It’ll be like slavery.” Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here’s an example:
One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.
In 1756, he records that “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.” This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.
And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. “Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.” I could go on, but you get the point.
When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.
Martin Bashir did not actually say someone should deficate in Sarah Palin’s mouth, yet he was fired -I mean, “resigned” for his insightful commentary. It should be noted that Bashir’s comments were in response to Sarah Palin’s outlandishly ignorant comparison of slavery to the national debt
It should also be noted that when Mark Halperin called the President of The United States “a dick" on national television, a simple apology and a few days suspension was enough for MSNBC. It seems that having a White man directly and unambiguously insult Barack Obama is somehow a whole lot less offensive than a non-White man even hinting at what a racist ignoramus Palin is. If you look closely, you can see what White privilege and White Supremacy look like