Slavery has been scattered throughout human history. It was first reported 5,500 years ago in Mesopotamia. Slavery contributed to wealth, and with wealth came power. In the 13th century BC, the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. The Romans captured people during battles and made them slaves. Even after the decline of the Roman Empire, 25% of all people in Rome were slaves. Recently in the colonial times, (1492-1763) the Atlantic slave trade flourished into what we refer to as slavery today.
There is no question that slavery is humanity’s darkest hour. But there is also no question that slavery is part of our evolution as humanity. Even though slavery is still alive and well today; it is now categorized as a criminal enterprise and like many others we struggle to exterminate.
Keeping women behind the black line in places of worship is not unique to the Muslim religion. Christians also segregated women in the past. American women were not able to vote until 1920 and here we are in 2019 still trying to match the salaries of our male counterparts.
A few decades ago, members of today’s LGBTQ communities were ostracized and jailed. Same sex interactions, for many of us, today, is normal, and does not require a second look.
Persecution and slavery, in the mix of many other wrongs in history, is just history. As a society, we make appropriate changes, evolve and move on to the next blast, as our earth is literally melting under our feet.
Using the words of one of my least favorite persons; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,”
Once in gear, where do reparations stop?
Should women and gays get in line next?
We are losing our country. The Democratic Party is offering tailored promised lands, while our pussy grabbing president is bowing to the sand games.
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