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(The American Spectator)   Conservatives are upset that 12 Years a Slave didn't represent a 'kind master or a contented slave'... because you know... most slaves were happy   (spectator.org) divider line 85
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2014-03-10 03:55:24 PM
15 votes:
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?
2014-03-10 04:35:09 PM
13 votes:
i think the GOP should finance a conservative film about slavery called "Lawdy, Massuh Sho Bin Good t'Us."
2014-03-10 04:01:52 PM
8 votes:

lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?


They're in the midst of a major outreach to minorities and women.

And let's be honest - compassionate slave owners and content slaves certainly qualify as a minority.
2014-03-10 03:56:15 PM
7 votes:
"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?"
2014-03-10 04:34:33 PM
6 votes:

Ambivalence: The practice of slavery was, at its nature, dehumanizing and cruel. kindness would be the exception, not the rule.


No, see, it's totally cool to have someone completely in your power as long as you're nice to them. It's not like anything can go wrong at all under such a system. Plus if you're mean to your slaves the other slave owners won't let you sip mint juleps on their porches, so the market corrects these things.
2014-03-10 04:22:43 PM
6 votes:

Mugato: Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?


Their owners probably had to.  Which means the slaves were really living under socialism.  Because that's how bad socialism is.  It's just like slavery.
2014-03-10 05:46:03 PM
5 votes:
timujin:

I wonder if this person has ever uttered those famous conservative words, "Taxation is slavery"?

static01.mediaite.com

"You think it is immoral for the Government to reach into your pocket and rip it from its warm home and claim it for its own property. Money that used to enjoy unfettered freedom is now conscripted to do whatever its new owner tells it to.
Now, I know this is going to be a leap, but you know that sadness and rage you feel about your money?  Well, that's the way some of us feel about people."
2014-03-10 05:32:51 PM
5 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: i'm sure the author thinks he treats the girls in his sex dungeon well too


Conservative pundit, so, I'm betting against girls.
2014-03-10 05:34:11 PM
4 votes:
"I can't wait to see Bowman's defense of Darth Vader. Just kidding, Vader's black." - from the comments :D
2014-03-10 07:36:12 PM
3 votes:
2014-03-10 06:47:05 PM
3 votes:

bobothemagnificent: 4th, hey liberals: it was republicans that abolished slavery.  It was democrats that opposed abolishment of a despicable, vile, and unholy institution of slavery.  Think about that before you start bashing republicans or conservatives.  And if you point out that today's republicans are all racists, I'll point out to you that one of the longest serving Senators was a grand wizard of the KKK and a liberal democrat.


Grandpa bobo, tell us one more time about the fairy tale where the Southern Strategy never occured, and the Dixiecrats never joined and took over the republican party!
2014-03-10 06:41:24 PM
3 votes:
Remember that time when a slave owner sent a letter to his former slave, asking him to come back to the South with his family and work for him again? The letter that was sent back in reply was Epic beyond comprehension.

Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865

To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir,

I got your letter and was glad to find you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Col. Martin's to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.

I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here; I get $25 a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy, -the folks here call her Mrs. Anderson),-and the children-Milly, Jane and Grundy-go to school and are learning well; the teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday- School, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated; sometimes we overhear others saying, "Them colored people were slaves" down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks, but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Col. Anderson. Many darkies would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. Now, if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.

As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost- Marshal- General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you are sincerely disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. Add to this the interest for the time our wages has been kept back and deduct what you paid for our clothing and three doctor's visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams Express, in care of V. Winters, Esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night, but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the Negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.

In answering this letter please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve, and die if it comes to that, than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood, the great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.

P.S. -Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.

From your old servant,

Jourdon Anderson
2014-03-10 05:59:45 PM
3 votes:
African Americans should just get over the issues of slavery and racism because that happened long ago and we are past that now.

However never forget the War of Northern Aggression because that is a matter of honor.
2014-03-10 05:33:47 PM
3 votes:
I remember when 'Dances with Wolves' came out, they portrayed the Injuns- oh, excuse me, PC police- "Native Americans", as victims of some kind of vast government conspiracy to kill them and take their land!

Farking Hollywood.
2014-03-10 04:57:20 PM
3 votes:
Hi! Mind if I kidnap your daughter and keep her against her will for the rest of her life? I promise that I'll be really nice to her!
2014-03-10 04:52:37 PM
3 votes:
Lordy Lordy Massa! Das a fine article dat is!

