"Levin fires back, "Of course there is a difference. One is subject to military law and the other the absolute power of the master.""What are we supposed to take from this? That military floggings HURT LESS than slave whippings? That white skin wasn't capable of feeling the depth of pain that black skin felt?"You really don't understand the difference do you?
So you really DON'T understand...if you did you would have ranted against me in a long post...lol
Wait your turn, Corey. I have 4 jobs to complete -- PLUS I'm trying to keep up with the Clinton Crime Family revelations, which seem to occur every hour. I'll get to you ... eventually.
That Levin post reminded me of this item-"While here [Cairo, IL], we saw one of the many evidences of radical inconsistency....I saw a brawny-looking specimen of the Puritan race, laying on unmercifully, with a large horse-whip, to several Negroes who were basking in the sunshine; he yelling, cursing, and slashing, alternately....I never saw a slave, in my years of experience in the South, so brutally beaten, even when convicted of a crime, and it seems strange that such a spectacle attracts so little attention in the free State of Illinois....the slave has merely changed masters."Scraps from the Prison Table (p.272) by Capt. Joseph Barbiere, CSAIsn't Corey from Illinois?
Southern Illinois wasn't much different than Kentucky or Virginia at that time. Hell, Cairo is farther south than Richmond. You would need to go farther North to find the more reasonable Yankees who had more of the Abolitionist sentiment.But then again go ahead a paint with that broad brush...
"that broad brush"The Black Code of Illinois applied to the whole state and authorized the whip for several offenses. I believe there was even a provision where a black person had to pay for his own whipping.
Taking so long to answer Connie that I am about to think you can't answer.
You're not real high on my priority list. In fact, you don't even make it on the list.