All Blog Posts Tagged 'slavery' (7)

Morality, Survival and Religion

Martin Luther King Jr.

Morality is a human construct, by and for humans. If not, we'd have to get it from a natural source . . . or a supernatural one. I'm an atheist, so a supernatural source isn't a serious alternative to me. That leaves one alternative: Nature. But I can't detect the slightest whiff of morality in nature. Mother nature is red in tooth and claw. She is indifferent to violence,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on December 23, 2013 at 2:00am — 31 Comments

Book Review--The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White

“The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White," a book written by James Loewen in 1971, is an important look at race in the United States, especially in the Deep South.

You may know of Loewen from his popular "Lies" books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me," "Lies Across America" and "Lies My…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 15, 2013 at 11:55pm — 4 Comments

Django Revisited

After all the settled I decided to go back and view Django again with an eye for the story itself and found it to be entertaining and eerily reminiscent of a Sergio Leone "spaghetti western" with Clint Eastwood. After doing a little research I found out why it was so familiar as the original film was directed by Sergio…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 26, 2013 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

Slam Dunking God

The naturalist understanding of morality asserts that we have evolved empathy as an impetus to cooperation. Combined with personal experience, empathy leads most of us to a "Golden Rule" sense of morality. From experience, I know what hurts me: with empathy, I know the same things likely hurt you too. Experience and empathy is all we need to decide most moral matters. "Do unto…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

21st Centry American Slave Trade

This post is nothing new but it does bear repeating. In America, The United States of America, more than 1 percent of our population [3,000,000 people] is in jail. This is of great benefit to the prison corporations that make money off other people misery and leads to a system that is more interested in getting people in prison than having justice done.



I will post some numbers form the BBC show "QI" hosted by Stephen Fry with a four member panel and a link to that normally quite…

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Added by Thomas True on October 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 294: A Modern Day Slave Plantation





This week's clips come from http://www.truth-out.org/visiting-a-modern-day-slave-plantation57098, in honor of Saint Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



Playlist



Modern Slave Plantation 1

Alleee 1

Fly the Friendly Skies

Armando Trovajoli * Let's Find Out

Modern Slave Plantation 2

The… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 21, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Carl Sagan

This was posted by Gavin Melville Barber, Thanks!

This is what I read to my children. Through reading about these people as child, I have learned the way towards being a free person is to read. It drives home several very important facts. This aspiring piece that shows the depth of Carl Sagan and of his passion for humanity. That of Frederick Bailey, an observant child. Who rose up from slavery to freedom. When you get your turn to rise up from "mental slavery" whom will you take with… Continue

Added by animus on August 1, 2009 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

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