Fun with Slavery: Dark Spots in a Shining Sea of Twaddle

Much is written about slavery and its aftermaths. A large part of this is frenetically modified history issuing from people both excited and poorly read, a comic-book version apparently intended to support agendas of the impenetrably adolescent Left. A few points:

First, slavery was always bad, frequently hideous, much worse in the Deep South than in Tidewater or New York, and consequent to the same desire for cheap labor that now results in importing Mexicans and exporting jobs to China. Any notion that abuses were rare or exaggerated is twaddle. A vast amount of contemporary writing documents this. The best-known account of slavery in the South is is Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation by Fanny Kemble, a British actress actress who married a planter in, as the title suggests, Georgia. Also contemporary, and little known, Slavery as it is in America: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. An account of the horrific Northern variety is
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-JD

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5 Responses to Fun with Slavery: Dark Spots in a Shining Sea of Twaddle

  1. Kenny the Scot says:

    I think everyone living in the West today needs to be well acquainted with the history of Islamic slavery. A good book on the subject is White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa’s One Million European Slaves, by Giles Milton

    • Mike Papa says:

      Id add ALL “semitic” ppl were most of the slave traders. The Levy family owned generations of ships & “product”.

      Something one should consider when adding Judeo to the word Christian.

      • in reply to Mike Papa says:

        Mike Papa, what you wrote seems awfully un-Christian of you. Plus, you are flat-out wrong about the facts of Biblical history.

        The truth is that slavery has existed all around the world at different times and places, no society has been immune. However, ever since the Law was given at Mt. Sinai in 1313 BCE, the Jews have had specific laws against the mistreatment of slaves, and no society has done more to reduce or eliminate slavery.

        As for the Levites, they were not slave traders or even property owners. They lived in cities, supported by the community in exchange for their years of service at the Temple in Jerusalem.

        Perhaps when you seek to avoid adding Judeo to the word Christian, you should consider that without Judaism, there would be no Christianity. Bless you brother Mike, may God open your eyes and remove hatred from your heart.

    • ChuckN says:

      Not just islamic slavery but white slavery in general. The number of times I’ve had teachers and college professors tell ‘indentured servants’ weren’t slaves has been enough to conclude that there’s no semblance of historical truth anymore.

  2. Kenny the Scot says:

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