*Throws up*
2014-03-10 04:43:49 PM
3 votes:
I...uh...what?  But it was his own farking memoir of the experience.  Should he have written in a dance number with singing animals just to make people feel better about his life?
2014-03-10 04:42:22 PM
3 votes:
See, there are some pretty obvious differences between slavery as practiced in the U.S. a century and a half ago and today's "prison population" or Trayvon Martin, not to mention stop and frisk.

While technically true, the writer here engages in the equivalent of fantasizing about boys while spraying cum all over his wife's body and face in the desperate hope he can impregnate her.
2014-03-10 04:39:44 PM
3 votes:

vernonFL: The book the movie is based on is anti- slavery propaganda.

Why don't they show both sides of the story, the pros AND cons of slavery, and then let people decide which side they want to believe?


that reminds me of one of my favorite Onion op-ed pieces, "Child Abuse: How Much is Too Much?"
2014-03-10 04:38:44 PM
3 votes:
The book the movie is based on is anti- slavery propaganda.

Why don't they show both sides of the story, the pros AND cons of slavery, and then let people decide which side they want to believe?
2014-03-10 04:18:19 PM
3 votes:
Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?
2014-03-10 04:05:16 PM
3 votes:

lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?


Wait... this was written by a freedom-loving conservative?  How can someone that eats and breathes freedom 24/7 ever desire to hear a good thing about placing humans in bondage?  Why do they feel the need to defend every f*cking reprehensible character simply because they weren't agitating for change in society?
2014-03-10 03:48:29 PM
3 votes:
FTA: If ever in slavery's 250-year history in North America there were a kind master or a contented slave, as in the nature of things there must have been, here and there, we may be sure that Mr McQueen does not want us to hear about it.

Wow. And of course there is a Hannity pop-up telling us to pay for and support this garbage.
2014-03-11 01:35:36 PM
2 votes:

CheetahOlivetti: FTA: If ever in slavery's 250-year history in North America there were a kind master or a contented slave, as in the nature of things there must have been, here and there, we may be sure that Mr McQueen does not want us to hear about it.

Wow. And of course there is a Hannity pop-up telling us to pay for and support this garbage.


And nobody ever talks about all the good things that the fascists did, amiright?
2014-03-10 06:41:27 PM
2 votes:

Joe Peanut: Just look at all those happy happy slaves, going on a cruise hosted by their kind master!

[0.tqn.com image 700x424]


At least it's better than Carnival Cruises.

/aisle seat, please
2014-03-10 05:48:11 PM
2 votes:

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.


img.fark.net
2014-03-10 05:45:33 PM
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-10 04:57:33 PM
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-10 04:20:02 PM
2 votes:

Mugato: Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?


They got fed regular ... sometimes.
2014-03-10 04:15:24 PM
2 votes:
Huh. Where are all of our Fark Independents™? One of their fellow conservatives is being called a racist, and surely they cannot stand for that.
2014-03-10 03:51:50 PM
2 votes:
I admire this author's testicular fortitude to stand up for slave-owners everywhere.  Now where's the c*nt-punt girl when you need her?
2014-03-10 03:51:10 PM
2 votes:
Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?
2014-03-11 02:03:10 PM
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: FlashHarry: InterruptingQuirk: I suppose we could look at this from the point of view of PETA. They believe that people should not own slaves pets.

so... black people are like dogs and cats?

i'm not sure what your point is here.

RTFT


LOL, Fark Technical Support Ticket #4598398: Didn't read thread, i'm confused send help!
2014-03-11 01:16:33 PM
1 votes:
Conservative logic: if one anecdotal piece of evidence contradicts the vast majority of evidence, then there must be a liberal conspiracy behind the "truth"
2014-03-11 12:21:13 PM
1 votes:

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: bobothemagnificent: The modern day conservative movement is not racist.  You cannot compare the modern day conservative movement to anything that occurred 250+ year ago. We believe that race is a non-issue, should be a non-issue, and those who attempt to play the race card have no better defense for their ideals rather than scream "that's racist".  The idea of racism is repugnant, outdated, and foisted on an angry left that really can't get over the idea that just because we don't believe in government programs to solve every single problem in the world we are racist.

"I had a picture one time of Obama sittin' on a stump as a witch doctor and I posted that on Facebook. I was making fun of the white half of Obama, not the black half." ~ Don Yelton

[www.allthingsdemocrat.com image 278x240]

"We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago - or Kenya." ~ Jason Thompson

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x937]

"There's also a dark - a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? I mean by that that they still sort of look down on minorities." ~ Colin Powell

"I don't want to  make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money." ~ Rick Santorum

"Keep America American" - KKK slogan
"We have on one side a president who wants to transform America into a European-style nation, and you have on other hand someone like myself that wants to turn around America and keep America America with the principals that made us the greatest nation on Earth." ~ Mitt Romney

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President." ~ Michelle Bachmann

[littlegreenfootballs.com image 500x482]

What was that?  I can't hear you over how not-racist modern conservatives are.


