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  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

    06/29/2015 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | 25 June 2015 | Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie
    Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747—less than 4 percent of the total—came to...
  • Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

    06/26/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democratic Party

    06/26/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Anthony J. Ciani
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there are increasing and ever louder calls for the removal of all symbols, objects and persons connected to slavery or the Confederate States of America.  Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and so all honors given him should be renamed, and all copies of the Declaration of Independence shredded.  Robert E. Lee fought for the South, so all his effigies should be melted down and his rebel flags shredded, even though the Confederacy had nothing to do with the shooting.  The Confederacy is no...
  • Journalists Share Blame for Charleston Tragedy

    06/25/2015 1:54:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    American journalists are partly to blame for the recent racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, because they continue to perpetuate the old southern racist myth that black Americans are a separate “race” from white Americans. Journalists seem to support the “one drop rule” or “part black all black”. For example, they continue to refer to Asian ancestry golfer Tiger Woods as “African American” even though his mother has Asian and Dutch ancestry and his father has Asian, European and North American ancestry as well as African ancestry. These racist journalists even refer to a child who has a black parent...
  • If we are to “cleanse” America of its Confederate past let’s start with the Democrat Party

    06/25/2015 10:18:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since we are “cleansing” America of everything Confederate let’s start with the Confederacy’s successors: The Democrat Party. The Civil War was fought over slavery. Only duplicitous liberal apologists say otherwise and their presentations are not very convincing. The Civil War saw Union soldiers who were Republicans fighting and giving their lives to free the slaves held by Southern Democrats. During the War the Democrat Party in the North did everything it could to undermine the Union cause and committed countless acts of treason in order to keep Black people in chains. The Democrat mayor of New York City even tried...
  • ‘Obama Should Apologize for Slavery’ Columnist Defends Provocative Theory vs. Stringent Criticism

    06/24/2015 12:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    The white author of an op-ed piece arguing the country’s first African-American president should apologize for slavery doubled down on the provocative idea on Tuesday night. New York Times columnist Timothy Egan said President Obama should issue a formal apology in an opinion piece published on June 19, the 150th Anniversary of black slaves’ emancipation in what is now commemorated as Juneteenth. But he was forced to defend his notion against stringent criticism by SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” on Tuesday. Egan, 60, didn’t hesitate. “I just think it could be so redemptive and...
  • Did You Know the First Legal Slave Owner in America Was a Black Man?

    06/24/2015 11:08:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s something you won’t read about in the US history books. The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. Sometime after 1635, Antonio and Mary gained their freedom from indenture. Antonio changed his name to Anthony Johnson. In 1651 Anthony...
  • New Low: ISIS Reportedly Gives Away Sex Slaves As 'Prizes' in Koran contest

    06/23/2015 4:26:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    ISIS has already committed countless unspeakable acts on Yazidi and Christian girls and women in Iraq, but the terrorist army may have reached a new low with a twisted new contest in which female slaves captured in war are given away as "prizes" to fighters who show the have mastered the Koran. The shocking practice of giving away human beings as prizes, called "sibya," was organized by the Da'wa and Mosques Department in Al-Baraka province in Syria in honor of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and was announced June 19 on ISIS Twitter accounts, according to the...
  • A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United States of America

    06/22/2015 4:15:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 98 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1827 | George M. Stroud
    "The state of slavery in this country, so far as it can be ascertained from the laws of the several independent sovereignties which belong to our confederacy, is the subject of the following sheets. This comprises a particular examination of the laws of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Missouri." - From the preface
  • 150 ISIS Sex Slaves Commit Suicide, Some Fed to Dogs

    06/20/2015 7:50:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | June 18, 2015 | The Clarion Project
    The harrowing tale of one girl repeatedly raped, sent to a slave market and who then committed suicide is just the tip of a horrific iceberg. At least 150 Yazidi women and girls killed themselves after they were forced to become Islamic State sex slaves, according to a woman working with some of the survivors who managed to escape. In one of the most comprehensive accounts of the effects of Islamic State brutality, details emerged of the ordeals faced by hundreds of Yazidi women, very often after their male relatives were butchered by Islamic State members. Irifan Mahdi, who is...
  • Can Gays And Christians Coexist In America? Part II

