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A New Hampshire lawmaker came under fire this week for claiming American slavery was based on economics, not racism.

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"They were bringing in these folks because they were available."

They had no nation-states to protect them from abduction.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-19 04:57 PM | Reply

I connect this line of BS to the Trump "Send Her Back" rally. Racists need to mitigate racism for the sake of their own fee-fees.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-19 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course you do. When in the fockk don't you connect anything to Trump, you poor wounded animal?

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-19 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

William Ellison Jr. was a racist?

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-19 09:46 PM | Reply

#3

Your boy Trump is a bigot. You support him. You're a bigot.

Gee I hope I didn't just ----- your chances of voting Democratic?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-19 09:53 PM | Reply

Of course you do. When in the fockk don't you connect anything to Trump, you poor wounded animal?

#3 | POSTED BY comrade and racist SPORKGoat

Congrats to SporkGoat for being the first troglodyte to play the (R)tard "perpetual victim" card today. Snowflake!

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-19 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

After your repeated displays of stupidity, I'm surprised you have the gall to call anybody a "----".

Thinking spork is goat is further idiocy. Communists like you aren't known for intelligence.

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2019-07-19 11:00 PM | Reply

A New Hampshire lawmaker came under fire this week for claiming American slavery was based on economics, not racism.

Makes sense... Racism implies hatred...

So does it make sense to own them if you hate them so much???...

unless...

You can make a buck off them.

So it was based on economics!

The hatred came later when they became "lazy" (or more likely bad weather caused crop failures) and didn't or couldn't make as much money for you as you thought they would.

Going with this economic train of thought... what if slavery could exist today?

Say turn illegals into slaves for say 10 years and then they become citizens and could own slaves themselves.

Since Texas views corporations having the same rights as people... it would make sense they could own slaves too.

Naturally, there would have to be laws to keep the bad stuff from happening (again)... but it would still be better than what we have now...

Just sitting around in an ICE detention facility all day when they could be cleaning my house...

#8 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-19 11:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Makes sense... Racism implies hatred... "

What does using a black slave's mouth as a toilet imply?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-19 11:35 PM | Reply

Apparently economic decisions can't be racist.
Let's make an economic decision to pay blacks less than whites.
Nothing racist about that, it's just good business sense!

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-19 11:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Aren't we all economic slaves?

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 11:46 PM | Reply

6

After your repeated displays of stupidity, I'm surprised you have the gall to call anybody a "----".

Thinking spork is goat is further idiocy. Communists like you aren't known for intelligence.

#7 | POSTED BY comrade p***y WILLOW

Sticking up for your man and tag team partner SporkGoat, how sweet!

Hey fascist, you wouldn't know what a communist was if it can up and bit you on your cellulite encrusted arse.

Go back to playing with your Benedict Donald and Daddy Vlad dolls you anti-American POS!

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-19 11:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

The biggest jackboot fascist on this site is you, and your cattle prod posting history.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-20 12:00 AM | Reply

Communists like you aren't known for intelligence.

#7 | Posted by willowby

As intelligent as your 50's "insult"?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-20 12:21 AM | Reply

#14

Spare me. Somebody that childishly calls someone "mattress" has zero to say on this subject. Besides, monson and snoofy love communist china, so the description is accurate.

#15 | Posted by willowby at 2019-07-20 12:37 AM | Reply

"Besides, monson and snoofy love communist china, so the description is accurate."

^
You're up way past your bedtime, and just typing out your dreams now.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 12:44 AM | Reply

#14

Spare me. Somebody that childishly calls someone "mattress" has zero to say on this subject.

Yawn.

So you're humorless and dim. Congrats!

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-20 01:01 AM | Reply

Notice none of the right-wingers here said not 1 word against the racist piece of garbage that said this.

There is only 1 way you can turn another person into a slave you must think him less of a human being then you are

#18 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-07-20 01:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Open Borders is tacit support for slavery under the guise of 'migrant labor'.

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-20 01:17 AM | Reply

14

Spare me. Somebody that childishly calls someone "mattress" has zero to say on this subject. Besides, monson and snoofy love communist china, so the description is accurate.

#15 | POSTED BY comrade p***y willow

Wow, you are snow flaking HARD tonight and I'm all out of cryin' towels tonight for you hilljacks!

