The "IRISH" slaves that Time Forgot.

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 human cattle.

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 servitude.

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 misery.

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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American Action Report said...

I recently read a book called "The Commonwealth of Thieves," which told the origins of Australia. The ancestors of Australians were victims several times over: first as exploited lower classes in England, as prisoners living under the most horrible conditions you could imagine(Google "Newgate Prison"), then as slaves in Australia.
A year or so ago, I edited an academic paper on a 400-year history of Britain's military. I saw more evidence of Britain's depravity. To top it off, one member of the House of Lords said that he was opposed to the draft because it implied equal citizenship for all Englishmen. He said that the only purpose for Britain's military was to protect the privileges of British. nobility.
In other documents, I have seen so many examples of British barbarity that it's hard not to conclude that England's "upper classes" are the most depraved criminal class that ever walked the earth. British "fair play"? It's a myth.

Anonymous said...

Well, thank you for a very informative post. There is a song by native Irish singer Enya called "Exile". It describes beautifully the feeling of bereftness, coupled with an unrealized hope, that must have engulfed these slaves.

Anonymous said...


Religion is not the answer.

This Sikharchives website purports to be a Sikh sympathetic but does not address the more serious crimes against them like genocide of the Sikhs in 1984.

stutteringp0et said...

This is a tough subject to discuss amongst those who are intent to disagree. Being of Irish desent, I've tried to explain that at one point or another, most races and peoples have experienced slavery.

The best we can do is educate. Unfortunately, some people don't want to know the truth because it would interrupt their agenda or sermon.

Vatic Master said...

Anonymous, addressing the Sikh archives. You need to dig a bit further, as they have done quite a bit on the 1984 massacre because I posted much about it from that site. Check it out and see for yourself.

Vatic Master said...

Anonymous, about Enya, I will check out that song, since I too am Irish and would like to know more.

Anonymous said...

Vatic Master, I've checked out the site and see no mention of the state actors in the 1984 massacre. I sent you links a few days back specifically with names, dates and witnesses. The articles on Sikharchives are just fluff. It would be a huge help if you could spare a few minutes and check it out yourself. I'm done with my research on this matter.

Vatic Master said...

Anonymous on Sikh archives. Ok, I found them, but did you email me those links? If so, what is your handle on your email because I get about a 1000 per day, and you need to tell me when you do that so I can look for them or give me the links here on the blog comments and that way everyone gets to see them. Please. I appreciate it. Right now I have over 12,000 unread eemails and I am slowly but surely getting to them, probably about 4,000 are spam, I hope. Those are easier to get rid of quickly. LOL