Slavery is something that hits me hard. It’s nothing super personal; per-say, but it’s just the concept of the act that… disgusts me. It makes me sick. the way people manipulate others, its just…wrong. I hold myself as a person of both honor and integrity, (as well as a chronic procrastinator with a lot going on in family life), but you get my point…hopefully. There are standards that every (if not most) human being should fill out. Those are as follows:
1. Possession of morals and ethics.
Every human being should have some sort of sense that there is right and wrong in this world, both personally and societal. Obviously, there are a lot of gray, and that’s okay, because “I love the gray area between right and wrong.” The area offers so much leniency with decisions…but it also leads to bad people misusing it for their own deeds, like getting others to work for them for all of the wrong reasons. As the great former slave Frederick Douglass once said: “People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.” After all, if you don’t work for what you have, then how do you really learn anything?
2. The concept of being a free person, and allowing others to have that same blessed right that you were born with.
Now, I ain’t no holy man, I’m definately not a saint, and I’ve gotten into a couple of fights before (around 10; yeesh). But, one thing I love the most is being born with a sacred, and to me; downright holy aspect of life, is freedom. It’s something that should not be restricted unless you use it in a sick, or twisted way. It’s a right that stays with you until you misuse it, and a great example of this is our Constitution; yes the American one. Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness, yadda yadda yadda; you’ve heard the schtick before…hopefully. Back then, people talked about “Christian” values, and how they were blessed and stuff like that….they were hypocrites. Oh yeah; white people back then were Big. Fat. Hypocrites. Note that I say this with disgust, for I hate hypocrisy. “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” This is exactly what happened to escaped slaves way back when Pre-Civil War. They were forced to become criminals because they wanted to be treated like humans…tragic isn’t it?
3. Not enslaving other people, sicko.
Okay pal, chew on this. Imagine that you’re born alright, but…you are born into this dark realm of no chance or opportunity, lies, and beatings harsher than one would wish upon their greatest enemy. Imagine that the first words you hear are “Separate them.” The first thing you hear is your mother, crying out for you, as you are whisked away from her, and into the hands of another, older, woman. Fast forward 10 years, and you find yourself broken…a husk of a human. A young man/woman who has seemingly given up on life itself, and truly lives just for servitude to whoever you are loaned out to until you just…die. That’s what being a slave is about, such a tragedy after all… There is no freedom or self-expression allowed in this deep, dark, disgusting hole called slavery…after all, “What, to the American Slave, is your 4th of July?” They don’t know the concept of freedom, so what is it to them? Another day off? A day where their owners and other white-folk make fun of them whilst they have their tea parties and gatherings and socials?
I truthfully don’t know what to expect anymore…after all, it’s not everyday you hear about modern slavery, when the media is filled with violence and tragedy, one becomes blind to looking around for some decent answers, and doesn’t uncover mysteries that should eally catch people’s interests. For instance, why is Global Slavery a profitable growth industry that is generating an estimated $150 billion a year in illicit profits? These are things that should not be allowed. We hear about people in the U.S. preaching about freedom, but other countries can’t preach like a Gospel group at a church about that…I mean, they can sing…oh yes they can, just keep this in mind;
“Slaves sing most when they are most unhappy.” – Frederick Douglass
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