The Father of Our Nation is BUSSA : the Mother of Our Nation is NANNY GRIG

Submitted by David Comissiong
Who are the “Father” and “Mother” of that unique aggregation of people organized as a body politic on 166 square miles of Caribbean land and possessed of a distinctive cultural and social way of life, that we know of as the nation of Barbados?
Well, the term “Father of the Nation” is a well known honorific title that– in many nations — is given to a man who is considered to be the driving force behind the establishment of “his” nation, and who — in many instances –has made a monumental sacrifice (even a “blood sacrifice” of his very life) for his people.
But the term “Mother of the Nation” is not nearly as well known nor as widely applied and conferred!
Yet, if one looks closely enough one will surely discover that behind the establishment of every nation there is, in addition to a male “driving force”, a similar female “driving force”. And that for every man who made a sacred sacrifice of his life for the people, that there was a similarly heroic and self-sacrificing woman.
And so it was and is with the nation of Barbados !
We therefore make bold to say that anyone with a discerning eye can perceive in the history of Barbados both a “Father of the nation” and a “Mother of the nation” !
And just as a Father and Mother together create the fertilized egg from which a biological child emerges, the titles of “Father” and “Mother” of the nation must be applied to those two male and female historical personalities who played critical roles in giving birth to the very possibility, the very seed or root of the precious nation that we Barbadians possess today.
You see, over the first two centuries of the history of Barbados it was difficult to even conceive of the “possibility” of a Barbadian nation, simply because Barbados was a “slave society” in which a sizeable majority of its sons and daughters were denied the status of human beings and were held by their enslavers to be mere soul-less chattels or things.
Thus, if a majority of a people are not even considered to be human beings by the governmental and official structures of a society, how can one talk sensibly or meaningfully about being a nation?
No, in order for a nation to be established in Barbados, slavery first had to be abolished. And therefore, those historical personalities who played the critical roles in striking the death blow to the evil system of slavery would have to be considered the seminal figures who planted the very seeds of Barbadian nationhood.
Our search for the “Father” and “Mother” of the nation must therefore take us back to the great early 19th century slave rebellion that irretrievably set in train the processes that led ineluctably to the abolition of slavery in 1834— the 1816 Bussa Rebellion!
It is therefore relatively easy for us to identify the “Father” of our nation. Clearly, that title must go to the Right Excellent General Bussa, the Commander of the revolutionary forces of 1816, and an historical figure who has been conferred with the title of National Hero of Barbados.
But upon whom should the title of “Mother” of the nation be conferred?
Well, in the 1818 historical document entitled “Report from a Select Committee of the House of Assembly appointed to inquire into the origin, causes and progress of the late Insurrection” — the Bussa Rebellion— we read the following testimony of “Robert”, an enslaved man attached to Simmons Plantation:-
“………..some time the last year, he heard the negroes were all to be freed on New-year’s Day. That Nanny Grig (a negro woman at Simmons, who said she could read) was the first person who told the Negroes at Simmons so: and she said she had read it in the Newspapers, and that her Master was very uneasy at it: that she was always talking about it to the negroes, and told them that they were all damned fools to work, for that she would not, as freedom they were sure to get. That , about a fortnight after New-year’s Day, she said the Negroes were to be freed on Easter-Monday, and the only way to get it was to fight for it; and the way they were to do, was to set fire, as that was the way they did in Saint Domingo.”
Here then we see emerging from the historical record the figure of a mature literate enslaved Creole black woman who worked in the household of Simmons Plantation in the parish of St. Philip, and who was clearly the revolutionary ideologue of the rebel forces — a revolutionary ideologue who was committed to a military solution to terminating the evil system of slavery, and who was relentless in spreading that message to her fellow enslaved brothers and sisters.
The fact that she was called “Nanny” is not necessarily suggestive of an occupation as a nursemaid or a children’s caregiver, but could speak to her ethnic identity. You see, in the case of the Jamaican “Nanny” — Nanny of the Maroons — the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History informs us that the name “Nanny” was derived from the Akan word “Nanani”, meaning “ancestress” or “mother”, and therefore is suggestive of an Akan ethnic ancestry .
Thus, our Nanny Grig may well have been a Barbados-born “creole” woman of Akan (present day Ghana) ethnicity.
What we do know for a fact is that General Bussa’s revolutionary troops did faithfully adhere to Nanny Grig’s admonition to commence a battle aimed at securing freedom for themselves on Easter- Monday of 1816 and to use arson as a primary methodology of insurrection!
Undoubtedly, as a literate, well informed and intelligent woman, Nanny Grig would have known that the chances of success were slim, and that the possibility of defeat and death was very real. After all, the revolutionary troops were not only facing a number of well armed local parish militias, but also the might of the British Imperial Army stationed at St Ann’s fort at the Garrison in St Michael.
It is extremely likely therefore that Nanny Grig had her eyes set on a more distant and futuristic goal: that she was striking a blow against Slavery and making the ultimate sacrifice in order that future generations of black or African Barbadians would no longer have to live in a condition of enslavement.
And surely she did make the ultimate sacrifice, for not only was the Rebellion put down— largely through the efforts of the professional black soldiers of the British West India Regiment – but the racist white parish militias then proceeded to inflict a regime of terror on the black population, burning and otherwise destroying the houses and property of blacks and executing hundreds of black women, children and men!
Without a doubt, Nanny Grig either perished in the fighting or was subsequently executed – perhaps hanged, beheaded and hung up on a post – in light of her role as a major leader of the Rebellion.
But who can doubt that her courage, activism and sacrifice played a major role in bringing down the evil system of slavery and hastening the day of the emergence of a genuine Barbadian nation.
The reality is that the Bussa Rebellion sent such a forceful message of uncompromising hostility to Slavery that in 1819, a full three years after the Rebellion, the Governor of Barbados, Lord Combermere, was still writing to the English Colonial Office warning them that “the public mind (in white Barbados) is ever tremblingly alive to the dangers of insurrection.”
It is not surprising therefore that when – in 1833 – the British Secretary of State for the colonies introduced  the Emancipation Act in the British Parliament, he expressed the view that “they were compelled to act; for they felt that take what course they might, it could not be attended with greater evil than any attempt to uphold the existing state of things.”
Thus, it was really the courageous military activism of the Bussas and Nanny Grigs that was ultimately responsible for the abolition of slavery.
And this is why, in the final analysis, no-one other than our heroic Nanny Grig must be conferred with the title of “Mother of the Nation.”

