Servitude

I spent part of the day yesterday viewing a decrepit old plantation house and some of the grounds and outbuildings of a 3000 acre plantation. As I toured the grounds, I compared in my mind the home built for the monied elite owner with the homes built for his slaves. If one ever needs evidence of entitlement, it is clearly visible in the space between the lives of slaveholders versus slaves, in the homes in which they reared their families. The fact that the plantation house was home to the slaveholder’s descendents as recently as the 1990s is testament to entrenchment of wealth as protection against the price of immorality.

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"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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