Skip to comments.Human Rights Watch: Covering up an Arab Trade in Black Slaves
Posted on 01/06/2011 7:52:25 PM PST by Nachum
Friends of Israel have long fumed over what they felt was the human rights communitys disproportionate and unfair criticism of the Jewish state: Major rights organizations typically portray Israel as among the cruelest of nations, while this planets actual dictatorships and tyrannies get wrist slaps. (snip) In October, Robert L. Bernstein, HRWs founder and a former chairman, blasted his own organization in The New York Times for obsessively focusing on Israel, while ignoring authoritarian Arab and Iranian regimes and terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas.
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Some of this could be palm greasing (as in petroleum), the rest of it the same old same old illogical rage at the Jews.
I think anyone who has traveled to Arab States, has seen foreign women brought in from Indonesia, Phillipines, Pakistan to work for wealthier families. I don’t think they use the word ‘slaves’, maybe servants, even though they don’t get but a pittance, and sometimes are beaten. They are not JUST black, they come in all ethnic types.
Let me make it clear right up front: I am NOT a racist. I supported Herman Cain in his run for the Senate. And if he ever runs again, I would probably support him again (and hes recently begun to talk about just that).
I also consider Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams two of the finest economists and minds extant today. In case you dont know them, both are black.
Sowell, Williams and Cain among others — have spoken out against those fellow blacks who castigate and vilify America for a slavery now long in our past. And ALL thinking men and women oppose the periodic calls for reparations. (When he ran, I supported Alan Keyes. I even spoke in his stead on the RTKABA at a Capitol rally and was asked to fill in for him on his radio show at the time. Sadly, while I still consider Alan a good man, I have had to rethink my support since he came out FOR reparations.)
The fact is that the modern descendants of slaves brought here in chains in admittedly miserable, soul-gutting conditions now calling for reparations need to remember something:
They should not only be glad to be in America, they should be glad to be ANYWHERE!
Had their ancestors NOT been brought OUT of Africa many by Muslim slave raiders —the blood of those ancestors would have run into the earth over there several centuries ago, victims of the OTHER black tribes that captured them in one of the interminable tribal conflicts STILL ravaging that sad continent and these modern day would-be “plaintiffs” would not even exist.
And I would remind you that slavery is STILL practiced in parts of Africa (mainly by American BLACK muslims LISTEN UP!! — MUSLIMS) and Asia today. How ironic that disgruntled American blacks are embracing a system that participated mightily in their initial bondage and would, if Islam takes root here, probably put any who cling to their Christianity back INTO BONDAGE or to the sword.
95% of the African slaves who were transported across the Atlantic went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions, and that less than 5% of the slaves who crossed the Atlantic went to the United States, it was remarkable that the vast majority of academic research, films, books and articles concerning the slave trade concentrated only on the American involvement, as though slavery was a uniquely American aberration.
And should the great-great-great grandchildren of SLAVE OWNING BLACKS also be subject to PAYING these reparations? If so, how do we find THEM?
And I have traced MY family back to the SLAVS. Although the term looks to be related to slave, depending on your source, it either means glory or worshipper. But my family research indicates that many of my of my ancestors LIVED lives of virtual slavery to some despot or other. Do I qualify for reparations? From whom?? And it begs a question: Are most of us now living here headed into a modern form off that servitude? But thats a topic for another discussion.
The official US Census of 1830 lists 3,775 free blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves. Furthermore, the story outlines the history of slavery here, and the first slave owner, the Father of American slavery, was Mr Anthony Johnson, of Northampton, Virginia. His slave was John Casor, the first slave for life. Both were black Africans. The story is very readable, and outlines cases of free black women owning their husbands, free black parents selling their children into slavery to white owners, and absentee free black slave owners, who leased their slaves to plantation owners.
-”Selling Poor Steven”, American Heritage Magazine, Feb/Mar 1993 (Vol. 441) p 90
Of course, a full telling of Black History would not be complete without a recitation of the origin of slavery in the Virginia colony:
Virginia, Guide to The Old Dominion, WPA Writers’ Program, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940, p. 378
And the holier-than-thou Northern liberals are strangely silent on recent archeological evidence from NEW YORK CITY clearly tracing the financing of the slave trade to NORTHERN BUSINESSMEN!!
At the height of his remarkable boxing career, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay), once declared Im glad my great-grandpa got on that boat.
And speaking of ancestors, my paternal grandmothers daddy joined with the 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry early in the War Between the States (reupped twice) and fought on the Union side at Chickamauga, Vicksburg, Jackson then joined up with Sherman for that infamous march to the sea through Georgia. My wifes great-great grandpappy ALSO fought for the Union. While I revere the memory of my ancestors, inasmuch as that conflict was less about slavery than it was the economic exploitation and abuse of the South by the North, I fear they MAY have been on the wrong side.
Author Robert Hitt Neill tells of attending a Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference years ago with several other authors. Among them was Alex Hailey, celebrated author of Roots. Watching a TV news show, a group of them watched a demonstration in a Southern state against the Rebel flag incorporated into that states flag. The very next report covered a famine in Africa. Graphic images showed dead bodies, starving children with distended tummies and runny noses and dying people covered with flies, too weak to brush them away.
Mr. Hailey intoned in a low, serious voice, Every time an American black sees a story like that, they should find a Confederate flag and kiss it. He then pointed to the TV screen and continued, Because these would be me and my descendants, except for American slavery. I thank God that my family and I are here instead of there.
I don’t think it is PC to talk about Arabs being involved in the slave trading business for the last 1400 years. I know that mentioning the fact that the Arabs castrated all the male slaves headed towards muslum countries isn’t considered polite.
The thing being talked about above is worse yet... this is talking about chattel slavery, a la the antebellum American south. There is not even a pretense of “hiring.”
The slaves being talked about above aren’t being imported into wealthy, quasi-free societies where it’s possible that they or their progeny may evolve into full freedom.
The point of this article is correct.
Maybe the “human rightsers” could stop bashing the Serbs as well.
More generally, maybe they could stop ignoring the human rights of Christians and Jews, and stand up for them for a change.
And they could take a good look at themselves in the mirror, an see that they have become a tool of the New World Order (i.e., the elitist world-government crowd) and of the NWO’s muslim thugs!!!!
May I suggest, “Escape from Slavery,” by Francis Bok, a very revealing story about a Somali boy who succeeded in escaping from his Arab masters after ten years of slavery? Yes, Virginia, Slavery is still extant today and it ain’t the Western, English-speaking nations that are responsible.
That was an awesome post!!!
I think I will have to get that book, “Selling poor Steven”.
Thank you for your post.
Whites, as a group, are treated as the singular race that is perpetually and hopelessly oppressive throughout history but this is definitely not the case.
Whites are treated as irredeemably oppressive as if no homage or act can raise a white person to an acceptable civilized level.
Championing the ideas of Sowell, Williams and the candidacy of Cain can help whites in the same way it helps everyone.
Interesting that the negroes real problems started when they were freed from slavery.
All of the ‘complaints’ I have ever read were about incidents that occurred AFTER the Civil War, and most of them occurred in the 50’s and 60’s.
And their solution is not the elimination of slavery, but just fighting over who gets to be the new plantation owner.