Says my father the immigrant scientist:
By the same logic, bizarre beyond belief, the Jews voluntarily went to Auschwitz because of the work opportunities presented under the motto of “Arbeit macht Frei” and during the 30’s the Ukrainians eagerly exported their grain to the West because they were worried about people going hungry over there. While, at the other end of the spectrum, the Vikings were the first serious tourists, the Conquistadors went to Latin America solely to spread the love of Jesus, Tamerlane was driven by his passion for urban planning, and Stalin was an agricultural genius.
Here’s the HuffPo article:
“Ben Carson made his debut as secretary of Housing and Urban Development Monday by telling agency employees about the virtues of the “can-do” American society. Carson said this value system was best exemplified by slaves, whom he characterized as immigrants who came to the United States with very little and worked very hard.
“That’s what America is about,” Carson said. “A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.””
Full article here.