When You Think About It: Perspective

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

This is the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. The Declaration is acknowledged as one of the great human documents defining the concepts of universal freedom.

There is just one problem. It SHOULD read; that all WHITE men are created equal.

You see, the man who wrote it owned over 600 slaves during his lifetime, including before, during, and after Jefferson created the document. They worked his 5000 acre estate, Monticello, and made him a VERY wealthy man. He freed 2 during his lifetime — 2. And, 7 after he died. That’s 9 out of over 600. He even had at least 6 children with one of them (Sally Hemings) but NEVER GAVE HER HER FREEDOM. She was good enough to bare him children but not enough to be a free human being.

WHITE PRIVILEGE is at the very root of our culture. Almost ALL of the Southern so-called Founding Fathers owned slaves who made them VERY wealthy men. In fact, this Country was built with SLAVE LABOR — including the White House.

So, please spare me the bullshit that everyone is treated equally in this Country. It’s not true — and, never really has been.

Perspective my friends, perspective.

F LoBuono