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  • A secular Jew makes a surprising discovery about Christians and American slavery

    04/23/2019 1:19:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 173 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2019 | John B. Carpenter
    "Christians ended slavery." Do you think that’s a conservative simpleton’s mock-worthy bombast, embarrassing the rest of us with his black-and-white, unapologetic caricature of American history? No. It is the considered conclusion of a Nobel laureate, a former communist, a secular Jew, and arguably the foremost scholar on American slavery. Robert Fogel (1922-2013), the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, was president of Cornell University’s American Youth for Democracy, investing eight years promoting communism. Meanwhile, he married Enid Morgan, an African-American woman, consequently suffering the ugliness of American racism personally. Eventually, he rejected communism. Apparently, the data didn’t support it. Fogel was...
  • Reparations: Where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand

    04/21/2019 12:40:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Axios ^ | April 13, 2019 | Khorri Atkinson
    As the 2020 Democratic candidates campaign to secure support from black Americans — a voter segment that will play a crucial rule in choosing the party’s next nominee — reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women has emerged as something of a litmus test. The big picture: Many of the candidate have voiced their support for some form of reparations to redress the legacies of slavery and discrimination, but not all are embracing the issue in the traditional sense (direct compensation).
  • Ancestry.com apologizes and deletes ad after critics say it romanticized slavery

    04/19/2019 8:36:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2019 | By Sophie Lewis
    Ancestry.com apologized Thursday for a controversial advertisement published to its YouTube channel earlier this month. The ad appeared to show a white man trying to convince a black woman in what appears to be in the antebellum South to head North with him to get married. It received immediate backlash online, with many people claiming the ad ignores the violent history of slavery.
  • Reparations and the Weaponization of Slavery-A vile political stunt.

    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The Democrats who have announced their candidacy for the presidential primary have all declared their support for paying reparations to the descendants of slaves, after they kissed the ring of notorious race-baiter, tax cheat, and liar Al Sharpton. None has a clue exactly how such a policy would be implemented, and it’s clear their support is nothing more than virtue-signaling and pandering to the racialist left. Nor is it likely such a policy will come to pass. But this political stunt is still useful for exposing...
  • Pete Buttigieg suggests national service program

    04/16/2019 11:34:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2019 | Matthew Choi
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday night advocated a form of national public service for all young adults as a way to create unity among Americans. "We really want to talk about the threat to social cohesion that helps characterize this presidency but also just this era," the mayor of South Bend, Ind., told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "One thing we could do that would change that would be to make it, if not legally obligatory, but certainly a social norm that anybody after they're 18 spends a year in national service."
  • Georgetown University students vote to increase their tuition to pay slavery reparations

    04/12/2019 10:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/12/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Georgetown University students overwhelmingly voted to increase their tuition to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves once owned by the school. The move comes as reparations are increasingly being discussed on the campaign trail for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The Georgetown University Student Association held the referendum this week, with students supporting the measure by a two-to-one margin. The fee would increase tuition at the nation's oldest Catholic university by nearly $28 per semester for every student. The money would go into a fund for descendants of the 272 slaves the Jesuits sold in 1838 to keep the...
  • The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    04/11/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic. CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution. Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College. Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the...
  • Reparations: Done That

    04/10/2019 6:07:38 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 28 replies
    Vanity | 4/1019 | Vanity
    The Republicans DID reparations back at the end of the Civil War. Reconstruction. It was brutal. Republicans wrested land away from the Democratic slave owners and gave “40 acres and a mule” to every Freedman. Why are Democrats still talking about it? Today 5 of the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about Reparations. They are a little late to the party they made necessary.
  • Republican state senator criticized for comments on slavery

    04/10/2019 1:54:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10 Apr 2019 | Sarah Zimmerman
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Republican state senator from Oregon said on Tuesday that the designation of slaves as three-fifths of a person was not racist, drawing condemnation from at least two black lawmakers. Sen. Dennis Linthicum, from Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, said during floor debate that the intent of the Three-Fifths Compromise, which classified a slave as three-fifths of a person in the U.S. Constitution, was a way to prevent slave states from gaining too much power in Congress. "The three-fifths vote was actually to eliminate the overwhelming influence the slave states would have in representative government," he...
  • Sex slave mistress Allison Mack pleads guilty in Nxivm case after agreeing to last minute deal [tr]

    04/08/2019 11:25:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2019 | Chris Spargo
    Allison Mack has entered a guilty plea to charges stemming from her role in DOS, the sex slave cult that was an offshoot of Nxivm. Court records reveal that Mack appeared before Judge Nicholas Garaufis at 11:30am Monday to enter her plea to at least two of the charges she was facing in the case. Mack, who shot to fame in the CW series Smallville, had been charged with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy , sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking. She was facing life in prison if convicted on those charges, but...
  • Cory Booker introduces Senate bill on slavery reparations