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ John June 22, 2018 8:28 AM
    “What you should ask is why isn’t there an African Diaspora in the Arab World comparable to or greater than that in the Western World?
    The answer would be that most of the slaves who were marched to the East across the Trans Saharan Route for almost 700 years prior to the opening of the Western World were females and their use was as concubines for sex.
    Most male slaves out of Africa (and other parts of the world) arrived castrated and missing other significant male genitalia.
    Genetic warfare was practiced!!”

    Sir John, on the rather rare occasion you have submitted an argument which is both anthropologically and historically on sound footing.

    We cannot dispute you on this one.
    The genetic evidence can be seen not only in the ethnic makeup of the Arab world but also those physiologically indistinguishable ethnic groups which are currently living in those amorphous political entities making up the Horn of Africa.

    Check out the facial and bodily characteristics of the people of Somalia and Eritrea and you might observe the clear remnants of forced miscegenation between the Arab slave traders and their conquered concubines from the ‘more’ western and southern interior of the African continent.

    Those castrated black African males were put to other uses to satisfy the burning desires of those so inclined to seek pleasure from the rear or to be loyal house servants like the house niggers like good old Black Joe in your Quaker mansions in the good old days of slavery in the Christian God-fearing Barbadoes.

    But what’s so new about that anyway? Doesn’t your book of myth and lies also tell the tale of an Ethiopian eunuch providing a rearguard service to Philip in exchange for the teachings of your white Jew Jesus and the world of a European god?

    What you should be telling the BU ignoramuses is whether the Arabs and those enslaved blacks were the descendants of any of the three sons of Noah and if any of the ‘wives’ of the sons were from Ghana or Sudan.

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  • Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian

    The senior and adjunct faculty of the Mises Institute discuss the history, theory, and contemporary meaning of the fascist temptation, and what the Austrian economists are doing to combat it. Mises Institute Supporters Summit 2005, October 7-8, Auburn, Alabama. http://mises.org George Gerald Reisman is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Pepperdine University and author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996). He is also the author of an earlier book, The Government Against the Economy (1979), which was praised by F.A. Hayek and Henry Hazlitt.

    My purpose today is to make just two main points: (1) To show why Nazi Germany was a socialist state, not a capitalist one. And (2) to show why socialism, is understood as an economic system based on government ownership of the means of production, positively requires a totalitarian dictatorship.

    The identification of Nazi Germany as a socialist state was one of the many great contributions of Ludwig von Mises.
    When one remembers that the word “Nazi” was an abbreviation for “der Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiters Partei — in English translation: the National Socialist German Workers’ Party — Mises’s identification might not appear all that noteworthy. For what should one expect the economic system of a country ruled by a party with “socialist” in its name to be but socialism?
    Nevertheless, apart from Mises and his readers, practically no one thinks of Nazi Germany as a socialist state. It is far more common to believe that it represented a form of capitalism, which is what the Communists and all other Marxists have claimed.
    The basis of the claim that Nazi Germany was capitalist was the fact that most industries in Nazi Germany appeared to be left in private hands.

