Mass Murder and Slavery: White Monopolies? Hell, No!
by David Sims
IF BIG mass murders are something you attend to, there are a few of them that you might notice (but probably don’t). One of them is the mass starvation in Ukraine in 1932-33, ordered by Lazar Kaganovich, who happened to be Jewish. (The ADL wants us to say “happened to be Jewish.” I hope that I did it right.) Another is the Armenian Genocide of 1915, orchestrated by the Young Turks, a part of whose leadership, strangely enough, happened to be Jewish — most of those who weren’t Jews were Muslims.
If the historical practice of slavery is something you study, then I have some information for you. In antebellum America, slavery was practiced by the rich who wished to lower their production costs. Poor Whites hated slavery because it drove down the price of labor — back then slaves occupied the niche that illegal immigrants do today.
The US Census of 1830 found that 407 free Blacks in Charleston, SC owned slaves. (By 1860 the number had fallen to 125.) In the early 19th century, about 28% of free Blacks in the United States owned slaves, but only 1.4% (one point four per cent.) of free Whites did. On a per capita basis, a free Black was 20 times more likely to be a slave owner, as compared with a free White.
Just prior to the American Civil War, the two persons owning the greatest numbers of slaves in New Orleans, LA were both Blacks: Antoine Dubuclet (who owned about 100 slaves) and a widow named C. Richards (who owned 152 slaves). Both of them used slave labor on their sugar cane plantations. In South Carolina, Blacks such as Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry were among the largest slave owners, each owning 84 slaves.
Slavery became accepted as a legal practice in 1655, when a Virginia court agreed with arguments made by Anthony Johnson, a Black farmer who had sued a White farmer for the return of an indentured servant named John Casor. What apparently happened is that Casor found out that his contract of indenture had expired and that he was, therefore, due to be released from service to Anthony Johnson. But when Casor asked Johnson for his freedom, Johnson said no. Considering himself wronged by Johnson’s refusal, Casor simply walked away and got himself hired by a White farmer as a free hired hand. Johnson learned where Casor was working and filed a lawsuit. As the result of the civil process, Casor was ordered to return to Johnson’s custody and was denied permission to petition the court to redress Johnson’s extension of his contract on grounds that he had unlawfully left without first getting Johnson’s release. Hence, the first legally sanctioned slave was a Black man, and his owner was another Black man.
When certain people [many of whom were Jews — Ed.] who happened to own transoceanic shipping companies in Amsterdam, and in London, and in the port cities of the eastern United States, learned of this precedent for lifetime servitude, they immediately saw a business opportunity. And thus widespread slavery in the United States had its start.
If you’re blaming White people for slavery, then you’re blaming the wrong people.
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