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12 Years as a Slave
Personal | 19 Jan 2014 | myself

Posted on 01/18/2014 6:22:22 AM PST by napscoordinator

Hello FRiends. So we went to see 12 years a Slave. Wow! I totally recommend it. It was a true story that does not get all Hollywood Liberal. It was basically a true to life synopsis of the time this "free" man becomes a slave. It is astonishingly good. I went because I could not believe it won the Golden Globe for 2014 as the Best Film and I had no idea about the film before that night. My wife is not convinced that it should have been best film, but I am thinking closer to believing it should be. We are off to see "American Hustle" later on this afternoon. This weekend is a quiet movie weekend. I guess we still have to see Gravity, Jack Ryan, Lone Survivor, and many more.


TOPICS: Education; History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 12yearsaslave; entertainment; hollywood; moviereview; movies; slavery
For a change, 12 Years a Slave is not liberal hollywood mess. It is a hard look at how this guy went through a tough period of time in his life.
1 posted on 01/18/2014 6:22:22 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

For those going, the title is “12 Years A Slave”.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 6:29:07 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

I’m just not interested in it. It holds no attraction for me.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 6:32:47 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: napscoordinator

No thanks


4 posted on 01/18/2014 6:35:44 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Your post is not very convincing.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 6:39:10 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ballplayer

That is a shame. It is a great movie. Oh well your missing out in life.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:10 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

No, thanks. I do not willfully give my money to those who will use it for my destruction.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:23 AM PST by sport
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To: P-Marlowe

P-Marlowe,
You love it when we converse on here. I just say go to the movie. No harm done in that.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 6:40:55 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
"So we went to see 12 years a Slave. Wow!"

Hollywood AND the RATs thank you for your support!!

9 posted on 01/18/2014 6:47:38 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: napscoordinator

I have no interest in seeing this movie, nor will I ever see any like it!


10 posted on 01/18/2014 6:52:22 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: P-Marlowe
Read LZ Granderson's piece on it

I'm not sure I have any interest in spending my money to see and support a movie that Liberal commentators like Granderson are using to reinforce their narrative.

To wit:

... To see "12 Years" is to see the full story of what those who fought under the shadow of the Confederate flag gave their lives to keep. To see "12 Years" is to see that the claim that the black people who picked cotton in the field with the star of "Duck Dynasty" were "happy" is a racist insult.

The movie is an unsanitized portrait of a nation's shameful past. It is two hours of breathing in the antebellum South and then walking out of the theater trying to pretend the stench is all gone.

11 posted on 01/18/2014 6:52:41 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: napscoordinator

Does going to see “Dejango Unchained” count? Its like that only different. :-)


12 posted on 01/18/2014 6:52:44 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: napscoordinator

The only Best Picture nominee I’ve seen is “Gravity” and it was amazing.


13 posted on 01/18/2014 6:53:02 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: P-Marlowe

I am underwhelmed also. I don’t find the need to indulge in white guilt any more since we were healed of our racial divisions by the election of THE ONE.


14 posted on 01/18/2014 6:53:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Ah! DJango...a nice Harvey Weinstein movie with no racist backlash or violence. I’m wondering if Netflix will carry it so I can mark it “NOT INTERESTED”


15 posted on 01/18/2014 6:55:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: napscoordinator
According to an online review, if the title of the movie matched the style of the direction, it might have been called "The Passion of the Slave". Another interesting footnote is that it's possible the protagonist was enslaved due to a flubbed "Skin Game".
16 posted on 01/18/2014 6:59:11 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: tanknetter
To see "12 Years" is to see that the claim that the black people who picked cotton in the field with the star of "Duck Dynasty" were "happy" is a racist insult.

The moronic commentator you quoted doesn't seem to realize that slavry ended 150 years ago, whereas Robertson picked cotton alongside free blacks.

17 posted on 01/18/2014 7:01:37 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
The moronic commentator you quoted doesn't seem to realize that slavry ended 150 years ago, whereas Robertson picked cotton alongside free blacks.

He's not a "moron". He's a race-hustler.
18 posted on 01/18/2014 7:06:49 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: napscoordinator

I pretty much boycott establishment Hollywood movies.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 7:07:43 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Gaffer

Loosen up a little your girdle is too tight. Every movie made in Hollywood it is a Libtard production. Even “Shrek”. :-)


20 posted on 01/18/2014 7:15:02 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tanknetter

Does the movie show the thousands of blacks who were slave OWNERS?

If not, the movie is not accurate.


21 posted on 01/18/2014 7:33:35 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: napscoordinator

Wouldn’t see this mess if you paid me. It’s just more nurse-the-racial-grudge, blacks-are-saints, white-Southerners-are-evil indoctrination.

And if that means I’m missing out, then hallelujah, let me “miss out” some more.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 7:33:52 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
‘It’s just more nurse-the-racial-grudge, blacks-are-saints, white-Southerners-are-evil indoctrination’

Which is why the book is well worth reading as it is none of those things. Northrup was born free and worked as a musician at hotels around Saratoga New York. he was duped into working for what he thought was a vaudeville impresario during the winter season. Instead he got kidnapped and sold down the river. His portrayal of the South and people in Louisiana is fascinating as they are seen as individuals not stereotypes. The man who did the ‘as told to’ was a professional journalist not an abolitionist activist. ‘!2 Years a Slave’ is fascinating and well worth the read.

