We Were Slaves Too

Period replica of the Dove, ship that brought first settlers to Maryland.Period replica of the Dove, ship that brought first settlers to Maryland

F. Tupper Saussy chronicles an early voyage of settlers to Maryland [emphasis added]:

“On November 22, 1633, two ships, the Ark and the Dove, set sail from London.  The passenger list included three Jesuits, sixteen to twenty Roman Catholic gentlemen, several hundred predominantly Protestant slaves and laborers, and Cecilius Calvert’s brother Leonard.”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 18

Interestingly, I’ve never heard anyone ever talk of giving Protestants reparations for the slavery of their ancestors … or affirmative action … or government grants … or any other assistance.  It seems that some slaves are “more equal than others.” (see Orwell’s Animal Farm if you don’t get that reference)

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