In case you haven’t been around Twitter or Facebook because, well, you work for a living, today is the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment. Not up on your Amendments past five? That’s cool, we’ve got you covered. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude (unless you were tossed in prison for being a scurvy turncoat). Let it not go unsaid that it was Western civilization that abolished slavery. Neither America nor western civilization invented slavery, despite what leftists may tell you. Slavery was a horrible thing but invented thousands of years before smallpox blankets were not given to the Indigenous peoples (we went there for our Thanksgiving video).
Keeping all that in mind, watch this:
So this Berkeley professor makes it sound like Westerners slipped on their long john silvers, jumped off their galleons, and shiver me timbers, AFRICANS! Why, I think I shall take me one of them there black folk and make him my slave.
Sorry, late trigger warning: slave jokes.
Except as pointed out, many of the slaves had already been enslaved by…wait for it…other Africans.
So many busted narratives.
Review: Slavery was horrible. People of any skin color who went out hunting for people to enslave were despicable people. A lot like our modern day abortion doctors, who subject tiny humans to brutality before killing them.
Some years later, this swinging place called America happened and it eventually abolished slavery. Not without a lot of fuss from people who probably had chants like “if you’re against slavery, don’t own a slave,” or “keep slavery safe and legal” or “people are going to have slaves anyway, might as well make it legal.”
Darn it, did it again. Late trigger warning: abortion references to slavery. But hey, Ben Carson linked abortion and slavery too. He’s blacker than me, he can play that card…