Most kids are sleeping bored at their study desks. But Martin, Kate and Donald are still awake and actively answering the teacher's questions.
Teacher: Children could you please tell me when did the era of slavery end?
Martin: It was the year of 1865.
Teacher: Why Martin?
Martin: Because at that time Civil War ended. New Constitution prohibited slavery.
Teacher: I got that. The slavery became illegal in 1865. But in fact was the slavery ended at all?
Donald: Nope. Despite on the prohibition in US, next generations around the world still met slavery.
Teacher: For example Donald?
Donald: During the Second World War, Adolf Hitler enslaved Jews, killed them and forced them to work.
Teacher: Thank you Donald. Then what is the real date of the end of slavery?
Donald: 1945, the end of the World War.
Teacher: Are you sure? There was no slavery at all after 1945?
Kate: There still was slavery. Until 2021.
Teacher: What happened in 2021 Kate?
Kate: In 2021 US Congress set up the law restricting slavery and inhumane working conditions at the Amazon Corporation.
Teacher: Correct Kate. Then we can be sure that after 2021 and till now we enjoyed the era of free society. Unfortunately, your grand-grand parents did not. So why Amazon was considered as the last stage of human slavery?
Kate: Amazon created working conditions even worse than slavery.
Teacher: Good. Does everybody agree?
Donald: Nope. I don't agree. Amazon was not worse the Hitler.
Kate: Why do you think so Donald?
Donald: Adolf Hitler committed genocide and killed millions. The number of people died while working for Amazon is much less.
Kate: That is correct. But there are worse things done by Jeff Bezos. And even Hitler didn't do that.
Donald: For example?
Kate: Amazon run experiment to find out how long can employee work until he "breaks down". That means until he quits because his physical or mental health is significantly damaged or until he dies. Hitler killed people because of race, not because of "game of experiment".
Martin: I agree with Kate. Even before the Civil War enslaved black people were not subjects to such experiments. Slave owner of the 19th century was interested to feed his slave and even treat him to improve his health. The better slave's health, the better he works.
Donald: Agree. But Amazon acted 70 years after Hitler. There was another society with more democratic laws for people. For example, if Amazon violated the law, employee could go to the Court and sue the company. While at the time of Hitler there was no democracy and no fair justice in Germany.
Kate: That is correct. But many times people got more democracy in Germany with Hitler rather than in US with Bezos.
Donald: Are you kitting? Explain please.
Martin: I can't understand. Fascist Germany had neither fair justice nor democratic elections. Here I disagree, Kate.
Kate: For example, when German women protested to free their Jews husbands, Hitler agreed and released everybody. But in US, Amazon committed hate crime against protester. Then Amazon started to hiding the evidence to avoid prosecution.
Donald: Ok. But apart from mass murders, Hitler did even more terrible things. He took gold teeth of his victims and melted them down into gold to sell. This is known as "bloody money". While Amazon made its profit on customers sales, not on the deaths.
Kate: I don't agree. To many Amazon employees died at work. More over, their family members died. If they would not work at Amazon, they would stay alive. As a result of inhuman working conditions, they sacrificed their lives to make more money for Amazon. Then we can say money made for Amazon are "bloody" money also.
Teacher: Ok children. It is time for you to go to the next lesson. Both Donald's and Kate's points have merits. Both of you are right. Because it does not matter who was worse: Jeff Bezos or Adolf Hitler. What really matters is: the human society should never make again such terrible mistakes. We should prevent any attempts to commit such crimes against the society in the future. You ancestors died to make the world free of Hitler and Bezos. And we should prevent this to happen again. See you in one week.