Quote on Slavery of the Mind

While former President Obama and the Democrats agitate for a race war, we should recall two great men who believed character and action determined your way:

Image of Booker T. Washington provided by Marina Amaral on Flickr

Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute,


Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate, and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln.

Booker T. Washington referred to Frederick Douglass as a

“lifelong determined opponent of the ‘diseased imagination’ of racial categories”

Today, two quotes by Frederick Douglass may explain the modern mental slavery of a generation leaning toward socialism.

“I have found to make a contented slave it is necessary to darken his mental and moral vision and annihilate the power to reason.”

-Frederick Douglass in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Mr. Douglass’ eloquence, reason, and bearing caused people to doubt his slave background, prompting him to write his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Image of Frederick Douglass provided by Pat on Flickr.

And referring to the man who considered himself his owner:

“He exhorted me to content myself, and be obedient. He told me, if I would be happy, I must lay out no plans for the future. He said, if I behaved myself properly, he would take care of me. Indeed, he advised me to complete thoughtlessness of the future, and taught me to depend solely upon him for happiness. He seemed to see fully the pressing necessity of setting aside my intellectual nature, in order to contentment in slavery.”

Reading these words in Mr. Douglass’ first autobiography brought to mind how Progressives sell their agenda: telling people everything you need will be provided, teaching them to want less, to behave and do as your told, to not step out of line in word or thought.

“Or else,” is the unstated threat.

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