    What Mises identified was that private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government. For it was the German government and not the nominal private owners that exercised all of the substantive powers of ownership: it, not the nominal private owners, decided what was to be produced, in what quantity, by what methods, and to whom it was to be distributed, as well as what prices would be charged and what wages would be paid, and what dividends or other income the nominal private owners would be permitted to receive. The position of the alleged private owners, Mises showed, was reduced essentially to that of government pensioners.
    De facto government ownership of the means of production, as Mises termed it, was logically implied by such fundamental collectivist principles embraced by the Nazis as that the common good comes before the private good and the individual exists as a means to the ends of the State. If the individual is a means to the ends of the State, so too, of course, is his property. Just as he is owned by the State, his property is also owned by the State…

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  • “Hal Austin June 22, 2018 9:07 AM

    Jon,
    There was no debate in Barbados prior to independence about any constitution. Ask Henry Forde, he was actually at the independence talks. Our constitution was a model given to us by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The records are at Kew in the Public Records Office.”

    Bernard…here is your answer again, ya would have found it in the same constitution document, if ya had even bothered to read it as I did…..none of you ever bothered to read it ya so embedded in ya fantasy world…….so stop romanticizing the document with the crazy nonsense in ya heads…

    .. it is a template of the one from 1651 or thereabouts created by Whitehall for the British governors of the island who were given their independence and responsibilities to wreak havoc and brutalize slaves in their charge in that era on the island, does that not sound familiar to you, even in 2018….

    The only differences in the document came from the first amendment in 1974 by Barrow government to the 15th Amendment earlier this month in 2018 by Mia government..

    …..I see no updates to the document outside those 15 and am sure permission would have had to be asked and obtained to get that many, seeing as sovereignty does not belong to any government on the island.

    ya would see things very clearly if ya mind was not so clouded in fog as intended.

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  • Who says there are no black people in Argentina? Is this ignorance or just provocation? Where do you think the tango came from? The problem with Argentina is that it thinks it is part of Europe. That is mainly because of the tens of thousands of Italians who flooded to the country at the turn of the last century.
    Demographics are important and this is how a nation can change. The Italian/Argentinians now rule the country. And yes, there are black people, but you only hear of them in sports and entertainment.

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  • There was no debate in Barbados prior to independence about any constitution

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    I was 10 years old and always heard subsequently that the BLP was strongly opposed to Independence and the DLP managed to push it through nonetheless.

    I always gained the impression that independence was such a struggle on the part of the Dees and EWB against entrenched interests, hence the title, Father of Independence.

    With Independence came the constitution.

    I really can’t see how two such major factions could be so at odds and no one bothered to debate the Constitution.

    That would make all the hoo haa about EWB being the The Father of Independence and Social Transformation just a load of old rubbish.

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  • Who says there are no black people in Argentina? Is this ignorance or just provocation? Where do you think the tango came from? The problem with Argentina is that it thinks it is part of Europe. That is mainly because of the tens of thousands of Italians who flooded to the country at the turn of the last century.

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    If people would stop and think for awhile they would realise what utter rubbish the Argentina angle now introduced actually is and enjoy the sport.

    The Moors ruled Spain for 700 plus years long before there was ever an Argentina.

    Spanish and Portuguese people are “black” … simple fact after 700 plus years of mixing!!

    Argentina is therefore “black”, with or without the Trans Atlantic slave trade.

    …. and then there is the Flamenco, an essentially “Spanish” dance … or is it group of dances to which the Tango belongs!!!!

    https://www.enforex.com/culture/most-popular-flamenco-dances.html

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  • John,
    Your memory – or selective memory – is playing tricks on you. I am not asking, I am telling you there was no debate about a constitution in Barbados prior to independence. There was no debate about the Adams-led BLP versus the DLP on for and against independence. That too is a myth. Do your research at the Archives department.
    I am aware that many in BU like to ignore facts and stick to their prejudices. That is fine as a psychological therapy. The reality is that it was Harry Dexter White and his team that forced de-colonisation on the UK.
    If the US had accepted the UK offer of Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana (British Guiana) as security (collateral) for its post-war loan, global history would have changed.
    The documents are all there in the Library of Congress and the Public Records Office in the UK. Stop talking nonsense and read the literature. Read Ben Steill’s The Battle of Bretton Woods.
    I remember attending a lecture by Ben and quizzing him on this particular issue for obvious reasons and he was very precise. Shortly after I sent out a Notes…stating this and a prominent Barbadian forwarded it on to a university don. Her reply was “I don’t care what Hal Austin says, we fought for our independence.”.
    That is the nature of the beast, Barbadians think new ideas are a threat. So, John, your impression is part of the Barrow as hero myth-making. A young Sir Henry was there, at the table, ask him.

