Slavery = " the ticket to America for black people"! -- Sort of like how Guantanamo is the Club Med for political prisoners, I guess. Way-right-wing columnist in Washington state tries to condemn Democrats and teachers unions with a shoutout to slavery: "A harsh life, to be sure, but many immigrants suffered hardships and indignations as indentured servants. Their descendants rose above it." Behold my expression as I read this here.