The truth is the enemy of hypocrites, charlatans, those who want special favor and those who write “history” books.
Humans as a species do not like truth very much.
This morning I read a piece on ‘Black slavery in black Africa by black slavers’.
I thought I would pass it along, then decided to incorporate it into a longer piece covering slavery in general.
I object to slavery on a spiritual basis.
God gives humans free will.
This world is a school for souls to learn from their mistakes.
When you use slavery in any of it’s many forms so an individual is not free to make mistakes, to choose what they will do with their own life, where they will go, what they will do, one is interfering with God’s free will given the individual and the ability to choose to screw up.
It is by our screw ups the soul learns.
Some have to screw up more than others to learn the same lesson.
Slavery is as old as humanity on this rock.
As long as humanity is on this rock I doubt slavery can be totally eradicated on this rock.
Any “government” which says you can not do this or you must do that is a type of slavery.
Any “government” which taxes is a slavemaster.
As far back as humans can trace their history, when a war was fought, most times many of those on the loosing side became slaves.
In Romes wars often the conquered peoples were given to the soldiers of the Legions to keep as slaves or sell for profit.
Romes brothels were filled with men, women and children forced to prostitute themselves because they were slaves and their masters used their slaves selling themselves sexually for profit for their masters.
In medieval times when a King or country decided to make war or was attacked, along with the knights and mercenaries, the common farmer, the common man was forced to become a soldier in a war whether he wanted to or not.
A military draft is slavery.
In America the Indian tribes often made slaves of conquered people from other tribes.
The first slavery by Europeans in America was Indian slaves of the Roman Catholic Church.
In San Antonio there are several Spanish Missions which are big tourist attractions.
The Alamo revered in Texas history was a abandoned Roman Catholic Mission built with Indian Slave Labor.
San Jose Mission which is both a tourist attraction and still a operating Roman Catholic Church was built with Slave Labor by Indians made slaves against their will by the Church for Rome.
Excerpt from a 1924 Texas history text book.
A History of Texas Revised.
Page # 24-26.
“Life in the Missions,-
Early each morning all Indians in the mission were assembled for prayers; next they heard mass and a lecture. Each then went to his task, some toiling in the field, others working on the massive stone buildings, which were to take the place of the wooden structures. In the evening they had religious services. On going to their huts to sleep, they were locked in to prevent their escape. In return for their labor they were well fed and clothed, cared for in sickness and old age, besides being carefully instructed in religious doctrines. As the savages had lived as free as the birds of the air, such a life of confinement told severely on them. When one tried to escape-and many did so-soldiers were sent out to capture him. As the supply of converts came in too slowly for the work the priest wished to accomplish, those who were trusted were sent out to bring in others of the tribe. Force had to be used to make many do their daily task, but the priest were not cruel, treating them rather as lazy disobedient children. In this way sufficient force was obtained to irrigate the land for miles about the mission, to till the soil until the country smiled like a garden, and to erect the great buildings which are still the pride of every Texan’s heart.”
Another 1924 Texas History Textbook.
“The Indians were provided with comfortable cloths and food, and many efforts were made to teach them to read and write, to cultivate regular habits, to till the soil and to raise cattle. The greatest difficulty that early faithful teachers found with the Indians was to teach them to love to work.
Sometimes the Indians would work for a little gift, sometimes they would work for fear of punishment, but few Indians took up any line of work just for the love of work.
Laziness was an outstanding trait in the character of the early Indian.”
‘Life In The Missions’
“Each Indian had his own particular duty assigned to him, and he was required to preform it or be punished.”
“A high wall surrounded the mission, a heavy iron gate was locked at night, and the key was softly kept by the priest. So the enemies were kept away and the Indians on the inside were not allowed to get away.”
‘The Restless Indians’.
It was very hard for the Indians to learn to love God better than they loved their hunting grounds, and to unlearn some of the things they had learned before the white man came. They had been worshiping many gods, now they must worship just one God.
Sometimes the Indians were so restless that it was impossible to keep them at the Missions. Civilization seemed a burden that they could not bear. They longed for the deep, swift streams, their hunting grounds, their wild riding over prairies, and their old time life as free as the fresh crisp air. The priest understood the Indian’s nature, controlled them gently but always firmly, but in spite of all that the priest could do, the Indians would run away and, sometimes months would pass before a run-away Indian could be found and brought back to the Mission.
The Indians were punished for running away but they were never cruelly punished.
The men were punished publicly and the women were punished privately.”
‘TEXAS An Informal Biography’
“Even the Christianized Mexican Indians, who had been brought up from the South by the devout padres to be presented as examples of piety to the native Texans, were easily led astray by the teachings of the Apache savages. Specimens of them, who had been caught plotting and screaming against their Spanish benefactors, were always to be seen dangling by their necks from the ends of large beams protruding from the windows in the belfry tower of the Mission Church which still stands in what is now the Mexican city of Juarezs.
This plan of instilling the fear of God into the hearts of the Texas Indians by stringing up Mexican backsliders turned into so dismal a failure that after three bloody, turbulent years of it the Spaniards who had been conducting the experiment petitioned their Grand Council for permission to abandon Texas.”
