Africa's Sorrow, Obama's Shame
Posted in the Columbus Forum
#1 Aug 3, 2013
"It was another devastating blow for black Africa’s most powerless from the world’s most powerful black American. Like in his 2009 African visit when he visited a former European slave depot in Ghana, during his recently concluded 2013 African tour U.S. President Barack Obama again deemed that the defunct trans-Atlantic slave trade was the only past black African slavery worthy of his attention.
While paying homage to the victims of the trans-Atlantic trade is obviously necessary for myriad reasons, the U.S. president failed once more not only to mention Africa’s other historical slave trade, Arab slavery, that also involved millions of black Africans, but also to speak up against its thriving and equally savage, modern-day version. And what makes this grievous omission on Obama’s part even more glaring is that it did not occur through lack of opportunity."
#2 Aug 3, 2013
Obama’s first stop on his three-country African tour was the West African state of Senegal, where he took time to visit a former slave fort on Goree Island, a World Heritage site located just offshore from Dakar, the country’s capital. In an image that went around the world, he was photographed framed in the fort’s infamous Door of No Return, through which untold numbers of black African captives went to board the slave ships bound for the Americas. Obama described his Goree Island visit as “a very powerful moment.”
“This is a testament to when we’re not vigilant in defense of human rights what can happen,” said Obama afterward.“Obviously, for an African American president, to be able to visit this site gives me even greater motivation in terms of human rights around the world.”
It is tragic, however, that the “greater motivation in terms of human rights” his Goree Island visit gave him did not motivate Obama to take the opportunity to denounce the inhuman Arab slave trade that currently plagues Africa, thereby promoting the human rights of its black African victims as well as giving them hope.
Ironically, Obama would not have had to stray far from his African tour’s itinerary to do so. Just across Senegal’s northern border in Mauritania, for example, the anti-slavery organization SOS Esclaves estimates that there are about 500,000 black African slaves in the country’s population of 3.1 million. Their masters are the Arab and Berber Mauritanians, who share only the same Islamic religion with their chattel. Unlike the slaves who went through the Door of No Return, though, who were often captured in the old-fashioned, village-burning slave raid (as currently occurs in Sudan), the Mauritanian African slaves are the product of a system that has kept them in a state of bondage going back, in some cases, several hundred years."
#3 Aug 3, 2013
Trolls gotta troll.
#4 Aug 3, 2013
The stain and the first wookie posed for pictures at what were not even the doors the slaves passed through. Yep, the stain is drawn to garbage.
"Historians claim Obama’s ‘Door of No Return’ which he visited to highlight the evils of slavery is a ‘scam’ and was actually used as a garbage dump."
“animis opibusque parati”
Since: Oct 12
#5 Aug 3, 2013
#6 Aug 3, 2013
You gonna sing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" ŕ la Marilyn tomorrow?
#7 Aug 4, 2013
If the black president Lincoln had left the country of the Confederate States of America alone and not forced her back into the USA, this civil war coming would not have to take place but Hussein baraq o bamah and his racist Queen in dc will not only keep this racism between blacks and whites going but continue to grow, causing the coming breakdown of this country but also breakup of this country is all going according to plan of this half baked loaf of racist bread and its puppet masters who pulling its strings. Personally I will be glad when it finally happens, it being the breakup of the USA into the USA and USSA and the sooner the better. Waiting for the troll label from those of you who support the muslim/communist in the white house.
#8 Aug 4, 2013
Please!!! Uncle Tom Obama has been RESPONSIBLE for the deaths of more blacks than the KKK, just with his illegal war in the LIBYA.
A few excerts:
"After recognising the NTC(Obama Installed Rebel Government), the Nigerian government finally speak out against the mass lynchings of blacks by the ‘rebels’."
"The entry of the rebel brigade from Misrata – which the Wall Street Journal reports calls itself the “brigade to purge black skin, slaves” into Tripoli, enabled by NATO, led to inevitable round-ups of black people, massacres and abuses of human rights including the slaughter of patients in the Abu Salim hospital."
The WAR CRIMES against black Africans is YET ANOTHER REASON the MSM is burying the Benghazi story.
#9 Aug 4, 2013
Using Sarcasm in print NEVER Works. No facial expression! No voice inflection!
#10 Aug 5, 2013
MORE of George's insanity. George is more accomplished than Obama!! Isn't it PITIFUL when a total crippled LOSER sits and runs someone else down...???
It's called jealousy and LONELINESS....
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