PRISON SHIPS MARTYRS MONUMENT; FORT GREENE PARK; BROOKLYN, NYC, USA.
THE REMAINS OF THOUSANDS OF BRITISH, AMERICAN, AND INTERNATIONAL VICTIMS ARE BURIED BENEATH THE MONUMENT.
Why does America NEVER preserve quite old sailing ships???
THE BRITISH PRISON SHIP.(click on image.)
by Philip Frenau,
(((Biography of Philip Frenau at Wikipedia))),
international advocate of
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM, AND LIBERTY! (((NOTE: WIKIPEDIA WRITERS REFER TO FRENAU AS AN AMERICAN "NATIONALIST"!)))
TRASHED: The First United States Veterans of Our First War: TRASHED.(((Note that many British subjects also died on these ships as traitors to the Crown!
Should they, as America's first military, be forgotten in England and America as well?)))
FORGOTTEN HELL-ON-EARTH DISCOVERED
ALONG THE SHORES OF WALLABOUT BAY, BROOKLYN, NYC, USA.
"THE BRITISH PRISON SHIP", is the name of a poem written by Philip Freneau that became an unofficial anthem for the American Revolution of 1776. Some scum are calling him a Nationalist, as if he were a blood relative of Adolph Hitler. Odd. That would make Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and James Madison, into Adolph Hitlers as well. Wikipedia writers seem to have no awareness of the general slavery which all Americans have escaped for the past 236 years (1776-2012), regardless of the era of black chattel-slavery.
There was a form of real slavery for everyone including most white people, well before that called "feudalism" which dominated all of Europe and to some extent again, the Americas before the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and Mr. Napoleon Bonoparte.
Just before the American and French Revolutions, this feudal form of slavery was staging a comeback, and striking back at freedom.
The medieval era has not YET ended before about 1783 in the Americas. Think about how the French Revolution of 1789 was about to be a pre-emptive retaliation against pseudo-royalty for what their royal cousins had just done to their wretched American captives in the New World.
I used to be so appalled at certan aspects of the French Revolution. But not
as much as before. After finding out about the British Prison Ships thing from before 1783,
the French Revolution of 1789 now seems like a somewhat related strike back against royal presumptions.
Why is it that it's usually the French death device in the USA
rather than the British one, that is more well known?
There are many who blame the entire genocidal policy upon one minor person named, "Cunningham", as if the entire upper management and royalty of England, did not exist in 1783.
TRASH TO BE DISCARDED? But the U.S. won that war, but few of the American prisoners from the ships even survived as free citizens in their new USA republic. They were dead and nearly forgotten for fighting against royal presumption, priviledge, tyranny and slavery, their bones occasionally washing up along the shores of Wallabout Bay of Brooklyn, New York City where the British HATERS had discarded them as mere trash during the Revolutionary War.
They were forgotten not because Americans were being shallow at the time. America wanted to move forward and forget the worst thing that had ever occurred on these shores. Given the choice between dwelling on death for the rest of time, or life, America chose life and happiness, rather than an extremely horrible memory of standard European HATRED!
FACT: Pres. Andrew Jackson's mother died after serving as a nurse on a British prison ship.
Read the names on the monument. Although the list itself came from England, and is incomplete apparently, the names of these first Veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces, are apparently from all over the entire world. United States Merchant Marine website.
Never even buried properly until the 1800's.
Note that our national system of memorials and monuments today, was not yet organized and maintained when the discussions for the Prison Ships Martyrs Monument were being held. In fact, this was one of the first moves in that direction. Normally, the Federal government had not been involved with such things in the past located outside of Federally controlled lands. (The state and local government erected and maintained memorials in those areas.)
The Prison Ships Martyrs Monument may be the only remaining national monument in the entire USA still maintained nearly exclusively by local and state government and other organizations. But this monument project was also one of the first such projects that the U.S. government was involved in.
Click on the British Prison Ship from 1775-1783:
The British Prison Ship by Philip Frenau, "Poet of the Revolution."
200th Anniversaryof the War of 1812 Coming Up.
Mr. Madison's War Examined Just from the U.S. Expansion Point of View.
According to another article at Wikipedia about British prison ships in general, especially the ones anchored along the Thames in or near London until the 1850's, were also probably used to house some American prisoners from the War of 1812, just as before.
How were the prisoners from the War of 1812 treated by Britain and the USA, both?
FACT: THE ANTHEM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAS CALLED, "THE BRITISH PRISON SHIP", and was written by Philip Freneau, a human rights activist. The rate of death of English captives held by the American Partiots, was nowhere near 70% or 80% dead. Note that hardly any of the dead Americans were ever actually condemned to death by any authority or court. But they died anyway under British captivity.
The story of these ships, and how they affected the formation of the USA as a rallying point by revolting British subjects, and newcomers to the revolutionary movement after it started, is also part of English and world history.
Is the Federalization of 14 Squabbling Independent Republics into One Federated USA, a Nationalist Conspiracy?
NATIONALIST? In 1776, I would also not have called Philip Freneau a "nationalist" for the cause of the internationally rapidly expanding USA, anymore than I would call Juan Manuel Barroso, a "nationalist" for the expanding greater-European cause in 2012. The amalgamation of 14 small squabbling republics into one "federated" larger country called the USA, eventually, was not a nationalist cause or act in the usual French, German, Spanish, Italian, British, Danish, Dutch, Czech, or Kenyan sense.
The USA is not like that, essentially. We are not a branch of England or France, though England and France are extremely influential and important to the USA, today.
In fact, I think I would call Freneau an internationalist in that he helped make wider the footprint of democracy and freedom over an increasing and wider swath of planet earth, than his political enemies were doing, the British, who did not want much freedom, liberty, and democracy in their new world which was being lost to U.S.
In fact, around 1774, democracy, freedom, and liberty in the USA were SHRINKING AWAY.
In fact, Frenau and Barosso belong together. But not with Hitler.
IS JUAN MANUAL BARROSO A NAZI???
ADOLPH, "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN", HITLER????
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Why have Americans never hardly everMore common in other parts of the world.
preserved our really old sailing ships?