Ruminating over slaves as “immigrants”

Unwilling Immigrants



Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.” ― Carl Sagan

Ever wonder what the country’s top officials are smoking in the Oval Office these days? Besides being confused, forgetful and obstinate they are also rewriting the history and actual events that made the country what it is today. Ben Carson stated that the slaves were really immigrants who “came” here and worked “really hard for less.” That mind-set fits in quite well with president Trump’s notion of “doing more with less” now doesn’t it?

Can you sense a kind of well orchestrated cultural conspiracy going on here folks?

A concerted effort by Trump and his appointees to redefine certain cultures and races in terms that are easier on the palate to digest while at the same time divesting those people whose ancestors lived through such terrible and exploitative times of their right to experience the roots of the culture.

President Trump must have the Adam in the Garden of Eden mentality in high gear these days whereby Adam was empowered by God himself to name the inhabitants of the newly created world in terms that were both good and pleasing to him. What an ego.

And The Donald’s rather infectious ego is affecting his associates to the point where some will soon be rewriting their own personal history and experience in order to stay aboard that star-studded bandwagon.

Trump’s public “attack” began with Black History month wherein he not only downplayed the importance of the month to African-Americans but interjected his bewilderment in the fact that he had lost a goodly portion of the popular vote and was perplexed as to the reason how that could have happened. Afterall everyone in the country loves the big guy….don’t they?

The co-chair for the Women voters for Trump recently expressed her  sadness that a hostile and misunderstanding media is treating him so shabbily. This same woman did not discuss his tweets or outright lying but only expressed her concern that a large majority of the country misunderstands him so. Boo hoo.

There was quite a difference between those willing immigrants landing on Ellis Island seeking asylum from hostile lands and the slaves who were shanghaied and shackled to come to a new world they did not understand or want to visit.

To demean the fear, outrage and humiliation they felt is an outright affront  against humanity and common decency.

Slaves were forced to work harder for nothing and their efforts made their owners that much richer.

Dr. Carson, open your eyes and actually see what’s going on around you. — gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

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