Enslavement, Slaves and Slavery – Then and Now!
Slavery and Slaves…aren’t you ready to talk about them both?
Or, will the talk be so long that you suggest we handle one item at a time?
Either way, we are talking about them both and everything “slave”!
Oohhh…while at it, we will add the term “Enslavement” to the “group chat”!
I have been told that this “group chat” is for everybody and anybody!
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The topic of “Slavery and slaves” is a very sensitive one
That is filled with oppression, cruelty, suffering, humiliation, death, erasure and inhumanness!
That lasted so many years and is still existing!
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Therefore, it is one topic that must be approached with caution and empathy
A topic that must be talked about from openness and accountability
Full of truth, respect, dignity, human rights and justice.
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I am going to ask some questions about this topic
For you and I to reflect upon as well as offer some candid responses.
It is from these responses that we shall be able to make amends; that is for those who put us through this suffering and a foundation for life-long healing for those that suffered and are still suffering!
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What is slavery, to you?
Who is a slave, to you?
What is enslavement, to you?
Do you think slavery still exists?
Before today, why do you think slavery existed for so long?
If you had had a chance to colonise or dominate somebody or some people, would you have colonized them or not?
Why do you think some human beings enslaved other human beings?
Remember, talking about enslavement, slaves and slavery will not magically stop it all from happening!
It will only lay a foundation for us all to do what is right; what should have been done in the first place!
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Enslavement, Slaves and Slavery everywhere must be abolished and ended!
We are the people to do it.
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– Do you have any questions that you would like to add on this draft list? –
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Is it not ironic?
This is such a serious topic, and I feel like we need to talk more about it this year!
I love that you cover so many different topics in your blog. I enjoyed reading it
WOW!! WOW!!! I can see slavery everywhere.. we can become a slave to money…addicted to a God of social media and trapped in repeating negative thoughts. I would love to say that it will all end…but until we change… we won’t. BUT we are trying… and that is a great step forward.
This is one of the scenarios in our society that need to talk about. Slavery is still existing until this age, and I hope the authorities will pay attention to this.
Rose Ann Sales
This is such a really great and very informative article I really enjoy reading this! I will share this so my friends and also let my kids read this!
We talk about ancient slavery n condemn it but lately we happily go for it and leave our families celebrating the so called success.
It’s crazy that it’s still going and will be going for a while. I guess looking at how people look at it.
Its important to unpack and learn more about slavery. It’s so interesting to look back when learning about this in middleschool and highschool and it’s taught to us that colonization was this amazing thing and celebrate these figures. It never sat right for me especially as my class were all minorities and our teacher was white. I’m glad more and more people are relearning history and seeing how oppression still exists in the system in many forms.
I absolutely think we still have slavery today. I often wonder if things will ever get better.
✊🏿✊🏿 they will….if we all do our bit to our best!
I’m glad you bring this up. I feel that we’ve improved much but these last few years, society has gotten worse again.
I don’t know, this is still happening somewhere in the world and idk, Great post! got to understand alot. Thanks for sharing!
I really believe that slavery still exist. We should really remove it in the system. It should be eliminated!
slavery is everywhere this this days, it only lack popularity in the name of democracy and fundamental human rights.
it’s shocking that we still have slavery in this day and age. Being aware of it and having the information about how you can help is important.