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  •  Biden was correct. (0+ / 0-)

    Biden's comments touched a nerve under the thinly veiled veneer of propriety that hides the greater hypocrisy of their base of ideological and fundamentalist believers.

    Slave holders used Genesis 9:25-27 to justify their actions: "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. He also said, 'Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japeth live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave'."

    Christians traditionally believed that Canaan had settled in Africa. The dark skin of Africans became associated with this "curse of Ham." Thus slavery of Africans became religiously justifiable.

    The far right continues to use another fable, the failed premise of unbridled capitalism, to justify economic slavery today. Why else would they securitize student loans to take the cash, and leave typical students without the means to repay the loans... loans they cannot discharge in bankruptcy?

    These ideologues ignore all the bible passages that condone greed and demand compassion for the poor, the sick, the children and the foreigners among us.

    No wonder they had to take Biden's speech out of context.

    -5.5,-5.1... "Party over. Oops. Outta time." - Prince

    by David Sternfeld on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 10:13:24 AM PDT

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