Legendary TV Mini-Series "Roots"

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OneHundrethMonke y

Kaplan, LA

#1 Jun 18, 2013
I realize that some of you may have opened this topic because you were maybe hoping that this award winning mini series that played back in the late 70's might be coming back to local TV, cable, or satellite. "Roots" was on my mind because I watched Django Unchained about a month ago and thought it would be nice to have my family set and watch "Roots" as I did as a child. Teach my kids some morals maybe. For those of you that are interested, the series is available through NETFLIX on DVD. But that is not my point.....

On this topic, I would like to reveal a very great TRUTH that came to me after watching Roots again for the second time as an adult in the year 2013. More to come if I see any interest in the topic. If no interest, then oh well, your loss.

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boatlander

Crowley, LA

#2 Jun 18, 2013
Even before I looked it up, I found it real hard to believe Alex Hailey could trace his family tree back more than 75 years. Its not like they kept accurate records in the courthouse on Slaves. Slaves were considered property, and were usually only found in the probate records. And in those probate records, there was no mention of the parents of the slaves. On top of that, I have trouble believing that Kunta kinte was the actual name of this slave. When a slave came to America, no one cared what his native name was, no one documented it. ( I just looked up Kunta Kinte', and sure enough he was a fictional character that Alex Haley borrowed from someone elses book.) In the beginning, Alex Haley did not admit that Kunta Kinte was fictional. Only when pressed with the evidence, did he finally explain that one of his research assistants made the mistake. Even so, I enjoyed the story.

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voter

Lafayette, LA

#3 Jun 19, 2013
boatlander wrote:
Even before I looked it up, I found it real hard to believe Alex Hailey could trace his family tree back more than 75 years. Its not like they kept accurate records in the courthouse on Slaves. Slaves were considered property, and were usually only found in the probate records. And in those probate records, there was no mention of the parents of the slaves. On top of that, I have trouble believing that Kunta kinte was the actual name of this slave. When a slave came to America, no one cared what his native name was, no one documented it.( I just looked up Kunta Kinte', and sure enough he was a fictional character that Alex Haley borrowed from someone elses book.) In the beginning, Alex Haley did not admit that Kunta Kinte was fictional. Only when pressed with the evidence, did he finally explain that one of his research assistants made the mistake. Even so, I enjoyed the story.
And do you believe that the President and his wife can produce hard proof of their genealogy that they have released to the media? I don't think so!

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Mitchell

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jun 19, 2013
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And do you believe that the President and his wife can produce hard proof of their genealogy that they have released to the media? I don't think so!
How can he provide a genealogy when he can't even provide a birth certificate!
Neither the Catholic Church nor the courthouses recorded the birth of slaves. They were recorded as physical property, only. All evidence is here-say.
Monkey, Haley was caught red handed using another author's name which he has now had to admit. Kunta kinte(?) was in no way his (Haley's ) relative.
The first thing that crossed my mind years ago is the fact that a slave in America would never have two names let alone be allowed to go by his African name.
The story while being accurate in many ways is a farce of Haley's heritage.
Much like the fiction of Barry's!

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Mitchell

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#5 Jun 19, 2013
Barry = BHO

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Mitchell

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#6 Jun 19, 2013
Shoulda checked your post BL before I posted.
Straight on.
OneHundrethMonke y

New Orleans, LA

#7 Jun 20, 2013
So then, Roots does not rate to be shown again on TV?? Is that what is being pursued by the commenters here?

And who is the A hole that rated me clueless and nuts? I'd like to break my foot off in your ass.

Oh, but please, do go on. Any more comments?

Since: Apr 13

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#8 Jun 20, 2013
Being of mixed hertiage, I have traced my mother's side of my "roots" back to Virginia. My grandfather told me that my great great great grandmother was 9 years when the slaves were freed. He retold stories of her life that were handed down through family, much like today when I tell them of family members who have passed on. My great great great grandmother was given the last name of "Brown" because the family who owned her last name was "Brown". I found much of the information that has gotten me this far with the help of census records, which only go back to the late 1800's. It's very tidious work. Roots is a great story, not one I would watch over and over. It happened, learn from it, and move on. Alex Hailey did trace his roots back, but in reality you can only go back so far. He should have told the truth about his book, because they are records that do show how slaves were captured, died on the journey to American and was sold off of auction blocks. Their names was changed, even here in south lousiana we have African Americans who last names are Mouton, Hebert, Thibodeaux, Williams because their ancestors were own by these families.
lemonjello

Crowley, LA

#9 Jun 22, 2013
OneHundrethMonkey wrote:
So then, Roots does not rate to be shown again on TV?? Is that what is being pursued by the commenters here?
And who is the A hole that rated me clueless and nuts? I'd like to break my foot off in your ass.
Oh, but please, do go on. Any more comments?
I'm ready for that great truth you promised us.
OneHundrethMonke y

Kaplan, LA

#10 Jun 23, 2013
Great Truth? I believe whatever I type on here would be ridiculed by this rogue "judger" intent on seriously pissing me off.

but anyways "mind over matter right" I dont mind cause he or she doesnt matter.
OneHundrethMonke y

Kaplan, LA

#11 Jun 23, 2013
My Great Truth has to do with "Human Slavery". We all believe that it was the black African that was the victim of Slavery in America and in other parts of the world. We believe that these conditions devided America into the North and the South. We all believe that American killed American over it in the Civil War. Yes, some fought to free the slaves, but I believe they were fighting over something else all together.

