Wednesday, December 22, 2004

wake up white people!

who wants more evidence that retro is IN in america? evangelical and christian progress is hot hot hot! i am impassioned with the spirit of the lawd! the power of christ compels me!

in north carolina there's this pamphlet that is being used to teach history at a school (named the cary christian school) that says slavery was not such a bad thing.

full article here - great stuff

some excerpts from "Southern Slavery, As It Was":

"To say the least, it is strange that the thing the Bible condemns(slave-trading) brings very little opprobrium upon the North, yet that which the Bible allows (slave-ownership) has brought down all manner of condemnation upon the South." (Page 22)

"As we have already mentioned, the 'peculiar institution' of slavery was not perfect or sinless, but the reality was a far cry from the horrific descriptions given to us in modern histories." (Page 22)

"Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence." (Page 24)

"There has never been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world." (Page 24)

"Slave life was to them a life of plenty, of simple pleasures, of food, clothes, and good medical care." (Page 25)

"But many Southern blacks supported the South because of long established bonds of affection and trust that had been forged over generations with their white masters and friends." (Page 27)

"Nearly every slave in the South enjoyed a higher standard of living than the poor whites of the South and had a much easier existence." (Page 30)

so should we revisit the holocaust too? maybe poland wasn't so bad for jews in the 1940's? there was free lodging, diet plans, plenty of work, no worry about where your next paycheck was coming from, uniform health care...

damn the whiney liberals of this country that lambaste slavery as a dark period in human history! next thing you know they'll be bad-mouthing the spanish inquisition, rwandan genocide, cambodian ethnic cleansing ("year zero"), american mistreatment of prisoners and war crimes...

although that last one won't be realized until a decade or so from now...

come on y'all! wake up white people! christmas is under attack! muslims don't celebrate christmas? well they're being bad christians! values! values! nine-eleven! nine-eleven!

album of the jour: liars they were wrong so we drowned

a very weird (interesting) album, even for me. it may grow on me.

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