Kanye West - Slavery was a choice



KEYHOLE KATE

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Freed slaves in the USA had a country created for them in West Africa. It is called Liberia and its capital is Monrovia after POTUS Monroe. Most of the former slaves were unwilling to leave America but others chose to go "back to their roots" and be the new bosses among the indigenous people who had never set foot on a slave ship. What is Liberia like today? Maybe Kanye West knows more about it ihan we do.
 

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Either he's desperate for publicity or he holds views that will be deeply offensive to a lot of Americans. However, Kanye West, in an interview with TMZ Live declared that slavery was "a choice".

These seem to be his exact words as quoted here on the Irish Times website:

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years . . . for 400 years? That sounds like a choice."
It certainly was a choice, by the people who pomoted it and who bought and used & abused slaves.
 

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Like many groups who were ruled or exploited by a numerically smaller force - the question is often asked, why not rebel, revolt etc. At what point do the enslaved or exploited mentally accept the status quo and believe in it themselves.
There were a great many slave revolts; and they were a minority on all but the largest landholdings.
In fact, overall they were in the minority in the US and in most if not all North, Central and South American countries, although not on the Carribean islands.
 

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He has a valid point though, 400 years and not a huge black uprising?

Why not?
Nat Turner's uprising in the 1830s was very big. Its kindof hard when Whites have guns and the slaves don't.
 

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Victory mentality against victim mentality everytime and some people love to play the victim.
 

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Either he's desperate for publicity or he holds views that will be deeply offensive to a lot of Americans. However, Kanye West, in an interview with TMZ Live declared that slavery was "a choice".

These seem to be his exact words as quoted here on the Irish Times website:

"When you hear about slavery for 400 years . . . for 400 years? That sounds like a choice."
Either he's desperate for publicity or he holds views that will be deeply offensive to a lot of Americans.
it could be either or he might just simply be an idiot with no knowledge or understanding of history.
 

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He has a valid point though, 400 years and not a huge black uprising?

Why not?
He doesn't have a valid point but a I'm not surprised bigoted racist thug like you would think so - should you not be over a politicalirish venting your venom with the rest of the bigots?
 

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I have a life.
He has a valid point though, 400 years and not a huge black uprising?

Why not?
Sort of like here where we put up with the gombeens that set themselves up as 'our betters'.....no seismic uprising here either.
 

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It was pretty bizarre. He spoke about his opioid abuse as well: it came off as a guy who wasn’t quite past that abuse.
He has had some pretty-well publicised mental health issues, AFAIK he is bipolar and on medication.

You get the impression that, like our own Sinead O'Connor, things he says that might sound outrageous are taken with a pinch of salt by those who know him.
 

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He has had some pretty-well publicised mental health issues, AFAIK he is bipolar and on medication.

You get the impression that, like our own Sinead O'Connor, things he says that might sound outrageous are taken with a pinch of salt by those who know him.
Just because you are paranoid etc...
 

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There were a great many slave revolts; and they were a minority on all but the largest landholdings.
In fact, overall they were in the minority in the US and in most if not all North, Central and South American countries, although not on the Carribean islands.
They love slavery. Ask Uncle Rucks- he knows:

[video=youtube;ZrZZQzyhp7g]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrZZQzyhp7g[/video]
 

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Slavery was a choice - in slave societies and under capitalism.

Capitalism would not have and could not have developed the way it did without widespread slavery.
Total rubbish.

That's simply not true.

Revisionists I have read have very high standards but they are censored.

You will not read them because it is not acceptable for you to do so, so you censor yourself.

Their books are burned in Germany.

People go to prison for years or are exiled from their countries because of ideas we are not allowed to have.

That is not freedom, that is slavery.
You'll get a much better reception on Stormfront. They will quite like your bigotry.

It’s incredibly offensive. I can’t imagine how any black American wouldn’t find it offensive.

He tried to roll back on it immediately afterwards.
You need to see it in context of a an ongoing twitter discussion he has been having. He bigged up Candace Owens who is a conservative black commentator. Both she and West have rightly derided the victim mongering that has typified black political consciousness and is holding them back.
 

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Kanye is nuts. He is also an attention seeker and it must be difficult to get attention when the world is focused on your wife's enormous arse.
 

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What about the African slaves that Portugal took to Brazil? Portuguese women would not travel so intermarriage in Brazil has been going on for a long time. Irish people are fixated on what was once British North America.
 


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