Think you know about slavery? You don’t. A repost


I first posted this back in July 2015 but given the nonsense transpiring now I felt compelled to once again review the facts about slavery. Slavery was NOT created in the colonies. It was imported to the colonies from Africa. The Dutch went to Africa originally seeking gold and were paid in gold for transporting African slaves from one African port to another for black African slave owners. It’s all here and a lot of it will be uncomfortable to many.

west africa slave trade


Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon– when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial:

CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to “rethink” tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence.
She reminded, “There is a monument of him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asked for that to come down.” At first, Lemon asserted that the comparison was not “equal” and that Jefferson “was a part of the entire United States.” He then added, “There may come a day when we may want to rethink Jefferson, I don’t if we should do that. But when we get to that point, I’ll be happy to partake in that particular discussion.”

And so will I.

I’d already warned about this and I got to watch it take place. With each passing day liberals become more and more like ISIS- seeking to purge history of anything they deem politically incorrect according to THEIR version of politically correct history. Let’s go back and look at how slavery came to be. Here are some hard facts.

Thomas Jefferson had nothing but contempt for slavery:

Thomas Jefferson was a consistent opponent of slavery his whole life. Calling it a “moral depravity” and a “hideous blot,” he believed that slavery presented the greatest threat to the survival of the new American nation. Jefferson also thought that slavery was contrary to the laws of nature, which decreed that everyone had a right to personal liberty. These views were radical in a world where unfree labor was the norm.
At the time of the American Revolution, Jefferson was actively involved in legislation that he hoped would result in slavery’s abolition. In 1778, he drafted a Virginia law that prohibited the importation of enslaved Africans. In 1784, he proposed an ordinance that would ban slavery in the Northwest territories. But Jefferson always maintained that the decision to emancipate slaves would have to be part of a democratic process; abolition would be stymied until slaveowners consented to free their human property together in a large-scale act of emancipation. To Jefferson, it was anti-democratic and contrary to the principles of the American Revolution for the federal government to enact abolition or for only a few planters to free their slaves.

But don’t blame Jefferson for slavery. Don’t blame the Founding Fathers for slavery. They didn’t invent slavery, although MSNBC and CNN would have you believe they did.

Blame the Sumerians.

Slavery wasn’t invented in Africa. It’s probably a Mesopotamian concept, practiced in Sumeria for millennia before it was seen in Africa. Slavery has long been a staple of Islam and Muslim countries. Islam is also indelibly intertwined with African slavery.

Black Africans were transported to the Islamic empire across the Sahara to Morocco and Tunisia from West Africa, from Chad to Libya, along the Nile from East Africa, and up the coast of East Africa to the Persian Gulf. This trade had been well entrenched for over 600 years before Europeans arrived, and had driven the rapid expansion of Islam across North Africa.
By the time of the Ottoman Empire, the majority of slaves were obtained by raiding in Africa. Russian expansion had put an end to the source of “exceptionally beautiful” female and “brave” male slaves from the Caucasians — the women were highly prised in the harem, the men in the military. The great trade networks across north Africa were as much to do with the safe transportation of slaves as other goods. An analysis of prices at various slave markets shows that eunuchs fetched higher prices than other males, encouraging the castration of slaves before export.

In the 1430’s Portugese explorers came sailing down the West coast of Africa looking to trade not for slaves, but for gold (Hence, the Gold Coast). Slavery was well entrenched in Africa by then. The Portuguese discovered they could obtain their desired gold by transporting slaves from one part of Africa to another- from one African slave owner to another. And:

Muslim merchants had an insatiable appetite for slaves, which were used as porters on the trans-Saharan routes (with a high mortality rate), and for sale in the Islamic Empire.

In contrast to the popular notions of TV’s Kunta Kinte and Hollywood, most of the Africans who were enslaved came from the interior of Africa where Europeans dared not venture:

A slave’s journey to a life of servitude often began in the interior of Africa with his or her capture as a prize of war, as tribute given by a weak tribal state to a more powerful one, or by outright kidnapping by local traders. European slave traders rarely ventured beyond Africa’s coastal regions. The African interior was riddled with disease, the natives were often hostile and the land uncharted. The Europeans preferred to stay in the coastal region and have the natives bring the slaves to them.

Dr. Alexander Falconbridge described how it went down (Ibid):

. . . During my stay on the coast of Africa, I was an eye-witness of the following transaction: a black trader invited a Negro, who resided a lit­tle way up the country, to come and see him. After the entertainment was over, the trader proposed to his guest, to treat him with a sight of one of the ships lying in the river. The unsuspicious countryman read­ily consented, and accompanied the trader in a canoe to the side of the ship, which he viewed with pleasure and astonishment. While he was thus employed, some black traders on board, who appeared to be in the secret, leaped into the canoe, seized the unfortunate man, and dragging him into the ship, immediately sold him.

