Thomas Sowell takes on the loathsome subject of slavery. The vast majority of readers of this blog agree that slavey is odious. The sole exceptions are Ducky and 167 who endorse its modern equivalent in Gulags.
Sowell points to world wide concept of slavery. Africans, Asians, Native Americans and almost every group under the Sun owned slaves. Slaves were a part of mans ancient history. Most of the time slaves were of the same race as their owners. Unlike popular fiction the TransAtlantic slave trade was often carried out by Black and Arab raiders who did the actual capturing and sold the Slaves to ships on the coast of West Africa.
The Arab slave trade lasted far longer and was far deadlier then the familiar translantic period. Castration and journeys overland produced high mortality rates. Nor was the trade in slaves limited to blacks. Muslims had plenty of slaves from the Caucus and other white areas. The notion that slaves under Islam or African areas were treated better is fiction. This is akin to the ancient myth that slaves in the South were part of the family.
Thus today we have the modern day know nothings of the Nation of Islam concocting a myth that Jews ran the slave trade. There were Jews and every other group involved in the Slave trade. There were plenty of blacks and Native Americans who also owned slaves. The fact that the NOI focuses on the role of Jews alone is more proof of the pathological Antisemitism of that group. Yet Farkhan and all the black followers of the NOI turn history on its head and ignore the Arab role in slavery. In fact where slavery exsists today we find the Sons of Allah reverting to form. What do the PC left define as racism . Israel a multi racial and religious solciety building a security fence to keep out terrorists. The black Sudanese sold into Slavery by Moooooslims gets scant notice except by religious Christians and Conservatives who have been complaining since the mid 1980's. Nor did the left say a word when Uganda expelled Indians and stole all their property. It does not saw a word when Mugabee steals white farms and lets his population starve.
The left has gotten a free pass on slave labor for too long. Gulag prisoners were modern day slaves created by Marx. The high mortality rates often produced worthless projects. Today Marxists avoid any discussion about Civil rights of gulag residents.
W-w-w-w-w-ell we were for civil rights for blacks in the 60's and against the Vietnam war. The fact that more people died in SE Asia after the USA left was just a minor detail. The fact that SE Asia remains a mess and a human rights cesspool is also a minor detail. We cared sooooooo much about the Vietnamese people that we ignored their failed attempts at Utopia. This Utopia is sooooo great people fled in boats risking their lives to get away from it. The similar fantasies about Cuba and the great medical care are common myths. Cuba is sooooo great people do the same. Communist societies are like prisons that require walls and guards to keep the slaves in.
The time has come where we should end our genteel treatment of the far left. We do not treat Nazis, Racial power goons and criminals with kid gloves. Jihadists and Communists deserve scorn contempt that we fail to heap on them.
Myth number one is that sedition is protected free speech. Sedition is a criminal act and not protected. Calls for domestic Jihad and revolution should be treated as sedition and dealt with apropriately.
Myth number two is that people can not be denaturalized. They can be denaturalized and deported as alternatives to incarceration.
Myth number three immigration is a right. No immigration is a honor the American people can grant the fortunate.
Myth Number four Free speech in the workplace is a right. This is also a myth as educators have a specific charge . Failure to perform is malfeasence and cause for termination.
Mr Beamish in 08 the Georgetown elite are packing for Canada, Ducky to the Chopping Block and 167 relegated to oblivion on a site with zero comments
On Deck more Sowell on the real history of the slave trade.