So Gawker talked about this article that came out about some dude who considers himself an expert on things for smart people. Stuff like cultural anthropology. Or a Jeff Foxworthy standup routine. You know? Things that us regular folks scratch our heads at. Anywho, the dude goes on to say how he realized that airplanes are like slave ships (article is HERE).
*blinks slowly* O___O
I don’t want to trivialize the inhumane horrors that African slaves endured on slave ships (above) destined for the Americas. But after a recent airplane trip, sitting tightly next to my neighbor in steerage seats, I feel the discomfort and pain endemic to the current air experience has certain curious similarities.
Ever notice how similar the seating plans of airplanes resemble the more horrific layout (yet efficient design of those slave ships)? Could airplane designers be unconsciously influenced by them?
Sir, please have a “Fool SADDOWN” Gift Basket with a “Shut the Hell Up” Candle Set thrown in for good measure. You’ve clearly lost your good mind to compare an aircraft to the vessel used to carry millions of folks from Africa to imprisonment in America and around the globe. Sure they have the same shape but that’s about it.
I don’t care HOW cramped up your legs are in economy class (yes I know your knees almost touch your chest) or how annoying it is that the little boy behind you keeps kicking your chair (meanmug his mama to tell him to stop). I highly doubt that it is anything remotely as annoying as being chained up to 500 other people and kept in a vertical position for months at a time.
Yes, I know the toilets on airplanes are insufferably small and you have to maneuver to get in an out. BUT at least you can go piss. On slave ships, the toilet was where you laid. Don’t sit up there talmbout airplanes are just like slave ships.
Kunta Kinte ain’t get whipped by Massa for you to trivialize his journey across that yonder Middle Passage. HE AIN’T!
Folks always tryna compare some of their raggedy struggle to slavery. PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED CATTLE! Folks were raped for sport. We got high blood pressure from all the salt water. You can’t beat that struggle! Stop trying. Sure you might feel like cattle when traveling in a crowded airplane, but that’s only for 2-14 hours. Try 200 years! SADDOWN!
Sir, please get out the paint and go get some business. Just dumb. (-___-)
Ennehweighs, whatcha’ll think? Do you feel the pain of 1,000 negros when you fly?