    06/09/2015 4:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dan McLaughlin
    Standing against same-sex marriage is not at all like supporting slavery and Jim Crow laws. In part I yesterday, I addressed two of the three most common efforts to undermine the legitimacy of Christian doctrine on marriage and homosexuality. Part II deals with the third. The third major avenue of attack on Christian teachings on same-sex marriage and homosexual sex, and a particular favorite of anti-religious progressives, is to compare Catholics and other Christians who defend the New Testament’s teachings on marriage and sex to the defenders of Jim Crow and American slavery. This argumentum ad Wallace, mainly advanced by...
  • Ferguson Rioters Demand Backpay [semi-satire]

    06/02/2015 12:13:15 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Hundreds of individuals who came from across the country to participate in the riots in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer shot cigar thief Michael Brown during a physical altercation, are complaining that they are owed backpay by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). “We were promised $5,000 a person per month for keeping that town in the news,” complained Ward Burns, one of 500 protesters bussed in from Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Tucson, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and other cities. “We need to get paid.” MORE is funded by left-wing billionaire George...
  • UN Official Reports on Islamic State's "War on Women" (sexual slavery as strategy)

    05/27/2015 3:40:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A United Nations official has painted a chilling picture of how the Islamic State group oversees a vast network of sexual slavery, including an elaborate pricing system, violent treatment by slave masters and casual branding of female bodies and reselling of "used goods." ISIS is organized and coordinated and "operates on a widespread and systematic basis to commit a staggering array of atrocities," said Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. "They are institutionalizing sexual violence; the brutalization of women and girls is central to their ideology. They use sexual violence as a 'tactic of terrorism'...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • The Case For Reparations: 40 Acres and a Mule Would Cost America at Least $6.4 Trillion Today

    05/23/2015 5:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 23, 2015 | David A. Love
    If you were to guess how much the United States owes Black people in economic damages for slavery, how much would it be? In the part of the “I Have A Dream” speech that no one seems to remember, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared: “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” While some people would conclude that no dollar amount can...
  • ISIS: Michelle Obama Is Worth $40

    05/22/2015 11:32:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-22-2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The latest issue of an ISIS propaganda magazine puts a price on the First Lady in the slavery market it says will one day come to the United States. The newest issue of English-language ISIS propaganda mag Dabiq promises to bring slave markets to the West—and claims the first lady won’t fetch a large price. “I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood in every gathering, surely the slave markets will be established against the will of the politically ‘correct’!” decries Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah, an allegedly female columnist for Dabiq who penned...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Victims? Aren't We All!

    05/19/2015 9:57:25 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 5/19/15 | Me
    Will someone please inform our so-called President it's not 1860 and that neither him or Michelle Obama have ever been slaves. Even at the height of slavery during the Antebellum period, less than 2% of the population were slave owners; which by the way, included black Americans amongst their infamous ranks. This of course is omitting the trivial facts African tribes sold their brethren into bondage for everyday trinkets and that nearly 400,000 white men died to procure their freedom. I'm also guessing our myopic pastor of prejudice forgot that the KKK was specifically forged as the terrorist arm of...
  • Enough…I’m tired and you should damn well be too

    05/17/2015 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I think back on the days of my childhood, days when all the kids in the neighborhood I lived in would get together for a game of stickball. All colors, all nationalities, everyone would play. Some better than others, but everyone would play until our mothers called us home at dark for dinner. The only break would come when the ice cream truck came by, and if someone didn’t have the dime for ice cream, someone else would buy it for them. Times have changed, but the basic principles of how I was brought up have stuck with me. It...
  • God isn't making Transexual children, lib-left politics is

