On Attorney General Bill Barr calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest intrusion of civil liberties since slavery, Joy responds “Let’s just be clear: 245 years of forced labor, rape, and the breeding, selling, and violent subjugation of human beings is slavery. And nothing, certainly not being asked to cover sneezes in Walmart, comes anywhere close to that.” Aired on 09/17/2020.
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