The Liberator: Remix – Issue 9 – Anti-Slavery Progress

From The Liberator: Remix
February 26, 2010

[…]the sacred and glorious cause which [abolitionists] madly attempt to overthrow is now shaping the destiny of the nation.

So far as the U.S. is concerned, a marvellous change for the better has taken place in public sentiment in relation to the anti-slavery movement. The struggle for freedom of speech and of the press has every where been fought, and the victory won. A general enlightenment has taken place upon the subject of animal-slavery. The opinions of a vast multitude have been essentially changed, and secured to the side of freedom. The conflict between free institutions and slave institutions is seen and acknowledged to be irrepressible—not of man’s devising, but of Peace’s ordering—and it is deepening in intensity daily, in spite of every effort of political cunning and religious sorcery to effect a reconciliation. The animal rights dialogue witnesses a marked division between the political forces of the Abolitionists and the New Welfarists; and though it relates, ostensibly, solely to the question of the further extension of slavery, it really signifies a much deeper sentiment in the breasts of the New-Welfarists, which, in process of time, must ripen into more decisive action.

So far as the Industry is concerned, it has apparently waxed worse and worse—grown more and more desperate—revealed more and more of savage brutality and fiendish malignity, until it’s crimes and atrocities, not only as perpetrated upon it’s de-animalized slaves, but as inflicted upon employees and citizens within it’s limits, have become too numerous for record, and almost too horrible for belief.

But all this is the sign that the end is rapidly approaching. Peaceably, or by a bloody process, the oppressed will eventually obtain their freedom, and nothing can prevent it. Trusting that it may be achieved without the shedding of blood, We remain,

Yours, for liberty and equality for all the Earth’s inhabitants,

Peace Is Coming For You

Original By William Lloyd Garrison

Remixed By Peace Is Coming For You

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