Best Slave will Detect No Hypocrisy in, Know No Higher Law Than, Master’s Will

A brush-up on some Frederick Douglass:

Frederick Douglass“To make a contented slave, you must make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery. The man who takes his earnings must be able to convince him that he has a perfect right to do so. It must not depend upon mere force. The slave must know no higher law than his master’s will. The whole relationship must not only demonstrate to his mind it’s necessity, but it’s absolute rightfulness. If there be one crevice through which a single drop can fall, it will certainly rust off the slave’s chain.” – Frederick Douglass, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Apprenticeship Life

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass, Speech on the twenty-fourth anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. (April 1886)

““If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.” – Frederick Douglass, West India Emancipation (1857)

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