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The average woman spends 11 minutes a day blow drying her hair in the bathroom.

Well, the hair that's left and not clogging up the shower drain.


The best part about living in Washington State?

You don't need a summer body if you don't have a summer.


Going To College?

Here is a definitive list of items you must take to college with you this Fall:

Extra internal organs to trade for tuition: One kidney alone will cover 3 credit hours!

$8,000 cash: For books! Oh, you thought your tuition covered books? AHAHAHAHA!

Several changes of extremely ugly, unattractive clothing: So you'll fit in with all the other GenZ kids.

Extra change of pronouns: You racist bigot.

Cat ears for some reason: Everyone's doing it.

Acoustic guitar and ability to play one song: Everyone will love you!

Small fan, reusable water bottle, pencil case, and durable book bag: To sell for beer money.

Magneto helmet to keep professors out of your head: Helmet hair isn't a problem because you'll never want to take it off. Ever.

#2 pencil: To poke your eyes out during the cafeteria's drag show.

A completely new identity for when you first get canceled for telling a politically incorrect joke on social media.


I'm sleeping with the minister's wife. Can you keep him busy in church for an hour after service for me?

Mike doesn't like it, but being a friend, he agrees. After the service, Mike asks the minister all sorts of stupid questions, just to keep him occupied.

Finally the minister gets annoyed and asks Mike what he's really up to. Mike, feeling guilty, finally confesses, "My friend is sleeping with your wife right now, and he asked me to keep you occupied."

The minister thinks for a minute, smiles, puts a fatherly hand on Mike's shoulder and says, "You should hurry home now. My wife died a year ago."


What sits at the bottom of the sea and twitches?

A nervous wreck.

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“You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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There’s No Despot So Tyrannical As A Green Politician by I & I Editorial Board

Reports of unrest over environmental policies from the Netherlands and Sri Lanka are much more than novelty news. What is happening in both spots is a lesson that has to be learned quickly. If not, there’s deep trouble ahead.

Dutch farmers, whose history of crop yields puts them among the most productive in the world, continue to protest rules that limit their use of nitrogen, a nutrient in commercial fertilizers that converts to nitrous oxide, which is feared as a greenhouse gas. Officials expected them to cut use 50% nationally, which means in some regions, the reductions will be as high as 95%.

The crippled farmers, their survival under attack, are, as they should be, revolting.

“Imagine if you’re a fifth-generation farmer, living on your land, making a living, being part of the local community” and suddenly there is “basically no future, no future for farming, but also no future for the economic, social, cultural fabric of the countryside,” Wytse Sonnema of the Netherlands Agriculture and Horticulture Organization told the Australian media.

“There’s a broad sense of frustration, of anger, even despair amongst farmers at the moment.”

But political officials don’t care about the effects of their tyranny. They’re too dedicated to demonstrating before the world their great green cred.

Don’t think that it can’t happen here. Canada, which exports tens of billions of dollars of agricultural products to the U.S. every year and is, unfortunately, “led” by boy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, plans to force nitrogen cuts that will “decimate Canadian farming.” And also don’t think such a truly rancid idea won’t easily make it across the border to Washington and blue state capitals itching to put more restrictions on an ostensibly free people to carry out their eco-madness.

Meanwhile, a year after announcing the country would become the world’s first 100% organic nation, Sri Lanka is a “nation wrecked by green agricultural policies.” Its agriculture sector is in such ruins that the country is begging Russia and India for fuel, the economy has collapsed, and there’s not enough money to buy food. The Sri Lankan president, whose palace was stormed, will leave office Wednesday, and the outgoing prime minister as well as dozens of other politicians have nowhere to live because hungry and desperate protesters have burned down their houses.

Imagine this country had Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal become law. Its fanatical emissions cuts would have caused energy costs to soar, choked economic growth (it would be worse than it is now), and cost from $51 trillion to $93 trillion over its first decade. The Green New Deal was in fact initially conceived not as an environmental protection policy but rather as a “how-do-you-change-the-entire economy thing,” according to the New York congresswoman’s former chief of staff.

So far, we’ve avoided Ocasio-Cortez’s reign of terror. But in California, the petty environmental tyrannies, centered on the wars on greenhouse gas emissions and plastics, continue to accumulate – and spread. California residents don’t even have the freedom to throw away their food scraps as they see fit. They now must conform to the way government says it has to be done.

Of course, petty tyrannies can quickly and easily grow into totalitarianism. The step from “public servant” to green tyrant is shorter than most of us would think.

