Discussion in 'Education' started by Bonnie, Jun 28, 2005.
By Doug Hagin (06/28/05)
I agree it is ludicrous to compare Jefferson Davis to Hitler, and I agree Davis was a model slave owner.
However, he who owns but one slave is a tyrant, if not necessarliy to the degree Hitler was.
I also seriously doubt Davis ever accorded full natural equality to Africans. Can you provide documentation in the form of correspondence, speeches, or the like?
Davis was certainly no saint, he believed that salves were incapable of taking care of themselves and like many of that time thought of slaves as property sadly... Davis was one who believed it was important or even a duty to treat slaves with respect. Certainly all of that is no consilation and a shameful way to think then as now. This article however is not about solely praising or defending Davis's honor but rather to attempt to put some perspective on those writers who are willing to color history to suit their political agenda. History is not supposed to be only about interpretation and reflection but about the facts as they actually happened. Rewriting history benefits no one.
I think you are right to point out the grave intellectual errors, and worse, the dishonesty of the class of revisionist historians who are misleading the public so badly now.
I agree--admirable--however who IS gonna lay some reality on people??---seriously! I don't see anyone interested in listening to it anyway.
uhhhhh..... Jefferson owned slaves....
We can't forget that Davis was the head of a confederacy that was MAINLY fighting over STATE's RIGHTS!
That is very true and one of the good things he did in his life. Whether people agreed with him or not he showed tremendous leadership in fighting for what he thought was right.
I think it starts with articles like this one, but really parents who actually sit down and look at the school books their kids are learning from they would be shocked in many cases. If they were to attend PTA meetings unified and hold the school systems accountable for biased or incorrect curriculums there would be less of this revisionism taking root. And liberals wonder and poke fun at the large increase in home schooling???? :huh:
Sorry--just pessimistic these days-- all the apathy about everything everywhere has got me a bit defeatist. Not sure what kind of wake up call will cause someone somewhere to lead at the same that someone is willing to follow.
Your right it does take time and interest, and most people who are working class, or middle class spend all their time working and in the daily grind of life which doens't leave much energy for anything but apathy sadly. Another reason why liberals steam roll over the rest of society. If this last decision on eminant domain hasn't woken people up I don't know what would, maybe the idea of Hillary as president........
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