Friday, April 2, 2010

Cold Facts of History

   When the men and women of Africa were being chased down in the jungles by slave traders or other tribes to be sold onto ships do you suppose they had any idea the fate that awaited them? My guess is no none, but from a historical perspective of all the different places they were bound for, the luckiest few among them were bound for America. That is a cold hard fact of history.
   Real history shows without doubt that of all the nations of the world, America was the mildest in the treatment and application of slavery. It has been a conspiracy among other slave nations to cast the ugly finger of blame for overall slavery on America to lessen their extreme guilt of involvement in that dastardly business ever since.
   America ever since just allowed their finger pointing out of our own guilt for having been even a small part of such injustices toward our fellow man.
   No man or nation can justify slavery, yet many persist in the engagement of slavery while simultaneously pointing the ugly finger of shame toward America. They do that because America is ashamed of that part of our history where they deny and say we hold full responsibility and they acknowledge none or minimize their culpability.
   Those nations most engaged in slavery are also the most racist of this world and cast there shame of racism on America in like manner. No nation is racist free but it is the nature of enlighten peoples to do their best to control that particular aspect of human nature, and again America is in the forefront of this effort
   The biggest failure in America is the failure to honestly educate our children to the real, truthful and historical events of ours and the world’s Nations in regards to its natives and slaves. We will find nothing to be ashamed of as a Nation, from a historical point of view.
   To error is human, but the sooner one becomes aware the sooner one corrects the error and puts it in the past, not to be repeated in the future. This is the trick when so many refuse to put things in the past and are consistently throwing it in the faces of innocent generations, thus no one wins we all lose by association to a nation and history and nuanced and twisted history at that.
"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."-- Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 17, 1782)

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