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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    That's not the judgment I'm making, but you have a very relaxed view of southern society's complicity in the institution of slavery.
    pssst...FYI, the north benefitted from slavery too.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    pssst...FYI, the north benefitted from slavery too.
    Slow down, slow down; when you tell them that the northern textile mills got their cotton from southern plantations for half the price they would have, if the plantations had to pay hired hands, their heads will definitely explode.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Slow down, slow down; when you tell them that the northern textile mills got their cotton from southern plantations for half the price they would have, if the plantations had to pay hired hands, their heads will definitely explode.
    it's O.K. because the owners of the northern textile mills were white, so that still fits in with their "all whites are evil racists" mantra.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it's O.K. because the owners of the northern textile mills were white, so that still fits in with their "all whites are evil racists" mantra.
    Wait a minute.... I thought it was only white southerners that were evil racists. You people need to get your story straight.

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it's O.K. because the owners of the northern textile mills were white, so that still fits in with their "all whites are evil racists" mantra.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Would American Indians killing their slaves bring tears to your eyes too?
    How about modern slavery?
    Just wondering.

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, there were only 13 slave owners at the Constitutional Convention. They were: Bassett, Blair, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Jenifer, Jefferson, Mason, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Rutledge, Spaight, and Washington. 15, if you include Madison and Franklin, who later freed their slaves.

    But, hey, let's don't let facts get in our way.
    This is false. There were 12 PLANTATION OWNERS. I read the wikipedia article you copy and pasted all those names from verbatim. I know you're not knowledgeable enough about this issue to actually recite those names. Please learn actual facts? Here is what the Wikipedia article you copy and pasted those names from actually says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundin..._United_States

    Twelve owned or managed slave-operated plantations or large farms: Bassett, Blair, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Jenifer, Jefferson, Mason, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Rutledge, Spaight, and Washington. Madison also owned slaves, as did Franklin, who later freed his slaves and was a key founder of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Alexander Hamilton was opposed to slavery and, with John Jay and other anti-slavery advocates, helped to found the first African free school in New York City. Jay helped to found the New York Manumission Society and, when he was governor of New York in 1798, signed into law the state statute ending slavery as of 1821.
    You know, plagiarism is a horribly dishonest thing. What makes your gross misunderstanding of what you're reading even worse is that you couldn't even count the number of plantation owners properly.

    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/dat...y.cfm?HHID=293

    Of the 55 Convention delegates, about 25 owned slaves. Many of the framers harbored moral qualms about slavery. Some, including Benjamin Franklin (a former slave-owner) and Alexander Hamilton (who was born in a slave colony in the British West Indies) became members of antislavery societies.
    You're welcome to retract your lies anytime.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is false. There were 13 PLANTATION OWNERS. I read the wikipedia article you copy and pasted all those names from too. Please learn actual facts?
    Cough up some evidence. Thanks in advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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