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Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)
BET.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed

Posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST by Perseverando

Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET.

Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alexhaley; blackhistory; fakebutaccurate; kwanzaa; mythmaking; revisionisthistory; roots; victimology; victims; workoffiction
Roots, a Christmas and Kwanza favorite everywhere, but especially for Democrats and fellow victims.

However for Conservatives, we celebrate getting people of all races off the Democrat plantation since 1861.

No, Conservative don't know much about slavery, but we do know how to end it.

If you want to know how to be a slave, ask a Democrat.

Merry Christmas, fellow Freepers!

1 posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Nothing says Christmas like Chicken George.


2 posted on 12/24/2013 8:12:57 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Perseverando

 

Oh wait. Wrong bogus holiday. Oops my bad.

3 posted on 12/24/2013 8:15:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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that whole story of roots was shown to be a fraud...

http://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/6335-alex-haleys-fraudulent-roots


4 posted on 12/24/2013 8:21:00 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: Perseverando
Alex Haley's Fraudulent Roots
5 posted on 12/24/2013 8:21:26 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Perseverando

I’m a white Conservative and I have at least one slave ancestor..

Phoebe Sales a white female aged 7 was made a slave until age 21 by the legal system in MASS 1633..

she was paying for the sins of her father, John Sales..

as for Obama he doesn’t have any slave ancestors here in the US...


6 posted on 12/24/2013 8:22:14 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: raygunfan

Mostly plagiarized if I remember correctly, but it doesn’t matter , blacks believe it.


7 posted on 12/24/2013 8:22:39 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I have a cousin who was a slave. Several other cousins, who have passed away in recent years were once slaves.......of the Third Reich. These were not slaves in my great-great-great grandparents’ generation. They were slaves in my parents’ generation.

“The Winds of War” and “Holocaust” mean more to me than “Roots.” Although I admit to being angry at the enslavement of human beings that I saw when I watched “Roots” back in the 1970’s when it was first broadcast.


8 posted on 12/24/2013 8:27:15 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“as for Obama he doesn’t have any slave ancestors here in the US...”

Obama’s ancestors probably sold Michelle’s ancestors to the slave merchants.


9 posted on 12/24/2013 8:28:47 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Venturer
Real or not, you have to concede it was a great miniseries.

I remember watching Roots when I was 7 years old.

10 posted on 12/24/2013 8:29:48 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Perseverando

Christmas and Kwanza are co equal in the eyes of the Obama class and Christian hating leftists everywhere.


11 posted on 12/24/2013 8:30:38 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: Tennessee Nana

No he doesn’t have any slave ancestors anywhere. As a descendant of Barack Obama SR. who was part of the power establishment of the Luo Tribe, I am absolutely certain that they owned and abused many slaves over the centuries.


12 posted on 12/24/2013 8:32:15 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
as for Obama he doesn’t have any slave ancestors here in the US...

A picture is worth a thousand words.


13 posted on 12/24/2013 8:35:58 AM PST by Perseverando (Obamanation/Obamastan: It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

What, no Xmas movies with a Black Santa to play??


14 posted on 12/24/2013 8:37:23 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Daveinyork

Most European Americans are descendants of slaves, be it the Romans, the Kaisers, the Tsars, the Kings of the multitude of countries, or of the Muslim invaders. Why do you think that our ancestors beat feet to America at the first opportunity? They knew it could happen again.

Black slavery in America isn’t even the most recent incidence of slavery. Slavery still exists in many areas of the middle East and Africa and also was part of the NAZI and Japanese plans for Europe the Far East and the World.

Barack Obama may be one of the few present day Americans to not have had a slave ancestor.


15 posted on 12/24/2013 8:39:00 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Perseverando

A man made (woman if I recall) holiday. As in Happy Holiday for one that didn’t even exist until the 1960’s. It is a RACIST and dividing holiday. Logically it is a White and other races exclusionary day, not illegal for whites as some leftys will dress in African garb regardless of where born to show Whites can do it.


16 posted on 12/24/2013 8:39:23 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: Tennessee Nana
as for Obama he doesn’t have any slave ancestors here in the US...

His mother's side goes way back in this country. There is a pretty good chance that at least one slave is in there somewhere.

17 posted on 12/24/2013 8:46:16 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Responsibility2nd

Let the airing of grievances begin!


18 posted on 12/24/2013 8:46:17 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
No he doesn’t have any slave ancestors anywhere.

Disagree.

If you go back far enough, it is almost certain he (and you and I) are descended from both slaves and slaveowners.

19 posted on 12/24/2013 8:48:06 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Jim from C-Town

It S/B noted that many Whites came as Slaves as well as indentured servants. The average life expectancy for an indentured servant was 5 years, much less than that of a slave. Also Whites who were not fluent in English were also sold off as slaves as well as those who didn’t pay etc. No one said Slave Traders were fair or nice.

We all came over in different boats but we are in the same boat now.

