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  • Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS's sex slavery

    08/31/2015 10:24:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Inquirer ^ | August 30, 2015 | Trudy Rubin
    One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women - who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by ISIS. They were captured when ISIS invaded northern Iraq last year and wiped out their communities. But one of the sex slaves was a fresh-faced blond American, a 25-year-old aid worker who was captured in Syria in August 2013. Kayla Mueller was chained in a room and raped for months by the leader of...
  • Planned Parenthood Worse then Slavers

    08/31/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 31st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Planned Parenthood has found an even more morally repugnant way to make money than selling men, women and children for profit. Lifenews has been running a series of stories about how Planned Parenthood has been selling aborted baby parts for profit. They separate the parts from the babies they abort and sell the parts for research or medical treatment.
  • Prosecutors: Boys taken from US custody, put to work at farm

    08/24/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 8/23/2015 | Mitch Stacey
    MARION, Ohio (AP) — The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the beginning of a terrible ordeal: prosecutors say they were fraudulently plucked from U.S. custody by conspirators posing as friends or family who forced them to work as virtual slaves. As the country's immigration system was being overwhelmed by an unprecedented flow of unaccompanied children fleeing unrest in Central America, prosecutors said one of their countrymen orchestrated the scheme to force them to work on egg farms in Ohio. U.S. immigration policy dictates that unaccompanied...
  • We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person. For reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote.

    08/21/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015g | heodore R. Johnson
    We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person. For reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote. A cash payout will never work. Here’s a better way to fight the enduring damage of slavery. By Theodore R. Johnson August 21 Theodore R. Johnson is a career naval officer, former White House fellow and doctoral candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. If you want to shut down a conversation about race, just say the word “reparations.” Even black Americans are divided over the idea that money can compensate for the vestiges of an evil institution that ended...
  • Harvard Prof: ISIS Sex Slavery Is Bad, but Hey, U.S. Had Slavery

    08/21/2015 12:31:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2015 | Robert Spenser
    Sapping the public's will to fight evil. One key reason why so few Americans are aware of the full nature and magnitude of the jihad threat is that the academic and media establishments labor so assiduously to cover it up. Those who are deemed the best minds of this generation devote their energies to convincing people that the threat is not as large as it is, or that it can be neutralized by adjustments to U.S. foreign policy (particularly the abandonment of Israel), or that the West is really just as bad, so we are hypocrites for opposing the jihad....
  • Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation

    08/20/2015 2:38:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 19, 2015 | Douglas Main
    In 1865, toward the end of the Civil War, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman promised slaves that they’d receive 40 acres and a mule. Land was even set aside, but the promise was recanted by President Andrew Johnson. Ever since, the issue of reparations has come up many times, often fiercely debated. Although most Americans generally don’t support reparations, according to University of Connecticut researcher Thomas Craemer, it matters greatly how the question is worded, who would get reparations and in what form. For example, the idea of reparations paid in educational benefits are more popular than others, Craemer...
  • Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

    08/20/2015 1:11:22 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post | ^ | 04/17/2015 1 | By Jackson Conno
    The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and include a formal apology from the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. While the plan appears to be an attempt to reckon with part of the city's less-than-spotless past, Thursday evening Fox Business Network's Charles Payne said he's afraid nationwide slavery reparations might be next. "The news in my mind...
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • More reports of ISIS human-organ trafficking: Grisly trade possibly tied to sex slavery

    08/19/2015 8:47:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The Muslim jihadists running ISIS already have been documented shooting, drowning, burning, crucifying, beheading, raping and blowing up victims. And they’ve been suspected of trafficking in human organs in the past. Now, a new report cites social media conversations that appear to tie sex slavery to organ trafficking. The Middle East Media Research Institute cited social media reports in which “ISIS fighters and supporters openly discuss” not only sex slaves and “the going prices for them” but also “other issues relating to them – such as possible trafficking in human organs.’ The report explains: “On Sept. 3, 2014, prior...
  • MUST-SEE: BLACK WOMAN RIPS COUNCIL OVER ILLEGAL ALIENS

    08/18/2015 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2015 | Michelle Moons
    My people commit a crime, they go to jail. You people commit a crime, they get amnesty. It is wrong…
  • The Truth About Slavery

