This was a real epiphany for me:
After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.
Finally, I understand the alliance between rebels and Randroids, Reardon metal and Robert E. Lee, the stars-and-bars and don’t-tread-on-me.
You see, those plantation owners weren’t slavers, they were job creators.