March 19, 2014

Why we hate, Ctd Solomon Northup

Master Ford with Solomon Northup in Charlie Brooker's film adaption of the memoir by Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup wrote about his life in Twelve Years a Slave, the story of a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. In that he shared his thoughts about his slave master, master Ford:

"The influences and associations that had always surrounded him, blinded him to the inherent wrong at the bottom of the system of Slavery. He never doubted the moral right of one man holding another in subjection. Brought up under other circumstances and other influences, his notions would undoubtedly have been different."
My previous post on 'Why we hate' with Andrew Sullivan here. On hate and mistrust as the basic canon of Northern Ireland life here. On Daniel Hannan and cognitive dissonance here. And my article 'Why we hate in Northern Ireland' on here.

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