Thursday, February 25, 2016
Slaves that few know about
You want to talk “ethnic cleansing”?
How about one ethnic group wiping out 40% of another ethnic group’s population in one decade?
We’re not talking Hitler, although the bastard’s killing crusade against the Jews is a well-documented abomination.
We’re talking the English.
Specifically, King James II. Another bastard in history.
From 1641 to 1652, more than a HALF-MILLION Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one decade.
The Irish slave trade began when King James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners to English settlers in the West Indies. The fathers were shipped overseas and the women and children left behind and homeless.
So the British auctioned off 100,000 children to bolster the Irish slave market and tamp down those Irish who dared to think about being free of John Bull’s bullshit. And, for bad measure, also dumped husbandless Irish women into the America’s slave market.
Pretty much like the way Southern white bastards broke up African-American families because they considered them in the same category as workhorses and cows, a way to pump up their wallets to support their aristocratic lives.
Only a century ago, all over America employment offices boldly posted this sign:
IRISH NEED NOT APPLY
More than two centuries after the English tried to kill off the Irish, Americans who came to our shores to be free of persecution still were pissing on other ethnic groups.
So the Irish migrated to positions of power – politics, police – and saw one of their own, John F. Kennedy, elected President.
African-Americans saw one of their own, Barack Obama, elected President.
So far the Jews haven’t seen one of their own elected President. Give it time. Every group deserves a shot at the office.
Both climbed on a lot of mistreated, scarred shoulders to get there.
The worst my children and I had to deal with were Polish jokes because, well, Poles were dumber than blondes. Right?
Of course, in Poland, various nations took turns over-running the country and subjugating the population. Something like 500 years without a free Poland.
Isn’t it time we eliminate ethnic hate? I know it’s trite and over-used, but we all REALLY are of the same race: The human race.