The inconvenient history of slavery in mankind

If you listen today you would think that the Americans founded slavery and promoted it all around the world.  So much so that we cannot claim any rights in this nation due to our past.  Our only route forward is to atone for the sins of our forefathers and adopt new ways of thinking and being that meet the requirements of those who were enslaved.

There is a problem with this.  For one, slavery is as old as mankind.  Further, far more people we enslaved who were of the exact sale racial and ethnic makeup as their enslavers.  Additionally, races  such as Caucasians, Asians and myriads of indigenous peoples were enslaved at rates that are thousands of times more than those of African heritage.

The concepts of Liberty in the American colonies and the practice of Liberty was new to the world when it grew to the fore in the late 1700s.  Nowhere else in the world was the idea of man being inherently free accepted or considered valid.  America was the first nation to grant freedom to all its citizens and we fought a civil war to ensure it pertained to all.  This is not to say that system discrimination did not exist before or after the civil war but I would point out that the architecture of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, established at our Founding, was sufficient to provide the basis of eliminating these practices.  To condemn the founding is to condemn the wisdom of those who created our cherished national documents.

The leadership of America led to nations all over the world eventually ending the practices of slavery with notable exceptions still in the Islamic nations as well as continental Africa.  The words of our founders inspired others to pursue the freedoms we had enshrined.    Those who claim our nation was founded on a flawed premise might better look at world history and consider that had we not created our nation in the manner it was you might still see slavery of all kinds predominant even today.  

The Cancel culture is trying to re-write our heritage under the guise of fairness and to not offend people whose ancestors were slaves.  Mind you, twice as many white people were slaves in Colonial American than blacks.  You don’t see the Irish claiming offense for past practices of our society.  People of eastern Europe the same.  The fact is that no nation can be considered perfect in the eyes of generations to come.  There will always be aspects and concepts that will evolve and the society, if it has a form foundation in the forms of a Constitution and Bill of Rights, can shape its policies and laws to ensure freedoms for all.

None of this means you will never be offended by a person or action of people.  The beauty of our nation is you can ignore them and in some cases sue them for damages if you can prove your case.  Just because you take offense does not mean you win.  This is because a nation of diverse people will always include people with diverse opinions and thinking.  If anything, if a person uses their being offended to limit or discriminate against others they may actually be more offensive than the original offense they complained about.

Slavery is an abuse of the slave’s rights.  This is not to say that a freed slave’s ancestors can claim offense.  We will not see slavery in our society again at least not until the government allows some people to control the lives, learning and thinking of others.  If that comes to pass, we will have turned the tables completely and gone back to the pre-emancipation days of our past.

Those who are using the issue of being offended to force changes on others should take a long and serious look at the consequences of their actions…they are enslaving others to suit their purposes and to usurp their rights.

What I really Fear Nov 3 and beyond.


    We are heading into very uncertain times.  You know of what I speak.  The divide between the left and right in this country is farther apart than I have ever seen it.  Where when we were kids the idea of a socialist sympathizer running openly for the presidency or any of the members of congress leaning in such a way would have been a cause for their ouster in the next election.  Now we have people who have openly vowed to end our republic and replace it with a socialist democracy where if history is any indicator we will see the leadership elite rewarded and every one else penalized and their lifestyles degraded to such an extent that Venezuela may look like a picnic in a few years.  As I mentioned, you are fully aware of all of this.

    What do I fear??????   The answer is far simpler than it might seem.

    I fear big government.

    I fear the tyranny of the majority when it comes to the rights of the minority.  Despite the claims of the left for the need for equality somehow our futures as freedom loving and founding loving Americans are the things that the left needs to eradicate.  We are a serious threat to them because we will not go quietly into the night and we will fight against their usurpation of the founding of this nation with all our might.

    In the future if we lose, the likes of AOC, Bernie, and the rest of the pseudo communists will see to it that our kind will rapidly become extinct.  Just as the ‘opposition’ vanished after the ascension of Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Castro and all the other tyrants of the 20th century the ability of the citizens of all those nations to resist the unreasonable mandates of their consolidated socialist governments was destroyed and thus, so were their freedoms.  These peoples were both the cause and victims really.  Victims of the snake oil peddlers who sought to obtain and consolidate total control over their societies.  These people believed that the words of these tyrants that their lives would be far better under their governmental control only to find out that once they willingly surrendered their votes and actions to these leaders they also surrendered their freedoms and in time, their prosperity.

    This is the enemy we face in this election and all those elections that are coming in our future.  The socialist movement will not stop because it is fueled by the corruption of those people who lead it.  They thrive and flourish by feeding on dissension that they create and nourish.  This dissension is what they utilize to widen the divide between those of us who cherish freedom and opportunity and those who want the government to be their caretakers and providers.  The fool those who want the government to be the big daddy for them into believing that if elected they will do that.  Little do these people know what lies in their future if their leaders come to power. These snake oil peddlers want control more than anything else. Control which will provide them luxurious lifestyles while their fellow citizens starve.

    I fear the government because it is the tool of these wannabe tyrants who see me and all those like me as obstacles in their quest and lust for absolute power.  The power of government with their accomplices in the media can be used to destroy anyone or anything who stands in their way.  Their use of the bully pulpit along with punitive actions of their agencies can remove obstacles in their way including people and Amendments like the 1st and 2nd in our Bill of Rights.

The people we see rioting and causing all the destruction are pawns in this game and the real enemy is the actions of the government and the forces it can exploit and control.  Little do they know that the things we fear are intended for them as well once we are out of the way.

    My final thought is we need to vote and encourage every patriot you know to vote and vote against the rise of tyranny.

    In the days following the election we will see more violence and our vigilance will be our greatest asset.

    As Ol’ Remus always said, be alert and stay away from crowds.