I am watching the Sally Hemmings and I am angry.. Not at whites but if I see a red head they may have to run. Angry at black folks today. After seeing this show and the various images of both Black men & women being rapped and emasculated has pushed me nearly over the edge. The schools that I normally attend has been called off for the students safety. I am at a lost..... They honestly do not see the bigger picture and sit idly by in history while being slowly poison.
Here are some tid bits about the founding fathers....
JEFFERSON COMPARES WHITES AND BLACKS
"Are not the fine mixtures of red and white, the expressions of every passion by greater or less suffusions of color in the white race, preferable to that eternal monotony, which reigns in the countenances, that immovable veil of black that covers all the emotions of the other race? Add to these flowing hair, a more elegant symmetry of form, and their own judgment in favor of the whites, declared by the preference of them, as uniformly as is the preference of the Orangutan for the black women over those of his own species. The circumstance of superior beauty is thought worthy attention in the propagation of our horses, dogs and other domestic animals; why not in that of man? . . .
"They secrete less by the kidneys and more by the glands of the skin, which gives them a very strong and disagreeable odor. They seem to require less sleep. . . . They are more ardent after their female: but love seems with them to be more an eager desire, than a tender delicate mixture of sentiment and sensation. Their griefs are transient. In general their existence appears to participate more of sensation than reflection. To this must be ascribed their disposition to sleep when abstracted from their diversions, and unemployed in labor. An animal whose body is at rest, and who does not reflect, must be disposed to sleep of course. Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me, that in memory they are equal to whites; in reason, much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid; and that in imagination they are dull, tasteless and anomalous. . . . The Indians will astonish you with strokes of the most sublime oratory; such as prove their reason and sentiment strong, and their imagination glowing and elevated. But never yet could I find that a black had uttered a thought above the level of plain narration. . . .
"In music, they are more generally gifted than the whites with accurate ears for tune and time. . . . I believe that disposition to theft with which they have been branded, must be ascribed to their situation, and not to any depravity of the moral sense. The man, in whose favor no laws of property exist, probably feels himself less bound to respect those made in favor of others. . . Notwithstanding these considerations which must weaken their respect for the laws of property, we find among them numerous instances of the most rigid integrity, and as many as among their better instructed masters, of benevolence, gratitude, and unshaken fidelity. The opinion that they are inferior in the faculties of reason and imagination must be hazarded with great diffidence. To justify a general conclusion, requires many observations . . . where our conclusion would degrade a whole race of men from the rank in the scale of beings which their Creator may perhaps have given them."--From Notes on Virginia, 1785
When Washington died in 1799, he had more than 300 slaves. In his will, he arranged for them to be freed after the death of his wife.
I have read many passages that try to justify his keeping the 300 and that his opinion changed toward slavery as he grew older and that is why set them free when he and his wife died...... Come on now!!! He did not have heir in the sense of son or daughter. Although convenatly some of his freed slaves were well taken care of...... HMMMMM????
Back to Sally and Tom:
The movie tried to romantacize their relationship but it is sick no matter how you flip it. Tom was on some other level stuff anyone can see that... Hell he is the one that resurrected the Library of Congress. That is why everything around him fell apart. He knew the truth about slavery and the Africans that were being held against their will. When you knowingly do wrong hell is what must be paid. This propoganda that is trying to romantacize Sal and Tom (his financial demise) is just that a fictious story. Rather Tom and Sally loved each other is pure speculation. They did have kids and the Jefferson clan because I would burn Monticello to the ground and tell those white decendants that were in denial to kiss my rear.