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They were White and They were Slaves

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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by alldaylong

You need to research your history. The Irish slave trade began hundreds of years earlier by The Vikings.

www.ivargault.com...


If I gave you the impression that only the English enslaved the Irish, that was not my intent. The fact is I was dealing with white slavery in America and the English focused on Irish Catholics at one point to get them out of Ireland and stop the attacks against the English. It makes me wonder if the IRA was not partly brought about because of this history. I have never been to Ireland. I have known many Irish, but I have not asked them about the animosity that seemed to be prevalent years back between the Protestant Irish and the Catholic Irish. I don't even know if it remains today. It probably does as we love to lick our wounds.




posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by UnifiedSerenity

Originally posted by alldaylong

You need to research your history. The Irish slave trade began hundreds of years earlier by The Vikings.

www.ivargault.com...


If I gave you the impression that only the English enslaved the Irish, that was not my intent. The fact is I was dealing with white slavery in America and the English focused on Irish Catholics at one point to get them out of Ireland and stop the attacks against the English. It makes me wonder if the IRA was not partly brought about because of this history. I have never been to Ireland. I have known many Irish, but I have not asked them about the animosity that seemed to be prevalent years back between the Protestant Irish and the Catholic Irish. I don't even know if it remains today. It probably does as we love to lick our wounds.


I accept your point.

There is an old saying "To the victor the spoils" Cromwell was the victor in the English Civil War. The Catholic Irish became the spoils. There is also another old saying "It's all history now"



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by alldaylong

Originally posted by UnifiedSerenity

Originally posted by alldaylong

You need to research your history. The Irish slave trade began hundreds of years earlier by The Vikings.

www.ivargault.com...


If I gave you the impression that only the English enslaved the Irish, that was not my intent. The fact is I was dealing with white slavery in America and the English focused on Irish Catholics at one point to get them out of Ireland and stop the attacks against the English. It makes me wonder if the IRA was not partly brought about because of this history. I have never been to Ireland. I have known many Irish, but I have not asked them about the animosity that seemed to be prevalent years back between the Protestant Irish and the Catholic Irish. I don't even know if it remains today. It probably does as we love to lick our wounds.


I accept your point.

There is an old saying "To the victor the spoils" Cromwell was the victor in the English Civil War. The Catholic Irish became the spoils. There is also another old saying "It's all history now"


Yes, but mainly untaught history. I truly wish we could understand the suffering of all people worldwide even today, and stop this constant race baiting. At what point to do we simply just stop it?



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by UnifiedSerenity

Originally posted by alldaylong

Originally posted by UnifiedSerenity

Originally posted by alldaylong

You need to research your history. The Irish slave trade began hundreds of years earlier by The Vikings.

www.ivargault.com...


If I gave you the impression that only the English enslaved the Irish, that was not my intent. The fact is I was dealing with white slavery in America and the English focused on Irish Catholics at one point to get them out of Ireland and stop the attacks against the English. It makes me wonder if the IRA was not partly brought about because of this history. I have never been to Ireland. I have known many Irish, but I have not asked them about the animosity that seemed to be prevalent years back between the Protestant Irish and the Catholic Irish. I don't even know if it remains today. It probably does as we love to lick our wounds.


I accept your point.

There is an old saying "To the victor the spoils" Cromwell was the victor in the English Civil War. The Catholic Irish became the spoils. There is also another old saying "It's all history now"


Yes, but mainly untaught history. I truly wish we could understand the suffering of all people worldwide even today, and stop this constant race baiting. At what point to do we simply just stop it?


This is the history also of The British Isles.
It's taught in British Schools. I knew about the Irish Catholics being sent to The New World back in the 1960's. It appears that American history taught in your schools doesn't teach this.
You may find this interesting:-




posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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I am happy that you have learn something that you did not previously know. However I acknowledge that that was a brutal time. However black racism was significantly different because it was iniated due to the doctrine of white supremacy. White supremacy continued long after the the end of slavery. Given the racial profile of class in America only idiots would equate White supremacy with Black supremacy IMO.



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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mmhmmm so New Black Panthers putting out a bounty on a "white Hispanic" head is a ok with you? Why does this victim mentality have to keep coming into every argument? It's ok that Eric Holder DOJ does not investigate Blacks putting bounties on white Hispanic or intimidating white people at polling places with billy clubs or calling people white crackers but ok to sick the FBI on Zimmerman to investigate racial profiling?
This is not equality, it is reverse racism. Or maybe the racially mixed are still getting a raw deal, as we have a racially mixed person in Zimmerman having white and Hispanic, but wait our POTUS is mixed too, and he's siding with a not mixed family on this.
Maybe it's time to throw all this craziness into the unfed flame and transmute it into the gold of higher consciousness.
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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by Tiger5
 


mmhmmm so New Black Panthers putting out a bounty on a "white Hispanic" head is a ok with you? Why does this victim mentality have to keep coming into every argument?


