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2012-10-09 08:34:30 AM  

DataShade: DrPainMD: Ok, I'll put the question to you: do blacks in the US have it better here than they would have had if their ancestors were never brought over here?

It's a simple question with a completely objective answer, and that answer is, "yes." If you agree, you are a racist apologist for slavery, and if you disagree, you are an idiot.

The fact that you literally cannot conceive of any influences on African economics, government, culture, or history other than the influence of white people is, itself, a strong case for properly categorizing you as "racist."


Was that a "yes" or a "no?"
 
2012-10-09 08:37:35 AM  

DrPainMD: HotWingConspiracy: DrPainMD: DataShade: DrPainMD: Ok, I'll put the question to you: do blacks in the US have it better here than they would have had if their ancestors were never brought over here?

It's a simple question with a completely objective answer, and that answer is, "yes." If you agree, you are a racist apologist for slavery, and if you disagree, you are an idiot.

The fact that you literally cannot conceive of any influences on African economics, government, culture, or history other than the influence of white people is, itself, a strong case for properly categorizing you as "racist."

Hey, I'm not agreeing with the evil, conservative, Republican that black people are better off here than in Africa... I'm agreeing with the hip, liberal, African-American that black people are better off here than in Africa. And that's PC and acceptable, not racist.

Why don't you own your half baked ideas instead of using a black comedian as cover?

What idea? That they both said the same thing? Or that blacks in the US have a higher standard of living than those in Africa. Neither are my ideas... they are objective facts. Do you dispute them?


The measure you're using is a bit retarded for a number of reasons which I see have been explained to you over and over already.

But your ultimate counter appears to be the a stand up comedian agrees with your assessment. So have fun with that I guess.
 
2012-10-09 08:39:13 AM  

DrPainMD: DataShade: DrPainMD: They both said, basically, that if it wasn't for slavery, all the black people in the US would be starving in Africa. And let's face it... the worst in America live better than the vast majority in Africa. When Rock says it, people nod and say, "he's got a point," but this politician guy gets branded as being "pro-slavery" and a racist for saying the same thing.

No no no no NO NO!

When Chris Rock says it they laugh, because he's a comedian - a jester, a CLOWN. When this dude says it he gets branded pro-slavery and a racist because he's offering apologia for slavery and he's in a position of power and authority, which is the pinch of something extra you need to add to simple bigotry or supremacist opinions to make those opinions racist.  Do you understand? Random joker making random joke = funny. Random guy with stereotypes of a specific race = bigotry. Random guy who believes there are scientific, religious, naturalistic justifications for his race to exert oppressive authority over another race = racism.

Sitting Senator writing a "scholarly tract" justifying slavery = political platform of racial supremacy = racism. 



This is not difficult. There is no excuse for a logical person with even a shred of intellectual honesty to not understand the difference, especially not after it has been explained.

Ok, I'll put the question to you: do blacks in the US have it better here than they would have had if their ancestors were never brought over here?

It's a simple question with a completely objective answer, and that answer is, "yes." If you agree, you are a racist apologist for slavery, and if you disagree, you are an idiot.


FALSE!

The slaves brought to America were often the most able-bodied and productive members of African society, because those traits made them more likely to survive the journey and also more valuable upon arrival, and slave traders are nothing if not merciless businessmen. So, you take the best 20% of a society and expect the remainder to get along like nothing happened?

The question wasn't "are black people in America today better off than black people in Africa today" it is "would black people in Africa be better off than black people in America if slaves had never been forcefully removed from their homes" which HAS to take into account the other changes that slavery resulted in, on both sides of the ocean. A large part of the reason that Africa has so many problems today, is BECAUSE they lost many of their best members of society to slavery.

/Stop being obtuse
//Some trolls I just can't quit I guess
///Unless you actually think this...in which case I weep for you and your shortsightedness
 
2012-10-09 08:42:46 AM  
the League of the South, which has been described as a "neo-Confederacy" group advocating for second southern secession.

Lionel Mandrake: OK, so not all of his ideas are bad.

GO!!! PLEASE!


SpaceyCat: an we let them go this time? PLEASE!?


Holy cow, that would be hillarious. On the whole, they have jack shiat for an economy, jack shiat for an education system, and jack shiat for infrastructure. It would take about a week and a half for "Southern 'Merica" to become a third world shiat hole.
I say, "Do it, you farkers." We could use lulz and it would be nice to slough off the financial burden.
 
