Ignorant Cow

I speak here of so-called comedian (comedienne?  I’m never sure) Whoopi Goldberg (real name:  Caryn Elaine Johnson) who culturally appropriated a Jewish surname in order, one assumes, to get ahead in show business.

‘Twas this same Whoopi who declared on the TV bitchfest a.k.a. The View that in her opinion, Jill Biden should be nominated as Secretary of Health Services, “because she a doctor” — when anyone without terminal ignorance would have known that Mrs. Biden’s doctorate was not in Medicine (M.D.) but in Education, surely the lowest intellectually-ranked PhD outside Womyn’s Studies.

This ignorance has been extended yet again, when Our Caryn Whoopi:

…called on the royal family to “apologize” for slavery

Would it be crass to inform Whoopi that Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s (oops) His Majesty King William IV’s Government outlawed slavery in 1833*?   And that future King Charles III and after-him William V have both offered royal apologies for their country’s use of slavery, several times in fact?

In the (paraphrased) words of South African protest singer Koos Kombuis**, “How much longer do we have to say we’re sorry?”

Someone should ask Ms. Johnson Goldberg et al. that very question — but the answer would undoubtedly be “FOREVER!” because otherwise who would the race hustlers have to blame for their shortcomings?

*In terms of European monarchies, the first to outlaw slavery was Denmark in 1803, followed by The Netherlands in 1814, Spain in 1817 and Greece in 1818.

**It’s a pity that Koos sings almost exclusively in Afrikaans, because his lyrics are at once savage and hysterically funny.  He and I are not related, and he’s only two weeks older than I am.


  1. To be fair, the UK abolished the Slave Trade in the British Empire in 1807; similar to the 1803 Danish, and 1814 Netherlands moves. The Spanish only did something similar in 1817 when we gave them £400k.

    The 1833 act made slavery illegal, and freed all the remaining slaves

    So we weren’t that bad.

    One more caveat – Victoria didn’t ascend until 1837. It was William IV in 1833

  2. And the first political jurisdiction to outlaw slavery was the Vermont legislature on July 2, 1777. They also gave Black males the right to vote at the same time.

    1. Biden has a JD, which is considered a terminal degree.

      Not literally, alas, in his case.

      His degree is from a very mediocre school, where he placed 76th out of 85.

  3. While Britain may have outlawed slavery technically, and the RN was active in fighting slavers, the treatment of the people in various colonies was barely, if at all better than chattel slavery.

    And Britain actively supported the confederacy, slavery and cheap cotton during the US Civil War 1.0, because the mills employing the poorest of the English and Irish workers would riot and end the monarchy if they were not allowed barely enough to live on.

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