Built on blood & bones
...the world had never seen anything like the Great Enslavement.
slavery prior was only meant to use the labor of other people who had fallen as victims of wars and skirmishes between opposing forces.
never before had people been used as tools of commerce and wealth creation. never before had humans conceived of or condoned the enslavement of humans for profit.
in order to build a system, a nation and its economy on human enslavement, it was required that those enslaved be altered psychologically...in perpetuity.
unrelenting violence - emotional, physical, cultural, historical, and even spiritual violence - is capable of creating the conditions necessary to twist the human psyche so.
And...it is a trauma so deep that it leaves a permanent mark on the DNA of the enslaved to be passed down from generation to generation.... (Until...)
This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the United States of America was built.
This is how it attained the wealth you have inherited today.
This is why you see the African descended "citizens" of this land in the conditions you observe today. Any explanation that leaves out this legacy of intentionally inflicted trauma and its necessary results is lying to you and is meant to deceive you into thinking that it's "their fault" ...not the systematic barbarity perpetrated to create a permanent underclass that will be exploited for as long as it can.
This also applies to the genocide of the Indigenous Peoples that was perpetrated on this land as well.
Hundreds of millions of Indigenous Peoples slaughtered wholesale because they were not economically useful.
2 mass genocides built this nation.
Does this make you uncomfortable?
If you are to accept the wealth of a nation built in this manner, ladies and gentlemen, you must also accept the curse that comes with it.
Why do we seem to feel that "what you sow you shall surely reap" applies everywhere and to everyone accept to us here and now?
And you seem surprised that this country is undergirded with folks like David Duke & Trump and the millions of their supporters all standing in the wings ready to grab this world by the...
It is their mentality, their ideology, their way of seeing the world that is sick and perverse, not those who march and even riot in the streets trying to reclaim a sense of normalcy and human decency, trying to desperately recall and reclaim their humanity from a consistently inhumane system that is all too quick to label them "super-predators," "thugs," "criminals," & "bad hombres."
If we are unwilling to accept our situation for what it is, we surely will be undone by it.
As all empires have been.
It will come down.
Universal harmony will demand recompense, and right soon.
But we - if we are wise and have learned anything from history - can execute a controlled demolition rather than fiddling as this Rome burns to the ground.
Thus, it is writ on panel 3 of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC:
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Establish a law for educating the common people. This it is the business of the state and on a general plan."