"First Lincoln freed their slaves"
Aw, poor Ginseng has bought into the "south bad, north good" mantra which leads him to flaunt his inbred northern heritage. Poor Ginseng doesn't realize that the Dixie flag doesn't represent racism. Or that Lincoln said things like "there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race." Or that most Union Generals, including Grant and Sherman, owned slaves themselves, as did Lincoln's family. Or that Robert E. Lee freed his slaves before any northern general did. Or that thousands of northern civilians owned slaves. Or that most slaves came to the US via northern ports. Or that most slaves who came to the US and the Caribbean were sold into captivity by other African blacks...a point you won't hear addressed on NPR or CNN. Or that only a moron believes slavery was practiced exclusively below the Mason Dixon line, or that racism recognizes geographical boundaries. Poor Ginseng has a child's grasp of history, which is why he ignores the relentless slaughter of innocent people by followers of Islam, insisting that they it's a fair-minded, persecuted religion. Simply put, poor Ginseng is neither informed or bright. And that's not his fault -- we can't outrun our heritage.
Wing nut, you do realize the topic at hand is a current ban on Muslims that affects us all to a degree, not Crusades or Witch Trials, right? It's like arguing with a potted plant.
How do you explain to yourself the casual manner in which you threw your life away? -- James Lee Burke