The pony hidden in slavery is the fact that it was the ticket to America for black people. I have long urged blacks to consider their presence here as the work of God, who wanted to bring them to this raw, new country and used slavery to achieve it.
— Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal columnist Adele Fergusen, opining on God’s Upward Mobility PlanTM for darkies in America
Jeebus H. Christ. What the hell is this? Should I put on my sack cloth dress and go fry up some wings for Miss Fergusen up in the Massa’s house?
There are a lot of reasons why blacks should be pissed at being taken for granted by the Democratic Party, but when one thinks of the prospect of rubbing elbows with the likes of Ferguson in the GOP fold, it might provide a teensy reason to give pause. The brain firepower of Ferguson continues…
Besides freedom, a job and a roof over their heads, they all sought respect. But even after all these years, too many have yet to realize that to get respect, you have to give it.
The treatment given President Bush at Coretta King’s funeral was shameful. And these weren’t poor, uneducated black people who “dissed” him. They were among the country’s top-drawer blacks, there to bury black royalty. While Bush got the cold shoulder, former President Clinton was welcomed as if he still held the office.
Jesus’ General picked up on this, yet another display of the RepubliKKKan base.
I think you answered your own question about why black people aren’t flocking to the Republican Party. If, as you point out, slavery was a godsend to them, then surely, they’re still angry at Lincoln, the first Republican president, for freeing them. If it wasn’t for him, they’d still be enjoying all of the fruits slavery had to offer, things like: hand-me-downs from the big house; forced breeding; free scarification; the joy that comes from seeing your children selected for housework or sold to a master who doesn’t beat them during rape; and the comfort that comes from knowing one’s place in the world.
Ferguson isn’t the only one thanking God for slavery’s value to the darkies. Don’t you remember this “top-drawer” black of the Right, Mychal Massie of Project 21 (the “National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives”)?
From an earlier Blend post…
On the October 18 edition of the syndicated radio show Janet Parshall‘s America, Project 21 national advisory council member and columnist for conservative website WorldNetDaily.com Mychal Massie declared to host Janet Parshall that African-American churches today “have succumbed to hatred” and “disobedience to God.” Massie went on to proclaim that “the black people today that curse America are cursing God because if God had not permitted the Ashanti and Dahomey tribes of ancient Africa to trap other Africans and sell them to Muslims, who sold them to Europeans, we would not have what we have today.”