I’m not backing the claim that anyone is property.
Property is a fiction maintained by might.
But people who believe the fiction believe that their property is an extension of themselves therefore they look after it.
Like within the current worldsystem instead of slaves (property) we generally have employees.
The employees are very often exploited to the same degree as slaves.
But the employer unlike the slave owner doesn’t look after them as well.
Because the slave owner would see the slaves as an investment that decreases in value with bad treatment.
Whereas the employer don’t give a fuck.
When an employee is used up he just hires a new one.
A bit like how you would treat a car you bought compared to a car you rent.
Essentially the difference between a slave and an employee is the difference between owning and renting.
Oh and that employment is a much more subtle form of exploitation.
People think that all because they can choose who to slave for they are not slaves for some reason.
I still prefer my employment over slavery though.
I just think all forms of exploitation need to stop if humanity is to have any hope for the future.