Skip to comments.What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common
Posted on 06/29/2019 8:13:15 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica
Full title: What Jamaican Maroons and the Founding Fathers have in common: When fighting a superpower, it is not possible to free every single person We live in an age were now even the most fringe of arguments, the idea of reparations, is a widespread part of presidential elections. The problem with this is that if the progressives had any consistency they would be demanding that Britain pay reparations to American blacks. The Founding Fathers didn't bring all of these slaves here. King George did. All three of them. Queen Anne did. King William did. Queen Mary did. King James did. And so too did King Charles. The Founders even called the Brits on it in their writings. But the facts don't matter anyways - not to progressives. They are only interested in reparations because it would divide the country even more. In division, the progressives find power.
What does this all have to do with Jamaican Maroons? During the time of Britain's slave trade, one of their primary destinations was the island of Jamaica. The entire history of Jamaica over the last 500 years is one big letter F and letter U toward the British crown. Just follow the bouncing ball. After the Conquistadores wiped out the local tribes, the island was primarily hispanic. So how is it that left wing Wikipedia states that Jamaica is over 90% black? How did all of those blacks get there? Did the tribes bring the blacks to Jamaica? Did the Founding Fathers do this? Did the Conquistadores bring all of those blacks to Jamaica? Who did this?
Britain did. Britain took the island over in between 1650-1660, depending on which books you read. During this time, the English deported most of those who were still favorable to the Spanish crown, thus making Jamaica a white island. Then came Britain's slave ships. The rest is history. Except for one thing. The Maroons. The Maroons where escaped slaves, who make their way toward uninhabited parts of the island.
The Maroons have a lot of similarity with the Founders in the context of three things: Fighting against Britain for freedom, serfdom under a tyrant, and not being able to achieve full emancipation after battle. Britain fought the Maroons on and off from 1728 to basically the early 1800s. During this time, one of their leaders Cudjoe proved to be quite formidable. After some years of war and mounting costs, the war against the Maroons reached a sort of a stalemate, and Cudjoe and the British came to an agreement and a treaty.
One article of this treaty, the Maroons gained freedom for themselves, but didn't gain freedom for all people. Neglecting the rest of the blacks.
That sound familiar? One article of faith among progressive propagandists is that the Founders gained freedom for themselves, but didn't gain freedom for all people. Neglecting the rest of the blacks.
You see! That proves it. Not everybody was freed, so the Maroons are racists. No, wait.... No wait. I'm getting my propaganda confused here. It's the Founders who were racists for not freeing everybody. Hmm. Why is it that history always disproves the progressives?
At this time and for the next century, Britain was a super power. Of course the Founders couldn't free every last person. Neither could the Maroons. Even after admitting one of two things: stalemate(Cudjoe) or defeat(Yorktown). When dealing with a super power, you just can't always get everything you want. That's reality. Because what if the super power decides to come back? This is a significant question. Britain was not the "good super power" that America has been since becoming one.
What if the super power comes back?
Maroons were Africans and their descendants in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Some had escaped from plantations, but others had always been free, like those born among them in freedom. They often mixed with indigenous peoples, thus creating distinctive creole cultures.
The fact that the author does not appear to explain what a Maroon is, tells me that author is a bit of a "maroon" -- as Bugs Bunny would say.
Funny how the topic is always dropped the day after the election
2 posted on 6/29/2019, 11:16:01 AM
3 posted on 6/29/2019, 11:16:46 AM
If more than 45 seconds would have been taken, this would have been noticed:
“The Maroons where escaped slaves, who make their way toward uninhabited parts of the island.”
Had we not had a successful revolt against The Crown starting in 1776, slavery would have ended here in 1833, by act of Parliament, when it did for the rest of the British empire.
(Unless The South revolted against the full might of the entire Empire at that point!)
Would be a nice
“The rest is history. Except for one thing. The Maroons. The Maroons were escaped slaves, who made their way toward uninhabited parts of the island.”
Reading is fundamental
The Portugese brought the first African slaves to the New World, selling them to all of the European colonies. Before that, the colonists had tried to enslave Native Americans but it didn’t work well. They tended to run away. The British were latecomers to the slave trade and never really caught up with the Portugese and the Spainards. The British were also the first to take up the Abolition cause, first prohibiting transport of slaves in British bottoms (ships) and later abolishing slavery in their possessions. Brazil, orginally a Portugese colony, did not abolish slavery until the 1880s. A few American slave owners migrated to Brazil after the Civil War in order to preserve their plantation culture.
No emancipation without representation!
Jefferson and many other Virginia/Georgian/South Carolinian slaveowners lost many of their slaves during the Revolutionary War because the British soldiers spread smallpox.
It is my understanding that even though about 90% of his slaves died off from smallpox, 100% of his debts for those slaves remained.
Jefferson had a bad opinion of the slave system.
That’s why they
It’s all coming together.
The Founding Fathers had to keep the colonies united.
Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia had many slaves. If these states were told their slaves had to be freed, they might have reconciled with George III.
Thank you for education. Very informative.
BTW Kamala Harris’ father is the grandson of one of the big plantation slave owners in Jamaica.
Britain sold finished cotton products to American colonies. The cotton was picked in America.
Since the British profited from American slavery, shouldn’t they be on-board to willingly pay reparations?
What does Bugs Bunny think?
. . . assuming that the South had no influence on Parliament. I would argue its more likely that the American Revolution, by freeing the Empire of most of its slave holders, made that act possible or at least easier.
Its an interesting counterfactual . . .
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