The Middle Passage journey from West Africa to the Americas took 4 to 6 months.
Try walking around without wiping your butt for a day or a week. Yep now try laying down in shit for 4-6 weeks, most of it isnt your own. Then add some blood and some mucus. Then grab some chains. Slavery was that bad. dont u ever fucking tell me it wasnt! (via howtobenoladarling)
Not to mention every now and then you were raped by those that were working the ships. Male and female were raped.
24 hrs laying in extremely tight positions with hundreds of people that are suffering from all kinds of diseases due to malnutrition. Weather wasnt always the way the ship owners planned and voyages took longer than usually, the longest I was told by a professor was a whole year.
Most people have no idea what happened to our ancestors, and that’s due to the fact that the powers that be want to act like it never happened.
And let’s add on the fact that ships have to make port and re-supply and between Africa and America lay the Caribbean and South America, which still took a great deal more to travel to. So families were separated not only by death and torment, but by members being sold off on a different continent than where they might have been bound.
Not to mention ships get blown off course, and the slave next to you might have died and you have to sleep next to a corpse for who knows how long before the crew finally decides to handle it and toss it overboard like so much offal.
Sharks still follow the course of the slave trade ships till this day due to the amount of offal and human bodies that were tossed overboard in the ship’s wake.
(Damn is that last thing about sharks true?!)
Yes. They threw so many bodies overboard it changed the ecological feeding patterns of sharks. They follow the slave ships from dock to port. They were even used as an act of terrorism to force Africans on to ships and encourage them not to commit suicide. Slave ships were often packed for collateral damage. It was estimated that many would not make the journey and all those bodies thrown overboard were insured. That’s how insurance companies got their start… It’s also how many families built their family fortune.
This was a business.
This is all so sobering tbh
- Tate Langdon: killed 15 of his classmates, set his mother's boyfriend on fire, murdered a gay couple, raped someone's wife
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- Kit Walker: kind-hearted, model husband, wrongfully accused of crimes, basically the hero of the show
- AHS fans: ................
If some of you go into YouTube or Google, you are going to see me described as ‘anti-sex’, ‘need a good fuck’, ‘hate sex’, etc. I want to say something. If I was here today to talk about the fast food industry. If I were to discuss the problems with fast food industry in terms of obesity, destruction to the environment, ill health, would anyone accuse me of being anti-eating? So why when I talk about the porn industry am I accused of being anti-sex? I’ll tell you why. It’s the perfect PR of the porn industry. They have collapsed porn into sex. It’s not. It is a representation of sex made in an industrial setting with a particular profit motive in mind.
Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.