Originally Posted by Funktion
Confused though. Does Negan want more people like him, or does he just want a bunch or slaves? Get the sense that anyone he sees as a threat(other than those with "feelings") he'd take out.
I would guess that the ones who come to an understanding that its better to get along will be useful...
You take the able bodied men who have come to the realization that intensity of violence is the currency of the world. They become your army.
The ones who are too weak, too stupid, or too soft go and work to provide resources. Those resources are given to the men in his army who put in the dirty work, which attracts more men to his ranks.
Kind of like how North Korea does it now. You can starve in the fields, or you can join the army and you, and your family, will be taken care of. When you have a stranglehold over finite resources, you can do as you please.