Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Slaving over the truth?

How many historians believe that the slave trade was the basis of the industrial revolution as the Reverend Jesse Jackson claims?

"People of colour in Britain should stand proud as creditors, not as debtors - after all, the slave trade was the basis of the economic foundation, the basis of the industrial revolution." - Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Why didn't Africa industrialise as soon as the slave trade ended!?!

3 comments:

Alfie said...

Utter drivel. As per usual, a politician opens his gob and utter bollocks spews forth in a stream of inaccurate and ignorant invective.

My advice to JJ - buy a few books and read them... and don't open your trap again until you know what you are talking about.

As a white English person Mr Jackson, I have direct experience of the slave trade, post Wilberforce in the 19th century. My Great, Great Grandmother was effectively worked to death at the age of 25 in a cotton mill - and died a broken woman in Brownlow Hill Workhouse in Liverpool in the 1860's.

scruffysmileyface said...

As an American, I have all too much experience "listening" to the tripe spewed forth by Reverend Juh-hessie Juh-hackson.
I'd like to know how that race-baiter and poverty-pimp came to be called Reverend in the first place. He is simply the most racist, most vitriolic - and (combining the two) most filled with racially-based hate - politician In the free world. Period. If a white man said the same things Juh-hackson says, he'd be called a neo-Nazi and thrown in the slammer. Or, at least ridiculed into oblivion. But for some reason, the weak-minded masses eat this Juh-hackson crap up.

Snafu said...

Chaps, he was described as the "renowned Reverend Jesse Jackson" by the BBC this morning....

I can't help thinking that he was implying that there was a conspiracy amongst white people to supply the inner cities with drugs, knives and guns...