Here’s a little thought exercise. But, first some…
A while back in some of my interactions with Brothawolf (BW) and other members of the Race Grievance Industry (RGI), I made a controversial statement. I said that a black friend of mine had declared to me the following: “Slavery was the worst thing to happen to the slaves themselves, but the best thing in the world for their descendant, today’s black Americans.”
His point: If today’s black Americans’ ancestors had not been hauled here to America in chains, either they themselves wouldn’t even exist, or… they’d be living somewhere in Africa and not in this the greatest, freest, most generous, biggest-spirited country in the history of the world.
This rankled with BW and, in high dudgeon, he told me of the evil of what I’d said. BW told me that I was trying to turn slavery into a good thing, that I was trying to pretend that white slavers had done a fine thing by purchasing black Africans from their black African captors, and bringing them to America. That I was trying to justify slavery itself.
Nope. Not at all.
And… it was a black man who’d told me that past slavery was a boon for today’s black Americans. Needless to say, that got me to thinking. Everything gets me to thinking!
The Thought Exercise:
What if you were to approach a man or a woman somewhere in Afghanistan, and say to him or her: (1) Where would you wish to live if that wish were to come true?
After the inevitable response: America! comes a follow-up question: “What if the price were that your great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather had to be kidnapped from his home and hauled to America to live, perhaps, the rest of his life in bondage — so that you could live in present-day America?
What do you think the Afghan’s answer would be?
Next we take that same question, and its follow-up, to Africa and go around polling Africans. What do you think their answer would be to those questions?