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  • Nice to see a black female, removing the image of a pompous, arrogant, common class enslaver.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5859955/Lord-Mayor-Bristol-removes-portrait-slave-trader-Edward-Colston-office.html

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  • Africa has started the healing process, only problem is the diaspora is still be decieved as African leaders were 400 years ago and are now seduced with fake titles and fraud status keeping the divisiveness in place or the Caribbean community would be much more cohesive, much less fractured…..the illusions and delusions remain intact.

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  • Hal

    I guess we lost two daddies today, the Right Excellent Bussa and the Right Excellent EWB.

    Both appear to be figments of our imagination.

    I always knew Bussa was a figment and felt that EWB was grossly overrated.

    I guess it is that time that little children grow up and start taking responsibility for their actions.

    Father’s Day just passed too!!

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  • John,

    That is fine. I see the late Sir Fred Gollop is now being offered an official funeral, whatever that is. Is it a state funeral? No one wants to talk about his ‘qualifications’, on which his reputation was built.

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  • I had five uncles.

    One was a camp follower of EWB …. member of the Gun Club too!!!

    A true scamp!!

    One figured EWB chose cremation and having his ashes scattered to avoid having to meet his maker for the damage he had inflicted on Barbados.

    The other three never took definitive positions on him,

    Me, I became politically aware in the mid 70’s and realized EWB was corrupt.

    Thought a lot of “Tom” and the BLP for the exposure and never thought much of EWB.

    Then I found out the BLP and DLP are cut from the same moth eaten cloth!!!

    Saw it first hand with Greenland and other matters!!

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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puritan_migration_to_New_England_(1620–40)

    The Puritan migration to New England was marked in its effects in the two decades from 1620 to 1640, after which it declined sharply for a time. The term Great Migration usually refers to the migration in this period of English Puritans to Massachusetts and the West Indies, especially Barbados. They came in family groups rather than as isolated individuals and were motivated chiefly by a quest for freedom to practice their Puritan religion.[1]
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    This is why Barbados was first settled, by Puritans looking for freedom to practice their belief in God.

    Barbados wasn’t settled to grow sugar cane, or cotton or tobacco.

    How do Massachusetts and the West Indies fit together?

    Location!!!

    The settling of New England needed a staging point in the days of sail.

    The Mayflower took 66 days to get from England to New England.

    A man in a rowboat today takes 35 days to Barbados from the Azores, a racing yacht from the Azores about 21 days.

    Massachusetts was settled in 1620,

    Barbados was settled in 1627.

    However, St. Kitts was settled four years earlier, in 1623 by the English and then the French.

    Why did the French see fit to settle St. Kitts?

    Same reason as the English Puritans as far as I can see.

    French Huguenots were among the first settlers of New Amsterdam (New York) and they too needed a transit point for supply.

    That settlement occurred a year or two after the Puritans settled in New England.

    Barbados came after St. Kitts!!

    St. Christopher ….. patron saint of travelers.

    Those travelers were part of the Puritan migration … and the French Huguenots seeking freedom to practice their belief in God.

    Manhattan Island was purchased from the Lenape Native Americans by Pieter Minuit, a Walloon in 1626.

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  • Now, therefore, the people of Barbados (a) proclaim that they are a sovereign nation founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God,

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    Given the historical facts of the settlement of Barbados, this is a true statement, regardless of who happened to write it!!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The only thing missing in that load of crap is that the enlgish, french etc, they were all criminals, frauds, thieves, child rapists, rapists of grown men and women, enslavers and a long list of repugnant realities still to be exposed and confronted.

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  • “This is why Barbados was first settled, by Puritans looking for freedom to practice their belief in God”.

    Wow, what racist Eurocentric nonsense. Point number 1, Barbados was first settled by the indigenous people of the Caribbean who named the island Ichirouganaim. Like the first settlers of St Kitts, Massachusetts and all over the Americas, they were subjected to genocide and enslavement by the invading illegal immigrants from Europe.

    Point number 2: The first English settlers arrived in Barbados with slaves in 1627. So why was that if they just wanted to “practise their religion in freedom”?

    The days have long passed when this racist nonsense could be passed off as the history of Barbados.

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  • “Given the historical facts of the settlement of Barbados, this is a true statement, regardless of who happened to write it!!”

    It cannot be a true statement that the people of Barbados proclaimed any such thing since the people of Barbados were not involved in the writing of the constitution. Therefore it is the writer(s) of the constitution who made this statement and not the people of Barbados. Stop trying to turn reality on its head,

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  • The logic cannot be rebutted because it is based on historical facts which are easily verifiable.

