Archpundit continues to read the comments section on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website so you don’t have to.
An excellent point has been made. These Africans were far better off on the plantations of the old South than they were as leopard bait in the jungle. This is obvious from the reletively few who “ran away” and preferred the comfort and security of their owners farm. Had the slave population been as mistreated as the lies would lead you to believe, why didn’t the South crumble immediately when the War of Northern Invasion began. Obviously the black workers were very content with their lot, otherwise they could have revolted against unfair treatment when the opportunity arose. The fact that they did not, and most stayed to continue with their labors, or even fought on the side of the Southern Confederacy, demonstrates that they considered themselves fortunate. It is time for these myths associated with slavery to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
And the P-D’s Kurt Greenbaum responds to Archpundit’s criticisms:
Kurt Greenbaum says:
September 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm
You’d just delete these comments, then, because you find them distasteful? And why didn’t you include any of the comments by readers rebutting them? Isn’t that more effective than just ignoring them?
Kurt still seems to think that arguing with racists online has some sort of merit for readers of the Post-Dispatch. If a racist started up a loud conversation denigrating African-Americans, Jews, or another minority in a restaurant, bar, grocery store, library, city hall, or other public place, the manager wouldn’t wait for other customers to engage someone so obviously unreasonable in conversation. They’d firmly ask the racist to leave.