Thursday, 30 July 2020

Tom Cotton Thinks Slavery Was a “Necessary” Evil

IN AN INTERVIEW published on Sunday, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton declared that “We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country. As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built.

What Cotton did not say is that the defenders of hideous acts almost always engage in this rhetorical tic, using that exact word: “necessary.

Much more @ TI.


  1. Union in America under the Constitution was possible w/o the existing institution of slavery in the States of the South? Who knew?

  2. In the 19th century, every philosopher of any repute described the American philosophy as "Pragmatism". I guess in the 21st, this is no longer the case.

  3. So it's 'pragmatic' to create a nation on the back of millions of slaves?

    Perhaps it was 'pragmatic' to massively enrich European states by means of murderous but very lucrative colonialism/Imperialism?