Here is a big hint....my name is not TIGER5. Actually you do not know me. If you did you would know that I am not a victim. If you have seen any of my posts about the new black panthers you would know that i consider them a bunch of chumps who terrify the most stupid on the planet. yours is a straw man post IMO

They are your Bogey men. I just cringe whenever they appear and spout garbage.
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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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I just cringe whenever they appear and spout garbage.

You and about 90% of the American population!



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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s & f op for a great thread to educate the dumb masses and if most of them looked into their dna they would not be so quick to jump on the black and white card .

as many whites have black genes as blacks have white genes but shhhh
.its a secret

it is funny to me to hear racist's sing their,s no black in the union jack
if only these idiots knew the truth it would shock them .

as long as humans have been around we have taken slaves be it animal or human the scots my people had just a hard time as the irish cleared of the land for sheep .

glens that held thousands of people were cleared violently people were herded into ships people were forced to build dykes a mile long for a few pennies to break them and many from america still come to the church window to see the names of the people scrawled into the glass as a reminder .

most thought they were going to a better life and did not know the horrors that awaited them .

i worked for years in the area of the highland clearances even dug up the duke that did it
and tried to blow up his statue on a hill in sutherland i think i am still barred from that county by a family that were the largest land owners in europe at one time that statue is still there which p a lot of people off

but if the jocks and irish had stayed home would the world look like it does today .
blame the jews for the ships that brought our people here not each other it was all for profit .

the slave trade is still alive and doing just fine from the sweat shops of the world to your 40 hour a week wage slave all never seeing the chains that bind them to their masters poor fools .

me i am no wage slave anymore i do what i want these days been free for 4 years now get up and go to bed when i want
freedom think about that the next time you go into walmart looking for bargains



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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been free for 4 years now get up and go to bed when i want
How does that work?
Got any tips?



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Alright then let's look at White Supremacy then? Let's look at how Democrat Southerners didn't want to give up their status and egos. Let's look at how the Democrats today play the race card over and over and over again, and how they are doing it with the Zimmerman case.
Oh wait, we don't want to look at how the Democrat Party is perpetuating it all for votes so they can keep pushing the Progressive Socialist engineering.
Even Jasmine the attorney said social engineering was more important than her responsibility as an attorney. Do you think this is higher consciousness? What kind of social engineering is she working on? Is it something like replacing Mom's sandwich with McNuggets or Michelle making kids eat bean salad?
I guarantee, this woman has an agenda and it's Progressive, an not only that but mob rule, as she says that millions of people demanded Zimmerman's arrest, and now the verdict in a fair trial is not according to what they desired.

gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com...

She says her legal team did not support the jury. Say what? Now it's all the jury's fault.
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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
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been free for 4 years now get up and go to bed when i want
How does that work?
Got any tips?
i grow stuff that people pay good bucks for
i have a few acres well hidden away ?



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:54 PM
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Instead of dwelling in the past, how about we dwell on the now?

www.standard.co.uk...

Or

www.aljazeera.com...

Or

www.ted.com...

Just to kick things off.



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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I am aware of the plight of the Irish and their oppression, the potato famine and many other cultures, there are a lot of myths still out there about the african slave trade and the generally circulated and accepted myth that Africans were selling selling other Africans to the Europeans as the root cause and they were not being cohersed but there is documentation that this was not even fully accurate, to put it bluntly, there is no suffering of any other race than the african slaves and their bondage, so lets not minimize or compare any other ethnicity that either willfully immigrated to North America, it is a black eye, to even begin to put others in the same sentence or compare them.

despite this - Shame on the English now I can really see the problems and tensions between Britain and Ireland
The Irish Slave Trade - The Forgotten White Slaves
The Forgotten White Slaves


But to really get a grasp and compare these two tragedies, the African Slave trade is unequaled in it's reach and brutality and nothing in at least the last 500 or so years even compares to it.

The middle passage is what you need to read about, no one can even count the numbers which by all estimates, were in the millions either murdered, died of disease, neglect or famine en route to America from Africa, so you have hell in chains on the ships to America and other countries, and if they made it, hell in America and other destinations because they would not be considered even human, but property.

Most other non indigenous people of America were willful immigrants, the greater proportion of Americans that can trace their ancestry to slavery were not immigrants.


I feel for you and fully respect your past or if you had someone affected by what you described OP but you can do your research nothing compares to the systematic mass mind control, genocide of the African Slave Trade, there is nothing in the records of history and slavery that can compare when it comes to the numbers and when it comes to the method of delivery of the human cargo via slaveship to America and other destinations.

I will agree with you that Slavery was not just an African or Black phenomenon, this makes for a good read just to really detail the history of Slavery all the way from the time of the Code of Hammurabi and the last country, Mauritania to abolish it legally.

