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    (From a back journalist) Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

    Don't make assumptions. Read the article in its entirety first. You might be surprised. The information contained here in is not for justifying or rationalizing slavery … they are simply historical fact, a thing too few people seem to be truly aware of.

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    Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School
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    A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked.

    Arab slavers took more Africans out of Africa and transported them to the Middle East and to South America than European slavers took out of Africa and brought to North America. Arab slavers began taking slaves out of Africa beginning in the ninth century -- centuries before the European slave trade -- and continued well after.

    In "Prisons & Slavery," John Dewar Gleissner writes: "The Arabs' treatment of black Africans can aptly be termed an African Holocaust. Arabs killed more Africans in transit, especially when crossing the Sahara Desert, than Europeans and Americans, and over more centuries, both before and after the years of the Atlantic slave trade. Arab Muslims began extracting millions of black African slaves centuries before Christian nations did. Arab slave traders removed slaves from Africa for about 13 centuries, compared to three centuries of the Atlantic slave trade. African slaves transported by Arabs across the Sahara Desert died more often than slaves making the Middle Passage to the New World by ship. Slaves invariably died within five years if they worked in the Ottoman Empire's Sahara salt mines."

    My name-changing friend did not know that slavery occurred on every continent except Antarctica. Europeans enslaved other Europeans. Asians enslaved Asians. Africans enslaved other Africans. Arabs enslaved other Arabs. Native Americans even enslaved other Native Americans.

    He accused me of "relying on white historians" who, he insisted, had a "vested interest to lie."

    What about Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist/historian/philosopher, who happens to be black? Sowell writes: "Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century.

    "People of every race and color were enslaved -- and enslaved others. White people were still being bought and sold as slaves in the Ottoman Empire, decades after American blacks were freed."

    Sowell also wrote: "The region of West Africa ... was one of the great slave-trading regions of the continent -- before, during, and after the white man arrived. It was the Africans who enslaved their fellow Africans, selling some of these slaves to Europeans or to Arabs and keeping others for themselves. Even at the peak of the Atlantic slave trade, Africans retained more slaves for themselves than they sent to the Western Hemisphere. ... Arabs were the leading slave raiders in East Africa, ranging over an area larger than all of Europe."

    I asked my friend if his anger over slavery extended to countries like Brazil. "Brazil?" he said.

    Harvard's Department of African and African American Studies professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- who also happens to be black -- wrote: "Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America. And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage. In fact, the overwhelming percentage of the African slaves were shipped directly to the Caribbean and South America; Brazil received 4.86 million Africans alone!"

    African tribes who captured other tribes sold them into slavery. For this reason, in 2006, Ghana offered an official apology. Emmanuel Hagan, director of research and statistics at Ghana's Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, explains: "The reason why we wanted to do some formal thing is that we want -- even if it's just for the surface of it, for the cosmetic of it -- to be seen to be saying 'sorry' to those who feel very strongly and who we believe have distorted history, because they get the impression that it was people here who just took them and sold them. It's something we have to look straight in the face and try to address, because it exists. So we will want to say something went wrong. People made mistakes, but we are sorry for whatever happened."

    Over 600,000 Americans, in a country with less than 10 percent of today's population, died in the Civil War that ended slavery. "While slavery was common to all civilizations," writes Sowell, "...only one civilization developed a moral revulsion against it, very late in its history -- Western civilization. ... Not even the leading moralists in other civilizations rejected slavery at all."

    And, no, after all this, my friend did not reconsider his name change.
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    Its been talked about for some time and blacks and their leaders are in some kind of denial over the facts. After obama was installed in the white house the blacks of this country for some weird reason embraced and supported Islamists and their agenda's and rejected the fact muslims cannot be trusted.
    There is more that has been going on within our government for the last 50 years or so that both blacks and none blacks are not told about like social engineering that has made this division we see to day.

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    Facts?

    We don needs no facts.

    We needs sum free shit.
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    All they want is cash....
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    The jews were slaves in Egypt; Moses was a slave. Right?
    Do these people so upset about the small participation in this in America, realize that slavery exists EVEN NOW?

    Do they even care about current slavery?

    Apparently not.

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    Slavery still exists but only one type is politically correct to oppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy in FL View Post
    (From a back journalist) Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School
    I'm going to guess "From a black journalist."



    Yes the actual history doesn't support the Leftist view of American Blacks as victims.
    Additionally, most indentured servants in the new world went to the Caribbean sugar plantations where an estimated 1/3 to 1/2 were literally worked to death.
    Slaves also had it bad, but needed to be kept alive to breed, since their children were also chattel.
    Nobody cries reparations for the descendants of indentured servants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Facts?

    We don needs no facts.

    We needs sum free shit.
    This!

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    Stefan Molyneux has a good video on the East/West slave trade. Dinesh D'sousa (spell?) also talks about the post Civil War situation; not everyone chose to read the memo about ending slavery. Was it Grant who kept his slaves, saying, "Good help is hard to find." ??...I can't remember.