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R. Kelly has decided to contest his 30 year prison sentence.

He wants it reduced to something below 14 years.


I went to a pub last night and saw a fat chick dancing on a table

I said "Nice legs" the girl giggled and smiled and said "Do you really think so?"

I said "yeah definitely, most tables would've collapsed by now"


A teenage boy and his grandfather go fishing one day. While fishing, the old man starts talking about how times have changed. The young man picks up on this and starts talking about the various problems and diseases going around.

The teen says, "Grandpa, they didn't have a whole lot of problems with all these diseases when you were young did they?"

Grandpa replies, "Nope."

"Well, what did you guys use for safe sex?"

"A wedding ring."


After dinner one evening the host was entertaining their house guest by playing the piano.

At one point he turned to his guest and said, "I understand you love music?"

"Yes," murmured the guest politely. "But never you mind, you keep right on playing..."


What does Joan of Arc avoid at cookouts?

Burning steaks.

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It’s nothing new for politicians and public health authorities to be hypocritical. But their ability to blatantly disregard the principles of bodily autonomy and personal control over health decisions just a few months ago means it’s impossible to take them seriously now. - Ian Miller

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Today's America: An Economy Of Shortages by Robert Genetski

For the first time in over 40 years, the U.S. economy is dealing with widespread shortages. Parts are unavailable for manufacturers when they need them. Airlines abruptly cancel flights. Railroads and trucks are cutting shipments. Food shelves in some areas are depleted with some areas reporting a lack of meat supplies, milk, or other essential food items.

What’s going on?

Shortages and empty shelves are characteristic of economies where governments control and allocate resources. They are not characteristic of America’s free-market economy. The only other times America has faced shortages were during World Wars or during the 1970s.

Government-imposed price controls were directly responsible for shortages in the early 1970s. When businesses were unable to raise prices to sell their goods at a profit, they stopped producing, which created the shortages. Once the price controls were removed, the shortages ended.

Also in the 1970s, government price controls on oil and gas led to severe shortages on both. By the end of the decade, there were long lines of cars waiting at gas stations and purchases were rationed to ten gallons of gas. As soon as President Reagan removed price controls, the shortages of oil and gasoline ended and prices declined.

Free-market economies seldom experience shortages. This isn’t because everything is always plentiful. Bad weather can destroy crops. Disease can kill herds creating a shortfall in meat. Labor disputes or international shocks also disrupt markets. While shortfalls in some items are inevitable, a free-market economy adjusts and corrects for such events.

In free-market economies, shortages are rare because the market is remarkably efficient at raising prices of items that are in short supply. Sharply higher prices for scarce items, limit their use to the most efficient uses of the items and encourages the use of substitute items. Doing so enables the economy to adjust to potential shortages and shocks in the most efficient way possible.

In the current situation, the wide range of shortages highlights a serious problem. As with prior shortages, this one is due to government policies. While the federal government has not placed direct price controls on the economy, it has distorted markets in a number of indirect ways.

Energy production is one of the most obvious areas the Biden administration has redirected resources. Using theoretical environmental policies to limit fossil fuels, the government has redirected resources from the most efficient production of energy. The administration’s war on fossil fuels has been every bit as effective in limiting supplies as price controls have been.

In February of 2020, with oil prices at $45, U.S. oil production reached 13.1 million barrels a day. Today, with oil two and a half times that price, production should be at least 15 million barrels a day or higher. Instead, it’s 12 million. While the United States can’t control the world supply of oil, the failure to allow maximum domestic production reduces a resource critical to the efficient movement of all products and services.

In addition to restricting energy production, the administration’s climate policies have forced industries to redirect resources into bio-degradable fuels, leading to shortages in specific types of fuels. Laws providing rebates for solar power and windmills further reallocate resources to where the government wants them, rather than where markets would send them.

Almost every business currently complains about a severe shortage of workers. Businesses say they are unable to receive, produce, or ship products due to a lack of workers. Other than during wartime, there has never been a labor shortage in U.S. history.

Why Now?

Despite a surge in employment in recent months, May employment data show the economy has fewer workers today than before the lockdown.

Some claim generous government benefits associated with the lockdown created the problem. Enjoying what amounted to an extended vacation, many workers became used to not working. Returning to work can be difficult after months of leisure. It is even more difficult when the government offers incentives for not working.

Few want to talk about another possible reason for the labor shortage.

