The torture of Michelle Obama’s life – living in a house built by slaves**.
It’s a wonder she was able to survive, let alone suffer all the perks of the staff, the lavish state dinners – it’s a miracle she’s still alive to tell the tale to young black minds in Harlem to whom she spewed forth her misery.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CAUSES NAUSEA. Watch at your own risk.
**Well, her story isn’t exactly the truth, but hey, why not teach young minds the wrong facts from the beginning?
From the White House Historical Association website:
Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings.
Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government’s quarry at Aquia, Virginia. Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the President’s House. The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.
The good news is there’s only 230 DAYS 09 HOURS 37 MINUTES left for their insufferable blatherings about how racism has torn us apart. Um, it’s THEIR racism that has torn us apart. Not mine. Not yours.
The bad news is who fill live in the White House next. The politics have gotten so dirty and awful, even I can’t watch anymore. Ugh.