Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
When you include what's after the comma that you left off, you will see what I meant. He made a comparison, as I said, not a statement without a comparison.
I'm sure he knows what happened to slaves as we all do. But that wasn't the point of his comment when you read what he said. He wasn't saying the government is raping or beating them less. He's saying that both are evil, and in his mind, what the government has done to people who rely on it to survive may be worse. It's not a thought process I agree with, but I certainly understand why he said it. And it doesn't make him the boogieman I know people on the far left want him to be.
Insulting people you don't even know, how lame and narrow-minded. You know, in recent months you've started acting like a snotty petulant spoiled-brat teenage troll, and the respect I once had for you, and the regard I used to give to your posts, has eroded a great deal.... to the point that I'm rapidly losing interest in talking to you or reading your posts at all.
Yes, I know that was over the line. Don't bother, I'm reporting myself right now... and it was well worth it.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
The truly frightening thing is if this were true.I'm sure he knows what happened to slaves as we all do.
Relying on government subsidies for your living is sad, but it's a thousand miles from slavery.But that wasn't the point of his comment when you read what he said. He wasn't saying the government is raping or beating them less. He's saying that both are evil, and in his mind, what the government has done to people who rely on it to survive may be worse. It's not a thought process I agree with, but I certainly understand why he said it. And it doesn't make him the boogieman I know people on the far left want him to be.
You have your opinion on what's a thousand miles away, and he has his. Is he right? No. But I know where he was going with it, I know what generation he's from, and I know the far left want to paint this guy as the next Atilla the Hun - and the attacks on Hannity and "the right" are just a bonus to everyone. This whole thing has taken a life of its own. He's an old man and probably suffering from some form of dementia. His words were not a big deal, unless someone can provide some evidence that he actually did some damage to blacks in any way. I haven't seen a shred of that.
Wow, words. BFD. I can say I think Mormon women may be better off as hookers than married at the age of 8 to some old pervert. Does that make me prejudiced against Mormon women? Nope. Neither option in my statement is a good one, but nobody gets hurt by me saying it, do they?
People say stupid things all the time. Words aren't as powerful as actions and they aren't a punishable offense usually. If they were, our jails would be full of politicians, movie stars, and every private citizen who ever said anything dumb in his/her life.
Thing is, most racists are what I call "good racists"...meaning that they will risk their lives to save that black person (or whatever race(s) it is they don't like) in a heartbeat...but as soon as that black person is out of earshot, out come all the old assumptions and racist judgements.
In other words, most racists honestly don't realize that they are racist.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
Other. Who cares? That has nothing whatsoever to do with his case.