Sneaky TT (11/18/09) 22.15 (1:04:19 / 59.1 MB)
The Overnightscape Underground – November 2009 – Track 15

“Your Late Night Broadcast” online at onsug.com
Created by Frank Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com) in New Jersey, USA
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Frank in NJ and NYC. Went to see The Dead Weather and Violent Soho last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Weirdly, the bus comes from another direction. Perspectives on Texas history. And much more.
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License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Attribution: by Frank Edward Nora – more info at onsug.com

2 Responses to “Sneaky TT (11/18/09) 22.15”
  1. chad bowers says:

    Frank, Thanks for pointing out some great points about the Alamo, It is something that more people should know about.

    It is surprising to people like you and me, that others would have slaves, but we must realize that slavery has existed in recorded history for over 6000 years, and probably existed during pre-history periods as well.

    Also before we are too quick to judge our dead relatives for accepting its existance, we should think about the millions of slaves alive today, that work in sweat shops around the world.

    We occasionally think about them, but all too often, we just support their existence with our purchasing habbits.

    How is it that we accept the death of millions from starvation? How do we value low prices higher than human life?

    There seems to always be horrible people in the world that will do whatever it takes to exploit others, the rest of us, like cattle or sheep, may not like it, but often we don’t know what to do, or how to stop it.

    I have read about the usual justifications that were givin in the past to justify slavery such as biblical quotes, comaring them to wild animals, saying that we are saving them from hell, or that we were bringing them knowledge of god, but I can’t believe that most people did not realize in their hearts that it was wrong. I have to hope that at least there was some dissonance in their minds about the worlds reliance on slavery.

    Just as it is easy today to blame the “3rd world” people for modern slavery, we must admit some culpability on behalf of the dead americans, as their demand for lower prices was also responsible, so too, were the demands of American and European industrialization. (Its not like the millions of dirt poor southerners were buying all that cheap cotton)

  2. chad bowers says:

    http://www.freetheslaves.net

    A great resource for learning about what we can do to help fight slavery.

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