Birth of a Nation – Nat Turner’s Rebellion

I watched the new version of “Birth of a Nation” last night on HBO. Beautifully cinematography, we’ll directed and acted.

Though the outrage is understandable and the taste of the fruits of revenge is momentarily enjoyable, I am not in 100% agreement of what Nat Turner did for two reasons, his actions and actions of his followers ultimately caused the deaths of other slaves not involved in the uprising through revenge by the white slave owners. Second, they not only killed their male slave owners, but wifes, children and babies as well. That was not justice.

And to add, Turner’s belief that he had freed the slaves once the owners were killed, was sadly misconceived.

It was the outcome of the Civil War which justifiably ended slavery. It was the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that corrected the many, many shortcomings.

But there are still many problems to work out. But as stated by Turner’s wife in the move, “those who live by the sword, will die by the sword.” At this point of our evolution process, we should solve problems by discussion and compromise, not by violence.

Author: Broker Associate, EXP Realty LLC

Christopher S. Garguilo, Broker Associate EXP Realty LLC I have been in the Real Estate Industry for 20 years. Originally licensed in New York City, where I held a Broker's Real Estate License, I have been licensed in Virginia for 14 years and now am an Associate Broker for EXP Realty LLC. Having relocated myself, I am well aware of questions and concerns that buyers may have who are moving from regions outside of the Hampton Roads vicinity. I have thoroughly researched the area and look forward to sharing this positive info with you. In my years of Real Estate Brokerage, I have learned that buyers and sellers ultimately want to work with agents who are professional, courteous, and sensitive to their needs. I have incorporated these values in my work ethic and have built long-term relations with both property owners and buyers. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music and have a strong fondness for classical music. I am a constant attendee of the Virginia Philharmonic and an avid listener and member of WHRO-FM. I also have a MBA from Long Island University. I have developed websites and am a firm believer that the majority of all purchases, whether it is Real Estate or the latest DVD movie, originate on the Internet.

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