Underpaid? Overworked? Frustrated? NOW imagine slavery.

John Leo,
Sag Harbor, NY.

This may be redundant since the release of and discussion about Twelve Years a Slave, but for many years I’ve seen and heard people complain about bosses and working conditions and I’ve empathized. But I’ve also reflected on how these modern days woes compare to SLAVERY. Being the property of another by law and the rule of armed repression. I can imagine those growing up under slavery perhaps taking it for granted, but I can’t imagine anyone “owning” slaves (or “owning people” as another writer correctly states it) as feeling morally comfortable, let alone superior in their role.

I believe civilization in general progresses toward justice first by recognizing past injustices. This project is a great step in that direction.
Thank you.


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