So as for the subject of this thread your failure to speak out against it must mean you support this (R)tarded politician and his POV, yes?

#20 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-20 02:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Notice none of the right-wingers here said not 1 word against the racist piece of garbage that said this."

Look, hes garbage.
But why'd you have to go and call him "racist?"
--Eberly

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 03:36 AM | Reply

I guess y'all forget that ALL the slave holders in this country were Democrats. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-20 11:04 AM | Reply

I guess y'all forget that ALL the slave holders in this country were Democrats. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-20 11:04 AM | Reply

If you think slavery ended in 1865, think again.

Human traffickers have picked up where Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the U.S. State Department.

"In the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, there was a perception that the problem of slavery, of sharecropping, was a thing of the past," CdeBaca said. "And, quietly, the abusers were bringing in immigrants to replace the African American community.

About 18,000 people are trafficked to the U.S. each year, according to the State Department. What do they have in common? Most are indebted to smugglers and traffickers. According to the Polaris Project, a national anti-human trafficking group, victims have also been pressed to work in factories, farms, strip clubs, begging and peddling rings and as domestic workers -- for little or no money.

Globally, it is estimated that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims. Of those, 68% are in forced labor, 55% are female, and 26% are children (Polaris, 2018).

#24 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 12:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There is only 1 way you can turn another person into a slave you must think him less of a human being then you are
#18 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-07-20 01:10 AM

The black slave owners were racist against blacks?

#25 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-20 12:46 PM | Reply

Slavery has been around for 50,000 years when victorious attackers brought back members from other tribes to help out at their base camps.

We have been doing it ever since...

Aren't we all economic slaves?

If you look at the big picture... you'll see that...

Communism
Socialism
Capitalism
Fascism
Nazism

...are just different methods of entrapping, controlling and enslaving people.

We are all in fact "wage slaves". Money was invented as a way to keep score of our slavery condition.

...and if we worked hard enough... in 20 years... we could "buy" our way out of slavery (retire).

#26 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 12:56 PM | Reply

Google "New York maid slaves"

Far too much to even post here...

It's how the rich democrats in New York get their slaves...

#27 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 01:05 PM | Reply

The muslims enslaved many seaman and the Barbary wars dealt with that. Racist?

#28 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-07-20 01:05 PM | Reply

None of you right wingers could answer #9?

Sad!

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 01:07 PM | Reply

"The muslims enslaved many seaman"

Race based?

American slavery was race based.
That's why it's racist.

It's not hard to figure out, you guys just don't want to.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

American slavery was race based.

That's why it's racist.

That's all folks!

#31 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-07-20 01:15 PM | Reply

The black slave owners were racist against blacks?

It's not unheard of, just look at our own Boaz.

#32 | Posted by JOE at 2019-07-20 01:18 PM | Reply

No... it's because we know our history... do a little research on your own...

Here's a great book I used when I was an undergrad for my American History course about slavery in the colonies...

www.amazon.com

#33 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 01:20 PM | Reply

#9 Pegasus.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 01:23 PM | Reply

American slavery was race based.

No it wasn't it was based on race, it was based upon economics and as stated "who was available", which was based upon winning combat, wars, or not getting caught.

There were black slave owners, and white slaves, native Americans were slaves, slavery was horrendous and an abomination.

Imagine a time when people thought all men weren't created equal and you needed to prove your worth, if you couldn't you were enslaved.

"The muslims enslaved many seaman"
Race based?

No, toxic masculinity based?

#35 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-20 01:37 PM | Reply

Apparently economic decisions can't be racist.
Let's make an economic decision to pay blacks less than whites.
Nothing racist about that, it's just good business sense!

It IS good business sense...

Just as it is good business sense to pay women less than men.

Factor in FMLA and paid medical leave...and the fact that most will leave the job to raise their children or want facilities to bring their brats to work or breast feed in the work place.... or ... or ...

Our slave masters know they are of less value so they are paid less....

(I don't believe that myself.... I say equal pay for equal work but I don't own or operate a corporate "plantation")

There's your answer to #9... now git back to work before I whip your...

sun is up in the sky and you got 40 more acres to pick... and no singin in the fields...

#36 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 01:37 PM | Reply

EXACTLY ON POINT...

Imagine a time when people thought all men weren't created equal and you needed to prove your worth, if you couldn't you were enslaved.

