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Chris Rock's Tweet Beyond the Pale

Russell68 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:03 PM
Yeah. Abortion and slavery are TOTALLY the same thing. *facepalm* No wonder you're stuck blogging on a conservative website, Mr. Blackwell. You're a hack and finding a reason to be outraged.
DinCO Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 3:11 PM
Russell, ever hear of term analogy? He is not saying they are the exact same thing; rather, he is using one example to draw a comparison to another. Talk about trying to find a reason for outrage!
annfan_777 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:38 PM
During slavery, the black was not considered human, but was considered property, owned by the slaveowner, and being only property, could be disposed of at any time, even killed.

How is that any different from abortion? The unborn is not considered human, but property, is "owned" by the mother, and being only property, can be killed at any time.

You are a clueless coward who has never even seen what it is you promote and support so glibly.
dearoldblighty Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:46 PM
you are the clueless one. an unborn fetus is not a person, is simply a parasitic organism. No abortion is a big loss. There is no human shortage going on. Slaves were actual people with relationships and history. They actually existed out in the world, not sleeping inside another person.
dearoldblighty Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 2:48 PM
How absurd. A fetus is not a person, has no relationships, no history, and spends all of its time inside another, real, person. You are clueless and if you are not out adopting all the unwanted children you can get your hands on, you are also the coward.
Seawolf Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 4:53 PM
While you were residing in your mother, you also had no relationships, except to HER, her heartbeat comforted you as did her voice. Ever wonder why a newborn turns instinctively towards it's mothers voice? With your attitude, would that your mother found you to be " inconvenient".
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 5:47 PM
Horse APPLES..in the eyes of ALMIGHTY GOD, that is a human being, a BABY, with just as much right to life as you. So you are setting yourself up as GOD huh?
Seems Pharaoh tried the same thing and he found out the hard way he wasn't. These preborn babies are the new slaves and once again institutied by the slave party, DemonRATS. You are beneath contempt..You DARE call my own grandson a parasite, a young man who has fought for his life all his 22 years due to being born TEN WEEKS PREMATURE..he was 3 lbs at birht before slipping to just over 2 pounds. You like your dear leader would have preferred he be abandoned and left to die in a DIRTY ROOM. You are the most contemptible PARASITE, leeching off
our freedom to enslave the least.
gpeterson Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 7:35 PM
Actually, Evangelical proslavery arguments towards the end of the 1850s were trending towards the idea that Black people had an implied contract to be enslaved...and that, by not buying their freedom (except for a few exceptional people), that was proof that they wanted to be enslaved...and that they moral enough, or had enough character to become free by their own free will... See John Patrick Daley's "When Slavery Was Called Freedom," for starters.
gpeterson Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 7:39 PM
"...that they WEREN"T moral enough..." Being a slave was generally thought to be proof of inferior moral character, you see (though it was the white conservative proslavery Evangelicals of the day that were obviously deficient in moral character. See (Cotton is King" and the Rev. Thornton Stringfellow's best selling proslavery arguments as illustrative of that.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

Comedian Chris Rock has stoked the flames of controversy with this Fourth of July tweet. The Hollywood comic wrote: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Rock's tweet sparked plenty of day-after fireworks. What he wrote went beyond the pale, responded many online, hurt and enraged at Rock's bitter humor.

Chris Rock's tweet was beyond the pale. It was doubtless his effort to capitalize on the 160th anniversary of that great Fifth of July speech delivered by black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass addressed...