Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Yesterday's Most Offensive And Ridiculous Blog Post

Granted I did not surf the entire Web, but this Brad Ford offering from The Right Side Blog can't have many competitors.
Farmers don’t abuse, neglect, or minimize animals under their care because problems will show up. Even slaveowners centuries ago understood this. No, people aren’t animals, but the same dynamics about caring apply. Families know this instinctively.
I will try to make my sentences simple in clear so that the logically challenged Mr. Ford does not get confused.

First, I did not know that members of families were like either slaves or animals.

More importantly, slavery is morally wrong.  (For all the readers who possess an IQ above Mr. Ford's, please insert the word reprehensible.)  Further, reducing humans to the level of chattel "minimizes" them.  As for "abuse" and "neglect," accounts of freed slaves are replete with accounts of both.

I would also point out to Mr. Ford that there are more slaves today than there were at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.
According to research carried out by the organization Free the Slaves, more people are enslaved worldwide than ever before.
In its 400 years, the transatlantic slave trade is estimated to have shipped up to 12 million Africans to various colonies in the West. Free the Slaves estimates that the number of people in slavery today is at least 27 million.
I'm pretty sure all 27 million are abused, neglected, and minimized.

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

I'm not sure who Brad Ford is, but some of his previous blog posts have shown a distinct obtuseness and disinclination to really think about what he's saying.