a reply to: Spider879
Thank you for that added information and I will agree that I was tarring and feathering all including rather more enlightened folk's such as yourself
so for that I am sorry I meant no offense, it is a sad truth that all races of man are far from the saintly variety we want them to be.
By far the worst western imperialist power of all Europeans was the Belgians in the Congo were they committed crimes that rank alongside the NAZI
Britain my nation was far from the saint I portray it but it did have the blessing of being the seat of the revolt AGAINST slavery and being the
first European power to try to put an end to it, not only in the Atlantic but also in places such as the Red Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian sea
were just as western african nations indulged in the slave trade so too did eastern African nations.
People often also miss out on the point that Africa is actually the most genetically diverse region on the planet for humanity, there is not one
single ethnicity of sub-Saharan African's but in fact a huge variety and more genetic variation within that region of the world than in the entire
rest of the world combined, I hate the use of the term RACE in reference to a person's skin colour since there is only one single human race but it is
a fact that there are many ethnicity's, many ethnicity's of African's, of East Asian's of South East Asian's, of Eurasians' and of European's as well
as more than one ethnicity of the native American's that have survived the genocidal colonization of there homeland.
I just hate racism regardless of which corner it comes out of, I do not hate nationalism that is not about race but sadly racists will adopt that and
use it for there own agenda.
Being British I am on an island, there is an old saying a girl in every port, that goes both way's and many sailors from many parts of the world over
the thousands of years that humanity has lived in these British Isles have visited and sampled the local night life, many of them undoubtedly left
behind more than just memories.
I remember a genetic survey of Cumbria where to there surprise they found some of the men whom had no idea that they had any African ancestry turned
out to have African Ancestors but it was later surmised though not proven that this may have gone back as far as the Roman's, more than likely it was
just a few century's back and that ancestry was from former Slaves within the UK, Scotland was the last part of the UK to abolish slavery and took
years to follow the English example since they have there own government and laws so it is also possible that these people could have traced there
ancestry to Scotland and of course since long before slavery was a thing black merchant's were visiting and even living within the British isles,
racism was never really a thing in the past however and only seems to have gained traction and a psychological hold after the invention of Darwinian
evolution when slaver's tried to suggest that African's were somehow less human and more like animal's in order to justify the horrendous treatment
and exploitation that these people were committing against there fellow man, the stink of that propaganda sadly still lingers to this day since it was
sadly also educated to children and is one of the fallacy's of the Victorian era that gave rise to such abominations as Eugenics and Nazism.
The truth is if everyone eats the same, has the same education, lives together then there is no difference, the real difference arises out of our
tendency to group with people we see ourselves in, being shallow we literally look for those that look more like us half the time, the more astute
look into the actual person and do not give a damn what a person look's like.
None of us are a RACE apart and that very connotation is wrong and suggests a group of inbreeds but rather we are all one race the human race and the
sooner we learn to see that the better, that probably won't happen until our lord return's however.
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