You see....the only reason Human Slavery ever came to be in the first place was because of the ability of the Rich White Ma'ssa to fork up the money to buy these poor black people. There was a demand for them and there was MONEY to buy them! A demand from the people, the government, big business, the economy of the time and (the owners of the banks). The Negro Slave made the White Ma'ssa of the South rich. They made it possible for America to have a great economy because of what they were forced to produce. Trade goods, food, and MONEY flow. Was the Civil War really fought to save these poor black people and end human slavery and the Great American Economy forever. I think not....Because now, there is a new kind of slave. A slave that thinks he is free. A slave that works of his own free will and voluntarily gives up his children as slaves. His skin is black, white, brown, yellow and red. And he still serves the same Powerful Ma'ssa. Slavery never ended. It was just made to evolve because the Rich and Powerful Ma'ssa saw that there was just so many Negroes to be had. He needed more humans, and to do that, black skin wasn't required anymore. Think it over. You will see. The Civil War was fought over jealousy and pride. Not to save the black man I assure you.

Since: Dec 11

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#12 Jun 23, 2013
Pretty interesting for a monkey. Different slant for sure. I will have to sleep on that.
soooooo

Abbeville, LA

#13 Jun 24, 2013
what about the white women that were "slaves" before the negro you don't hear them shouting "race" every time they don't get a free check.
Monkeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy any way just a bit of history they never teach lol liked that thought: I don't mind cause he/she don't matter
what was the subject ha ha ha
OneHundrethMonke y

New Orleans, LA

#14 Jun 24, 2013
Yep, women slaves too. They've existed for a long time and still do today. And still woman slavery is facilitated by the means of money. They don't see the money, but their sellers do and their owners reap the benefits. Lower paid women than their male counterparts in the workplace is also a problem today, and it all has to do with the rich trying to come up with an excuse to hold onto more of their money.

I guess the real subject here is....Money determines our pecking order. More than we can imagine. We've let it be that way. It keeps us right on slavin and we're happy to get some of it for our service. Even though the rich don't like to share their pie with the "HELP".
OneHundrethMonke y

New Orleans, LA

#15 Jun 28, 2013
No Topix, I will not let you hide my topic amongst your trash pile. What is this, some kind of conspiracy? Bastards.
no roots

Abbeville, LA

#16 Jun 28, 2013
Nobody wants to hear about ROOTS.
boatlander

Crowley, LA

#17 Jun 29, 2013
OneHundrethMonkey wrote:
My Great Truth has to do with "Human Slavery". We all believe that it was the black African that was the victim of Slavery in America and in other parts of the world. We believe that these conditions devided America into the North and the South. We all believe that American killed American over it in the Civil War. Yes, some fought to free the slaves, but I believe they were fighting over something else all together.
You see....the only reason Human Slavery ever came to be in the first place was because of the ability of the Rich White Ma'ssa to fork up the money to buy these poor black people. There was a demand for them and there was MONEY to buy them! A demand from the people, the government, big business, the economy of the time and (the owners of the banks). The Negro Slave made the White Ma'ssa of the South rich. They made it possible for America to have a great economy because of what they were forced to produce. Trade goods, food, and MONEY flow. Was the Civil War really fought to save these poor black people and end human slavery and the Great American Economy forever. I think not....Because now, there is a new kind of slave. A slave that thinks he is free. A slave that works of his own free will and voluntarily gives up his children as slaves. His skin is black, white, brown, yellow and red. And he still serves the same Powerful Ma'ssa. Slavery never ended. It was just made to evolve because the Rich and Powerful Ma'ssa saw that there was just so many Negroes to be had. He needed more humans, and to do that, black skin wasn't required anymore. Think it over. You will see. The Civil War was fought over jealousy and pride. Not to save the black man I assure you.
I'm impressed. Someone actually started a thread that doesn't have to do with someone's arrest, or someone's divorce, or someone's misfortune.
I see where you are going with this notion. I happen to be one of those who keeps my life complicated by chasing the dollar. A simple person I know who is also engaged in the chase said out loud one day "is all this work necessary?" And I got to thinking.
Am I really living? I can live good on half of what I make. And then I'd have more time for my simple past times.
You are correct, many people are slaves to the bank. Take a look at the "rent to own" industry. There is only one of many profit making businesses that keep a poor man poor. If I need a washing machine, I'll go down to the store and pay 450.00 and buy a new one. Better than that, I'll follow craigslist for a week, and catch a good used washer for 125.00 cash. Well, a poor person may not have a computer. He may not have the resources to find the deal. Then when he finds it, he doesn't have 125.00 spare cash to buy the washer. But he does have an extra 22.00 a week for a new washer from the rent to own place. he'll pay on this washer for a year or more before he owns it. A year at this rate equals 1144.00 total cost. Now mind you, the washer he gets, is the bottom of the line washer, a Roper. It would sell for 350.00 at best.
The auto industry makes slaves out of "not so poor people". In the past, if you had a car that you owed 13,000.00 on, and it was worth 9600.00 then you were only getting 9600.00 trade in value. But in their greed, the auto dealers decided to let you go in the hole before it leaves the lot, and add 3400.00 to the purchase price. Is this insane? How do they make this seem so normal? Now in four years, instead of losing 3400.00 on the cars value, you are losing 7800.00
How long can this kind of wreck less financing policy keep going?
I is

AOL

#18 Jun 29, 2013
koo tah kin tay

Since: Dec 11

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#19 Jun 29, 2013
No!!! Yo name be Toby!!!
HA HA

Abbeville, LA

#20 Jun 30, 2013
no roots wrote:
Nobody wants to hear about ROOTS.
Right those "fake" blondes sure nuff don't

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