    08/15/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 57 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 15th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Many of the descendants of North American slaves have a delusion that slavery was only about white people owning black people. The fact is that Africans were capturing, enslaving and selling each other for centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered a new market for African slave traders. Africans continued to enslave each other after the end of North American slavery. There are numerous reports that Africans still practice slavery.
  • Local TV Station running Obama State Dept propaganda video as NEWS

    08/14/2015 3:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    8/14/15
    No link....could not find it on site. But I just tuned in to the Miami Fox station.....they are running STATE DEPARTMENT INTERVIEWS with some vets who are going to be in Havana today for the flag raising dog and pony show in Cuba. The Obama worship runs deep.
  • ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

    08/13/2015 10:36:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Rukmini Callimachi
    Claiming the Quran's support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool. QADIYA, Iraq -- In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her -- it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and...
  • Abortion Is The New Slavery

    08/13/2015 7:07:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | By Jayme Metzgar
    When I first saw the bombshell video of a Planned Parenthood doctor blithely describing over lunch how to crush unborn babies and harvest their organs, my response was visceral: I cried. When the second and third videos were released—the latest one containing footage of technicians picking through limbs and organs—my horror grew. Like most Americans opposed to abortion, I felt a revulsion in the story that seemed to require no explanation. But it’s become clear that an explanation is, in fact, required. While some on the left have been deflecting the ethical issue by focusing on legal technicalities, a significant...
  • ISIS Executes 19 Women For Refusing To Participate In 'Sexual Jihad'

    08/09/2015 10:15:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    HNGN.com ^ | 08/06/2015 | Peter de Jesus
    Kurdish official Said Mimousini said 19 women have been executed by ISIS after they refused to have sex with fighters. Following the brutal beheading of two women for allegations of witchcraft and sorcery, ISIS recently executed 19 women due to their refusal to participate in sexual acts with the group's fighters. Kurdish official Said Mimousini said the women were being held hostage in Mosul, Iraq, which is a stronghold of the terrorist group after its capture in June 2014. The women were executed a few days ago after they refused to engage in "sexual jihad," according to the Mirror. A United...
  • Wilberforce didn’t quit: Neither should those who fight to save unborn babies

    08/06/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Blogging Theologically ^ | 08/06/2015 | BY AARON ARMSTRONG
    Forty-six years.That’s how long William Wilberforce labored to see the end of slavery in the British Empire. His work began in earnest in 1787 when he first came into contact with abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. These activists found a kindred spirit in Wilberforce, whose conversion to the Christian faith had given birth to an abiding concern for social reform—so much so, in fact, that he wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”The dark and dehumanizing practice of slavery weighed heavy on him. He first...
  • How God Ended North American Slavery

    08/03/2015 2:32:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The actions God took to end slavery in North America provide an example of the truth of the religious phrase “God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform
  • Hunt is on for 33 slave ships off coast of Papua New Guinea

    08/01/2015 12:22:08 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/1/15
    A fleet of at least 30 fishing trawlers crewed by slaves is being hunted off the coast of Papua New Guinea as the true extent becomes apparent of the trafficking of Burmese men by a massive Thai-run criminal syndicate operating throughout the East Indies. Immigration officials have so far intercepted one of the fishing vessels, called the Blissful Reefer, and rescued its trafficked crew. Another 33 Thai trawlers thought to be crewed by slaves are being tracked in fishing grounds off the south coast of Papua New Guinea, known locally as the Dog Leg. The trawlers are thought to be...
  • Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe? (...history of discrimination, dependency)

    07/28/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Booker T. Washington In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing “Black Codes” and “Jim Crow Laws” which...
  • Why the Marine Hymn Contains "Shores of Tripoli"

    03/05/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Parmy · 36 replies
    Subject: Why the Marine Hymn Contain Shores of Tripoli"... Interesting bit of history. This may be one of the more informative history lessons you ever read. Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli" Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant...
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD O’BRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Cultural Purging

    07/24/2015 3:49:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-15 | Wordsmith
    Please stop: The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans. "Let's work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,'’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. The resolution was unanimously approved. This is beyond misguided! It's the kind of liberal-think that makes me want to...
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the (NAACP) the state (Democrat Party) will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.
  • Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

    07/23/2015 7:52:48 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    CtPost.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly-named events to follow suit. “I see it as the right thing to do,”...
  • (CT) Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name [ed]

    07/23/2015 6:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Neil Vigdor
    Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.
  • HISTORICAL IGNORANCE II: Forgotten facts about Lincoln, slavery and the Civil War

