My objective in writing this book on slavery is to keep alive the memory of its history in order to learn from its mistakes. People are in denial that the rituals and ceremonies of slavery in America from 1619 to 1865 do not have long term effects upon people.
This little book is a reality check on myself where I have to open my eyes to see everyone taking part in the feast of slavery as a means to a happier life. One of the first Americans to buy a slave was an black indentured servant Anthony Johnson. The father of black history, Carter G. Woodson, wrote Free Negro Owners of Slaves tracking many Mulattoes from New Orleans and other states where free blacks owned slaves. This lead me to the conclusion that if slavery was legal in 2017 many black elites would participate in it. Just look at the homicide rate we have right now which is an antidotal case of self-hate.
Many have the stereotype view that Slavery was kick-started by the European Catholics whose Pope gave it its blessing because they thought blacks didn't have a soul anyway. This flies in the face of three black Popes we have acquired in the past. However, it was the Arab slave traders who got a head start of almost 900 years before Europe enslaved us.
It's with great pleasure I get to take a jab at the acrobatic and gymnastic twist of history of Louis Farrakhan's assertion that the 400 year slavery of the Jews in Egypt was an allegory of Blacks being slaves in America. He loves to take pokes in Jewish eyeball in order to push their buttons so he can get some publicity and attention of selling pseudo-history. He can get in a capsule and load up into his spaceship and blast off at any time now as far as I'm concerned.
Nobody read the memo in 1 Timothy 1:10 that talked about not being a pervert and engaging in the Slave Trade. We all know that when it came to economics many souls lost their Christianity and virginity when it came to the Black woman. We know they had a "Good Time" on that slave ship called "Jesus"; in Alliyah words "Rocking the boat". And that's the entire point: Their pursuit of happiness was our misery. The Black Labor and the Black bootie was their pursuit of happiness and our grief.
Slavery reduced us to nothing so I thought it was necessary in chapter 2 to explain our accomplishments prior to our servitude.
A very special treat is offered at the end as an appendix of a short story/play called Reparations 101 for Dummies. I aim to please and entertain and be educational at all times.
Slavery: The Pursuit of Happiness is in orbit to be a controversial book to keep our eyes peeled and on alert.
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