Sad to read something as poorly reasoned as this in @NRO National Review.
The same tired defensiveness taught in segregated Mississippi 50 yrs ago—Africans sold their own into slavery...Muslims started it...other places enslaved more...
National Review’s answer to the @NYTimes #1619Project reads like talking points from a Confederate veterans reunion, circa 1915.
Jefferson Davis would applaud. I’m surprised it left out the shameful old shibboleth about slavery saving souls by spreading the gospel of Christ.
When did it become a defense of immorality in recent American history to point out that Greeks did something vaguely similar 2000 years ago? What relevance does ostensible racism in the Islamic world have to discussion about human trafficking by Christians in the US? 3/5
National Review’s attempt to distract from the horrors of American slavery is like saying that Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t so bad because he didn’t invent child molestation and other perps did even worse things.

It’s child-logic evasion of historical reality.
#1619Project 4/5
There is plenty to debate about slavery’s role in the making of America. But instead of honest discussion, @NRO National Review, @FoxNews, @seanhannity, @newtgingrich are outraged by any suggestion of American imperfection.

It’s worship of a false idol / idyll.
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