Oh and also:

www.idiotsholdingsigns.com
www.idiotsholdingsigns.com
www.idiotsholdingsigns.com
www.idiotsholdingsigns.com

Yeah, no more racism in the conservative camp. Nope nope nope.
2014-03-11 09:22:21 AM
1 votes:
moogov.com
2014-03-11 02:43:35 AM
1 votes:

bobothemagnificent: The modern day conservative movement is not racist.

img.fark.net

You cannot compare the modern day conservative movement to anything that occurred 250+ year ago.

weknowmemes.com

 We believe that race is a non-issue, should be a non-issue, and those who attempt to play the race card have no better defense for their ideals rather than scream "that's racist".

img.fark.net

The idea of racism is repugnant, outdated, and foisted on an angry left that really can't get over the idea that just because we don't believe in government programs to solve every single problem in the world we are racist.


img.fark.net
2014-03-11 02:30:59 AM
1 votes:

SweetSaws: "I can't wait to see Bowman's defense of Darth Vader. Just kidding, Vader's black." - from the comments :D


Vader was a Regan conservative.
2014-03-11 02:30:00 AM
1 votes:
It's always amusing when the racist Republicans start going "but but but Lincoln!"

Lincoln was a racist.  He was more vocally racist than today's Republicans, but in some ways I doubt he was any more racist than most of them.

But don't take my word for it, take Abraham Lincoln's words:

I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man.

Abraham Lincoln in his speech to Charleston, Illinois, 1858


There's your "but we're not racists" card.  See how stupid you look?
2014-03-11 01:36:44 AM
1 votes:

bughunter: Mr T is growing weary with this shiat.

[img.fark.net image 500x346]



Well, let's face it.  He's got a lot of people to pity, and that does make one weary after a while.
2014-03-11 12:38:47 AM
1 votes:

bobothemagnificent: The modern day conservative movement is not racist.  You cannot compare the modern day conservative movement to anything that occurred 250+ year ago. We believe that race is a non-issue, should be a non-issue, and those who attempt to play the race card have no better defense for their ideals rather than scream "that's racist".  The idea of racism is repugnant, outdated, and foisted on an angry left that really can't get over the idea that just because we don't believe in government programs to solve every single problem in the world we are racist.


"I had a picture one time of Obama sittin' on a stump as a witch doctor and I posted that on Facebook. I was making fun of the white half of Obama, not the black half." ~ Don Yelton

www.allthingsdemocrat.com

"We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago - or Kenya." ~ Jason Thompson

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

"There's also a dark - a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? I mean by that that they still sort of look down on minorities." ~ Colin Powell

"I don't want to  make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money." ~ Rick Santorum

"Keep America American" - KKK slogan
"We have on one side a president who wants to transform America into a European-style nation, and you have on other hand someone like myself that wants to turn around America and keep America America with the principals that made us the greatest nation on Earth." ~ Mitt Romney

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President." ~ Michelle Bachmann

littlegreenfootballs.com

What was that?  I can't hear you over how not-racist modern conservatives are.
2014-03-10 10:44:39 PM
1 votes:

FnkyTwn: Let's just agree that none of us were alive in America's slavery days, so it's impossible for us to truly "know" if it was as bad as some might claim. We also weren't at Dachau, so who's to say if Jews were worked a little too hard on occasion. Some people agree with the Earth being God's creation and only about 6000 years old, and some would disagree with that. We won't know the answers to a lot of questions until we're in Heaven my friends.


Are you new?
2014-03-10 09:53:47 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Mugato: Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?

Their income was taxed at 100%.


And look how hard they worked, too. When you tax the poor at a high rate, they'll be forced to work harder.
2014-03-10 09:23:37 PM
1 votes:

grumpfuff: Meesterjojo: my people built their pyramids

I'm sorry, but gtfo of here with that shiat. Slaves didn't build the pyramids.


i1.ytimg.com
2014-03-10 09:14:11 PM
1 votes:

bobothemagnificent: If I cared about impressing someone, I tow the line that all conservatives are racist. Since I don't really care about impressing anyone, consider it noted and rejected. This is one of those few things that will really piss me off and frankly I'm tired of the lie. I will respond in kind to accusations of racism by conservatives.


So, it's more akin to a sort of keyboard diarrhea where you can't stop typing once you get started then? Noted. Still neither impressive nor convincing. What I take away from all your efforts is a lot of flop sweat.
2014-03-10 08:20:04 PM
1 votes:

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.


