Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: The Irish Slave Trade: Never Remembered, Never Compensated!

  1. #1
    Spirit of the Reich "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Ahnenerbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    Volksdeutscher
    Subrace
    Atlantid
    Y-DNA
    I-M170
    Country
    European Union European Union
    Location
    Gau Westmark
    Gender
    Zodiac Sign
    Gemini
    Family
    Polyamory
    Occupation
    Herbalist
    Politics
    Ecological Geniocracy
    Religion
    Vedic
    Posts
    1,220
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    25
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    202
    Thanked in
    107 Posts

    Exclamation The Irish Slave Trade: Never Remembered, Never Compensated!

    This is one more proof that the obsession with slavery reparations is not about justice but about Cultural Marxism (= promoting everything which is inferior out of hatred for which is superior).


    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on 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. Some 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? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade. But are we talking about African slavery?

    King James VI and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbor. 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 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, 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 mothers, even with this new found emancipation, would seldom abandon their children and would remain in servitude.

    In time, the English thought of a better way to use these women to increase their market share: The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls (many as young as 12) 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 the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more, in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. There is also 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 its 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 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, why is it so seldom discussed? Do the memories of hundreds of thousands of Irish victims not merit more than a mention from an unknown writer? Or is their story to be the one that their English masters intended: To 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.

    Source: Posted bynacktman at carolinanaturally.blogspot.

  2. #2
    Funding Member
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Georgia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Ethnicity
    German
    Ancestry
    Deutschland
    Country
    Confederate States Confederate States
    Gender
    Religion
    Christian
    Posts
    1,019
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    12
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    19
    Thanked in
    13 Posts
    Such instances of horrific rape and unwilling sexual union between Irish female slaves and Black slave-drivers, was actually implicitly encouraged by many of their White masters. Mulatto children, who resulted from such unions, both willing and unwilling, were seen by the plantation masters as a potentially unlimited breeding stock of future native-born slave labor, acquired free of charge and without the costs of transportation. Existing public records on Barbados reveal that some planters went as far as to systematize this process of miscegenation through the establishment of special "stud farms" for the specific purpose of breeding mixed-race slave children. White female slaves, often as young as 12, were used as "breeders" to be forcibly mated with Black men.

    http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=396


    White Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies of the West Indies

    The brief but bloody reign of Oliver Cromwell following the English Civil War gave birth to an era of brutal oppression and exploitation of the subject Irish population. From 1652 until 1659 alone, it is estimated that well over 50,000 men, women, and children of Irish descent were forcibly transported to British imperial colonies in Barbados and Virginia to serve as slave labor in the plantation economy. Other prisoners of war, as well as political dissenters, taken from conquered regions of England, Wales, and Scotland were also sent into permanent exile as slaves to Barbados.

    This essentially enabled Cromwell to purge the subject population of any perceived opposing elements, as well as to provide a lucrative source of profit through their sale to plantation owners. The extent to which White prisoners were transported to Barbados was so great, that by 1701, out of the roughly 25,000 slaves present on the island's plantations, about 21,700 of them were of European descent.(6) Later, as the African slave trade began to expand and flourish, the Irish slave population of Barbados began to drastically recede over time, due in part to the fact that many were worked to death early on in their arrival and also as a result of racial intermixing with Black slaves.

    In stark contrast to the small number of White indentured servants present on Barbados, who could at least theoretically look forward to eventual freedom no matter how bad their temporary bondage may have been, White slaves possessed no such hope. Indeed, they were treated the same as slaves of African descent in every manner imaginable. Irish slaves in Barbados were regarded as property to be bought, sold, treated and mistreated in any way the slave-owner saw fit. Their children were born into hereditary slavery for life as well.

    Punitive violence, such as whippings, was liberally employed against Irish slaves, and was often used on them immediately upon their arrival in the colonies to brutally reinforce their enchained status, and as a warning against future disobedience. The dehumanizing and degrading cattle-like physical inspections used to assess and showcase the "qualities" of each captive for prospective buyers, which reached infamy with the Black slave markets, was also practiced upon both White slaves and indentured servants in the colonies of the West Indies and North America.

    Irish slaves were marked off from their free White kinsmen through a branding of the owner's initials applied to the forearm for women and on the buttocks for men by a red-hot iron. Irish women, in particular were seen as a desirable commodity by White slave owners who purchased them as sexual concubines. Others found themselves sold off to local brothels. This degrading practice of sex slavery made Irish men, women and children potential victims to perverse whims of many unsavory buyers.(9)

    In reality, White slaves fared no better a fate as unwilling human property than did contemporary captive Africans. At times they were even treated worse then their Black counterparts due to economic considerations. This was especially true throughout most of the 17th century, as White captives were far more inexpensive on the slave market than their African counterparts, and hence were mistreated to a greater extent as they were seen as a conveniently disposable labor force.

    It was not until later that Black slaves became a cheaper commodity. An account dating back to 1667 grimly described the Irish of Barbados as "poor men, that are just permitted to live, derided by the Negroes, and branded with the Epithite of white slaves". A 1695 account written by the island's governor frankly stated that they labored in the parching sun without shirt, shoe, or stocking, and were domineered over and used like dogs. It was common knowledge among the Irish of this era that to be deported, or "barbadosed", to the West Indies meant a life of slavery. In many cases, it was actually common for White slaves in Barbados to be supervised by mulatto or Black overseers, who often treated captive Irish laborers with exceptional cruelty. Indeed:

    The mulatto drivers enjoyed using the whip on whites. It gave them a sense of power and was also a protest against their white sires. White women in particular were singled out for punishment in the fields. Sometimes, to satisfy a perverted craving, the mulatto drivers forced the women to strip naked before commencing the flogging and then forced them to continue working all day under the blistering sun. While the women were weeding in the fields in that condition, the drivers often satisfied their lust by taking them from the rear.

