Skip to comments.Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)
Posted on 08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
During Revolutionary times, to be enlightened often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves but only upon your death.
So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa.
Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
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In the early days slaves were often very well educated so they wouldn’t be a burden upon their eventual freedom.
Phyllis Wheatley is an interesting case. She became one of the most famous poets of the day as a slave. She was even offered her freedom during a trip to Great Britain and she chose to return to America.
Nothing about slavery was good but good things did come out of it.
The “New York Post” is rather brave to print this. I mean, it’s the truth, but no one wants to hear that anymore.
Slavery was a universal institution unrelated to any race. Slavery in Africa pre-existed European imperialism.
And continues to this very day.
And still exists today.
And many of our founders were abolitionists
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In the late 1700s and early 1800s there were several riots by free blacks. Do gooders of that time wanted to send the to Africa, a land many did not know and they did not want to go!
I wasn't aware anyone was "forced" to go back. But I was aware some wanted to go home.
Freed slaves, given the chance to govern themselves, had turned out to be no better than the white imperialists who had descended upon Africa around the same time, Ciment writes. If there was any lesson to be taken from Liberian history, it was a general one about human nature: an oppressed people could readily become oppressors.
Once again we see that blacks will readily sell their fellow blacks into slavery.
Black radicals have all but put America into slavery to them via welfare and race baiting disasters...like quota banking which crashed the real estate market and our education system.
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