holy shit, there are no “positive aspects” to slavery. what the fuck is wrong with you people
let’s get real here.
the failed state of Florida has an excellent new idea about how it can miseducate its children.
Florida pushes its students to think more positively about slavery
what, and I can not put too fine a point on this, in actual fuck.
For example, according to the state’s new guidelines, instructors will be expected to teach students that enslaved Black people “developed skills” that “could be applied for their personal benefit.”
do I have this right? maybe — but just maybe — it was wrong take a bunch of people, chain them up and pack them into the hold of a ship, starve them, sell them into slavery, dehumanize them, force them to work for free, brutalize them, control every aspect of their lives, kill and rape them with impunity — and do this for hundreds of years — but at least we taught them useful trades, so it all evens out in the end?
what. the. fuck.
Ron DeSantis, the guy who liked to sit in on Gitmo torture sessions so he could have a good laugh, can’t understand what the ruckus is all about.
here’s Ron: “they're probably going to show some of the folks that eventually parlayed, you know, being a blacksmith into, into doing things later in life.”
folks, can we have a little chat about this guy?
this is what your back looks like when you’ve been whipped your entire life.
if you’d said to this guy, “we’re going to make it so until the day you die, it will be painful to wear a shirt, but also we’re going to show you how to make horseshoes,” do you think he would have answered “yeah, fair deal, bring it on”?
let’s get fucking real here.
this “slavery wasn’t really so bad” bullshit has been going on since forever.
Gone With The Wind is basically a three-and-a-half-hour-long pro-slavery manifesto. in one scene:
Ashley Wilkes, a gentle Confederate captain who never wanted to go to war in the first place, at one point begs Scarlett not to hire white convicts to work their lumber mill, asking her instead to let him hire “free darkies” because the convicts are badly treated by their Irish boss. Scarlett points out that there’s really no difference between slavery and hiring badly treated white convicts. Ashley insists that there is a difference because, “we didn’t treat them that way.”
“we didn’t treat them that way.”
sure you didn’t.
in Germany, schoolchildren are taught about the Holocaust. it’s mandatory. and they don’t sugar-coat it with stupid fairy tales. they don’t try to pretend that Jews learned useful skills like how to hide in an attic.
if German schoolchildren can learn about the horrors of the Holocaust, American schoolchildren can learn about the horrors of slavery.
stop the bullshit.
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