The Symbols of Slavery
Symbols that’re representative of slavery,
many of which are pro-slavery symbols
The Bible, and the cross are known as symbols of slavery by virtue
of a multitude of verses in the bible affirming the divine institution’s
god given role in human affairs, and the true relationship man has
to god who has complete ownership over man. God was the first
slave master. two examples:
“Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything;
they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but
showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Savior.”
“Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters,
not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity
of heart, fearing the Lord.”
The Ring was once a symbol of slavery, although its connotation
has comd to encompass many connotations the rings of rulers,
masters, more general allegiance, and common wedding rings
are examples of these many uses and connotations. In ancient
Greece the ring was prominantly used as a symbol of slavery,
the master often having rings made to be worn by his slaves.
Cotton is commonly used as a symbol of slavery by virtue of it
being the primary crop produced in the antebellum south, and
servants being the primary growers, and pickers of said cotton.
The whip was used prominantly in the antebellum south, but
has been used by all cultures as a punitive instrument.
Chains, and or handcuffs, have been commonly used as a
restraint in all nations where slavery has been practiced; for
some a chain can be a symbol of an unbreakable unity, for
others they can be a symbol of a inescapable burden, similar
to that of a prisoner.