The growing number of reports of abnormal and even deadly reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines has made some workers reluctant to accept jobs that force them to take the jab. Most notably, thousands of airline pilots and 20 percent of health care workers have quit rather than risk the jab. These and other workers are concerned the vaccines have created the type of adverse reactions reported in the vaccine trials and also in the military where soldiers have been forced to take the vaccine.

The hesitancy of some to take the vaccine may be warranted. Insurance companies have reported a 40 percent increase in deaths among the working-age population in the latter half of 2021. Half of these were listed as COVID-19 and the other half non-COVID-19 deaths. In that period, the death toll among the working-age population amounted to a loss of at least 350,000 workers. This alone would account for a significant part of the labor shortage.

Since more than half the population had been fully vaccinated by the last half of 2021, the insurance company data point to problems with the vaccine in effectively dealing with COVID-19 or as a possible factor in the surge in deaths among the working-age population.

In addition to deaths, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a surge in disability among the population 16 years and over. A country doctor, with a career in dealing with disability cases believes the COVID-19 vaccines are responsible.

Misallocation of Resources

Widespread shortages are a characteristic of a problem with the economy. The root cause of shortages in a market economy always has been related to government interference with markets or people. The current period is no exception.

The forced lockdown of the economy, federal actions to limit energy production, generous government subsidies and payments, and government mandates regarding COVID-19 and vaccines all have played a role in the widespread shortages plaguing the economy.

The solution to shortages is for government to cease attempting to redirect resources away from market pressures. Government isn’t very good at running itself, and worse at running the economy. Federal officials should recognize the market system is the best way to allocate resources. Government misallocation of resources is the main reason America is suffering from widespread shortages in almost everything except inept leadership.

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7/11 isn't giving out free slurpees this year!!

Instead of offering free slurpees they will be offering discounted gas at a price of $7.11


If somebody wants to say the word “motel“ backwards...

Just letom.


Hollywood actresses are sounding the alarm over the undoing of Roe v. Wade, warning that if their right to abortion is stripped away they may have to hire expensive nannies to watch their unwanted children while they attend award shows.

"This is a disaster," said actress Jessica Chastain, who reads lines and occasionally disrobes onscreen in exchange for money and the occasional golden statue. "What will we do without our reproductive rights? Think of the Hollywood Stars!"

"We aren't here for us," said actress Emma Watson. "We speak for less-fortunate B-list actresses who may only have a few million dollars, They risk missing awards shows, a fundamental human right, due to crippling childcare fees!"

Outside sources confirm that the Oscars, Golden Globes, and other prominent awards shows have suffered flagging ratings in recent years, but the statement confirmed the importance of Hollywood royalty being celebrated in person.

Childcare costs have climbed in recent years due to inflation, giving some credence to Hollywood's royalty and their concern that they may have to give as much as 3-4% of their income for nannies to watch their children they would be forced to carry to term against their will.

At publishing time, the actresses also warned of an even more terrifying danger, as their immigrant nannies might now start having children of their own, making them unavailable to babysit for award shows.


Wife: I'm pregnant.

Me: Hi pregnant, I'm dad!

Wife: No you're not.


Why did the scared cow say "Moo?"

Because it's a cow word.

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“I am politically incorrect, that’s true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.” – Mel Gibson

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Why the Left Truly Is Evil, (Not Stupid!) by Kevin McCullough

In America this minute leftists can no longer be given the benefit of the doubt. They are pushing an agenda that is evil. They are hellbent on accomplishing it and they are saying so publicly.

The late Charles Krauthammer was the person credited for the intriguing binary observation that “conservatives view the left as stupid,” but that “liberals view conservatives as evil.”

We see evidence of that second part constantly. The vehement hatred of those who support America First is proven every day. The hatred burns so deeply in fact that they seek out ways to create out of whole cloth imaginative conspiracies of Trump working with Russia and double impeachments based on literally no evidence.

They justify the advancement of ludicrous stories of deranged presidents lurching at steering wheels—even when one or more secret service personnel were present and are able to testify to the opposite.

They claim pro-lifers hate women. They claim that parents who don’t want drag queens in their kids’ schools are bigots. And they especially despise people who are faithful to God, family, and nation.

Nope, there exists plenty of evidence that the second part of Krauthammer’s theory is true.

So what about the first half? Should conservatives any longer give the left the benefit of the doubt as to their policies? Should we innocently believe they are simply misinformed as opposed to radically devoted agents to an agenda that is not only anti-American but that in fact is… evil?

