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  1. "I Always Encouraged Her to Be Strong"

    Here's the thing though, i hate what they have to say. I don't agree with any of the nonsense, but I would much rather these people out in the open, shining brightly for all the world to see instead of behind closed doors affording people the notion that it no longer exists because we had Obama as our president. I would love to have them publicly condemned, have their jobs lost, relationships severed, and pure ostracizing by the entire world. I despise everything they stand for along with anyone that doesn't take them as a threat or brushes off the hate they spew as nothing more than being misunderstood. It takes every fiber of my being to not rage the fuck out when I'm told I, because of some magical madeupland i live in, am keeping racial tension alive by pointing it out when people are LITERALLY walking down the streets proving me right in every since of the word. Being black in this country I fully understand the risk we run by giving them attention, but trampling any rights of any individual whether I'm on their side or not is where I personally draw the line. It's a slippery slope that I tread lightly because as we've seen, we have a president that sure as shit doesn't mind trying to silence anyone that doesn't fully jump on his bandwagon.
  2. "I Always Encouraged Her to Be Strong"

    You are absolutely right. I don't know if i'd say peaceful, but they did go through the proper channels to get permits and allowed to be there. Legally they were in the right. Even the ACLU is on their side with regard to them having the right to protest even though it's unpopular speak.
  3. "I Always Encouraged Her to Be Strong"

    When the cops where killed in Dallas all of BLM was held accountable for it. It wasn't a "lone wolf" acting. Basically if you supported BLM you were responsible. There was even massive calling for BLM to denounce or take responsibility for that individual(s) action. Why isn't that the case now? As for the statues in Baltimore...I guess I view that as the people have spoken and the government reacted as such. I can't say if it's right or wrong but how about we give voice to those that aren't always heard? I see no difference or anymore aquiesence to those wanting it removed than those demanding it stay. I know, where does it end?
  4. "I Always Encouraged Her to Be Strong"

    You couldn't have said it better. I'm not a fan of censoring what people say by any means as it is their right even if I don't agree with it. And remember, censorship could easily go the opposite direction so let's not push that boundary. What's funny is I actually appreciate their openness. I'd rather people be upfront instead of concealing it because I know instantly who I should(not) interact with.
  5. I will say I don't condone the violence and destruction currently happening. There are peaceful ways to handle things, but the destruction of property, even that I don't care for is still wrong. And with that I'm done with this conversation.
  6. Don't chock on this but I don't view every decision my government makes as a sound decision and have every right to say and believe so. As I said earlier, fight for what you believe in. And I'll say it again, they are no American heroes to me. And will never be celebrated by me. I can respect those gentlemen for fighting in their belief but I will never honor them despite what my government says. As for those bashing the south keeping racial strife alive I'd like to know exactly how me saying we should move on and stop romanticizing a fucked up history and call it for what is for once is keeping strife alive, but individuals vehemently defending the south aren't doing the exact same thing. For me personally it's all shit. And growing up there I assure you that the southern pride and talk of the south rising again and the open denegration of any nonwhite individual sure as hell made it their mission to keep racial strife alive and kicking.
  7. Just so I'm clear. You're talking about the 3/5 Compromise that regarded slaves as not even a whole person? The rest of your argument and others similar is why o get angry about this conversation. It's like it's almost impossible for some people to say that slavery and the abolition was a major contributing factor. Yes, other things happened, and sure, slavery was dying off but the southern states that succeeded wrote in their constitutions. They were about to see a huge chunk of money and property get taken away. Why can't people say, yes, this was fucking major? I still not look at any, and I mean absolutely none of the confederate army as heroes that should ever be celebrated. Period.
  8. The heat was an issue but also malaria. With malaria, from my understanding, being a major issue for whites more than the Africans. Anyway I digress.
  9. Yeah malaria was a bitch for whites vs the Africans.
  10. To me the south gets chastised because it's warranted. We can say it was encroaching government control, but it actively succeeded to preserve a way of life, started a war, and then they lost. The take away would or should be to fight for what you believe, but it doesn't mean your belief is right.
  11. Wouldn't the "snowflake" label cut both ways though in this case? I do see your point. I will give you that.
  12. I will apply a tactic that most will often employ; not all Africans! Yes, some did sell their countrymen into slavery for firearms and munition. Some, not all. And by that token a few were responsible. Just as you would say not all whites owned slaves, were for slavery, or whatever else I will say not all of the massive continent of Africa sold imdividuals into slavery. It should also be noted that slave raids by the Portuguese happened before uneasy partnerships to establish slave trading. I think for me one of the saddest parts of these conversations, and likely the most angering, is how often the impact and atrocities committed in our own country gets turned into a "well, they did it first!" or grossly compared to incomparible comparisons. I also think it's shameful that the generals leading the charge in the south are celebrated as heros. And if anyone asks or says "what's the big deal about the statues? It doesn't even matter they're there" I'll ask, "what's the big deal about taking them down?"
  13. Lincoln entertained an option of a voluntary exodus, not mandatory, of slaves. The emancipation proclamation pretty much ended that idea. Further he didn't really explore it either. And yes, the north were no saints but it was clearly a better, life changing option for many seeking to leave their owners. But again can we please stop pretending slavery wasn't entrenched in the south's way of life? And im from the south. Way down south for that matter where racism is alive and well. It has nothing to do with politics I'm just calling a spade a spade, and not pretending otherwise.
  14. No, we don't. Not in the sense you're speaking. Yeah it's terrible how cheap minimum wage is and what people have to do to survive, but trivializing actual slavery where people where killed, mutilated, literally treated as property, and had a very real fear for their lives; a fear strong enough that many attempted to escape knowing full well capture meant an almost certain death is not the same as what corporations do today. Not by a long shot. I know there were multiple reasons for the south succeeding but I've never understood why slavery is considered almost an afterthought. If money were a driving force what exactly do you think would happen if their entire work force, their literal property were taken away?
  15. Trim your trees

    Fun fact: Locusts and cicadas are in fact different insects and entirely different orders. Locusts are part of the grasshopper family and even look like a "strange" grasshopper.