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RE: Welcome to all the misfits kicked out of *****************
Cap n Carageous - 10/1/2004 10:55 PM
kvining - 10/1/2004 9:31 PM
I would suggest you review the Georgia Slavery thread.
Before this gets out of hand my so called "racist" post, and that's not even the correct term, (just the easiest catch-all for the uneducated) is a paraphrase from an article written by Walter Williams, a George Mason University fellow and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist entitled "Some Cultures Are Better Off Having Been Conquered". It refers not only to the aspects of African slavery but Roman conquests and others, like William The Conquerer, who is responsible for the creation of origin of the English language. His take was that despite the initial horror of the being enslaved, the decendants of those conquered are better off than had their ancestors been "left alone". He is more learned than I so I cannot argue his point. Is he a 'racist' too?? Possibly. I won't argue that either. Just for the sake of recognition here is a photo of Mr. Williams.
BTW, Mr. Williams was a teacher of mine while I attended George Mason University. NO, I never got the impression that he was a racist, but he is definately za political liberal. He also shared the pulitzer prize with Woodward and Bernstein during the Watergate debacle while edidting the OP/ED page of the Washington Post. I liked his class.
PS That has to be one OLD photo of him!
1995 E-320, 163*** miles
1987 190-E 16-valve, 150*** miles
1980 300-D, approx. 225*** miles, donated to the National Kidney Foundation.
1980 240-D, 297500 miles, totalled when hit by innatentive driver. Missed dearly.