On yesterday’s edition of CBS This Morning, Virginia Governor Ralph northam actually said:
“We are now at the 400-year anniversary — just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Old Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe.”
Indentured servants? INDENTURED SERVANTS?????
Indentured servants were people who either owed debts, or took on debts, which they would work off over a period of years, after which they became free.
Does this brain stem actually believe that the Africans who were rounded up, sold to slave traders, and then sold to slave masters, were indentured servants?
How many African slaves does he think came to the New World to work off a debt? How many does he think were told “Well, a few years have passed, you’ve worked for me and now you’re free. Have a nice day”?
I have written for a week about the fact that ralph northam’s casual acceptance of infanticide is an immediate, irrevocable disqualifier for the governorship of Virginia (or any other position in any other state anywhere).
Then there is the fact that northam had the blackface/ku klux klan picture on his medical school yearbook page (let’s remember that, even if he wasn’t in the picture, he allowed it to be placed there).
And now we find out that he thinks the African slave trade was equivalent to indentured servitude.
Personally, I don’t give a damn about ralph northam’s medical training. This man is an idiot. And every day he stays in the Governor’s office is an affront to every citizen of Virginia.