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Submitted by mike down (United Kingdom), Mar 13, 2007 at 10:12

i'm a 16 year old black kid, and ok, i don't live in Arabia hundreds of years ago as a castrated slave; but from what my bro tells me ( and he's doing it at uni) it was missionary propaganda about them all dying from being done as the christian doctors they got to actually do it were jolly good. AND once it was over these slaves had a MUCH better time (same food as masters, treated kind and could rise to Emirs and generals and stuff).

so IF i was living then and had the choice of being a 16 year old black kid going to AMERICA and probably dying on the way or quickly worked to death on some tobacco plantation OR being made a eunuch and working in some posh house or palace in Istambul or wherever

i know which i would go for!

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