Greetings from The Slave Detective,
It would appear that many people have been ‘Made’ by their experiences with Slavery!
Whilst I agree that everyone has a right to their opinion I think Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, might have a tough time explaining his point of view.
It might be possible he has been misquoted or taken out of context when he says:
“… 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 of his book “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,”)
Does he have a point when he says :-
… the immigration issue, both legal and illegal … will lead to planned wars or extermination. Although now this seems to be barbaric and uncivilized, it will at some point become as necessary as eating and breathing.”
For some immigration is an easy stick to hang many problems facing the poor in our countries.
We have a big issue with Roma families claiming huge amounts of benefits in The UK. They are just one Community of many who are.
Many have never worked or paid taxes in the UK but are entitled as a EU Citizen to claim benefits in certain circumstances. We targeted the false claims for benefits in Op GOLF when children were being Trafficked into The UK for this purpose.
Our system is creaking at the seams and huge amounts will be trimmed off the benefits budget very soon. Who will face the reductions?
I suspect many politicians will distance themselves from Jon HUBBARD though.
No matter what you try to say about slavery, it is unacceptable and maybe his time would be put to better use not making vague statements about the history of slavery but recognising there are slaves today who have a right to life.
There is NEVER an easy answer. In truth you need sometimes to spark debate to be able to discuss openly this subject. He may have done a good thing suggesting that African slaves had better lives under slavery than in Africa?
It sparks the debate! I doubt though that those were his motives?