Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by cronus » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:01 pm

Ironic that most motherboards here complaining about slavery have more than likely been built via slavery in the far east? :coffee:
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Post by JacksSmirkingRevenge » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:40 pm

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Just about every society is guilty of committing it at some point in their history.
Slavery is still alive and well, mostly taking the form of debt bondage (40 million people in India alone).
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Rum » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:57 pm

Perhaps so. The OP still stands and the book has huge merit. Tyrannical is an apologist for slavery and that is simply not defensible as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by SteveB » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:05 pm

Read the book in my Antebellum English course. Good read. It's like the Anne Frank diary or Night by Elie Wiesel. A real first-hand perspective of the true injustices and cruelties in the world.
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Post by Seabass » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:19 pm

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:35 pm

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Tyrannical wrote:How am I despicable?
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Tyrannical » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:57 pm

Seabass wrote:
Tyrannical wrote:How am I despicable?
My god, you are incredible. How someone ends up like you... I can't even imagine.
You end up like me through rationalism and logic.
Do you have evidence or at least a theory to prove me wrong? Of course not, moral outrage trumps everything.
A rational skeptic should be able to discuss and debate anything, no matter how much they may personally disagree with that point of view. Discussing a subject is not agreeing with it, but understanding it.

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 pm

Tyrannical wrote:
Seabass wrote:
Tyrannical wrote:How am I despicable?
My god, you are incredible. How someone ends up like you... I can't even imagine.
You end up like me through rationalism and logic.
Do you have evidence or at least a theory to prove me wrong? Of course not, moral outrage trumps everything.
There's no reasoning with a bigot like you. 9mm solution is suggested.
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Tyrannical » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:21 pm

I doubt you know the meaning of reason, at least in a rational way.
A rational skeptic should be able to discuss and debate anything, no matter how much they may personally disagree with that point of view. Discussing a subject is not agreeing with it, but understanding it.

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Tyrannical wrote:I doubt you know the meaning of reason, at least in a rational way.
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Gallstones » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:17 am

Tyrannical wrote:I doubt you know the meaning of reason, at least in a rational way.
Not only is he a gun grabber capitulator, his favorite resort is to suggest an ideological opponent be murdered by firearm.

9mm? :lol:
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:38 pm

Gallstones wrote:
Tyrannical wrote:I doubt you know the meaning of reason, at least in a rational way.
Not only is he a gun grabber capitulator, his favorite resort is to suggest an ideological opponent be murdered by firearm.

9mm? :lol:
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Rum » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:52 pm

The treatment slaves received, as I read on, was not only cruel and barbaric, but it was arbitrary, often random and deliberately so in order to keep a whole race of people intimidated and cowed. One knows intellectually of these things, but reading a first hand account makes it all the more shocking.

The songs, we think of with some affection, which were the root of gospel and the blues, which many whites thought of as the expression of happiness, were according to Douglass, the deepest, loneliest desperate expression of all hope lost. Dreadful.

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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Coito ergo sum » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:08 pm

rachelbean wrote:I read "My Bondage and My Freedom" and it was brilliant. He was an amazing man.
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Re: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Post by Coito ergo sum » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:10 pm

Scrumple wrote:Nothing wrong with slavery so long as it is voluntary. That's what Ian-Duncan Smith believes and the DWP. They have the fine print to prove it these days. :coffee:
Slavery is by definition involuntary.

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