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Abraham Lincoln

ben496 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:45 AM
Black Africans were slaves in their own country. The White Europeans didn't raid and pillage parts of Africa to put black men/women into slavery. They were invited by the black slave owners who willingly sold their own people for profit! In addition, black tribal leaders sent their delegates to America to try and persuade Lincoln to allow the slave trade to continue! The black slave owners wanted to continue to keep their own people in slavery because they made big profits from it. Black's are just as much complicit in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade as anyone else! You'll just never hear that from ignorant American blacks or white liberals.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:24 AM
Saying "everyone hand a hand in what happened" is not sounding like a two-year old. It is seeing the WHOLE issue and not just the parts you want to see.
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:16 AM
Don't forget that the Arabs were making slaves of Africans centuries before the "white man." Funny how that is rarely discussed and NEVER with 1/10 the outrage for the Atlantic slave trade...
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:01 AM
There are several countries in Africa that have slavery going on today. It's a practice that has continued unabated for centuries and shows no signs of slowing down.
Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:25 AM
And that makes it right. "They did it first!"
Ms Kelly Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 10:29 AM
No one said that makes it right. But it does show that America is by no means the “single boogeyman” who created a terrible evil and is the lone representative of that evil. Slavery is not an “American” evil. It is a “Human” evil for which all mankind is responsible.
Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:49 AM
Well, that certainly excuses white slavery. "He did it first!" You sound like a two-year-old.
CaptHerp Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:54 AM
Actually, he doesn't. White slave ships would never have been able to load up their holds with slaves if blacks weren't raiding other villages in Africa and selling them to slave traders. I think it's pretty convenient that no one mentions that. Oh, it was just wonderful back home in Africa where everyone just got to run around and call each other Shaniqua. Yeah, right.
Rondoman Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:58 AM
I do not believe I see any implication that ben496 in any way approves of slavery. You are the one acting like a two-year old.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:02 AM
Ahhhhhh....we have the self loathing white boy thing working, don't we?
Barbara364 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:07 AM
This entire conversation is open to interpretation befitting the reader. One needs to study the truth about the subject of black trade and slavery before making a judgment. It existed before Lincoln and became tantamount to reaching the level of urgency during his administration = the Civil War. Depending upon which side of the fence you sit on...determines your status about Lincoln.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...