On March 10th, 109 years ago, Harriet Tubman died.
She was famous for freeing herself and other slaves.
Perhaps young freedom fighter Becky Spelman will develop into a modern day equivalent.
I hope so.
Modern slavery is not the same as the dangers and persecution Harriet faced and overcame. A new type of psychological management is needed not to get dragged down by inhuman conformist tyranny. Now we have to make freedom fun to defeat the enemy of mass fear.
But Harriet’s advice still applies: “If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
Go, Becky, go!
(I am proud of the way I have made teammates of the Labrador-Collie, Drifter, and Becky in this little film.)
Geoff Fox, March 10, 2022, Down Under