    04/08/2019 12:56:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    Sen. Cory Booker on Monday introduced a bill that would study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slaves, embracing a push that recently has caught the interest of fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The senator from New Jersey said Monday that “this bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and...
  • Reparations For Slavery Are Unworkable - And Unjust

    04/02/2019 4:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2019 | Jeff Jacoby
    REPARATIONS FOR American slavery are a misbegotten idea, unworkable and unjust, but every now and then they come back into vogue as a political talking point.In 1969, the radical civil rights activist James Forman made headlines when he seized the pulpit of New York's Riverside Church and issued a "black manifesto"demanding $500 million in reparations for African enslavement. Thirty years later, Randall Robinson, founder of the black social-justice organization TransAfrica, revived the reparations movement with his bestselling book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks.Now progressive Democrats, or at least some of the ones running for their party's 2020 presidential nomination, are...
  • Ben Franklin: Slaveowner to Slavery Abolitionist

    03/30/2019 12:39:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 244 replies
    In his later years, Benjamin Franklin became vocal as an abolitionist and in 1787 began to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. The Society was originally formed April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, as The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage...The Society not only advocated the abolition of slavery, but made efforts to integrate freed slaves into American society. Preamble: "It having pleased the Creator of the world, to make of one flesh all the children of men, it becomes them to consult and promote each other's happiness, as...
  • The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

    03/11/2018 6:03:22 AM PDT · by Fzob · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | March 10, 2018 | Ron Elving
    The first 10 changes to the Constitution were easy. Since then, it has been an uphill battle every time, and some of those battles are, at least technically, still undecided. We are speaking of the amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and those first 10 are, of course, better known as the Bill of Rights. They provide some of the most important guarantees of freedom associated with the U.S. Constitution — even though they were added years after the Constitution was first written in the summer of 1787. It wasn't that the framers of the Constitution didn't believe in freedom of...
  • Lawsuit: Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

    03/20/2019 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2019 | Colin Binkley
    Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, acknowledge her ancestry and pay an unspecified sum in damages. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain said the university “has not yet been served, and with that is in no...
  • Reparations would repair nothing

    03/20/2019 6:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2019 | By Sam Younnokis
    A lot of questions have been asked about the implementation of any scheme to pay descendants of slaves for the enslavement of their ancestors. Last night on Tucker Carlson's show, Carlson spoke with Jason Nichols, who suggested that it was a federal government debt rather than a take-from-the-whites-and-give-to-blacks issue. Carlson asked a question that wasn't answered, about whether the payment of reparations would heal the racial divide. I assert that it would only make that divide worse. Who were the slaves? The ones brought from Africa were originally enslaved there, by a tribe that had beaten their own tribe in...
  • Roseanne Barr talks Jussie Smollett, calls out Alyssa Milano[…]'You're not going to be forgiven'

    03/19/2019 6:24:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2019 | Tyler McCarthy
    (snip)The 66-year-old sat down for a lengthy interview with self-proclaimed hip-hop artist and news analyst An0maly to discuss a slew of topics, starting with the controversy surrounding “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. (snip) “Could you imagine if he was white?” Barr asked. “And he said he was white and two black guys beat him up? Can you imagine what would happen to that guy?” (snip)...she called out one star in particular. “Alyssa Milano, I just want to say this about her kind of people that allow themselves to be used to hurt other people. When they do wake up all the...
  • The Serious St. Patrick

    03/17/2015 8:26:46 PM PDT · by LT Brass Bancroft · 2 replies
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | March 15, 2015 | Father George W. Rutler
    Maewyn Succat did not have an easy time embracing the Faith. Although his father Calpurnius was a deacon, Maewyn indulged a spirited youthful rebellion against what he had been taught, and it was only after being kidnapped by superstitious people called Druids that he realized the difference that Christianity makes in the souls of men and the character of cultures. This was in the fifth century, and Maewyn, probably born in the Cumbria part of England near the Scottish lands, was roughly contemporary with the bishop Augustine in North Africa who watched the decay of the Roman Empire. Maewyn eventually...
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • The real Saint Patrick in his own words

    03/16/2019 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 13 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/17/13 | Florentius
    Who was Saint Patrick? Well, for starters, he wasn't Irish. He was born a Roman (Patricius) during the days when Britain was cut off from the empire immediately before the final collapse of Roman power in the west. Though not born an Irishman himself, Patrick had a deep and abiding love for the Irish and dedicated his life to bringing them to Christianity. Amazingly, two works written by Patrick have come down to us from antiquity. The first is his Confessio, which was written about AD 450 under obscure circumstances. Following is an excerpt from this document, where Patrick tells...