MrSteve007: While there certainly were terrible slave owners (and the simple fact that slavery in itself is terrible), there were many cases where freed slaves stayed with the previous "owners" by choice, as paid servants.But lets not let that get in the way of a good internet argument!
FlashHarry: i think the GOP should finance a conservative film about slavery called "Lawdy, Massuh Sho Bin Good t'Us."
HotWingConspiracy: I highly encourage the conservative grift movement to bankroll a film showing all the feel good times that slavery produced during that period.
Prey4reign: SecretAgentWoman: I just want to cockpunch the author for the phrase "We, forsooth!"What a pretentious ass.I can just picture him putting down his brandy snifter he had just sipped his Hennesey from, straightening out his smoking jacket and puffing on his meerschaum pipe before his typed that out on his keyboard.
det0321: Some slave owners were downright playful with the property.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurie
FlashHarry: HotWingConspiracy: I highly encourage the conservative grift movement to bankroll a film showing all the feel good times that slavery produced during that period.and as it might be tough to find african-american actors to star in such a film, it might be necessary to have white actors made up to look like african slaves... "blackface," if you will.
wambu: just like there were blacks who owned slaves
SecretAgentWoman: I just want to cockpunch the author for the phrase "We, forsooth!"What a pretentious ass.
LeroyBourne: det0321: Some slave owners were downright playful with the property.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurieI wonder if that person was the inspiration for Katy Bates' character in AHS The Coven?
Isitoveryet: typical dirty Liberal tricks, projecting their ideas of what it really meant to be a slave on actual slaves.every Southern slave owner who was kind enough to house, feed & lend a gentle educational correction to black slaves was a saint and should be exonerated (I know, big word for you sheep) from the absolutely false depiction of what owning humans as chattel really was.you are more of a slave as a tax payer today than any bought and paid for slave who did so on his/her own accord after some mild convincing, during America's great period of unprecedented growth that was a testament to and of the hard work that Americans used to do that made this country what it is today.
lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?
Maud Dib: buckeyebrain: [misfit120.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay. My oh my, what a wonderful day![www.morethings.com image 320x240]
scottydoesntknow: When my mom was in her early teens, she got into an argument with my great-grandmother over this. My mom just found out that her great-grandfather owned plantations with slaves (he was a colonel for the confederate army).Mom: Wait, so great-grandpa owned slaves?!GG: Yes, but they all loved him!Mom: Of course they did! They were forced to! I'd say I loved anyone if it meant I wouldn't be beaten or sold!GG: THEY! LOVED! HIM! I WILL NOT HAVE YOU SAY OTHERWISE! *she starts shaking at this point*Mom's mom: Shush. Don't agitate your grandma!Apparently one of the ways of justifying having racist slave owners in your family tree is by saying all the slaves loved their masters and were treated so nice.
ecmoRandomNumbers: These people think Song of the South is a documentary. This isn't surprising.
Clash City Farker: George Washington had 300 slaves.
miss diminutive: If ever in slavery's the Holocaust's 250-year 5 year history in North America Germany there were a kind master Camp Commandant or a contented slave Jew , as in the nature of things there must have been, here and there, we may be sure that Mr McQueen Spielberg does not want us to hear about it.Why didn't that liberal hack Spielberg not show us the other side of the Holocaust? Too busy with his own agenda, I'd wager. Eh, Mr Bowman?
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semiotix: There's something to be said for the idea that not every moment of every enslaved African-American's life was utter misery and degradation. This doesn't detract from the horror of slavery, it reflects the fact that people are good at finding meaning and happiness in objectively horrible situations. It shows the strength and resourcefulness of slaves that they were able to have any happy times at all. Or to take a totally different example, Anne Frank's story is such a gut-punch because her life ended even as she was making a semblance of a normal adolescent life for herself in that attic.But yeah, as a rule, fark anyone who talks about slavery being a happy thing in general. Fark them indecorously in their ear.
scottydoesntknow: MrSteve007: While there certainly were terrible slave owners (and the simple fact that slavery in itself is terrible), there were many cases where freed slaves stayed with the previous "owners" by choice, as paid servants.But lets not let that get in the way of a good internet argument!Never mind the fact that they had no education, transferable skills (beyond farm work), support system, or communities that would welcome them. Ya know, things most people would need when being thrust into a new world.Just because they couldn't handle life outside of the plantation does not make life inside the plantation enjoyable. It's just familiar. Better the devil you know...
Kome: I love the condescension this clown has for the history profession. "Oh, sure, this historian says it's representative of the period, and that professional academic who studies this stuff agrees, and all the rest of the profession accepted it as a reasonably representative depiction of slavery in the US south, but f*ck them. I'm some piece of sh*t racist movie critic and it's painfully obvious that I know better than those snooty ivory-tower elites who value facts and evidence over my inherent biases and prejudices."What a cock.
FlashHarry: Lawdy, Massuh Sho Bin Good t'Us
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ecmoRandomNumbers: meat0918: Big Daddy approves this message[3.bp.blogspot.com image 675x404]Is that Colonel Angus?
Mr. Coffee Nerves: "And in 'Roots' why didn't they ever show Toby thanking the benevolent men for taking away that mouthful of a moniker and giving him a name so easily found on gift-shop keychains and novelty license plates?"
FlashHarry: oh, yeah, how's that outreach coming, republicans?
skrame: InterruptingQuirk: Will Solomon's own words condemn me for sharing them?[img.fark.net image 575x899]Wow; not a single response.
FlashHarry: wambu: just like there were blacks who owned slavesi... don't even want to google that. care to back up that assertion?
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