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Albion [Sep. 28th, 2008|04:00 pm]
lost_aesthete
Albion,

work, eat, sleep, work.

Think, consider, contemplate.

Time shortage leads to prioritisation.

Ask the question what is the most important. Which psychological limb do you keep and which must be amputated. What thoughts do you let yourself think in the time that you have.

Drink all the water in the land, you are wet and the world is a desert.

End Transmission

...........................Supplementary Broadcast.................................

Black history month...

"In 1596, Queen Elizabeth issued an "open letter" to the Lord Mayor of London, announcing that "there are of late divers blackmoores brought into this realme, of which kinde of people there are allready here to manie," and ordering that they be deported from the country. (1) One week later, she reiterated her "good pleasure to have those kinde of people sent out of the lande" and commissioned the merchant Casper van Senden to "take up" certain "blackamoores here in this realme and to transport them into Spaine and Portugall." (2) Finally, in 1601, she complained again about the "great numbers of Negars and Blackamoors which (as she is informed) are crept into this realm," defamed them as "infidels, having no understanding of Christ or his Gospel," and, one last time, authorized their deportation. (3)"

I find it ironic that only a few years earlier the good queen had partnered with an adventurer and made a 60% profit on...yes you guessed it - black slaves.
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From: martinlemechant
2008-09-29 12:14 pm (UTC)
I had no idea that Liz Number 1 was kicking out rascally black people.
Though in Britain's favour, they were one of the first countries to stop slavery(a while after liz), and actually pushed for it to be stopped internationally.
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[User Picture]From: lost_aesthete
2008-09-29 02:19 pm (UTC)
yeah if it wasnt for the brits we'd all probably still own one. Elizabeth was just using the blacks as a scapegoat for tough times...
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