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The Truth About Slavery

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Posted By: Magnante, 8/6/2020 9:13:01 AM

We are continually misled by progressive propaganda on the issue of race. Misinformation bleeds over to the conservative realm as well. (snip) Our Founders were born into a world they did not make. Inherited agricultural estates included slaves as property. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison detested the institution. Records of their writings and actions are clear on this. Washington freed his slaves upon the death of his wife. His will stipulated that those who were infirm or disabled were to be cared for by his estate. Efforts continued regarding abolition by the Founders. Their depth of character, persistence, and resolve on this issue is unassailable.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 8/6/2020 9:39:14 AM (No. 501648)
Great article I'd say must read but not necessarily for the Lucianne crowd who I believe are well aware of the information it shares.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 8/6/2020 9:43:22 AM (No. 501653)
The Truth matters not to the Left. Only their precious feelings, and Power over others...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LesUNo 8/6/2020 9:51:33 AM (No. 501667)
An excellent article on the history of slavery in America and the efforts of the founders to eradicate it. Too bad it isn’t taught in our schools. Do you think truth would stop the current mayhem or just interfere with their agenda? Sadly, the latter.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mamabear 8/6/2020 9:53:05 AM (No. 501673)
Slavery was and still is an economic system. Labor in exchange for food and a place to live. Every people group on this earth has either been enslaved or enslaved others at some time in their history. Some slave owners take advantage of the enslaved. Others are kind and generous. Slavery still exists in some parts of Africa and the Middle East. It's all about economics.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimJr 8/6/2020 9:58:19 AM (No. 501683)
Socialism is Slavery!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/6/2020 10:00:48 AM (No. 501685)
Hey Author, George Washington passed away almost 3 years prior to his wife. He, in his last will, freed all his slaves. Most of them stayed on from loyalty as they were treated very well... If you're going to write a story get the facts straight first.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/6/2020 10:38:35 AM (No. 501730)
There is no doubt slavery was and still is a brutal practice the world.over but even slavery in the Antebellum South it was not completely as they portray. Roots was indeed more myth than history. I did some research into manumission laws and slave holding in the South. Did you know slave owners could not simply free a slave without a court hearing? This was to prevent a slave holder simply!y casting out old or sick no longer productive slaves into the ditch to die or throwing criminal or violent slaves out on to the general public. Slave holder were held legally responsible. I never knew this. Black slave holders were also numerous, some being freed slaves themselves and some with very large land tracts and 100+ slaves. Until I read about some of them and how prosperous and wealthy they were, I had no idea of their existance. Some of the most brutal of slaves holders were indeed black, with many being in the primary business of breeding slaves (since the transAtlantic trade was illegal) not agricultural producion. In the months and years following the War Between the States hundreds of thousands if not millions of freed slaves died of starvation, disease , and exposure in contraband camps set up by the Union Army and the Freedmans's Bureau. The North turned a blind eye to their suffering as most Northerners were no more sympathetic than Southerners to the plight of freed slaves considering the blood shed by both sides and the loss of life in that protracted war. The abolitionists were terrified their critics would shout "we told you so!" as those who were critical of the movement had pointed out many times rapidly assimilating that many uneducated and helpless people into any society would be impossible without massive death, disease, starvation, violence, and even criminality. Add to that the utter obliteration of the South's entire infrastructure and their was no hope for many people regardless of race. The book Sick from Freedom is quite enlightening. There is a lot more info our there about the true reality of slavery, the war, and the "history" we have been taught if you care to learn. But you have to bother seeing the history the victors never cared for us to see.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/6/2020 10:42:48 AM (No. 501737)
The newly minted United States of America, under the leadership of President Jefferson, going against its own neutrality doctrine, projected its Naval power across the Atlantic in 1801 to stop the Barbary Pirates, who were forcing "tribute" from our ships. The North African pirates were also heavily engaged in the trafficking of slaves, both African blacks, as well as white Europeans from all over Europe who had been travelling on ships when intercepted. White men, women, and children were sold into slavery all over North Africa. Tell that to the Party of Slavery = Democrats.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: felixcat 8/6/2020 10:49:20 AM (No. 501746)
Who on this site currently owns any slaves? How about any ancestors? Know any living slaves? The horrible institution of slavery in the US was outlawed over 150 years ago. Enough already. My grandparents emigrated here around circa 1900 and thy had no involvement with any slaves, slavers, etc.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mathman 8/6/2020 10:54:30 AM (No. 501748)
None of this matters. Facts do not matter. History does not matter. The only thing that matters is Power and Marx. Marx will bring us Utopia, as we saw in Seattle. Marx will lead us to greatness, as we saw in the USSR. Marx will give us prosperity, as we saw in Venezuela. So destroy the history. Deny the facts. Require adherence to BLM or face death. It is really ugly.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: clayusmcret 8/6/2020 10:55:09 AM (No. 501751)
I'm cool with reparations. Every single former slave alive today should get reparations from his/her slave owner. None still alive - on either side? Haven't been for generations? Case closed. Now, let's take a look at slavery still ongoing on the African continent and in the Middle East.......
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Reply 12 - Posted by: red1066 8/6/2020 12:09:35 PM (No. 501839)
Indeed a must read especially for all students starting in sixth grade. This needs to be hammered into the heads of every school student every year.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Discerner 8/6/2020 12:11:42 PM (No. 501841)
During the slave trade period, there were tribal wars in Africa. The losers were sold/traded to the ship captains for rum. They were then transferred to the New Word and sold into slavery. Remember, we got the losers.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Faithfully 8/6/2020 4:56:16 PM (No. 502037)
#4 My eyes were opened when I read about slaves having taverns. Those pints weren't free.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: czechlist 8/6/2020 6:31:32 PM (No. 502070)
I recall a '70s Richard Pryor standup routine when he joked the Vietnamese boat people would be America's new "Ni993rs" Turns out the joke was on him as the Vietnamese became successful as have so many other cultures who have immigrated and taken advantage of the opportunities here. Why won't the black community look around and comprehend why other races and cultures are successful? Why won't they abandon the dimorat plantation?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Periwinkel 8/6/2020 7:28:46 PM (No. 502091)
The 'woke folks' will not like this one bit, but that is not a problem because they won't read it. Anyone who would destroy the statue of Frederick Douglass because the BLMs told them to are really just too stupid.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/7/2020 12:57:43 AM (No. 502217)
The war that never ends. So much embellishment over the years. Isn't it really about extortion and not equality? "Can't we all just get along ?"
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