[Marxism] Fwd: Right But Wrong: Trump’s Defense of Confederate Symbols and Its Threat to Color-Blind Liberalism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 17 08:46:38 MDT 2017


(By Timothy Messer-Kruse, the author of the invaluable "The Yankee 
International: 1848-1876.")

Historically, Trump was right: there really is no moral difference 
between Lee and Washington or Jefferson. All enslaved others which means 
not just buying a “slave” as one buys a horse — horses are horses but 
men and women are only enslaved by a daily active effort to keep them 
bound and obedient. Jefferson posted ads for the recapture of a 35 year 
old man named “Sandy” the same year he proposed Virginia pass a bill for 
the gradual ending of slavery. Washington took time away from his 
Presidential duties to pursue 22 year old Ona Judge when she escaped and 
fled north.  Washington’s teeth were not wooden, they were skillfully 
crafted from the human teeth extracted from a living enslaved man’s mouth.

full: 
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/17/right-but-wrong-trumps-defense-of-confederate-symbols-and-its-threat-to-color-blind-liberalism/



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