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    9 Facts About Slavery They Don’t Teach in School



    SlaveryFacts

    C.E. Dyer reports on a ridiculous, race-baiting bill that keeps cropping up in each Congress over at least the last twenty years courtesy of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) that proposes reparations for black Americansbecause of slavery.

    The Washington Examiner reported:
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other Democrats this week re-introduced legislation that would set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery.

    A description of the bill said the legislation would set up a commission to both examine the possibility of reparations, but also an apology for the “racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans.”

    Conyers’ new bill wasn’t released as of Wednesday, but the version of the bill proposed last year found that 4 million blacks were enslaved in the U.S. from 1619 to 1865. It said the commission would examine the entire history of slavery, and then make recommendations on whether the U.S. government should apologize for slavery, and whether reparation payments are warranted.

    The bill is said to be a response to the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States.”

    Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s this kind of crap that ensures that we will never get anywhere near real equality and keeps racial divisiveness alive in this country.

    This idea rears its ugly head here and there, and it’s just as ignorant every time it does.

    While there’s no doubt that slavery was and is a terrible thing, it isn’t unique to black people. I know Leftists and black Americans often think that it is, but they would be wrong.

    Slavery has touched the lives of — if not all — a vast majority of people in the world throughout history and still occurs today.

    Moreover, not a single black person alive today was ever a slave. It is pathetic and absurd to try and appropriate the experiences of your ancestors as if they were your own and to blame those who never had slaves — and whose ancestors likely may not have had slaves as most white people did not.

    If black Americans really want equality, this perpetual victimhood isn’t doing them any favors.

    The sad part is that when it comes to groups today that claim to push for equality, the reality is that they often don’t want equality, but rather supremacy and hand-outs. Everyone always owes them something.

    What the perpetual victim class doesn’t want, however, is to be faced with facts or responsibility.

    To the Congress members that think this is a great idea — hopefully you factor in all that black Americans have gotten from affirmative action/special treatment, and are able to have the opportunity to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth with more opportunity than anywhere else.

    Compare that to the fact that no one whining about this has ever been a slave and let’s see where the math pans out — hint, the numbers amount to them not being owed a thing.

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    Those of us who have researched slavery know these kinds of facts.
    What has happened and who has done it in the past is not the light for the future nor is the guilt of the past the responsibility of the present.
    Slavery should not be thought of in the past tense.
    Today, there are people held as slaves in the USA – and not just Hispanics.
    There are a number of references in the Bible about slavery.
    None of these references condemn slavery as an evil institution.
    During the Roman Republic and Empire there were more slaves in Italy or and the Roman occupied lands than there were Roman citizens.
    The famous Spartacus led a successful slave rebellion until discontent in the ranks and poor military maneuvers ended in defeat.

    The African American culture of being owed or entitled is perhaps the single most detrimental perspective for social advancement. The justification for such attitudes and the resulting social programs places the blame for their failures on others.
    Blaming something else for ones own failures is the thinking of the natural man.
    Every person is in competition for success and advancement. It is not only African American who have been discriminated against – but women, native Americans, older workers, pregnant women, women of child bearing age, the disabled, Angelo men in public education, non family members, and the list goes on and on. What makes racism obvious is that at one time it was the norm. As long as African Americans are encouraged to blame others for their lack of success there will be little motivation to make the give it all effort. Even having a half black African President did not change the African American culture or condition. African Americans are no better off than before – and maybe worse off because of Mr. Obama’s rhetoric and the white backlash to his presidency falls unequally upon African Americans.

    As long as Anglos, especially the elderly, and police feel threatened by African American attitudes there will be no true equality for Africa Americans. To some extent this issue of feeling threatened by Hispanics and Muslims also affects their opportunity for success.

    For there to be a reconciliation and true acceptance between the races the behavior of all must change. The criminal behavior must become an equal percentage among the races. Hopefully, this is not accomplished by an increased crime among Anglos. Socially accepted norms must be homogeneous among the races. Personally responsibility must be required for everybody’s behavior and failures. The failures and less successful must accept their lack of competitiveness as their own personal condition and not the fault of others.

    America now has a fifty year history of the government attempting to solve racism and inequality. While the economics of many African Americans have improved their social acceptance has experienced less improvement and for the lower economic group they have become isolated and unemployable. Crime, drugs, violence, incest, bastard children, prostitution, poor health, and unmotivated helplessness seem the destiny for these people.

    Unless God does the miraculous the expectation may be anarchy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by glen smith View Post
      Those of us who have researched slavery know these kinds of facts.
      What has happened and who has done it in the past is not the light for the future nor is the guilt of the past the responsibility of the present.
      Slavery should not be thought of in the past tense.
      Today, there are people held as slaves in the USA – and not just Hispanics.
      There are a number of references in the Bible about slavery.
      None of these references condemn slavery as an evil institution.
      During the Roman Republic and Empire there were more slaves in Italy or and the Roman occupied lands than there were Roman citizens.
      The famous Spartacus led a successful slave rebellion until discontent in the ranks and poor military maneuvers ended in defeat.

