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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Growing up we were taught it wasn't the English colonialists who poisoned farms...
It was the Irish at fault because of their "harvest technique"...
After thousands of years the Irish somehow forgot how to farm Potatoes...
If I didn't have Irish ancestors and family I'd never have found out the truth, I'd have been force fed the establishment version.
Surprised you learned it in school Ewok, we didn't.
originally posted by: eire91
And I'm a little pi**ed about the fact that Channel 4 (British television channel) creating a comedy show about the Famine/Genocide.
originally posted by: StratosFear
a reply to: Asktheanimals
No she is a really nice person, and her lake houses look like something you`d see on the beach, I enjoyed working for her. Maybe go back a re-read my post and you will see I was referring to the Governor of the state I live in.
originally posted by: wes_dublin
It gets a lot worse than that. The Irish were sold as slaves by the English and in fact were valued at a fraction of the price of Africans. Cross breeding was used to breed a more profitable slave.
White and Black Slaves in the Sugar Plantations of Barbados. 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.
The first slaves imported into the American colonies were 100 White children. They arrived during Easter, 1619, four months before the arrival of a the first shipment of Black slaves.Mainstream histories refer to these laborers as indentured servants, not slaves, because many agreed to work for a set period of time in exchange for land and rights.
Yet in reality, indenture was enslavement, since slavery applies to any person who is bought and sold, chained and abused, whether for a decade or a lifetime. Many white people died long before their indenture ended or found that no court would back them when their owners failed to deliver on promises.Tens of thousands of convicts, beggars, homeless children and other undesirable English, Scottish, and Irish lower class were transported to America against their will to the Americas on slave ships. YES SLAVE SHIPS.