Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wilberforce, Wilberforce and Wilberforce
If I am not quite as Enthusiastic for US American Abolitionism of mind nineteenth century, it is because I find it dangerously fanatic and ill guarded against other forms of slavery than the one usually so called (Pope Leo XIII claimed the condition of workers under industrial capitalism were worse than that of slaves, I agree with that) and also for other reasons so ill executed that it had to be done all over again one hundred years later by one much better man called Martin Luther King. And just as I prefer Martin Luther King to Martin Luther from Wittenberg, I also prefer Wilberforce, Wilberforce and Wilberforce to Abe Lincoln and Ulysses Grant.
Some Southron gentlemen were the William Wilberforce on their own ranch, such as Robert E. Lee, some were from "countries" too poor too own slaves, such as Appalachian yokels. The guys that Al Capp portray in Li'l Abner and that Jeff Smith subtly refers to in the population in the village were Bone, Bone and Bone go.
To return to the Wilberforces, if it had been true that the country of Freethinkers like Benjamin Franklin were really more imbued with the Biblical sense of the brotherhood of man, how come then that countries less imbued with it, supposedly, like Spanish or Portuguese colonies had the religion that Robert Isaac converted to? Can it be that what the Kings George III and IV did on advise of his father was what Philip II of Spain was doing in the Philippines as early as 1570 (one year before defeating the Turks at Lepanto)? Would merit some research and thought, right?
Bpi, Georges Pompidou
Sunday within Octave of
Anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce: Christian hero
by Jonathan Sarfati
Wikipedia : William Wilberforce
Wikipedia : Robert Wilberforce