UNITED STATES FREEDOM ALWAYS ANTI-HUMAN SLAVERY MONUMENT

newyorktimeslogow"Why is there No U.S.

Anti-slavery Monument?"

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New YorkTimes -  "America Needs a National Slavery Monument" by Blain Roberts & Ethan J. Kytle Article here

Why is there No Anti-slavery Monument in our nation's capitol Washington D.C.? Or anywhere else in the United Sates for that matter?

In a nation that prides itself on monuments and all things monumental as instruments of its grand vision, purpose, and power, there are none. There are hundreds of monuments to the Confederacy and it’s symbols, but there is only one monument to slavery's effect in an entire monument driven nation and none to anti-slavery and freedom in the same monument is to be found, anywhere. Why is this, when there has never been a human being born that does not desire, hope for and want Freedom and Equality in all human history?

The Only national federally funded monument memorial to slavery and it is presently falling apart is,  "The President's House Freedom and Slavery Memorial " click to see here:  honouring only nine of Geroge Washington's slaves who lived there in Philadelphia with him and his wife Martha, from 1790-1797. George Washington would go on to own hundreds of slaves, even renting them out in the building of the White House and Washington D.C.

No life in the U.S. is untouched by the vast legacy and methods of Slavery and it’s effects employed to devastating effect. Generations entrapped in fear, a fear that at any moment they can be marginalised for the U.S. history leaves no group, race, religion, gender out of the country's indifferent ability to turn on any group or individual for its immediate gain.
From Afro-Americans, (racism, segregation, slavery) for Native Americans (genocide, segregation and economic deprivation) for Jewish Americans (Anti-Semitism and the legacy of Nazi slavery and death systems) Muslim Americans (Flee slavery to confront bias & demonization hate crimes) Asian Americans (Japanese internment camps and the mass deportation of Chinese workers in the 1890's) Women (equal pay, sex trafficking) Children (many states still allow legal child labor) Whites (shame and the awareness that human rights injustices will not go away) these are a few examples, sadly there are many more.

Fear versus freedom drives all of us against each other without a clear national conscience to act upon in terms of ideals and our commitment to each other's humanity and place. If we refuse to face these fears, how do we build our present and future, with what lessons learned and addressed finally. Will we continue be going in circles, running from and after each other, endlessly divided? Yet you could take action now, join this project's one clear step forward and backwards in creating a symbol of resolution from which all groups can stand up and protest, point to and utilise as a symbol to amplify injustices yet to be reconciled.

You can give hope to millions now and future generations to come worldwide. Act and Act now, build a symbol, a clear statement of basic human rights, freedom, and equality and place your faith in the inventiveness, innovation, hard work, productivity all human lives are more than capable of. These are what make a nation great, never mired in division, hatred and false bias'. Those seeking freedom from enslavement, hate, and oppression will "never" go away. For when any individual, anywhere has a moment to reflect on the state of their lives they find the need for "freedom" is their universal human birthright, motivating them to unite and act. ACT NOW be an Equalizer click here

"The time is always Right to do the Right thing"

Martin Luthur King Jr.

When I first posted the anti-slavery monument project on social media I received an immediate response: "We won the war, let's move on!". My thoughts were: "Which war did we win, and move on to what? It struck me that it is this the agonising dilemma that we all face daily, wanting equality for all as our national promised ideal, and having to face how much work there is left to do to achieve it. Yet denying, hoping the conflict will go away is not the answer, it lies in asking ourselves, all of us, what do we strive and stand for first and foremost as a super power nation. It is not just economic gain, it is the strength and power of our common shared humanity, basic good, and equality for all. Hate did not make us great, just look at the millions who died for common cause, freedom.

That is what, a nation is. It is all its people, not some. It is all of its core values working compassionately to care and embrace everyone. With these thoughts chose to ACT: Become an "Equalizer" Now!

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