That’s why slaves had a longer life expectancy. No damn cotton picker's gonna date my daughter. I think it safe to say we understand about how most have been misled about slavery. William Aiken Walker. Right: Unloading freshly harvested cotton using a mechanical cotton picker in Texas. Let’s not forget science and technology. I don't know if he had a dream. free (of “feral state”) in their African homeland. The anti-racists will happily tell you that it is Barbados in complete ignorance of the fact that Barbados was the first and the oldest slave society in the New World. A couple bucks. I don’t know. © 2021 Getty Images. Cotton production requires land and labor, and slavery was a cheap form of labor. In many societies, like America, slave and serf labor was utilized to pick the cotton, increasing the plantation owner's profit margins (See Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade). Lemaitre To be honest, I don’t really know what such persons are arguing, but I imagine they’d be saying that, for example, widespread black failure at family formation is a consequence of, say, intra-South slave trading that broke up families and thus disrupted the intergenerational transmission of family roles. I don't know. Select from premium Slaves Picking Cotton of the highest quality. Please explain how black slavery in white lands is beneficial to whites? Europe isn’t known for agriculture so they would have little knowledge of how to till land. The vignettes are as follows: 1. the 'House,' showing the door to a slave pen; 2. bales of cotton, 'By rebels call'd king;' 3. slaves at work picking cotton, 'field-chattels that made cotton king;' 4. sl 2/3rds of the time of slaves on Southern cotton plantations was spent on activities which had nothing to do with the cotton crop. As it was for those cotton-picking slaves of early America, this life is now a nightmare. Without African people there would be no such thing as civilization. This is what Ford meant by saying that history is bunk. Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. “(A)ttempting to deflect concepts by putting them in quotation marks? And actually, my main point was that white nationalists are quick to disparage blacks as inherently inferior to whites–IQ, IQ, IQ, FBI crime statistics, stupid first names; but when it comes to black prominence in certain sports or Jewish prominence in certain intellectual fields, the argument is suddenly that whites are being discriminated against. If “the legacy of slavery” has crippled blacks for all time, then Barbados should be the single worst spot in the entire world for blacks living today. What else would the blacks do? 3. The IBM strategic repository for digital assets such as images and videos is located at Compared to the sugar plantations in the Caribbean, which we have discussed extensively here, there was a huge difference between “plantations” in the South and “plantations” in somewhere like Cuba or Jamaica. More from This Artist Similar Designs. U still have slave master mind. There was a night and day difference between being a slave on a sugar plantation and a cotton plantation. How was it any different from the “free” labor done by the yeomanry before and after the war? 2. by Colonel Kernel March 06, 2008 The Jews seem to have made a point of ensuring that that line of transmission is broken for whites. Is there data? The list goes on and on. Development Labour India Child labour Informal economy Trade Agriculture Modern-day slavery. Early cotton farming in the United States is synonymous with the history of slavery in the United States. Too many images selected. Slaves follow with their hoes, cutting up the grass and cotton, leaving hills two feet and a half apart. Slavery in the United States was little more than farming. If an alert Jew were to ask me to support that statement, i.e., to provide facts about professorships etc., I certainly could not do so, but that does not mean I’m wrong. Sorry. So you’re now a leftist, Mr. W., attempting to deflect concepts by putting them in quotation marks? $17. Cognitive dissonance. The Hunted Slaves, 1862 Painting. The first practical cotton picker was invented over a period of years beginning in the late 1920s by John Daniel Rust (1892–1954) with the later help of his brother Mack Rust. The red-coloured earth, and its dust, suffused with the sun’s fierce orange blaze cast a purple shimmer over the green cotton fields. It is absurd to think that blacks were crippled for all time by “the legacy of slavery” in light of what they were actually doing. 40 acres and a mule was the sales pitch to these asinine creatures. Dental health, overall health. Similarly, they might be saying that the enslavement of blacks and their being transported from Africa broke the line of cultural transmission within their own African populations. They grew their own fckn food. No, I am saying that the tasks done by the slaves on American cotton plantations, things like clearing property, raising chickens, making clothes, planting corn, fixing fences, raising barns wasn’t really different from the tasks done by “free” laborers on farms in the South and the North. Hunter Wallace They commonly were used to plant, tend, and harvest … Whether it might be plausibly argued in some context to be beneficial to blacks makes no difference. Fact is, the history of cotton picking in this country usually conjures up just one thing for most -- AKA, slavery -- and that alone should be reason enough to pivot. There has been a misconception implanted in our American Culture for the the past five (5) decades. The more you discuss this issue, the deeper the hole you dig”: Facts are important, and the historical accuracy is appreciated, but the appearance of “benevolence justification” that clashes completely with the spirit of the Robert B. Rhett motto is distracting! Women were sometimes the fastest pickers in a cotton slave labor camp. And if you try to mention it, they act like you’re “Uppity” and “want to be an aristocrat.” What exact alternative do they want to be? The slaves on Virginia tobacco farms had even easier lives.”