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The United States needs to change the conversation

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Published on Nov 16, 2012

We don't want to vote, we want freedom from your voters.
We don't want democracy, we want freesom from democracy.
We don't want reparations, we don't want representation, we want out.

Leon Trotsky, "The History of the Russian Revolution":
http://www.marxists.org/ebooks/trotsk...

Where "racists" were invented.

Michael Hoffman, "They Were White and They Were Slaves:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com...

I forgot to add, from "A Renegade History of the United States" by Thaddeus Russel, he says:

"a majority of [the 2,300] ex-slaves who offered an evaluation of slavery [to interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the mid-1930s] — field hands and house slaves, men and women — had a positive view of the institution, and many unabashedly wished to return to their slave days."

Quote from: http://mises.org/daily/5040/

Federal Writers' Project collection of ex-slave interviews:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/me...

- Approximately 2,300 slave narratives. Migh be a useful project to actually put some real numbers on the views of ex-slaves. With these narratives, we could classify their views on slavery on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being a wish to return to slavery, 4 being generally positive, 3 being ambivalent, 2 being generally negative, and 1 being opposed to slavery as a foundational evil.

Come to think of it, it is a bit strange that despite all this content on slavery, nobody has bothered to do any systematic polling of what the slaves themselves thought. This is not to condone slavery in any moral sense - no more than saying "feudalism wasn't THAT bad" is to condone feudalism.

I should probably do a video just on slavery. The topic has been sacralized, and when things get sacralized, they become an almost mythical black-and-white struggle between good and evil.

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