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Friday, August 01, 2008

Emancipation day in Barbados

Today is emancipation day.A day that is celebrated in remembrance of the real fight for freedom for people who had been enslaved...for a people who were treated less than animals,for a people who tried to sing their song in a strange land...at this time we remember the people who were born and died being enslaved in many different countries never knowing freedom but who never gave up the struggle...

I look at my little girl and know that if she were born at another time she may had even had doubts as to whether she was really a human being.......the struggle against indoctrination.....the beatings...the killings...the rape....the vile racism that started at that time...not being able to pratice your religion or culture..... some who eventually gave up and actually really believe they were inferior because of the colour of their skin.....some who saw their god in another mans image...

We remember the strength...the collective strength of a people who never gave up...who fought continually for their freedom...freedom from the greatest crime that was committed to any people under the planet....and we are firm in the knowledge that sooner or later the countries that rode on the backs of our fathers ,mothers , daughters and sons will recognized the grave wrong that they did and beg the universe for forgiveness...even knowing that they will be brought to justice......

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