Archive for February, 2007

Black History in-sight & flash-back

February 8, 2007

During the era of 1776, Adam Smith, author of “Wealth of the Nations”, which is touted to be one of the 10 best books that help shape America; put forth the notion and contention:three truisms must be pervasive in life to suceed on a level playing field. 1. The pursuit of self-respect, 2. the ability to exercise free trade-to do commerce in free enterprise mode/genre, 3. and to establish the fact that wealth is not the King’s treasure, but the sum total of trade and agri products of the nation (wheat, cotton,   sugar, timber, alfa, and gold, etc.,). He also held a belief that freedom and equality should be had by all humanity.

Fast forward to 2007, enters writer, author O’Rourke who took two years to read the original body of work of Adam Smith, “Wealth of the Nations”,which he re-wrote, and in his approach he points out, and weighs in very heavily on the fact that Adam Smith, the original author was an economists-who ostensibly tried to shed light on a statement-of-fact, through his body of work, that should have been an ideal truism, but didn’t quite cut the mustard, the statements in the body of works;never really measured-up. At least , when you look at the disparities and inequities of freedom and equality for all humanity.

As we look at recorded history down through the annuals of time of  pre-civil war, and post civil war-it is revealed, that slaves brought over from Africa on slave ships, the decendants and ancestors of African Americans, is evidence that the infrastructure of this country, was built on the backs from the blood,sweat, and tears of  ‘free labor’, of slaves.

Therefore, the school of thought in  the body of work, of the original, “Wealth of the Nations” were very flawed. So consequently,it may be said, that Adam Smith’s statements, notions, and contentions in the original body of work, did not get much attention paid to it. Because, as he was respected and revered as a credible person, it seems nobody really listened to what he had to say regarding freedom and equality.

This country and the nation was, and still is,  beriffed with huge inequities and injustices. Here we are 230 years later, after the 1776 book-still mired in inequality. we have seen some gains in civil rights, human rights, and social justice. However, there are certain districts of the courts, some professionals, and  few radical groups trying to turn the clock back and take away the gains. We need only look to the “Affirmative Action Reversible Process”, involving business trade and commerce across the land in this country.

Its time for change; what about reparations?… It is time for the status quo; the powers that be; to realize the plight as a nation and seize the moment to set things right. Its absolutely a must for this nation to be the example, and lead the way for abolishing all civil injustices, all social inequities, that are being practice against humanity-especially; the middle class and the working poor of these United States of America.

~Nuff sed~ its time for action of positive change

Steve Braxton, author:The Road That Is Difficult To Travel
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