The borrower is slave to the lender. When you are in debt to another, you enter into a slave/master relationship with your creditor. (Proverbs 22:7) Bible
The Irish people along with their children have once again been sold into indentured slavery. General slavery to the IMF, EU and large banking institutions around the City of London. Thus the Irish repeating their censored history, are now indentured slaves of the banks and old money once again. Debt bondage is defined by the United Nations as a form of "modern day slavery" and is prohibited by international law which doesn't seem to apply to to big banks or Irish legislators.
The Irish no more than their British lords, have not learned the lessons of history and thus are repeating it. The Irish can be forgiven to a certain extent, as the history of Irish slavery was and still is censored in the Irish school curriculum, just as the British engineered holocaust that almost wiped out all of the country's population on scale even greater than Hitler, was also erased from the history books.
British control of their language, media and history is like an iron fist in a velvet glove. History they say is written by the conquerer which is particularly true in Ireland's case, who despite a certain certain independence in the non-occupied south, are very much a compliant state of the crown, in every sense of the literal word. This is still very much the case today with rampant official censorship where the story of Irish slavery, is the one that the English pirates intended would never see the light of day. Unlike African experience, the Irish slavery story along with their holocaust, utterly and completely disappeared as if it never happened.
They were shipped in the hundreds of thousands, men, women and young children as slaves, human cargo transported in tall British ships bound for the West Indies initially.The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 40,000 Irish prisoners as slaves, to the colonialists of the Americas. His Majesty's Proclamation in 1625 ordered all Irish political prisoners to be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the middle of that century, the Irish were the largest number of slaves sold to both Montserrat and Antigua. Three quarters of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.
Whenever the Irish rebelled or disobeyed an order, just like back in Ireland they were tortured with cruelty. The British slave owners would hang them by their hands, while setting their hands or feet on fire, as a form of punishment that was an example to the rest. They continued to burn the Irish alive, while putting their heads on long pikes in a public place, as a warning to other Irish slaves. I will not elaborate on the torture in the interest of goodwill and peace.
Charles I continued where King James II Charles left off in a continuous effort to enslave all of the Irish. Britain’s barbaric, infamous Oliver Cromwell furthered the practice of British brutality and inhumanity to the Irish. Ireland then became the biggest source of human livestock for English colonialists. Almost all of the early slaves to the British Americas of that time were Irish.
In just ten years after 1641 half a million Irish were killed by the English and another half a million were made slaves. Ireland’s population fell to a third of what it had been in that decade alone. Families were ripped apart as the British initially did not allow Irish fathers to stay with their wives and children. This led to a whole population of starving homeless women and children. Britain then auctioned them all off as well. Later Irish children from the age of 10 to 14 were taken from their families and sold as slaves to the West Indies, New England and Virginia.Cromwell ordered over a 100,000 Irish children be taken to Barbados, Virginia and Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
Irish people even today in foolish pride and shame avoid calling their own Irish slaves, as they really were and still are. They’ll come up with modern terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe Irish slavery as their British masters, historians and embedded media agents, shame them into denial and compliance to this very day. Almost without exception from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were regarded really as human cattle.When the African slave trade started during the late 1600s they cost 50 Sterling, while the Irish slaves came cheap at 5 Sterling. If a colonialist whipped or beat an Irish slave to death, it was not regarded as a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African.
The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both personal pleasure and profit. Children of slaves were also slaves, which increased the size of the free workforce. The English colonialists used these women and girls as young as 12 to breed. Sometimes they bred Irish women and girls with Africans to produce slaves with distinct characteristics. These “mulatto” slaves brought in more money than Irish livestock and it enabled them to save money instead of buying fresh African slaves.
This practice of interbreeding Irish women with Africans went on for decades and was so common that legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” It was stopped only because it reduced the profits of a large slave companies.England continued to ship hundreds of thousands of Irish slaves for over a century. Records show after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to colonialists in both America and Australia.
There inhumane abuses of Irish slaves. One particular British ship dumped 1,302 Irish slaves in the Atlantic so that the crew would have extra food to eat.The Irish experienced all the horrors of slavery just like their African brothers and sisters. Those beautiful brown, tanned faces in the West Indies are usually of African and Irish ancestors. Irish slavery is important to remember for many reasons, instead of erasing it from history or collective memory.
As a result of not learning the lessons of history the Irish are once again slaves. Formal slavery was ended as a result of the slave owners realizing that housing, food and medical treatment sot more for slaves rather than paying them a menial salary and making profits from them as moneylenders. Hence you modern Irish slave in denial. However the public and private schools, do not teach about slavery in their history books and it is hardly discussed because of the same and psychological scars it has left on the Irish psyche.
The memory of millions upon millions of Irish victims of both British slavery and holocaust have generally been erased from history by victorius British historians and media, along with their west Brit collaborators. None of the Irish victims of slavery and certainly not victims of holocaust ever made it back to to describe their horrific nightmare. These are the lost souls and slaves that time, lying history books and contemporary media, conveniently forget but the aching Irish spirit, manifested in constant rebellion and revolution will never forget, until the interfering British are gone from Irish shores once and for all and justice prevails in Ireland.
Nobody craves peace in Ireland more than this writer but I can categorically say without any doubt what so ever, from a lifetime's experience, that talk of a Peace Process, reconciliation without truth, apologies without amends that there will never be lasting peace in Ireland without justice, which is only possible with the departure of British occupation and interference. I know from personal experience, that sometimes we can never make amends for certain wrongs done, in the case of Ireland British withdrawal is the only possible way of making amends and ensuring this terrible history is never repeated again. A noble Irish patriot Padraigh Pearse, best summed it up, with his oration at the grave of O'Donnovan Rossa.
"They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools! - they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace."
My sincere gratitude to John Martin who inspired and shaped this article.
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