We might not know much about 10.000s of years ago, but we know a lot about the last few hundred years. That was the time I used for comparison.
Yes is can. It is important to learn from the past and it is important to have a reference to compare against. Any ways, you did not say how you think it should be, yet.
It is absolutely not. In slavery, a human is degraded to an object in another humans possession. That is not the same as having a dept.
The same applies to you. Don't be so arrogant to think that I have another position as you because I lack knowledge or education you have. That is a common fallacy. You keep mentioning a few books and talks, why do you think they posses a truth I have not been told yet? Why do you warn me of being tricked but still but so much trust in those?
Oh yes, it means a lot. It means more time to enjoy nice food, friends, love, learn, improve, change, educate...
That might be adequate goal for you, but not for everyone.
I can't even read the word brainwashed anymore. Your are going in circles. And your seem to only want to make a point. If you engage in a discussion, you cannot assume you hold the ultimate truth and all others need to be educated to see it. I think you made your brainwashed claim often enough.
In general, I would be interested to get back to the discussion about if a processor company owned by "the people" is a required, necessary or even possible or useful next step. So here it goes:
I don't think the factories in China are the first and foremost problem. The problems I see are finding and developing a design that is compatible but patents free? Or, if a licensed design, was used, it is about costs and financing.
Anyways, I find the idea of a company that is owned by it's customers interesting, but I still argue that starting with SoC is too complicated.