"We're not gangster"

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Bkite, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    I didn't know that Harriet Tubman carried a firearm. While they taught about her when I was in public school, they out that part.


    http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/harriet-tubman-myths-and-facts.html

    "Fact: Harriet Tubman carried a small pistol with her on her rescue missions, mostly for protection from slave catchers, but also to encourage weak-hearted runaways from turning back and risking the safety of the rest of the group. Tubman carried a sharp-shooters rifle during the Civil War."
     

  2. Nullifier

    Nullifier Active Member

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    "We're not gangster"

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    Here's a bit of history for you. You're looking at my family's ancestral log cabin, built in 1798. My ancestors were abolitionists, and this house was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. They didn't keep a guest registry, but anecdotal evidence suggests that Harriet Tubman was a frequent visitor. See the photo with the cutout in the wall and ladder underneath? That leads to secret cellar where runaway slaves were hidden on their way to freedom.

    I would think that Harriett Tubman would have likely carried out of necessity for her own safety. It was a pretty dangerous mission.
     
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  3. AzB

    AzB Well-Known Member

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    I used to work with a young black girl with the last name of Tubman. One day, I asked her if she was related to Harriet and she said yes. We talked about Harriet for a bit, and then I said something like "I bet you get asked that all the time".

    And she said "No, you're the first person to ever ask me".


    I thought that was kinda sad. Harriet was the kind of person we need more of in this country. She should be a role model.
     
  4. moe mensale

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  5. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Too bad nobody kept a journal or recorded history. Where this building located?
     
  7. Nullifier

    Nullifier Active Member

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    Springboro Ohio, north of cincinnati
     
  8. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    Can't blame them though. Even in Ohio, it wasn't safe to keep such evidence.
     
  9. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I read the article. I still don't get your point. Are you agreeing or disagreeing with it?
     
  10. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    Agreeing or disagreeing with what?
     
  11. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    In the article, the gentleman said this, regarding an armed robbery he experienced as a retail manager:

    I don't really understand that thinking. That lack of a desire to preserve one's own life, that desire to refuse to be victimized, is disturbing to me. It's just odd to me.

    No one wants to take a life, but no one wants to get killed by a thug, either. I guess he has the freedom to choose. Weird way to think, though.
     
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  12. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    I concur
     
  13. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    It's the baseless empathy syndrome. You don't want to kill someone, so you make yourself helpless and unable to save your own life.

    Look, I'd rather a criminal thug not target me, so I could avoid shooting them, but my empathy for their life ends right at the point where they threaten mine.

    If I have to pull the trigger on a criminal to save a life, I can assure you that I will NOT be seeking any "counseling" or any other emotional or mental support. I won't need it. I will sleep well that same night.


     
  14. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    I suspect that if he were actually put in the situation of being robbed while armed he would think differently.

    Nemo