23 posted on 01/18/2014 8:16:41 AM PST by robowombat
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To: CatherineofAragon

Maybe they will make a movie about my ancestors. “Irish 400 Years a Slave Of The British” :-)


24 posted on 01/18/2014 8:36:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
My people came from Wales in 1862 and signed on with the Union for money to send back to get the wife and kiddy's over here. Never owned a slave as they knew first hand about being the slaves of the English. One of the three brothers is still at Gettysburg. We have paid the price for what we were not a party too.
25 posted on 01/18/2014 8:45:38 AM PST by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Maybe they will make a movie about my ancestors. “Irish 400 Years a Slave Of The British” :-)"

LOL, let's start the countdown. Our descendants will probably be dead before that happens. ;)

26 posted on 01/18/2014 8:55:27 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: lostboy61

Yet you never hear much about that type of sacrifice.


27 posted on 01/18/2014 8:57:32 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: tanknetter
The movie is an unsanitized portrait of a nation's shameful past. It is two hours of breathing in the antebellum South and then walking out of the theater trying to pretend the stench is all gone.

I don't need a movie released in 2014 to inform me that slavery is an abomination.

I think what the times call for is a movie revealing slavery as it is practiced TODAY, by whom, and whom they continue to enslave.
28 posted on 01/18/2014 10:33:49 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: napscoordinator

Tell me about the audience.


29 posted on 01/18/2014 10:45:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ladyjane
Does the movie show the thousands of blacks who were slave OWNERS?

"Thousands"??

I highly doubt you can find credible documentation to support that.

30 posted on 01/18/2014 11:30:27 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I highly doubt you can find credible documentation to support that.

Why do you doubt that? You could find the information if you wanted to.

According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country's leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.

In 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation. Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000 (3). That year, the mean wealth of southern white men was $3,978 (4). http://americancivilwar.com/authors/black_slaveowners.htm

31 posted on 01/18/2014 11:44:12 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Windflier

I should have added - some blacks actually were slave breeders who sold their own children into slavery.

Also, apparently after the Civil War some blacks petitioned to go back into slavery because they felt they couldn’t care for themselves and were afraid they would be sent back to Africa.

This information is available if you look for it. Obviously you will not find it in the New York Times or talked about on CNN.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 11:52:07 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Cyber Liberty

All white and packed. Of course I live in Annapolis Maryland so that explains a lot.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 12:22:32 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ladyjane

I read the whole front page of the link you provided. I’ll admit that I’ve never seen that information anywhere before today.

Thanks.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 12:49:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ladyjane

Do we need to fight the Civil War on here every day?

My God, we have enough things to argue about. Do we need to nitpick slavery? How about this, we all agree slavery is bad. No matter who holds whom, no person should be held in bondage.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 1:03:52 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: napscoordinator

I wrote about this in the Granderson thread yesterday. Where I live, the theater would likely be packed with blacks, and they tend to be angry at whites like me after these flicks. I don’t want to be in the same Cineplex when a Spike Lee movie lets out.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 1:14:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Vermont Lt

You don’t have to read my posts


37 posted on 01/18/2014 4:37:31 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

That’s a good response. When I read the drivel coming out of the south, it makes me wish Sherman had started in Midland and made his way across. You sooooo miss the nigrahs mowing your lawn.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 5:44:58 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

So you would want Sherman to destroy even more of our country?

And would you want Sherman to destroy Lexington, Concord and Boston?

There were slaves living in all those towns before slavery was outlawed. Most likely there were slave owners up in Vermont too.

If you go to the old cemeteries in that area you’d find the graves of slaves. Some fought in the Revolutionary War. One was shot on the first days of the war in Lexington. He fought with the militia and was one of ten men wounded on April 19th.

Northerners were slave owners. Should Sherman have marched from Concord to Bunker Hill and destroyed it all?


39 posted on 01/18/2014 6:34:54 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

It’s a bullshit argument.

The South Seceded. It was in revolt. You got your asses kicked. The Union won. You lost. Lee took up arms against the flag he swore before God to defend.

He was a good general. For the enemy of the United States. He lost.

Those are the facts. Honor him if you will.

But do not cloud the facts with your face saving hero worship.


40 posted on 01/18/2014 7:58:07 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: All

I saw it. It was a good inspiring film. It wasn’t liberal at all. There were two gay guys in it that were the villains who sold Solomon into slavery.

I’m surprised Gladd hasn’t boycotted it for a portrayal of evil homosexuals.


41 posted on 01/18/2014 9:03:46 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (My dream ticket is Cruz/Rubio 2016)
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To: ladyjane

Yes the movie did show a character played by Alfie Woodward who was a former slave but who now owned slaves.

It was a good movie that covered many aspects of slavery. It wasn’t a pretty film like “Song of the South”.


42 posted on 01/18/2014 9:08:39 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (My dream ticket is Cruz/Rubio 2016)
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To: napscoordinator

Ha,Ha That’s a good one!


43 posted on 01/19/2014 12:16:07 PM PST by ballplayer
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