2012-10-09 08:45:25 AM  
OK - this guy is definitely off the deep end..no doubt

But he is just as far to the right as the occupy folks are to the left
 
2012-10-09 08:46:42 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Finally. They are coming out. We get to see more and more GOP for what they are.


No, not really. Both sides have their nut bars. You guys have Sheila Jackson-Lee, and whe have this asshat.
 
2012-10-09 08:48:51 AM  

DrPainMD: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?

This has probably been covered already, but there is an important difference between Chris Rock and Jon Hubbard. One is an entertainer, who makes his living as a comedian, and has no real impact on the lives of everyday citizens outside of those who choose to watch his act. The other is an elected official, charged with representing the people of his constituency fairly, and his actions can and likely do impact the public in a variety of ways, whether an individual voted for him or not.

/Make sense?

No, it doesn't make sense. Regardless of their occupations, they both were sincere when they said it.


If you honestly think that elected officials aren't held to a higher standard (and/or shouldn't be held to a higher standard) than your average citizen, you are dumber than I thought.

/Which is *really* saying something
//Because I already think you are exceptionally dense
/All Bill did was get a BJ at work. I am sure lots of guys have gotten BJ's at work. Why was it national news when it happened to him? It couldn't have been his occupation. Nope. No sir.
 
2012-10-09 08:49:16 AM  

exick: I honestly don't even have any words for this.


have you heard the stuff Obama's buddies like Ayers and Van Jones and Wright say?
 
2012-10-09 08:54:48 AM  

JohnCarter: OK - this guy is definitely off the deep end..no doubt

But he is just as far to the right as the occupy folks are to the left


The Occupy folks aren't holding elected office.
 
2012-10-09 08:56:45 AM  

serpent_sky: propasaurus: I know it sounds hyperbolic but I sometimes think we're headed for a new civil war. I don't know if it will be fought the same way as the first one, with guns and cannons, or if it will just be a political shift. But this country will not endure in its current form for much longer.
Say what you will about Obama, and I know there are real valid reasons on both the left and right to disagree with some of his policies, but the way he's governed as a compromising middle of the road centrist SHOULD have united the country behind him. Instead, the right has gone even further to the extreme. As a president who brought the country back from the brink of financial meltdown, he should be leading the lying, waffling candidate who represents everything that led us to that brink.
We'll never again see a candidate for president win with more than a 51% or 52% majority of the popular vote. We may well see a president win with a slight margin in the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
This is a country deeply divided. We cannot survive with this division, much less with a party who worsens and celebrates that division.
And as long as I'm being hyperbolic, I don't think it's far fetched to say that slavery would rear its ugly head in the new Red States of America.

I hate to agree with you, but I think you're right.

People always say, in a disparaging way, that those of us on the "left" or the "blue states" are scared of the "right" and the "red states." And I am willing to say, absolutely, YES, we are.

As a woman, I am terrified of these people having power. They absolutely hate me. They think I should be a subservient baby machine when I have no desire to, and will never, have children. I never have. I'm only 37 and keep thinking about how they want to outlaw birth control and the morning after pill (even in the case of rape) and wonder if I should try to convince a doctor to do Essure on me just in case this crazy shiat passes.

I don't believe in ...


Jesus, Lady! Chill. Despite what you hear from the Left, republicans don't hate women. Some of our strongest leaders are women. Yeah, you'll occasionally hear from idiots like this, but he is far from the republican base. Only a small minority want to outlaw abortion and the morning-after pill, but that makes good scary news, so that's what you hear about. Would I like to see fewer abortions? Sure! ut I'd like to see that come about through responsible life choices, not legislation. Abortion is a necessary procedure in a lot of cases, I just don't think it should be used as birth control.
 
2012-10-09 08:57:20 AM  
Chris Rock speaks of a shared heritage and attempts to put a positive spin on a bad part of the history others of his racial background share. Its like if you house burns down and you say, well, we still have our health, and it will make us stronger. We can rebuild and we still have it better than other people. All in all, it could be worse.

