Oct 10, 2018

Hello advocates, agitators and allies,

This is the first post to this lovingly created page- shout out to Kyle! Our brilliant teenage techie!- dedicated to the Liberate The Caged Voices campaign.

I say advocates to acknowledge those with a big heart willing to see the inhumanity of the Prison Industrial Slave Complex; I say agitators to acknowledge those willing to resist the system of modern-day legal slavery; and I say allies to acknowledge those willing to embrace all three and stay in the struggle.

As an abolitionist I will make no excuses or accept compromises when it comes to abolishing slavery. I will not make excuses for our nation’s past. The founders of this country were not only what we’ve been told, but also slavers, rapists, thieves and genocidal. White supremacy is a value afforded only to “white” male, land-owning elite codified by the constitution of the United States. That leaves out the rest of us. And Black people especially, and brown, poor and any kind of “other” generally are being violently targeted to fuel this sick system of profits over people called capitalism and keeping us fighting for our human rights. As for slavery, the exception clause to the 13th Amendment deems it legal. Read: 

Amendment XIII

Abolition of slavery 

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall be duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The word EXCEPT means that when you are convicted of a crime you become a slave. Our constitution says that acceptable punishment for a crime is slavery! Are you okay with that??

Don’t despair! Let’s get to work! Liberate The Caged Voices is intended to get the voices out of our caged community members and follow their lead in making the changes to their conditions that they deem necessary. Let’s work together with them and work together out here.

Please bare with me as I learn to develop my first blog...

I intend to make this an educational and informative experience where we can share thoughts, ideas and dialogue that seeks to stretch our consciousness, shift the paradigm and together build a more just and humane existence for us all.

In solidarity and peace, Nube