More about the supply of slaves to the traders:

It is important to mention, however, that the supply of slaves to the Gold Coast was entirely in African hands. Although powerful traditional chiefs, such as the rulers of Asante, Fante, and Ahanta, were known to have engaged in the slave trade, individual African merchants such as John Kabes, John Konny, Thomas Ewusi, and a broker known only as Noi commanded large bands of armed men, many of them slaves, and engaged in various forms of commercial activities with the Europeans on the coast.

It is a fact that slavery was long endemic in Africa at the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade and it was employed by black Africans. What about in the US? Did free black men in the US ever own slaves?

You betcha. Let’s turn to our old friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War.

(H/T retire05)

And they weren’t really happy about having to part with them:

When New Orleans fell in late April 1862 to the Union, about 10 percent of these men, not missing a beat, now formed the Native Guard/Corps d’Afrique to defend the Union. Joel A. Rogers noted this phenomenon in his 100 Amazing Facts: “The Negro slave-holders, like the white ones, fought to keep their chattels in the Civil War.” Rogers also notes that some black men, including those in New Orleans at the outbreak of the War, “fought to perpetuate slavery.”

So for two hundred years blacks in the colonies and later the US owned black slaves. And it wasn’t just black men:

It would be a mistake to think that large black slaveholders were only men. In 1830, in Louisiana, the aforementioned Madame Antoine Dublucet owned 44 slaves, and Madame Ciprien Ricard owned 35 slaves, Louise Divivier owned 17 slaves, Genevieve Rigobert owned 16 slaves and Rose Lanoix and Caroline Miller both owned 13 slaves, while over in Georgia, Betsey Perry owned 25 slaves. According to Johnson and Roark, the wealthiest black person in Charleston, S.C., in 1860 was Maria Weston, who owned 14 slaves and property valued at more than $40,000, at a time when the average white man earned about $100 a year. (The city’s largest black slaveholders, though, were Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry, both of whom owned 84 slaves.)

According to Gates, free blacks even owned white indentured servants.

you know nothing don lemon

Some other facts:

Slavery was officially abolished in the United States in 1865.

The importation of slaves into the US was outlawed in 1807.

New Jersey sort of abolished slavery in 1804:

In 1804 the New Jersey Legislature passed “An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.” It provided that females born of slave parents after July 4, 1804, would be free upon reaching 21 years of age, and males upon reaching 25. Like New York’s, this law held a hidden subsidy for slaveowners. A provision allowed them to free their slave children, who would then be turned over to the care of the local overseers of the poor (the state’s social welfare agency in those days). The bill provided $3 a month for the support of such children. A slaveowner could then agree to have the children “placed” in his household and collect the $3 monthly subsidy on them. The evidence suggests this practice was widespread, and the line item for “abandoned blacks” rose to be 40 percent of the New Jersey budget by 1809. It was a tax on the entire state paid into the pockets of a few to maintain what were still, essentially, slaves.

But some slaves were held there until 1865.

Now, some questions.

Hypothetically- let’s say slavery never existed. You’re a black person who presumably would be born anyway. Changing absolutely nothing, where in Africa would you prefer to live over living in America? Would you prefer Guinea, Cameroon or Nigeria to the US, changing nothing of today? Please, stand up and say so.

Let’s talk reparations. I’ve never owned slaves. None of my ancestors ever owned slaves. Who should pay? Should we not do a DNA analysis and determine who the descendants of the black owners of black slaves are and demand they contribute toward reparations? Shouldn’t reparations be the responsibility solely of the descendants of slave owners, blacks included?

Angry about slavery? Why aren’t you as angry with the descendants of the Africans who sold other Africans into slavery as you are with white Americans most of whom had NOTHING to do with slavery?

Now let’s talk the Founding Fathers. They weren’t perfect but those white men wrote these words:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..”

“all men are created equal…” Hmmm

Now it took a while to mature, but these words were the most powerful words ever written. They weren’t written in Africa. They weren’t written in the Islamic empire. They weren’t written in Asia or Polynesia or anywhere else.

They were written in America. So were these:

…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

“…by their Creator…”

And a little later I’m going to tell you why liberals want these words stricken from the pages of history.

Fact: Slavery was long an African tradition when it was imported to North America. It was business as usual.

You think you know slavery? You don’t. Neither did I until wrote this.

Source for the map: Third World Atlas by Alan Thomas.


Slavery still exists in Africa today.

Top 5 African Countries Where Slavery Is Still Rampant

Slavery Today

Slavery in Africa is still alive

FACT: The blame for slavery being present in the New World derives from African slave owners. Perhaps it is the billionaires of Africa from whom reparations should be sought.

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//Blame the Sumerians.//
or in other words it almost certainly predates recorded history

Slavery and racism (whether based on race or culture) is as old as man itself.

Creole Indians held slaves as well. My wife and I, on vacation in Louisiana, toured a Creole plantation. Not only did they hold slaves, but they were particularly cruel.

