It has long been the role of the troubadour to challenge and lampoon Authority through music. This is one such piece. It was inspired by the offensive nonsense spouted by one Dr. Ben Carson, who shortly after assuming the office of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), spoke of African slaves as "immigrants" who came to "land of dreams and opportunity" in slave ships seeking "prosperity and happiness" for their descendants.
I figure if this guy can blithely rewrite History according to the singing between his ears, I can rewrite this classic 19th century sea song "10,000 Miles Away" to give him rats for it. The tune is from the old song, the new sarcastic lyrics are mine.
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Title image: "Navio negreiro" (1830) by Johann Mortiz Rugendas (MODIFIED)
Image source: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain in the USA and other countries