Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Year of Darwin 6/24/2014:Strong words about slavery

 Charles Darwin

"picture to yourself the chance, ever hanging over you, of your wife and your little children - those object which nature urges even the slave to call his own- being torn from you and sold like beasts to the first bidder! And these deeds are done and palliated by men who profess to love their neighbors as themselves, who believe in God, and pray that His Will be done on earth! It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty; but it is a consolation to reflect, that we at least have made a greater sacrifice than ever made by any nation, to expiate our sin" Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

wow! and ouch! 

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