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Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:05 PM

My top 5 "Darkest Moments in America History"

Last edited Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:34 AM - Edit history (1)

5- The last 4 years of tRump presidency

4- Kennedy Assassination

3- the Vietnam war

2- the Civil War

1- the genocide of the Indigenous Americans


This is my list. It is not cemented in stone. Change my mind.

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Reply My top 5 "Darkest Moments in America History" (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 OP
empedocles Dec 2020 #1
Glorfindel Dec 2020 #2
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #8
lpbk2713 Dec 2020 #3
Arne Dec 2020 #4
My Pet Orangutan Dec 2020 #6
UncleTomsEvilBrother Dec 2020 #5
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #10
zipplewrath Dec 2020 #7
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #9
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2020 #11
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2020 #12
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #13
Act_of_Reparation Dec 2020 #14
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #15
Act_of_Reparation Dec 2020 #16
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #17

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:07 PM

1. Slave owner/Robber Baron, cruel ripoffs

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:07 PM

2. ummm....I think you mean "assassination"

I mean there may have been "assignations," but they'd hardly count as darkest moments.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:32 AM

8. darn spellcheck and being blind

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:10 PM

3. The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl might squeeze in there somewhere.



It might be a tough call.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:17 PM

4. I've got one

When Yellowstone blew up and destroyed the Northern hemisphere.
Oh that hasn't happened yet?

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Response to Arne (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:20 PM

6. The bartender said 'We don't serve time-travellers here.'

A time-traveller walks into a bar.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:20 PM

5. People...

...literally "owned" other people and considered them less than human by raping them, beating them, and treating them like animals. It's even sanctioned by the US constitution.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:41 AM

10. Yes

I was doing an all inclusive with that and the Civil War, but that is not accurate. Thanks for adding it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 09:28 PM

7. Trail of Tears

Innumerable white riots against black communities that wiped them out, often killing many of them in the process.

Jim Crow

The attack on Fort Sumter.

Mexican American War

The internment camps of WWII

The War on (some) Drugs.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 09:34 AM

9. Those are some good ones

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 10:21 AM

11. Slavery and its aftermath.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 11:43 AM

12. Pearl Harbor?

 

9/11?

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:49 PM

13. In my list neither of those are in Top 5

but all lists are subjective.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 12:51 PM

14. Interesting that slavery didn't make the cut.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 07:55 PM

15. As I said in another post, I combined

the civil war and slavery into one thing. It may have been wrong not to separate them. But, it WAS what the civil war was fought over.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 09:37 AM

16. Hey, no judgement.

Ask somebody to rattle five things off the top of their head, it is interesting to see how the unconscious mind works. I would also say there's a lot of recency bias in your picks, i.e. events that happened during your lifetime. Vietnam, Kennedy, and Trump are all very important to people in a particular age group, but how does their broader impact stand up?

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 10:55 AM

17. Yeah, it's all subjective.

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