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Re: On the Slave Ship


I think you had misinterpreted the intention of my addendum to the questions Tony had asked in my reply to him.

It was not in any way meant to diminish the importance of Kenrick posting, depicting the flogging of a Slave but more so to some of his previous postings that did not tell us too much in terms of the historical context that lead to the importance of the individuals, place or occurrence during that time in history. Even in their narrative form, there still seems to be a missing link that is devoid of any relevance hence as I too can only see them as providing “intrinsic” or nostalgic value.

MYA, if as we say “ a picture is worth a thousand words”, then your responding post to DNJ on the Slave flogging picture did not fall short in its worth, given its historical importance and surely, notwithstanding the psychological and emotional impact it has on us even today. I would argue that this picture in particular is worth more than one million words as the stockpile of History continues to overflow in abundance and rightfully so, it should.

This, to me is what is lacking in Kenrick’s picture postings and what I had trouble with during my early years in school hence almost driving my beloved Ms. Kathleen Peters (my History Teacher) to seek early admittance to the Mad House with my emphatic denial at times.

She has since forgiven me for my supposed sins, venial as they were……LOL

I suspect though that in Kenrick’s role as a possible Curator (I do not know), he may not be charged with that responsibility and as such, is limited to providing us with only archival information. But be that as it may, it is still enough to generate some conversation; something that I had argued ad-nauseam over the years.

Your posting, hyperbole and all was well taken.

So my friend,(with my usual tongue in cheek again) please do not allow your youth to hold you hostage into believing that it is ok to read only once. You should follow the Carpenter’s principle of measuring twice before cutting as an attestation of confirmation or the “senior principle of synchronizing the eyes and the mind” (as practiced by Tony and others…..lol) of reading twice before rebutting and make A.E. Williams proud of us.


Re: On the Slave Ship

Well said, and a piece of history in itself!

No one expects to be free than by him fighting daily and diligently for it. Depending on those who held you in bondage to set you free is a time and space that is almost impossible to achieve. Especially when the profits are huge. Black people have come a long way but, still they haven't gotten very far with their plight for total freedom. Seff hatred is one of the major culprits that is standing in their way. On the other side, black people is afraid to stand up for their rights. They are holding onto the 'Inferior concepts' of their race, that was taught to them by the Whiteman. They were told that they're just one-fifth of a human being. Can you Imagine that?

When God made man, he did not watch at the color of their skin. For Him, no White nor Black, Indians nor Chinese existed. It was man, and that was all there was. But, somewhere along the time of our existence, black people has turned their backs on the true and living God, and fell for the doctrines of the way their enemies (the Whiteman) wanted them to believe in God. Little did the black people knew, and, and apparently extremely difficult for them to see, that the principles of the Whiteman's teachings of God doesn't and will never work out right for them. They will always be under the spell of Slavery, unless they decide to get serious, and see themselves as a people and not do what others ask them to do. They must remember that they have no answers for anyone else,.except God.

Slavery is a long story, but the great thing about it is that it is very easy to remember it all, once it is being told over, and over again. And, our young people needs it in their daily lives to creste a clear path to trod, a sustainable economic situation and, most of all, love for themselves, their brothers and their sisters.

Again, I'd enjoyed your article. Because, really and truly, slavery isn't a thing of the past; its gets fresher and fresher, as the days comes and goes. It history, our history that's meant to be kept alive.

Re: On the Slave Ship


"Step into my Parlor" said the Spider to the Fly, the cunningness of the Spider notwithstanding....LOL

And may I add an addendum to your question and ask you,

Do you see any 21st. century relevance to these posts vis-a-vis Grenada's benefit -educational or otherwise- other than the intrinsic value, albeit debatable, that you recognize?

Re: On the Slave Ship

I would love to add my tuppence to this post but I am unable to find Gouyaveman submission which appears to have caused the the conflagration. Help please.