American soil – if it could speak – would tell tales of genocide and slavery.IMG_0318

The roots of genocide and slavery are prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and ultimately apartheid. These are practices of people suffering from an inferiority complex.

This very white country claims to be a moral Christian nation.praying_on_bible_red What branch of Christianity these murderers and slave owners subscribe to is a mystery? Their Christian practices are certainly different from the Bible or what Jesus preached.

Perhaps the pilgrims, the European killers and the slave owners – now known as white supremacists – wrote their own bible which makes their current practices moral and legal.

Prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and apartheid are so ingrained in the white American psyche that it seems an impossible task to ever make equality a reality in these states.

Why aren’t white politicians and people at all levels of government out in the streets screaming for changes in this country? Why aren’t white church leaders doing the same? flagWhy does law enforcement have black and white laws? Why do they entrap innocent Muslim men?

The answer is simple. Congress and the Courts enjoy the status quo. In order to maintain the status quo prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and apartheid must remain in place.

America is a white country built on genocide and slavery, and it will be a long time before white genociders and slave owners accept and tolerate black brown, yellow, red ….

IMG_0491If American soil could speak what a tale it would tell.

 

                                      

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12 Years a Slave

Just saw 12 Years a Slave. I am not a big fan of movies. I spend time and money at the theatre. When I heard about and read this story I wondered about slavery and how bad it really was. Well, for someone who certainly does not cry at the movies I embarrassed myself by allowing tears three time, three times, during the movie. At the end the sniffling just won’t go away.

Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton...

Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: “Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The brutally, the beatings, the inhuman treatment, the name calling, the deprivation, the rapes, the sale of human souls, the bondage, the shackles, the indignity, the plain suffering of those human beings were torture to watch.

One wonders what thoughts were in the heads of those slave masters who preached a Sunday sermon from the Bible to their slaves. They referred to those human beings as their property. They can do anything, kick them, beat them, hang them, starve them, walk on them, because slaves are property.When I saw those slave masters reading from the Bible I was praying for them to enter Hell right there and then. If there is a God, and a Heaven, and a Hell, then for all the slaves they tortured I hope they roast in Hell.

Yes, I cried for those slaves, and for all the other slaves. Perhaps God will send all slaves to Heaven. I hope so. They certainly suffered in this world. Part II tomorrow.

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