New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz my long time friend and weekly guest on my show has consistently chided me on the air to take Krauthammer’s observation as true. Because I believe Karol to be immensely insightful and one of the most important voices of common sense in America—I usually try.

Yet with apologies to Charles and Karol, I can no longer.

Maya Angelou is famous for saying, “When a person shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Well this week (and honestly for the duration of their term in office) the Biden *Administration has been and is telling us exactly who they are.

When asked directly by a CNN anchor on live camera, “What do you say to a family who can’t afford $4.85 a gallon for months, much less years?”

Brian Deese a top economic advisor to *President Biden responded in essence by saying that the “stakes are too high” and that this is about “the future of the liberal world order,” and that they’d “have to stand firm.”

In other words families who can’t afford to pay double or triple for the energy they need to merely survive must absorb the punch to the face and make the sacrifice for the greater good. And if we can’t do so, tough bananas our sacrifice will have been worth it all.

He’s not lying or shading the message - he means exactly what he said and they are standing firm.

They are willing to impose suffering onto the people they work for in order to bring about their newly enlightened, “we know better than you,” reality. This is Hitler gassing humans, Thanos snapping his finger, Stalin executing dissidents, and Bin Ladin toppling buildings—all for some greater good.

And it’s not just energy, this group doesn’t care if babies have formula or your family has food.

They don’t care if a boy exposes his penis to your daughter in her locker room, or if cashless bail states release criminals that just tried to rape or assault her.

They accept all forms of racism so long as God fearing men ultimately get blamed for everything. They despise police—who are here to slow or stop evil in progress. And they help elect prosecutors who will refuse to hold evil people accountable.

This is what the liberal world order looks like.

But in order for them to bring it about they must starve the serfs and take away any resource that would prevent them doing rebelling. Hence no money or guns for you and me.

Nope Charles and Karol, I’m taking a rare step in disagreeing with both of you.

The left is evil—full stop.

They are willing to kill, maim, bleed, assault, and starve you until you comply.

And I think it’s time we take Ms. Angelou’s observation, call it what it is, and stop them.

They are showing us who they are!

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Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans.

Now, one with the jokes…

OK, now I'm really worried.

The Fed Chair just announced that the economy "has gone all Amber Heard."


2016: Didn't jog.

2017: Didn’t jog.

2018: Didn’t jog.

2019: Didn’t jog.

2020: Didn’t jog.

2021: Didn’t jog.

2022: Still haven’t jogged.

This is a running joke.


As part of an overall effort to better align military capabilities with European allies, the United States today announced that the Pentagon will direct PTSD-affected military personnel, both current and future, to move away from the current U.S.-standard 1000-yard stare and instead adopt the NATO 1000-meter stare for troops that have seen a lot of shit.

“Our nation has always taken the physical and psychological trauma experienced by our troops very seriously,” said Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby. “That’s evidenced in the way Congress has worked speedily over the past 10 years to pass legislation to care for troops exposed to burn pits and toxic environments. Similarly, this action shows just how seriously we want to care for troops with PTSD.”

The current 1000-yard stare has been in use for as long as there’s been an American military, and traditionalists have voiced skepticism that American mental trauma can’t be shoehorned into a European model. However, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth disagrees.

“By standardizing the vacant, unfocused distance that troops scarred by the horrors of war peer into with that of our NATO allies, we can better treat the afflicted with more efficient economies of scale,” said Wormuth. “Plus, the 1000-meters gives the tormented soul an additional 280 feet with which to relive the soul-crushing sights that torture them nonstop.”

Officials and medical staff with the Veterans Affairs Department, while largely supportive of the change, worried that the technical aspects of changing the diagnosis from “yards” to “meters” may crash the computers used to run VA hospitals.
“I simply mentioned this in a VA e-mail, and the system somehow lost the medical claims appeals of a couple dozen folks,” said one VA hospital administrator. “I hope they weren’t for anything important.”

Those currently using the 1000-yard stare will have a 12-month period to transition to the new standard. Those unable to adjust to the longer distance will be considered “recovered” and discharged from treatment.


Of all the letters which has the most hemoglobin?

According to the British, it’s the Bloody 'L'.


Two people fell into a vat of chocolate last week at the Mars Wrigley factory in Pennsylvania.

After fighting off rescuers for almost an hour, they were finally pulled out.

