Juneteenth is a cultural observance in the United States that is officially recognized in 48 states. Critics argue that while meaning no disrespect to the hundreds of thousand or so who actively take part in local “celebrations” sadly it is based on a widely propagated myth that the United States and the individual coalition of states making up “USA” have at any time in their collective history completely abolished slavery or involuntary servitude.
Critics say large numbers of people supported by government and corporations are helping to continue to play a cruel joke over and over against the memories of the first victims of slavery to which it was told.
A reading of the historical record irrefutably reveals that while private citizens could no longer engage openly in slavery, corporations could contract with the federal and state government for the labor of the millions of recently emancipated victims of slavery who fell then fell victim to the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution which led to Jim Crow laws also known as “Black Codes” and enforced with the intent to practice slavery under the guise of being tough on crime.
Sources: “I Denounce the So-Called Emancipation as a Stupendous Fraud” by Frederick Douglass (1888) http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/douglassfraud.html
Juneteenth – Holiday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth
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