“The descendants of slaves are better off today because their ancestors were slaves”

Not only should American blacks not receive reparations, but they should be grateful that their descendants were slaves, because Africa is a hellhole. Seriously.

For the sake of argument we will assume all blacks here are descendants of slaves. That means Barack Obama, a black man, holds the highest job in the land. His brother lives in poverty in Africa and his Aunt is an illegal immigrant from Africa. Would Obama have been better off if his lineage had stayed in Africa? The US would be better off but would Obama?
The same is true for ALL blacks living here. Even the poorest of the poor have it better than the people living in Africa. Those in Africa are in absolute poverty with kids dying of malnutrition, people dying of AIDS and malaria and on top of that they have to worry about fighting among tribes. Where in America does anyone, black or otherwise, have it that bad?

Classic wingnut behavior: Cite what you think is the worst of what a place you’ve never actually seen has to offer, then claim that no one here has it that bad–ergo, a neat moral justification for slavery. That is just some dangerous stupidity. The sad aspect is that Big Dog believes he is being perfectly logical. Stupid people are wont to engage in such chicanery.

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  1. #1 by Dave Munger on April 23, 2009 - 11:36 am

    There’s also the question of WHY Africa is in such bad shape today. Might it not have to do with imperialism/the slave trade?

  2. #2 by Tommykey on April 23, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    Exactly, Dave. These apologists for slavery never seem to consider the fact that the slave trade damaged many African societies.
    If you’re ruler of kingdom A in Africa, and a bunch of white people visit you in big ocean going vessels and then tell you that if you provide them with African prisoners and in return they will give you guns to fight your rivals in Kingdoms B and C, you would likely take the offer, because you know that if you refuse, the white people will make the same offer to B and C and then those kings will come gunning for you.

  3. #3 by Spirula on April 23, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Where in America does anyone, black or otherwise, have it that bad?
    Gee, how about these people? Like Africans, victims of European colonialism, genocide and racism.

  4. #4 by meatbrain on April 23, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    By Dogmeat’s logic, he and his family should immediately sell themselves into slavery — because it will so massively improve the lives of his descendants.
    What a complete fraktard…

  5. #5 by humorix on April 23, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    In Martinique (French island of the Caribbean), there were more white slaves than black slaves.

  6. #6 by SouthernFriedSkeptic on April 23, 2009 - 4:43 pm

    You know, those pitbulls owned by Michael Vick and co. should be grateful. They could have been in the pound waiting to be put down, but instead they had food and shelter. So they were tortured and trained to fight, sometimes ending in violent death- at least they had an owner instead of sitting in the pound.
    Fucktards. And right wingnuts want to accuse secularists of being immoral. Anyone who follows bigdog should keep a scoop handy.

  7. #7 by SDC on April 23, 2009 - 7:05 pm

    Our old buddy Brutal on the CH forums hasn’t pulled that one out for a while…been too busy hating Mexicans lately…

  8. #8 by Bill from Dover on April 23, 2009 - 11:27 pm


    “I already know what I believe and nothing will change that.”

    Spoken like a true Conservative.

  9. #9 by Bill from Dover on April 23, 2009 - 11:27 pm


    “I already know what I believe and nothing will change that.”

    Spoken like a true Conservative.

  10. #10 by Brian on April 24, 2009 - 12:32 pm

    By this logic we should support teen sex because some of my best friends wouldn’t be alive today if their mom’s hadn’t chosen to get pregnant at 16.

  11. #11 by wybory sondaze demokracja on May 11, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    This way we can say it’s good that we suffered all the diseases in the past as it make the medicine progress or it’s great to have economical crisis as everything will be settled someday.
    Why something like that even popped up in this guy brain?

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