Skip to comments.Ark. GOP Calls Candidates' Statements 'Offensive' (Called Slavery 'A Blessing in Disguise')
Posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by lbryce
Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims.
The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday.
On Saturday, state GOP Chairman Doyle Webb called the books "highly offensive." And U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican who represents northeast Arkansas, called the writings "divisive and racially inflammatory."
Hubbard wrote in his 2009 self-published book, "Letters To The Editor: Confessions Of A Frustrated Conservative," that "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." He also wrote that African-Americans were better off than they would have been had they not been captured and shipped to the United States.
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It was, after all, their own people that sold them to the whites. We were unable to go get them from the jungle.
Exactly. There is no excuse for this nonsense. Making this statement now is the height of stupidity and the candidate should be kicked out of the party on the grounds of stupidity alone.
I would say askthe Australians of today whether they would go back to England or if they feel they are entitled to reparations.
The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. Over the next 60 years, approximately 50,000 criminals were transported from Great Britain to the “land down under,” in one of the strangest episodes in criminal-justice history.
The accepted wisdom of the upper and ruling classes in 18th century England was that criminals were inherently defective. Thus, they could not be rehabilitated and simply required separation from the genetically pure and law-abiding citizens. Accordingly, lawbreakers had to be either killed or exiled, since prisons were too expensive. With the American victory in the Revolutionary War, transgressors could no longer be shipped off across the Atlantic, and the English looked for a colony in the other direction.
Captain Arthur Phillip, a tough but fair career naval officer, was charged with setting up the first penal colony in Australia. The convicts were chained beneath the deck during the entire hellish six-month voyage. The first voyage claimed the lives of nearly 10 percent of the prisoners, which remarkably proved to be a rather good rate. On later trips, up to a third of the unwilling passengers died on the way. These were not hardened criminals by any measure; only a small minority were transported for violent offenses. Among the first group was a 70-year-old woman who had stolen cheese to eat.
Although not confined behind bars, most convicts in Australia had an extremely tough life. The guards who volunteered for duty in Australia seemed to be driven by exceptional sadism. Even small violations of the rules could result in a punishment of 100 lashes by the cat o’nine tails. It was said that blood was usually drawn after five lashes and convicts ended up walking home in boots filled with their own blood—that is, if they were able to walk at all.
And then I would ask what is the difference between Australians who descended from prisoners and black Americans who descended from slaves.
Well, yes. That has been my thought for a long time and I include the homegrown varieties. There will b jihad against all non Moslems so long as there is any Moslem. Better to distance them from civilized society. They can draw from civilization but they cannot participate in civilization and they erode and corrode civilization when they infest it.
African-Americans are part of the 5% — the 5% of slaves (less than 500,000) slightly more lucky than the rest (about 10 million) to have made it to what is now the USA instead of somewhere else in the Western hemisphere.
I believe I have seen black writers/pundits say the same thing.
Sometimes, to this Canadian, the lack of party discipline in U.S. politics is astounding. Here, in Canada, if a couple of Members of Parliament, or Members of a Legislative Assembly had said something so incredibly stupid (especially during an election year); their respective party leaders would have instantly booted them out of caucus. They would literally be moved to the other side of the aisle, and made to sit beside the Opposition parties. They would not be allowed to run again, under the party’s banner.
There are times, when party discipline is too rigid; and it is often relaxed for votes of conscience — but, this would not have been one of those times.
The Arabian market was every bit as big as the new world market.
Slaves in Arabia didn't leave many descendents.
The Arabs preferred their slaves castrated...
Someone page the black American author - I believe worked for the ComPost at one time - who wrote a book several years ago giving thanks that his ancestors were removed by force from Africa and brought to America as slaves.
So you wouldn’t mind being a slave, huh?
If you’d like to become a slave(since you think it is a good thing), I’m sure the government can accommodate you.
What ever happened to Liberia?
Of course not.....why be subject to that when 300 years from now, my descendants could STILL be subject to slavery and benefit from the joys of living in economic powerhouses as Liberia and Zimbabwe? They would miss out on such career opportunities as cannibal, child soldier, or malaria/HIV patient.
But of course, those would just be fantasy dreams because without slave traders to buy me, I most likely would've been executed after losing that last tribal war.
I'm so tired of the incessant need to cement the victim class. I'm also tired of history being used to berate the majority of the population and that we can never try to use any historical events for a positive outcome. But since that is the case, I don't see any blessings in disguise for my people either - forcing them into exile so they had to come to the New World. Now where's my reparations from the Catholic Church?
One thing is for sure. The US would have been better off had it not been kicked off with slavery established in the colony.
Our current President and his pals are determined to lay a bomb in their own nest and enslave everyone to avenge it. American leftist ideology is an inter-generational mental illness of self mutilation and suicide bombing.
Back in 1971 I knew a guy who was moving to Australia. And it was a privilege.
He’d spent 3 years in a waiting lie just to be considered, he had to have substantial money of his own, and he had to have a number of people inviting him, among them employers. Not to mention the security clearances.
Now, of course, it’s enough that you wave the koran in the air, and you can parasitize anything.
Thanks for posting that article — it is now my new benchmark for stupidity in print. The slavers weren’t Jewish — they were Muslim Arabs.
Two statistics that you can never say aloud:
— the standard of living of slaves in the South compared to Africa
— IQ’s of blacks versus whites
One version of the first arrival of African slaves in Jamestown colony is that they were cargo on a Portugese ship bound for South/Central America that was blown off course. The Portugese traders/ship captains had established a lucrative slave business with South/Central America planters before the English got around to planting colonies in what is not the U.S.A. Or so I’ve read.
Especially near an election.