    America, St. Christopher and then Barbados exist as we know them today only because of the Reformation and the need for people to find somewhere to practice their belief in God freely.

    Antigua followed in 1632.

    Martinique was settled in 1635.

    The islands of the West Indies were important as stepping stones to America and Canada.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ John June 23, 2018 8:51 AM
    “The logic cannot be rebutted because it is based on historical facts which are easily verifiable.
    America, St. Christopher and then Barbados exist as we know them today only because of the Reformation and the need for people to find somewhere to practice their belief in God freely.”

    At least there one other person on the blog going by the name of “Tee White” over whose eyes you dare not try pull your cotton-wool cart of bullshit.

    So were the Spanish and Portuguese invaders also looking “to find somewhere to practice their belief in God freely” when they accidentally stumbled upon San Salvador, Cuba and Hispaniola?

    What religious persecution at home were these subjects of Ferdinand and Isabella running from?
    Were they remnants of the defeated Muslim moors or were they Jews fleeing from Christian persecution meted out by the various courts of Inquisition to make Hitler and his brown shirts look like Saint Paul and Saint John all in one?

    Why don’t you come to grips to the obvious facts that the English invaded the Caribbean to get a share of the pie of easy resources from which the Spanish and Portuguese were using to build their opulent cities and mansions in South Western Europe?

    What religious persecution what? And then turn around and did far worse to the same ‘less-civilized’ people whom you enslaved for economic profit?

    Stop using God as a façade to fool stupid black people and peddle your evil and racist wickedness.

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  • Blind racist beliefs, no matter how strongly held, are neither facts nor logic.

    FACT
    Europeans were not the first settlers of any territories in the Caribbean or the wider Americas. Overwhelming archaeological evidence demonstrates this and the very writtten testimonies by the Europeans that wherever they arrived in this region, they met people already living there makes this an irrefutable historical fact.

    Therefore to continue to refer to Europeans as ‘first settling’ any Caribbean territories is factually perverse and from the angle of rational thought is illogical. If someone continues to do this in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the only logical conclusion an observer can draw is that this person is a racist who considers Europeans to be the only human beings and European activity to be the only human activity.

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  • Perhaps Enki and Enlil…

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  • So were the Spanish and Portuguese invaders also looking “to find somewhere to practice their belief in God freely” when they accidentally stumbled upon San Salvador, Cuba and Hispaniola?

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    No!!!

    That’s the difference.!!!

    The Spanish were all about conquest and gold!!

    The Spanish and Portuguese were Roman Catholic and it was the Roman Catholic Church that persecuted the Reformists.

    The Spanish frittered the riches of the New World in European wars to reestablish the failing hold the Roman Catholic Church held in Europe.

    You need to go and do some reading before you make these nonsense points.

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  • Tee Wee

    There were various tribes of native Americans who from time to time rose and fell long before the New World was settled.

    The tribes from England, Holland and France who settled the New World overcame them as they (the then existing Native American Tribes) had once overcome other Native American tribes.

    For your position to have any merit you need to pick a Native American Tribe and lambaste that tribe for overcoming others.

    Iroqouis, Algonquins …. Mohicans perhaps.

    What do you even know of these former peoples?

    You ever heard of the Lenape?

    Tell us about the “Last of the Mohicans”.

    You don’t even know how to respect the living far less the dead.

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  • Interesting to see the Communist/Marxist/Socialist Band together with One Voice Crying Racist… How Dare you John present your View of History?

    A Story that needs to be Re-told least we Forget?

    From Slavery and Oppression to Freedom the History Ancestry and History of Barbadians

    “Curiously, of all the Irish shipped out as slaves, not one is known to have returned to Ireland to tell their tales. Many, if not most, died on the ships transporting them or from overwork and abusive treatment on the plantations. The Irish that did obtain their freedom frequently emigrated on to the American mainland, while others moved to adjoining islands. On Montserrat, seven of every 10 whites were Irish. Comparable 1678 census figures for the other Leeward Islands were: 26 per cent Irish on Antigua; 22 per cent on Nevis; and 10 per cent on St Christopher. Although 21,700 Irish slaves were purchased by Barbados planters from 1641 to 1649, there never seemed to have been more than about 8 to 10 thousand surviving at any one time. What happened to them? Well, the pages of the telephone directories on the West Indies islands are filled with Irish names, but virtually none of these black Irish know anything about their ancestors or their history. On the other hand, many West Indies natives spoke Gaelic right up until recent years. They know they are strong survivors who descended from black white slaves, but only in the last few years have any of them taken an interest in their heritage”.

    When we Erase History we will not learn from those who have gone before… Sanitation of History is by no means a Small thing to simply be ignored, it leaves coming Generations is absolute Ignorance to be manipulated to repeat the mistakes that we can learn from those who went before us.

