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Old 07-18-2018, 10:47 AM
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The Wicked Past of Sugarland, Texas

Absolutely astonishing that this is "just the way things were"...

Boys as young as 14. Elders as old as 70.

Makes me want to vomit!


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c68f2a6e6d00
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:50 AM
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“When the state leased convicts out to private contractors, they had no financial interest in the health or welfare of the people working for them,” said W. Caleb McDaniel, a history professor at Rice University in Houston. “And so the convict-leasing system saw extremely high levels of mortality and sickness under convict lessees. If the prisoner died, they would simply go back to the state and say, ‘You owe us another prisoner.’ ”

These souls were literally treated like property, less than human for sure.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:51 AM
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Re: The Wicked Past of Sugarland, Texas

Another example of cruelty and disregard for human rights.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:04 AM
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These perpetrators were "Christians" of some sort, right? This was a "Christian" country in those days, right? How was this stuff happening?
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:23 AM
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Re: The Wicked Past of Sugarland, Texas

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These perpetrators were "Christians" of some sort, right? This was a "Christian" country in those days, right? How was this stuff happening?
Christians are also effected by the culture they live in. I remember hearing a prominent preacher denounce mixed churches because they would give way to mixed marriages and the "abomination" of mixed children. Today, we'd be aghast at such a statement. But in that day, his statements were given a hearty "Amen". Perhaps if one looks at groups such as the Quakers, they will see resistance and preaching against such social practices. But it was probably a minority on the fringe.

I believe that in spite of all the bluster about the "way things were" most of us would not find that society tolerable morally or personally if we could go back in time.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:27 AM
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These perpetrators were "Christians" of some sort, right? This was a "Christian" country in those days, right? How was this stuff happening?
You are joking ???
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:29 AM
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These perpetrators were "Christians" of some sort, right? This was a "Christian" country in those days, right? How was this stuff happening?
racist democrats.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:39 AM
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racist democrats.
Good point. The "Democrats" were clearly the more "conservative" of the parties at that time. The Republicans were seen as being rather liberal and supportive of individual human rights. One of Lincoln's concerns was the power of banks and corporations to corrupt politics. Much of what he said about this sounds like Democratic talking points today.

As the parties have evolved, the Democrats are now the more liberal party and the Republicans are the more conservative party.

But in this case, I'm sure one will find people from either party supporting the practice mentioned above back then.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:56 AM
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Good point. The "Democrats" were clearly the more "conservative" of the parties at that time. The Republicans were seen as being rather liberal and supportive of individual human rights. One of Lincoln's concerns was the power of banks and corporations to corrupt politics. Much of what he said about this sounds like Democratic talking points today.

As the parties have evolved, the Democrats are now the more liberal party and the Republicans are the more conservative party.

But in this case, I'm sure one will find people from either party supporting the practice mentioned above back then.
I dont believe dems and repubs have switched positions on human rights.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:16 PM
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These perpetrators were "Christians" of some sort, right? This was a "Christian" country in those days, right? How was this stuff happening?
Gimme a break.
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