    The enchained Irish of Barbados played a pivotal role as the instigators and leaders of various slave revolts on the island, which was an ever-present threat faced by the planter aristocracy. Such an uprising occurred in November 1655, when a group of Irish slaves and servants escaped along with several Blacks, and proceeded to attempt to spark a general rebellion among the enchained community against their masters. This was a serious enough threat to justify the deployment of militia, which eventually overcame them in a pitched battle.

    Before their demise they had wreaked considerable havoc upon the ruling planter class, having hacked several to pieces in brutal retribution for their bondage. They had not succeeded in their broader strategy of completely laying waste by fire, the sugar fields in which they had been forced to labor for the enrichment of their masters. Those taken prisoner were made examples of, as a grim warning to the rest of their kindred Irish, when they were burned alive and their heads were thereafter displayed on pikes throughout the market place.

    As a result of a steep increase in Black slave labor migration to Barbados, compounded with high rates of Irish mortality and racial intermixing, White slaves, which had once constituted the majority of the population in 1629, were reduced to an increasingly dwindling minority by 1786.(16) In the present era, there remains only a miniscule, yet significant community within the native Barbadian population comprised of the descendents of Scots-Irish slaves, who continue to bear testimony to the tragic legacy of their enchained Celtic forebears.

    This small minority within the predominantly Black island of Barbados is known locally as the "Red Legs" , which was originally a derogatory name, understood in similar context to the slur "redneck", and was derived from the sun-burnt skin experienced by early White slaves who had been previously unadjusted to the tropical Caribbean climate. To this day, a community numbering approximately 400 still resides in the northeastern part of the island in the parish of St. Andrew's, and has vigorously resisted racially mixing with the larger Black population, despite living in abject poverty. Most make their living from subsistence farming and fishing, and indeed they are one of the most impoverished groups living in modern Barbados.

    A similar process of Irish slave labor migration occurred to the plantations of Jamaica under Cromwell's reign. Previously, a Spanish colonial possession, Jamaica came under Imperial British rule in 1655, through a decisive and quick military conquest.(19) Due to a shortage of manpower, as well as a difficulty in recapturing escaped Black slaves, known as "maroons", who had been abandoned by the retreating Spanish, Irish slave-laborers deported from their own nation were brought to fill the void. By 1656, Cromwell had already shipped roughly 2,000 enslaved Irish men and women to labor in the sugar plantations of Jamaica.

    We know little of what became of this unfortunate lot, as the documentation pertaining to their ultimate fate which had resided in the Dublin Customs House was destroyed in a fire in 1922.(21) It is safe to assume that based upon what we know about the treatment of the Irish slaves of Barbados that their experience was nothing short of harrowing. It is most likely that they were largely worked to death, while others interbred with the larger African slave population, hence the preponderance of Irish surnames among many modern Black Jamaican families.(22)

    Horrific as Oliver Cromwell's historic crimes were against the men, women, and children of Ireland, they were neither unique nor innovative, in regard to the systematic subjugation and exploitation of the Irish slaves under British imperial rule. Indeed, forced slave labor migration to the colony of Virginia had begun even earlier under the reign of James I in 1620, beginning with the arrival of 200 enslaved Irish political prisoners. This traffic in unwilling human cargo continued unabated up until the rule of Charles I, who was overthrown by Cromwell's forces.

    Such a trade can be traced even further back to 1612, with the first documented case of Irish slaves, who were shipped to labor on the Amazon in South America.(24) For all of his exceptionally arbitrary cruelty, Cromwell, therefore, had been merely acting upon a precedent established long before his own tyranny as a sustained policy under royal English rule. Prior to the expansion of the African slave trade, as it became more commercially viable in the late 17th century onwards, the majority of slaves and other "unfree laborers" brought against their will into the New World were in fact, actually White.
    [Quote added / edited by: Ahnenerbe]
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
    Patrick Henry

  3. #3
    Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves.
    "Friend of Germanics"
    Skadi Funding Member

    Wulfaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Online
    17 Hours Ago @ 10:29 AM
    Ethnicity
    German
    Subrace
    Nordid
    Gender
    Religion
    Christian
    Posts
    1,517
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    40
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    50
    Thanked in
    33 Posts
    It is the answer for my old question, why the large part of the U.S Black population is not clearly Negrid, but Mulatto? Those Blacks do not know anything about that a part of their ancestors were Catholic Irish.

    "Remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus,"or that virtue "was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice."
    /King Baldwin IV in the Kingdom of Heaven/

Similar Threads

  1. US Comes Down on Israeli Sex Slave Trade
    By Old Winter in forum Articles & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 02:33 AM
  2. Moslem Slave Trade in the Mediterranean
    By Aptrgangr in forum Early Modern Age
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Wednesday, October 31st, 2007, 12:40 PM
  3. The Slave Trade in Anglo-Saxon England
    By Blutwölfin in forum Ancient
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, July 17th, 2005, 10:29 AM
  4. The White Slave Trade in Sweden
    By Mac Seafraidh in forum Sweden
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Monday, January 17th, 2005, 01:58 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •