If slavery had been as bad as the abolitionists maintained that it was, and as we have been reminded countless times on supposedly good authority, then why were there not thousands of rabid abolitionists demanding an end to the evil? Or, even more to the point, why were there not hundreds of slave rebellions? These questions have not been asked often or loudly enough. The answer would shock and dismay the vast majority of our nation who have been carefully schooled in abolitionist propaganda. As we have already mentioned, the "peculiar institution" of slavery was not perfect or sinless, but the reality was a far cry from the horrific descriptions given to us in modern histories, which are often nothing more than a hackneyed reworking of abolitionist propaganda.
Doug Wilson & Steve Wilkins, Reformed Theology 6 Comments
[7/26/2012 3:41:44 AM]
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"If slavery had been as bad as the abolitionists maintained that it was, and as we have been reminded countless times on supposedly good authority, then why were there not thousands of rabid abolitionists demanding an end to the evil?"
Because there were thousands of rabid abolitionists emanding its abolition.
There were hundreds of slave revolts...
If slavery is so nice, I'm sure Doug Wilson & Steve Wilkins will step up and let themselves be enslaved
7/26/2012 4:23:24 AM
Whipping house is this way, dudes. While you're being whipped, we'll sell your wife and kids to someone in another state.
7/26/2012 5:29:21 AM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
Someone fell asleep in history class...
7/26/2012 7:19:39 AM
See Kenneth Stampp, "The Peculiar Institution", for a warmup.
7/26/2012 4:52:36 PM
Raised by Horses
And again we trot out the evidence, only for it to be ignored. These people are evidently happier living in their alternate realities.
Slavery: Nothing to complain about.
7/28/2012 4:56:10 AM
David F Mayer
Tell you what. Suppose that someone locked your ankles in irons, chained you up with dozens more like you, worked you in the hot sunlight for 14 hours a day, whipped you if you complained, and this treatment continued for several years.
How much would YOU like it?
David F Mayer
12/16/2012 9:26:25 PM