“The Blessing of Slavery”? Talk about saying the quiet part out loud!

Oh, those blessings. How we miss them down here in Dixie. Not many people know it, but Jefferson Davis was a wonderful dancer. And could he put together an ensemble. Now there was a dresser! Not like Lincoln with those long black undertaker coats and those stodgy top hats. Hand he could not even say Dix-uh. He would say Dix-ee. It was not Dix-ee, it was Dix-uh, I say.

Now sing along with me …”

Boy, the way those slaves would sing
Back when cotton was our king
We loved almost everything
Those were the days

And we knew just what was right
Slaves were black and masters white
Mister, we could use a man like ol’ Jeff Davis tonight

Didn’t need no FICA fee
All our labor was for free
To fire help – we used a tree
Those were the days

4 thoughts on ““The Blessing of Slavery”? Talk about saying the quiet part out loud!

  1. I’ve talked with Louie Giglio in the past and heard him speak on many occasions, and I really don’t believe that he meant what he said in the way that it came off. Agreed it was a horrible, and offensive choice of words, but I would be surprised if it represented his heart.

    1. You’re right, I think. Based on the context of his comments, it seems that he just made an awkward slip. But, dammit, that’s about the worst slip I’ve ever heard of.

      1. Maybe he personally didn’t mean it the way it came out, but thanks to ol’ Freud he brilliantly encapsulated the foundation of white evangelicalism.

    2. And he does admit that getting black people to work for no money was the key to building the “blessed” white world he’s talking about. Sure: foot, meet mouth. But he is at least a little anti-racist and possibly sincere about it (always hard to tell, though, with the churchy types).

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