Arkansas State Rep: Slavery ‘May Actually Have Been a Blessing in Disguise’ for Blacks
We spend an awful lot of time condemning slavery, but have you ever stopped to think about the good it did?
No, because you’re not a monster. Luckily, Republican State Representative Jon Hubbard of Arkansas has you covered. In his self-published book, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative, he explains the bright side of slavery:
The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.
Well, gosh, when you put it that way. Hubbard goes on to argue that a life of slavery would have been “likely much better” than a life back in Africa: “Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?”
Maybe consider this: if the slave trade and colonialism had not raped and decimated the African population, maybe they would have developed thriving, prosperous nations in Africa? Just sayin’