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Old 12-18-2018, 03:31 PM
 
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And, that JFK was killed by LH Oswald...alone.
I would classify that as "history's greatest tin foil hat conspiracy theory" as it's certainly gotten a lot of mileage through the years.
Oswald did indeed act alone, and please search for and resurrect one of the many JFK theory threads if you want to pursue that topic further.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I have been in the houses of White Caucasian Asian both of red , yellow and brown hues, ethnic Brown Latinos also known as Chicanos and last but not least African American\ blacks. You would be amazed to learn about all of the African Americans who will not accept the Christian religion or rather a relationship with God because they say it's all about a (white God) Jesus is white to them.
No, I wouldn't be amazed. I worked in NYC all my life. There's an extremist group of them who preach on the street corners.

Actually, that group doesn't see Jesus as a white God, but rather that Jesus was black and all the white people are going to hell or something.

I do know black people who view and reject Christianity as a white man's religion, though.

Classic "Good Times" episode: When JJ paints Black Jesus using Ned the Wino as his model.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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That America was a big time player in slavery, it wasn’t, that award goes to Brazil

That whites kidnapped Africans for slavery. This was very rare and the large majority of African slaves were sold by African chiefs after being prisoners of war. Africa cooperated with slavery, they weren’t victims of it.

That colonialism never worked. It certainly doesn’t work for every country but it did work for Hong Kong and Singapore.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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That America was a big time player in slavery, it wasn’t, that award goes to Brazil

That whites kidnapped Africans for slavery. This was very rare and the large majority of African slaves were sold by African chiefs after being prisoners of war. Africa cooperated with slavery, they weren’t victims of it.

That colonialism never worked. It certainly doesn’t work for every country but it did work for Hong Kong and Singapore.

Change the bolded text to read "profited from" and you'd be on the money.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:11 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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No, I wouldn't be amazed. I worked in NYC all my life. There's an extremist group of them who preach on the street corners.

Actually, that group doesn't see Jesus as a white God, but rather that Jesus was black and all the white people are going to hell or something.

I do know black people who view and reject Christianity as a white man's religion, though.

Classic "Good Times" episode: When JJ paints Black Jesus using Ned the Wino as his model.
always

As always .....you are right on target...

You know don't you that the Judeo-Christian Religion forbid you from making any images of God , including statues or pictures of God.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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always

As always .....you are right on target...

You know don't you that the Judeo-Christian Religion forbid you from making any images of God , including statues or pictures of God.
Well, you're not supposed to make them and WORSHIP them. I'm not one for putting any significance on religious statues and icons and pictures and whatnot myself except to the extent that some amazingly beautiful artwork has been created over the centuries based on religion and I enjoy looking at it. Some people do come to believe that an object itself has some kind of power.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Change the bolded text to read "profited from" and you'd be on the money.
Agreed, they made massive profit off it. Westerners didn’t go running and tracking Africans down, they were already prisoners ready to be shipped out by African chiefs. Without the full cooperation and coordination of Africa, the transatlantic slave trade never happens to the extend that it did.
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Old Yesterday, 06:25 PM
 
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That the Civil War was fought over slavery. It was over states rights.
The South cared nothing for 'states rights'. That term is just a form of pro-slavery political correctness meant to obscure the fact that the South seceded expressly for the purpose of preserving the institution of slavery. And we know that the South did it because, as another poster observed, Southern states took great pains to list the reasons why they were seceding and their overriding stated grievance was opposition to slavery by non-slave states.

One need look no further than the Cornerstone Address by Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, giving in March of 1861. In it Stephens criticizes the idea expressed at the founding of the United States that 'all men are created equal'. The Founders, Stephens claims, were wrong and the great triumph of the Confederacy, he asserts, is that it recognized the inherent superiority of whites over blacks and to that end endeavors to implement a system wherein whites will forever lord over blacks in a system of enslavement. This is where the speech's name comes in. Stephens hold that white supremacy and the 'natural' position of blacks as slaves is the cornerstone upon which the South rests.

The full text:
https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1861stephens.asp

The South did not care for the rights of non-slave states to enact personal liberty laws, and used federal power and courts to oppose them. They supported the Fugitive Slave Act, a federal law which compelled residents of non-slave states into posses to retrieve escaped slaves at the direction of federal commissioners who were offered a federal bribe wherein if they ruled in favor of the slavers they received twice as much in compensation as had they ruled in favored of the accused black. This constitutes the antithesis of concern for states rights. Then there was the whole issue of slave transit. The South asserted that a slaver from, for example, Mississippi could travel with one or more slaves into the North, either as a destination or just while transiting en route to somewhere else. This is not about pursuing an escaped slave but about a slaver willfully bringing a slave into a state that forbids slavery by law. And guess what? Those slavers demanded the right to practice slavery in non-slave states. While non-slave states were increasingly passing laws prohibiting this practice, the South was running to the federal government and demanding federal action to force non-slave states to allow then to pass through non-slave states with their slaves, even to visit non-slaves states as a destination with their slaves. And if that visit was for a week or a month or a year? They demanded the right to have their slaves with them, forced to work as slaves, in a non-slave state and against the will of that state. This question, of course, was at the heart of the Dred Scott decision, in which the United States Supreme Court sided with the slavers who demanded that federal power be used to nullify the right of states to determine that slavery could not be practiced in their jurisdiction.

And what did the South do when it came to creating its own constitution? Did it grant its constituent states the right to decide whether or not to allow slavery within their bounds? Of course not. The Constitution of the Confederacy expressly forbids any state from banning the practice of slavery.

So much for 'states rights'. The term is nothing but a mask for those who have taken up as their cause the defense of enslavement and those who enslaved, but don't with to be seen as defending exactly what they're defending - slavers and the enslavement they practiced.
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Old Today, 05:13 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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What is History's greatest lie?

The American Dream.
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