    07/22/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 998 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/22/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such a recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask, How much of the war was about slavery? Was President Abraham Lincoln really for outlawing slavery? Let's look at his...
  • [April 9, 2014] 5 Native American Communities Who Owned Enslaved Africans

    07/17/2015 9:15:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 9 April 2014 | Barbara-Shae Jackson
    Stories about Black and Native American connections are rarely told within the narrow historical context shared in classrooms, history books and around family tables, but there are some details that reveal a more complete story of enslavement in the Americas. In the 1830s, the enslavement of Blacks was established in the Indian Territory, the region that would become Oklahoma. By the late 19th century, when over half a million Africans were enslaved in the South, the southern Native American societies of that region had come to include both enslaved Blacks and small numbers of free Black people. Though the harsh...
  • Satan Against Satan

    07/16/2015 7:02:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/15/15 | Steve Berman
    Satan cannot stand against Satan.  If he does, his own house falls.  Every Sunday school child learns this simple lesson, but liberals' rank ignorance of this fact could present the greatest hope of our time. "How?" you ask. Let me explain. Just yesterday, the news was all abuzz with a not-so-shocking undercover video of Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola placidly discussing how helpful it is when those who need body parts of dead babies let them know in advance so they can better serve up those "needs." Here's the video: I say it's not-so-shocking because what...
  • Congressman Gohmert Reads My Article on Islamic Racism in Congress (Greenfield aka Sultan Knish)

    07/14/2015 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 10, 3015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance. Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures. When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of...
  • The Bloody Rags of Righteousness

    07/13/2015 6:51:53 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 5 replies
    Self | 7/13/15 | Me
    While radical leftists dust off their 60’s and 70’s Marxist yearbooks, dawn their holy Che Guevara t-shirts, wave the black flag of the ISIS JV team, desecrate century-old memorials with ‘Black Lives Matter’, dig up confederate soldiers in the name of progress and rewrite their politically incorrect history to remove the last traces of common sense from the American frontier, perhaps the time has come to ban the most pervasive and offensive embodiment of racism in America: the Democratic Party. Not only did Democrats constitute the beating heart and unrelenting face of human trafficking in America – streamlining commercial operations...
  • Obergefell: The Dred Scott of Our Time

    07/12/2015 3:40:12 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/12/15 | Trevor Thomas
    In 1854, around one single issue—opposition to slavery—the Republican Party was formed. As historian David Barton notes, “The Republican agenda was clear, for every platform since its inception had boldly denounced slavery. In fact, when the U. S. Supreme Court delivered the 1857 Dred Scott ruling protecting slavery and declaring that Congress could not prohibit it even in federal territories, the Republican platform strongly condemned that ruling and reaffirmed the right of Congress to ban slavery in the territories. But setting forth an opposite view, the Democrat platform praised the Dred Scott ruling, and the continuation of slavery, and also...
  • Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered (contains many fascinating facts -golux)

    07/11/2015 9:54:21 AM PDT · by golux · 555 replies
    via e-mail | Thursday, July 9, 2015 | Chuck Baldwin
    The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience. In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow Southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a...
  • Louie Gohmert reminds: Democrats were party of slavery

    07/10/2015 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 3015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert took to the House floor to deliver an impassioned speech about history, with a lesson on hypocrisy, reminding the nation and those on the left the rabbit hole of removing all things perceived as racist – like the Confederate flag – is a deep one that leads right to the Democratic Party. The context of Gohmert’s remarks was the nationwide condemnation of the Confederate flag, leading to a congressional attempt to boot the banner from some federally managed properties. Gohmert first reminded the cause of the shooting at the Charleston, South Carolina, church that left nine dead...
  • Now The Symbol Of New Orleans (Fleur de Lis) Is Considered Racist

    07/10/2015 6:09:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | Jack Flash
    Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The fleur de lis, a French symbol used by royal families dating back to the 13th century, and emblazoned on the New Orleans Saints helmet, is now being called a symbol of slavery, drawing comparisons to the recent uproar against the Confederate battle flag.“As an African I find it painful, and I think people whose ancestors were enslaved here may feel it even harder than I do as an African,” said slave historian Dr. Ibrahima Seck to WWLTV.He connects the usage of the fleur de lis, to “code noir,” or black code, which was...
  • Petition to outlaw the "party of slavery"

