Kirsters Baish| The Left is convinced that all African Americans are owed everything they could possibly want because of the fact that slavery once existed in America. There’s a big problem with these claims. White slaves existed as well.
America is going through what seems like a never-ending race war. The Left is livid with whites for ever having own slaves. The mainstream media outlets have been on a rampage to attack Conservatives, calling them a bunch of racists. They are preaching about killing White Supremacists. The problem with their argument is that blacks weren’t the only ones who were enslaved. White slaves existed as well! Why don’t Irish families whose ancestors were slaves receive compensation for their suffering?
It seems like the Left is always demanding that every race except for white people deserve a free ride? We have established that there is no superior race, but the Left is hellbent on dividing our country. When our country began, white slaves were just as relevant as black slaves, but we wouldn’t know that thanks to the way our mainstream media reports and race baits.
Political Mayhem wrote:
Hate groups like Black Lives Matter assert that all white people are inherently racist and that because of slavery, white people in America should feel responsible and be made to pay reparations to blacks. This way of thinking is completely back to how we progress as a society and does not take into consideration that when the Irish came to the United States, they were heavily discriminated against, Dating all the way back to the 1600’s, the Irish were subjected to slavery. White slavery.
Before the Irish became slaves, many of them were killed in wars or sent to work on plantations by Oliver Cromwell. From 1641 to 1652, 300,000 Irish people were sold into slavery. These slaves were sent to places like Virginia, New England, and the surrounding colonies. It was not until 1834 that the Irish were saved from slavery when the British government outlawed the practice in the colonies. Still, the Irish though free were subjected to racism. Leading all the way into the 1900’s, signs that read “Irish Need Not Apply” were commonplace. Discrimination against the Irish persisted during the 20th century despite the fact that many Irish immigrants fought against the British in the War of Independence between 1775-1783.
Dean James, from America’s Freedom Fighters wrote an interesting piece on the history of the Irish Slave trade. “The Irish slave trade began when James VI sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners to be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid-1600’s, 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.” Irish slaves were also treated much more harshly than their African counterparts, and African slaves were also more expensive to purchase. Slavery, regardless of who is subjected to it is an abhorrent and cruel practice. However, liberal agitators today seem to not know their history when they demand reparations and how ridiculous it sounds.
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We are living in an unjust world, but it’s not unjust in the way that the Left claims. Whites are being targeted when they haven’t had slaves for 150 years. It’s time that the Left starts treating everyone the same, rather than playing favorites.