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Old 12-12-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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In your opinions, are the Intercontinental Slave Trade (of African slaves to Europe and the Americas) and American chattel slavery the worst crimes against humanity in known history? If not, what is?
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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The worst crime is being born, for that you get punished your whole life.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Bobby Goldsboro singing either Honey or Watching Scotty Grow.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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The boston red sox no question....

I think the Final Solution has to be the worse single crime against humanity.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How about Jesse Helms getting the US government to plant HIV in order to get rid of all the gays?
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Faaaaaaa. The Oregon Ducks' football uniforms.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Bobby Goldsboro singing either Honey or Watching Scotty Grow.
Not Wayne Newton singing "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast"?
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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In your opinions, are the Intercontinental Slave Trade (of African slaves to Europe and the Americas) and American chattel slavery the worst crimes against humanity in known history? If not, what is?
The Slave Trade was pretty nasty, but the worst? No, not in my opinion.

This list is pretty broad, but here's a few I can think of...

Stalins Soviet Union
Hitlers Holocaust
Pol Pot's Cambodia
Mao's China
The Rwandan massacre
The Spanish Inquisition
Armenian genocide in Turkey
Nanking Massacre by Japanese forces
Darfur/Sudan
The Bosnia conflict
The U.S colonies slaughter and destruction of Native Americans
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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The Slave Trade was pretty nasty, but the worst? No, not in my opinion.

This list is pretty broad, but here's a few I can think of...

Stalins Soviet Union
Hitlers Holocaust
Pol Pot's Cambodia
Mao's China
The Rwandan massacre
The Spanish Inquisition
Armenian genocide in Turkey
Nanking Massacre by Japanese forces
Darfur/Sudan
The Bosnia conflict
The U.S colonies slaughter and destruction of Native Americans
Well, all these are bad. But I don't know. All of these examples resulted in less loss of life, lasted less time, and had less residual effects than American Slavery. Slavery killed some 60 million Africans/African Americans, it lasted for many generations (1500s to 1865), and the negative residual affects can still be felt to this day.

I might say westward expansion and the destruction of Native Americans may be a tie or a close second. But every other example (albeit tragic) were relatively brief. For example, the holocaust lasted from the early 1900s to 1945 and resulted in the deaths of 11 to 17 million people.

It's one thing to be murdered. It's another to have your entire history and knowledge of your people erased and treated worse than an animal for generation after generation coupled with torture and murder as a daily part of life for several lifetimes... And we haven't even started getting into post-emancipation lynchings and Jim Crow...
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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In your opinions, are the Intercontinental Slave Trade (of African slaves to Europe and the Americas) and American chattel slavery the worst crimes against humanity in known history?
I presume that "American chattel slavery" is meant to include chattel slavery throughout the New World, i.e. Brazil, Cuba, the West Indies, etc. as well as British North America/U.S.

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If not, what is?
C-D forums has some the sickest and weirdest parlor games around. Be that as it may, I would nominate music videos.
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