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I wonder all those people that want to tear down statues and monuments in SC will want to do away with the statues of this fella.
Why then, do you think the proREgressive left is so intent on removing our country's history?
They are ignorant to our history. Slavery should never have happened. All races have negative history.
The leaders are not ignorant, it just suits their agenda to not teach the masses what would surely delay the achievement of their goals.
Spike Bull, that's true. It's the people that wont think for themselves that are ignorant.
The African slave trade was not run by whites....... it was black warlords taking sometimes entire villages and selling them off as slaves. Native Americans have captured and traded in slaves from the beginning of mankind. As well as fought wars among themselves over land and territory.
A great deal of false history being pushed today...... fact is bad things happened, brutally bad things. And these things are/were human failings, not race specific. All races have brutal evil things in their history.
But it does seem the ones who were "best" at it and won the most will take most of the heat. So many contradictory views...... Confederacy linked with slavery so currently labeled evil.... and the Union as heroes. Yet the "Union" presided over much of the Native American genocide and during the war had their fair share of murderous pillaging units of marauders.
They were basically brutal times and few that were completely innocent. Comparing them to modern times...... well, they are just not comparable, as much as those bored with their first world problems try to make them to be. Being outraged and perpetually angry is much more emotionally satisfying than dealing with and fixing problems rationally.
I hate it when someone dares to actually bring some of the truth about slavery to the conversation......Pat, we need to boot this guy TD ;-)
Anytime their is totalitarian or monarchical rule, there is slavery.
Contemporary society is shallow enough to believe state sanctioned slavery is a thing of the past. Our immigration "political stalemate" is little more than defacto slavery. The whippings, lynchings and sales are gone but the permanent underclass of illegitimate menial labor is still there. Americans are particularly adept at nuance and rebranding for the sake of conscience.
The saddest thing about slavery is the fact that it wasn't dealt with from the beginning.
Abraham Lincoln gets credit for freeing the slaves but in reality he did not free 1 single slave.
The Amancipation Proclomation was a military policy and legally only freed slaves in territories the Union had no control over.
The real heroes of the abolition movement was Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Spooner, ect.
Any time we de-humanize any segment of our human race it never leads to anything good.
Lincoln usedthe slavery issue as a moral banner after the war started and had plans to ship African Americans to islands to be colonized.
Loncoln jailed 3000 newspaper employees in the north for speaking out against his invasion of the south.
Jesh tgbow, now you’ve given the radical left a reason to chip Lincoln’s face off from Mt Rushmore, and tear down the Lincoln Memorial in DC.
Well, if they going to be consistent.
Just shows how rediculous it is.