Abolitionism

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"The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission."

Abolitionism or Anti-Slavery is a non-quadrant political ideology that is against slavery. According to his philosophy, all people, regardless of their ethnic origin, are free and should not be at the mercy of other people.

History

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Beliefs

Abolitionism, as already mentioned, opposes slavery and believes that it would be something inhuman, as it believes that humans are born free. It is culturally ambiguous, as there are as many conservative abolitionists as there are progressives, although most slave regimes are culturally reactionary. Most oppose colonialism and racism, because of slavery in the Americas and Africa, with many (especially in Latin America and Africa) associating abolitionism with anti-imperialism, although there is debate about this. Abolitionism was influenced by Enlightenment and Classic Liberal ideals (Adam Smith, John Locke (debated), James Garfield and others) and by some Judeo-Christian examples. Abolitionism is also economically neutral, as the only economic position in fact is opposition to the slave economy, which can range from socialist to capitalist.

Abolitionism has been fused with both left-wing and right-wing theory. Leftist abolitionists believe Capitalism has allowed and in large-part originated in slavery in the past and will enable slavery in the future, while comparing modern-day working conditions to slave labor, trapping people in poverty. Rightist abolitionists on the other hand hold that the free market and liberal ideas are necessary for the abolition of slavery and compare slavery to conditions in Marxist-Leninist countries such as The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact members.

Abolitionism has a complicated relationship with religion. Christian institutions have historically been used to defy prejudice and slavery while in other times being used to justify it. Saint Augustine described it as resulting from sin and many of the first abolitionist organisations and activists were Christian, such as John Brown. Other examples of historical Christian opposition to slavery could be:

  • Moses freeing the Hebrew people
  • Deuteronomy 23:15-16
  • Isaiah 58:6-9
  • Quakers
  • Pope Benedict XIV, Pius VII, Pius IX, Gregory XVI and Leo XIII

Slavery and abolitionism are also an extensive topic within Islam. Throughout history, many Muslim states practiced slavery with the first country to abolish slavery being Tunisia, closely followed by The Ottoman Empire. The Qu'ran itself speaks in length on slavery, and slavery was a key part of the early Arabic world. Many prophets oppose slavery using intepretations from the Qu'ran, such as the condemnation of anyone who enslaves a free man.

Variants

Free Soilerism

The Free Soil Party was a single-issue abolitionist party that existed from 1848 to 1854. It was the successor of the Liberty Paty made up of many Democrats and Whigs who were unhappy with the approval of the Democratic Nominees in regard to the expansion of slavery into newly gained Mexican lands.

In the 1848 presidential election, The Free Soil Party ran under former president Martin van Buren and won an impressive 10.8% of the popular vote, beating out every other third party behind this point. Many rejoined the Democrat and Whig parties right after, however throughout it's lifetime it kept an influence in the senate and got just under 5% of the popular vote in the 1952 presidential election (ran under John P. Hale) before merging with The Republican Party in 1854.

John Brown Thought

John Brown was a radical abolitionist who fought in Bleeding Kansas and led an unsuccessful slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry. Brown was raised in a Puritan family which would profoundly influence his views. He believed that God was using him to act as a new Moses who would lead another race of people out of bondage. Brown believed that violence was necessary to end slavery since decades of peace had failed. Brown was a leader of abolitionist forces in Bleeding Kansas, a state level civil war to determine whether Kansas would be a slave or free state. Brown and his sons killed five slavery supporters in the Pottawatomie massacre and would lead abolitionist forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie.

In October 1859, Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia hoping to start a slave rebellion that would engulf the entire South. The plan however was poorly executed leading to Brown's capture by Robert E. Lee. Brown was tried for treason and was executed by hanging. His actions were a huge contributing factor to the Civil War with Southerners viewing him as a madman and terrorist while Northerners viewed him as a martyr and hero.

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  1. Draw a ball
  2. Fill it with dark blue
  3. Draw three connected chains in yellow color
    1. The middle chain should be broken, with a few small pieces sticking out.
    2. The left chain should be tilted at a 45 degree angle.
    3. The chain on the right should be bent at the opposite angle.
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Abolition Sympathisers

  • Enlightened Absolutism - Half of your supporters are against slavery and serfdom, but the other half are in favor of... both?
  • Classical Conservatism - Same as above? What's wrong with you two?
  • White Nationalism - The CSA and the KKK were horrible but some of you might support me in order to avoid a multi-ethnic society with the presence of slaves of other races. Lincoln and the 19th century Republicans were very often a combination of you and me, certainly in my day anti-racism was not very fashionable even among Northern abolitionists.
  • Capitalism - Most of your supporters say they are opposed to slavery, but many of your critics accuse you of "Neo-slavery". Care to elaborate?
    • Sure - for only $9.99 a month!
  • Socialism - Another economic system whose supporters often resent slavery, but your opponents call you state-mandated slavery.
  • Industrialism - Mechanization made slavery obsolete in many sectors (cotton picker, for example), but sweatshop labor is no better.
  • Minarchism - Please stop advocating self-slavery.
  • Maoism - Props for ending Tibetan serfdom, but what’s with the Lao-Gai camps?
  • Marxism - Great abolitionist, but his ideas influenced them .

Slaveowning Scum

  • Kraterocracy - Main proponent and practitioner of the slavery system.
  • Bonapartism - I'll never forgive you for restarting slavery!
  • Kleptocracy & Illegalism - "except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."'[5]
  • Nazism - You forced many prisoners to do manual labor for you, not to mention the Holocaust!
  • Marxism–Leninism - You're not "liberating" anyone, Let the Gulag prisoners go, commie!
  • Jihadism - Commits acts of terrorism and kidnapping, forces women to submit to men and wear unwanted headgear, while justifying it all with religiously extremist dogmas!

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Reference

  1. Nat Turner had a few white followers, who he convinced them to "cease from [Their] wickedness".
  2. He was personally against slavery and never owned a slave but politically he supported gradual abolition at best, opposing the immediate abolitionists as too radical.
  3. Slavery was abolished in Ethiopia after the Italian conquest.
  4. Slavery abolished in 2003
  5. 13th amendment of US constitution

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