    07/10/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Freerepublic | 7/10/2015 | Jan_Sobieski
    I am starting a petition today to ban the Democratic Party! The Dem. party was the party of slavery and resisted the civil rights movement! Every day that that the "party of slavery" and "Anti-Civil Rights" party exists is a painful reminder of decades of division, terror, injustice, and institutional racism that were forced on the United States of America. This party judged men and women based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character. Evil wins (#EvilWins) as long as this political party functions. Additionally, the democratic party logo, the donkey, is painful reminder...
  • Dear Bernie, My People Came Here After Slavery

    07/08/2015 2:00:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Freep | 7/8/2015 | CharlesOConnell
     Dear Senator Sanders, I'd gladly apologize for anything my fat, rich, bourgeois, Kulak ancestors did. But please, precisely, explain what I'll be apologizing for. When Africans were being stolen from their country, my Irish ancestors were being told, "Either convert to the Protestant Church of Ireland, or just take your children and GET out on the road.(BTW: I don't blame you for the fact that your surname seems English.)
  • Rebuttal: 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

    07/08/2015 1:54:43 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    It really sucks to be a college student.(or a recent grad) I know how true this is, because I happen to currently be a college student. The amount of propaganda that we as college students in America are subjected to would make Ioseb Jughashvili start blushing. So it is with young Dylan Matthews, a writer for Vox Media who has written an absolutely atrocious piece titled "3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake" Now, since I have the advantage here in that I have a highly tuned sense of curiosity, wheras Mr. Matthews took what his professors fed to...
  • Breaking News: Worker Ants Really Lazy

    07/07/2015 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    A Bug’s Life 07.07.156:05 PM ET Breaking News: Worker Ants Really Lazy A new study out of the University of Arizona finds that ants specialize in inactivity. Good news for slackers! Turns out nature’s archetypal busybodies, worker ants, are lazy too.Researchers have actually been aware of ants’ slacker habits for a while, but they didn’t know whether the sluggish members of the Temnothorax rugatulus species of western North America were inactive or rather just taking a break.“It’s just the sort of a thing that anyone who’s ever worked on social insects has noticed: ‘Oh look, half of them are standing around...
  • Slavery: The Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community

    07/07/2015 7:31:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime, or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliché that has come into vogue is that slavery is “America‘s original sin.” The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch...
  • In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. (fact checking time)

    07/07/2015 3:17:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 314 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 5th | TruthFinderXXX
    In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states. The census also determined that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves (1). Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves). The rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is...
  • Saluting a “Great Charter” of Liberty

    06/20/2015 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietly. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty,” John Adams, our second president, wrote of July 4. “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Indeed it should. I also frequently urge people to reread our founding charter, the Declaration of Independence, which...
  • Sowell: A Legacy of Cliches

    07/06/2015 2:56:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 7, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliche that has come into vogue is that slavery is "America's original sin." The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch...
  • The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation

    07/05/2015 10:37:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    PJ Media (ZoNation) ^ | 29 MAR 2015
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  • Greenfield: Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa

    07/02/2015 4:12:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa A few other things to ban besides the Confederate flag July 2, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The return of the Confederacy was averted in the summer of 2015 when major retailers frantically scoured through their vast offerings to purge any images of a car from the Dukes of Hazzard. If not for their quick thinking, armies of men in gray might have come marching down the streets of New York and San...
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captain’s legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

    07/03/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-03-15 | Skookum
    While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the cossacks embraced freedom, while the rest of the world was locked in slavery and imperialism. Their idea of freedom was similar to the feeling of galloping a horse over the seemingly endless steppe; they were often illiterate and their concept of freedom might be considered...
  • Think you know about slavery? You don’t.

    07/02/2015 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-15 | DrJohn
      Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon- when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial: CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. She reminded, "There is a monument of him in...
  • The Bogus Rationalizations for Affirmative Action

    07/02/2015 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    The Supreme Court has just agreed to reconsider the constitutionality of racial preferences in university admissions (although the advocates of these preferences prefer the seemingly more uplifting term “affirmative action.”) It is long past time that the Supreme Court declared this insidious and counterproductive policy unconstitutional for public universities and colleges, and hopefully private institutions will decide that it is incumbent upon them to also stop basing admissions decisions on race, gender or sexual preference. The idea of granting preferences based on race, gender or sexual orientation is so offensive and so un-American that its proponents have had to...
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

    06/29/2015 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | 25 June 2015 | Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie
    Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747—less than 4 percent of the total—came to...
  • Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

    06/26/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.