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July 03, 2015

Peak Vox?

Damn, I wish the British had won the Revolutionary War.

The main reason the revolution was a mistake is that the British Empire, in all likelihood, would have abolished slavery earlier than the US did, and with less bloodshed.

Abolition in most of the British Empire occurred in 1834, following the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act. That left out India, but slavery was banned there too in 1843. In England itself, slavery was illegal at least going back to 1772. Thatís decades earlier than the United States.


Can anyone spot the fallacy in this argument? In 1772, the colonies still belonged to the Crown...and it didnít end slavery here at all. It didnít impact the British slave trade much either; it took William Wilberforce more than three decades to end the British domination of the slave trade in 1807.

Scientists say about a theory so disconnected from reality that it can't even be tested that it's "not even wrong."

Vox pieces are not even wrong. They're not intended to be taken seriously. They are, as Jeff Goldbum described writing articles for People Magazine in the movie The Big Chill, calculated to be read in the time it takes the average person to take a shit.

This just continues the frivolous left's frivolous practice of posting nonsense to get outrage clicks.


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