    05/15/2015 8:00:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Judi Mcleod
    It's time to rescue children from all adult games justified under the spirit of the social engineering of out-of-whack lib-left politics. It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk Angels, as the 1952 jukebox blared it. Nor is it God making Transexuals of the children of the day. Loose morals made Honky Tonks from bar flies. It's a politically correct fueled pop culture behind the sudden rush to Transexual Transformation.
  • Walter E. Williams on Government-Induced, Economic Slavery

    05/14/2015 1:38:07 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/14/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the second part of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Professor Walter E. Williams explains how the government’s ability to force one individual into giving his or her property (taxes) to another is, in essence, slavery.
  • Did Black People Own Slaves? (42% of Freed Slaves did)

    05/14/2015 12:24:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    the root ^ | March 4 2013 | Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    William Ellison's fascinating story is told by Michael Johnson and James L. Roark in their book, Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South. At his death on the eve of the Civil War, Ellison was wealthier than nine out of 10 white people in South Carolina. He was born in 1790 as a slave on a plantation in the Fairfield District of the state, far up country from Charleston. In 1816, at the age of 26, he bought his own freedom, and soon bought his wife and their child. In 1822, he opened his own cotton...
  • Slavery, Segregation, Solutions, and No Gratitude

    05/12/2015 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Samuel II · 25 replies
    Blog ^ | 5-12-2015 | Rev. Dr. Paul Samson
    Just like the issue of slavery, once again there is a wide spread racist hate directed at most white people when it was the majority pf white people who worked to create the legal foundation for Civil Rights in America Where are the monuments erected by Black people to honor the white fallen soldiers from the Civil War? Where are the brass plaques for the white Civil Rights martyrs such as James Reeb, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner who gave their lives to the cause of Black equality?
  • UN official on life under ISIS: 'Girls are being stripped naked, examined in slave bazaars'

    05/10/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/10/2015
    Zainab Bangura urges Security Council to integrate protection of women into counter-terrorism agenda. UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, said Thursday, in a UN briefing to journalists, that sexual violence against females is being committed strategically and systematically by Islamic State operatives in Syria and Iraq on a regular basis, according to the UN News Center. “Women and girls are at risk and under assault at every point of their lives,” Bangura said of females living in the shadow of IS. The UN representative traveled to the Middle East mid-to-late April to meet with women who...
  • NHS doctor and his nurse wife 'kept Nigerian man a slave for 24 YEARS (trunc)

    05/07/2015 7:30:58 AM PDT · by Moltke · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7 May 2015 | Chris Greenwood
    An NHS doctor enslaved a man in his home for 24 years after smuggling him into Britain as a child, a court heard yesterday. Emmanuel Edet demanded to be called ‘master’ as he beat his victim and subjected him to a ‘life of misery’, it was claimed. Edet, 60, and his wife Antan, 58, a senior hospital nurse, are accused of stripping Ofonime Inuk of his passport and making him work up to 17 hours a day.
  • Taking Our Country Back, Part 4

    05/06/2015 9:34:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In this final part of Taking Our Country Back, I ask what we can do to change the direction in which our country is headed. There are steps that can be taken involving both the individual and our culture. But nothing will change unless the American people understand that ignoring problems or pretending they will be resolved somehow at some point in the future are not options at this point. Low information voters must be made to get involved by understanding the dire consequences of remaining on the present path; that the ongoing, seemingly endless gravy train will soon end....
  • Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    04/28/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 193 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Unconquered"(1947)

    04/26/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/24/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not! “I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • What Does History Tell Us About Slavery And Racism?

    04/20/2015 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20 | Leigh Bravo
    If blacks lives have not improved under Democratic rule, then why not make a change? Why not take a chance and try a vote for a Republican. You might be surprised. Which political party really supported slavery and continue to further the cause of racism? Most people will immediately point their finger at Republicans and Conservatives. You know those evil old white folks who would rather see you encased in chains than an actual contributing citizen of the United States? Well if you believe this, then I have some swamp land in Florida I need to sell. If you look...
  • Is a call for slavery reparations coming in 2016?

