withoutsanctuary.org
Comments about Without Sanctuary
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

African American History Response

 
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    withoutsanctuary.org Forum Index -> Read Visitor Comments
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
FreddyD



Joined: 25 Jan 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:19 pm    Post subject: African American History Response Reply with quote

I like so many others who have posted on this sight, was moved by the numerous and gut wrenching photos on the movie, but all in all I would say I was not shocked by them. I can clearly remember many other gruesome photos of blatent cruelty by human beings who are not that different from you and I. Right away, one thinks back to the photos of the soldiers torturing the prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison and the smiles on many of their faces as they were doing it. So while it is nice to think that this unjustifiable cruelty was a one time anomaly, I fear that it is in fact, still alive and well in the world today.
Another thought that comes to me as I watch this movie is the realization of the lengths that people will go to, to defend their way of life and long held beliefs. We see the South doing anything and everything to preserve what they believed was the correct order of the world and to protect what they viewed as their heritage and history. Is it any wonder that the North was not able to win the war of Reconstruction. The North's main goal during the war was to preserve the union and when that was accomplished, they lost their main motivation. But as we have seen here and in the War in Iraq, winning a war does not change a way of life or culture, which can take hundreds of years. While many of us would like to view Reconstruction and its bloody results as a part of history, I feel it is still a current event and a work in progress.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    withoutsanctuary.org Forum Index -> Read Visitor Comments All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group