Subj:	Slavery
Date:	98-06-26 12:59:25 EDT
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Subject: Re: Reparations is the Answer
Date: Thu, Jun 25, 1998 14:09 EDT
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The Truth About Slavery

The history of America and of Western Civilization is not being taught 
as it should be in our schools and universities today. Historical facts 
are suppressed, and what is taught is distorted in such a way as to 
advance the world government agenda, with all inconvenient historical 
facts, knowledge of which might cause our young people to question that 
agenda, purposely left out. 

It is a tragedy of monumental proportions that our schools have been 
converted into "liberal" brainwashing institutions, though I do feel a 
sense of encouragement when I read that more and more real Americans are 
taking their children out of the public schools and teaching them at 
home. As regular listeners to this program know, the global elite that 
push multiculturalism push it because it undermines our national and 
racial sense of identity, and not out of any love or concern for ethnic 
minorities. In fact, it should be obvious to everyone that 
multiculturalism and globalism threaten the racial and cultural 
integrity of all peoples, not just White Americans. Nevertheless, 
because America is, or was until recently, a predominantly White nation, 
one of the primary ways that national disintegration is promoted by the 
destroyers of nations in this country is by the inculcation of White 
guilt for Black slavery. 

By recounting and emphasizing again and again the real and imagined 
sufferings of Black people under slavery, the White student is made to 
feel that his ancestors were cruel, morally retarded, and evil. They are 
made to feel that they owe Black people a nearly infinite compensation, 
since, they are taught, Black people's problems today are the legacy of 
hundreds of years of slavery for which White people are responsible. 
They are taught that the relative prosperity which we enjoy today was 
achieved largely by exploitation of Black slaves. Is it any wonder that 
thousands of our young people join Jesse Jackson in chanting "Hey Hey Ho 
Ho, Western Culture's Gotta Go"? Is it any wonder that they all too 
often reject our European cultural heritage and embrace all forms of 
alien styles of music, dancing, dress, grooming and slang, from Jamaican 
"rasta" to "gangsta rap"? Is it any wonder that White teenagers are 
committing suicide in higher numbers every year? They have received, in 
our public schools and colleges, not a "liberal education," but an 
education by liberals. They have been taught very well indeed - taught 
that they and their ancestors and their traditions and their natural 
feelings are worthless and an obstacle to be overcome. 

Now these liberal lies are easily countered by facts. The primary fact 
that must be emphasized is that many hundreds of thousands of White 
people were slaves in early America. In fact, White slavery was not only 
extremely common, but until the late 18th century it was far more common 
than Black slavery here. Also little known is the fact that living and 
labor conditions for Black slaves, bad as they often were, were usually 
far better than those for White slaves. 

At this point, many of you are probably saying "White slaves? What in 
the world is he talking about? Sure, there were White indentured 
servants and apprentices in colonial America, and maybe sometimes they 
were treated badly, but actual White slavery - that's something that 
disappeared with the Romans and the Vikings. And to compare White 
indentured servants to Black slaves is the worst sort of racist 
distortion of history!" 

Some of you are probably saying or thinking exactly that, and quite 
frankly to most of us the idea of White slavery in early America is hard 
to accept, schooled as we are by the controlled media and the 
liberal-dominated public schools. But researcher and writer Michael 
Hoffman has recently come out with one of the most earth-shaking works 
of historical research in the last decade, entitled They Were White and 
They Were Slaves. This program is based on Mr. Hoffman's original 
research into documents long hidden from the public eye and revealing a 
very different America from that presented in the controlled media. 

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(Following from TWWATWS) 

There is a history of White people that has never been told in any 
coherent form, largely because most modern historians have, for reasons 
of politics or psychology, refused to recognize White slaves in America 
as just that. 

Today, not a tear is shed for the sufferings of millions of our enslaved 
forefathers. 200 years of White slavery in America have been almost 
completely obliterated from the collective memory of the American 
people. 

Writer Elaine Kendall asks "Who wants to be reminded that half - perhaps 
as many as two-thirds - of the original American colonists came here, 
not of their own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, 
beguiled, and yes, in chains - ? ...we tend to gloss over it... we'd 
prefer to forget the whole sorry chapter." 

A correct understanding of the authentic history of the enslavement of 
Whites in America could have profound consequences for the future. Most 
of the books on White labor in early America use words like "White 
indentured servitude," "White bondservants," "White servants," etc. Few 
are now aware that the majority of these so-called "servants" were bound 
to a condition more properly called permanent chattel slavery unto 
death. The papers legally allowing the enslavement, called indentures, 
were often forged by kidnappers and press-gangs; and in cases where 
these papers did not literally specify a life term of servitude, the 
slave-owner had the legal right to unilaterally increase the length of 
the term on the flimsiest pretexts. The so-called "apprentices" or 
"indentured servants" had no say in the matter. These enslaved White 
people are, however, never called slaves by establishment academics and 
media spokesmen. To do so would destroy the myth of unique Black 
victimhood and universal White guilt. 

