“The number of whites who were enslaved in North Africa by the Barbary pirates exceeded the number of Africans enslaved in the United States and in the American colonies before that put together.” Thomas Sowell
With the 2020 Presidential Election quickly approaching, and with over 20+ extremely unremarkable and questionable candidates elbowing for, and pandering for votes to represent the Democratic Obstructionist National People’s Socialist Party, this group has continuously demonstrated a particular acumen for insanity bordering on the ridiculous, including the never ending use of identity politics. This is simply to go against President Donald John Trump, in what is sure to be a now radical, leftist loss, similar to that of the 2016 loser, Hillary Clinton, known for example, by funding the salacious dossier, bleaching 33K+ emails, destroying evidence and money laundering. Either out of shear desperation, gross ignorance or presstituting themselves for attention, each candidate has been vociferous about a particular issue. The “candidates” are supporting the idea of reparations for slavery in the United States, which will be shortly addressed.
If one looks at each of the candidates and what they are using as their platform, it is down right scary, illogical and preposterous in what they are proposing. For example:
Grandpa Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while being a millionaire, is a hypocritical socialist, who wants to bankrupt the country with entitlements for all. He talks up the single payer medical coverage, which will cost $40+T, trillion, over a ten year period. I doubt that he would surrender his Senator’s medical coverage. Additionally, I for one, don’t fancy the prospect of government controlled medicine. He also wants to grant voting rights to criminals who are incarcerated. Additionally, let’s not forget he’s hand in hand with Representative Alexandria Octavio-Cortez (D-NY), the brainless bartender, who now wants to restrict veterans choices of medical care to using only the VA.
Let’s move on to Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ), who destroyed Trenton when he was mayor and embarrassed himself for a phony hissy fit during the Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Additionally, he has nothing to show for passing or introducing any kind of significant legislation. He also failed to condemn Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MICH) and her history of controversial anti-Semitic comments, ignoring his own party’s condemnation, and instead said POTUSDJT’s criticism of her leads to right-wing terrorism in the country. Lots of empty bluster and white noise.
Another “candidate” in this rather pathetic lineup is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS). For essentially her entire adult life she made the claim of having American Indian blood flowing through her veins. When POTUSDJT called her out, he embarrassed Warren to take a DNA exam. Low and behold, Fauxcahontas wasn’t an American Indian. Yet she had the audacity to state that she did not benefit from that lie. The vast majority of Warren’s genes were of European origin, with 1/1024th indicating Native American. Moreover, her DNA results are significant because of her never ending claims of being a member of the Cherokee Nation in her political and academic advances. However, the Cherokee Nation, from whom Warren claims descent, was quite clear in contesting the results. “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskins Jr. said in a statement about Warren’s DNA test. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship.” Warren was hired by Harvard to teach law on that basis. She also is pushing impeachment and to excuse billions of dollars of student loans. Nothing as far as any significant legislation.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is also part of the gaggle attempting to unseat President Donald John Trump. She has as much of a chance as winning the Democratic nomination at the least as I do of walking on Vulcan. Besides breaking her promises to fulfill her full term in the United States Senate, she supports giving the vote to illegal immigrants, along with full entitlements, including Social Security. Pandering for votes. It’s that simple. Nothing as far as any significant legislation.
Next up is Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Like the aforementioned Bernie, Gillibrand and Spartacus, Harris has nothing on her record as for introducing or passing any significant legislation. What is even more fascinating is that Harris has made the claim to have smoked marijuana in college. While it’s no big deal, she made the statement to have listened to music by Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur,
both of whom had not even recorded any music at the time. Oh by the way, Obama smoked…but guess who did not imbibe?
There’s an old saying that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Since the left has been overwhelming critical of President Trump’s alleged affairs, unlike the lack of criticisms facing former POTUS Bubba Clinton, one of the last people to open their mouths must be Harris. As she was moving up the political ladder, Harris was previously in a relationship with Willie Brown, a married man, who was speaker of the California State Assembly, and who was allegedly one of many. They broke up shortly after Brown was elected as the Mayor of San Francisco. It was done before any public service, so not really a big whoop. Not a peep from the dregs of the coastal, corporate, cosmopolitan biased mainstream media.
As for the rest of the “candidates,” no big whoop!
One interesting question regarding Harris’ platform is the pandering for the Black vote pushing the idea of reparations for having been enslaved. It’s quite obvious that she is employing identity politics with the hope of something sticking on the wall as she pushes that argument. As usual, the unhinged, orthodox, extremist, socialist liberal left has once again failed to properly research history, which they repeatedly do when discussing the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. They conveniently fail to mention that the Republican Party consistently voted unanimously in favor of each Amendment, while the Democrats voted “Nay” overwhelmingly. So, no big shock about the slavery reparation question simply as a means to garner attention and possible votes.
One of the issues that the unhinged, orthodox, extremist socialist liberal candidates simply cannot attack is the state of the American economy. Unemployment numbers for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are the lowest in American history. Wages are up across the board, especially for blue collar workers. President Trump presented the opportunity for 6M new jobs through the deregulation of the Obama administration’s strangulating regulations. The stock market is up in record numbers, as is the GDP, currently at 3.6%. So, the left searches for issues. Moreover, it’s hysterical watching the bootlicking dregs of the MSM’s anchors report the phenomenal US growth numbers. Just look closely at their faces and the tone of their voices as they display their virulent anti-Trump bias.
