Wednesday, July 8, 2015

For 4th of July Al Jazeera America Trashes....America

Hat tip The Blaze

Here is another gift from Al Gore, who sold his stock in Current TV to Al Jazeera America, so they could shower us with trash like this: Using America actors, the Qatar-based outlet mocked Americans on the 4th of July.

I have no respect for any American that is involved with Al Jazeera. Those actors should try living in Qatar if they think the US is so bad. It astonishes me that Americans could be employed with this company-either as an actor, commentator, executive or writer.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

The African slave trade was invented by Arab merchants. 'Nuff said on that subject.

(Arab polities turned to African for slaves after the Roman merchants stopped selling them Angles from the Isle of Britain, and the Byzantines stopped selling them Slavs in between wars.)

elwood p suggins said...

Enabled, of course, by the African owners of the African slaves.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

That varied elwood. It is certainly true in the the 18th century, the peak of the slave trade, European merchants PAID for the privilege of purchasing slaves, sometimes humbly begging on their knees before the king of Dahomey or the Asante empire for the privilege. Europe didn't have the resources or technological superiority to seize control. They paid ground rent for those slave forts. On the other hand, many of the Arab merchants did seize their slaves, in conjunction with military conquest, or in raids, and the African polities mostly sold their prisoners of war as slaves. I recall a local black weekly in the DC area that had a headline "Benin apologizes for slavery." I thought, about time. Going into the 19th century though, bands of armed traders would raid whole villages for the specific purpose of selling the survivors at the nearest slave port. By then, the trade was illegal, but certainly flourishing. Captain Gordon thought it monstrously unfair that he was to be hanged, as the law specified, for slave trading, when so many before him got off with small fines.