Arkansas Representative Jon Hubbard (R-Dixieland) would just like to go on the record and clear a few things up. For example, the era of Political Correctness has led to a profound mis-characterizations of slavery, which was actually a blessing in disguise (but only for black people) because have you SEEN Africa? He hears it is a total shithole. And Nazis — were they REALLY so bad? And if you think he’s stupid, it’s not his fault; you can blame integration. Jon Hubbard feels these things so strongly that he has written them down in a book that is widely available on Amazon, a few excepts of which are included after the fold.
So first things first. Slavery was a net positive, ESPECIALLY for black people, because it gave them a pathway to legal residency in the United States.
“… 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 course, they couldn’t take advantage of full benefits of citizenship until the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and some would argue that African Americans are still deprived of equal access to citizenship rights due to the combined effects of systemic racism. But all’s well that ends well! And Hubbard suggests that the next time they’re crying and whining about racism, they should ask themselves if things would have worked out better for them in Africa.
African Americans must “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa…Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?” (Pages 93 and 189)
See, guys, you MUST understand that. But you have to explain this to Blacks, because they aren’t super good at book-learnin, unlike white Southern conservatives like Hubbard, who excel at the arts of literature and rhetoric.
“Wouldn’t life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?” (Page 184)
And BY THE WAY, if you think Hubbard sucks at literature and rhetoric, he does, and it’s because of integration, not because he’s racist or stupid.
“… one of the stated purposes of school integration was to bring black students up to a level close to that of white students. But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students. To make matters worse the lack of discipline and ambition of black students soon became shared by their white classmates, and our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since.” (Page 27)
We figure that Hubbard has the following choices: 1) Claim that calling his book racist is more racist than actual racism. 2) Argue that we are all entitled to our opinions, and anyone who thinks that he isn’t entitled to his hates free speech and America. 3) Run to Mike Huckabee or Rush Limbaugh for cover and wait there until the GOP gets past the “we’re shocked, SHOCKED” phase and rallies around him. 4) Issue a non-apology apology about how he used the wrong words. Any guesses? We will keep you updated.