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Sat Sep 7, 2013, 08:50 PM

12. Don't need a Brit. We always knew, but with liars denying it now, keep the truth coming.

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We've got RW think tanks and baggers in state offices and Congress trying to revise history. Don't let them get away with it!

Anyone who read American writers, the classic fiction of Mark Twain, or took in the teachings of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth or Harriet Tubman knew what was going on. This is American History 101. Or it was when I was in high school in the sixties.

Plus the crooked sharecropper scheme, Jim Crow, Brown vs. Bd. of Ed., the NIght Riders of the KKK and why they did it, lynchings and all of that. We not only read it, we saw it in the news as the Civil Rights era was again ignited.

The issue of having a drop of black blood and paper bag test was obvious. It was the idea that there was somehow with the color of one's skin, How insane.

The Civil War came out of Confederate philosophy. It was obvious why they are still called traitors to this day, no matter how they try to white wash their anti-American views:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014260932#post149

That's part of the thread about a GOPher trying to sanitize slavery. Have the American people forgotten or were never taught? Really?

After the Civil War ended and Lincoln killed by a Confederate sympathizer, Reconstruction came under attack. The crimes of the KKK followed by more abuse and discrimination, enslavement through the judicial and economic system, the murders of civil rights leaders and unjust imprisonment, have not ended but Holder is changing that. We know this, don't we?

Anyone forgot the Lee Atwater's Southern Strategy, or just the insanity media reports to us daily? I don't think so.

There was a film starring Oprah Winfrey, Beloved, which deals with a part of what these famous women went through as described here. But it was known!

The famous conductor of the Underground Railroad:

http://www.biography.com/people/harriet-tubman-9511430

The woman whose speech 'Ar'n't I a Woman?' is best remembered, but her life was so much more:

http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/sojourner_truth.html

I don't need a movie to feel horrified, but maybe some do. And I do give credit the Brits for their outlawing slavery. It was a long time coming there, and streets in black neighborhoods were often named after the man who dedicated his life to ending the slave trade, despite years of opposition, William Wilburforce.

His first speech for abolition was in 1789 and stayed with it until 1833. He died 3 days after hearing an act to abolish slavery passed. It took half a century. The USA abolished it thirty years later during the Civil War, but it was not enforced until the Union army occupied the South. That's what it took to end that form of insanity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce

None of these people were perfect, all of it took a long time, and we still need to transform ourselves now. Until we all get it and talk back to the liars.

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