William Wilberforce

31 03 2011

Today’s Freedom Fighter: William Wilberforce

I wouldn't cross him if I were you

It was this man who is given credit for sparking the bill that would later on completely abolish slavery.

He slaved (excuse this great pun) for somewhere around 20 yrs. to abolish bill.

Many of the members in Parliment were opposed to this bill because they financially benefited from  their slaves. He knew that he would probably fighting a loosing battle because no one wants to give their money maker away.

Willberforce was confident though. He chose to continue. He fought and exposed this social injustice.

Willy called well respected slave owner/governor out on this crime, and he knew it was bound to be a sticky situation.

It amazes me that he worked for this bill for a great chunk of his life. Then, in the end, he does not even get to see it passed. He died literally a month before Parlament passed it.

Dedicating your life to something because you know it is the right thing and not even seeing the finish line.Willy never tasted sweet victory. He kept on going, setting the stage for the next abolisher. Wow that would be incredibly hard.

We need some one like Willy.

someone is driven by a passion that doesn’t need to be fueled by success.

some one  compelled to act because of their compassion for these victims.

Now we choose to fight with confidence, persistence, and choose to accept the fact that our purpose may be to set the stage rather than taste that sweet victory.(and that is going to be good enough)

What do you think about this guy?

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