“While slavery was common to all civilizations, only one civilization developed a moral revulsion against it — Western civilization.”-Thomas Sowell
The American educational system barely teaches history anymore outside of the two defining moments in world history—American slavery and the march to Black Civil Rights, and the Holocaust. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the fact that most of the marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge that fateful day on March 7th, 1965 in Selma, Alabama and again on the 9th were actually paid to do so—$100 a head (and you thought it was just George Soros who rented protesters!). Slavery, the defining characteristic of antebellum American society and the sole cause of the Civil War, was unique to the country, and a moral stain, like the Holocaust in Germany, so deep that it can never be washed away but for the entire nation to cease to exist, at least according to the history textbooks and the general Cult-Marx zeitgeist.
Yet most serious historians agree that approximately two-thirds of all Whites came to the colonies in some form of bondage. Over one million Europeans were held as slaves from the 1530s through the 1780s in Africa, and hundreds of thousands were kept as slaves by the Ottomans in Eastern Europe and Asia. (John Smith, for instance, had been a slave of the Ottomans before he obtained freedom and helped colonize Virginia.) In 1650, more English were enslaved in Africa than Africans enslaved in English colonies. Even as late as the early nineteenth century, United States citizens were enslaved in North Africa. Of the Africans who arrived in the New World, no more than 6 percent went to the Northern Hemisphere—virtually all of them went to South America. That trade was controlled almost exclusively by Jews. The Dutch West India Company, for example, was heavily financed by Jews, and a number of Jews relocated to Brazil to conduct business transactions there, chief among them the trafficking of slaves.
Slavery was practiced in the Americas before Columbus arrived. Many tribes would cut off a slave’s foot so they could not escape. Slavery, indeed, has been a fixture of human life since humans began to organize into sedentary societies (and probably before). It was really only the moral agonizing of European Christians over its existence that slavery was finally abolished in most parts of the globe. Slave-owning, as it was practiced in the United States, was not limited to only Whites, either. As Barbara Krauthamer helpfully points out in her book Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South:
From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes’ removal from the Deep South to Indian Territory. The tribes formulated racial and gender ideologies that justified this practice and marginalized free Black people in the Indian nations well after the Civil War and slavery had ended.
About 28% of free Blacks owned Black slaves compared to roughly 1.4% of White owners of Black slaves according to the 1860 US Census. The first legal slave owner in the United States was a Black man named Anthony Johnson. Quoting Henry Louis Gates, Jr.:
In a fascinating essay reviewing this controversy, R. Halliburton shows that free Black people have owned slaves “in each of the thirteen original states and later in every state that countenanced slavery,” at least since Anthony Johnson and his wife Mary went to court in Virginia in 1654 to obtain the services of their indentured servant, a Black man, John Castor, for life. And for a time, free Black people could even “own” the services of White indentured servants in Virginia as well. Free Blacks owned slaves in Boston by 1724 and in Connecticut by 1783; by 1790, 48 Black people in Maryland owned 143 slaves. One particularly notorious Black Maryland farmer named Nat Butler “regularly purchased and sold Negroes for the Southern trade,” Halliburton wrote.
The Chinese were importing slaves from Africa over one thousand years ago. Exempt from the recency bias by dint of the fact that they’re not White and that it does not align with the present ideology, Saudi Arabia and Yemen only outlawed slavery in 1962. Slavery is still common practice across the African continent from the open-air slave auctions in Libya to the enslavement by Muslims of Christian slaves in countries such as Mali and Mauritania. Qatar is literally building their World Cup stadium with slave labor.
Islamic slavery was historically extremely brutal. Most of the slaves (approximately 80%) sent east died, and the male slaves were castrated. As Dr. Bill Warner informs:
The relationship between Blacks and slavery is ironic. A standard approach of Islam to Blacks is that Christianity is the religion of the White man and Islam is the natural religion of the Black man. They add that Mohammed’s second convert was a Black slave, Bilal, who was Mohammed’s companion and the first muezzin (the man who calls to prayer)… Mohammed had many Black slaves in his household. One of his slaves was a Black man called, Anjasha. Mohammed owned Black slaves. It is that simple. His favorite wife, the child Aisha, had a Black slave. But to be fair to Mohammed, he was not a racist about slavery. He enslaved Arabs, Africans, and Greeks. Islam enslaves all kafirs, independent of race… Mohammed used his robe to shield Aisha, so she could watch Black slaves perform a martial arts routine in the mosque. The Hadith tells of a prophecy about a Black man bringing evil to Islam. Black men were prophesized to destroy the Kabah. But when Muslims preach to Blacks they only say that Islam’s first muezzin was a Black man. They don’t tell the rest of the story.
