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NJCardFan
07-20-2010, 12:42 AM
Glenn Beck did a segment on the black founders of this great country. I have to admit, I knew nothing about this. My guess is most of you all didn't either. Here is the show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inoWGGeqdmo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8o1I3jDUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SujAcgdDeM4&feature=related

This stuff is absolutely fascinating. I just ordered Barton's book from Amazon. I bet if blacks knew of this history, they'd start to pull away from the oppression of the left.

fettpett
07-20-2010, 04:09 AM
Pretty amazing work that Glenn and the two historians did here. I posted all three up on Facebook, maybe some of my friends will watch them and get a new understanding of our History.

djones520
07-20-2010, 05:44 AM
I watched that show. It was a few months ago. A very good one. At the beginning of the show he had a number of pictures of people and he went through asking how many people could name one, two, three, etc... I was kinda ashamed that I could only name one of them.

PoliCon
07-20-2010, 10:41 AM
check out the idiot comments on these videos . . . . :rolleyes:

NJCardFan
07-20-2010, 01:22 PM
check out the idiot comments on these videos . . . . :rolleyes:

I ignore the comments on youtube.

PoliCon
07-20-2010, 01:57 PM
I ignore the comments on youtube.

read them this time. You'll wonder what their DU names are ;)

Speedy
07-20-2010, 02:27 PM
As far as most Black people are concerned these were all house negros and Uncle Toms. White Americans are prouder of these men than Black Americans will ever be.

malloc
07-20-2010, 10:09 PM
I liked this segment.

I knew some of this. Mainly Crispus Attucks and the anti-slavery slant of some of the revolutionaries. I can tell you definitively that I did not learn it in public education. The Story of US on the history channel also went into some of this.

NJCardFan
07-21-2010, 12:47 AM
I'll tell you what got me. One of the biggest complaints blacks have about our founding documents is the 3/5ths clause. But when they told the reasoning behind it, it was actually to their benefit at the time to do that. Even Frederick Douglas agreed with it after he read more into it.