Arkansas McDick (R) speaks of a way to make a nation built on slavery that he looks fondly on seem better. He is like the son of the arsonists that burned your house down, stole your land and ran over your dog coming up and saying, "Yeah, you still have your health, and isn't family the most important thing? I'm glad we agree that what my dad did to yours wasn't so terrible". I think most people would be ready to hand him a nice mug of STFU.
 
2012-10-09 08:59:12 AM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: DrPainMD: DataShade: DrPainMD: They both said, basically, that if it wasn't for slavery, all the black people in the US would be starving in Africa. And let's face it... the worst in America live better than the vast majority in Africa. When Rock says it, people nod and say, "he's got a point," but this politician guy gets branded as being "pro-slavery" and a racist for saying the same thing.

No no no no NO NO!

When Chris Rock says it they laugh, because he's a comedian - a jester, a CLOWN. When this dude says it he gets branded pro-slavery and a racist because he's offering apologia for slavery and he's in a position of power and authority, which is the pinch of something extra you need to add to simple bigotry or supremacist opinions to make those opinions racist.  Do you understand? Random joker making random joke = funny. Random guy with stereotypes of a specific race = bigotry. Random guy who believes there are scientific, religious, naturalistic justifications for his race to exert oppressive authority over another race = racism.

Sitting Senator writing a "scholarly tract" justifying slavery = political platform of racial supremacy = racism. 



This is not difficult. There is no excuse for a logical person with even a shred of intellectual honesty to not understand the difference, especially not after it has been explained.

Ok, I'll put the question to you: do blacks in the US have it better here than they would have had if their ancestors were never brought over here?

It's a simple question with a completely objective answer, and that answer is, "yes." If you agree, you are a racist apologist for slavery, and if you disagree, you are an idiot.

FALSE!

The slaves brought to America were often the most able-bodied and productive members of African society, because those traits made them more likely to survive the journey and also more valuable upon arrival, and slave traders are nothing if not merciless businessmen. So, you take the best 20% of a societ ...


The idea that the slaves brought to America were often the most able-bodied and productive members of African Society is nonsense. Africa was not some huge Costco where slave traders could select the best that Africa had to offer.

Slaves were made up mostly of prisoners caught in tribal wars and people who were kidnapped.

The slaves brought to America were the folks not fast enough to get away.
 
2012-10-09 09:02:34 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: In 2010, it was reported that Mauch was a member of the Sons of Confederates Veterans and the League of the South, which has been described as a "neo-Confederacy" group advocating for second southern secession.

OK, so not all of his ideas are bad.

GO!!! PLEASE! 


No, I really don't want to move?
 
2012-10-09 09:02:44 AM  

acad1228: Nadie_AZ: Finally. They are coming out. We get to see more and more GOP for what they are.

No, not really. Both sides have their nut bars. You guys have Sheila Jackson-Lee, and whe have this asshat.


this guy and a host of others as bad or worse.
 
2012-10-09 09:03:41 AM  
Malory Archer: Do you expect me to believe you're a descendant of Cornelius Tunt?
Cheryl: Yes, I spent like every summer there listening to my creepy great grandmother biatch about Abraham Lincoln. Apparently, slavery was pretty awesome.
Malory Archer: Prove it.
Sterling Archer: What's to prove? It's free labor.
 
2012-10-09 09:03:43 AM  
Great googly moogly, fella...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-09 09:03:47 AM  

DrPainMD: BTW, what the hell is a "black people do it, why can't white people?" troll?


Ya mean like someone who says, "Black people can say they're proud of their race, so why can't white people say they're proud of theirs?"
 
2012-10-09 09:08:49 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Finally. They are coming out. We get to see more and more GOP for what they are.

 
2012-10-09 09:12:11 AM  

snowybunting: Malory Archer: Do you expect me to believe you're a descendant of Cornelius Tunt?
Cheryl: Yes, I spent like every summer there listening to my creepy great grandmother biatch about Abraham Lincoln. Apparently, slavery was pretty awesome.
Malory Archer: Prove it.
Sterling Archer: What's to prove? It's free labor.


Just saw that episode last night - thank goodness for Netflix. "Maybe see if your daddy will give you a roll of nickels..."
 
2012-10-09 09:14:11 AM  

acad1228: Only a small minority want to outlaw abortion and the morning-after pill, but that makes good scary news, so that's what you hear about.