They can hire Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas.
2014-03-10 07:23:26 PM
1 votes:

Geotpf: This type of tripe definitely falls into the category of "stop talking about rape if you want to win elections".  Farking dumbasses.


conservative 1: *opens letter* well, looks like the folks in charge don't want us writing anything pro-rape anymore.
conservative 2: what!? well then what the hell are we going support!?
conservative 3: i dunno, we could support slavery.
all pundits: great idea!
2014-03-10 07:16:51 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: 250 years? Aren't we at least 150 short? You think Christopher Columbus was using Spanish labor to find his gold? And if we include sharecropping, we can add another 100 years to that.

I understand why societies in the past used slavery- cheap labor to produce what couldn't be done other wise. Here in North America it was turned into a racial thing. Why THIS part of the argument has to be defended is beyond me.


I think Egypt may have beaten Europeans in North America to the punch on that.
2014-03-10 07:14:38 PM
1 votes:

vygramul: jigger: Mugato: Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?

Their income was taxed at 100%.

And yet they still worked, proving Laffer wrong.


Well, it helped that there was no minimum wage to penalize the job creators.
2014-03-10 07:04:32 PM
1 votes:

miss diminutive: 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?


SURELY there must have been SOME contented concentration camp inhabitants, no?
2014-03-10 07:03:13 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Remember that time when a slave owner sent a letter to his former slave, asking him to come back to the South with his family and work for him again? The letter that was sent back in reply was Epic beyond comprehension.

Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865

To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir,

I got your letter and was glad to find you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Col. Martin's to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.


Check this, 140 years after the fact, these unreconstructed rebs are still biatching about it!
Prior to 2006, historian, Raymond Winbush, tracked down the living relatives of the Colonel in Big Spring, reporting that they "are still angry at Jordan for not coming back," knowing that the plantation was in serious disrepair after the war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Anderson
2014-03-10 06:37:55 PM
1 votes:

doyner: vernonFL: The book the movie is based on is anti- slavery propaganda.

Why don't they show both sides of the story, the pros AND cons of slavery, and then let people decide which side they want to believe?

All these Farklibs afraid of people asking questions...tragic.


Favorited: Married toothy homeschool lady
2014-03-10 06:29:51 PM
1 votes:
Just look at all those happy happy slaves, going on a cruise hosted by their kind master!

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2014-03-10 06:28:16 PM
1 votes:
fc08.deviantart.net
2014-03-10 06:21:27 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Mugato: Slaves didn't have to pay taxes, right?

Their income was taxed at 100%.


And yet they still worked, proving Laffer wrong.
2014-03-10 06:18:46 PM
1 votes:

ozzie_stu: anyone care about white slavery and the millions of whities sold into slavery ?

"Historians estimate that between 650 and 1900, 10 to 18 million peoples were enslaved by Arab slave traders and taken from Europe " ...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade



from your own link:

European and American historians assert that between the 8th and 19th century, 10 to 18 million peoples were bought by Arab slave traders and taken from Africa across the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Sahara desert.

a lot of white folks in africa back in those days were there?
2014-03-10 06:05:02 PM
1 votes:
The Republican minority outreach initiative is going to pay off any day now.
2014-03-10 06:03:57 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-03-10 05:58:20 PM
1 votes:
i60.tinypic.com

farm4.staticflickr.com
2014-03-10 05:55:07 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: oh, yeah, how's that outreach coming, republicans?


It was never really "outreach" as it was "striking distance".
2014-03-10 05:54:23 PM
1 votes:

Clash City Farker: George Washington had 300 slaves.


And 30 goddamn dicks.
2014-03-10 05:52:59 PM
1 votes:
Conservatives REALLY hate it when Reality keeps showing it's left-wing bias.
2014-03-10 05:45:05 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: i think the GOP should finance a conservative film about slavery called "Lawdy, Massuh Sho Bin Good t'Us."


Wasn't that "Song of the South?"
2014-03-10 05:44:59 PM
1 votes:

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!


Yes, let's talk about sharecropping, shall we?
2014-03-10 05:41:54 PM
1 votes:
Yes, there was much cruelty and hardship in the slave-owning South, as there has been in most of the rest of the world most of the time, and Mr. McQueen's camera is all over that. But it strains ordinary credulity to suppose that there was nothing else.

I highly encourage the conservative grift movement to bankroll a film showing all the feel good times that slavery produced during that period.
2014-03-10 05:40:36 PM
1 votes:
In fairness to the author, the movie did make slavery look pretty bad.
2014-03-10 05:40:06 PM
1 votes:

lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?