      The African American culture of being owed or entitled is perhaps the single most detrimental perspective for social advancement. The justification for such attitudes and the resulting social programs places the blame for their failures on others.
      Blaming something else for ones own failures is the thinking of the natural man.
      Every person is in competition for success and advancement. It is not only African American who have been discriminated against – but women, native Americans, older workers, pregnant women, women of child bearing age, the disabled, Angelo men in public education, non family members, and the list goes on and on. What makes racism obvious is that at one time it was the norm. As long as African Americans are encouraged to blame others for their lack of success there will be little motivation to make the give it all effort. Even having a half black African President did not change the African American culture or condition. African Americans are no better off than before – and maybe worse off because of Mr. Obama’s rhetoric and the white backlash to his presidency falls unequally upon African Americans.

      As long as Anglos, especially the elderly, and police feel threatened by African American attitudes there will be no true equality for Africa Americans. To some extent this issue of feeling threatened by Hispanics and Muslims also affects their opportunity for success.

      For there to be a reconciliation and true acceptance between the races the behavior of all must change. The criminal behavior must become an equal percentage among the races. Hopefully, this is not accomplished by an increased crime among Anglos. Socially accepted norms must be homogeneous among the races. Personally responsibility must be required for everybody’s behavior and failures. The failures and less successful must accept their lack of competitiveness as their own personal condition and not the fault of others.

      America now has a fifty year history of the government attempting to solve racism and inequality. While the economics of many African Americans have improved their social acceptance has experienced less improvement and for the lower economic group they have become isolated and unemployable. Crime, drugs, violence, incest, bastard children, prostitution, poor health, and unmotivated helplessness seem the destiny for these people.

      Unless God does the miraculous the expectation may be anarchy.
      Glen, what an outstanding comment. You hit the nail of the head and told the truth in love.

      You even had a statement that made me laugh, among this very serious and tragic subject:
      The criminal behavior must become an equal percentage among the races. Hopefully, this is not accomplished by an increased crime among Anglos.

      I took a Social Science class when I attended YSU in my mid 50's. We had to write a paper on the society of Africa. While many know about the wildlife, natural resources or the geography of Africa; the society is less known. It was truly eye opening. Africa is a tinder box that has to explode some day. There are so many children without parents that care for them, it is hard to believe. Many men have 25 to 50 children with many different women in different villages. The men then have nothing to do with their children. The women can not care for them and the children run around the countryside with weapons of every kind providing for themselves by extreme violence. If they get a hold of an AK-47 they will fill a passing car with bullets and then take anything they can from the dead occupants.

      The Muslims act with extreme violence toward the non Muslims. The rate of AIDS may be as high as 90%. The Europeans had built railroads, hospitals, schools, highways, and plantations for the locals to be able to have jobs. There was employment at the many mines etc that were run by the Europeans. But since the Africans have taken over the rule, these things have all decayed, or even been destroyed.

      Africa is now very lacking in clean water and food. They can not even provide these things for themselves. The whole of Africa south of the Sahara is in extreme danger. South Africa used to be a very powerful and prosperous nation. Since black rule has taken over it has become a nation where whites are being treated with extreme prejudice and violence. The whole nation is falling into the same chaos as the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.

      It may be that Hams descendants fell far way from God. We know that most all of the people fell into a belief of all kinds of spirits and witch-doctors were their leaders. White liberals were no help when they tried to justify the religion of Africans instead of encouraging them to repent of it.

      This truth is evident: the further a people fall away from the one and only true God, the further they fall into chaos. This was certainly demonstrated by Sodom and Gomorrah and it is demonstrated by many of the people of Africa.

      Many Africans found Christ when they became slaves. Now no one wants to be a slave, specifically the way some were treated. The slave "masters" who mistreated them will pay forever in eternity for their evil deeds. But any suffering would be worth finding Christ. Certainly going from eternal death to eternal life is worth any price one can pay. No one wants to pay this kind of price, but when we stand in heaven with Christ we will be thankful to have paid any price.

      Exodus 34:7 - Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

      A child is not held accountable for his father's sins and a father is not held accountable to his children's sins. BUT the genes of the children are effected by the sins of the father. There becomes a genetic temptation for sin and certainly parents teach their children to do the same sins they take part in. It sure seems that the sins of their fathers have cursed everyone alive on this earth.

      Does this mean that anyone from Africa is lost ? NO, NO and NO. There is salvation for anyone who turns to Christ, the One and Only One that can save us all from sin. No matter what the problem is, Christ is the only answer.

      Africans and African Americans have the same choice that all human beings have. We can wallow in self pity and blame everyone for our troubles except ourselves; OR we can accept the blame ourselves and even be aware that we deserve even worse. After all we all deserve eternal hell. We can be ungrateful for our circumstances; OR we can:
      Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)

      18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

      Being ungrateful conforms us to the image of Satan. Giving thanks causes us to be thankful; and being thankful conforms us to the image of Christ.

      Every human being has this wonderful opportunity available to them:

      1 John 1

      Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness

      5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

      8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.


      Lou Newton
      Last edited by Lou Newton; July 22, 2017, 08:06 AM.

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