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Sarah Palin Tells African Americans That They Misinterpreted the Word Slavery

Posted by on Nov. 13, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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Sarah Palin Tells African Americans That They Misinterpreted the Word Slavery


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Sarah Palin is telling African-Americans that they don’t know what the word slavery means. Palin reacted to her use of the term slavery by saying that people are misinterpreting her.

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TAPPER: So, you obviously feel very passionate about the national debt. The other day, you gave a speech in which you compared it to slavery.

PALIN: To slavery. Yes.

And that’s not a racist thing to do, by the way, which I know somebody is going to claim it is.

TAPPER: Don’t you ever fear that by using hyperbole like that — obviously, you don’t literally mean it’s like slavery, which cost millions of people their lives and there was rape and torture. You’re using it as a metaphor.

But don’t you ever worry that by using that kind of language, you — you risk obscuring the point you’re trying to make?

PALIN: There is another definition of slavery and that is being beholden to some kind of master that is not of your choosing. And, yes, the national debt will be like slavery when the note comes due.

TAPPER: So you’re not — you’re not work — I mean I’m — I’m taking it as a no, but you’re not — you’re not concerned about the language —

PALIN: I’m not one to be politically correct, evidently.

TAPPER: OK.

PALIN: And, no, I don’t — I don’t worry about things like that, because no matter what I say, no matter what a lot of conservatives say, they’re, you know, they’ll be targeted and distractions will be attempted to be made to take the listener and the viewers’ mind off what the point is, by pointing out, oh, she said the word slavery in a speech, and, I did say the word slavery, because I want to make a point.

TAPPER: You can understand why African-Americans or others might be offended by it, though?

PALIN: I — I can if they choose to misinterpret what it is that I’m saying. And, again, you know, I’m sure if we open up the dictionary, we could prove that with semantics that are various, we can prove that there is a definition of slavery that absolutely fits the bill there, when I’m talking about a bankrupt country that will owe somebody something down the line if we don’t change things that is, we will be shackled. We will be enslaved to those who we owe.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, slavery as a noun means, “the state of being a slave :the practice of owning slaves.” There is no meaning of slavery as Palin described it in the interview. All the definitions of slavery are related to owning other human beings as property.

Sarah Palin seems absolutely unaware of the fact that a white person telling African-Americans that they misinterpreted the term slavery reeks of both white privilege and racism. Palin is an example of the Republican Party’s attitude towards minorities. She doesn’t care if the use of the term slavery offends people. In fact, she probably hopes that it will offend people so that she will get even more attention.

Republicans are always trying to diminish slavery by comparing their own plight of maybe having to pay higher taxes, or the bills that our government ran up as slavery. The truth is that these things have nothing in common with slavery. The debt does not mean that the American people are literally shackled with no human rights. Paying the debt does not make Republicans property.

The legacy of slavery is alive and well in much of the racism that we see in our country today. The sort of racism that Sarah Palin has repeatedly used against President Obama.

All Americans know what Sarah meant, and her attempt to blame African-Americans and others for misinterpreting her only compounds the racism.

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by Platinum Member on Nov. 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

slav·er·y (sl v -r , sl v r ). n. pl. slav·er·ies. 1. The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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See? Just look at the full definition. It isn't just about owning people! Amazing what you can find in the dictionary.


slav·ery

 noun \ˈslā-v(ə-)rē\

: the state of being a slave

: the practice of owning slaves

Full Definition of SLAVERY
1
:  drudgerytoil
2
:  submission to a dominating influence
3
a :  the state of a person who is a chattel of another
b :  the practice of slaveholding
grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:29 AM
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 She is correct.  We, as a country, are owned lock stock and barrel by China (mostly).  And when the majority of people in this country are dependent on gov't welfare programs, they are owned by the gov't.  The final nail in our coffins is Obamacare.  When the gov't controls your health care, it controls you.