Today, with the massive concentration of educational and media resources 
on the Black experience of slavery, the unspoken assumption has been 
that only Blacks have been enslaved to any degree or magnitude worthy of 
study or memorial. The historical record reveals that this is not the 
case, however. The word "slave" itself is derived from the word "slav," 
a reference to the Eastern European White people who, among others, were 
enslaved by their fellow Whites, by the Mongols, and by the Arabs over a 
period of many centuries. 

According to Thomas Burton's Parliamentary Diary 1656-1659, in 1659 the 
English parliament debated the practice of selling British Whites into 
slavery in the New World. In the debate, these Whites were referred to 
not as "indentured servants" but as "slaves." 

In the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West 
Indies of 1701, we read of a protest over the "encouragement to the 
spiriting away of Englishmen without their consent and selling them for 
slaves, which hath been a practice very frequent and known by the name 
of kidnapping." In the British West Indies, plantation slavery was 
instituted as early as 1627. In Barbados by the 1640s there were an 
estimated 25,000 slaves, of whom 21,700 were White. 

This document records that while White slaves were worked to death, as 
they cost next to nothing, there were Caribbean Indians brought from 
Guiana to help propagate native foodstuffs who were well-treated and 
received as free persons by the wealthy planters. 

The Englishman William Eddis, after observing White slaves in America in 
the 1770s wrote: "Generally speaking, they groan beneath a worse than 
Egyptian bondage." Governor Sharpe of the Maryland colony compared the 
property interest of the planters in their White slaves, with the estate 
of an English farmer consisting of a "Multitude of Cattle." 

Lay historian Col. A. B. Ellis, writing in the British Newspaper Argosy 
for May 6, 1893, said: "Few, but readers of old colonial state papers 
and records, are aware that between the years 1649 to 1690 a lively 
trade was carried on between England and the plantations, as the 
colonies were then called, [a trade] in political prisoners... they were 
sold at auction... for various terms of years, sometimes for life, as 
slaves." 

Sir George Sandys' 1618 plan for Virginia referred to bound Whites 
assigned to the treasurer's office to "belong to said office forever." 
The service of Whites bound to Berkeley's Hundred was deemed 
"perpetual." 

Numerous documents from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and even nineteenth 
centuries reveal that these Whites in bondage certainly referred to 
themselves as slaves, and there are even records of Blacks referring to 
them as "White slaves." 

Did you know that the expression "kidnapping," (originally kid-nabbing) 
had its origin in the abduction of poor White children to be sold into 
factory slavery in Britain or plantation slavery in America? Did you 
know that the expression "spirited away" likewise originated with the 
White slavers, who were also called "spirits"? 

The White slavery in America was but an extension of the White slavery 
in the mother country, Britain, where the legal form of contracted 
indentured servitude and apprenticeship was maintained as a spurious 
cover for plain and simple lifetime chattel slavery. Particularly 
shocking was the enslavement of White children for factory labor. 
Children were openly seized from orphanages and workhouses and placed in 
the factories. 

In Brian Inglis' Poverty and the Industrial Revolution we read: "Here 
then was a ready source of labor - and a very welcome one. The children 
were formally indentured as apprentices... What happened to them was 
nobody's concern. A parish in London, having got rid of a batch of 
unwanted pauper children, was unlikely to interest itself in their 
subsequent fate... The term 'apprenticeship' was in any case a 
misnomer...." 

In Marjorie Cruikshank's Children and Industry: "many employers imported 
child apprentices, parish orphans from workhouses far and near. Clearly, 
overseers of the poor were only too keen to get rid of the orphans... 
children were brought (to the factories) like 'cartloads of live lumber' 
and abandoned to their fate... poor children, taken from workhouses or 
kidnapped in the streets of the metropolis, used to be brought down 
by... coach to Manchester and slid into a cellar in Mosley Street as if 
they had been stones or any other inanimate substance." 

White children worked up to sixteen hours a day and during that period 
the doors were locked. Children - and most of the mill workers were 
children - were allowed out only to 'go to the necessary.' In some 
factories it was forbidden to open the windows... The child 
'apprentices' who were on night shift might have to stay on it for as 
long as four or five years. They were lucky if they were given a half 
penny an hour. 

This was labor without any breaks - unceasing labor. When the children 
fell asleep at the machines, they were lashed into wakefulness with a 
whip. If they arrived late to the factory, talked to another child, or 
committed some other infraction they were beaten with an iron bar known 
as a "billy-roller," eight feet long and one inch and a half in 
diameter. Many were thus murdered, often for trifling offenses such as 
calling out names to the next child. 

Thousands of children were mangled or mutilated by the primitive factory 
machinery every year. They were often disfigured or disabled for life, 
then abandoned, receiving no compensation of any kind. Similar 
conditions obtained for enslaved White children on this side of the 
Atlantic, as what William Blake called "these Satanic Mills" spread to 
our shores. 

