I guess he considers himself lucky because his ancestors didn’t die before reaching America.
Go ahead and strangle him Lemont, I’ll cover for you.
Said with a knowing smirk. Nobody forces anyone to celebrate anything. Give it a rest.
The ‘middle passage’ which was that portion of trade that involved transporting slaves to the colonies, involved packing people into the steerage (storage area below deck) of the ships transporting the slaves. Sometimes no air holes were cut and people died from lack of oxygen. Some ship captains fed the captives, some didn’t. But it wasn’t ‘under’ the ship. A lot of indentured servants (impoverished Europeans who had no other way to get to the colonies to start a new life other than selling themselves as ‘servants’ to someone hiring them) traveled in somewhat similar conditions. One ship captain was so demoralized by the slave trade that he quit and wrote the song ‘Amazing Grace’…
“Against their will.” That’s what’s MISSING here……,
You wouldn’t believe the crap many Italians put up with both in crossing the Pond and after they got here. For many years, Italians had to register as “black” on censuses and such.
Nice Darrin. I especially like the emphasis on: “YOUR family?” It wasn’t his family at the time. It then “belonged” to elseone.
Let’s be clear that the pilgrims didn’t flee England for America in search of “religious liberty”. Prior to heading for America they went to Holland, where they had all the religious liberty anyone could ask for, but they couldn’t stand it, because what they really wanted was domination of their own religion over everybody else’s, the exact opposite of liberty.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir