I hope the recipients sue the University for this derisory amount, which in no way compensates them for the injustices theyExpect more self-righteous stupidity.
On Thursday, students at Georgetown University passed a nonbinding student referendum to raise tuition in order to pay for reparations dedicated to the descendants of the 272 slaves the school sold in the 1800s.www.cnbc.com
Are you saying $27.20 per term per student is derisory?I hope the recipients sue the University for this derisory amount, which in no way compensates them for the injustices they
didn't personally receivestill suffer from
The utter jaw dropping shock for these youngsters, would be a powerful life lesson for their future.
Which when they get their hands on, they leave to return to the open scrubland they long for.Of course, the 'stolen land' which man of these mongs 'demand' just happens to be the stuff which has been, during generations of farmers, fertilised, cleared of trees and rocks, irrigated, fenced, nurtured etc etc etc, not just open scrubland.
One of my ancestors was imprisoned by Barbary pirates for over 16 years back in the 1700s.Barbary slavers took plenty of Cornish and others from the south of England, IINM. Not to mention southern Europeans taken as slaves.
Here Lyeth the Body of Thomas Rimmer Mariner who was captive in Barbary sixteen years and six Months who departed this life the Sixth of January the Sixty first year of his age in the year of our Lord 1713
The favourite punishment was the bastinado, in which a man was put on his back, and his ankles clamped together and held waist high for a sustained beating on the soles of the feet. A slave might get as many as 150 or 200 blows, which could leave him crippled. Systematic violence turned many men into automatons. Slaves were often so plentiful and so inexpensive, there was no point in caring for them; many owners worked them to death and bought replacements.
Slaves in Barbary could be black, brown or white, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish or Muslim. Contemporaries were too aware of the sort of people enslaved in North Africa to believe, as many do today, that slavery, whether in Barbary or the Americas, was a matter of race. In the 1600s, no one’s racial background or religion automatically destined him or her for enslavement. Preachers in churches from Sicily to Boston spoke of the similar fates of black slaves on American plantations and white slaves in corsair galleys; early abolitionists used Barbary slavery as a way to attack the universal degradation of slavery in all its forms
You are, of course, entirely wrong. If we hadn't robbed Africa of its brightest and best, the dark continent would surely have developed into a technological and Iindustrial powerhouse, instead of the random collection of market-stall dominated shitholes that exist today. It just ain't fair.
I don't know myself but the theory has been put forward that no slaves were involved in their building.
I myself find that difficult to believe.
The local Saffer folk always come up with this "take back the land stolen by whites" rhetoric.
In fact, the government is all for it.
Sadly, written records going back to the 1600s show that a lot of the land was either bartered for, treatied for (ie, we'll supply security with muskets etc against other tribes, you give us this bit of land), was unoccupied, due to there being insect borne diseases, or occasionally invaded in pitch battles.
Nope, that isn't true - because tribal folklore says differently.
Of course, the 'stolen land' which man of these mongs 'demand' just happens to be the stuff which has been, during generations of farmers, fertilised, cleared of trees and rocks, irrigated, fenced, nurtured etc etc etc, not just open scrubland.
Ah, but the slavery that the current Carnival of Cretins are bleating about was based on the W African coast and, although there were Muslims in the area from the Niger, most of the trading was with the local animist 'kings', who were all too keen to predate the current extinction cretins (and St Genghis) and flog off the surplus for short-term use.In the part I was in, had only seem their first European "Livingstone" just about 100 years before I got there. Not forgetting the fact that my force was only started at the behest of the missionaries who had flocked in after Livingstone had returned home to tell of the benighted godless savages, to convert them. Only to find that those nasty Arabs, whose religion still allows slavery, were regularly raiding from Zanzibar to capture more slaves to sell in Arabia, thus reducing their flocks!
Current theory considers a mix of free workers and slaves. Seems fair.
As I recollect previous reading the clash was around the Fish River, whites from the west and Xhosa tribes from the east.My bold, not forgetting that much of the Southern part of Africa was NOT inhabited by the Bantu but the San (bushmen) & Hottentots (Khoikhoi). The Bantu started arriving in the North of S. Africa at about the same time as the Europeans landed in the South. The Bantu tribes hated these and eliminated them. Even the Bantu were fighting & raiding each other, the Zulu hated Xhosa, Tsana, Sotho and the others.
So are these going to say sorry & hand it all over to the original two groups, somehow I doubt it
Does this XLW stuff takes stains out of carpets?Quoting from another thread.
Before a great civilisation is destroyed from outside it is first destroyed from inside.
This is what the XLW is doing. The end result will be after my time.
if it is before it I will happily leave early.