Saturday, July 17, 2010
There is none closer to virtue than a slave. Without pride or honor, one is always at peace. Without ambition or property, one is eternally whole. They transcend the physical, and through their connection to their master they exist as something greater than either individual. However, from our historical perspective, slavery is an abhorrent notion. Indeed because of the aspirations of our colonial founders, our society will never serve; because of their mistakes, we will never again enslave. But a real master is neither a monarch nor a plantation owner. A true master gives his slave nurturance and guidance in addition to the necessities of life. A slave under an enlightened caretaker is enriched through servitude, not inhibited by it.