Gee Pat, think how well they would have done if they were free.

22 03 2008

Pat Buchanan (via Kos):

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.

There’s a tiny speck of truth in this.  The death rates of slaves in the United States were much lower than they were in the Caribbean or South America, but that’s cold comfort compared to all the awful things that happened to slaves while they were alive.




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