Who should pay reparations? Democrats. Only those who support Democrat candidates, who have supported Democrat candidates because it was the Democrat party that supported slavery, defended slavery, created Jim Crow, created the KKK and implemented institutionalized racism across the South wherever they held power. Democrats lionized a Grand Kleagle of the Klan as a mentor and leader. In atonement, all they’ve ever done is blame others for racism and slavery. It’s no coincidence that every time Democrats compare election integrity laws to some evil historic reference, it is always something the Democrats were responsible for.

Want to end racism and hold the prime villains accountable? Target those responsible.

Trevor Tomas in American Thinker offered the folloing:
In 1840, item seven of the Democrats’ Party Platform read:

Resolved, That congress has no power, under the constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states, and that such states are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the constitution; that all efforts by abolitionists or others, made to induce congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political institutions.

In 1860, the secession of the southern states was based on the the continuation of slavery. the Knights of the Golden Circle envisioned expanding slavery into the caribbean, mexico and south america.
The demorats love and still support slavery. the gay muslin terrorist obama and the pedophile biden have sucked up to iran, the biggest slave trader outside of saudi arabia and turkey.

Someone should tell Trevor that it is no longer 1840.

Someone should tell you Democrats that the Civil War is over, slavery was ended, Jim Crow is no longer the Democrat law of the land, the Klan doesn’t control Washington (when Democrats are in power). You seem to believe all that is still acceptable.

Someone should tell Trevor that it is no longer 1840.

Someone should tell you for the 457,345 time that YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!! Figure it out, we know you are slow but enough already.

Sure. Someone should tell you it’s not 1983.

Actual Liberals vote Trump…because Trump has actual liberal policies and plans.

He did more for African Americans than Obama and Bush combined.

Hence the silly disinformation campaign.

Trump got 15% of the black vote in 2020.

Uh oh!!!! You’re chains are slipping, slaver.

Slavery is as old as man. The British continued what Vikings had accelerated during their invasions of the isles and Europe. There are numerous books which also deal with the fact that there were actually more Irish slaves (men, women, and children), brought to America than from Africa. The Irish also brought much lower prices than African slaves. There were many more times the number of slaves from Africa sent to Central and South America, (something like 12 million), than to America.

The left is attempting to rewrite history in America to foment, hate, resentment, and decay of the National Fabric. The Globalist senior bankers, along with huge multinationals, are funding the ‘useful idiots’, with Soros/Obama doing their bidding.

Ask where the word “slave” is derived from. It’s derived from “slav” because the white slavic people were enslaved so much thoughout history.

Now go REALLY crazy and compare the number of black slaves imported to the U.S. during the trans Atlantic Slave trade with the number of white European slaves taken to Africa during the Barbary Slave trade.

They make the trans Atlantic slave trade into a uniquely American sin, but those (ahem) racists in South America imported an order of magnitude more slaves than we did.

Slavery is the default condition of humanity.
The fact that, for a brief, glorious, moment, across a large part of the world, slavery has been almost completely eradicated is the anomaly, not slavery itself.

There were a few problems in the story, but most people wouldn’t know about the African end unless they had lived there. There is a small town on the Ogooue River in Gabon named Achouka where they have a little celebration. This is to celebrate in a small way where the slave traders got no further…coming from the east.
As it is obvious no one goes from the endemic slaving areas of East Africa across half a continent to bag a few slaves, the only conclusion is, and there are other examples to be had, that slavery was big business among the African people. Cross-continent infrastructure, markets, trails, etc…

Or consider that you are the king of Dahomey and you have some troublesome relatives or rivals up north. You need to get them out of your hair and here is this merchant from Portugal or wherever willing to take them off your hands. In exchange, you get goodies to pay off your followers but, most importantly, steel, copper, gunpowder, flints, and muskets. What’s the downside? For a long time, there was none. In fact, the strength of this and other African kingdoms was assured by the slave trade. I have hypothesized that at the end of the slave trade across the Atlantic, the wealth spigot dried up (end of the Triangle Trade), the African kingdoms weakened, and the Europeans were finally able to occupy West and Central Africa.
By the way, Binger noted the details of ongoing chattel slavery among African groups in the bend of the Volta as late as WWI.

Pour Moi Quoi…


Lemon is a total idiot him and all of CNN giviing us Fake News 24/7 and they continue to drop their ratings

Several things: Slavery has never been related to race(or color).
Of the total number of slaves that were sold (by other Africans) from West Africa, only 5% were sent to the USA.
Aprox 3% of whites in the AnteBellum South lived on a plantation with slaves, Free Blacks owned slaves at a rate of 38%, you may suggest this is because there was very few free blacks. In Georgia there were 3,500 free blacks who owned slaves (this article makes mention of the Free Black woman also).
Read about a very interesting woodworker, he was a Free Black, had quite a social status, and owned a dozen black slaves and also had white indentured servants for his woodshop.

Whoops, forgot to include the name of the Black woodworker, Thomas Day. Roy Underhill (Univ NC, and the TV show The Woodwrights Shop) had a great episode about Day.