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  •  It was the fear of the Confederates. (2+ / 0-)
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    caryltoo, a2nite

    It seems to me that one of the arguments against freeing the slaves is that they would kill all the whites. And, yes, I think it's because they knew if they'd been treated the same they would do so. Same with South Africa. "But, but, if we give them rights and stuff, they will retaliate."

    It's how people who revel in oppressing people think. They know if they were oppressed, they'd hate and fear and resent for the rest of time. So they'd better oppress more to avoid the consequences.

    I'm sure they'd say it's because whites are the "more civilized" and no other culture can match. That, however, seems quite tied to our willingness to slaughter all the cultures that try to compete. True of most tribes, admittedly, but still.

    by Magenta on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:46:00 PM PST

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