. In the 20th century, both World Wars lured many black share croppers out of the fields and to defense jobs in the North. Your team’s Premium Access agreement is expiring soon. The negative connotations of 'cotton pickers' stem from America's history with slave labor and the systems of oppression that followed and continue to plague the nation today. Including medicine, art, astrology, music, everything was created by people of African decent. The applied work of 1. Backed by their little Half-Truth sagas of oppressions, famines, serfdoms, flagellating religions, slaverydoms, and general moralistic, put-upon Do-Gooderness (with other peoples money), and usually dishing out crap nobody wants with it. Topical and respectful comments are welcome. (3) I don’t think anyone here is arguing that the welfare of blacks should be our primary concern. Still, the South’s economy depended on slave labor, which ultimately led to the War Between the States. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. The blacks in Barbados also worked on sugar plantations which were the most intense form of New World slavery. There are wide reports of forced and child labour within the industry, which means the products we buy here in Australia may be tainted with forced and child labour. Our. A Black person. Cotton-picking had little to do with physical strength. After the Civil War many African Americans continued to work on the plantations where they had been slaves. These are things I think about when, for example, I note the apparent Jewish prominence, nowadays, in math and science. OR they are permanently child-like or mentally or emotionally “challenged” human beings who are benefitted most by mutually-beneficial, affordable, efficient care in the institution of slavery. This “splitting off” of thought and feeling has been a main topic in psychology for the past 50 years, since some factions see this as a desirable state to put some children in. For the record: I’m not sure that the persons who say that blacks’ present incapacities are a legacy of slavery are arguing that blacks are enduringly broken because their ancestors’ lives in slave labor were arduous. And how much work is the grandad slave still living there going to be doing… since given ages, names, it’s clear multi-generations are actually still together, despite being told in every movie that all the little children were ‘sold down the river.’ Oh… right, grandpa was probably beaten bloody daily by those evil blue-blonde germanic looking protestant bible believers! Mathematics? Better to endorse black slavery in the lands of your enemy, like for instance in Muslim lands, for the benefit of blacks of course. This website does not support violence. I’m pretty sure that slaves were able to accrue money from work they did in other contexts too. Even if one “understands” (cognitively), propaganda is not intellectual, it’s emotional. $16. (Such a statement might not be accurate, but it’s not absurd on its face.) This time the furrow is thrown towards the cotton. That’s what the estates Haitians tried to do as subsistence farmers. Please keep all discussions in the comments civil and respectful. ), domestic duties, and home manufacturing (especially the production of clothes).”. “I guess they are simply smarter than everybody else.”. “Cotton was, of course, the single most important crop on large cotton plantations, requiring about 34 percent of the labor time of the slaves. UK businesses must investigate where they get their cotton to avoid buying material grown by slave labour, according to a member of an influential parliamentary committee. Barbados was a slave society from the 1640s to the 1830s. Tell that to the NYC type, who hasn’t even begun to guess how ripped off they are at the average super market, in terms of feeding their rude, rootless children freaking mutant ingredients and “preservatives” and eating only varieties gene-mutated for long shelf life and being indestructible and shipping-friendly. One can “know” the facts a hundred times over, (and many even today don’t know that) when just ten movies seen as a child may brand a person an an unconscious slaver in your heart (which is the whole point of television). You both need to pay closer attention to the links I provide instead of simply speculating in your so-called “discussions” as they spread very little light. 4. Here’s another excerpt from Time on the Cross: “Cotton was, of course, the single most important crop on large cotton plantations, requiring about 34 percent of the labor time of the slaves.