    04/19/2015 7:31:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Warren Beatty
    Charles Payne, host of Fox Business News' Making Money, said on Thursday: I think that there's going to be an official apology from the White House to slavery in America and then a major push to get cash, and I'm talking lots of cash. Many including those closest to President Obama will push him to make this happen. About reparations, Scottie Nell Hughes, Tea Party News Network director and a frequent Making Money guest, said: Sure, slavery was a horrible thing that happened, but this [reparations payments] is not going to help race relations in the United States today....
  • FBN’s Charles Payne: Obama Will Make a Push for Slave Reparations

    04/17/2015 7:41:57 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 124 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” host Charles Payne made a bold prediction when he suggested that President Barack Obama would make a push for slavery reparations. “The news is a glimpse of much bigger news that is going to come from the White House, next year, I’m leaning towards,” Payne said during his “Payne’s Passion” segment. “I think that there’s going to be an official apology from the White House to slavery in America and then a major push to get cash, and I’m talking lots of cash.” “Many including those closest to President Obama will...
  • The Challenge: Spiritual Slavery

    04/16/2015 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey.This Thursday is Emancipation Day. It’s the 153rd anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed the thousands of slaves who lived in Washington, D.C. That day in the midst of the Civil War marked the beginning of a great and dramatic change in our nation, which began with the capital—the heart of our nation—and slowly worked its way throughout the rest of the country. After President Lincoln signed the Act into law, an author of an editorial in a New York newspaper, The Anglo-African, joyfully...
  • Former slave testimonials

    04/08/2015 8:17:16 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 88 replies
    Ohio Historical society ^ | 4/8/2015 | Ohio Historical society
    Last night I stumbled across a collections of interviews conducted in the 1930s with blacks who had been born into slavery. They're kind of hard to read since they're written as the words were spoken with a heavy southern black accent. Most interesting to me is the lack of anger from these former slaves. In fact, some spoke quite fondly of their former owners. At worst, they spoke with indifference of their former owners. None of this matches the rage filled narrative of today with the endless claims of payment due.
  • Runaway Slave [Video: How the liberals seduced the black culture]

    04/05/2015 3:18:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Hulu.com ^ | 2012 | FreedomWorks Foundation
    Runaway Slave is an American independent political documentary hosted by Baptist minister C.L. Bryant. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 13, 2012. The film follows Rev. C.L. Bryant as he travels across the United States and speaks with members of the African-American community, various conservative leaders, and different public faces about the belief that the African-American community is immersed in a welfare state and prevented from being successful on their own.[1] Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck, Herman Cain and Rep. Allen West are among the notable figures featured in the film who offer their insight and opinion into the...
  • Slaves Used To Catch Fish That End Up On U.S. Tables

    04/03/2015 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Times Union / AP ^ | 24 March 2015 | Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
    Benjina, Indonesia ___ The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States. Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the...
  • White Slaves in Colonial America

    03/23/2015 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 68 replies
    My Research | March 23 2015 | Me
    I am certain we never heard this in school. The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white....
  • Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) Admits Her Staff To Blame for Scuttling of Trafficking Bill

    03/19/2015 3:31:28 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/1/8/2015 | Jake
    Last Friday, I wrote about how the Democrats were putting abortion before helping victims of human trafficking. The Democrats incredible defense was that they had not read the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to find the language inserted by the GOP relating to abortion. Now, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a Democrat from Minnesota and the bill’s leading Democratic sponsor, admits that it was her staff, not the Republicans, who should be blamed for the scuttling of the bill. Per the Daily Caller; Klobuchar admitted Tuesday one of her staffers did see the language weeks ago. The staffer “had seen...
  • 150 Years Later, Democrats Are Still Fighting Efforts to End Slavery

    03/19/2015 3:20:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/18/2015 | Erick Erickson
    The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery. They are the party that decided to secede from the Union. They are the party that started a Civil War over the right to treat people as property. They are the party that, once their side lost the war, set up structures to keep American citizens from exercising their civil rights. And now, 150 years after the Civil War, the Democratic Party is at it again. Republicans were leading a bipartisan effort to stop slavery around the world. Human trafficking is a terrible issue. It affects children in this country and women...
  • Another Dred Scott Ruling?

