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Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life eBook

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Are we MEN!!—­I ask you, O my brethren! are we MEN?  Did our creator make us to be slaves to dust and ashes like ourselves?  Are they not dying worms as well as we?  Have they not to make their appearance before the tribunal of heaven, to answer for the deeds done in the body, as well as we?  Have we any other master but Jesus Christ alone?  Is he not their master as well as ours?—­What right then, have we to obey and call any other master, but Himself?  How we could be so submissive to a gang of men, whom we cannot tell whether they are as good as ourselves or not, I never could conceive.  However, this is shut up with the Lord and we cannot precisely tell—­but I declare, we judge men by their works.

The whites have always been an unjust, jealous unmerciful, avaricious and blood thirsty set of beings, always seeking after power and authority.—­We view them all over the confederacy of Greece, where they were first known to be any thing, (in consequence of education) we see them there, cutting each other’s throats—­trying to subject each other to wretchedness and misery, to effect which they used all kinds of deceitful, unfair and unmerciful means.  We view them next in Rome, where the spirit of tyranny and deceit raged still higher.—­We view them in Gaul, Spain and in Britain—­in fine, we view them all over Europe, together with what were scattered about in Asia and Africa, as heathens, and we see them acting more like devils than accountable men.  But some may ask, did not the blacks of Africa, and the mulattoes of Asia, go on in the same way as did the whites of Europe.  I answer no—­they never were half so avaricious, deceitful and unmerciful as the whites, according to their knowledge.

But we will leave the whites or Europeans as heathens and take a view of them as Christians, in which capacity we see them as cruel, if not more so than ever.  In fact, take them as a body, they are ten times more cruel avaricious and unmerciful than ever they were; for while they were heathens they were bad enough it is true, but it is positively a fact that they were not quite so audacious as to go and take vessel loads of men, women and children, and in cold blood and through devilishness, throw them into the sea, and murder them in all kind of ways.  While they were heathens, they were too ignorant for such barbarity.  But being Christians, enlightened and sensible, they are completely prepared for such hellish cruelties.  Now suppose God were to give them more sense, what would they do.  If it were possible would they not dethrone Jehovah and seat themselves upon his throne?  I therefore, in the name and fear of the Lord God of heaven and of earth, divested of prejudice either on the side of my colour or that of the whites, advance my suspicion of them, whether they are as good by nature as we are or not.  Their actions, since they were known as a people, have been the reverse, I do indeed suspect them, but

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