â€˜SOUTHERN SLAVERY, AS IT WASâ€™
Here are some excerpts from the booklet:
* â€œTo say the least, it is strange that the thing the Bible condemns (slave-trading) brings very little opprobrium upon the North, yet that which the Bible allows (slave-ownership) has brought down all manner of condemnation upon the South.â€ (page 22)
* â€œAs we have already mentioned, the â€˜peculiar institutionâ€™ of slavery was not perfect or sinless, but the reality was a far cry from the horrific descriptions given to us in modern histories.â€ (page 22)
* â€œSlavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence.â€ (page 24)
* â€œThere has never been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world.â€ (page 24)
* â€œSlave life was to them a life of plenty, of simple pleasures, of food, clothes, and good medical care.â€ (page 25)
* â€œBut many Southern blacks supported the South because of long established bonds of affection and trust that had been forged over generations with their white masters and friends.â€ (page 27)
* â€œNearly every slave in the South enjoyed a higher standard of living than the poor whites of the South â€“ and had a much easier existence.â€ (page 30)
I mean, really, is there anything that one can say after this? After a person has put their jaw back in place, I mean.
Hat Tip: Chepooka.