the burden of freedom

Freedom is not the same as liberation.

douglessslave

Freedom requires a knowledge of identity and a responsibility to its boundaries. In order for your purpose to manifest itself you must be able to respond to the weight of your purpose. The kingdom in you cannot be established if you are not aware of your IDENTITY, because your IDENTITY connects you to your purpose. A slave is kept ignorant so that freedom cannot enter in…you can be in chains and be free if you have knowledge of your IDENTITY. Continue reading

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The meaning of fourth of July to the Negro

frederick douglass

What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?

I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.

fredrick dougless christ