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and almost impenetrable abyss in which, our fathers for many centuries have been plunged”(22). Blacks will not be able to overcome slavery if they are ignorant to how powerful they could be, unified. "But they were dis-united, as the coloured people are now, in the United States of America, the reason our natural enemies are enabled to keep their feet on our throats." (23) Article II in my opinion is the most compelling and persuasive Article in Appeal. In this article Walker points out the ignorance of blacks to their situation, he organizes various situations of 2
MORRISpeople in history in similar situations in which blacks never even knew about. Article III is titled Our Wretchedness In Consequence of The Preachers of The Religion of Jesus Christ. He thinks that the Christian Americans are contradicting the bible and their religion by oppressing those of a different color. He believes that ultimately their god will punish them for how they treat his people.” Did not God make us all as it seemed best to himself? What right, then, has one of us, todespise another, and to treat him cruel, on account of his colour, which none, but the God who made it can alter? Can there be a greater absurdity in nature, and particularly in a free republican country?” (48) Walker points out the fact that they are disrespecting their own god by enslaving his creations. In my opinion Article III was the least persuading because you can’t rationalize a flawed ideology, walker notes that they are breaking their own religion or not pleasing their god. But who is to say that their ideology is just in the first place. Article IV is titled Our Wretchedness In Consequence of The Colonizing Plan. In this article Walker stresses that blacks need to separate from the tyrannical whites and rebel. Walker then criticized many prominent