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REPARATIONS NOW

By Pete Moore On February 22nd, 2020

Economist Thomas Sowell writes: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.” This includes the huge role played by Arab-Muslim slavers.

As to the Arab-Muslim slave trade, Ghanaian professor and minister John Azumah helped set the record straight in “The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa.” In an interview about his book, Azumah said the following:

“While two out of every three slaves shipped across the Atlantic were men, the proportions were reversed in the Islamic slave trade. Two women for every man were enslaved by the Muslims.

Ghanaian professor and minister John Azumah said quite a few interesting things which are laid out in the link. Race/anti-white hucksters like to talk about slavery and the slave trade. Slavery into what is now the US was puny in scale compared elsewhere. So puny it barely warrants a mention.

22 Responses to “REPARATIONS NOW”

  1. Slavery into what is now the US was puny in scale compared elsewhere. So puny it barely warrants a mention.

    Disgraceful revisionism. Sowell is a true Uncle Tom for our days. I’m sure that Trump loves him.

  2. Interesting pov considering how over the top that the history of Western slavery is now being pushed as a political weapon by many on the left. And Mr. Moore I congratulate you on the headline.

  3. On a related theme, I was reading recently about Tamerlane (or Timur), who hailed from Samarkand in the 14th C and whose army burned, raped and looted its was across present day Khazakstan, Aghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, Syria and Turkey and all the way to Symrna on the Med coast. In each of the countless cities he captured, he massacred practically the entire population and formed their skulls into scenic mountains in the environs.

    It’s estimated that his campaign killed 17 million people, about 5 percent of the world’s population at the time.

    He’s now a hero in several of those -stan places. One of the Boston bombers was called after him.
    Christopher Marlow wrote a play about his exploits, and at a recent performance of the Renaissance piece in London a scene where someone burns the Koran had to be removed so as not to offend popular sensitivities.

  4. Who owned the slaveships and slave-markets of the lucrative trans-Atlantic transportation of black Africans to the white Americas? It’s a mystery 🙂

  5. Oh go on Allan put us out of our misery and tell us. None of us have a clue who “they” could be 😉

  6. Colm – it will always be a mystery to you, but Tyson Fury knows 😉

  7. Allan

    I thought that like Pete Moore your view of the slave trade was that it actually liberated Africans from a miserable life in the jungle to work in the American plantations, and that their lives and living standards were improved by the experience? So whoever owned the slave ships was surely doing the slaves a favour?

  8. Peter –

    Maybe you should say what you think, because you clearly have no idea what I think.

  9. Pete

    You are on record here as being a revisionist on the slave trade and this post is totally consistent with that revisionism. The revisionist view is that the slave trade wasn’t so bad, the blacks shouldn’t still be whingeing about it and the whites shouldn’t be in the least ashamed of it.

    If that’s not what you think I’s sure you will correct me.

  10. Consider yourself corrected. I don’t think any of that and have never said so.

  11. Peter, I do agree that whites of to day should not be ashamed for what happened 200 years ago, anymore than jews of today should be ashamed of killing Jesus.

    The Civil War corrected the injustice, and as Lincoln said, “every drop of blood drawn by the lash has been repaid with that OF THE SWORD.”

  12. The dominant black tribes, and the Arabs were hugely complicit in the slave trademark

    Some African scholars speak about this

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  13. I don’t think any of that and have never said so.

    Really Pete? Then why post this if not to minimise the issue of slavery in America? And of course your repeated expressions of support for the Confederacy in the Civil War are on the same page as this:

    Slavery into what is now the US was puny in scale compared elsewhere. So puny it barely warrants a mention.

  14. Peter –

    The point is to bring some perspective. The average person associates slavery with the Atlantic slave trade into what is now the US. In scale and duration this was small trade compared to others. From the link:

    “It is estimated that possibly as many as 11 million Africans were transported across the Atlantic, 95% of which went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions; only 5% of the slaves ended up in what we call the United States today.

    “However, a minimum of 28 million Africans were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. Since at least 80% of those captured by the Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave markets, it is believed that the death toll from 1,400 years of Arab and Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 million.”

  15. Peter,

    “Sowell is a true Uncle Tom for our days.”

    Disgraceful comment. I don’t agree with (or even read) all that Sowell writes but he’s clearly a smart conservative and strikes me as principled. Rather than address what he wrote (I assume because you can’t) you bring his race into it, as if it should come with a set of views.

    “I’m sure that Trump loves him”

    Sowell opposed the Trump candidacy in 2016.

    Not that it would have any bearing on anything if he hadn’t.

  16. Frank

    Here’s what Sowell wrote:

    “Economist Thomas Sowell writes: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.” This includes the huge role played by Arab-Muslim slavers.”

    To which a fair response (polite version) is “So what?” Just because slavery has existed forever doesn’t reduce the wickedness of the American slave trade, never mind the revisionists who want to sanitise it and are doing so on a dialy basis in the usual right-wing outlets. It’s a good example of the Overton Window in action.

    I’m aware that Sowell endorsed Cruz in 2016, but his comments on slavery play very nicely into the views of the race-baiter in the White House in an election year.

  17. Peter,

    No. Sowell wrote the part in quotes.

    “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.”

    He’s in no way arguing that the American slave trade wasn’t wicked, he thinks all slavery was wicked. His point (among others) was that it wasn’t just white people enslaving black people.

  18. What must always be emphasised in matters such as the trans-Atlantic slave trade is that…
    IT WAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JEWS

    But the damage done should be undone and, with $250,000 each, the Africans should return to Mother Africa.

    Of course, there would be no takers – it’s too good living with whitey

  19. he thinks all slavery was wicked. His point (among others) was that it wasn’t just white people enslaving black people.

    Sure

    But the American slave trade carried on until 1865, way beyond the so-called Rennaisance and so-called Enlightenment. The Romans did their slaving two millennia before Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lee went down to defeat defending the institution.

    So late slaving was clearly more wicked than early slaving, because we were supposed to know better by then. But Sowell lumps it all together, which is a de-facto get-out for the Slavery Revisionists, whose numbers are growing as the cause of white nationalism advances in the US, aided and abetted by the white nationalist in the White House.

  20. Robert E Lee fought to defend his native state of Virginia. He was an opponent of secession.

    Others defended the institutional of slavery As a reason for secession I don’t believe that he did

  21. Lee’s views on slavery were ambivalent at best and apologist at worst:

    “Several historians have noted the paradoxical nature of Lee’s beliefs and actions concerning race and slavery. While Lee protested he had sympathetic feelings for blacks, they were subordinate to his own racial identity.[75] While Lee held slavery to be an evil institution, he also saw some benefit to blacks held in slavery.[76] While Lee helped assist individual slaves to freedom in Liberia, and provided for their emancipation in his own will,[77] he believed the enslaved should be eventually freed in a general way only at some unspecified future date as a part of God’s purpose.[75][78] Slavery for Lee was a moral and religious issue, and not one that would yield to political solutions.[79] Emancipation would sooner come from Christian impulse among slave masters before “storms and tempests of fiery controversy” such as was occurring in “Bleeding Kansas”.[75] Countering southerners who argued for slavery as a positive good, Lee in his well-known analysis of slavery from an 1856 letter called it a moral and political evil. While both Robert and his wife Mary Lee were disgusted with slavery, they also defended it against Abolitionist demands for immediate emancipation for all enslaved.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee#Lee's_views_on_race_and_slavery

  22. Yes all of that is correct