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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:09 PM

Mississippi gets rid of slavery...Finally

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AProgressiveThinker Feb 2013 OP
IrishAyes Mar 2013 #1

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:09 PM

1. Really?

They might've signed the papers, but they haven't changed their hearts. Economic slavery is just as evil. Whole world's guilty there. You'll read in history books that England abolished slavery far ahead of the U.S. But what England actually did was impose it under another name, often 'indentured servitude'. Few people seem to know that after hundreds of years of illegal occupation in Ireland, it simply scooped up children 7-15 years of age and shipped them off as slaves in fact on the various Indies sugar plantations. Just rounded them up like criminals and shipped them away wholesale by the many thousands.

This attitude was still endemic in the early 20th century when yet another repressive official English document declared proudly, "At last we shall be free of the scourge of the Irish in Ireland." How decent people anywhere can fawn over Lizzy the Hun and her spawn makes me sick to my stomach. Makes me want to bequeath what little estate I'll have left to the IRA.

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