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#849981 Jan 29, 2013
They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.
Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. They were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.
We dont really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.
But, are we talking about African slavery? King James II and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britains famed Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing ones next door neighbor.
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.
Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Irelands population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britains solution was to auction them off as well.
During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. Theyll come up with terms like Indentured Servants to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle.
As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.
African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African. The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the masters free workforce. Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in servitude.
Since: Oct 08
#849982 Jan 29, 2013
BS Davey, I grew up 10 miles west of where she did. People I know that knew her, said she always acted like a horse's patoot. She was a social climber, she married Billie Boie because she couldn't make it in Washington social circles on her own. If... she had confronted me,that way I would have blown it back in her face.
Since: Jul 07
#849983 Jan 29, 2013
You participate in that many threads? Do you want to take back your "wasted time" accusation?
It's hipaa, btw.
“My Life Is A Shell Game”
Since: May 07
#849984 Jan 29, 2013
You should be prohibited by law from using that word.
To you, that's the "S" word.
#849985 Jan 29, 2013
IF SAMBOS were TAUGHT BY LILY LIBS TO LEARN SAMBO WOULD BE BLACK and INDIePENDENT OF LILY , SAMBO WOULDN'T BE THE FACE OF WELFARE IF LILY LIBS HAD YOUR BEST INTREST AT HEART, but SAMBO CAN'T THINK FOR THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL FALL FROM GRACE OF LILY LIBS WHO SAMBO MUST CONTINUE to ENTERTAIN minstrels...................
#849986 Jan 29, 2013
The Irish Slave Trade The Forgotten White Slaves
The Slaves That Time Forgot
In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new mulatto slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale. In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.
England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.
There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination of African and Irish ancestry. In 1839, Britain finally decided on its own to end its participation in Satans highway to hell and stopped transporting slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish misery.
But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then theyve got it completely wrong.
Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our memories.
But, where are our public (and PRIVATE) schools???? Where are the history books? Why is it so seldom discussed?
Do the memories of hundreds of thousands of Irish victims merit more than a mention from an unknown writer?
Or is their story to be one that their English pirates intended: To (unlike the African book) have the Irish story utterly and completely disappear as if it never happened.
None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.
#849987 Jan 29, 2013
The U.S. President Powerless to Stop the War On Drugs!
There is an old saying:Sometimes we do not see the forest for the trees.
Sometimes the obvious is right in front of us and we still dont see it. Washington is the grand case in point; compare the White House to the Pentagon, which is larger? The Pentagon and so lies the World War 3 managed by the N.S.A.(National Security Administration.) Everything is national security to those folks and that means they answer to no one, no accountability. To go a step further here, the NSA manages the White house first and foremost! The American public pretends to elect the government but it is the NSA that provides the choices.
Written by Anonymous, we shall be silent no more! Anonymous is the only option as our freedom in the USA is a police state and they come after those speaking the truth which is why they desire to control the internet.
#849988 Jan 29, 2013
LiLY LIBS AND THEIR LITTLE sammies do not want the population educated, the post from the LILY LIBS AND their SAMMIES continue to do what the KKK JIM CROW DEMOCRATS DO TERRORIZE THE POPULATION
Since: May 11
#849989 Jan 29, 2013
Here I thought all you right whining POSs were all for defending oneself.
Some pervert pretend cop follows, in his truck, a kid, who had all rights to be where he was, then gets out to pursue him and the kid is supposed to do nothing but stand there to get attacked or mugged or whatever.
Since: Dec 10
#849990 Jan 29, 2013
Kindly tell us the answers. Here's the post again for your convenience:
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
Since the answers are so logical and obvious, you should have no problems just jotting down them for us.
A simple location is required to answer the first question.
A simple source of money is required to answer the second question.
Since: Jul 08
We will not go gentle
#849991 Jan 29, 2013
There are no incomplete sentences in what I wrote, Knock-knock Archie, but one who can't even spell "looky" or "lookit" correctly should probably not throw (kidney) stones in the home for brainless baggers.
#849992 Jan 29, 2013
I see you got your still back up and running.
#849993 Jan 29, 2013
We want to focus your attention on two topics.
One shows the only path out of the economic collapse.
The other shows the direction that will most assuredly take us into deeper collapse. So far, the bi-partisans in Washington, DC are on the path to an Obama Recession.
First, the wrong path: austerity. Great Britain has shown the world what austerity will bring deeper recession. Britain may be going into its third economic collapse in four years with a 0.3% decline in its GDP in the last quarter and its worst year for manufacturing on record. David Cameron was elected on the promise of austerity and he delivered. The result is Britain has the worst economy on record dating back to 1830. Thats right, before the reign of Queen Victoria!Our policy makers could learn the same thing from U.S. history.
