Vatic Note: Remember who owns the publishing companies that print up the history books. Funny how this piece of history got lost in the archives somewhere. I had no idea the Irish had suffered so at the hands of the British. Almost a million Irish, either killed or displaced and sold as slaves.
As most of those who follow our blog know, I always have a lot to say about everything. lol But in this instance there was so much info in this piece that even I had to have time to digest what I was reading. As I keep saying, "It is amazing what we don't know and have not been told." I am going to digest this one before I put up the rest of my vatic note.
Read this, and understand that the British powers that be are not our friends, but the people are. I was married to a Brit for 15 years and I can say without hesitation they are happy to get out of Britain when ever they can. The weathe reflects the lives they live there and its horrible. But that is because of their class system that they found compatible with India when they occupied that country.
These are my Ancestors, so it was a educational read for me. Read it and see what you think. Now I know why I do not like the British Royalty and that was before I found out they were khazars and practicing satanists, through the Rothschild line. After finding that out, I dislike the arrogant royalty even more,
The slaves that Time Forgot.
by Sikh Archives, original source: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-the-forgotten-white-slaves-says-expert-john-martin-188645531-237793261.html#ixzz2oKiUdkhc
They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships
bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands
and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.
Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were
punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human
property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form
of punishment. They were burned alive and had their heads placed on
pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.
We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we?
After all, we know all too well the atrocities of the African slave
trade. But, are we talking about African slavery?
King James II and Charles I led a continued effort to enslave the
Irish. Britain’s famed Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of
dehumanizing one’s next door neighbor.
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.
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and
another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from
about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped
apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and
children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless
population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to
auction them off as well.
During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10
and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West
Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly
women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000
Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest
bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to
Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they
truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured
Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases
from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than
As an example, the African slave trade was just beginning during
this same period. It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted
with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to
purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.
African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50
Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a
planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never
a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a
more expensive African.
The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both
their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves
were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free
workforce. Even if an Irish woman somehow obtained her freedom, her kids
would remain slaves of her master. Thus, Irish moms, even with this new
found emancipation, would seldom abandon their kids and would remain in
In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women (in
many cases, girls as young as 12) to increase their market share: The
settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to
produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves
brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the
settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves.
This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went
on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation
was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to
African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In
short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a
large slave transport company.
England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more
than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion,
thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia.
There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One
British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that
the crew would have plenty of food to eat.
There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of
slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did.
There is, also, very little question that those brown, tanned faces you
witness in your travels to the West Indies are very likely a combination
of African and Irish ancestry.
In 1839, Britain finally decided on it’s own to end it’s
participation in Satan’s highway to hell and stopped transporting
slaves. While their decision did not stop pirates from doing what they
desired, the new law slowly concluded THIS chapter of nightmarish Irish
But, if anyone, black or white, believes that slavery was only an African experience, then they’ve got it completely wrong.
Irish slavery is a subject worth remembering, not erasing from our
memories. But, where are our public (and PRIVATE) schools???? Where are
the history books? Why is it so seldom discussed?
Do the memories of hundreds of thousands of Irish victims merit more
than a mention from an unknown writer? Or is their story to be one that
their English pirates intended: To (unlike the African book) have the
Irish story utterly and completely disappear as if it never happened.
None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to
describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and
biased history books conveniently forgot.
Also see aythor Michael Hudson interviewed by Ernsy Zundl:
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