This thinking started a revolution in the wilderness of a new continent. Far from European influences, a small group of men believed there was another way...

#37 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 01:45 PM | Reply

...and brought their slaves with them

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 01:47 PM | Reply

Yes, yes they did...

they were called "indentured servants"... but they were whipped all the same...

#39 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 01:55 PM | Reply

No, I'm not referring to indentured servants.
I'm referring to slaves. Chattel property. Blacks.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 01:57 PM | Reply

umm no and here's why... King George imposed a slave tax on every slave brought to the colonies... the thinking being that slaves would change owners several times. This could lead to rebellions and insurrections that the crown had to put down. This would cost troops, money and time.

However, many... well some rich colonists bypassed the tax by calling every slave an "indentured servant". But up to a point. I think after the 5th "servant" anymore after that they paid the full tax.

Many rich households had only 5 servants in the tax records which still exist in some locations.

Also during these times there many black freemen walking and some owned slaves as well.

#41 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-20 02:19 PM | Reply

"Also during these times there many black freemen walking and some owned slaves as well."

Were the slaves black?
That's why it's racist.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 02:56 PM | Reply

Were the slaves black?
That's why it's racist.
#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-20 02:56 PM

As you have been told numerous times, no, all slaves were not black.
That's why it isn't racist.

#43 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-21 01:13 PM | Reply

all slaves were not black.
That's why it isn't racist.

#43 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-21 01:13 PM |

Just weird.

Slaves are made to be a separate race, in order to be slaves.

White slaves, to the extent they existed. were De facto Blacks.

Trumpism is not going to squirm out of racism this way.

#44 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 01:28 PM | Reply

White slaves, to the extent they existed. were De facto Blacks.
Trumpism is not going to squirm out of racism this way.
#44 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 01:28 PM

Yes, Zed. All those slaves kept in Africa were de facto black.
/pats head
Go run and play.

#45 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-21 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Calling native Americans savages was racism. The actions of the Nazis against the Jews was racism. In these cases, the natives and the Jews were hated and killed, but they were considered humans.

No. Africans faced a reality much worse than racism. Owning slaves wasn't racism. It was worse.

The slaves weren't considered to be human beings. They were no more than animals, livestock.

They were bred like live stock, bought and sold like livestock. Beaten and killed without a second thought.

They had zero rights. Weren't cared for. Weren't allowed to read or learn.

#46 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-21 03:48 PM | Reply

As you have been told numerous times, no, all slaves were not black.
That's why it isn't racist.
#43 | POSTED BY ABIGWHORE

They were also Chinese. Or of central or southern American decent. Or native inhabitants.

They were rarely people of the same race. (Though that happened too. But mostly poor parents selling kids to wealthy people.)

Either way. To frame American slavery as an economic decision would be to frame the holocaust as an economic decision. Or the current state of our southern border as and economic decision.
It's a misrepresentation of what was actually happening. The selling of human beings and the indentured servitude.

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-21 03:57 PM | Reply

#45 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-0

The essence of racism is dehumanization. There was a time when the Iris were referred to as n-----s. Wasn'r because they were colored black. It was because of people like you and Donald Trump.

#48 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 03:58 PM | Reply

The essence of racism is dehumanization. There was a time when the Irish were referred to as n-----s. Wasn'r because they were colored black. It was because of people like you and Donald Trump.

#49 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 03:59 PM | Reply

Going into the dressing room of underage beauty pageant contestants is fine. Wanting to have sex with children doesn't make you a pedophile - Trump

#50 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-07-21 04:16 PM | Reply

Shooting and robbing a person isn't murder and theft, it's an economic decision.

Sneaking into America isn't illegal immigration, it's an economic decision.

Robbing a bank? Economic decision.

The list of actions taken which could be considered an economic decision is endless.

Moving jobs out of the country, economic decision.

Tax cuts for the rich, economic decision.

Wars in the Middle East? Economic decisions.

Holocaust, genocide, slaughter? Economic decisions one and all.

From a certain perspective, everything can be excused as being done due to the economic gains.

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-21 04:35 PM | Reply

So all those slave owning Democrats weren't racist?

I'd like Docnjo's answer... but any right-winger will do.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 04:44 PM | Reply

It's all race baiting... don't fall for it... After a disastrous 2 years controlling the Congressional house... they have nothing to show for their efforts. A failed Bill of impeachment... The Mueller report a 40 million dollar study that found nothing...and of course, the New Green Deal... a fanciful climate control plan..