    The Left is famous for Rewriting and Erasing History. That is the Practice of Leftism not Conservatism!! The Idea of Conservatism is to Conserve, Preserve and Encourage that which is Good! Disinformation Is Poison Period! It is Shocking and Sad how people like to Erase and Rewrite History to Suit their own Narrative and Intentionally Continue to Promote Hate and Divisiveness.

    It is Important to Remember that “The Foundation For ALL Tyrannies Is The Removal Of Free Agency”.

    http://www.raceandhistory.com/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=1638

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  • 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?

    This is a VERY Controversial Topic! Many people from Ireland, Scotland even England were sold to many countries as Slaves.
    Slavery in America, typically associated with blacks from Africa, was an enterprise that began with the shipping of more than 300,000 white Britons to the colonies. This little known history is fascinatingly recounted in White Cargo (New York University Press, 2007). Drawing on letters, diaries, ship manifests, court documents, and government archives, authors Don Jordan and Michael Walsh detail how thousands of whites endured the hardships of tobacco farming and lived and died in bondage in the New World.

    All Barbadians born on this beautiful gemstone, of Barbadian heritage have ancestors who were slaves originally; the Chisel of Oppression Carves us all from the Same Stone. Everyone in Barbados whether they think they are white or whether they think they are Black have other Races in them. If you think otherwise simply open the phone book and see the names listed of the Black Irish that most are unawares of their Heritage. Slavery in any form whether Black, White, Pink or Blue is Anti-Christ and Anti-Freedom…

    Almost One Million Irish Slaves
    At Risk of Being Scrubbed from History are They Less Worthy…

    The history of the Irish slaves has long been suppressed, and a modern movement of Irish slavery denial has even gained mainstream acceptance.

    Please listen to this Video White Slaves in America Untold Hidden History

    A Must Watch

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ John June 23, 2018 11:05 AM
    “No!!!
    That’s the difference.!!!
    The Spanish were all about conquest and gold!!
    The Spanish and Portuguese were Roman Catholic and it was the Roman Catholic Church that persecuted the Reformists.
    The Spanish frittered the riches of the New World in European wars to reestablish the failing hold the Roman Catholic Church held in Europe.
    You need to go and do some reading before you make these nonsense points.”

    So Raleigh, Hawkins and Drake were all nice English country gentle men whose only mission was to spread the gospel of Jesus Chris to savages and heathens according to Henry V111, his heirs and successors?

    Even Courteen saw there was money to be made from the trade in the West Indies and got into act of turning Barbados from a Portuguese wild pig and spring water station on their way to Brazil into one of the finest jewels in the English commercial crown.

    You are the one whose load of bullshit cannot be sold here on BU without having to give a fair and proper historical account of the Truth.

    Next occasion you might want to claim John Newton was a good old Quaker sent by Yahweh on a mission to save the wretched souls of the black West Africans from persecution and death in the Islamic concentration camps to a white paradise in the Christianizing places like Barbadoes.

    But there is a ray of enlightening hope for you Sir John and just like your namesake in Newton you might, through ‘Amazing Grace’ see the beacon of Truth emanating from the Lighthouse of BU.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    You see the news coming out from Zimbabwe?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44586218

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  • So Raleigh, Hawkins and Drake were all nice English country gentle men whose only mission was to spread the gospel of Jesus Chris to savages and heathens according to Henry V111, his heirs and successors?

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    Wrong again!!!

    Their goal was to rob the Spanish!!!

    Are people so totally ignorant of basic history?

    Raleigh did try a settlement in 1585 which failed.

    The only people who could make a go of settling America were highly motivated people guided by God.

    … lunatics if you like!!!

    Money was secondary and came in time, but God was the reason for success and the blessings which followed.

    Raleigh’s failure in Virginia proves the point that there was something else needed to make a go of settling the New World and that was God.

    Profit did not work!!

    The Spanish lucked in the early out but never had the long term success or blessings North America had.

    In a way they were cursed by their immediate success and frittered it away.

    Here is an example of how they frittered it away!!

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  • millerthe June 23, 2018 11:56 AM

    Re… Doesn’t your book of myth and lies also tell the tale of an Ethiopian eunuch providing a rearguard service to Philip in exchange for the teachings of your white Jew Jesus and the world of a European god?…

    But there is a ray of enlightening hope for you Sir John and just like your namesake in Newton you might, through ‘Amazing Grace’ see the beacon of Truth emanating from the Lighthouse of BU.”

    “anunnaki Wild Sage of BU” your Ray of Hope from BU is your Commie Philosophy. But I see a the Ray of Hope from BU in Allowing Everyone to Speak including you with your Race Baiting Tactics..What part of you have decided what Race you are? Is it Something you were Born with or Something you have Adopted?