You know, that small minority that created the GOP Party Platform.
 
2012-10-09 09:16:16 AM  
I can see where this southern gentleman's stance is coming from.

The two greatest civilizations we know of that had slaves were the Romans and the Greeks -- and they were the greatest recreational fudge packers, too, and they also had sexual depravities.

I salute this modern day Caligula Junior.
 
2012-10-09 09:22:34 AM  
Haven't RTFT yet...

WHO THE FARK KEEPS ELECTING THESE PEOPLE?!!!!!?
 
2012-10-09 09:22:39 AM  

propasaurus: I know it sounds hyperbolic but I sometimes think we're headed for a new civil war.


I think you're right.

Liberalism and conservatism are just totally incompatible.

Every single thing liberals endorse is devoid of fact, manipulative and based on social ideals that don't correspond to reality.

A sane society would put them in asylums.

As it is, conservatives tend to be tolerant, so we don't argue for that.

But we'd like a country of our own.

I don't know why liberals would ever oppose this. Well, except for the fact that the USA would no longer be a superpower and a third world war would certainly result.

The best places I've lived have all been red states. The people are less pretentious, bitter and arrogant as well.
 
2012-10-09 09:25:23 AM  
It's funny how all the republican shills come into these kinds of threads and post up pics of Lincoln era posters about anti slavery and how their party championed blacks rights...

While they are technically correct in that republicans did champion anti slavery, they fail to point out the history of their party and WHY the republican party is now full of racists douchebags...

Because in 1964 the Democratic Party flipped it's position and strongly supported desegregation and civil rights...

Let me say that again, the Democrats, in order to try and bolster support with a surge of black voters, switched its position to STRONGLY support DESEGREGATION and the civil rights movement...

This flip of the Democrat position broke the southern democratic stronghold and the republicans gained the Southern Whites, and the Northern Immigrant Whites based purely on racial issues. Meanwhile the core republican ideology of big money and big business remained in place and in power.

By the end of the 80's as communism was on it's way out, Reagan was able to align both sides of the republican party under religious conservatism by linking liberals as the unseen enemy from within who are starting a war on Christianity. With new leaders and spokespeople in place, they were able to align the newly converted southerners, who are also deeply religious, and irish and italian immigrant who are also deeply religious into thinking that their religion was under attack by fellow americans. With communism on it's way out the door and no clear enemy to focus on, liberalism became the new focus.

When it became obvious that the aftermath of the civil rights movement meant that blaming blacks and minorities for any white's woes could lead to legal repercussions for "hate speech", white leaders, now mostly republican leaders had to find new and creative ways to keep white voters united. Social programs once benefiting poor white people were restructured to give poor blacks an advantage, citing that simply being white was an advantage when looking for gainful employment to begin with, all of which was the work of Liberals.

Liberals were blamed for the Civil Rights Movement, which caused a large portion of whites to flip to the Republican party, then Liberals were blamed for the restructuring of Social Programs such as welfare and medicare/medicaid that gives minorities more government funds, Liberals were then blamed for Affirmative Action, which gave minorities with lesser qualifications an advantage over whites with more qualifications.

Meanwhile, Democrats doubled down on the minority vote by further alienating white voters by aggressively attacking the white majority for saying and doing politically incorrect things. For nearly 30 years there has been an aggressive push against the white majority for acting in a manor that the minority deems unfit.

Then 9/11 hit. It looked like America was under a real external threat and that threat wasn't communists, it was Islam... In the blink of an eye, people with questioning faith but were raised with a christian background had a sudden surge in faith. Religious institutions reports an all time high in church goer attendance. It didn't take much for religious leaders, who were already converted Republicans, to convince their newly gained parishioners that the Democrats and the Liberals were the REAL reason the country was under attack. Citing Islamic extremist sentiments against the Americans for their sinful behavior, citing mostly Liberals and the Gay agenda as the Sins they are referring to. They bolstered republican voters and sentiments.

To top it off, the old republican core of Pro Big Business has taken advantage of this internal voter squabbling to wiggle itself free of regulations, creating an unstable economy based mostly on gambling and fraud, and when it came crashing down, they already had a scapegoat in place... Liberals... The perfect scapegoat...

Liberals, the cause of White woes since 1964...

