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Why did Africans sell Their People Into Slavery? Was it the White Man's Fault? Or was it the Black Man's Fault? Or Both?


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Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 9:56:09 AM PST
DRM says:
Just asking

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 10:04:14 AM PST
DRM says:
I don't think people of the Left who have made a Career out of the Race Card will want to seriously explore this.

The NUMBER ONE problem in America is that Blacks Think Whites Are More Evil Than Them and they Work it and Work it and Work it and Whites Let Them Work it and Let Them Work it.

All have sinned and fallen short.

Blacks are Equally as Evil as Whites.

Blacks have hurt Whites AS MUCH in this country as Whites have hurt blacks.

This is a Fundamental Issue that is behind So Much that goes on politically, culturally, etc in this country.

If people can't deal with THE FACTS above, we will be Struggling with this Unnecessary Race Card problem for Decades and Decades to come.

You can't Handle The Truth but it IS THE TRUTH.

EQUALLY EVIL.

Oh yeah...

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 10:04:17 AM PST
Ponger says:
OP reminds me of the question about the Christian priests who sexually abuse children. Is it Christanity's fault? Or the Children's fault?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:13:34 AM PST
Lonya says:
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Posted on Dec 2, 2012 10:45:18 AM PST
E. Allison says:
The fault lies not with color, but with character. The blame falls equally upon all who participated.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:56:25 AM PST
What's weird is that child sex abuse was your first thought when reading something about slavery. got something to hide?

Very weird.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:04:34 AM PST
Lonya says:
Said the troll.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 11:11:49 AM PST
DO NOT feed the troll

NOT

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:13:01 AM PST
Ataraxia says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:17:53 AM PST
DonJuan says:
"DO NOT feed the troll"

That's liberal code for, "run for your lives."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:21:16 AM PST
DRM: Just asking

Snow: You are a dolt. Just telling

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 11:22:05 AM PST
Probably both. You would need to go back in time to ask them I am afraid, so why posit the question?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:27:57 AM PST
RichDA says:
"Blacks have hurt Whites AS MUCH in this country as Whites have hurt blacks."

Blacks hurt whites by drinking out of the same drinking fountain. Whites hurt blacks by hanging them from a tree.

Now tell us the one about the jews hurting the Nazis as much as the Nazis have hurt the jews.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 12:33:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 12:54:28 PM PST
Mike says:
Yes it's true that all races, religions, etc. are evil and have bigots. The real problem happens though when one group has extreme power over the others.

For just one example Christians were persecuted by groups that were more powerful. Then when they had the power they persecuted others. Mormons have been on both ends of this. Pretty much every race and religion has been on both sides of persecution of which slavery is just one example.

After you state this obvious and well known thing, I'm really not sure what your point is DRM. Is it that since everyone is capable of it its OK?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 12:40:07 PM PST
DRM,

Let us suppose that you come upon an object that has value for you and you can obtain at a cheap price. But this object is being offered up for sale to you at what is an expensive price for them and also gets the object off of their hands (like a hot potato). Looks like a good deal. One person gets rid of something that was undesirable to them (for whatever reason), and another person values that object (for whatever reason) and will pay for it.

Tribe against tribe, help get the competition off of the land and leave it for one tribe more than another. They also get something in return like something they consider to be valuable, guns perhaps. You do not have to worry about these defeated tribes coming back to the land since they are being taken half-way across the world.

SCL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 12:45:05 PM PST
Swedey says:
This question as phrased, is something an 8 year old kid might ask after walking in on Mom and Dad watching a PBS documentary. I would suggest that you get a library card. This will help clear up your confusion on world history and other areas where your education is lacking. Good luck. You are far behind.

Start in the children's section where the books are easier to understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 12:54:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 12:57:12 PM PST
Are you saying DRM can R-E-A-D?

Libraries are foreign planets to DRM; too afraid to venture there lest NEW information enter his/her pretty LITTLE head.

I wonder what Jesus would say..afterall he had dark skin...oh, but that's different, hmm?

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 1:26:30 PM PST
DRM says:
Black Racism, White Victims: Reverse Discrimination, Black-On-White Crime And Other Legal Problems

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 1:31:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 1:35:15 PM PST
DRM says:
The SLAVE TRADE: THE STORY OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: 1440 - 1870

Book Description
Release Date: February 3, 1999

"After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures in all of history. Between 1492 and 1870, approximately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses. The Slave Trade is alive with villains and heroes and illuminated by eyewitness accounts. Hugh Thomas's achievement is not only to present a compelling history of the time but to answer as well such controversial questions as who the traders were, the extent of the profits,

and why.....................................................(SO MANY AFRICAN RULERS AND PEOPLES WILLINGLY COLLABORATED...) ..............................................so many African rulers and peoples willingly collaborated. Thomas also movingly describes such accounts as are available from the slaves themselves."

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 1:54:27 PM PST
DRM says:
Are there STILL black slaves in Africa?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:04:27 PM PST
DRM,

There are still black slaves in America. There are still white slaves in America. There are still brown slaves in America. There are still red slaves in America. Look at the Prison System. That is slavery.

SCL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:10:39 PM PST
ScoopingCatLitter says:

"Look at the Prison System. That is slavery."
_____________________________________________________________

Did you dig that out of the litter box?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:15:59 PM PST
cobaltspectre,

No. I dug that out of the 16th amendment. The only slavery allowed, or involuntary servitude, are those who have due processes applied to them, i.e. due processes to deprive someone of life, liberty, and property. You are property of the state or the federal government when that happens.

SCL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:34:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 2:37:02 PM PST
Roger says:
I disagree with this. Criminals give up their Constitutional rights when they break the law, therefore they are not considered slaves under that amendment.

In addition, I'm not saying they don't get ANY rights while detained, they lose the ones that many consider precious found in the first several amendments.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 2:35:04 PM PST
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