    Did you know that is so with everyone as for the Ethiopian he was from Ethiopia as for the Jew he was a Jew. Have you not Noticed that people Fashion their God to look like them.

    The Creator of the Universe was born of Humble circumstance in a manger with animals, as he did that do you think he is worried about appearances. Do you think anywhere in the Scriptures that God worries about a man’s skin colour as pertaining to righteousness?

    Do not get carried away by the Craftiness of men. The Scriptures have much to offer that are hidden from the Casual viewer but when discovered by the earnest student Enlightens the mind and his Heart Swells with Understanding. We all live under the human condition some of us are more Intelligent than others some of us are more Prettier than others and some of us are more Evil than others…The First Two we Do Not Choose of the Third it is our Choice.

    It does not matter what Race we are, it matters who we are as pertaining to our Character. When we Stand before God to Account for our life on this Earth, wither we believed on him or not as we Stand before him as his children you may Remember…

    Greatest History Lesson Ever…
    As the Lord’s Prayer says, “OUR Father Who Art In Heaven”
    One Race the Human Race!

    We Are All Connected By God’s Amazing Grace
    Video…Wintley Phipps Amazing Grace

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  • There were various tribes of native Americans who from time to time rose and fell long before the New World was settled.

    How is it possible for indigenous people to be living in the Americas before it was settled? If they were people living there, then it was settled. Unless, of course you think that the only people capable of settling any area of the world are Europeans. That, of course, would be a racist point of view.

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  • “The only thing missing in that load of crap is that the enlgish, french etc, they were all criminals, frauds, thieves, child rapists, rapists of grown men and women, enslavers and a long list of repugnant realities still to be exposed and confronted.”

    Well Well Wot A Load of Drivel is on her illiterate hobbyhorse I see.

    The repugnant realities have long been exposed if not confronted by the Great Enrichment with which you professional victims have blighted everywhere you have gone.

    Who pays your benefits, you sad sack?.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    LowIQ45fraud…I pay my own benefits…always have…

    …who pays yours, you parasite on the lives of taxpayers, the UK will soon cut you off, and what then..

    Tee White….John has reduced himself to an idiot savant, but sin the brilliant memory associated with savants, that is thankfully lacking, if he had it he could do great damage, as it stands he spent wasted years on BU with a negative agenda against the black race and black bajans in particular and is now all played out….making himself ineffective and nuisance like in intent, right up there with being a public menace.

    Tee…these days I study the Yoruba language(s) of my ancestors in great detail, enlightening is an understatement, take a look at it and see the first thing that jumps out at ya.

    Next stop insthe Native Languages of the real American natives of the Americas , that bloodline runs through every cousin.

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  • Well Well What An Iggorant Moronic Racist I Is, you keep up wid de Yoruba mammy, and th\at sound you hear is the Native Americans laughing their asses off at you.

    PS – you lie like a cheap Chinese watch.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Ah…it is so wonderful to witness in MY lifetime, the dismantling of the fraud and facade that is the european philosophy …

    And the imbeciles like lowIQ45.., getting lower by the minutes….are now in such a weakened mental state of flux…they can do nothing about it..that is what happens when you hang on to the coattails of dead demons for survival

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  • How is it possible for indigenous people to be living in the Americas before it was settled?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Simple.

    They lived in a state of flux.

    Then the state of flux was settled!!

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  • In your lifetime, have you ever heard of one Native American Indian Tribe slaughtering another ..

    ….or enslaving them in your lifetime as was routine before the advent of the Europeans?

    All those differences have been settled.

    America has enjoyed a peaceful coexistence of multiple tribes who have come from all over the world.

    This has been going on for generations in case you missed it.

    America is thus described as settled.

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  • 45 I would gladly help WW with her benefits if she promises to stop using that exercise stripper pole on her front lawn.

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  • Lawson…ah planning to move to Rosedale, Toronto.. on the same street as MoneyB.

    I will invite you over and keep the stripper pole on the lawn well greased just for you.

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  • Zsa Zsa an english bulldog was crowned the ugliest dog in the world …Friends tell me Well Well was overheard saying…always a brides maid

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  • Lawson – I have just used a bottle of mind bleach!!

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  • Especially Commie Sing Song and Ilk on BU

    http://www.relatably.com/q/margaret-sanger-quotes

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  • Especially Commie Sing Song and Ilk on BU

    Correction…http://www.relatably.com/q/img/margaret-sanger-quotes/booker-t-washington-quote.jpg

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  • lol…..ya see, that is what sour grapes will do to yall.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ John June 24, 2018 6:31 AM
    “Simple.
    They lived in a state of flux.
    Then the state of flux was settled!!”

