National Archives claims this picture shows slavery under the ‘evil’ British Empire. In fact it depicts the Royal Navy SAVING slaves

Ooops.

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  • ontario john

    Never let the truth get in the way of leftist theology. The Royal Navy basically shut down the slave trade on the high seas. England itself was the first empire to fight slavery in later years. Strange how leftists don’t mention that Islam still practices slavery and still refers to blacks by a slave name.

  • G2

    The Institutions of The State must remain true to The Narrative. Historical truth does not enter into it.

  • Ed

    Never fear. They’ll spin the “oops” in a nanosecond to demonstrate that while seemingly “freeing” the slaves, these white bastards were merely substituting and overt form of racism with an ever so slightly less overt form. Reparations NOW!

    • Watchman

      From the Daily Mail article: “A few weeks later, more than 300 were put ashore in the Seychelles to begin a new life of liberty while HMS Daphne returned to active duties.”

      That can be spun as “Soon after this picture was taken, these slaves were offloaded in the Seychelles, a group of islands where French and British settlers for many years had used slaves to work their land. It is doubtful that any of the people shown in the picture ever saw their homes or families again.” Absolutely true, but omitting that slavery had been made illegal in the Seychelles by the British, 33 years previously.

  • canminuteman

    You’d think that someone who worked for the National Archives would know that the British Empire outlawed slavery and set about doing what they could to end it all over the globe before photography was invented. I guess that it what you get from 75 years of “progressive education”.

    • LauraS

      All you have to do is look at the type of people who work for bureaucracy/the government and you’ll see lazy minds, lazy attitudes, and SJW tendencies.

  • shasta

    This type of thing is why I prefer to read history from direct sources rather than filtered through god knows how many opinionated generations. The less chance for lying, obfuscation, and propagandizing the better.

    • Clausewitz

      For years I preached “Primary source” information over text books in class. You would have been a much appreciated student in my class.

  • Frances

    “National Archives claims”….. has the National Archives bothered to correct this claim?

  • But … the Narrative …

  • BillyHW

    White Christian males ended slavery and it’s about goddamn time brown people showed some fucking gratitude by contributing something positive to humanity.

    • Maggat

      Ya, lottsa luck there Billyboy.

  • Bless his heart

    I saw a youtube by a nimrod talking of the ~10 myths about slavery.

    One myth he had was about the British stopping slavery. The British stopped the slave trade. It was impossible to stop all slavery in the world. Slavery still exists. Even Islam condones slavery in Sharia.

    The facts are too much for the leftists. They must deny them.

    alinsky’s rules still live.

  • mauser 98
    • Bless his heart

      So true. The Mediterranean Sea was closed to shipping and Europeans did not live near the Sea except in walled defended cities due to Muslim slave raids. This lasted over 700 years.

      All those harems in the schmaltzy movies were made up of European girls captured in Europe and made slaves.

      • mauser 98

        re British ending slave trade..chiefs objected
        “African chiefs who had grown rich and powerful off the slave trade sent protest delegations to Paris and London.”
        “http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/focus/20151025/africas-role-slavery

      • mauser 98

        “The slave trade is the ruling principle of my people. It is the source and the glory of their wealth…

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/9chapter2.shtml

    • Clausewitz

      “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli” is sung by the Marines for a reason. Sempr Fi.

  • Watchman

    Coming up next in the SJW History Lessons: Pictures of the British-run Belsen Concentration camp dated 16th April 1945.

    Omitted will be the fact that the previous day these British liberated the camp and were managing the camp to try to save as many of the concentration camp inmates instead of just liberating the camp and telling the freed inmates to ‘hit the road’.

    Same thing as the picture of the freed slaves. No good deed will go unpunished.

  • Watchman

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf0fcfc69f7007190befaa62db40deef9bc5e214dbd5c2429e7aa1190906358b.jpg

    Caption for the SJW History Lessons: Picture of the British-run Belsen Concentration camp on 16th April 1945.

    Omitted will be the fact that the previous day these British liberated the camp and were managing the camp to try to save as many of the concentration camp inmates instead of just liberating the camp and telling the freed inmates to ‘hit the road’. So technically the caption would be correct, just very misleading, like the slave picture.

    Same thing as the picture of the freed slaves. No good deed will go unpunished.

    The picture I used above is one of the lesser horrific ones at http://ww2today.com/15-april-1945-thousands-of-dead-and-dying-liberation-of-bergen-belsen