Dear Mr. O’ Reilly
My name is Kaelan and I’m a writer for Affinity Magazine; you may, or may not, have heard of us before, but that’s irrelevant. What is relevant, however, are the comments you made recently, on the slaves that helped (were forced) to build the White House, as a rebuttal to Michelle Obama’s comments made during the Democratic National Convention. I must say, Mr. O’ Reilly, you have indeed impressed me. I did not think, until now, that I could hear something so stupid that it would actually physically hurt me; but you did it. You did it. I literally curled up in physical disgust at your comments. I’d be remiss if I didn’t explain why I felt this way to someone like you, because obviously you lack any sense of human empathy; or common sense.
Yes, Mr. O’ Reilly slaves were fed and kept in lodging, but do you know what else is fed and kept in lodging? Animals, like cattle and chickens. But of course you can’t compare the treatment of people and animals at that time; because the people were treated much worse. Animals weren’t shipped from a continent away in tight, disgusting, wooden ships, with shackles on. Animals weren’t whipped repeatedly for disobeying their master. Animals didn’t have to build the White House. Do you see how your logic is flawed now? Do you see how much of an ass you sound like? If you still don’t get it, then I’ll use another comparison. There was a particular group of people a few decades ago that were put into very similar circumstances as African slaves. They were kept in lodgings, and were even given clothes to wear. The only problem is that they were the victim of one of the worst genocides in modern human history. I’m talking about the six million Jews that were systematically slaughtered during the Holocaust. But hey at least they had clothes and somewhere to sleep, right Mr. O’ Reilly? And, in response to when you said,”the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802,” I would like to point out that slaves weren’t hired. That’s like saying that when someone is robbed at gunpoint they’re actually “giving to charity”.
What’s even worse than the pure stupidity, that you blurted out of your mouth on national television, are the equally stupid people that agree with you. Some agree that the slaves were treated good, even though the most white washed history book will tell you otherwise, and others didn’t believe that they built it at all. Numerous comments on Twitter rebutted the fact that slaves did indeed build the White House. Apparently they thought that they knew more about the history of a place than someone who’s lived there for almost a decade. But you did some good in the comment that you made; you made your racism blatant. The best thing any racist can do is make it extremely obvious that they’re racist; especially someone, like yourself, who works in mass media. It gives writers on topics such as this, like me, the perfect fuel to flame our fight against bigots like you. But what should I have expected from a man who told a black man, with a doctorate that he looked like a drug dealer.