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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
11-14-2011, 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Oh , do not get me wrong this little piece of wierd history (the invention of the cotten gin) I only offer as a piece of trivia and nothing more.
I personally do not find any favor with slavery as it is a self-defeating concept and in truth no man should ever own another ( though most of us be Wage-slave in society).
How different history may have been if ol'Eli had been slow in his invention process.

As to Calhoun's quote, I have read other literature on a similiar line of thought. One book in fact written by G.W. Carver.
Still best be an alert owner who wish put a collar on me. I fully beleave tis better to die on one's feet than live in forced servitude to another.
I don't think I was ever in danger of getting you wrong on this subject.

It just felt you'd misunderstood mondo80's "Until the civil war many thought slavery was good" because you only applied it to "economically viable" so to speak.