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Old July 2 2013, 09:08 PM   #108
Bad Thoughts
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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In serfdom, the peasant is tied to the land or to the lord via the manor house. The government's role is secondary.
No, the lord IS the government. Which is that you are the property thereof.
The lord had some public functions, namely policing of his lands, but the manor and his domain were still money making enterprises. This allowed the lord to exert autonomy from the real government of the feudal era, the kingdom.
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