The criticism of Whites because of their being involved in slavery is standard fare in the media and the universities. Try to find a university that even teaches about the killing of 120,000,000 Africans for Muslims to profit from the 24,000,000 slaves. Blacks define themselves on the basis of slavery. They will not go beyond the White, Christian version of slavery. There is only one theory of history in the Black community—the West African Limited Edition version of history. Blacks will not admit the broad scope of slave history. Hindu slavery? It never happened. White and European slavery? It never happened. Slavery on the East coast of Africa? It never happened. A massive slave trade through the Sahara into North Africa? It never happened. Black, eunuchs at the Medina mosque? It never happened. This incomplete history of slavery is what the taxpayer funds in the state universities. How can Black leaders ignore Islam’s sacred violence in Africa? Why aren’t the Black columnists, writers, professors, or ministers speaking out? They are ignorant and in total denial. They are the molested children of Islam. Blacks are dhimmis and serve Islam with their silence. There is a deep fear of Islam that makes them overlook and placate Islam. Arabs are the masters of Blacks. One thing Whites and Blacks have in common is that their ancestors were enslaved by Islam, and both are too ignorant to know it.
It’s not just the Muslims who’ve been instrumental in the global enslavement and subjugation of Blacks and Whites alike; Jews have been active in the slave trade for millennia, from the Orient to the Occident. Using their massive fortunes accrued from usury during the Middle Ages, Jews were able to purchase an astounding 78% of all Trans-Atlantic slave trading vessels. Over 75% of Jewish families in Charleston, South Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Savannah, Georgia, owned slaves. Approximately 40% of all Jewish households in the United States owned at least one slave. The first slave owner in North America—Anthony Johnson—used a Jewish merchant named Samuel Goldsmith as corroborating testimony; thus, the institution of slavery in what would become the United States was legally enshrined on behalf of a Black man (Johnson) and a Jewish man (Goldsmith).
David Levy Yulee, the first Jew elected to the US Senate, was a plantation owner and slaveholder. Judah P. Benjamin, the second Jew elected to the US Senate, was also a wealthy plantation owner and slaveholder—and was one of the principal actors behind the actor John Wilkes Boothe’s assassination of President Lincoln; fearing prosecution, Benjamin was sponsored by Jewish Lord Rothschild to flee to the UK where he became a barrister and eventually Queen’s Counsel in 1872 while the Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was in office. John Wilkes Boothe’s father, by the way, was Jewish. Monsanto was founded by John Francis Queeny, husband of Olga Monsanto, who was the daughter of Emmanuel Monsanto, a descendant of one of the South’s largest slave-trading families. The vast majority of the land-swindles of the newly-freed slaves that went on after the Civil War were committed by Jews; most of the carpet-baggers unfairly maligned as “Yankees” were also—and often the same—Jews. The KKK was originally founded to combat this exploitation but quickly lost its way and began terrorizing Blacks.
The institution of slavery in the United States is certainly an important part of our history and was one of the primary sources of tension between the North and the South—but it was far from the only one. Further, the claim that Blacks “built this country” through their labor as slaves is empirically false. The true impact of African slavery on the construction of America is negligible. Not even the profits of slavery had any real hand in the developing of the nation, as less than 1% of the total capital invested during the period of industrialization between 1760 and 1810 came from slave traders. Slavery was not particularly central to the American experience past the period of White indentured servitude and de facto slavery, though Black slavery did form part of the Jewish “portfolio” of assets, which also came to include bootlegging during Prohibition, various snake oil products, and as the 20th century progressed the virtually complete domination of media and entertainment as well as financial capital.
We now find ourselves in the present age, where Whites remain unfairly scapegoated for a marginal practice in the United States but a practice that was nevertheless ubiquitous in human history; until Whites not only abolished it in their own lands, but also committed significant resources to curb its practice in other parts of the world and set up colonies for freed slaves. The independent state of Vermont was the first country in modern history to explicitly outlaw slavery in its constitution in the year 1777. Slavery was, however, banned far earlier in Ireland (500 AD, but returned in around 800 AD), the Republic of Venice (960), Iceland (1117, though it returned from 1490 to 1894), Korcula (in modern Croatia, 1214), Bologna (1256), Norway (1274), Sweden and Finland (1335), Poland (1347), the Republic of Ragusa (now Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1416), and Lithuania (1588). It was banned in France proper in 1315 by Louis X but continued in the south of the country for centuries after, and in France’s overseas territories until 1794, with a resumption in 1802 before a complete abolishment in 1818. Several Chinese emperors temporarily banned slavery, and Japan did so in 1590 as well (though they retained it as a punishment for criminals), but only Europeans framed the abolition of slavery in moral terms. Their repayment is that they now bear almost the entire blame for not only slavery but conquests and subjugations the world over as if people never knew war or conquest or slavery before the 16th century. This preposterous assertion is another discussion, but suffice it to say that the slavery narrative as it pertains to Western civilization exists solely as anti-White propaganda, as yet another distortion of history—one that is undergirded with a number of elaborate falsehoods—for the grievance mongers to hammer Whites with.
The truth, however, shall set us free.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://republicstandard.com/everything-you-were-taught-about-slavery-lie/