In the early days of what grew to be this great and wondrous land of liberty, The United States of America, our founding fathers – God bless their righteous path – found this magnificent nation on a principle. That principle was, as it stands today, the equality of all men. As evidence, I submit the following excerpt from the document that kick started the whole damn thing, The Declaration of Independence, in verbatim, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [sic] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator [a.k.a. The God of Abraham] with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness . . .”
And so on that glorious day in ‘76 these fearless defiers of the British crown agreed in whole, from this point forth and on these very bloody red, white elite, and dolefully blue shores, all men equal.
And so it came to be.
Well, at least it came to be for their narrow definition of “all men.”
It’s especially important you note that they did not mention women or females or even remotely imply anything of the opposite sex. It is equally important, and although they didn’t explicitly say so (at least in any surviving document we know of), the implication is plain to see by their action and deed that they never intended to include any man of color, or poor, or of the annoying native occupying sort.
Understand if you will, and this is key to this essay, IT SIMPLY NEVER ENTERED THEIR SOMBRE MINDS to include anyone outside their privileged clique.
And why should they?
In their supreme and elite way of reasoning, they were superior. That was plain and simple.
And by hell, they may well have been. For they certainly displayed a high degree of genius crafting a bamboozle that carries on to this day. But then again, humans are such easy marks; they’ll believe anything . . . except the truth.
To these men of high connivery, no other being, human or otherwise, were worthy of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, how ludicrous the very notion.
Years later, and although the cast differ, the spirit was alive and well in the same holy elite conviction that exist during the days of Slavery / Abolition when only a few misguided whites expressed blasphemy toward the sanctity of slavery. Slavery was the order of the day blessed by God, by god. The overwhelming afflicted mindset of the time — nothing less than a contagious mental virus, gave credence to enslaving the black person. Even among those who considered themselves aware, just, caring, and compassionate, blacks deserved no better. “It can be no other way for heaven’s sake, don’t be ridiculous. It’s as plain as that honker on your face is. End of discussion, get ready for church, the Lord waits.”
My point is, during both of these times and throughout history, self-entitled groups seem fit, content, justified, perhaps even blind to excluding certain other sentient groups the same considerations they afforded themselves.
And nothing over the years has changed. In fact, in many ways the mentality bears regressing, e.g. South Carolina. “Oh hell, they’s just some good ‘ol god-fearin’ boys is all, ain’t meanin’ to hurt nobody, just wanna burn some black churches down that’s all. Hell, if somebody’s in ’em they ought’a got out.”
Just as the founding fathers found themselves far superior and could envision no other respect for equality, and just as those in the slave trade and white public of the time could hold no other accounting for blacks but that of slavery, the contemporary find themselves wearing the same elite bias worn throughout the ages by virtue of their own exclusion of the most oppressed, the most enslaved, and most tortured class of sentient beings by denying them their Rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. I’m speaking of course of what you call animals and whom I call friends. And all too many give animal slavery no more consideration than the despotic slave master did his slaves. Less I suspect.
There are a multitude of reason for this exclusion and they run deep and wide in our millennia of elite propagandist conditioning, but the one I find most exasperating, even before religious entitlement, is the power of the human palate, where taste and gluttony justify all and any means, no matter how diabolical.
It’s What’s for Dinner
The power of the palate is such as to distort all reason of morality, even when not starved. As such, it could well have been and had it been we would not to this day give it a moment’s thought that . . .
If during the days of slavery it were as it were to buy, sell, and raise slaves for menial tasks, hard labor, and legal rape of child and adult, but if too it were to raise blacks for their hair, hide, and flesh — you know hotdogs, tenderloins, rump roast, flip-flops, fanny packs, fringe, chaps, and whatnot then to this day, to this very goddamned day we’d be genetically altering, fattening-up, caging, slaughtering and butchering black folks by the billions (truth be known, all we’re not doing is eating them, I hope). We’d package their flesh and entrails in convenient carry size Styrofoam and cellophane containers bar coded and stacked neat and visually appealing in open refrigerated boxes in the climate comforted aisles of your favorite fucking food store, under the government subsidized marketing campaign of, “N*, It’s What’s for Dinner”; whilst we make sweet and colorful gummy bears from their foreskins and scrotum, bones and cartilage.
“Aha, look here honey buns, here’s a fine cut from a young black buck if I ever did see one.”
“And it was only fed the highest quality non-GMO fruits and vegetables too, dear. See the USDA checkmark of approval?”
“What’d you say we pick up a couple of these thighs and ribs for our Fourth of July Independence Day cookout, my precious buttercup?”
“Oh sweetie, I think that would be just delicious. Mmm, mmm, good. You are a superb chef of the grill, you hunk of a man of mine.”
“Don’t forget the marinade, my little tweetie pie. Oh, yeah, and a couple of jars of pickled feet, you know how the kids just love to suck the meat from the toe bones.”
“. . . That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”