America's Absolution and the Black Struggle
conquest to expand the old kingdoms of Europe. Kings and Queens from
Portugal, Spain, France, and England to name a few, had all
commissioned explorers to seek out ways to enrich the Kingdoms under
the vague pretends of religion.
They set out across the seas and oceans in search of spice and to
spread the gospel. What they ended up finding was gold and poorly
defended nations. Burning with gold-fever, these Christian armies
resolved that these lands and people were ignorant of the Lord. They
therefore, could not govern themselves and must be brought to yield the
God’s earthly mandated ruler, the King/Queen.
Under this rule of thought, Natives like the Incas had no rights to
their earthly richest because they did not believe in God. Often, a
Friar would give them one last chance to repent in English or Latin. It
didn’t matter that the Incas didn’t understand what was being said,
they had refused to accept the Lord as their savior.
Under this mindset, the Christian armies were given general absolution.
General absolution resolved the armies of any sinful acts that would
normally condemn them to hell. They could murder, rape, commit
genocide, burn, and destroy anyone and anything without putting their
souls in pearl of going to hell.
The result of this unabated power was that they caused hell on earth
for those that were annexed, indoctrinated, or concord. Under this self
anointed mindset, African American ancestors had to survive. When you
stop and thing about the hell they had to endure, ones eyes swell with
tears at the same time your heart has to swell with pride and respect
for their endowment to endure. My ancestors were a great people and
their contributions shine brightly in our nation.
In honor of those proud people who blood flows threw my veins, I will
honor them throughout this National Black History month. Black
Americans ancestors suffered broken families, broken bones, but never a
broken resolve. They found comfort in each other and even the same
religion that sanctioned their prosecution. The results of their
preservation are evident in the accomplishments of prominent Black
Although as a nation, we have traveled much road on the way to
equality, we have much more to travel. Along the way in our journey
America has reached a point were we are posed to possibly elect the
descendant of Africa to the Presidency, Barack Obama. Oprah Winfey is a
shining star and an example for minorities, men, and women around the
world. Though shear willpower, she has risen form a newscaster to a
billionaire and is on the verge of launching a new media network.
Atrocities committed under the guise of Absolution can never be
reconciled, but we can honor it’s victims. I hope that you take a
moment this month and expand you awareness of the contribution that
African Americans have made and cerebrate in their historical