America’s Absolution and the Black Struggle

When Christians first came to the Americans, they were on a conquest to expand the old kingdoms of Europe. Kings and Queens from Portugal, Spain, France, and England to name a few, had all commissioned explorers to seek out ways to enrich the Kingdoms under the vague pretends of religion.

They set out across the seas and oceans in search of spice and to spread the gospel. What they ended up finding was gold and poorly defended nations. Burning with gold-fever, these Christian armies resolved that these lands and people were ignorant of the Lord. They therefore, could not govern themselves and must be brought to yield the God’s earthly mandated ruler, the King/Queen.

Under this rule of thought, Natives like the Incas had no rights to their earthly richest because they did not believe in God. Often, a Friar would give them one last chance to repent in English or Latin. It didn’t matter that the Incas didn’t understand what was being said, they had refused to accept the Lord as their savior.


Under this mindset, the Christian armies were given general absolution. General absolution resolved the armies of any sinful acts that would normally condemn them to hell. They could murder, rape, commit genocide, burn, and destroy anyone and anything without putting their souls in pearl of going to hell.

The result of this unabated power was that they caused hell on earth for those that were annexed, indoctrinated, or concord. Under this self anointed mindset, African American ancestors had to survive. When you stop and thing about the hell they had to endure, ones eyes swell with tears at the same time your heart has to swell with pride and respect for their endowment to endure. My ancestors were a great people and their contributions shine brightly in our nation.

In honor of those proud people who blood flows threw my veins, I will honor them throughout this National Black History month. Black Americans ancestors suffered broken families, broken bones, but never a broken resolve. They found comfort in each other and even the same religion that sanctioned their prosecution. The results of their preservation are evident in the accomplishments of prominent Black Americans.

Although as a nation, we have traveled much road on the way to equality, we have much more to travel. Along the way in our journey America has reached a point were we are posed to possibly elect the descendant of Africa to the Presidency, Barack Obama. Oprah Winfey is a shining star and an example for minorities, men, and women around the world. Though shear willpower, she has risen form a newscaster to a billionaire and is on the verge of launching a new media network.

Atrocities committed under the guise of Absolution can never be reconciled, but we can honor it’s victims. I hope that you take a moment this month and expand you awareness of the contribution that African Americans have made and cerebrate in their historical achievements.


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