No matter what Sarah Palin says, the left will have shit fits over it, so she ignores them.  Black, white, green or purple with yellow polka dots, they will all object to what she has to say.

Tapper was just attempting to set her up, and she called his bluff. 

YEAH SARAH PALIN

slave noun \ˈslāv\

: someone who is legally owned by another person and is forced to work for that person without pay

: a person who is strongly influenced and controlled by something.

 

 

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:30 AM
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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:38 AM
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 The big ta do about nothing:

 

Sarah Palin's Talk About Federal Debt Slavery Drives Liberals Crazy

 

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Kurt Nimmo
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November 11, 2013

 Sarah Palin makes sense and liberal Democrats hate it.

 Palin compares the national debt to slavery. "Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China," she said in Iowa on Saturday. "When that money comes due... it'll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master."

 For the libs at Salon, the online magazine that has squandered $83.6 million since its inception, Palin's comment about servitude harks back to the Old South, plantations, whip crackers and slavery.

 "Once again, Sarah Palin appears confused about United States history. In a speech at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's fall fundraiser over the weekend, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate likened the federal debt to slavery," Jenny Kutner leads off.

 Democrats invariably liken any criticism of Obama, Democrats in Congress, socialism and the policies of the federal government to racism. It's really the only weapon they have when faced with reality.

 "Ultimately, debt is slavery," Ron Paul wrote back in 2004. "Every dollar the federal government borrows makes us less secure as a nation, by making America beholden to interests outside our borders. So when you hear a politician saying America will do whatever it takes to fight terrorism or rebuild Iraq or end poverty or provide health care for all, what they really mean is they are willing to sink America even deeper into debt."

 But then Salon thinks Ron Paul is a racist. It's the only ammo they have against him. He's a racist so his economic critique should be dismissed out of hand.

 It is not clear how those who defend socking their grand children into debt can simply dismiss this immense problem. If we take the art of statistics away from the government and the banksters at the Federal Reserve and the Treasury, we discover that the national debt is around 17 trillion dollars. Unless this astronomical debt is excused, it will have to be paid back.

 Earlier this year, San Diego economics professor James Hamilton said he "believes the government is miscalculating what it owes by leaving out certain unfunded liabilities that include government loan guarantees, deposit insurance, and actions taken by the Federal Reserve as well as the cost of other government trust funds," Fox News reported in August. He pegged the national debt close to $70 trillion.

 Put aside the debt slavery that will be imposed on future generations. Our problems are more immediate. But you don't hear the liberals at Salon talking about it. Most of them believe we are on the road to recovery.

 "The earthquake will come via a collapse in the market for U.S. government bonds as domestic and foreign investors realize that the only way Uncle Sam can meet his future spending obligations is to print massive quantities of money," Boston economists Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns warned in 2008. "The result will be sky-high inflation and interest rates and, most surely, a prolonged reduction in output and employment. This could happen today. It could happen tomorrow. But it will happen here just as it has happened in every other country that tried to spend far beyond its ability to pay."

 This article was posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

 

MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 7:41 AM

She is such an idiot.

She only tosses the word slavery around like brushing her teeth because we have a black president.

She just wants to race bait.Someone needs to pick the cotton out of her brain.

You betcha Palin...You Bitcha

 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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I get what she was trying to say. Terrible choice of words though.

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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I can't believe I am about to say this.  I get where she is coming from.  There are certain words in the English language that have more than one meaning.  Slavery is one of them.  People need to really educate themselves on vocabulary before going off the deep end about the racist connotations.  Still a poor choice of words on her part but that is nothing new.

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Do you look for racism everywhere?

Quoting MomTiara19:

She is such an idiot.

She only tosses the word slavery around like brushing her teeth because we have a black president.

She just wants to race bait.Someone needs to pick the cotton out of her brain.

You betcha Palin...You Bitcha



squeekers
by on Nov. 14, 2013 at 3:36 PM

 

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