their hands were tied and they could do nothing about it.
  10. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    I like you. :D So nice to see someone on a similar page about. It seems pretty rare.
  11. Beezlebub Jedi Youngling

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    I'm used to active forums so I have to keep myself busy. :3
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