Prager is a paid by the right wing normally by the Mercer family to the tune of 36 million dollars to push on YouTube the conservative whatever Republican party wants push is. Sometimes it is very painful to see the positions they push to forward to advance the republican points. The bad part is the republicans are funding this. Yet there is no left democratic alternative paid for by left wing billionaires. The right wing has been doing this for decades. The Mercers are White power white Christian supremacy’s who have founded and pay for many right-wing media outlets. Including Steve Bannon. The left seriously need to up their game on this. The point is these people want to change the world to have only their accepted ones in charge of everything and the left wants everyone to have a say in how everything is run. But our side either doesn’t have the money or won’t spend it on these issues. Hugs
Dennis Prager: “Many Slaveholders Were Nice People”
“One of the confusing things about life is how many nice people help destroy societies. This is not meant at all facetiously. It is meant literally.
“We think that people who do bad things, either think they’re doing bad and so they’re truly evil or they will be obviously bad in interpersonal relations, but it doesn’t work that way.
“Nice people can support vicious things. The human being is a macro and a micro being among the many, many differences within each of us. There were undoubtedly many nice slaveholders in the South. This is not meant facetiously again, it’s meant literally.
“If you had been invited to one of their homes, you would have been treated beautifully, but they supported a vicious system. The left is a vicious system. It’s not slavery.
“Although the end result of all leftism is the enslavement of populations, not as in transatlantic slave trade or chattel slavery, but in the diminution of human rights and liberties, which is a form of enslavement.” – Dennis Prager.
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“Many Slaveholders Were Nice People”
And Adolph Hitler liked dogs. So what? It doesn’t excuse the abuses.
So Mr Prager, would you feel the same way if the slave owners were black and the slaves were white?
One cannot be a nice person and support horrid people or vicious things.
They are mutually exclusive.
Every Catholic priest ever is a nice person until he gets caught with his hands down the cookie jars pants. Hitler was a vegetarian who love dogs and children, but didn’t like Jews at all.
Slavery had nothing to do with left and right. It had only to do with right and wrong
Does his word salad come with a Bullshit to English translation?
‘Slaveholder’ is a term which vastly understates the vicious brutality of human enslavement.
The practice of enslaving someone always included torture and dehumanization. There was quite literally a profession known as “slave breakers”—men who would travel the slave states offering services to ensure that children or newly enslaved adults were physically and psychologically broken.
When Dennis here talks about visitors being treated kindly and generously by slave owners, he’s referring only to white people. But y’all already knew that.
No, they weren’t nice. They enslaved other human beings. That’s not nice. Many of them (like Thomas Jefferson) were well aware that it was immoral but kept doing it because it was so financially advantageous. (Too many obvious parallels to our own times to bother with specific examples here.) No, they weren’t nice.
Now were some better to the people they were enslaving? Obviously. But if there were that many “nice” slave owners why did so many risk death and torture to escape? I’ve had some shitty jobs but none so bad I’d have risk death or flogging to escape! Not even close to that. Were some so beat down from a lifetime of abuse that they didn’t try to escape? Sure. That’s a whole field of psychology. but there lives were still horror shows.
Many thanks to the scholars who are researching and writing about this topic. I’ve been reading a lot of their work over the past five years or so and I have learned so much, all of it horrifying. The fact that we have white people trying to minimize 250 years of horrors (longer on other continents) is infuriating. (I can only imagine how much that angers the descendants of enslaved people. I’m white and I’m livid.) There’s no reason to excuse slavery. It should never have happened and it’s disrespectful to the people abused in that system to pretend that it wasn’t that bad.