As for the question of slavery, in1619, approximately 19 Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. They were transported by representatives of the Dutch East India Company, who had seized them from a Spanish slave ship. While under Spanish control, African slaves were usually Baptized under orders from the Crown. During that time period, it was an English custom to acknowledge that Baptized Christians were exempt from slavery. Therefore, the colonies treated these Africans as indentured servants. They joined about 1,000 English indentured servants already in the colony.
Due to the fact that the Africans were considered indentured servants, they were
freed after a prescribed period, given the use of land and supplies by their former masters. No mention of this by the unhinged, orthodox, extremist liberal left pushing the idea of reparations. For example, Anthony Johnson arrived in Virginia in 1621 from Angola as an indentured servant. He became free and a property owner, eventually buying and owning slaves himself. The shift of Africans from indentured servitude to slaves did not happen overnight.
In the mid 17th century, there were no laws regarding slavery in Virginia’s history. But, in 1640, a Virginia court sentenced African John Punch to slavery after he attempted to flee his indentured service. The two whites with whom he attempted to flee with were sentenced to an additional year of their indentured servitude, and three years’ service to the colony. This marked the first court sanctioning of legalized slavery in the English colonies and was one of the first legal distinctions made between Europeans and Africans.
What is overlooked is that the first slaves in the American colonies were children from Ireland in 1619. Additionally, the Irish slave trade truly began when King James II sold 30,000 Irish political prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Additional Irish slaves were sent by Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I, totaling over 500K. It seems that Irish slaves were less expensive than African slaves and were treated more harshly at that time.
By 1830, there were approximately 319,599 free blacks in the United States. Approximately 13.7 per cent of the total black population was free. A significant number of these free blacks were the owners of slaves. The 1830 US Census lists 3,775 free Negroes who owned a total of 12,760 slaves.
One of the less well known aspects of the history of slavery is how many and how often non-whites owned and traded slaves in early America. Free black slave holders could be found at one time or another “in each of the thirteen original states and later in every state that countenanced slavery,” historian R. Halliburton Jr. observed. Black people bought and sold other Black people
William Ellison was a very wealthy Black plantation owner and cotton gin manufacturer who lived in South Carolina. According to the 1860 census (in which his surname was listed as “Ellerson”), he owned 63 Black slaves, making him the largest of the 171 Black slaveholders in South Carolina, but far from the largest overall slave holder in the state.
According to historian Tiya Miles, a professor at Michigan, the number of enslaved people held by Cherokees was around 600 at the start of the 19th century and around 1,500 at the time of westward removal in 1838-9. Furthermore, Creeks, Choctaws, and Chickasaws, held around 3,500 slaves, across the three nations, as the 19th century began. Slavery inched its way slowly into the American way of life. I wonder if Elizabeth Warren was aware of this historical tidbit of her “people!”
Moreover, the American History that is being taught in American schools today portrays anyone who lived in the South during the Antebellum Period, which was from the late 18th century until the start of the Civil War in April, 1861, and was marked by the economic growth of the South through an agricultural industry, as a slave owner . The schools are saying that everyone owed at least one slave, which is absolutely incorrect. It was expensive to own one slave, while most of the land owners were poor dirt, barefoot farmers. Less than one-tenth of Southerners owned at least one slave, while half of that 1/10 owned more than one. From a pure economic standpoint, it was expensive to feed, clothe, house and provide medical care for another person.
One candidate that I was remiss in identifying, but needed to discuss was former VPOTUS “Creeepy Joe” Beiden. Threatening to fight POTUSDJT in an ally? Has been caught employing colorful metaphors on a “hot” mic? Is overly friendly and touchy-feely? He’s been accused of using his influence to help his son land billion-dollar deals with the Chinese government. Well, it seems like every time Biden visited or performed diplomatic work with China, Hunter Biden benefited. A private equity firm managed by Biden’s son struck a deal with China’s state-owned bank in 2013, at the same time that the former VPOTUS was in the country to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. If in fact Biden used his political influence to advance his son’s business, it would seem that some of the resulting deals didn’t exactly put American interests first, possibly even treason.. Where is the criticism that POTUSDJT’s children constantly face? More interestingly, why isn’t Obama supporting his second in command of eight years? And as he begins to conduct his apology campaign, Biden is pretending to be embarrassed being an old white guy. He is an old white guy! Additionally, what did he know, and what was his involvement in the attempted coup d’etat orchestrated by the DoJ and FBI to overthrow a duly elected POTUS?Is he demanding reparations? Biden is just white noise.
The last thing to consider is that no one alive today either was a slave or slave owner. How can anyone be held responsible for the sins of the past? What will be the determining factors as to whom gets paid by whom, how much and where does the reparations come from? One person who should be asked is CNN’s own Anderson Cooper. His great, great, great grandfather, tycoon Corneilus Vanderbilt, owned a plantation in Alabama with a plethora of slaves; including former FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s great, great, great grandfather. Slavery reparations? Just another weak component of an already weak Democratic Obstructionist National Peoples’ Socialist Party political platform. They have nothing to offer politically except to attack and harass the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.
Hey, wait a second! I don’t recall the Egyptians repaying any Jewish slaves they had! Just think of the interest!