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wombat Posted 2nd Aug 2016, 10:13pm
  rolleyes.gif what happened to the human cargo they impounded ?
Billy Boil Posted 2nd Aug 2016, 09:48pm
  Scotland abolished slavery in 1778, England 1803 and all territories 1n 1833. Britain was the first to abolish the Trans Atlantic slave trade, stopping all "Blackbirders" and impounding their human cargoes. France was 1794. There were few if none who abolished slavery prior to Scotland doing so. To maintain that Scotland made profit from the trade ( however indirectly as tobacco and sugar was picked by slaves) is in this day and age drawing a long bow. The emotive ignorance and reaction on the part of the "bleeding hearts" who take great pride in holding the conscience of a nation out to dry, serves no purpose than to afford some measure of righteous indignation and moral superiority to those who can fathom no lives outside of their own mediocre inaccurate interpretation of history.

The United States may have by the 13th amendment abolished slavery but in the southern states they, the African Americans still had no vote or voice until the late 1960s. In our own (some of us anyway) lifetime we saw Nazi Germany produce its' economic miracles with a vast pool of slaves, starved and murdered in their millions.

Lets hear some breast beating and chest thumping about them. Remembering those responsible went on to lead happy and productive lives, no guilt on their part, right into the 1980s and leave Scotland especially Glasgow out of this farce of historical retrospect.

I was not there, my great, great granny was not there and my family was sleeping under that big bridge in Glasgow having been cleared from the land they occupied for centuries. Lets hear it for them. 1778!!!
wombat Posted 2nd Aug 2016, 09:44pm
 
QUOTE (taurus @ 31st Jul 2016, 09:31pm) *
I just watched "Roots" the new series,(not as good as the original in my opinion),far too violent,how the slaves were treated in the growing of tobacco,and I`m so sad to say,all through it, all I could picture was the magnificent buildings in Glasgow,which I only recently heard that were built on the proceeds of the tobacco trade.


the white house was built using slave labour, some of the dumps I seen in brigton

a slaves quarters wid be cleaner. laugh.gif

i doubt the poor benefited, after all tobacco was another commodity from the rich to take their money and their health rolleyes.gif
john.mcn Posted 2nd Aug 2016, 06:21am
  All those 12 year olds sent down mines, up chimneys and forced into prostitution due to poverty never had it so good in the 18th century wacko.gif
taurus Posted 1st Aug 2016, 11:42pm
 
QUOTE (DannyH @ 1st Aug 2016, 08:11am) *
Hello Taurus

Could you picture any poor people living in these magnificent buildings? They actually lived within walking distance from the magnificent buildings you are referring to. The buildings they lived were actually still around in the1960's. There are plenty of photos of them which can still be found. The one I lived in won't appear. It collapsed in 1959 when my parents were still living in it!

Regards

Danny Harris

I understand perfectly what you are saying Danny,regarding the haves and have nots. I just cringe a bit now to think what suffering the slaves endured for rich folk to get richer. And by the way,the tenement building I grew up in and felt safe in,and didn`t realise at the time that we were deprived,it got demolished early 60`s because the people on the 3rd story pulled off the doors to light a fire in the middle of their floor and set fire to the whole building,all this ,while my poor mother slept.So I know all about the great divide between the rich and the poor.But I can`t help thinking,we were still better off than the poor slaves in Virginia.
wombat Posted 1st Aug 2016, 10:59pm
 
QUOTE (angel @ 31st Jul 2016, 12:12pm) *
More nonsense coming from you .

laugh.gif laugh.gif


yes.gif laugh.gif Bwahahaaha
bilbo.s Posted 1st Aug 2016, 09:49pm
 
QUOTE (Dykejumper @ 1st Aug 2016, 11:38pm) *
Surely more important to wipe out Modern Day slavery which is still rife in parts of Africa and
even here in the UK.


Quite right DJ. No, I am not being sarcastic!
Dykejumper Posted 1st Aug 2016, 09:38pm
  Surely more important to wipe out Modern Day slavery which is still rife in parts of Africa and
even here in the UK.
DannyH Posted 31st Jul 2016, 10:11pm
 
QUOTE (taurus @ 31st Jul 2016, 10:31pm) *
I just watched "Roots" the new series,(not as good as the original in my opinion),far too violent,how the slaves were treated in the growing of tobacco,and I`m so sad to say,all through it, all I could picture was the magnificent buildings in Glasgow,which I only recently heard that were built on the proceeds of the tobacco trade.


Hello Taurus

Could you picture any poor people living in these magnificent buildings? They actually lived within walking distance from the magnificent buildings you are referring to. The buildings they lived were actually still around in the1960's. There are plenty of photos of them which can still be found. The one I lived in won't appear. It collapsed in 1959 when my parents were still living in it!

Regards

Danny Harris
taurus Posted 31st Jul 2016, 09:31pm
  I just watched "Roots" the new series,(not as good as the original in my opinion),far too violent,how the slaves were treated in the growing of tobacco,and I`m so sad to say,all through it, all I could picture was the magnificent buildings in Glasgow,which I only recently heard that were built on the proceeds of the tobacco trade.
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