“A classic case of function becomes fashion. USC printed “Property of USC” on their athletic t-shirts to prevent theft. Decades later, “Property of …” t-shirts are standard fare in most college bookstores, um, we mean websites.”
Maybe a coincidence that people were considered property in past? History has a momentum.
Consider Greg Bateson’s comments regarding improving colonialism back in 1942:
“It is very important to foster exhibitionism among the inferiors and spectatorship among the superiors” p. 382
Gregory Bateson and the OSS: World War II and Bateson’s Assesment of Applied Anthropology
by David H. Price
Bread and circuses as in Rome?