Don't worry conservatives, you will soon have a leader who will come along with a plan to the Liberal threat. He will champion the bootstrapper, the small businesses, he will overturn social programs that benefit minority groups looking for government handouts. He will eliminate regulations on big businesses, because, hey, no one works for poor people. He will end the Liberal threat once and for all. He will have a solution. The solution will be clear, it will work, and it will be final...
 
2012-10-09 09:26:38 AM  
Aren't these guys that want slavery re-instituted volunteering to be the slaves?

More importantly, will they have straightened up the house before I get home from work?
 
2012-10-09 09:27:58 AM  
sodomizer:
As it is, conservatives tend to be tolerant,

For what reason are you lying?
 
2012-10-09 09:31:41 AM  
When master China decides to crack the debt whip we are all going find ourselves in chains, picking cotton. But in the meantime we should start a few more wars, eh?
 
2012-10-09 09:33:01 AM  

Molavian: Of course, idiots like this don't hold a candle to the damage the Democrats have done to black people over the last 60 years.


There is a point to that...who is worse...an enemy who is openly your enemy, or an enemy who pretends to be your friend?
 
2012-10-09 09:34:00 AM  

cman: serpent_sky: Sgt Otter: We were getting angry emails about Clinton (usually shiat he never did, or "might" do) the day he got dial-up AOL.

My father was digging in on me after the debates, and he told me to watch that Obama 2016 movie. My final response was "don't make me change my e-mail again, like I had to in 2008." I haven't heard anything since. He was cutting and pasting full on lies from crazy-ass right-wing Web sites. I don't get it -- my father is otherwise intelligent and was born and raised in New York, not some uber-religious tiny town. I don't get it.

It's human nature. We are biological machines programmed in a survivor mode. We are still paranoid creatures, and because of that, we twist facts to fit our distorted point of view. At the same time we have an ability of abstract thinking, meaning that we can invent our own fears to fit our preconceptions. Until we evolve from our ancestors traits of survival mode, we will always fall for bullshiat like this.

There was a time I was duped. I was a truther for a few years. When I finally processed what I was being told I realised that I bought into their paranoid bullshiat.


I have you favorited as "intelligent, articulate Approxer" (I favorite all the others with Approximate account creation dates)
 
2012-10-09 09:38:50 AM  
Slavery: Get sh*t done


---


But seriously, what an asshole...and I have a suspicion he would feel a tad different if he wasn't white.
 
2012-10-09 09:39:32 AM  

chuckufarlie: Slaves were made up mostly of prisoners caught in tribal wars and people who were kidnapped.

The slaves brought to America were the folks not fast enough to get away.


kpbs.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com

forming intramural softball leagues
 
2012-10-09 09:41:15 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: All I can hope is that when Civil War Part 2: Electric Boogaloo starts you guys ignore Canada and Mexico and leave us out of it.

Also, no nukes please.



www.bangersandnash.com

RIP Duke Nukem
 
2012-10-09 09:44:04 AM  
If slavery were so God-awful, why didn't Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn't there a war before 1861?


He doesn't read his history, does he?
 
2012-10-09 09:44:12 AM  

Mentat: If slavery were so God-awful, why didn't Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn't there a war before 1861?

Actually, you simpering farkwit, we almost had several civil wars (or at least secessions) before 1861. Under the Articles of Confederation, Kentucky nearly seceded and joined the Spanish Empire due to the Federal Government's inability to control Indian raids in the West. Virginia almost seceded in 1795 over the Alien and Sedition Acts, New England discussed secession in 1800 and during the War of 1812. There was the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Nullification Crisis of 1832, The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Bleeding Kansas, and who knows how many local movements popped up over the centuries.


Are you that guy from the museum on Pawn Stars?
 
2012-10-09 09:47:54 AM  

sodomizer: The best places I've lived have all been red states. The people are less pretentious, bitter and arrogant as well.


How the hell do you fit in?
 
2012-10-09 09:48:54 AM  
Does he really like slavery or just hate blacks?

Worst. Dogwhistle. Ever.
 
2012-10-09 09:49:36 AM  

gilgigamesh: FlashHarry: Mauch, a first term legislator, wrote the letters starting in 2000. He has called Lincoln a "fake neurotic Northern war criminal" and said the 16th president committed "premeditated murder" on the Constitution. He called Lincoln and Civil War generals "Wehrmacht leaders" -- the name for the armed forces in Nazi Germany. He also praised his ancestors for standing up to "Northern aggression" and said the Confederate flag is "a symbol of Christian liberty vs. the new world order."

