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Shards Of History Draw Blood (Shame, Redemption)

"...Centuries-long slavery obviously disrupted this classic pathway..." he what?? What pathway? The pathway that MOST Africans were and had long been on included selling each other into slavery, living in mud (and other soft) huts, cannibalism, no written language, no nuclear family[—in short, in NO way were blacks on any "glorious pathway" that approximated what they were introduced to THROUGH slavery. The slave trade flourished in the Arab World, specifically Western Asia, North Africa, East Africa and certain parts of Europe (such as Iberia and southern Italy) during the period of Arab domination. Those traded were not limited to a...

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Hints On Intellectual Honesty

SWORG SWILL LISTSERV | June 21, 1999 Crash writes: I'm glad that you are so clear on your political position. Kube writes: This was a joke right? Here are a few clearer generalisations.1. that everyone is and should be out for themselves (individualism)2. that everyone is mutually interdependent and only equity (of opportunity to develop what you are) can ultimately deliver what anyone needs (communism, self-interest). That is, the nurturing of the parts is the nurturing of the whole.3. that such an interdependent and complex system can only work on the basis of control by the people (anarchism, efficiency.)4. that...