Post by The Horny Goat Post by FPP
Sure... just as soon as we kidnap them, stick them on a boat, enslave
them and use them as breeding stock to make money for us.
Then the comparison will be valid. Juneteenth would be a celebration
recognizing the righting of the wrongs we carried out for centuries.
Except that WE didn't. My American ancestors came to upstate New York
indentured for their first 3-4 years while paying off their passage
and none of them ever went near anywhere the slave trade ever took
place. (I have said on numerous occasions that while being Canadian I
have many more US relatives past and present than Canadian)
While I know some white people did benefit from the slave trade it
wasn't by any means the majority or even close - and since I have no
family members who ever lived anywhere near the slave states I'm NOT
going to "wear" this one. Yes I'm aware there was some slavery around
NYC but never in the portion of the state my forbears lived. (They
were part of the Renssalaer County settlement)
No, no, and fuck no! American wealth was BUILT by slaves... sorry, but
we all benefited in this country, whether you know it, or not.
"Of the many myths told about American slavery, one of the biggest is
that it was an archaic practice that only enriched a small number of men."
"The bodies of the enslaved served as America’s largest financial asset,
and they were forced to maintain America’s most exported commodity. In
60 years, from 1801 to 1862, the amount of cotton picked daily by an
enslaved person increased 400 percent. The profits from cotton propelled
the US into a position as one of the leading economies in the world, and
made the South its most prosperous region.
The ownership of enslaved people increased wealth for Southern planters
so much that by the dawn of the Civil War, the Mississippi River Valley
had more millionaires per capita than any other region."
Jeeze, I can't believe people don't know their history... but, then that
would explain a lot!
"And yet that period is when you see the US go from being a colonial,
primarily agricultural economy to being the second biggest industrial
power in the world — and well on its way to becoming the largest
industrial power in the world."
If you're American (which you're not), then you owe a lot to slavery.
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