*Facepalm*

Well, to be fair, look at the treatment the south received at the end of the war. The leaders of armed insurrection against the United States, publicly flogged, humiliated and executed. Their families raped and murdered for mere association with them. Their lands and titles stripped and confiscated.

...
At least, their lives were quiet after the United States turned its back and allowed them to go on a murderous campaign of revenge against liberated slaves.


From 1865-1874, there was quite a bit of recrimination. There are many families in the South whose legacy began with a Northerner picking up land for cheap. It wasn't until the early 1880's the old order got enough clout to begin the second part of your statement. And by that time, the agriculture economy had completely changed.
 
2012-10-09 09:50:54 AM  

casual disregard: DrPainMD: From a link in TFA: Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.

Why wasn't it questionable when Chris Rock said the exact same thing? I don't know this guy or anything he's said/written, but, in that case, how can he be condemned while Chris Rock isn't? And why are people quick to brand one person as evil for saying something, yet totally accept and agree with someone else who says the same thing?

I disagreed when Chris Rock said it. In fact, I remember a lot of people vehemently disagreeing with him.

No sapient will be enslaved on my watch.


What about chimpanzees in zoos? Are they prisoners or not sapient?
 
2012-10-09 09:53:01 AM  

orbister: DrPainMD: They both said, basically, that if it wasn't for slavery, all the black people in the US would be starving in Africa. And let's face it... the worst in America live better than the vast majority in Africa. When Rock says it, people nod and say, "he's got a point," but this politician guy gets branded as being "pro-slavery" and a racist for saying the same thing

It's a rather odd argument, isn't it? For a start, the people who were enslaved are not the same people who are currently enjoying their iPhone 5s. It's like saying "The Holocaust was like totes worth it because Israel has these like really amazing beaches".

It also assumes that without slavery, no black people would have found their way to America. Bad sense of direction? We have lots of black and brown and yellow people in the UK, and none of them are the descendants of slaves here - though some, I grant you, are descendants of slaves elsewhere in the British Empire.


If it wasn't for Hitler and Stalin, I wouldn't exist. Does that mean I should think they were good people?
 
2012-10-09 09:59:13 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: If it wasn't for Hitler and Stalin, I wouldn't exist. Does that mean I should think they were good people?


This sounds intriguing... care to expand? Are you a direct descendant of those two? Was there some sort of secret nazi cloning program? Because that could just be the plot of a movie i'd pay money to see...

I'm not trying to troll you or anything, i am genuinely curious about this statement...
 
2012-10-09 10:02:10 AM  
OMFG, Republicans.

Everyone agrees that those are bad.

At least all the cool kids think that way.

We're different, we're not like those Republicans... we see the truth.

We all agree that Republicans are stupid, mean, primitive and ignorant.

There's no reason why they act the way they do.

And we all agree... do you?

Because if you don't, you can just play alone over there.

Because you don't agree.
 
2012-10-09 10:02:14 AM  

BitwiseShift: The two greatest civilizations we know of that had slaves were the Romans and the Greeks


Meh. Almost all pre-industrial civilizations that ever existed had slaves, except most of Europe since the Middle Ages.
 
2012-10-09 10:03:48 AM  

sodomizer: Because if you don't, you can just play alone over there.

Because you don't agree that slavery is bad.

 
2012-10-09 10:04:36 AM  

sodomizer: OMFG, Republicans.

Everyone agrees that those are bad.

At least all the cool kids think that way.

We're different, we're not like those Republicans... we see the truth.

We all agree that Republicans are stupid, mean, primitive and ignorant.

There's no reason why they act the way they do.

And we all agree... do you?

Because if you don't, you can just play alone over there.

Because you don't agree.


You sound pretentious, bitter and arrogant.
 
2012-10-09 10:07:12 AM  
i am relieved that i don't live in Arkansas. I just live in Oklahoma fortunately (as far as I know) they just want to make it illegal to fire off some knuckle children and believe teh gheys are this country's greatest threat.