The history of slavery

The african slaves had their language systematically erased, their cultural heritage, religion, beliefs and just about any knowledge of their true ancestry erased so they would have zero identity of their past, or their linkage to a home land so they could be much easier controlled, possibly one of the biggest mind control schemes ever undertaken.

There is no record of forced mass movement of any people of 9-12 million against their will from one continent to another, if you can find it please let me know, there was no statue of liberty awaiting their arrival either.

This is an actual study done the shows the breakdown of free blacks, slaves and whites across occupations and their contribution to the economy, much of the labor done was free or very, very low pay.

This only covers 1830-1860
National Bureau of Economic Research

www.nber.org...
Most contemporary historians estimate that between 9.4 and 12 million Africans arrived in the New World


Thomas Paine - The African Slave Trade

In case you need to have a visual of the carving out of the Western Coast of Africa by the Europeans look at this map and read about the middle passage, there is nothing that has happened as far as we know on the scale of this tragedy and genocide.

The Middle Passage

White Slavery ?
Quakers and White Slaves












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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by phinubian
I am aware of the plight of the Irish and their oppression, the potato famine and many other cultures, there are a lot of myths still out there about the african slave trade and the generally circulated and accepted myth that Africans were selling selling other Africans to the Europeans as the root cause and they were not being cohersed but there is documentation that this was not even fully accurate, to put it bluntly, there is no suffering of any other race than the african slaves and their bondage, so lets not minimize or compare any other ethnicity that either willfully immigrated to North America, it is a black eye, to even begin to put others in the same sentence or compare them.

despite this - Shame on the English now I can really see the problems and tensions between Britain and Ireland
The Irish Slave Trade - The Forgotten White Slaves
The Forgotten White Slaves


But to really get a grasp and compare these two tragedies, the African Slave trade is unequaled in it's reach and brutality and nothing in at least the last 500 or so years even compares to it....




edit on 17-7-2013 by phinubian because: (no reason given)


Thank you. I don't think I could possibly be as generous and forgiving as you in your response. OP is doing nothing but acting like a victim and a child in order to veil his own bigotry.
"They started it" "They hit me too!" "waahhhh" all to simply deflect attention away from our very recent past.

I'm sure if I traced my own lineage far enough, I could find some sort of slavery or servitude somewhere, but that in no way gives me the right to start speaking for all people that have been slaves. I was born in America and our history is laced with white supremacy. I accept that.
The only thing I can do in order to help stop the continuation is call it out and whenever I see it and I'm seeing it in here.
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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:27 PM
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You say shame on The English
Would you also say shame on The English for starting was was to become The United States? Or is that acceptable to take land from Native American Indians?



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by Tiger5
 


Alright then let's look at White Supremacy then? Let's look at how Democrat Southerners didn't want to give up their status and egos. Let's look at how the Democrats today play the race card over and over and over again, and how they are doing it with the Zimmerman case.
Oh wait, we don't want to look at how the Democrat Party is perpetuating it all for votes so they can keep pushing the Progressive Socialist engineering.
Even Jasmine the attorney said social engineering was more important than her responsibility as an attorney. Do you think this is higher consciousness? What kind of social engineering is she working on? Is it something like replacing Mom's sandwich with McNuggets or Michelle making kids eat bean salad?
I guarantee, this woman has an agenda and it's Progressive, an not only that but mob rule, as she says that millions of people demanded Zimmerman's arrest, and now the verdict in a fair trial is not according to what they desired.

gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com...

She says her legal team did not support the jury. Say what? Now it's all the jury's fault.
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edit on 17-7-2013 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)


The "democrats" of then are not the democrats of today...nor is the GOP.
The only time the democrats of today "play the race card" is when they are speaking out against inequality. And if you think, for one moment, that racial inequality does not exist in our country anymore, you deserve to be ignored for the rest of this discussion.

Really dude....Fox News Greta Van Susteran? LOL!

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posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by OneManArmy
Instead of dwelling in the past, how about we dwell on the now?

www.standard.co.uk...

Or

www.aljazeera.com...

Or

www.ted.com...

Just to kick things off.


Because racial inequality is STILL part of our present.



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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Amazing.

You have no concept of white supremacy. Actually it is a unifying factor across al major political parties because it a person conviction. it is the endemic expectation in a significant number of white individuals in any group. It is in fact the assumed asssumption that is so endemic that is is a norm that you are completely unaware of given the quality of your response.



posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 04:42 PM
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Just throwing my personal experience into the mix here, but I went to public school and yes, we did cover Irish slavery in my high school history classes (About four years ago now, if you're curious).

It was mentioned when discussing the Union-Pacific railroad's construction and again the next year while discussing discrimination throughout the US' history. Albeit, it was covered much, much less thoroughly than African slavery or discrimination towards women, I just felt like I should point out it IS indeed taught today, but I do feel it should be covered more than it is, and only part of me feels that way because of my 75% Irish heritage.



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