This is unbelievable!
Glenn Beck denies the history of slavery in America.
Let me paint you a picture here, Mr. Beck – here is a picture of two slave children for sale -
This picture came from an estate sale in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of “John” for $1,150 in 1854. An estimated 12 million slaves died in the “Middle Passage” on the way to the Americas…
Hardly an innocent business.
Slavery existed in Europe and the Americas for nearly 200 years before the English Colonies which became the United States were founded. The English, the Spanish, the Dutch, the Portuguese, and virtually all seagoing European powers participated in that trade – starting in the 1400′s. Even Queen Elizabeth participaed and profited frm the trade:
English participation in the lucrative slave trade seems to have begun when John Hawkins hijacked a Portuguese ship carrying Africans to Brazil in 1562. Hawkins traded the slaves at Hispaniola for ginger, pearls and sugar, making a huge profit which could not be ignored by his countrymen. One year later, Hawking sold a cargo of Black slaves in Hispaniola and the floodgates were opened. Though Queen Elizabeth spoke out against the dark business, she later took shares in Hawkins” ventures, even lending him one of her ships in the enterprise that pitted her adventurous navigators against those of Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands (It was Hawkins who introduced tobacco into England in 1565).
Somebody needs to put Mr. Beck back on his anti-psychotic medication.