I was raised here and raised to be tolerant of other people. My grandparents (the maternal ones were the worse of the set) came from a time when it was acceptable to use the "n" word and everything was segregated. for some reason, my mother didn't carry their sentiment into adulthood and tried to instill in us that everyone is equal. on the other hand, my uncle was and still is a racist fark. (of course he lives somewhere in Arkansas so I guess he fits right in) My dad who was born in Arizona (didn't stay there) come from a slightly racist family but because they moved all over the country, he also didn't carry none of his parent's racism into adulthood. (i personally believe part of that comes from the fact he was in the military as well)
I have the philosophy that just because a person has a different color skin than me doesn't make them superior or inferior to me. I like to tell my kids that if it wasn't for a black man who was a medic in Vietnam their grandfather would have bled to death when he fell off of a ladder at work and snapped his leg off at the ankle so they should never judge a person by what race they are.
 
2012-10-09 10:08:58 AM  
This one's also fun:

sodomizer: But we'd like a country of our own.

I don't know why liberals would ever oppose this. Well, except for the fact that the northern USA would no longer still be a superpower and a third world war country between Northern USA and Mexico would certainly result.

 
2012-10-09 10:13:16 AM  
No surprises there. A lot of Republicans are basically just Neo-Confederates. The party ought to sever its ties with Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt altogether, and replace the elephant with the stars and bars as its emblem.
 
2012-10-09 10:17:42 AM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: FALSE!

, etc etc.

Wow.

OK, when the Spanish began pulling gold out of South America by the caravelful, that pretty much killed the gold trade in the northern part of Africa. There was only one commodity the Arabs could get hold of that had any value - that's right, slaves. The aborigines in America didn't make very good slaves, they died too quickly, especially after being dismembered for failing to make their quota. So the Spanish began importing Africans to pick up the slack. Slavetrading was a pretty easy gig, all you needed was a boat. You didn't even have to learn anything about navigation, just follow the trail of floating corpses of the slaves that died during some previous voyage and were thrown over the side. And if they weren't quite dead, that was all right too. Your ship made better time with the lighter load.

The idea that the Arabs and the Spanish recruited the best and the brightest for the exciting adventure of slavery waiting for them in the New World sounds like something you might have learned in high school history class taught by a sociology major with a wonderful lack of competence in either subject.
 
2012-10-09 10:18:40 AM  
This is terrible. Even worse given the fact that he's an elected official. As someone before me said, this country is heading to a critical mass of bigots, asshole and liars. Things are going to get worse before they get better.

I am a registered republican as well but I want no association with someone like this.
 
2012-10-09 10:22:31 AM  

CeroX: Tyrone Slothrop: If it wasn't for Hitler and Stalin, I wouldn't exist. Does that mean I should think they were good people?
Because that could just be the plot of a movie i'd pay money to see...



My god... I have it...

You were a genetic experiment, where in your DNA was an elaborate recombination of Hitler and Stalin. They sent your Hit-lin fetus to America to destroy Capitalism from the inside, but their plan went horribly wrong when you were raised by a loving couple, where your father, a Catholic that works for the Auto Industry and your mother, a Jew and mainly the home maker, but sells Mary Kay on the side for a little extra spending money, so she could get her hair done weekly, and be able to afford the latest Pampered Chef lines...

Anyway... You were raised in this great American Capitalist environment, you went to a good public school, you lived in a cul'de'sac, perhaps you played basketball and made honors in your class... but deep down a lurking darkness awaits...

Your hitler/stalin genetics bided their time, only to show up upon your 20th brithday as designed by the crack team of communist-nazi scientist collaborators..,

On your 20th brithday you were suddenly overcome with an overwhelming hatred for both jews and political dissenters... but you were raised by Jewish mother so your feelings are conflicted. You are torn between leading the good American valued life you were raised, and the dark mass killer that you were engineered to be...

So you lead a double life... By day, you work as a cube dweller, fixing glitches in code for a financial organization, you are married with 2 kids. But every once in a while, you feel the urge to kill... So once in a while you sneak out, and find yourself a Jewish Liberal government protester and using skills given to you on a genetic level by your true makers, you abduct them, and find elaborate ways to kills them. Your favorite method is to lure them into an airtight room and gas them, then set them up in an elaborate scheme to make their death appear to be an accident or suicide...

I'm totally making this a movie...
 
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