I give up.
The flow of bullsh*t from this administration is so robust that I can’t even keep up with it and I’d like to think I’m pretty goddamn prolific.
No sooner had I finished explaining that all Oklahoma lawmaker John Bennett needs to know if you’re a Muslim interested in meeting with him is whether you beat your wife, than someone e-mailed me a clip of Ben Carson (who, don’t forget, not only ran for President but is also a neurosurgeon) referring to the Middle Passage crowd as “immigrants.”
Have a listen as someone who we trust to cut open people’s brains drops some (soft-spoken) knowledge on you:
Yes, slaves were “immigrants who worked even harder and even longer for less.”
Much “less,” as it turns out.
And yes Ben, “they too had a dream.” But it most assuredly wasn’t a dream about their “great grandsons pursuing prosperity in America,” it was a dream about not being packed into the bottom of a slave ship and being shipped off to plantations on a continent that they didn’t even know f*cking existed.
And speaking of freed slaves…