I am thoroughly disheartened by the remarks of Ben Carson who somehow thinks slavery was a good thing and that they came to this country voluntarily on a pleasure cruise. This is no accident that he was picked by 45 and the darling of white folk because he will any do any foolish the to advance the white supremacy agenda. They say and claim he is a brilliant neurosurgeon and that he detached a pair of twins, after his remarks on slavery I highly doubt this at all. Besides if he had done something so remarkable; he would have said so himself. I have not heard him say anything that makes any sense at all.
Nonetheless, I am sure he has heard the rumor that white folk kidnapped black people from Africa, put these people of color on ship and brought them to America in the most horrible conditions to be used for free as a beast of burden. So to the so-called Dr. slavery is in the strictest sense of the term, any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property. A slave is unable to withdraw unilaterally from such an arrangement and works without remuneration.
Many scholars now use the term chattel slavery to refer to this specific sense of legalized, de jure slavery. In a broader sense, however, the word slavery may also refer to any situation in which an individual is de facto forced to work against his or her will. Kinda like today’s prison system. Scholars also use the more generic terms such as unfree labor or forced labor, to refer to such situations. This clown must know that a slave his ancestors and mine were bought here against their will in this deplorable situation as a slave from the time of their birth, capture, or purchase.
Even though slavery is now outlawed in every country that is if you don’ count the millions in prison; the number of slaves today is estimated between 12 million and 29.8 million by most historians. Yet, this guy calls them immigrants! This character is the most disgusting form of a person in my opinion! Make no mistake he said this to lend a sense of normalization to the wretchedness of the practice and to appease the white folk he is trying so desperately to gain favor with or as we would say to be a good “House Negro”! His statement flies in the face of what even a fifth grader knows!
Carson perpetuates the false narrative of America as a land of opportunity where everyone came of their own free will. The so-called American Dream has been a nightmare for those who were enslaved by this America. All I can say is that you beware of false narratives this guy is as delusional as his Master. And that is my thought provoking perspective…