BLM-22/Shedding White Guilt
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! They’re lying and cheating, over and over! They want attention - fight back constructively with gusto SEE: BLM INDEX 1-22 IN THIS SECTION LINKS LIST COMMENTS NATIVE AMERICANS AFRICAN AMERICANS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LINKS LIST slaves_183096?profile=1444 COMMENTS See BLM-25 Notes in Notes/Personal/Black Lives Matter Here’s the thing: instead of dividing people up, why not roll of your sleeves and help with the major crime problems and stop blaming whites for that. As we recall Sam Sharpe and all who participated in the quest for human freedom, let us embrace the ruling ideas of human rights, as we seek in creating a better Jamaica as a place of respect, integrity, and peace for all, despite the diverse and adverse circumstances that once informed the experiences of our ancestors. slaves_183096?profile=1444 NATIVE AMERICANS START HERE - THIS IS AN ICONOCLASTIC RGI (RACES GRIEVANCE INDUSTRY) GUILT-TRIPPING AND POOR ME- DRIPPING ARGUMENT isis-g-0ORbxFREGvK7OldXV5QA True West Magazine dot com 2020/08/05 Which Indian Tribes Tortured Their Prisoners? Nearly all the tribes tortured their captives to some degree... Marshall Trimble Excerpt: ong before the Euro-Americans arrived Indian tribes were constantly at war with one another. Captives were often put to death. While being tortured, they were expected to show self-control, bragging of their prowess as a warrior, showing defiance and singing their “death songs.” These were public events and the entire village attended, including the children. Some even participated in the torture, especially the women whose husbands or sons had died in battle. It was not uncommon to burn the captives. Execution of a captive, especially an adult male, could take several days and nights. With some tribes, captives could be kept alive and assimilated into the tribe. When the Euro-Americans arrived they applied the established customary traditions to the newcomers. Nearly all the tribes tortured their captives to some degree. Some, like the Plains tribes and the Apache were especially brutal. Rape was pretty common for women as was disfigurement. Many women who were taken as youngsters and were not ransomed eventually grew up and were taken as wives. Some, like Olive Oatman returned to her white culture after five years, while others like Cynthia Ann Parker, captured by Comanche at the age of nine on May 19th, 1836, she remained with her adopted people, eventually married the Quahadi, Chief, Peta Nokona and bore him three children. The oldest, Quanah became the greatest of Comanche chieftains. Indian Country 2017/04/18 Moya Smith Fox News pundit repulsively compares Native Americans to ISIS. By Simon Moya- Smith Simon Moya-Smith, Oglala Lakota, is the Culture Editor at Indian Country Media Network americans-to-isis-g-0ORbxFREGvK7OldXV5QA Hegseth’s analogy didn’t surprise me, though. Not in the least, especially given that this ugliness was upchucked into the American pot from the far-right corporation known to spew some of the most mawkish things ever hurled in mainstream media. But here’s what Hegseth misses: Native Americans were never the terrorists – white people were. Fact: Europeans came to OUR shores. They invaded OUR lands. They aggressively pushed THEIR religion on us. They justified the murder and carnage and persecution of Native Americans with things like “God’s will” and “manifest destiny” and “divine right.” Punishment was severe for any Native American who chose not to be a Christian, from lashings to dismemberment and death – massacres. Eo ipso, Christians were blood- thirsty religious extremists when they stumbled our way. THEY were the terrorists. The severe consequences that resulted from the despotic political and religious motivations of the radical Christian encroachers in what is now the U.S. is no more obvious than in the disturbing reality that Native Americans are the smallest racial minority in our ancestral land. And anyone who’ll blame merely germs on our vestige population is, simply put, an ignoramus. Speaking of, back to Hegseth. There he was, perpetuating the antiquated hostile Indian savage stereotype. But, really, his words were just the latest iteration of the demonization of Native Americans. And no one on set even flinched. No one ever really reacts, or reacts as hard, as Native Americans when this form of dickery appears on your door step like a burning bag of dog shit. Even White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, was ordered to backpedal and apologize last week after the wildly ignorant gaffer crashed and burned when he tried to compare Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, to Adolf Hitler, going so far as to refer to concentration camps as “holocaust centers.” In this country, you can basically say and do whatever the hell you want to Native Americans, and people – even reporters and pontiffs and the good among us – will oft look the other way. In this, the land of the fee ($) and home of the preyed, you can compare Native Americans to depraved terrorist organizations, groups that murder and maim and post videos of beheadings, and worry little about any public backlash. You can refer to our communities as “enemy country.” And you can do all this (and more) with an incomprehensible immunity. And yet people will argue we’ve come so far as a society. I beg to differ. What’s incontrovertible is that Hegseth gave Indian country a crass and careless and common insult, and yet literally none of the mainstream news stations or newspapers said word one about it. They rarely do. So here we are. Again. On a Native American news website carrying the weight. Pushing back against the bullshit American narrative. We knew (and know today) who the REAL savages were. The real brutal beasts came on ships with burnt-bald heads pontificating about Jesus and demanding to know “where’s the gold?” and “gimme your women!” More than 520 years since, the motive, the narrative, has changed little. They still feen for gold, and they still prey on indigenous women. Go ahead. Prove me wrong. You can’t. Native Americans are nothing like ISIS, Mr. Hegseth. In fact, we are the survivors of the first terrorists, and we’ve been fighting terrorism, as it’s been said, since 1492. The fight continues. americans-to-isis-g-0ORbxFREGvK7OldXV5QA The Native American story is perhaps more complex than “ancient brown indigenous”- one group might have been white - the