We are jammed to the rafters. Too many people for America except the politicians and those that employ illegals (modern slavery). The country is built and it wasn’t by politically correct third worlders. END IMMIGRATION NOW. ABSORB WHAT WE HAVE. LET THEM BECOME AMERICANS AND LEARN ENGLISH.


20 posted on 12/24/2013 8:48:41 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: Daveinyork
Several other cousins, who have passed away in recent years were once slaves.......of the Third Reich.
All of my Irish ancestors were slaves to England for centuries.
Irish Penal Code
21 posted on 12/24/2013 8:49:23 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Barack Obama may be one of the few present day Americans to not have had a slave ancestor.

Yeah, but he's making up for it by creating a nation of slaves. Merry Christmas, America!


22 posted on 12/24/2013 8:49:38 AM PST by Perseverando (Obamanation/Obamastan: It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: NonValueAdded
Nothing says Christmas like Chicken George.

I dunno. As pointed out on some of the food groups on usenet, it's not Christmas until the Food Network runs Sandra Lee's (aka "Aunt Sandy", "SLop", etc.) Kwanza Cake abomin..., er, epi.

23 posted on 12/24/2013 8:54:18 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Sherman Logan

his mothers side is all white back to England..


24 posted on 12/24/2013 9:07:38 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Calvin Locke

I have never, nor will I ever, watch that fraud.


25 posted on 12/24/2013 9:10:07 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Perseverando
Kwanzaa, invented in 1966 by a black convict named Ron Everret, who changed his name to Maulana Karenga, from his prison cell as an expression of his hate for anything white.

Almost 50 years later there are about 1.5 million blacks with african names that "celebrate" kwanzaa as an alternative to Christmas, usually by eating grubs and crickets.

The true bigots and race pimps will find this post to be racist but I'm OK with that.

Merry Christmas to all.

26 posted on 12/24/2013 9:15:48 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: USS Alaska

Kwanzaa, invented in 1966 by a black convict named Ron Everret, who changed his name to Maulana Karenga, from his prison cell as an expression of his hate for anything white.
******
Here’s the thread

Is Kwanzaa Fading Away?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3104303/posts


27 posted on 12/24/2013 9:28:42 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Perseverando
Why would anyone besides the usual race hustlers and perpetual haters want to watch a blatantly racist cable channel?

I see no White Entertainment Television channel, Asian Entertainment Television channel, Hispanic Entertainment Television channel, or AmerInd Entertainment Television channel, but no one complains about BET? Wait until the muzzies find out they can get their own channel by screaming about racism against them yet again.

28 posted on 12/24/2013 9:32:10 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Sherman Logan

He would have to go back allot farther than the Jews, the BlACKS IN America BEFORE 1865, OR even most European who escaped the slavery of serfdom that was the norm in Europe for the majority of human history.


29 posted on 12/24/2013 9:33:03 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Last year, my husband and I were the only white people at my neighbors’ Christmas party. Roots was playing in the great room the entire time. The women were awful to me but I really relished the experience of being able to have that much power over someone’s emotions. The men were fine with us. I was the life of the party. When I walked into the great room and what was on TV I loudly exclaimed “Roots! Really?” I also announced to the crowd that I bet I was the only one in the house who didn’t vote for Barack Obama. Man, that was a fun party.


30 posted on 12/24/2013 9:42:51 AM PST by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: Perseverando

I’m a slave, to a degree.

If slavery is the same as a 100% income tax rate, then anyone who pays such a tax is a slave to government to some extent.


31 posted on 12/24/2013 9:46:40 AM PST by abb
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To: Daveinyork

Many people that I know are white African-Americans.


32 posted on 12/24/2013 9:52:54 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Perseverando

Kwanzaa, which is Swahili for “Fake holiday made up by Godless Communist, to lead Black Christians astray.”


33 posted on 12/24/2013 9:54:29 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

To be perfectly honest I never watched it.


34 posted on 12/24/2013 10:41:08 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Progressives are such wonderful people. They condemn slavery. (Who does not?) However, according to progressive ideology, slavery is a perfectly legitimate institution in some circumstances. Check out the Morgenthau Plan and the Yalta Agreement, both of which provide for “enforced labor.”


35 posted on 12/24/2013 12:01:39 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: Perseverando

I was wondering what the heck Roots had to do with the Christmas holiday.

Thanks for connecting the dots for me. Duh!


36 posted on 12/24/2013 2:11:43 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Ya. And Rich Man Poor Man. That was on TV not too long ago.


37 posted on 12/24/2013 2:17:08 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Perseverando
On the first day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
A Marxist in a red tree.

On the second day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the third day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Three Dixie Chicks.
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fourth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Four Lenin busts.
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fifth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Five fel-on-ies.
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Six Castro jumpsuits.
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the seventh day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Seven Mao pajamas,
Six Castro jumpsuits,
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

38 posted on 12/25/2013 2:14:12 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Perseverando

39 posted on 12/26/2013 3:50:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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