Uncommon sense ~ Black
& white ~ White vs. blacks
Nothing is ever all black and white, all good or evil. I'll demonstrate
this with the story of white people enslaving black people.
I always thought, from what I've been told and what it seemed,
that white people evilly clawed innocent black people from their country,
just because their weapons were more advanced for being from a country with
more plentiful resources.
But that's not what happened. It wasn't whites versus blacks.
Black people never fought the white people for their freedom. They welcomed
them. They sold their own people as slaves. Willingly.
To us, we look at white and black people as two wholes, two races against
each other. When we're all just humans. More or less tan doesn't
make much of a difference. But back then the minds were even narrower.
Black people had different tribes and competed for resources. They were
at war and caught prisoners. They sold those prisoners away as slaves. They
created slavery... they granted the wish of whites people willingly.
Black people made it happen by fighting AGAINST their own people instead
of their collective freedom, otherwise the white people's wish would
have stayed a selfish dream.
The black people weren't pure and innocent good victims. They did
it to themselves.
And the white people thought to be cruel and evil... they welcomed
the prisoners. They didn't kidnap anyone, they paid for them...
And what do you think their black captor would have done with the prisoners
otherwise? They wanted them gone. If white people didn't buy the black
prisoners, they probably would have been killed. They lost their freedom,
but by the hand of a black person, their own race. The white people saved
White people made black people pay a horrible cost to save their lives and
many died on the trip or from abuse, but it wasn't pure evil. And the black
people weren't pure good.
And now, after only a few generations later, this is the descendant of the
black people in Africa who sold their own brothers to white Americans:
And this is the descendant of a black slave in America:
Good can come out of bad things, and the worst things
are done with the best intentions.
Slavery is bad. Minimum wage and "independent" work paid by contract
are pretty much slavery too. But nothing is ever pure black or white, pure
good or evil. The slavery of Africans wasn't about racism. Close mindedness,
opportunism and laziness can be found in anyone.
It happened because everyone was human and tried to make their own lives
easier to survive. By exploiting and dominating instead of collaborating
and sharing. But when you make too many babies, and want more than you can
achieve by yourself... war and exploitation happens.
Thank you Lincoln for believing that there should be a limit to the how
much we indulge in our dark human desires, at the peril of other's basic
Enjoy respectfully. We achieved our best greatness by working together~
But sometimes as slaves with a whip to motivate us... Try something new
on your own.
Lisa Of Shades
27 May 2015