Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...
Lost in any ability to discuss slavery in broad terms is that the Industrial Revolution ushered in the era when slavery was cost deficient to machine production. If man could outwork machines and be more profitable and horses could outwork trucks and cars we'd still be herding slaves on horseback.
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."
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