Is it just me or does Alan Keyes’ attempt to claim that President Obama desires to turn us all into slaves utterly dependent upon the government rely on a rather odd understanding of the institution of slavery:
Keyes compared the institution of slavery with liberalism and socialism.
“What did it mean to be a slave?” Keyes asked. “It meant that you actually had guaranteed shelter, guaranteed clothing. Your master guaranteed your food, your clothing, your shelter and a job. “Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?” he said. “That’s exactly what the Obama faction and the leftists and the socialists and the so-called ‘liberals’ want to pretend is what all Americans should aspire to.”
Keyes said he grew up wrestling with the heritage of slavery and understanding its true meaning. As a result, he said, “I have seen through that phony promise of socialism, that government-dominated largesse. It simply means that we shall all become slaves on the government’s plantation.”
Is that what slavery was all about? An effort by white landowner to provide food, shelter, and jobs to blacks?
Did Keyes get that idea from a Texas textbook or something?