So when you are visiting the “Historic Spanish Missions”, you might say a prayer for the poor Indian Slaves who labored under the whip and the multitude who died or were executed building them.
‘The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Paperback – April 18, 2017’
“Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of Natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors.
Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery—more than epidemics—that decimated Indian populations across North America. Through riveting new evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, and Indian captives, The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history.
For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African American slavery. It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed truly to see.
“The Other Slavery is nothing short of an epic recalibration of American history, one that’s long overdue…In addition to his skills as a historian and an investigator, Résendez is a skilled storyteller with a truly remarkable subject. This is historical nonfiction at its most important and most necessary.” — Literary Hub, 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade ”
‘The Irish Slaves: Slavery, indenture and Contract labor Among Irish Immigrants Paperback – October 28, ‘
“They came in the holds of overcrowded ships, packed in among cargo and animals. They were sold to others to work as hard and under as dismal conditions as their owners chose. They were taken to the West Indies, to Barbados, to the American colonies, and beyond. A familiar story, is it not? But these immigrants, derived of all personal freedom, were Irish, and their servitude started long before black slavery was common. Even among those not enslaved, many were treated nearly the same as indentured servants, or later as contract labor on the railroads, mines, and other dangerous tasks. Your eyes will be opened by this book if you dare to allow them to be, as you learn more of this nearly forgotten part of world history. NOTE TO READERS FROM THE AUTHOR: This book contains quotes from written works and documents that have spelling other than the standardized spelling we use today. I did not correct this spelling. These are not typos or mistakes, as some readers have thought. They are merely historical differences.”
‘White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America Paperback – March 8, 2008’
“In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock.
Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence, but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history.
This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.”
One of my 5th Great Grandfathers got crossways with the law in London and was shipped in chains to Virginia as a slave.
It is historically documented the yankee New York Khazarian Jews, (Jew is a religion, most members today who are Khazarians by ethnicity in no way descended or connected to the Hebrews except by religion) were the slave ship owners and most of the slave traders in America.
They ran rum distilleries, sold the rum to the Indians plus used it to trade to African chiefs to kidnap Africans of other tribes to be carried to America in the yankee Jew’s slave ships and sold into chattel slavery by yankee Jew slave traders.
‘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. Through the end of the nineteenth century, ongoing conflicts among Choctaw, Chickasaw, and U.S. lawmakers left untold numbers of former slaves and their descendants in the two Indian nations without citizenship in either the Indian nations or the United States. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara Krauthamer rewrites the history of southern slavery, emancipation, race, and citizenship to reveal the centrality of Native American slaveholders and the black people they enslaved.
Krauthamer’s examination of slavery and emancipation highlights the ways Indian women’s gender roles changed with the arrival of slavery and changed again after emancipation and reveals complex dynamics of race that shaped the lives of black people and Indians both before and after removal.”
‘Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860 Paperback – Illustrated, November 18, 2011’
“Most Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but this authoritative study reveals the extent to which African Americans played a significant role as slave masters. Examining South Carolina’s diverse population of African-American slaveowners, the book demonstrates that free African Americans widely embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they–like their white counterparts–exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses. Drawing on the federal census, wills, mortgage bills of sale, tax returns, and newspaper advertisements, the author reveals the nature of African-American slaveholding, its complexity, and its rationales. He describes how some African-American slave masters had earned their freedom but how many others–primarily mulattoes born of free parents–were unfamiliar with slavery’s dehumanization.”
‘Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South Paperback – April 17, 1986’
“In 1860, when four million African Americans were enslaved, a quarter-million others, including William Ellison, were “free people of color.” But Ellison was remarkable. Born a slave, his experience spans the history of the South from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. In a day when most Americans, black and white, worked the soil, barely scraping together a living, Ellison was a cotton-gin maker―a master craftsman. When nearly all free blacks were destitute, Ellison was wealthy and well-established. He owned a large plantation and more slaves than all but the richest white planters.
While Ellison was exceptional in many respects, the story of his life sheds light on the collective experience of African Americans in the antebellum South to whom he remained bound by race. His family history emphasizes the fine line separating freedom from slavery.”
Because of the lies of the yankees who brought slavery to America saying they illegally invaded the Confederacy to “free slaves”, I will remind or inform you the illegal 1860-1865 war crime invasion by the USA was for economic reasons to force the wealth of the South back in the hands of the thieving yankees.
I will add there were African slaves in USA states after there was no more Confederacy and it took the 13th Amendment to end African slavery in yankeeland.
What the 13th amendment actually did was transfer ownership of African slaves to the US Government as well as making slaves to the US Government of ALL non African humans in America as well.
Now, I will post the link to the article of Black slavery in Africa which got me started on this piece.
Before the USA murdered the Head of State of Libya and destroyed their country, the oil revenue was used to pay for houses for Libyans, free electricity, when a couple had a child they got several thousand dollars, all education was free as high as a person cared to go in University studies.
Today Libya is a bombed out desolate 3ed world shit hole where Africans are sold into slavery in Slave markets.
But on the bright side, they do now have a Rothschild’s usury “bank” to take care of all that oil revenue which used to make Libya the most advanced and highest standard of living country in Africa.
The Ole Dog!
‘Black slavery in black Africa by black slavers; Henry Louis Gates’