Human-ware, A Product Of America’s Southland?


The abolition of do-gooders has a rich heritage in the land that fought a war over enslaving human beings. Human beings were used  for work and fun. And with the onslaught of neocons it looks like the idea – the South shall rise again is in motion. Save your Confederate money boys.

Owning human beings as products was certainly unique to the idea of America. Below the Mason-Dixon line seemed to be closer to the River Styx than to Christian religion. However, human-ware did solve two major problems for the product owners: work and play.

Human-ware could work the cotton fields by day and play in bed at night. Being able to gain work and/or impregnate human-ware gave the human-ware owner financial growth in two categories – harvested cotton and headcount. How could this devilish behavior rise from the “escape to religious freedom”?

History books tells us that, in addition to pilgrims and puritans desiring religious freedom, America was also settled by the overflow from English prisons. The southland seemed to be the chosen location.

If pilgrims and puritans helped define America’s “good will toward men”, what might the prison overflow help define? Listen:

[…] But in 1732, England opened Georgia as a penal colony. A penal colony is a place where they send criminals and other undesirable people. […]

If the pilgrims and puritans left their marks on America, could not the penal colonists do the same?

America’s South fought fiercely to retain the human-ware status of certain human beings. One Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama left his mark in the human-ware battle. He found, on the peaceful assembly idea,  a new use for “cattle prods”.

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