"America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known." ~Pat Buchanan~
What is with these clowns on the right and all the slavery references? They seem fascinated with the institution of slavery these days. There is no doubt in my mind that they long for those good old days when slavery was all the rage. (Yes, even the Negro conservatives, because they were in the house with Massa.)
Is it any wonder that given this type of rhetoric, our welfare cowboy friend, Cliven Bundy, felt so comfortable declaring that under slavery black folks had it better? The right was even angry at the movie, 12 Years A Slave; because they thought that it portrayed slavery in a negative light. Think about that for a minute. I mean how else are you going to portray slavery?
Anyway, the latest idiotic and ignorant pronouncement comes from none other than my old friend, Angela McGlowan, the former "beauty queen" who is probably even more clueless than Sarah Palin.
“Dealing with Lincoln and Barack Obama, you do have a slave mentality today,” she said. “Even though we had the LBJ Great Society, we have a people enslaved on the government dole, where we have people paying for people to have more kids out of wedlock, paying for more people to go to prison instead of getting a job.”
“So we do have a problem with slavery today, as Lincoln did back in the day, even with LBJ’s policies,” McGlowan continued. “Because you have certain people that want Obama phones, free phones, free food stamps, and the whole nine yards!” [Source]
Did you get that? She said "free food stamps", as opposed to the ones you have to pay for. What an idiot! And "a problem with slavery today"? The only problem we have with slavery today is that some folks believe that it should come back.
Angela, I honestly can't wait for those "slaves" to storm the big-house on the plantation that you are living on.