…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
A week or so ago I recalled a camp-fire discussion long time ago, when a few of us, unhappy slaves, considered our fellow ignorant, but happy slaves and what, if anything, should or could be done about them. I do not remember any profound conclusion; the best we could agree on was that as there is no point in leading a horse to water just have her to spurn you, you, if you are so interested in her welfare, point the way to the water and leave it there. After all, that particular horse may not be thirsty; and the animals smell the water at distances you can’t anyway. Simply, let the horses, and slaves, to their own devices. After all, it is the Left “intelligentsia” which knows what is the best for others.
All this went through my mind after reading about the latest brainwave of the US Treasury apparatchiks to save the United States’, and thus the world’s economy, as we know it and admire. There will be new faces on newly printed dollar bills. Obama’s ? Al Sharpton’s ? Al Gore’s ? Not yet.
“Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will become both the first African-American to grace U.S. paper money and the first woman featured on currency in 100 years, the Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday. Joining her among the redesigned $20, $10 and $5 bills are Marian Anderson, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth.”
Sounds like a joke, and probably it is. A joke on the Americans who hoped, and voted, for a change (twice) and now they got it. Obama and his commissars must be enjoying themselves deciding whether legally enshrining unlimited access by pederasts to the toilets, glorifying US Army deserters or redecorating paper money is bigger fun, secure in the knowledge that however idiotic their action, the media will lap it and the so called peoples’ representatives will manage barely a whimper, if at all.
I admit I never heard of Harriet Tubman until now. I dislike slavery and it seems she was one of the few Americans who actually did something about it, notwithstanding the postbellum myth that the Civil War was about slavery.
“But, being huge Harriet Tubman fans, here at The Dollar Vigilante, we have mixed feelings about her being the new face of the $20. We’d certainly much rather look at her face than any of the other dead criminals printed on the other bills. In fact, she is the only one who wasn’t a criminal.
Harriet was something we don’t have anymore… male or female. An incredibly brave person who helped free slaves against a tyrannical system. She absolutely was a hero. We hope this is the image they use… but we doubt it.
She is best known for her wise statement, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
That statement has never been more true than today. In fact, slavery never ended in the US. Instead of ending black slavery they just ended up making everyone a slave. After all, if slavery is having 100% of your productivity stolen from you against your will, at what percent is it not slavery? The answer, of course, is 0%. But it seems around 50% is enough to make people feel free in the land of the free nowadays.
And so people will cheer a black woman being on the $20 (and not even know why she was famous) but not realize that she lost the battle and they are the ones who now don’t even realize they are slaves.” Read more at http://www.maxkeiser.com/2016/04/us-to-paint-new-pictures-on-its-dying-barbarous-relic-of-a-currency/#qpr4eWRB6cAFBqZ0.99
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So, she “.. could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” They did not know and they were, presumably, happy.
Somebody could quote Julius Evola : “You have no liberation to seek from bonds, because you have never been bound.” Now American Negroes are free, but free to do what? Making excuses for history, five generations later? No easy answers and the post-Civil War carpetbaggers, now the salesmen of politically correct snake oil, are still at it. The people, not only the blacks, do not want to know. Should somebody tell them?