Well, that, and "Please don't mention rape at CPAC!"
2014-03-10 05:38:13 PM
1 votes:

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
2014-03-10 05:37:59 PM
1 votes:
Allegedly there's lots of movies about happy slaves on internets
2014-03-10 05:33:03 PM
1 votes:
If you find yourself thinking

"But who is going to stick up for the good Christian slave-owners? I should write an article about this..."

you need to take a step back and literally fark your own face.
2014-03-10 05:32:03 PM
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shanrick: It's a good thing that not very many slaves vote.


I'll give you 3/5 of a point...
2014-03-10 05:26:36 PM
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Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay.  My oh my, what a wonderful day!
2014-03-10 05:16:40 PM
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have any of the usual fark independents™ popped in to defend this piece of shiat yet? they seem strangely silent.
2014-03-10 05:05:50 PM
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Perhaps the author would like to come work for me for a spell? I have plenty of chores to do around the house. I won't pay him, of course, but free room and board! And I promise to treat him with kindess and respect.

Of course the author would find this agreeable, why woudn't he? Think I'll go round up some friends and get him.
2014-03-10 04:56:47 PM
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factoryconnection: lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?

Wait... this was written by a freedom-loving conservative?  How can someone that eats and breathes freedom 24/7 ever desire to hear a good thing about placing humans in bondage?  Why do they feel the need to defend every f*cking reprehensible character simply because they weren't agitating for change in society?


I wonder if this person has ever uttered those famous conservative words, "Taxation is slavery"?
2014-03-10 04:47:47 PM
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Prey4reign: FlashHarry: i think the GOP should finance a conservative film about slavery called "Lawdy, Massuh Sho Bin Good t'Us."

Didn't Hollywood already do that back in the 1930s?  Gone With The Wind was as much a mythical remembrance of the gentility and kindness of Southerners as it was a grand, sweeping romance (I think I just threw up in my mouth a little).  After all, Scarlet, her dad, Ashley and the rest of the plantation owners were a bunch of refined gentlemen and women and the only awful and evil white Southerner was the overseer everyone seemed to frown on.  It wasn't the stupidity of the plantation set that brought the South to ruin -- it was that demon Sherman and his uncouth and loutish soldiers.  And didn't all the slaves stick around to help Scarlet resurrect Tara?  Oh right, except for the field slaves (not even shown in the movie).  They became pawns in the hands of the likes of the overseer everyone disapproved of who became a carpet bagger.


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2014-03-10 04:29:42 PM
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republicans: on the right side of history in 1863, on the wrong side today.
2014-03-10 04:28:31 PM
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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.
2014-03-10 04:23:17 PM
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I just want to cockpunch the author for the phrase "We, forsooth!"

What a pretentious ass.
2014-03-10 04:23:00 PM
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Prey4reign: FlashHarry: hint: if you're defending slavery, you're a farking racist.

Why not?  I can understand explaining slavery but not defending slavery.


I guess that you could argue that a person could be describing history or how people rationalized slavery.
"My slaves are treated as well as my dogs or livestock and are quite happy."
or
"I know that my grandparents slave were always happy. They smiled whenever they saw me."

But these would be comments on history or rationalizations, not actual statements of what the slaves felt.

THAT being said, brainwashing is brainwashing.
Maybe they WERE happy, when they saw what the alternative was, beaten, raped, killed, sold off, etc etc etc.

In the vein of thank god I only lost both my legs and am still alive kind of happy.

/at least the GOP outreach program is working!! They have made huge strides in pushing women and minorities even further away. I mean that is their goal, right?
2014-03-10 04:22:24 PM
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Will Solomon's own words condemn me for sharing them?

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2014-03-10 04:07:06 PM
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Jesus Jumping Christ on a pogo stick

/these f*ckers have come completely unhinged
2014-03-10 04:05:06 PM
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So, I'm guessing if Bowman and crew could find one kind slavemaster or one contented slave in the history of American slavery, that would make the diseased and rotten edifice of slavery okay?  What would these revisionists have McQueen do, stray away from Northrup's narrative to create the anti-version of slavery -- a plantation where the slaves were treated with dignity and never mistreated and never having offspring sold off to other slaveowners and where all the slaves went to bed peacefully each night, well fed and rested for another voluntary day of paying for their keep?

Who besides kooks like Hanitty would even believe such an alternate universe existed?
2014-03-10 03:57:17 PM
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lockers: Is this what conservatives have been reduced to?


I could swear certain circles have bemoaned the lack of kind masters and contented slaves ever since American slavery was written about.
2014-03-10 03:55:45 PM
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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.
 
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