Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Need a perverse laugh?

Because I can't imagine anyone taking this guy seriously.

This yahoo argues that slavery really wasn't such a big deal. It's an object lesson in how to create strawmen in such a way as to advance a patently absurd argument.

For example:

-America is not the only country who did slavery but we deserve Divine credit for ending it!

-Slavery was "brutal" but at least it wasn't genocidal. Hooray for non-genocidal mass atrocities!!

-Slavery existed in America "only briefly" (two and a half centuries) so big whoop!

-Criticizing slavery is mere political correctness, so by definition slavery must be fine.

I hope this guy is a bad satirist because it'd hurt my head to think he was serious.


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