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NASA Scientist: Climate Change Is a Moral Matter, Like Slavery

NEVERINTOLERANT Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 6:58 PM
Has anybody figured out how much money we made from -Slavery- and how much money we wasted with social programs etc.. So who owes who in this never ending soap opera, just asking?
renny4 Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 7:51 PM
I don't know. But I can tell you it is est. that 30-40 million slaves were brought to the Americas and most didn't end up here, as when Lincoln freed the slaves, the census was 3.94 million.

And I do not see Bermuda, Brazil, and all the other Central and South Am. countries where most of those slaves went enduring the endless and self-flagellating beating the US endures ceaselessly over an institution that has been dead for 150 years and its subset, segregation, has been officially also legally dead since 1956 (Brown), nailed to its coffin in 1964 (Civil Rights Act).

When we conquered Spain in the Spn-Am. War in 1898, we freed THOSE slaves that Spanish still held, and I don't see anyone recognizing that enormous accomplishment either.
katepatate Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 8:16 PM
It's all about money and who is in control of it. Right now the Democrats are. When we finally get politicians in who won't pander to the race baiters, we will make some headway on getting the races together instead of them constantly vieing for the money. When we can get the blacks off the Democrat plantation, they will become able to care for themselves, fathers will support their families instead of the government and everyone will be better off.

It is truly amazing to me that conservatives are so often dismissively labeled as "extremists," "radicals," and plain old "crazy," while leftists constantly reward their own for tossing around intellectually cheap and practically deranged statements like this one. No, global warming does not share a moral basis with slavery: slavery is fundamentally, philosophically wrong, while climate change is based on the conflicting claims of a not-personally-disinterested scientific community -- and personally, I think our crushingly unsustainable rate of spending and debt accrual is a much larger travesty for future generations than our energy usage.

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