Remember how the Teaheads inChandlerGilbert ( Dok's geographic aphasia strikes again ), Arizona, are on the cusp of murdering some biology textbooks because the books say that abortion is a thing that exists? Well, it's time for a big ol' "Both Sides Do It!" jamboree, because in Brookline, Massachusetts, some parents are simply livid about a passage in a 5th-grade American History text that says -- and we hope you are sitting down -- that not every slave back in slavery times was horribly mistreated. A
&quot;Some planters took pride in being fair and kind to their slaves&rdquo;
I don&#039;t think the passage states that the slave owners were good and kind people, it just describes their treatment of the people they CHOSE TO OWN. I know any number of people who take pride in their fairness and their charity, but it doesn&#039;t change the fact that they&#039;re douchebags. Honestly, the humanity of a slave owner that chose to treat their slaves well is a value judgement that maybe shouldn&#039;t appear in the text because it requires greater discussion and explanation. Any teacher worth their salt should be making these points in the classroom so it is understood that the evil is in owning people, not how you treat the people you buy.
Got to agree. Far be it from me to underestimate how much Brookline liberals can go overboard on any number of topics. But I&#039;m wondering what fine upstanding constituency needed to be appeased with the idea that a person suffering chattel bondage can in any manner or by any stretch be said to be &quot;treated well.&quot;
Is this one of them there Republican dictionaries where all the definitions are the opposite of actual meanings?
If you&#039;ve ever sat in a pew in a rural black church during a service, you know that the truism about the origins of jazz is true.
And don&#039;t forget that flogging is at the nicer end of the range of punishments you might endure.
She can search this whole wide world over, never gonna find a sweet slave like me.
The purpose of history, of course, being to teach children how fortunate they are to live in this, the best of all possible Christian Republics.
Kathy Bates is a libtard and she was horrible to her slaves, even on TV, where you&#039;d THINK she might tone it down a bit. What do you have to say to THAT, dumb ass libtard?!?!?!11!!!!!1111!!!
Napoleon was right - &quot;History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.&quot;
Dok, do you mean teahadis rather than teaheads? Is it a distinction without a difference?
Ok, it needs a rewrite. How about &ldquo;Slavery sucks especially if you&rsquo;re the slave.&rdquo;
You mean like 12 out of 43 Presidents?
<i>Arthur Wellington Conquest III &mdash; who seems to rival Mr. Ames for Most Thoroughly Brookline Name</i>
<a href="http:\/\/img2.wikia.nocookie.net\/__cb20101223201803\/familyguy\/images\/3\/34\/Jamesbottomtooth3.png" target="_blank">James William Bottomtooth III</a> libul!!@!1!
I give it a 1 on a 10 point outrage scale. On the other hand since relocating to The Hub, I have yet to meet anyone from Brookline who I could imagine mounting a bayonet charge into fire down Little Round Top.
Here&#039;s how much I know, I thought Brookline was a train. It might be better for the Brookliners if this were not the way that misconception got corrected.
Some slaves were so happy they played the banjo and tap danced. Obviously slavery was no big deal.