The other day
took place on location at Disney World. Possibly as part of an initiative to ruin the vacations of Make A Wishers. But hey, those who live in fantasy need to feel at home. It offered plenty of nightmare material... Like walking potato sack Whoopi Goldberg attempting to imitate Minnie Mouse. Avert your virgin eyes, children! One segment saw Whoopi and her cronies piling onto Ben Carson for his recent comments about slavery. Apparently he referred to slaves as "immigrants," which triggered a whole bunch of outrage from leftists. Surprise!
Look, it wasn't Carson's best soundbite. But
response to it? Waaaay worse...
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: The slaves, we looked out... One minute we were looking out going "Hey, what an amazing land!" And next thing we knew, we were like, "Nuh uh! What just happened?"
Look, nobody is arguing slavery is a good thing. But that's not how it happened. Familiarize yourself with a history book, Whoopi. Also maybe a better stylist. Think of the children.
is implying that Africans were planning Spring Break on the beaches of America when they were rudely interrupted by evil Westerners with handcuffs and whips. Not to be confused with local gay pride marchers. Except as it turns out, a huge majority of Africans were already enslaved... By other Africans.
In short, no. Africans weren't headed to America when they were suddenly snatched up by white dudes with sideburns in need of free labor. They were sold by fellow Africans. The leftist version of slavery is vastly different from what actually happened (see
Berkeley Falsely Teaches Students That Americans INVENTED Slavery
). Americans did play a large role in slavery, but invent it they did not. In fact, Americans ended the slave trade. Thanks to