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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Slavery divided our Nation, caused a war, and ended the practice a long time ago. One of the people quoted in the article summed it up well,
    To me, it was a reminder," Conner said. "It is our history." . The key point is it is history from long ago for the US.
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    Let us not forget that every world power in world history to that point was built on the backs of oppression and slavery. The United States was no different.

    When you have no established currency other than labor, how do you pay that labor? You force it, as ugly as that it is. And lest we forget, the African "businessmen" who sold these slaves were black men themselves, and the practice still carries on in Africa to this day.

    History didn't begin the day we were born, unlike liberals tend to think. America isn't the bastion of slavery, it was one of hundreds of civilizations that was built with slavery as a component.

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Let us not forget that every world power in world history to that point was built on the backs of oppression and slavery. The United States was no different.

    When you have no established currency other than labor, how do you pay that labor? You force it, as ugly as that it is. And lest we forget, the African "businessmen" who sold these slaves were black men themselves, and the practice still carries on in Africa to this day.

    History didn't begin the day we were born, unlike liberals tend to think. America isn't the bastion of slavery, it was one of hundreds of civilizations that was built with slavery as a component.
    Please prove that liberals (or the US, I don't know exactly to which you are referring to) tend to think that history began the day they were born.

    At the OP: Personally, I see this as a good thing as even though it is in the past, in the words of George Santayana: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    ... and then rabid Glenn Beck supporters want us to believe that the Founding Fathers, a large percentage of whom owned slaves, were thinking about the humanity of these people when coming up with the 3/5ths compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... and then rabid Glenn Beck supporters want us to believe that the Founding Fathers, a large percentage of whom owned slaves, were thinking about the humanity of these people when coming up with the 3/5ths compromise.
    Why would any one rational care what Beck says?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why would any one rational care what Beck says?
    Because revisionism is incredibly dangerous when mixed with appeals to religious unity and extreme nationalism. Beck exhibits the worst of all three. The revisionism of America's working class. The religious unity of far right Protestant groups and the extreme nationalism akin to European right wing regimes like those of Franco.
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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Please prove that liberals (or the US, I don't know exactly to which you are referring to) tend to think that history began the day they were born.

    At the OP: Personally, I see this as a good thing as even though it is in the past, in the words of George Santayana: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
    And those who live in the past are doomed to stagnation, derision and bitterness.

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    Re: Mock Slave Auction Brings Some Spectators to Tears

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Let us not forget that every world power in world history to that point was built on the backs of oppression and slavery. The United States was no different.

    When you have no established currency other than labor, how do you pay that labor? You force it, as ugly as that it is. And lest we forget, the African "businessmen" who sold these slaves were black men themselves, and the practice still carries on in Africa to this day.

    History didn't begin the day we were born, unlike liberals tend to think. America isn't the bastion of slavery, it was one of hundreds of civilizations that was built with slavery as a component.
    While I agree with your assessment for the most part, I will point out that America's relationship with slavery was much more intimate. In 1802 and 1803 respectively, France and Britain both outlawed slavery, and life went on -- former slaves in the UK and France were, while not treated like equal citizens for quite a while, allowed the basic privileges of man, and allowed work. In the States, however, it took you another half a century to outlaw -- even beating out Russia, which outlawed it (serfdom in their case) a year earlier than the States. And then, you fought the bloodiest war in your history because half of you wanted to continue.

    So it's not quite right to say "America was just one slaveholding nation among many, no different from any other."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    While I agree with your assessment for the most part, I will point out that America's relationship with slavery was much more intimate. In 1802 and 1803 respectively, France and Britain both outlawed slavery, and life went on -- former slaves in the UK and France were, while not treated like equal citizens for quite a while, allowed the basic privileges of man, and allowed work. In the States, however, it took you another half a century to outlaw -- even beating out Russia, which outlawed it (serfdom in their case) a year earlier than the States. And then, you fought the bloodiest war in your history because half of you wanted to continue.

    So it's not quite right to say "America was just one slaveholding nation among many, no different from any other."
    But didn't those dirty slave owning bastards in the USA and/or their forebearers come from UK, France, and other EU countries?

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