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Just in case you were solely fixated on a SCOTUS Roe v Wade decision - a decision that does not make abortion illegal - the G7 took a final move, banning Russian gold transactions that will ensure a Russian debt default, forcing about 90% of the world to choose Russia or the United States. To date, most are choosing Russia, including almost all of Africa, China, and India. While you were watching the left meltdown over Roe, the US Government essentially put all of its chips on the table, and the odds are not in its favor. It's all a distraction. - @PadraigMartin

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Flown over: The impact of airlines cutting service to flyover country by Salena Zito

SWANTON, Ohio — Twenty years ago, the Eugene F. Krantz Toledo Express Airport here in western Lucas County was abuzz with commuter traffic. The planes flying in and out were bigger, the fares were more competitive, and there was a multitude of options to choose from at this Midwest port city, located on the western tip of Lake Erie and the Buckeye State.

The airport began in 1955 as a civic-corporate effort to address the needs of the area. What was then called the Toledo Municipal Airport (now the Toledo Executive Airport) was perceived as inadequate to serve the booming post-World War II industrial city. Two years later, the Official Airline Guide showed there were 13 daily flights moving people in an out of the city. Twenty years later, nine major airlines were running several daily nonstop flights.

Things peaked here in 1997, as they did across the country in other medium-sized cities. In the time since, places like Toledo, Ohio, started their decline from being directly connected to the rest of the country to dangerously becoming overlooked as passengers’ options went from local access to an hour's drive to Detroit to conduct their travel.

At the time, airline experts said that rising fuel costs made a lot of routes in places like Toledo unprofitable; aviation consultant Robert Mann said at the time that the first goal for airlines was “to get rid of the losers.”

Last week, American Airlines announced it was ending daily passenger service from the Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport after Labor Day. It wasn’t just here, either. Dubuque, Iowa, and Islip and Ithaca, New York, have also lost passenger services from their regional airports.

In short, as Detroit newsman Gary Miles phrased so eloquently said on social media: “Flyover Country just got more flown over.”

American Airlines is not the bad guy in this story; the cuts are in response to a regional pilot shortage affecting the entire industry, which could last for a long time.

But as the very phrase "get rid of the losers" implies, many influential people in elite institutions just shrug off or ignore the economic and emotional effects that this kind of thing has on a small-to-medium-sized city. It is much like when they shrugged when manufacturing, opportunity, and stability left such cities between 30 and 50 years ago.

When an airport stops serving your city, it denies the region's industries (and travelers) the use of the aviation network, the common denominator that determines successful business and tourism across the country and the globe.

And it creates yet another small death to places that are trying to recover from a series of other small deaths they have endured over the years due to automation and destructive trade deals and the loss of Fortune 500 companies keeping their headquarters in their hometown; here in Toledo, there were seven located here until the late '70s.

My personal favorite line in reaction to a story like this is, “Why don’t they just move?” My favorite personal reaction to that is, why don’t you come here and ask people who live here that question? And since you can’t fly here and ask them, you might learn a few things along the backroads that you'll probably have to take from New York or Washington, D.C.

More than 50 years ago, few blinked outside of the towns and mid-sized cities that the railroads began to bypass. Transportation had made towns alongside the rail lines' trading centers, where farmers sold cattle, businessmen could trade and receive their goods, and local lawyers and doctors could continue to call their small towns home because of their access to travel.

It also meant tourism and new commerce — money coming into the town meant a town continued to flourish. But when they started to leave, the towns became ghosts of what they once were, and the elites just shrugged.

In the same way that the railroad was a major factor in a region's economic viability, so are smaller cities' airports. This is a story that few in our elite class will care about because they cannot see how it affects them, just as they could not see how a factory closing down so many years ago would affect them. But it did, it does, and it will.

The disdainful term "flyover country" implies a world of bitter Bible-and-gun clingers, deplorables, and ultra-MAGAs. It implies that the lives and industries of half the U.S. population are ignorable — that is, until the people, places, and problems they ignored begin to affect national politics. That is about the time the elites in New York and Washington start asking again what happened when another election result blows their closed minds.

They think it's because they are narrow-minded, uneducated, or bigoted. The voters here and other places across the country know it is because they ignored once again the impact of things like an airline having to cut them off.

And what was the root cause of the airline pilot shortage to begin with?

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The teacher wrote on the blackboard: "I ain’t had no fun all summer.”

“Now Paul,” she began, “what shall I do to correct this?”

“Get a boyfriend?” Paul replied.


