The Real Slavery Debate Wasn't North vs. South But the Anti-Slavery Republicans and the Pro-Slavery Democrats

THE REAL SLAVERY DEBATE WASN’T NORTH AGAINST SOUTH

“Number one, most Southerners did not own slaves. Most confederates did not own slaves. And the Northern Democrats, led by Stephen Douglas, protected slavery with the same zeal as the Southern Democrats. Right away you see this isn’t just a north/south issue. The real slavery debate was between the anti-slavery Republicans and the pro-slavery Democrats. So that is the first chapter of this narrative in which you see the Democrats are really implicated in the worst horrors of modern history.” —Dinesh D’Souza

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Decimated Black Communities Are Urban "Plantations"

I CALL [DECIMATED BLACK COMMUNITIES] THE URBAN “PLANTATION.”

“And it’s actually remarkable how similar the urban plantation is to the old rural plantation. This is not just some kind of general analogy. Think of the ram shackle dwellings of slave quarters on the slave plantation — you can find those [today] in inner city Oakland. Think about the amount of violence that’s necessary to hold the place together because slavery was based on force. Similarly today, cops have the toughest jobs in the inner city just holding the place together.” -Dinesh D’Souza

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