Post by Gary Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by Gary Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by Gary Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by Gary Post by mg
Yes, indeed. When we were kids, we used to read about history in
school and now we are experiencing it daily. The bad news is that we
are going in a bad direction. The good news is that we are
experiencing the brain washing of millions of people first hand and,
therefore, getting a first hand lesson on how it works, rather than
having to read the history books about the Soviet Union and Germany,
Let me add a thought on the changing times. I saw on TV this morning that the chosen
host of the Oscar Awards has stepped down. I have never heard of him, but his name is
Kevin Hart. He's stepping down because some anti-gay tweets, and comments he made ten
years ago -- has come back to haunt him. And the gays want him dumped !
I'm glad to hear that if a black person was the nominee
and had made anti-white tweets and comments ten years
ago, you wouldn't want him dumped.
Black, white, yellow or brown, I wouldn't be upset at what he said. In my years upon
this Earth -- I have heard more anti-white comments from minorities than I have anything
Me too. I don't blame them, because I feel their attitude toward
white people like myself is justified.
Most of the hatred blacks show for whites has nothing to do with anything we have done.
It's because of the stories they have heard about slavery days.
That legacy doesn't disappear after one or even ten
generations, so it IS because of what we have done.
Look at the bright side. Had my ancestors not bought slaves -- some black people in
Georgia today -- would live in Africa. Crawling around on the ground looking for bugs
and worms to eat. Just like their ancestors did. They ought to all give us white
folks a moment of thanks every week.
So did our ancestors. Civilization is just a thin layer
on the top of the pillar or time.
Post by Gary
BTW, my ancestors were slaves to the Feudal Lords back about 500 years ago. I have no
hate or resentment to that class of people.
I do resent what still remains of feudalism. We
should be past that by now, IMV, but we aren't.
It's very likely I'm expecting more of the human
animal than the human animal can deliver, though.
Rich people think they deserve to be rich, just
as Charles II, when he returned to England after
the collapse of the Commonwealth, said that he
was the rightful king of England and no man of
fair mind could dispute that. (I dispute it!)
Post by Gary Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by Gary
When the blacks are
kids, they see their grandpa sitting on the porch all day. And then they hear him tell
stories about how his grandpa had to pick cotton all day for the white boss man.
Imagine that ! Having to work for a living. That's a terrible thought in the culture
of the Hood.
As a "man of leisure" myself, it is a ghastly thought to have
to work at picking cotton. What a rotten job.
Actually picking cotton is not very hard. I use to pick some at my uncle's farm when I
was 12 or 13 years old. I suppose it could get awful boring after a few hours -- but
I may never even have seen a cotton plant, so I can't
judge from personal experience. As I mentioned to my
brother-in-law recently, and as I think I've posted in this
group, the only job I ever had that I really enjoyed was
as a teenager helping to load up delivery carts with
hospital meals, then sometimes pushing those carts up
to the appropriate hospital wards. The only enjoyable
thing about it was really that I was a teenager among
other teenagers, and there's no substitute for youth.
I'm very glad I retired partially about age 50 and
completely a couple of years later. All my adult working
life, I was looking ahead to getting out of the rat race.
And I had "good" jobs: I can't imagine how depressed
I'd have been if I'd had ordinary working-stiff jobs.
Post by Gary
Why were slaves bought to do the job ? That's a little hard for us to understand
today. But back in the early 1700s, the only cheap labor available to planters --
were Englishmen and Scots just arrived in America. Problem was -- being from Britain
-- they could not tolerate the heat in a cotton field in the deep South. (daily summer
temperature about 100 degrees) They figured Africans would be use to such heat and could
spend all day picking cotton. And then guess what happened ? Here it is. The
In 1619 John Rolfe made a diary note.
"About the last of August, came in a dutch man of warre that sold us twenty Negars."
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Have you painted your own porch lately, BTW? You seem
to me something of a porch monkey yourself, but so are
most of us in this newsgroup.
No, no ! A porch monkey doesn't do any work of any kind. All they do is sit out on
the porch -- in a rocking chair -- and watch the other people work.