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What you have, someone else wants.

July 9, 2010

West India was a type of cod fish branded as such because it was sold to plantation owners in the 17th century. Our founding fathers built their empires fishing and selling that fish to a demanding European population. The fish that unsold, rotten and spoiled was brought to the West Indies and sold to slave owners to feed the slaves.

Several of the founding fathers of the United States made themselves rich from slavery, all the while demanding “liberty” and “freedom”.

All of history is laced with examples of the few with wealth and power manipulating and profiting from the sweat and blood of many. Yet people continue to sit, lapping up their pop culture, while everything they have is systematically stripped and reduced.

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