COVID is like fashion…

We started hearing about it in Italy…

Became popular in LA and NYC…

Florida ignored it…

And it was all made in China in the end.


"Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out of the window, take my TV, and stereo, and iPhone, and iPod, and my laptop. Please take all of my jewellery to the Salvation Army or Cash Converters. Then sell my new car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then disown me and never talk to me again. And don't forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to my brother.”

Well, she didn't put it quite like that... she actually said...

“Dad, this is my new boyfriend, he supports the Washington Commanders."


Sally: Hmmm... there was something else I had to buy, and I can’t think of it.

Mary: Was it tuna fish... or cereal… or sugar… or coffee?

Sally: No, none of those things. Especially not coffee! I don't drink that awful stuff, it makes me nervous!

Mary: They have decaffeinated coffee, you know?

Sally: It's not the caffeine that makes me nervous... it’s the price!


It was so hot today...

That I actually saw two fire hydrants fighting over a dog.

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Just remember this lesson from history. First comes registration, then comes confiscation, followed by genocide.

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In a World of Widespread Slavery, America’s History Is Not Exceptional In History by Jeff Minick

History is always more complicated than we think.

Nowhere is this more clear than with the issue of slavery. The way Americans treat the issue makes it seem like slavery was solely a sin of the United States. Yet a look at history shows that nothing could be further from the truth.

Slavery in world history is the norm, not the exception. For the Greeks and Romans, slavery was widespread and a key component of their economic system. And Arabs for centuries raided the coasts of Mediterranean Europe and enslaved hundreds of thousands of people. The Chinese made slaves of their conquered enemies, kept their peasants in a state of perpetual servitude, and even purchased African slaves from Arab traders. Many African tribes themselves practiced slavery. The Aztecs not only sacrificed captured enemies to their gods, but also enslaved them. Europeans in South America and the Caribbean owned slaves as well.

Throughout human history, untold millions more people lived as slaves, including many renowned individuals, such as the Roman philosopher Epictetus, who was born into slavery. Likewise, the Roman emperor Diocletian may have started life as the property of another. Saint Patrick was kidnapped by Irish raiders, enslaved, escaped, and later returned to that country as a missionary. And the greatest of all Spanish writers, Miguel de Cervantes, spent five years as a slave in North Africa.

Native Americans often enslaved their conquered enemies. Before the Civil War, the Five Civilized Tribes living in the South—the Cherokee, the Seminole, the Chickasaw, the Creek, and the Choctaw—owned Black slaves and “were deeply committed to slavery.” At the same time, several thousand free African-Americans living in the South owned slaves. In Louisiana in 1860, for example, an African-American widow, C. Richards, and her son owned a large sugar cane plantation and 152 slaves.

Beginning approximately two centuries ago, slavery in some parts of the world came under attack. The forces behind this assault were the failed economics of slavery, Christianity, and Western liberalism. To purchase and maintain a human being is more costly than paying that same person some sort of wage or hiring them as sharecroppers. The religious faith of people like William Wilberforce and Harriet Beecher Stowe forged them into strong abolitionists. European and American reformers assailed the practice of slavery as flying in the face of the self-evident truth that “all men are created equal.”

Those efforts eventually eradicated this institution in the West, but slavery still exists in the world today. Today, one out of every 200 people in the world is a slave. That totals 40.3 million people, more than three times the number of persons trafficked during the entirety of the transatlantic slave trade. Per capita, North Korea and Eritrea head this list, and slavery is not a crime in more than half the countries in the world.

In the United States, a horrific Civil War ended slavery. Though our system may contain flaws, human errors, or prejudices, the law itself is unequivocal in its position that all Americans have equal rights under the Constitution. But slavery, for all intents and purposes is a thing of the past in the United States. Unlike places such as China, where millions are imprisoned, indoctrinated, and forced to work for the state, we are still free to make of ourselves what we want.

It’s time to recognize that slavery was once common around the world and not unique to the United States, and that to this day it remains a blight on humanity. It’s also time to recognize that the United States has worked, in some fashion or another, to end this evil practice and protect all citizens’ God-given rights of liberty.

The bogus critical race theory (CRT) training sweeping our colleges, corporations, government, and even our military, seeks mainly to divide Americans, not unite them. Rather than pointing us to racial cooperation and neighborliness, CRT aims to split us into groups based on skin color, thereby increasing the very bigotry it claims to oppose.

If our country continues to buy into CRT, we will make ourselves slaves not to a particular human master, but to an ideology rooted in race hatred and division.

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