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A look at the history of Thomas Jefferson and his toppled monument

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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: MarkOfTheV

They'll be off to the libraries next, looking for books to be offended by so they can burn them.


I just wonder what they´ll do if they get to Mount Rushmore...

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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

Really?

Thomas Jefferson hypocrisy regarding slavery saw him denounce the practice as malignant while running a labor camp on his property — and legislatively oppose the practice of slaveholders freeing their slaves for fear of a rebellion


So ya he inherited multiple plantations that were financially in his care, and with no real legal direction with the slaves that worked them they were seen a property of the estates. Who what is you point?

He banned slave importation in Virginia 1778 just two years after our independence and later as a criminal act as president.


In 1784, Jefferson proposed federal legislation banning slavery in the New Territories of the North and South after 1800, which failed to pass Congress by one vote.


We are talking about a person that was working in the right direction 80 plus years before it actually happened.



And there's worse.


You are trying to apply today's morality on everything in the past and it doesn't work. The west and particularity Europe viewed much of the rest of the world as savages, so this was a truism for them. I don't think a term like racism was even a concept back then.


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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: MarkOfTheV

We can blame public education for turning our kids retarded and bad parenting for not bothering to set them straight.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
Strange to see so many white folk involved in this video, looks like idiots driven by social media to gain likes and thumbs up rather than knowing anything about history or context

I know youtube allows "content creators" to earn money through views not sure how twitter and instagram work but its all the kids under 25 care about, views and likes, its like a new acid craze, hooked on dopamine


A new acid craze without the leaders/ philosophers who actually had some common sense, or ideal for a greater good.
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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

Who said white people can't be harebrained?

Have you seen them kneeling to blm and atoning for their sins of being white? It doesn't get more shameful than that.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: MarkOfTheV

They'll be off to the libraries next, looking for books to be offended by so they can burn them.


They'll have to find a translator first. These kids might be able to read, but they don't know how to comprehend.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Ok, no more researching for you... You're cut off.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: alldaylong

Ok, no more researching for you... You're cut off.


Grow up.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: alldaylong

Ok, no more researching for you... You're cut off.


Grow up.



Says the guy giving us some bunk ass history lesson.

And there's worse... He's not in America so why bother getting involved with America's history...



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018




. He's not in America so why bother getting involved with America's history...


As much as you don't like it early American history is part of British History. Or didn't you know that ?

Before Jefferson turned traitor to The Crown,he was a British Subject.

You really are a fool.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Thomas Jefferson is dead. All of his slaves are dead. His children are dead. All of his slaves' children are dead.

Why does any of this have any relevance today other than to remind us of less enlightened times?

There is slavery going on right now around the world and if these clowns put half as much energy into real life issues then we just might have a chance of making a difference.

Don't get me wrong, police brutality is an issue but defacing pieces of stone and brass ain't solving sh!t.
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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

Why does any of this have any relevance today other than to remind us of less enlightened times?

There is slavery going on right now around the world and if these clowns put half as much energy into real life issues then we just might have a chance of making a difference.
Don't get me wrong, police brutality is an issue but defacing pieces of stone and brass ain't solving sh!t.


You just said it, there is slavery going on right now, and yes there is, in many millions of people.
Most countries have abolished slavery in the not so distant past, however there is, much disparity in how any particular country's laws are covering the singularity of slavery...since it is not a singular by any means...but's that's all according to how you view slavery.
However here, it is a discourse of African slavery in America, and the history of African slavery, and how Africans brought in as slaves were viewed by America's founders....to put it bluntly, they had a value, $$$$.
Slavery today, is exactly the same meme, no matter the currency.

So, why the specific monuments...man of the day thingy's, without the 'caveats'



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: smurfy
Maybe you want to educate yourself on those that sold these slaves to America in the first place?
Do you know who sold the slaves to America? Why not start the outrage there, if even, after such a long time?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

Pretty sure he lived in Montpelier VA or however its spelled...



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
a reply to: smurfy
Maybe you want to educate yourself on those that sold these slaves to America in the first place?
Do you know who sold the slaves to America? Why not start the outrage there, if even, after such a long time?


Who do you want? Portuguese, British, Spanish, Spanish African Conquistadors, who were not slaves, Was it 400 hundred years of slavery, or was it less?...what do you want?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Exactly that reaction, perfect. All are dead since long. Why the fuss?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
a reply to: smurfy

Exactly that reaction, perfect. All are dead since long. Why the fuss?


It's quite simple, slavery is not dead..not by a long shot, exactly that is not an answer, not by you, not by wide-eyes.

Slavery makes money now, as it did then, the ones that make the money now are presumably still living, the most prominent difference is that there are not many statues in vogue for them, and likely won't be.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 03:45 AM
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You compare apples with oranges.

Please explain to me how, tearing down a statue and reducing someone down to a slave owner, that has been dead for a very long time, helps any of the slaves around the world?

For you the world is always black and white, right? Someone is either good or bad. It does not matter what those persons did for your country. Yeah, labels here we are again.





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