Monday, January 17, 2011

A hundred heads on pikes

The United States was founded on the backs of slaves as systematic genocide became a way of life for white christians quoting scripture as they slaughtered their fellow humans.  Here's another horrific story that was swept under the rug of American history in the name of manifest destiny.

Daniel Rasmussen tells Diane Rehm:

Well, it's amazing, Diane, that on the bicentennial of the revolt, you know, so few people have heard about this. And the reason is, those newspaper accounts and letters from William Claiborne describe an insignificant insurrection led by slave criminals. So let me tell you about the strategy they used to suppress the news and cover up what happened. The first thing they did was to kill as many of the slaves as they could identify who participated in the revolt. They beheaded about 100 of them, put their heads on poles, dangled their dismembered corpses from the gates of New Orleans. And then in newspaper accounts and letters, they wrote about these brigands. They described them as guilty as criminals. Charles Deslondes, they chase into the swamps, they capture him, they shoot him in both thighs, chop off his limbs and then burn him alive.
We are all children of Africa.

On the day Americans celebrate one patriot's opus, red states conspire to build more walls.


David Newquist said...

American exceptionalism.

larry kurtz said...

Always glad to have you here, Doc. Did you change your mind about this post?

Thad Wasson said...

The civil war in America between 1861-1865 took the lives of over 460,000 white southern men. Many were poor, uneducated and Christian.

A large price to pay for the sins of slavery that started in Africa by Africans and was financied by rich European bankers.

Duffer said...

The time grows near when the extension of this conversation will be considered "subversive" . . . if we're not already there.

Patriot Act renewal proceeds quietly. :)

David Newquist said...

I have a laptop prone to premature ejaculations. I think I finally posted the one you refer to.