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Pelosiís Kente cloth photo op hearkens to tradition of Ashanti slave ownership and trade
NOQ Report ^ | 10 June 2020 | CQ Livingston

Posted on 06/10/2020 3:39:43 PM PDT by Jewbacca

Democrats love photo ops. That can be said about all politicians, but Democrats in particular are keen to get involved in symbolism and fanfare whenever possible. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a master of producing photogenic moments for the press to fawn over, but her latest attempt to virtue signal in response to George Floyd’s murder appears to include a major misstep that would be comical if it weren’t so sad.

The Kente cloth stoles she and her fellow Democrats wore during their eight-minute kneeling ceremony (socially distanced, of course) have an ironic history as it pertains to this moment. In modern times, they are considered to be a sign of affluence as the colorful woven scarves are often more expensive than their normal counterparts. Most are prints which are more affordable, but the woven scarves the Democrats chose to wore weren’t cheap. But it’s in their historical significance that we see the real faux pas manifest

These scarves were traditionally worn by the wealthy land-owners and dignitaries of the Ashanti (or Asante) tribes of what is now known as Ghana. They were made of silk, making them not only rare but also symbolic of wealth. More importantly, they were adorned by those who were involved in the pervasive slave trade the wealthy of the Ashanti tribe embraced.

You read that right. The elite in the Ashanti tribe who wore these stoles throughout history were slave owners and even slave traders. They were a scourge throughout the reason, taking people from tribes they would conquer and selling them as slaves.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; ashanti; ghana; kente; nlz; pelosi; sidebarabuse; slave; slavery; slaves
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Wonder if they were intentionally sabotaged or if their internal feelings of ownership of black Americans was just bubbling up.
1 posted on 06/10/2020 3:39:43 PM PDT by Jewbacca
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To: Jewbacca

Bow to Zod b!tches!

Each of them is thinking "I wonder how much of the black vote we'll get?"

2 posted on 06/10/2020 3:45:33 PM PDT by Bommer (I'm a MAGA-Deplorian! It is the way! It is the only way!)
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To: Jewbacca

bump


3 posted on 06/10/2020 3:45:44 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Jewbacca

Pelosi knows better as she visited Ghana in 2019.
She also knows that it is a shallow symbol for shallow (white) people to consume meaning nothing more than Africa.


4 posted on 06/10/2020 3:46:14 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Bommer

Another Pelosi stunt that backfired.


5 posted on 06/10/2020 3:46:37 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Systemic racism doesn't exist, but systemic stupidity is thriving.)
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To: Jewbacca

Can we strike her from our history books?


6 posted on 06/10/2020 3:48:24 PM PDT by Gamecock (We love works righteousness because it satisfies our desire to judge others. (R.K).)
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Kente Cloth huh?

I always just thought it was African camo.

7 posted on 06/10/2020 3:48:56 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Bommer

Since they just wore the symbol of an infamous slave trading group, I suspect this will hurt a bit.

But, hey, with their voters, they could wear Stars & Bars Confederate flags and still claim they own the black vote.


8 posted on 06/10/2020 3:49:04 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca
There is a book entitled "The Negroes in Negroland" that should be a must read.
Published in 1868, it is a compilation of journals and first hand accounts by merchants, missionaries, explorers and slave traders describing their dealings with the native tribes of Africa.
Slavery, endless war, cannibalism, demon worship, etc. are all described in detail.
It explains a lot and is available at Amazon for now.
9 posted on 06/10/2020 3:49:07 PM PDT by dainbramaged (That information is classified. Request denied.)
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To: Jewbacca

Was Kunte Kinte worth $200 million?


10 posted on 06/10/2020 3:51:43 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Jewbacca

For her next trick, Nanciyamama will unveil her new CV-19 mask...


      

11 posted on 06/10/2020 3:52:59 PM PDT by Songcraft
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To: Bommer

Where’s that fat Nadler standing and playing with himself?


12 posted on 06/10/2020 3:54:32 PM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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The tribal scarves Democrats wore in their Capitol Hill Pander Act were the traditional garb of wealthy Ghana land-owners and dignitaries of the Ashanti tribes, and were symbolic of their wealth. .....not to mention HOW they made money.

Stupid Dems wore the same scarves that adorned Ashanti Ghanans who were involved in the pervasive slave trade......of their own people.

The elite Ashanti tribe throughout history were slave owners.......and profited from the slave trade.

The Kente-wearing Ashanti were a scourge, waging war on fellow tribesmen then taking people from the tribes they conquered.......selling them as slaves and profiting handsomely.

13 posted on 06/10/2020 3:56:41 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. http://www.fr)
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To: Old Yeller
What is an 80 year old crone doing wearing an 18 year old slut's stilletos? Then she needed help getting up.


14 posted on 06/10/2020 3:57:19 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: bray

Since he didn’t exist, I suppose not.

That entire story was not only complete fiction, it was plagiarized fiction.


15 posted on 06/10/2020 3:57:20 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Mombasa Moonbats


16 posted on 06/10/2020 3:57:21 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (That`s 464 people per square foot! Is this corrrect??)
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To: Bommer
It's amazing how many stupid and gullible people cannot see through that staged photo-op for the fraud that it is.

But then, you wouldn't have Democrats that still support Manchurian Candidate Barack Hussein Obama, eh?

17 posted on 06/10/2020 3:57:27 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: redshawk

In fairness to Nadler, Jews aren’t supposed to kneel (e.g., Book of Esther).

Perhaps he was suddenly observant.

But it’s probably because he is a fat piece of lard.


18 posted on 06/10/2020 3:59:45 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca
Waiting for this to be reported on CNN.

and waiting...

and waiting...

19 posted on 06/10/2020 4:01:43 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Jessie Waters should ask them “What was the message you were trying to send when wearing the symbol of the Ashanti, the notorious African slave owners and traders?”


20 posted on 06/10/2020 4:03:00 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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