    03/12/2015 11:17:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider whether to overturn the marriage laws of all the states—as some activist federal judges have already done in some of the states--conservatives are naturally calling for judicial restraint. We must warn the court against another exercise of “raw judicial power” like that handed down with its infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. That cruel and unjust ruling is viewed as illegitimate by tens of millions of Americans. Young people, especially, are turning against abortion-on-demand. We see this in every pro-life march. And this public outcry is being translated into a bumper crop...
  • Did Mr Darcy make his fortune from the slave trade? Romantic hero profited from the [tr]

    03/11/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tahira Yaqoob
    It has sold more than 20 million copies since it was written two centuries ago and has had generations of schoolgirls swooning over the ultimate romantic hero. But the great unspoken background of Jane Austen's world is that both Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice got rich from the slave trade, says author Joanna Trollope. The novelist, speaking at the Festival of Literature in Dubai, dispelled the myth about Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley being the perfect men and described the 'very dark underbelly' to Austen's books. She said: 'Why does Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice...
  • How Sex Trafficking Became a Christian Cause Célčbre

    03/06/2015 12:53:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ruth Graham
    [SNIP]".......When evangelicals picked up the issue of trafficking around the turn of the millennium, they drastically expanded the existing movement’s influence and reach. By now it has spawned major institutional efforts by nonprofits like World Relief, not to mention both state and federal legislation. According to some critics, however, Christians also changed the movement’s character. “It wasn’t until this evangelical coalition emerged that sex trafficking became this huge everyday issue,” said [Gretchen] Soderlund [author of the 2013 book Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917, the better comparison may be to the“ white slavery” panic of the late...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • Most Americans Are Slaves And They Don’t Even Know It

    02/24/2015 3:15:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/24/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans spend their lives working for others, paying off debts to others and performing tasks that others tell them that they “must” do. These days, we don’t like to think of ourselves as “servants” or “slaves”, but that is what the vast majority of us are. It is just that the mechanisms of our enslavement have become much more sophisticated over time. It has been said that the borrower is the servant of the lender, and most of us start going into debt very early into our adult years. In fact, those that go to college to “get an...
  • Kidnap Me, Says Uganda Leader

    08/18/2003 5:51:45 AM PDT · by blam · 275+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-18-2003
    Kidnap me, says Uganda leader Children are often abducted by the LRA President Yoweri Museveni has dared Uganda's rebels to abduct him rather than civilians after he moved to the central town of Soroti to direct the army campaign. He was speaking after the army accused the Lord's Resistance Army of killing 13 children whom they had abducted. However, the LRA staged an ambush 30km from Soroti a day after Mr Museveni's arrival on Saturday, killing five people and abducting 10 more. The LRA has been fighting since the late 1980s to replace President Yoweri Museveni's secular government in a...
  • Into Africa: Fort Collins missionaries prepare to challenge Ugandan rebels’ concept of God

    08/20/2006 5:49:47 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 3 replies · 708+ views
    Fort Collins Weekly ^ | August 9. 2006 | Greg Campbell
    Matt Tarka speaks with the confidence of the faithful. Discussing a trip he will soon be taking to Northern Uganda to spread the word of Christianity, the details roll off his tongue like he’s describing an upcoming camping trip, with enthusiasm and confidence. He and four other missionaries—representing three Fort Collins churches—have flights booked, itineraries mostly finalized and contacts in Uganda awaiting their arrival. They’re working out their ground transportation, gathering aid supplies like clothing and toys, and hosting fund raisers to pay for the mission’s considerable expense. But most importantly, they have their goals firmly in mind. “We want...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...