    There are STILL slave markets selling Whites in the ME. Last I looked into it (about ten years ago), there were STILL slaves coming out of Sudan.

    Never seen any Liberal get outraged about any of THAT.

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    Ignorance and indignation go hand-in-hand. Three examples of arguments I’ve often encountered: the (so-called) Civil War and its aftermath; the economic theories of the founding fathers versus most moderns; the NWO and how it has influenced USA politics.

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    Thomas Sowell is one of my heroes. Walter Williams also speaks the truth. The dumbed down portion of the black community doesn’t want to hear the truth.

    I hope God raises up some additional “truthers” in the black communities. Many blacks don’t even know that they are enslaved by the mantra of the social justice people selling them down the river.

    We need to pray for our nation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacajawea View Post
    The jews were slaves in Egypt; Moses was a slave. Right?
    Do these people so upset about the small participation in this in America, realize that slavery exists EVEN NOW?

    Do they even care about current slavery?

    Apparently not.
    Caring about the slavery happening at this very moment would mean that they must get up and do something about it. Much easier to live in a bubble and bitch.
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    All they want is cash....
    ...and bling... don't forget bling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Facts?

    We don needs no facts.

    We needs sum free shit.
    That is certainly an important part of the problem, today, throughout wealthy western nations - and, particularly here, at home.

    Was professionally acquainted with an older Indian fellow (dot, not feather) who was born into extensive wealth in India, educated at well known British schools, and lived a life of material comfort - especially at one of his homes, in India.

    I noted how the house servants were essentially all slaves, of sorts - reasonably well treated, as it were; though, they were verbally abused by the "upper" class on a regular basis - often times, it seemed to be a way for the upper class folks to vent life's typical frustrations, by yelling at the help, and denigrating their efforts/performance.

    Discussing this with the acquaintance one evening, I was schooled in their viewpoints/beliefs of how important the class structure was, and how "souls" would incarnate into one of the five different classes in Indian society, paying a karmic debt by reincarnating as a servant, or, perhaps as an untouchable, for instance. I was told not to feel sorry for these folks, as their "pre-chosen" life-stations in Indian culture were a necessary part of their soul's evolutionary/development process.

    This deeply held perspective regarding the purposes of human life clearly showed a key differences between a Christian culture versus a non-Christian culture - eye opening.

    And, almost certainly, this "flavor" of explanation is still an important difference fueling much of the strife in the non-western world, today - particularly among those who believe in "cause and effect" versus "right" and "wrong."


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    ETA: As one ages, one's own personal contradictions/purposefully-held blind-spots become more apparent, insisting upon deeper examination, with an eye towards rectification and better informed understandings - the words, "old and wise," have always gone together - across all cultures and ages. Spiritual/cultural dichotomies are at the center of this universal challenge.
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    I'm not certain the average american education shares these "facts" in totality with their student bodies. I'm also not aware of outrage against the country that is still selling / enslaving people to this day. I still hold out hope that the PC climate is crumbling, and that we live in a time where a great number of paradigms will shift- and if we are blessed beyond all measure, we might even find an america where a citizen can become whatever his efforts and ability permit; he is judged by the content of his character, not the color of his skin; and justice is truly blind, and the rule of law is applied equally to all.

    Lots of corruption is due to be torn down and dismantled, so maybe something gooder will take it's place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jward View Post
    I'm not certain the average american education shares these "facts" in totality with their student bodies. I'm also not aware of outrage against the country that is still selling / enslaving people to this day. I still hold out hope that the PC climate is crumbling, and that we live in a time where a great number of paradigms will shift- and if we are blessed beyond all measure, we might even find an america where a citizen can become whatever his efforts and ability permit; he is judged by the content of his character, not the color of his skin; and justice is truly blind, and the rule of law is applied equally to all.

    Lots of corruption is due to be torn down and dismantled, so maybe something gooder will take it's place.
    That article was concise and to the points that matter. Damn, if I had the money, I'd run that in the newspaper. It's a great article thanks.

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    BRAZIL: Enslaved workers make charcoal used to make basic steel ingredient

    More than a century after Brazil became the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery, in 1888, nearly 1 million men and women work for little or no wages as forced laborers in Latin America, according to the Geneva-based International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency that tries to improve working conditions.

    Recruiters dispatched by slave-camp owners promise steady paying jobs, says Marcelo Campos, who runs the Brazilian labor ministry's Special Mobile Enforcement Group. Once at the Amazon camps, some workers are forced - at times at gunpoint - to work off debts to their bosses for food and clothing bought at company stores.

    At camps visited by Bloomberg News in Brazil and Peru, slaves live where they work, in clearings surrounded by miles of jungle. They make charcoal, mine for gold, log mahogany and clear trees for cattle pastures.

    The scene at Transcameta is primitive. A man stoops to light a pyre of wood he's packed into a kiln, and he winces from the smoke.

