In a speech to employees of Housing and Urban Development, our new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development said:
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
In Secretary Carson’s interpretation of history, which I have never heard before, slave traders were actually engaged in a humanitarian effort to offer African immigrants free transportation to the land of milk and honey where they could “really hard for less” in pursue their dreams.
Somehow, in his book The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Anti-Bellum South, Kennith Stampp, like most American historians, missed this explanation of slavery in America.
I assume next old Ben will be explaining how the U.S. Government in the 1800’s helped American Indians by providing them with free escort so they could pursue new opportunities in the American west and how the tears shed during the trail of tears were actually tears of joy.
Sorry, I can’t go on, my head hurts. What an idiot.
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