The Biggest Lie About Slavery | Thomas Sowell - YouTube

Posted by $ AJAshinoff 2 weeks, 1 day ago to History
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Thomas Sowell is a resource lost.

Alex Haley's statement is remarkable


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  • Posted by Andy 2 weeks ago
    Why does this matter to people who aren't into history? I understand it's important for historians to get it right. I always heard about race based slavery but it was not based on race when it started. The video points out they didn't have ships to kidnap people from distant lands for most of history so it was people enslaving people of the same race. Why does this matter to the average person today?
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    • Posted by $ kddr22 2 weeks ago
      Because people are distorting history for political reasons, eg CRT, when rational objective information is what should be presented. AS Thomas Jefferson said," If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never has been or ever will be..."
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      • Posted by Andy 1 week, 5 days ago
        I may be part of the problem. I didn't learn CRT, but I don't remember much other history. If it started more recently would we do something different today?
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        • Posted by $ 1 week, 5 days ago
          You're not part of the problem simply by acknowledging that you are ignorant on the subject as a consequence of history no longer being taught. I was in HS when history class flipped to social studies and it has been down hill from there.

          I took it on myself to challenge what I kept hearing as derogatory (eg Uncle Tom) and learned that those foisting those monikers were damn fools who were either ignorant on the subject, or worse, figured everyone else was so they used the term as needed. When I wrote commentary I had to know my subjects simply because I got tons of hate mail and, worse still, challenges from like minded people who had way more depth in the area than I did.

          Do your own digging. It pays dividends in misery because now you see more clearly. Even so, you'll know and understand.
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks ago
      The position of BLM and black entitlement, including the demand for reparations and the acceptance of wanton destruction when things don't go their way is a consequence of the successful Alex Haley myth. This myth has been perpetuated for some time as Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin, taken as historical, is entirely contrived and exaggerated. Politicians today cater to the myth to garner support and demand loyalty.
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      • Posted by Andy 1 week, 5 days ago
        I went to school before this woke stuff started. I just learned the name of the book. I didn't know it exaggerated things. Maybe slavery wasn't as bad as people think.
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    • Posted by mhubb 2 weeks ago
      more reasons for certain people to have excuses for their failures, it is someone else's fault

      and all other forms of slavery are ignored, all that matters is slavery in the United States (before there was a United States)
      that slavery still exists in Africa means nothing as it will be denied by the ignorant

      watch the movie Black Panther, you will see it there as the motive of the villan
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