Hello happy people!Now I’m so sorry it took me a long while to update my blog which I would have last week but I was as busy as the way that leads to hell plus I badly bruised my leg over the weekend and its just healing.I initially wanted to blog about my business ideas and my fraustration about the nigerian enviroment(I’m an entrepreneur,remember?) but I just finished reading a biography on Frederick Douglas(FD) and I’m moved by a wave of compassion to blog about the sorrow,tears and blood of the black slaves under their white masters.FD,born in 1818,was a slave who taught himself to read and write afterwhich he cames across many books(including the bible,works of cato,ceasar,Washington e.t.c) that made him understand that:-
1) all men are equal and God loves everyone(the whites made them believe they were a superior race)
2) slavery is not good(though there were laws in some states in the US especially in the south that legalised slavery)
3) there are some free states especially in the north e.g New York(slavery was illegal there,FD was even shocked some whites did not like slavery there and they conducted enough anti-slavery campaigns)
With this little piece of insightful information he ran away from his master(after another failed attempt which he was miraculously speared) to NY where he joined anti-slavery campaigners and from there there was no stopping him.He made friends all over America and Europe(though he was still legally a slave!)campaigned for Abraham Lincoln(cos he was also against slavery) After abe got elected,he pressured him to pass a bill into law that would legally free all slaves I America—which abe did!
Are you in the UK and you think you are suffering because you keep 3jobs?(aba!y now,u won kill urself?) you need to see what our fathers went thorugh!The book was really illuminating on the subject of slavery.According to their laws(constitutional law ooo!can u imagine!)blacks were not seen as humans but as properties.Hence,if a slve master possessed a “property” he could do ANYTHING he liked to “it”—including rape,murder e.t.c
Do you know many bastards(which were rejected) were born to this slavemasters thorugh rape but the black female could not find justice anywhere just because the law said she belonged to him
Do you know if any slave ever got rebellious or he is feeling like one superman he wants to fight for freedom he would be sent to a “slave breaker” that specialises in torture--their own kind of mosaic(Israeli SSS)
Do you know the masters allowed their slave to do enough “xtra-curricular” activities like singing,fishing,drinking to stupor e.t.c but if any dared learn to read let alone write he was flogged 39horsewhips and sold to the south where he would surely die due to HARDLABOUR in the cotton and sugar plantation!This was recurrent throughout the book,they didn’t want blacks to read,they believed if the blacks could read they would know the truth and eventually rebel.So I’m thinking to myself “Is education really that important?”Our fathers were subjected to a lot of inhumane degradation and labour but I really cant say all that’s why yahoo boys and 419ers would tell you they are collecting back the wages for their fathers labour!Anywais 2wrongs don’t make a right sha!