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In the days of African American slavery on US soil, the idea of a slave running away to freedom was viewed as a "disease" caused by the "loss of respect" the slave had for the owner.   Thinking I'm kidding?

Before I founded Prostitutes Anonymous, then changed our name in 1995 to Sex Workers Anonymous, my sponsor suggested I study all forms of social change and revolution including the civil rights movement.  He did this because he was showing me people always do what they think is "right".   If a slave running away was viewed as a "disease", that you as a slave owner needed to address in order to make sure you were being "respected", then this was also the same view shared by every slave owner in order not to be completely scoffed at like we now do today.  Take a look at it.  Because we laugh today - but back then this man was conside…