I’m always saying, “America sure wishes they’d picked their own cotton,” so here’s a hilarious find:
America’s rise was “not through black people” and “has nothing to do with slavery,” Spencer retorted. “White people could have figured out another way to pick cotton,” he said. “We do it now.”
He is in a position to know. Spencer, along with his mother and sister, are absentee landlords of 5,200 acres of cotton and corn fields in an impoverished, largely African American region of Louisiana, according to records examined by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The farms, controlled by multiple family-owned businesses, are worth millions: A 1,600-acre parcel sold for $4.3 million in 2012.
Well, yeah, they “figured out another way” because they had to, when it became obvious that this whole slavery thing was Nowheresville.
It’s like other agricultural stuff.
Notice this year how everyone is, “Oh, hey, did I mention? We’ve got this new machine to replace Mexican stoop labor…?”
Which of course they’ve probably “had” for a long time, but now Trump is forcing them to dust it off.
Anyway, in case you missed my piece on Richard Spencer…