Historian Oscar Handlin writes that in colonial America, White servants 
could be bartered for a profit, sold to the highest bidder for the 
unpaid debts of their masters, and otherwise transferred like moveable 
goods or chattels... 

The controlled media focus exclusively on the enslavement of Blacks. The 
impression is given that only Whites bear responsibility for enslaving 
Blacks and that only Blacks were slaves. In fact, Blacks in Africa 
engaged in extensive enslavement of their own kind. Slavery was endemic 
in Africa, with entire tribes being enslaved through conquest on a 
regular basis. When Arabic, Jewish and White slave traders arrived on 
the coast of sub-Saharan Africa, they seldom if ever had to travel 
inland and fight or pursue their quarry. They were met on the coast by 
Africans more than willing to sell slaves to them by the thousands. And 
in America, records show that Black slaves were owned, not just by a few 
wealthy Whites, but by free Blacks and by Cherokee Indians. In some 
cases, these Blacks and Indians even owned White slaves. 

White slaves were actually owned by Blacks and Indians in the South to 
such an extent that the Virginia Assembly passed the following law in 
1670: "It is enacted that no negro or Indian though baptized and 
enjoying their own freedom shall be capable of any such purchase of 
Christians." The records of the time reveal that free Blacks often owned 
Black slaves themselves. 

In 1717, it was proposed that a qualification for election to the South 
Carolina Assembly was to be "the ownership of one White man." 

From 1609 until the early 1800s, between one half and two thirds of all 
the White colonists who came to the New World came as slaves. White 
slaves cleared the forests, drained the swamps, built the roads, sweated 
in the fields, and died like flies in hellish factories. Owned like 
property, they had no rights nor recourse to the law. Fugitive slave 
laws applied to them just as to Blacks if they should flee their 
masters. Black slaves were expensive, and though at times cruelly used, 
were not often used beyond the limits of human endurance. That would 
have been a waste of a costly investment. White slaves, however, 
consisting of the poor and unwanted "surplus population" of Britain, 
were available for nearly nothing, just a few pence for a thug to 
billyclub them and shanghai them aboard a westward-bound vessel. Thus 
they were expendable. 

Both psychologically and materially Whites in modern times are called 
upon to bear burdens of guilt and monetary reparation for Black slavery. 
This position is based entirely on enforced ignorance and the deliberate 
suppression of the record of White slavery in North America. 

Reparations? Welfare and affirmative action as compensation for past 
slavery? Leaving aside for the moment the very questionable idea of 
punishing the great-grandson for the sins of the great-grandfather, let 
us consider the principles involved. Far more Whites in America are 
descendants of White slaves than are descendants of slave owners. And 
considering the endemic nature of slavery in Black Africa, it is quite 
likely that a large proportion of Blacks in America have ancestors who 
were themselves slave owners. So let us hear no more of White guilt and 
endless payments and "affirmative action" to atone for the sin of the 
enslavement of Blacks. These endless payments themselves are a form of 
slavery. For good of all races and peoples, let us rid ourselves of 
slavery for all time. 

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We've talked quite a bit about one kind of White slavery on this 
program, the White slavery that existed in early America. But there
existed in early America. But there is another kind of White slavery, a 
modern kind of White slavery. It is the enslavement of our young 
people's minds. If we can get these facts to our young people, we can 
easily demolish the huge edifice of lies that now chains the minds of an 
entire generation of young Americans. Though the enemies of America own 
and control the major media, though they occupy the controlling 
positions in our education bureaucracy, they and their lies are still 
very vulnerable. They are vulnerable because the Truth is a very 
powerful weapon. Our young people may be degraded and disoriented by the 
miseducation they have received - but they have an inalienable genetic 
ability to think rationally, and the good instincts and common sense 
which nature placed within the generation of Valley Forge and Concord 
lies do

Most of the facts brought forward on this program were taken from the 
shocking and powerful book by researcher Michael Hoffman, entitled They 
Were White and They Were Slaves. They Were White and They Were Slaves 
gives us the historical facts that the Politically Correct education 
establishment purposely suppresses. Once the myth of universal White 
guilt and exclusive Black victimhood is exploded, our young people will 
be able to find the personal and national self-esteem and honor that has 
been systematically leached from their minds and souls by the vultures 
of the education bureaucracy. The facts in They Were White and They Were 
Slaves are extensively documented. Its bibliography alone contains over 
240 citations and references to primary historical documents. Its 
original research is unassailable. It is a much-needed and 
ground-breaking book - a book which has the potential to change the 
course of American history for the better if we can get it into the 
right hands - the hands of our youngsters. They Were White and They Were 
Slaves is available as our Radio Offer Number 25, to any listener who 
contributes $10 or more this week to keep this truth-telling program on 
the air. Just send $10 or more today, to National Vanguard Books, 
Department R, PO Box 90, Hillsboro WV 24946 USA; and remember to ask for 
Radio Offer Number 25. 

Until the next program, this is Kevin Alfred Strom saying never give up!