The modern outrage over slavery has nothing to do with historic slave ownership or the treatment of Africans, before or after the American Civil War. It is the product of the hate that the African feels for all life, and the communist party's use of that hate to gain its ends. ---Ray
product of the hate that the African feels for all life, and the communist party's use of that hate to gain its ends. Well said.
Sowell is impressive in many ways, but still as Bryan Caplan pointed out there is still room for critique in his writings. Still he has his heart in the right place.
It is time for an organized movement to force the removal of all statues and monuments commemorating Union soldiers, officers and units due to the brutality and illegal rape, theft and destruction they wrought. Remember Lincoln argued the southern states had been hijacked and secession was therefore illegal. That means their brutality was against American citizens! How can we stand for monuments to such wanton illegality? It should be time for a new purging of historical monuments, from Maine to Massachusetts to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Thank you and well said!
Today, and years before and years after, people are suffering the consequences of the sins of fathers who imported an alien race.Resolution in the House of Representatives, January 1832,"Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the purpose of removing from the United States, and her territories, the free people of color, and colonizing them on the coast of Africa, or elsewhere."Senator Henry Clay said on the subject:"the first great effort should be to rid our country of the free blacks as a preliminary measure."paid lawyer of the Bank as he was, nonetheless he saw clearly this problem
Lincoln backed it.