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Gone for a Reason

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2003

Dave!Thanks to "Gone with the Wind" and numerous other glamorizations of plantation living in print and film, most people have this lovely mint-julep tainted vision of the Old South in their heads... filled with stately mansions like this one called "Oak Alley:"

Oak Alley.

Truth be told, it's a lovely home, and they have it fully decked out for the holidays.

Welcome.

But then you run across a shocking document recreation like this posted out back...

Value.

... and you are instantly able to put everything into perspective. Something about seeing a monetary value put on a human life that kind of destroys any beauty you might otherwise find in the surroundings.


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  1. Mocha says:

    Unreal. I don’t even know how to respond to this except with the appropriate shock and horror it deserves.

  2. It’s hard to fathom that people don’t understand how horrifying that piece of paper is. But it’s curious that they have it posted, maybe they’re trying to stay more true to history than just the white-washed version of the graceful plantation days? I don’t know…but that list makes me wonder about the inhumanity of the human race.

  3. It’s hard to fathom that people don’t understand how horrifying that piece of paper is. But it’s curious that they have it posted, maybe they’re trying to stay more true to history than just the white-washed version of the graceful plantation days? I don’t know…but that list makes me wonder about the inhumanity of the human race.

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