    No, No! Not at all, it was NOT that “Simple”!

    So where and how was it settled?

    In fervent reaction to the battle of Wounded Knee after hundred of thousands of native Americans were forced off their ancestral lands of fertile plains and driven to death-awaiting concentration camps aka ‘reservations’ to be killed off by pure ‘Christian’ brutal assassination, white man’s diseases or downright starvation for those who refuse to do the trek whereby a bounty was placed on every single bison the lifeblood or source of food, clothing and shelter for your aptly racist-designated wild ‘Red Indians’.

    But why are we confoundedly aghast at your defence of the slaughter of millions of ‘simple and innocent people and their expurgation of- like many stories from your book of myth and lies- their Nature-harmonious livelihood?

    Weren’t they- like you are today- inspired by the same word of a wicked evil vindictive god who told another conquering hero depicted as a white man in your book of stolen legends to adhere to the following:

    God commanding Moses to kill:

    “They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man……..Now kill all the boys [innocent kids].
    And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. ~ (Numbers 31:7,17-18).

    Kill everything that “breathes” from humans and animals! ~ Deuteronomy 20:16.

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  • @ millertheanunnaki June 24, 2018 4:48 PM

    Textbooks evidently do not teach that Andrew Jackson and his fellow Democrats were the ones that drove the American Indians off their land, killed the ones who resisted, and enslaved the ones who remained.

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  • @ millertheanunnaki June 24, 2018 4:48 PM

    You said the Book of Myths and Lies and how bad Christians treated other people like the Red Indians, but a Little History and a Little information is a Dangerous thing for it Lacks Understanding. Your Knowledge of the Scriptures and Understanding of the Scriptures is as a Baby in the Womb and by Leftist Standards Disposable. You Point the Finger in a Derogatory tone to Christians following God’s Will as Evil and believing in Fables.

    But what you believe in of Marxist Ideology and the taking Away of Agency have Killed more people in the Last hundred Years even surpassing people like Attila the Hun and his Hordes. Your Ideology of Communism/Marxism Socialism/Religious Supremacy have Kill more people than your mind could Fathom and will turn a Blind eye to. You Believe in the Fable that the Red Indian was peaceful and Harmonious when in fact they were warring Tribes.

    Mao Zedong Catastrophes 1946-1976 = 70 million.
    Stalinist Crimes against humanity and genocide 1922-1953 =60 million
    3.Nazi Holocaust 1939-1945 = 17 million.
    Mass killings under Chinese Nationalist Government 1928-1946 = 1 million Chinese civilians starved or killed in order to fend off communist advance
    • Hundreds of thousands peasants and communist killed in political repression.
    • 1.75 to 2.5 million Chinese starving to death due to grain being confiscated and sold to other peasants for the profit of Nationalist Government officials.
    • 4.2 million Chinese perishing before even entering combat due starving to death or dying from disease during horrific conscription campaigns.
    • 440,000 to 893,000 Chinese civilians perishing in a man made flood by the Nationalist to stop a Japanese advance.
    5.Japanese War Holocaust 1895-1945= between 3 and 14 million civilians and prisoners of war through massacre, human experimentation, starvation, and forced labor that was either directly perpetrated or condoned by the Japanese military and government.
    6.Khmer Rouge Holocaust 1975-1979= The Cambodian genocide was carried out by the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot between 1975 and 1979 in which an estimated 1.5 to 3 million people died. The Cambodian Civil War resulted in the establishment of Democratic Kampuchea by the victorious Khmer Rouge, which planned to create a form of agrarian Socialism founded on the ideals of Stalinism and Maoism. The subsequent policies caused forced relocation of the population from urban centers, torture, mass executions, use of forced labor, malnutrition, and disease which led to the deaths of an estimated 25 percent of the total population (around 2 million people). The genocide ended in 1979 following the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia. As of 2009, 23,745 mass graves have been discovered.
    7.Young Turk’s Ottoman Holocaust 1913-1922
    A collective term to refer to the various genocides and Ethnic cleansings the Ottoman Empire committed under the administration of the Young Turks. Death toll is the combined death tolls of the Armenian Genocide (800,000 to 1,500,000), Assyrian Genocide (150,000 to 300,000), and Greek Genocide(289,000 to 750,000), and combined with the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (200,000).

    https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/d_placeholder_euli9k/dpr_2.0/c_limit,w_585/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1/galleries/2011/10/21/the-20th-century-s-deadliest-dictators-photos/deadliest-dictators-teaser_bgqzg1

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  • Especially Commie Sing Song and Ilk on BU

    …http://www.relatably.com/q/img/margaret-sanger-quotes/booker-t-washington-quote.jpg

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