Monday, October 8, 2012
A Couch, A Rant and A Plea
Yes, that was a fun topic and I was ready to give it a few paragraphs until the latest rantings from a GOP State Rep from Arkansas. Oh boy. Jon Hubbard has written a book titled "Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative," in which he confesses to basically being a racist. Let's just read a few snippets from his book:
“… 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.” (Pages 183-89)
The blacks who could endure, would be rewarded...? Yeah sure, after they were whipped, raped, lynched and torn apart from their families, they most certainly would be thinking about their future generations living in the land of the free. But wait, it gets better. He talks about integration being not beneficial to either blacks or whites, sees blacks as lazy, and evidently they should consider themselves lucky for being enslaved. Because living in Africa...well, it basically sucked.
African Americans must “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan 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?” (Pages 93 and 189)
And of course, this guy is running for re-election. People of Arkansas...do not let this man be re-elected. Speak out against intolerance, inequality and racism..
Then we can all go back to talking about a guy and a couch.
Book quotes are from an article on talkbusiness.net.