Insensitivity keeps on rolling


This post represents a tribute to those whose suffering is largely obscured, even as a new type of slavery abounds.

In memory of 'them that' came before us on the trail of tears, our fellow Americans of previous generations whose slavery foretold of more abominations yet to come to many other Americans.

From Ol' Man River Paul Robeson:
"O' man river,
Dat ol' man river,
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

He don' plant tater,
He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
but ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

Long ol' river keeps hearing dat song.
You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin an' racked wid pain.
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah, gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes'keeps rollin' along!"

Today we are the river and 'we'r asayen a lot bout' the heart break that US government puts on millions of our folks in order to enrich and empower the ruling class.
The suffering and dying at the hands of murderers in fbi/cia and police represent in a sense the continuing lyrics (as told by present victims) to the still sad song of mankind, "Ol' Man River".


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