    Dos Reis, the laborer from Teresina, watches from the windowless shack where workers live, 100 feet from the kilns. "Sometimes it gets so hot in here you don't want to come in," he says. He coughs up a glob of black spittle.

    In July, he contracted malaria from the mosquitoes that swarm the camp, medical records show, and he gets exhausted early in the day and has to stop work. Twenty feet away, a man walks by a patch of ground covered with human excrement that serves as a camp bathroom.

    Three companies - Ford, General Motors and Kohler - say they didn't know that steel they were using was made from material produced with the help of slaves. Ford and Kohler have bought pig iron from importer National Material Trading, which is supplied by a charcoal camp that Brazilian officials say uses slaves. Ford and Kohler say they stopped buying pig iron from National Material Trading after being asked by Bloomberg News about the Brazilian findings.
    Good reasons to put the tariffs on imports.


    Can't leave out my favorite corporate abusers. Oh, what a feeling.

    Toyota didn't join Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and Honda on Dec. 4 when they announced plans to work together to train suppliers to avoid buying materials made by slaves. But a Toyota spokesman said it did change its decision Dec. 21 and joined the anti-slavery effort. (yeah, right...keep saying that, thought they said that in 2009)

    U.S. Customs records show Toyota's trading company, Toyota Tsusho's U.S. unit, bought at least seven shipments of pig iron from Usina Siderurgica de Maraba, or Usimar, in 2006. Usimar purchased charcoal from a camp where Brazilian inspectors in May found 22 people, including three children, who weren't being paid for their work. They were living in squalid shacks without electricity and plumbing, and drinking unsanitary water, the inspectors reported.
    I've come to the conclusion that corporate globalists and global socialists are one in the same. If blacks in this country were honest, they would stand behind Trump, as he is the only one doing anything. Still, that don't save the people in Brazil...or Burma...or even in Japan.

    Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

    Almost 46 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, two-thirds of them in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a study released Tuesday.

    The Global Slavery Index for 2016 said an estimated 290,200 people in Japan, or 0.23 percent of the population, are in slave-like servitude.

    This includes people trafficked for sex work or trapped in debt bondage and forced labor.

    “There are concerning reports of involvement of highly organized crime in the Japanese sex industry, with well-established links for recruitment into sending countries such as Thailand,” said report author Fiona David of the Australia-based nonprofit Walk Free Foundation.

    The report also reflects long-standing allegations that a state-sponsored traineeship program locks foreign workers in unrewarding labor in Japanese industry and agriculture.

    It said Japan is among the richest nations doing the least about the problem within its borders. It ranked Japan with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea in this regard.

    It added, modern-day slaves in Japan can expect about the same level of help as those in impoverished Myanmar and Tajikistan.

    Moreover, David said Japanese businesses are buying and selling raw materials and products from countries with extreme problems of labor slavery, such as Cambodia, Bangladesh and India.

    “Business and governments both have a role to play,” she said. “We call on Japan to enact laws . . . to ensure that companies and other organizations are held to account for their role in using forced labor in their supply chains, and to empower independent oversight.”
    African slavery in the U.S. is obsolete, but slavery is alive and well all over the world.

    History never repeats. Yep. Keep saying that.

    Meanwhile, drive that car, put the beer in that fridge, and take a seat behind that TV, and act like we have evolved. Not.
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    Ya wanna see slavery TODAY?? (ok come November?)

    Walk into your nearby mall. See all the young (good lookin guys and pretty early 20's to late teen girls??) selling the EXPENSIVE tchotskes at carts and booths? A MAJORITY of them are slaves. Not free to travel, 12 or 16 hour days 7 days a week, stay in apartments with half a dozen others, swap from one mall/booth to another on someone else's schedule, change their own schedule even a LITTLE BIT and they pay for it with bruises.

    Their "employers" hold their passports since they aren't from the States.

    Yes, there is slavery in the US. RELIC and I have bounced into these folks pretty much every year we have kiosked for the last 15 + years.
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    What was once called slavery is now known by the politically correct term "human trafficking." But calling it something else doesn't change the nature of what it is.
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    I was booted from a Classic Rock FB group for pointing out that without slavery, we would not have had blues music, and therefore no Rock & Roll...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    Thomas Sowell is one of my heroes. Walter Williams also speaks the truth. The dumbed down portion of the black community doesn’t want to hear the truth.

    I hope God raises up some additional “truthers” in the black communities. Many blacks don’t even know that they are enslaved by the mantra of the social justice people selling them down the river.

    We need to pray for our nation!
    I so agree about Sowell and Williams, very smart contributing men. As for the dumbed down portion of the black community, some are waking up.

    Not only do we need to pray for the dumb ass blacks there are plenty of dumb ass whites that need to be prayed for. I live in a small community with many fine people but many of them still see blacks as the n-word and use it liberally. It disgusts me, but where would I go to get away from it, back to New Orleans, I think not because it is a cesspool.

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