Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just One Graphic Today

I always thought most slaves were sold in the US. Not so. Most went to Brazil and Carribean islands. Only a fraction were brought to the US.

Just sharing the information. Not sure what to make of it. Do you have any insights?





OK, I lied. Here's another graphic. I have had this view for a long while. Just goes to show how demented I am.



Here's hoping the excellent Pearls Before Swine strip will not sue me for using it.

10 comments:

  1. That is interesting isn't it, Bogey. Also interesting is the fact that most of the slaves were sold by rival tribes, not hunted and captured by 'slavers.' Thanks for sharing the Pearls Before Swine strip...too funny. Hope you and Bacall are having a great weekend.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  2. I love it when white people try to downplay their evil. So the fact that My People were not only sold in this country is supposed to make what happened to us here less of an issue. Well,and this is for you, Cat, that is very white of you, to which I am not surprised.

    Also, yes it is true that some of those sold were the captives and/or losers in whatever wars had occurred or political treachery or what have you. But what is also true is the fact that Slavers were an organization. Those in charge hired locals to go into areas and kidnap people. Especially since those white slavers could not navigate the land and stuck out like a sore thumb.

    By the way, and this is for you Cat,seeing where your thoughts on the matter are based off of your reply here, I supposed not only did my ancestors sell our own, but we also forced you to buy those unfortunates. And yours, in true Christian faith, had no choice but to purchase us and then send out more sales request. So you lot are guilt free across the board.

    I wonder what would have been if there had been no demand in the first place.

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    1. Loki_Darksong…For you to take one statement and turn it into such ugly accusations is beyond my understanding…nowhere in my comment did I state or imply that slavery was not evil or that those who were enslaved were in any way responsible for their treatment. My point was that slavery was not a US Southern white only crime against black Africans which seems to be the common rhetoric. Slavery has been an ugly part of humankind for centuries and never limited to one race. Oh and no, I have nothing to feel guilty for as I have never owned or condoned owning slaves!

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  3. Amazing that you can take a fact and try to turn so that whites should feel guilty for salvery. You were never a slave and I never owned one. So forget the attempts at guilt tripping and get to something worthwhile in the present.

    PS The sellers were Muslim.

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  4. Bogey, can you supply the source for the map. It is very interesting, but would like to know its authority.

    Carl H

    BTW, as a southerner of Italian descent whose "people" did not get to the US until around 1900, I think I can safely assume that back in Roman times some of my great--------great grandparents owns some of my other great--------great grandparents. That is about 40 generations ago.

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    1. I don't know the source. I hesitated to post it for that reason. I just Googled 'destinations of atlantic slave trade' and several items popped up including this one that supports the map.
      http://www.slaverysite.com/Body/facts%20and%20figures.htm

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  5. WHOOPS! Make that "owned" not "owns".

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  6. The English sent 50,000 Irish slaves to the tiny island of Barbados in only four years.

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  7. Slavery existed across the world in some form or another where nations and tribes conquered others. The African Slave trade provided slaves along a wide swath. True as was pointed out there were other destinations and in fact many of theses ports were simply holding or pass through destinations on the way to the Americas.

    As a Black Man what has always been abhorrent to me about the Slave trade in America is that unique to this country is that the belief that Black people were of no more value than what they could produce and seen as less than far into modern times. While other countries that benefited from slavery moved on at least in theory from the belief that Blacks were inferior America never let go of that.

    The Civil War, which was BTW about Slavery and a desire by one faction to maintain an economic base defined on the backs of people who were deemed chattel over that as Human beings. Which is why I do not celebrate the 4th of July as some righteous holiday because it didn't do anything to bring basic human dignities to Black people.

    So when White people are hit with the guilt card of their ancestry it is because the memory and the concept never left some Whites ideology of privilege by color. As well as the fact that it is something that comes from recent memory and lives.

    America is also unique in the fact that Black slaves as opposed to any other were denied rights associated with the Constitution until the 50's and 60's. I don't blame Whites today for slavery. That prevents movement forward, however what cannot be denied is that the Racism that exists today is byproduct of slavery and the values of that way of life for the privileged that continues to promote Blacks as inferior to virtually all other races.

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    1. While the post was confined to the supply and demand of slaves, not any larger issues, I agree with most of what you wrote.

      My knowledge of black leaders is slim. I am somewhat familiar with Frederick Douglas. In my view he was a positive force at a critical time and demonstrated that the slaveholder’s argument was false and that blacks did indeed have the same intellect as whites. There remains a need for black leaders like him today, who focus on encouraging blacks to assume the responsibilities of being an American.

      Blacks have the same freedoms as whites. But some choose to wallow in the past. My reading of ML King is that blacks should walk past racism and continue to prove they are equal. Accepting welfare generation after generation, considering education too white and black on black crime is not doing anything positive.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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