Friday, September 6, 2019


We carry no guilt for the acts and beliefs of our ancestors.   Different times, different places, different mores, different accepted values...

My grandmother's uncle was in the Klan and her generation of my family in the 20’s and 30’s in Mississippi were proud of it.  One of her brothers was the head warden of the infamous Parchment Penal Farm in Mississippi.  Yet, I have great-great-grandparents that fought of both sides of the Civil War.  One of my great-great grandfathers died in the battle of Shiloh fighting for the North. 

Slavery was an abomination everywhere.   Slavery existed in British, French, Portuguese, and Dutch colonies into the 19th. century.

Are there atrocities throughout history?  Yes.    The human race is an atrocious animal. 

Rather than mire ourselves in the past we should only be accountable for our actions today, for we live in a different time and different place. 

The discussion for reparation for slavery is a dividing issue and should not become a Democrat issue in the 2020 election.  Remember: the one and only goal should be to defeat Donald Trump. 

The discussion of reparation should be put on hold until after the 2020 election; at that time this discussion is warranted.

the Ol'Buzzard  


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."