Dr. Carson and President’s Obama’s Use of the Word Immigrant to Describe Slaves

Yesterday Dr. Ben Carson sent self-righteous liberals into a tailspin over his comments about slaves. Dr. Carson while talking to Housing and Urban Development employees said the following “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity.” He said “there were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.” In response to this, the eloquent Samuel L. Jackson who said that he “voted for President Obama because he was black,” and received absolutely no blow the way a white person would if he said something similar (not to digress), said  “mutha f****ka please.” Other celebrities practically lost their minds, while USA featured a headline that said Dr. Carson called slaves immigrants. As can be imagined, their indignation, and hate for any black person who strays from the liberal plantation allowed them to miss the context in which Dr. Carson used the word “immigrant”. One commentator talked about him being the token black man in President Trump’s cabinet, and in that one statement lies the root of their response to what he said. Dr. Carson does not fit the mold of a how a black man should behave. He has no axe to grind against the system, he does not think that white people are to blame for everything that is wrong in the black community. He talks about personal responsibility, and he believes in the promise of America for everyone willing to seize on the opportunities that this country offers to all.

His statement was an opportunity for them to hurl more invective at him for being what they perceive as the white man’s stool. They had absolutely no interest in the context of his words. These same people who were so offended by Dr. Carson’s statement were silent when his highness, the immaculate President Obama said the same thing that Dr. Carson said. These were the words of his holiness Barrack Obama in one of those rare moments when he attempted to speak positively about the country: “that’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less, but they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land. Was he saying that slaves were immigrants in the sense of how we normally understand the word? Now, not to be a defender of President Obama, but obviously in the context of what he was saying, he used the word immigrant as a euphemism to make a larger point. The point that both he and Dr. Carson made was that even under the circumstances in which they came to America, black people still had hopes and dreams for themselves, and their posterity, that America would indeed live up to its promise towards all men. Many people would not use the word immigrant in any context to describe slaves, and no one would fault them for that, that is understandable, but by the same token context is important. It is intellectually dishonest to take the words of Dr. Carson to mean that he believes slaves were immigrants in the regular sense of the word. If you apply that standard to what he said, you also have to apply it to President Obama who also said this “We say it so often, we sometimes forget what it means — we are a nation of immigrants. Unless you are one of the first Americans, a Native American, we are all descended from folks who came from someplace else — whether they arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande.

So, to the people who are condemning Dr. Carson for his use of the word immigrant to describe slaves; you have the right to feel the way you do one would guess, but did you feel the same way when President Obama said practically the same thing? Did he deserve to be lambasted in the same manner with a headline in USA today saying “President Obama uses the word immigrant to describe slaves?”

It never gets old pointing out the stark, raging hypocrisy of the hateful left. This response to Dr. Carson is not so much about what he said, as it is about him being a black supporter of Donald Trump. He is an independent black man who does not walk around in the chains that some white liberals and members of the black left attempt to place on him. He marches to his own drumbeat, and that is the real source of the rage. It is transparent to all those who are not afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Let the left continue to expose themselves, let the beautiful people of Hollywood continue to rage. The more they do, the more Americans will see this ideology for the cancer that it is.

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