Mar. 22, 2022

A Slave Speaks Of Moral Midnights The Blogger’s Provoked Thoughts

Can you just think for a moment about hopelessness of being enslaved in the world’s most insidious form of slavery. Being caught in a web of evil that saw black mothers and daughters ravaged sexually by plantation masters, white plantation workers without any hope of being able to escape the harm or prosecute the guilty. Seeing black fathers and sons terrorized and humiliated by those plantation owners and white and sometimes even black plantation workers without any hope of escaping that abuse. Because in actuality the actual number of those who actually escaped enslavement was miniscule in relationship to the actual number of our ancestors enslaved. Mothers and fathers seeing sons and daughters snatched away from the bonds of family for the benefit only of building wealth for those white slave owners who controlled the iron bars of captivity. Imagine the darkness of total illiteracy, the lack of understanding the language of those who were the oppressors which lead to acts of brutal oppression because of that ignorance. Imagine, the absence of hope and the only escape was sometimes only at the end of a noose’s rope. Imagine seeing and surrounded by the planter’s libraries and knowing that the only book allowed was a bible that only reinforced the master’s grip. So, when I read the quote about a total moral midnight I can understand that quote with a deep, sickening feeling in the pit of my gut. Being rear a slave in this nation of supposed democracy meant the total absence of morality by those who controlled the bars and restricted the understanding of morality by those enslaved. My historical provoked thoughts for the day. Just get it together United States of America and repair the harm that oppressed our ancestors. Forgive can only be given when those actions are never forgotten by all and reparations are paid along with a true apology.