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[–] smokratez [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's more than a casual observation at this point. It's a pattern.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Seems like they try to make up for their shitty past. But they're really just annoying the shit out of everyone.

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[–] catechumen 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

It's not a proud moment and it really doesn't reflect on him at all. Confounding how this is even news.

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[–] catechumen 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

It's really no one's business and, obviously, it will be used to slander him. cough eh hem

It wasn't anything that he had any agency in, he wasn't even a distant dream at that point.

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[–] smokratez [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's offbeat, that's why I put it in offbeat.

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[–] catechumen 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Eh, the blame is mostly on the author and the documentary. I would share something like this just to show how ridiculous our media has become and the population for lapping it up.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, in a way it does reflect on him, because people like Ben Affleck like to pretend that they pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, and their success was all squeaky clean, and based on hard work. He is the direct beneficiary of slavery. Not that I hold that against him. It's not like he had a choice. It just says something about the way society is formed.

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[–] lofalexandria 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

To be fair, who would want anyone to know that their grandfather owned slaves?

It is not like there is literally anything that he can do about this in any capacity and the only thing people knowing this fact can be useful for is making people judge him for it like this is trying to do.

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[–] smokratez [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Trying to hide something you can't help, does add in making your look suspicious.

Did you do anything with my advice to improve your article?

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[–] lofalexandria 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Trying to hide something you can't help, does add in making your look suspicious.

Only to those inclined to suspicion. Those jumping on him for this would jump on him for anything given even a slight chance to spin something against him. What is this action suspicious of? Might he really be a time traveler who is his own grandfather and the slaves were really his?!?!

Don't get me wrong, I think Affleck is an idiot and his rants on Bill Mar a few months back were asinine. But using this situation as a tactic in countering him is beyond silly.

Did you do anything with my advice to improve your article?

You are talking about your suggestion to include something about math proofs in my article on scientific proof? No, I decided that I was going to keep the article as is, at least for now. I will look at it again in a few months and see if I want to add/change/revise.

Edit: fixed quotes, I had accidentally quoted the first line of your last post 2x rather than each line separately, should have been clear anyway from context but its fixed now.