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Re: Lies and Misrepresentations About the freedmen

Good morning, poster...

And you've led to me having to use my brain cells big time in order to make my points clearer too...

But yes even we are going to have to agree to disagree when it comes to some aspects of the wrongheaded practice of enslaving other human beings...

First of all?

It has been said and written that above and beyond ethnic backgrounds even most africans did not (or do not) consider themselves part of one race...

I. e., it was because of the lure of durable and better goods, (not that self serving white notion of 'primitive savages' being so easily duped by the way of the beads and other trite stuff), etc., which is what led to whatever brought the anglos and europeans to the continent--in their case ivory and harwoods--which being decreasing supply, later on the same anglos and europeans desired that the tribes provide them with human substitutes, who were of value-- not simply because of their unpaid labor--but because of the skills they had as regarded the cultivation of certain crops, as in rice, cotton, sugarcane, and so on...

Add to that:

At first, it was merely the anglos and other europeans who had dreams and schemes of accumulating land ownership, etc.

So just like the mixed bloods of the southeastern woodlands tribes:

What both aformentioned peoples did came after the fact:

In both cases it did protect them from the one sided relationships even they had to the people who started it all...

Though exploited and oppressed people emulating those who had been exploiting and oppressing them (or others around them) is nothing new...

And of course it never works...

Flashforward and added years of colonialism et al has led to the rise of the African Union and a more relationship viewpoint of how just folk need and should want to move above and beyond their arguing and bickering among themselves:

I wish I could say and write the same about the mixed bloods who post on these message boards!

Simply put?

Most (if not all) truly know or understand much about our shared heritage and legacy...

And it's not as though those like us in other tribes et al in North America resort to the same means to resolve their issues and problems either!

Keep that in mind as well...

FYI...

Take care...

Later...

Peace...


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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