The abolitionist movement in slave-era America was clear-cut and its ethos was simple: Free all slaves in the name of human rights. Looking back centuries later at those who argued for slavery, most would find holes in their argument that Africans were meant to be slaves because of their racial inferiority and lack of civilization. The great golden empires of Mali were obviously ignored, as well as the fact that mothers were screaming and crying for their children as they were thrown into nets and hauled away from their villages. Africa had numerous political systems and governments before the age of slavery, and it's obvious that an African person can feel physical and emotional pain and distress like any other human being. As for intelligence, Africans and African-Americans merely needed to be given a chance to produce such minds as George Washington Carver and Thurgood Marshall. Can any argument on so-called racial inferiority be offered today that can't be refuted by a non-Eurocentric look at history and biology?
[...] Different neurological disorders have been found in cannibalistic cultures that ingest human brains, and after the Mad Cow Disease controversy of the mid-90s, it was discovered that a cow eating cow brains would have the same effects, as would the human who would eat the cow. Prions, nerve proteins in the brain, can be affected by abnormally shaped prions from other brains entering the body, and the result can be large sponge-like holes in one's brain from the battle of the incompatible cells. [...]
[...] After the passing of his beloved family dog and the grief he and his wife suffered, he became a vegetarian in recognition of the fact that all animals should be equal on levels of remorse. This passage is intended to strike the reader's heart early, because it can be assumed that at one time or another; most people have loved an animal dearly, whether it was a childhood kitten or TV's heroic Lassie. The common argument arises of the value of a pig over a German shepherd. [...]
[...] In the mid-90s, McDonalds attempted to erect a location on the grounds of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, a place considered absolutely traumatic for many, not where smiling clowns and free Barbie toys should be. This is their power, the power to disregard the word of the people. If the FDA attempted further regulation and strict laws against McDonalds and its association of plants and farms, they could threaten to pull the rug out from under the American economy. [...]
[...] In a nation that was filling up with interstate highways, television sets, and housewives yearning to break free and join the real world, it was only natural for a faster way to get delicious food while on the go to appear. Hamburgers were previously looked down upon as the poor man's food, but chains such as Carl's Jr. and McDonalds gave the hamburger- and-fries a new If one could be full for less than a dollar with food that only took a few minutes to fry, why not? [...]
[...] I am a very clean girl, and I make it a point in my life to never even think about feces, much less touch it. I wear shoes every day, and don't really go outside much aside from coming and going between school, work, and some apartments. Getting the parasites was a horrific embarrassment, but the pain of their sharp teeth tearing through my small intestine and the loss of so much blood and nutrients was even worse. I am still perpetually tired and drained. [...]
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