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Old September 29th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #21

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I never said anything about being calm, rich, and radical making someone a homicidal terrorist. Could you please point that out?
"For killing thousands of people. John Brown didnt even kill 10 people I think. Though if he had been calmer and richer, I guess he could have gotten up in the thousands or maybe hundreds of deaths. Too bad he didn't, or else alot of innocent people, civilians, and Southerners, heck he might've turned eastwards and attacked kentucky and the northern slave states. Alot of people would have died. Would've made you happy eh Ritocal?"


I"m sorry that there is nothing you can say that will make me believe that it is right for you or me, to own another human being.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 12:13 PM   #22
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I never said anything about being calm, rich, and radical making someone a homicidal terrorist. Could you please point that out?
"For killing thousands of people. John Brown didnt even kill 10 people I think. Though if he had been calmer and richer, I guess he could have gotten up in the thousands or maybe hundreds of deaths. Too bad he didn't, or else alot of innocent people, civilians, and Southerners, heck he might've turned eastwards and attacked kentucky and the northern slave states. Alot of people would have died. Would've made you happy eh Ritocal?"


I"m sorry that there is nothing you can say that will make me believe that it is right for you or me, to own another human being.

That was IF he was like you wanted him ... calmer and richer.

I never said slavery was good, I just think John Brown didn't take the right approach. Hell if it was like that today ...... "Hell, I hate the ******* police giving me DUIs, lets go shoot them!" .... and they do it.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #23

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There was a movie about Brown starring Earl Flinn in the 40's and another starring the same guy in the very early 50's which centered on the class at West Point who fought the Civil War and it has a large part devoted to Haper's Ferry.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 08:01 PM   #24
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Are there any good movies out there about John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry?
None that are totally about John Brown readily come to mind, though such would be interesting. However, the movie North and South (I think that's the title - anyways, it's the one that follows two buddies, one from Pennsylvania and the other from South Carolina, from West Point through the Mexican War and the Civil War) does have a scene wherein "Captain" John Brown, "Provisional President of the United States" stops the train that these two junior officers are riding on just outside of Harper's Ferry.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #25
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some docs and a couple bigger names in hollywood have tried, but none have been made. I am working to make one right now and we are excited to be moving forward. going to some actors now with a script based off of evan carton's great book on the subject called, patriotic treason. everyone on this post should read- regardless of their feelings for the man.
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Oh? Let me use smebody then. Osama Bin Laden.



Osama Bin Laden didn't just sit around and say stuff like "arogant capitalist, infidel America, etc.} No. Osama Bin Laden didn't he took action.




Osama Bin Laden was and is rich. His family has a very big building company. Osama Bin Laden is calm, he accepted the Americans help in fighting off the Russians, but he still held them as enemies, even if secretly.

Now .... what do we remember Osama Bin Laden today for? For not sitting around and taking action?

No. For killing thousands of people. John Brown didnt even kill 10 people I think. Though if he had been calmer and richer, I guess he could have gotten up in the thousands or maybe hundreds of deaths. Too bad he didn't, or else alot of innocent people, civilians, and Southerners, heck he might've turned eastwards and attacked kentucky and the northern slave states. Alot of people would have died. Would've made you happy eh Ritocal?

Finally I've met someone who agrees with my Osama and George Washinton analogy.
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some docs and a couple bigger names in hollywood have tried, but none have been made. I am working to make one right now and we are excited to be moving forward. going to some actors now with a script based off of evan carton's great book on the subject called, patriotic treason. everyone on this post should read- regardless of their feelings for the man.
Cool. Will he be the hero or the villain?
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #28
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we def take the position that his crusade was a triumph and what he did was right. we make sure to let the audience know he believes he was chosen by god to do this, and we let it be known that fredrick douglas, though a friend, didnt agree with him that his mission was the right move at the right time.
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Keep us updated on it.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #30

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THey should make a movie about John Brown to show that he was a man to sacrifice everything for a worthy cause. To sshow he wasn't just a crazy blodthirsty man that enjoyed killing. While ill agree he was a bit of the madman he did amazing thing. He helped bring on the Civil war and free the Slaves more then any other person. John Brown was not some phsychopath but a brave and just person.
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