ancient Beringians Prothema “This is a new population of Native Americans – the white Native American” A new discovery of ancient DNA may overturn the idea that the Native Americans were the first to have populated the American continent. Instead, according to, a new group known as the ancient Beringians, who are more closely related to modern white Europeans has been discovered by researchers. Genetic analysis of a baby girl who died at the end of the last ice age shows she belonged to this previously unknown ancient group of Beringians. African Americans - Early History in the Americas Articles African America dot org 2013/03/04 Did Black People Own Slaves?100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Yes -- but why they did and how many they owned will surprise you. By: Henry Louis Gates Jr. slaves#:~:text=These%20men%20and%20women,%20from%20William%20Stanly%20to,slaves%20except%20as %20avaricious,%20rapacious,%20acquisitive%20and%20predatory Excerpt: One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the really fascinating questions about black slave- owning are how many black "masters" were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own slaves? The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been arguing for some time over whether free blacks purchased family members as slaves in order to protect them -- motivated, on the one hand, by benevolence and philanthropy, as historian Carter G. Woodson put it, or whether, on the other hand, they purchased other black people "as an act of exploitation," primarily to exploit their free labor for profit, just as white slave owners did. The evidence shows that, unfortunately, both things are true. Face 2 Face Africa dot com 2018/12/02 Africans who played an active role in the Transatlantic slave trade. By ISMAIL AKWEI Excerpt: It has been established that the demand for slaves during the Transatlantic slave trade was fuelled by the availability of a supply chain which involved African rulers and tradesmen who made a fortune out of selling people. Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to North America, the Caribbean and South America, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Only about 10.7 million survived the dreadful journey under bondage in slave ships.The slave trade contributed to the expansion of the most powerful West African kingdoms such as Mali and Ghana, as the business became one of the main sources of foreign exchange for many years…In a 2010 article published in the New York Times, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: “Slaves were the main export of the kingdom of Kongo; the Asante Empire in Ghana exported slaves and used the profits to import gold. Queen Njinga, the brilliant 17th-century monarch of the Mbundu, waged wars of resistance against the Portuguese but also conquered polities as far as 500 miles inland and sold her captives to the Portuguese.” Jamaica Observer 2019/12/29 Jamaica's best kept secret: Blacks owned slaves. By DUDLEY C McLEAN II slaves_183096?profile=1444E Excerpt: …Not much is taught about free blacks (Negroes) living in Jamaica during the era of enslavement, only that slavery was just an act committed by white colonial masters, while ignoring that Negroes also owned slaves. When I referred to such ownerships in one of my Facebook posts a friend commented, “Nonsense! Made-up story! There were absolutely no African slave masters in Jamaica or the Caribbean.”… …Over the years we have been fed a steady diet around our national heroes and their acts of Emancipation without further investigating the wealth of knowledge and history of Jamaica. Our traditional reputed voices have also failed in informing the narrative, especially to the fact that during the first half of the 18th century of British occupation, there were Miskito Indians, whose kingdom stretched from Nicaragua along the Caribbean rimland of Central America and included Black River, located in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. And, “among the diverse items they traded with the Europeans were captives obtained by slave raids into surrounding areas”. ('Miskito Slaving & Culture Contract'... Mary W Helms, Journal of Anthropological Research Vol 39, No 2) Neither have the masses been informed that these Indians were originally employed by the authorities in Jamaica to track down the Maroons, and that the final outcome was intimate relationships that have informed the ethnicity of Jamaicans along the southern parts of the island before the arrival of Indians from India as indentured labourers. slaves_183096?profile=1444 The Conversation 2017/06/19 American slavery: Separating fact from myth Excerpt: People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t. Slavery has been in the news a lot lately. From the discovery of the auction of 272 enslaved people that enabled Georgetown University to remain in operation to the McGraw-Hill textbook controversy over calling slaves “workers from Africa” and the slavery memorial being built at the University of Virginia, Americans are having conversations about this difficult period in American history. Some of these dialogues have been wrought with controversy and conflict, like the University of Tennessee student who challenged her professor’s understanding of enslaved families. As a scholar of slavery at the University of Texas at Austin, I welcome the public debates and connections the American people are making with history. However, there are still many misconceptions about slavery, as evidenced by the conflict at the University of Tennessee. Myth One: The majority of African captives came to what became the United States. Truth: Only a little more than 300,000 captives, or 4-6 percent, came to the United States. The majority of enslaved Africans went to Brazil, followed by the Caribbean. A significant number of enslaved Africans arrived in the American colonies by way of the Caribbean, where they were “seasoned” and mentored into slave life. They spent months or years recovering from the harsh realities of the Middle Passage. Once they were forcibly accustomed to slave labor, many were then brought to plantations on American soil. Myth Two: Slavery lasted for 400 years. Truth: Slavery was not unique to the United States; it is a part of almost every nation’s history, from Greek and Roman civilizations to contemporary forms of human trafficking. The American part of the story lasted fewer than 400 years Updates: 2021/01/29 PAGE STARTED--shedding white guilt