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Monday, July 13, 2020

Inconvenient Facts

(hat tip to Bocopro, who posted this as a comment at Z's blog)

A little something else from Bocopro (emphases mine):
I’d kinda like for some of the racebaiters to explain why the 1830 US census identifies nearly 4000 free blacks who owned a total of almost 13,000 slaves.


“According to historian R. Halliburton Jr.: ‘There were approximately 319,599 free blacks in the United States in 1830. Approximately 13.7 per cent of the total black population was free. A significant number of these free blacks were the owners of slaves. The census of 1830 lists 3,775 free Negroes who owned a total of 12,760 slaves.’”

Halliburton was, if I read the sources correctly, a black professor.

Another publication, by a black professor named Gates in THE ROOT, has an article discussing “Did Black People Own Slaves?”

Also, there’s RED OVER BLACK: Black Slavery Among the Cherokee Indians, by Halliburton.

Then there’s this paragraph from TOWNHALL’s “Six inconvenient truths about US and slavery:

SLAVERY EXISTED ONLY BRIEFLY, AND IN LIMITED LOCALES, IN THE HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC – INVOLVING ONLY A TINY PERCENTAGE OF THE ANCESTORS OF TODAY’S AMERICANS. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution put a formal end to the institution of slavery 89 years after the birth of the Republic; 142 years have passed since this welcome emancipation. Moreover, the importation of slaves came to an end in 1808 (as provided by the Constitution), a mere 32 years after independence, and slavery had been outlawed in most states decades before the Civil War. Even in the South, more than 80% of the white population never owned slaves. Given the fact that the majority of today’s non-black Americans descend from immigrants who arrived in this country after the War Between the States, only a tiny percentage of today’s white citizens – perhaps as few as 5% — bear any authentic sort of generational guilt for the exploitation of slave labor. Of course, a hundred years of Jim Crow laws, economic oppression and indefensible discrimination followed the theoretical emancipation of the slaves, but those harsh realities raise different issues from those connected to the long-ago history of bondage.

Finally, there’s the inconvenient truth that it was white people who did away with slavery in the US.

Whatever. I know that I’m gettin truly weary of hearin about it all. Seemed to me we were doin pretty well in this category before Barry & Mooch came along.
All of the above is what the Democrat Party wants you not to know!


  1. Democrats are first and frames GAME PLAYERS. They may pretend to be working toward "Liberty and Justice for all" –– and latterly "Income Equality and Economic Parity for all", but in truth most Democrats are only interested in one thing: gaining permanent incumbency and thus the acquistition of increasingly despotic POWER.

    In short, despite the pretentious name of their party, Democrats do NOT believe in DEMOCRACY.

    Their feigned interest in helping the poor and downtrodden is only a MASK –– a LURE, a COME-ON –– designed primarily to GAIN VOTES.

    After all, as Rush Limbaugh famously said years ago, "No one beats Santa Claus."

    What Rush meant, of course, is that because the Democrats have been promising FREE "goodies" for "exploited workers," the "under-privileged," and the "Average Guy" at least since the New Deal.

    Democrats are hard to beat, because the great mass of people are vulnerable to their blandishments and hollow promises–– mostly because they are woefully ignorant and much too easily led by the hypocritical show of "CHARITY" eternally promised by the Democrats.

    I believe that is the primary cause of all the outrageous and disgusting behavor and frankly insane policy proposals these would-be tyrants make with increasing fervor and stridency in every election cycle.

    That a significant number of Negroes, –– and apparently Native Americans too –– owned slaves –– does nothing to enhance the Leftist Agenda, so, of course, these inconveient facts must be swept under the rug, and denied. Soon you will hear, –– IF this gains national attention at all ––, that Negroes and Indians having owned slaves is nothing more than (vicious) RIGHTWING PROPAGANDA with no basis in Truth whatsoever.

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    2. My observations are correct, of course. I wonder why no one has seen fit either to acknowledge that or expand on it?

      I also wonder why only two people, –– myself and Jayhawk ––, have even bothered to respond to this most interesting set of little-known historical information?

      The all-pervasive presence of hyper-judgmental attitudes coupled with a appalling lack of curiosity creates a profoundly depressing, discouraging atmosphere here in Blogistan.

    3. Franco,
      I don't completely attribute the lack of response to appalling lack of curiosity. It's summer, and there is often a paucity of comments this time of year. Plus, it's an election year, and many are interested only in that topic.

      And let us remember that many read without commenting.

      All that said, I so agree with you that Blogistan is often a frustrating place.

  2. I would suggest that Democrats have adopted Rumsfeld's "One Percent Doctrine" here, or a variation of it, as they care not for the sources of their useful idiocies, so long as they are useful.

    In this case they would propose that if even one percent of white people owned even one slave each, then 100% of today's white people are 100% responsible for and guilty of the crime of slavery in this nation from the time it started until now. Not the time that slavery ended, now.

    As for black people holding other black people as slaves... Get real. One kind of person cannot be guilty of a hate crime against the same kind of person. BLM has proven that to us for the past several months by not protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of other black people, and only protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of white cops.

    As for black people owning white people as slaves, well no one has even claimed that has happened. Nor would it ever happen because we all know, even all us white people know, that white people are useless and not worth owning.

    I hope I have cleared this up for you, and don't bother to post hateful replies, because if you think I am being serious you are too stupid for me to respond to you.

  3. Boone County Professor for President!


    Literally Thousands of Doctors and Scientists Have Come Out Against Fauci’s Lockdowns Including a Nobel Prize-Winning Biophysicist. The Media Just Doesn’t Want You to Know


    by Michael Thau

    As RedState’s very own Sister Toldjah reported earlier today, the doubts President Trump recently expressed about the wisdom of Dr. Fauci’s advice on COVID-19 have elicited a chorus of smug accusation from the usual suspects that he’s “ignoring the experts.” ...

    The idea that there’s some scientific consensus in favor of the extreme measures inflicted on us in response to COVID-19 couldn’t be further from the truth. ...

    Countless scientists and doctors have tried to warn us not only that COVID-19 isn’t nearly as deadly as we’ve been led to believe; they’re also certain that the real threat to public health we’re facing is from the lockdowns. . . .

    1. Franco,
      Interesting information.

      My opinion is this: nobody -- not even any given expert -- knows how deadly COVID-19 is -- likely (again, my opinion) because it is weaponized. Weaponized viruses can behave in very inconsistent ways.

  5. Franco: Sometimes something is so well stated that it leaves no room for comment.


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