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Old 07-27-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Loveshiscountry View Post
Agreed. A conquered nation doesn't get the spoils. Especially on the victors soil.


As long as you don't hold the 98 percent accountable for what the other 2 percent of all races did.
I don't. But whoever said that i did?
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I haven't the foggiest idea who they were, but you are forever stuck in the past with no hope of a future.
I know who they were, and that's all that needs to know. What you know or don't know isn't my problem.

Stuck in the past with no hope of the future? LMAO...what is that, Shakespeare? When i was a much younger man, i had a lot of hopes for my future, and i'm proud as hell to say that i'm living out those hopes....and living quite well too.

Speak for yourself.
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Strongly agree.

As if a Civil War is irrelevant. As if the cause of that War is irrelevant. As if there haven't been enough assassinations. As if there aren't enough schools named for the Confederate States of America. As if the textbooks in the Confederate, neo-Confederate, & Confederate-American sympathizer Staes are not politically corrected to defend the indefensible.

Remember this gem?

Why Calling Slaves 'Workers' Is More Than An Editing Error : NPR Ed : NPR
Yep. Remember it well.

I mean, they're really gonna tell us that our slave ancestors are irrelevant, and we're just supposed to go along with it and just say "okay."
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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...Yep. Remember it well.

I mean, they're really gonna tell us that our slave ancestors are irrelevant, and we're just supposed to go along with it and just say "okay."
I call it the 'gaslighting' or crazy-making schtick. Don't believe your lyin' eyes!
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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Everyone's ancestors were slaves if you go back far enough in history. Some are too ignorant to know this or are just propagandists.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:32 PM
 
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Everyone's ancestors were slaves if you go back far enough in history. Some are too ignorant to know this or are just propagandists.
How about focusing on the United States of America? & our own Civil War. Is it trivial?
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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How about focusing on the United States of America? & our own Civil War. Is it trivial?
It's genealogy and history, NOT politics.

The Irish potato famine is as relevant to American politics.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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Everyone's ancestors were slaves if you go back far enough in history. Some are too ignorant to know this or are just propagandists.
Everyone's ancestors aren't my concern. Just mine.

Geez...again for the millionth time.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Everyone's ancestors aren't my concern. Just mine.

Geez...again for the millionth time.
Your ancestors don't belong in the politics forum. Go to the History forum.

Or ancestry.com.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:42 PM
 
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I don't. But whoever said that i did?

I know who they were, and that's all that needs to know. What you know or don't know isn't my problem.

Stuck in the past with no hope of the future? LMAO...what is that, Shakespeare? When i was a much younger man, i had a lot of hopes for my future, and i'm proud as hell to say that i'm living out those hopes....and living quite well too.

Speak for yourself.


Yep. Remember it well.

I mean, they're really gonna tell us that our slave ancestors are irrelevant, and we're just supposed to go along with it and just say "okay."
Keep hoping and making excuses. It won't help, but go ahead.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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It's genealogy and history, NOT politics.

The Irish potato famine is as relevant to American politics.
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...It is difficult for modern Americans to understand such militant commitment to the bondage of others. But at $3.5 billion, the four million enslaved African Americans in the South represented the country’s greatest financial asset. And the dollar amount does not hint at the force of enslavement as a social institution. By the onset of the Civil War, Southern slaveholders believed that African slavery was one of the great organizing institutions in world history, superior to the “free society” of the North. ...
The Confederate Cause in the Words of Its Leaders - The Atlantic

I have no problem discussing Ireland's potato famine as it relates to American History & immigration, etc. It's not irrelevant either however I think we can agree it didn't cause an American Civil War.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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I have no idea why anyone thinks that is a thing to bring up. well....for being illegally held against their will, they didn't have it so bad.
And you picked a perfect word for it, abomination.

Newsflash: The one who first brought it up was Obama.

You can stop slapping your head now.
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