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New York City is a ‘Plantation’

So says pastor Fred Lucas Jr. at the inauguration of new mayor Bill de Blasio:

A pastor speaking at the ceremony for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday called New York a “plantation,” while entertainer Harry Belafonte denounced New York under Michael Bloomberg as “Dickensian,” while the outgoing mayor sat by, BuzzFeed reports.

“Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shining in darkness,” Brooklyn-based pastor Fred Lucas Jr. said. “Elevate our valleys. Make low our mountains. Make our crooked places straight and our rough places smooth. Oh God, oh God, oh God, break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.”

Weird. I remember when Sarah Palin was eviscerated for comparing debt to slavery. I assume the same folks on the Left who freaked out over Palin’s metaphor will find equal outrage at this one . ..  right?