Race Baiting is the only card the democrats have left to play.

But I am glad they are... most Americans are getting sick and tired of that race baiting message. Ohhh... they talk it up big... but have you seen any legislation to help the black man other than "write them a check" reparations?

Come 2020, most will see that the Democrat party is stuck in a ditch spinning their racism wheels... Till they run out of gas...

About where the candidacy of that fake chulo, Robert o'Rourke is now...

So keep spinning those racism race baiting wheels... faster please, 2020 is almost upon us...good luck getting traction off that slippery slope...

#53 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-21 05:22 PM | Reply

From a certain perspective, everything can be excused as being done due to the economic gains.

This is politics... NOTHING is excused....

Only justified...

Din't ur mama tells ya??... it's all about the Benjamins...

#54 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-21 05:27 PM | Reply

Trumpism is not going to squirm out of racism this way.

nah... come Nov 2020 we'r gonna ignore it... like most of America...hearing the same old broken democrat record...

by then, the word "racism" would have lost all meaning... like an old wad of gum that has lost all it's flavor...

2020 will be the time to try a new stick of TRUMP juicy fruit flavored gum.

Avoid the Democrat PAYDAY candy bar with the slimy white center and extra nugats of racism. Too sugary and half the bar is missing in the package...

#55 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-21 05:46 PM | Reply

by then, the word "racism" would have lost all meaning...

#55 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07

If it does, Trump won't be re-elected.

Race means everything to Trump. It's his power and if it doesn't work for him again it means his freedom.

#56 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 06:28 PM | Reply

The Mueller report a 40 million dollar study that found nothing.

#55 | Posted by Pegasus at

We can tell what you're afraid of by what you lie about.

#57 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-21 06:29 PM | Reply

I guess we would have to research the ancestor of Kamala Harris to make a determination.

#58 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-21 08:00 PM | Reply

"by then, the word "racism" would have lost all meaning... like an old wad of gum that has lost all it's flavor..."

Deplorables have never been bothered by racism in the first place.
Except to whine that whites are victims of the racist policy of Affirmative Action, of course!

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 08:34 PM | Reply

The very first "proto-democrat" Thanksgiving at Jamestown...

According to Mattaponi oral history, many of the Native people accompanying Pocahontas were sold as servants or carnival attractions or sent to Bermuda if they became pregnant after being raped and sold into slavery.

#60 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-21 08:58 PM | Reply

Let's talk about Democrat racism..

The Democrats were also the party of slavery, and the slave-owning mentality continues to shape the policies of Democratic leaders today. The point isn't that the Democrats invented slavery which is an ancient institution that far predates America. Rather, Democrats like Senator John C. Calhoun invented a new justification for slavery, slavery as a "positive good." For the first time in history, Democrats insisted that slavery wasn't just beneficial for masters; they said it was also good for the slaves.

Today progressive pundits attempt to conceal Democratic complicity in slavery by blaming slavery on the "South." These people have spun a whole history that portrays the slavery battle as one between the anti-slavery North and the pro-slavery South.

#61 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-21 09:10 PM | Reply

#9 still needs your attention, Pegasus.

#62 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 09:11 PM | Reply

"According to Mattaponi oral history, many of the Native people accompanying Pocahontas were sold as servants or carnival attractions or sent to Bermuda if they became pregnant after being raped and sold into slavery"

^
Sound economic decisions.

#63 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 09:12 PM | Reply

"Today progressive pundits attempt to conceal Democratic complicity in slavery by blaming slavery on the "South."

The South?
What's that got to do with slavery.
Was slavery only legal in the South or something?
???

"These people have spun a whole history that portrays the slavery battle as one between the anti-slavery North and the pro-slavery South."

Only the years from 1861-1865. "The Slavery Battle." We would do ourselves a service as a nation if we started calling the Civil War that. Heck, even "Great Rebellion" is better than "Civil War." But if you think Slavery Battle is too harsh, maybe we can start calling it the Community Organizer's Dispute.

#64 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-21 09:15 PM | Reply

#61 POSTED BY PEGASUS AT 2019-07-21 09:10 PM | FLAG:

What a load of crap.

#65 | Posted by cbob at 2019-07-21 09:29 PM | Reply

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