"The law is reason, free from passion."
He spoke of concern.
Not disparagement, hatred or intolerance of.
You are making a false accusation.
He spoke of those in the welfare state.
So that is you assuming he is speaking of all, rather than those specifically involved with welfare.
The error is again on your end.
And if you think the only thing that happened was like that of "twelve years a slave", you would be mistaken.
Regardless, he was still speaking of concern.
Not hatred, intolerance or disparagement.
They disparage and express hatred and intolerance. He did not do those things.
All you have is he used a word that is antiquated. But he didn't use it in a way to disparage, so you should have enough common sense to understand and raise above your own bigotry and recognize that.
But I am sure you wont.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
As I said, his comments make me think one of two things are likely:
- He has an appalling lack of knowledge, partially of history, partially of present, which led him to compare current conditions to conditions during slavery, and not instantly dismiss it as a reasonable comparison.
- He actually thinks slavery would be better for black persons.
As I see it, this means he was either unintentionally racist, or intentionally racist, with the former being most likely.
As in, he doesn't realize that what he's saying is racist.
His word use was indeed antiquated in PC terms (in the past it WAS acceptable to use the term "negro"), yet it was not his word choice that I found unacceptable. It was how he used it.
It appeared disparaging to me.
But again, that's just my take on some words which only one person knows the true context of.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Your listed definition of racism: Racism
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Chattel slavery, also called traditional slavery, is so named because people are treated as the chattel (personal property) of an owner and are bought and sold as if they were commodities. It is the original form of slavery and the least prevalent form of slavery today.
After 1640, planters started to ignore the expiration of indentured contracts and kept their servants as slaves for life. This was demonstrated by the case Johnson v. Parker where the court ruled that John Casor, an indentured servant, be returned to Johnson who claimed that Casor belonged to him for his life
Slavery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abraham Lincoln expressed this idea in one of his famous 1858 debates with Senator Stephen Douglas: “[T]here is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
Ten Reasons Not to Abolish Slavery : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education
In 1677, Dr.
William Petty declared that savage people were the direct link between Caucasians and the apes. The
chain provided an excellent justification to slavery: savage people, such as Africans, were inferior
and were put on the earth to serve the superior Europeans (McCaskell, 1).
From your posted definition:http://pat.tamu.edu/journal/vol-1/thompson.pdfthe right to rule others
Now, it's common knowledge attained from every elementary school in this country that the following are staples of American chattel slavery.
The overwhelming race of slave masters were white.
The overwhelming race of overseers were white.
The overwhelming race of runaway slave catchers were white.
The overwhelming belief was that Blacks were morally, intellectually and spiritually inferior to whites.
The overwhelming belief was that the role of Blacks as inferior and therefore naturally fitted to the role as chattel to whites was scientifically and morally correct.
Now a White man wonders if Black people were better off as slaves picking cotton. Are you suggesting that this man is so ignorant that he isn't aware of the ideology and beliefs that allowed slavery to exist in this country??..of course he isn't that ignorant.
Blacks returning to slavery would require that someone knows what's best for them and is better qualified to run their lives, those persons would be White people and that's racist.
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 04-28-14 at 09:38 PM.