Another Republican Proudly Keeps the Flames of Bigotry Burning Strong
Are all conservatives and Republicans racists? No, not at all.
But if one is a racist or bigot, are they more likely to be Democrat or Republican?
Republican, of course. If you’re an ignorant, hate-spewing fearmonger, there is a home for you in the GOP. So much so that you might even get elected to congress at the state or federal level. Just ask Jon Hubbard. He knows.
As a matter of fact, the Arkansas state Rep. is so proud of his racist views that he actually wrote about them in a book he titled, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. Hubbard is not shy in telling the “black race” that the whole slavery gig they endured for almost 250 years, well, that was a good thing – a blessing in disguise, if you will.
“… 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.”
There you go. What’s a little enslavement when the end reward for your descendants is citizenship in the “greatest nation” on the face of the earth. And yet, blacks still bitch about it. Ingrates. Slavery, at least in Hubbard’s mind, was nothing more than a minor irritant compared to what life in Africa would have been like.
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?”
See? Hubbard understands that having every one of your basic human rights forcefully taken away is much sweeter than living free and walking around the dark continent wearing little more than a leopard skin loin cloth. He understands this because…because…never mind. He gets it. You don’t.
Unfortunately, Hubbard tells us, this freedom thing did go too far. The “black race” should have been satisfied with the Emancipation Proclamation and not pushed for more equality. Apparently, school integration really messed up white folk.
“… 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.”
Damn lazy, ignorant “black race” really screwed it up for all those hard-working white folk, didn’t they? Shameful.
All good racists can thank good Republicans like Jon Hubbard to keep the flames of hate burning strong.