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    You know what's weird about you? I can disagree with you so vehemently, but then you start saying things that crack me up and I can't even hate.

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    Wait! Now you are complaining about personal attacks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When did I say otherwise? Which is why I'm wondering why you're even going down that road.
    NEWS BULLETIN: because it was you who made some wise crack about progressives being the first to try and make African Americans the underclass. It was then appropriate, indeed mandatory in debate, to take that unsubstantiated allegation and destroy it with actual facts from the historical record.

    Why is this so impossible for you to follow?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Now this is an honest answer I can respond to. I agree that fitness was probably the largest factor. It's an obvious trait that many Africans had that made them more able to perform the labor than many other potential slaves. But then at the same time, the location made it very easy to bring slaves over to America, so that's another factor. There were other factors as well and I include race among them because documents from that era show white speaking about the inferiority of Africans. If you don't include race, then we'll just have to disagree, but I still do in addition to the other factors like money, location and physical ability.
    Were Africans enslaved because they were thought to be inferior?

    In colonial America, Africans weren't enslaved because they were thought to be inferior. On the contrary, they were valued for their skill as farmers and desired for their labor. Planters had previously tried enslaving Native Americans, but many escaped and hid among neighboring tribes or were stricken by diseases brought to the New World by Europeans.

    In the early years of the colonies, the majority of workers were poor indentured servants from England. In fact, during Virginia's first century, 100,000 of the 130,000 Englishmen who crossed the Atlantic were indentured servants. Conditions of servitude were miserable, and nearly two thirds died before their term of indenture ended. After several decades, African slaves began arriving in the U.S. and worked side by side with indentured servants.

    Many played together, intermarried, and ran away together. Racial categories were fluid, and slavery was not yet codified into law.

    In the mid-17th century, a crisis arose in the colonies. As economic conditions in Mother England improved, the number of volunteers willing to journey across the Atlantic to endure such harsh treatment dropped dramatically, causing a labor shortage. At the same time, tension and hostilities were mounting domestically, as more servants were surviving their indenture and demanding land from the planter elite. The entire plantation labor system and colonial social hierarchy was threatened; the situation came to a head when poor servants and slaves allied and attacked the elite classes during Bacon's Rebellion.

    After the system of indentured servitude proved unstable, planters turned increasingly to African slavery and began writing laws to divide Blacks from whites. Coincidentally, African slaves became more available at this time. Poor whites were given new entitlements and opportunities, including as overseers to police the slave population. Over time, they began to identify more with wealthy whites, and the degradation of slavery became identified more and more with Blackness.


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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You know what's weird about you? I can disagree with you so vehemently, but then you start saying things that crack me up and I can't even hate.
    It will come in due time.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You know what's weird about you? I can disagree with you so vehemently, but then you start saying things that crack me up and I can't even hate.
    Because no matter what you think of my politics, I'm a great ****ing guy!
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It will come in due time.
    That's what I tell my wife.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    NEWS BULLETIN: because it was you who made some wise crack about progressives being the first to try and make African Americans the underclass. It was then appropriate, indeed mandatory in debate, to take that unsubstantiated allegation and destroy it with actual facts from the historical record.

    Why is this so impossible for you to follow?
    I think you're having trouble understanding why I'm right, because you don't even know what I said. I never said that progressives were the firs to try and make blacks a permanent under class.

    I said they were the first to create an entire movement around the idea, for the political clout that they could gain from it and that creating that permanent under-class and eventua sub-culture didn't start in earnest, before the coming of the Libbos/Progressos.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's impossible to place race as a contributing factor, after admitting that money, location and physical ability were the leading factors. If those same factors exsited for a white culture, they could have just as easily been enslaved.
    Let me put it this way: If the people who lived in Africa had been white, Christians who dressed like Europeans/Americans and had similar cultures as them BUT who also had the physical ability and cheap selling price, then I don't believe they would have been enslaved. I believe that Europeans and Americans would not have enslaved people so similar to them even if they were relatively cheap and had the right physical ability.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Every point you've made in this thread is something I already dealt with days before you posted here. Why do you keep ignoring this fact? My earlier responses to your points when they were made by others were simple and respectful because the people who made them were respectful. You made your points arrogantly and I responded to what you put out. You get what you give. Sorry.
    Actually bro... here is the chronology of what happened. I made an open statement to no one in particular, just something general. You decided to respond and within just a few posts you started the insults. You are either supremely ignorant of what you did or a flat out liar.


    Originally Posted by Bodhisattva
    The Confederate Flag is simply a symbol of the South... of Dixie. It is about being proud of that fact.

    Don't make more of it is than it actually is... we have enough real problems in the world without manufacturing them.

    Originally Posted by theplaydrive
    Oh I see, so only Southerners can have a valid opinion of the Confederate Flag. I think not.

    It's a symbol of treason, slavery and racism in addition to a symbol of people's history, states' rights and whatever else.

    Originally Posted by Bodhisattva
    I am not a Southerner. I have no idea why you would say that nor imply that only Southerners could have a valid opinion.

    What is the Swastica to you then? I understand that you are probably not a Nazi, but I would still like to hear it.

    Originally Posted by theplaydrive
    I never said you were.
    I wouldn't say or imply that. You would and you did.

    And then we get this out of the blue to another poster:


    Originally Posted by theplaydrive
    I love that people are liking your post after you've blatantly lied about other posters and made a blatantly false claim and cowered away after being called out for it. Add LaMidRighter and Bodhisattva to the list of people who shouldn't be taken seriously.

    And I have not ignored "this fact". You challenged me on a point. I don't give two rat ****s what you said BEFORE I ENTERED THE DEBATE. No reasoable person should have to back track and read all your posts to find out what you might have said previously. I commented on this and you ignored it too. Basically, this is over and I won.

    You don't see it and I am pointing it out simply to be arrogant.
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