Chris Hayes Podcast With David W. Blight | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 119 | MSNBC

Chris Hayes Podcast With David W. Blight | Why Is This Happening? - Ep 119 | MSNBC 1

 

Who should we be building monuments to in America? Few figures have pushed for a truly fair and equal society in this country like Frederick Douglass. A man who saw the full promise of American democracy even years before the start of the Civil War. This week Chris sits down with professor and historian David Blight to talk about his Pulitzer winning book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The two discuss the life of the freed slave, orator, and writer whose words would go on to push America toward the multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-ethnic democracy that we still are striving for today.

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18 Comments on "Chris Hayes Podcast With David W. Blight | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 119 | MSNBC"

  1. The essence of it is trump doesn’t do his job but says that he does, and to his core he is unable to tell the difference.

  2. Past President James T. Buchanan, a Scottish Reverend, didn’t start the Civil War. He’s a fair example to celebrate.

  3. Powell Languages | July 30, 2020 at 12:59 PM | Reply

    Who wants to admit that they come from a place of wrongdoing. So, we make excuses in order to soothe our delicate egos. We rewrite history.

  4. Keep the faith, fight the good fight and stay true to the Lord. It is almost time, hang in there ……

  5. America has no official language, no official religion, no requirements of birth, breeding, race, or creed. Thanks for this. It’s a beautiful podcast. Douglass is as close as America could come in the nineteenth century to its ideals. It would be a shame if we lost Douglass’s vision of what the nation could be.

    It wasn’t perfect, no vision is, but it was as close to a reformation that any of us would see until Vine Deloria started writing. ❤️. Cheers.

  6. Hate cannot die until the teaching of it does. If you look at the past 200 years vs the past 2000 we have made a lot of positive progress in a comparably short amount of time. Far from acceptable but real change does not happen overnight. We need to start talking to each-other again and put down the megaphones. Stop yelling from the far right and far left. We need to stop throwing stones and start planting seeds. The healing needs to start with the removal of blatant racist behavior at the very top of our society. If the leader of the free world is permitted to spread divisive hate we have failed ourselves. Think about that come November.

  7. Eric Francis | July 30, 2020 at 1:11 PM | Reply

    Humanity’s problem is that it’s sinful, and God being a perfect and holy being must judge sin. God saw our problem and solved that problem when He came to the very world He created, as Jesus. He came to save all who would humble themselves and admit they’re lost and see their need for Him. That perfect and holy God took the entire multitude of our disgusting sins on Himself at the cross of Calvary and took our punishment for them when He shed His blood and died on the cross in accordance with the Scriptures, He was buried, and He rose on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. If you simply trust in His finished work on the cross for your sins, you will be saved. He is coming so soon!! (:

    • There is a reason that we have a separation of Church and State. The Christian founders whom were very religious knew that and made sure to make it a point to keep personal spiritual beliefs out of politics. I am NOT criticizing your personal beliefs. You are entitled to that as a human being. But please respect our democracy as our forefathers wisely did.

    • Lynda Liephatdt | July 30, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

      What who’s family are you talking about? Read american history and compare it to other countries. We are all from somewhere else.

  8. And above all Douglas was unapologetic !

  9. Why not build statues to anybody but maybe landmarks to progress of unity.

  10. D E N Y I N G – THE mode of operation for the nefarious left. Stay the course.
    N e v e r agree with the opposition. ( even if they are correct )
    PROJECTION – ALWAYS accuse first to set precedence. C r e a t e the narrative (even if it’s false or a lie) to support the agenda.
    NEVER ADMIT – ANYTHING. Reflect, deflect AND blame.
    The MSM has sold their souls and carries the water bucket for this mindset. They prop up their talking points with fabrications and out right lies with such rapid fire coordination amongst themselves. To the part of the population that doesn’t partake in truth finding – to them it seems as if, “since ALL the media is saying the same thing…..it MUST be t r u e!”

  11. Remember when the days were sunny and the ENTIRE MEDIA wasn’t actively trying to divide the US and make us all miserable?!

  12. Thomas De Quincey | July 30, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    Why should a few thousand protesters be allowed to speak for a whole city. People moan about trump being a tyrant, but this is tyranny in action isn’t it? By tearing down statue’s the protesters are acting extra-judicially. Without the consent of the people is the definition of tyranny.

  13. Thomas De Quincey | July 30, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    Why should a few thousand protesters be allowed to speak for a whole city. People moan about trump being a tyrant, but this is tyranny in action isn’t it? By tearing down statue’s the protesters are acting extra-judicially. Without the consent of the people is the definition of tyranny.

  14. Thomas De Quincey | July 30, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    Why should a few thousand protesters be allowed to speak for a whole city. People moan about trump being a tyrant, but this is tyranny in action isn’t it? By tearing down statue’s the protesters are acting extra-judicially. Without the consent of the people is the definition of tyranny.

  15. TRUMP 2020!!!!

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