When FDR came to power, he put in place stimulus programs that directly created jobs. He built a lot of infrastructure that is still with us today employing people in useful work as government employees. In 1936, FDR and Congress thought they had gotten the economy going and started worrying about deficit spending. They decided to cut the funding of the New Deal to decrease the deficit. The result: the Roosevelt Recession of 1937 and 1938. Roosevelt realized his error and started stimulating the economy again and quickly the recession ended and growth returned. Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor the U.S. economy was on the mend.
Lesson to President Obama: Pursue the path of cutting the deficit with cuts to human needs and you are risking an Obama Recession. You will have squandered an immense opportunity to get the country on track.
Second, what is the solution to end the economic collapse? There is one thing that has paralleled deficit spending for decades. As the chart below shows that one thing is unemployment. If unemployment is high, deficit as a percent of GDP is high. If we reduce unemployment, the deficit shrinks.
#849994 Jan 29, 2013
Here's the story of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.
Here's the store, of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.
Till the one day when the lady met this fellow
And they knew it was much more than a hunch,
That this group would somehow form a family.
That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch,
That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch.
#849995 Jan 29, 2013
Which Way Do We Go?Obama Recession or Full Employment?
Chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve shows the deficit as a percentage of GDP (red line) vs. the unemployment rate (blue line); for 60 years the pattern has held. When unemployment drops, the deficit as a percentage of GDP drops. When unemployment rises, the deficit rises.
Jobs. Job creation is the one solution that has not been tried by government. Jobs are the solution to so many economic problems. The deficit, which the bi-partisans in Washington are fixated on, is directly related to job creation and the only path to reducing the deficit is moving toward full employment. Full employment solves so many other problems: poverty and hunger, eviction and foreclosure, personal debt, retirement savings all are ameliorated by full employment.
But, when was the last time you heard any elected official utter the phrase full employment?
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#849996 Jan 29, 2013
Y'all think yer so smart with your big-talkin', big city ways. Well let me tell you missy, when God comes back fer the big event you bes' hide in the closet with your red-eyed demon lover-man cause Jesus is not gonna leave you a plug nickel!
#849998 Jan 29, 2013
I can't actually say I disagree with any of that... in fact it sounds like a pretty good plan.
#849999 Jan 29, 2013
Ummmm Travon was the one attacking and mugging thats why he's Tragone.
#850000 Jan 29, 2013
Whos in Charge? OBAMA THE 1%er
What is the eventual outcome of putting a societys basic human needs last? Poor mental and physical health, poor educational opportunities, a poorly trained workforce, underemployment, drug use (both illicit and prescription), hopelessness, suicidality, homicidality, addictive behaviors (including gambling), domestic abuse, street gangs, prostitution, ignorance, malnutrition, desperation, poverty and, inevitably, anger at and a desire to retaliate against a system of government and corporate control that neglects its people and then shows no signs of remorse for having done so.
It shouldnt surprise us that the Occupy Wall Street emerged and then was put down by the powers-that-be.
Are average Americans going to continue to be perpetually sickened and impoverished while blindly cheering our unaffordable #1 Military Superpower status? Are we going to continue to waste scarce resources on bankrupting wars and military occupations worldwide while refusing to make investments at home that would ensure a sustainable economy, a healthy planet and citizens whose physical and mental-health needs are met?
Are the weapons-makers, the gun-runners, the Pentagon, the FBI and the CIA (and the dozens of other intelligence agencies) really just expensive make-work jobs programs that protect the global investments of the obscenely-wealthy war-profiteering, multinational corporations that further impoverish the rest of society? Knowing that the black box budgets of the dozens of American intelligence agencies now approximate $1 trillion a year makes one wonder if our nation has a military or if our military has a nation.
Are we going to continue ignoring the fact that wasteful war-industry jobs cost twice as much to generate and fund as jobs in health care, education, infrastructure repair or green technology? Are we going to continue to allow excessive military spending at the expense of the disappearing middle-class and an expanding lower class?
Are we going to continue fearing the wrath of the 800-pound gorillas of the One Percent that intimidate and threaten us into silence and inaction? Or are we going to courageously organize and band together to refuse to cooperate with the One Percenters?
Since: Dec 10
#850001 Jan 29, 2013
You have your facts wrong.
Zimmerman was almost back to his car when Hoodieman caught up with him and:
Punched him in the nose;
Knocked him to the ground;
Began slamming his head against a concrete sidewalk; and
Got blown to hell.
Before starting the fight that led to him getting a hole blown through his drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabe worthless ass, he had time to call his girlfriend and tell her he was going to catch Zimmerman and start a fight with him.
Note to drug-using drop-out gang-banger wannabes: Don't bash a smaller person's head against a concrete sidewalk while they are on their back on the ground. They are possibly armed and you are likely to get a hole blown through your worthless ass.
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