The story of slavery that mainstream media won’t tell you about, narrated by Candace Owens
Slavery was not “invented” by white people
The story of slavery did not start in 1619 when the first enslaved people came to Jamestown. It existed before then. It neither began in 1492 when Columbus discovered the New World.
In fact, when the intrepid explorer landed in the Bahamas, the native Taino tribe hoped he could help them defeat their aggressive neighbors, the Caribs.
The Caribs enslaved the Taino and, on occasion, served them for dinner. Slavery existed in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The word “slave” actually comes from the Slavs of Eastern Europe.
Millions of them — all white, by the way — were captured and enslaved by Muslims in the ninth century and later by the Ottoman Turks.
Slavery existed in the Roman Empire
Slavery was evident during the Roman Empire when they controlled the Mediterranean and most of Europe from the 1st through the 5th centuries. Slavery existed when Alexander the Great conquered Persia in the 4th century BC.
It was so common that Aristotle simply considered it “natural.” The enslaved person/master model was just how the world operated in the great philosopher’s day. Slavery existed during the time of the ancient Egyptians five thousand years ago.
As far back as we can go in human history, we find slavery. As renowned historian John Steele Gordon notes, from time immemorial, “enslaved people were a major item of commerce…As much as a third of the population of the ancient world was enslaved.”
White people were the first to put an end to slavery formally
In 1833, Britain was the first country to pass a Slavery Abolition Act. They were quickly followed by France, who in 1848 abolished slavery in her many colonies.
Then came the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
After centuries of human slavery, white men led the world in putting an end to the abhorrent practice. That includes the 300,000 Union soldiers, overwhelmingly white, who died during the Civil War.
Reparation for the slaves
Persistent lies we hear today to push a political agenda
Today we are never told to consider the murderous Persian Empire, the cannibalism of indigenous tribes of North and South America, or the heinous actions under the imperialistic Muslim, Chinese, Mongol, or Japanese Empires, to name just a few.
Human history is complicated. No race stands guiltless.
Instead, we’re told that slavery is a white phenomenon. Like all persistent lies, this lie spawns a bunch of other lies.
Creating a fantasy to push wokeism
On social media, I see extraordinary depictions of how Africans lived like pharaohs before Europeans came and laid waste to their paradise. I wish any of this were true. But it’s not. It’s a fantasy.
The truth is that Africans were sold into slavery by other black Africans. And in many cases, they sold for items as trivial as gin and mirrors. Whites didn’t go into the interior and round up the natives. They waited for their black partners to bring them black bodies on the coast.
Slavery is happening in Africa now
The stark reality is that our lives had very little value to our ancestors. Here’s the third thing you need to know. If you think slavery is a relic of the past, you’re wrong. There are some 700,000 slaves in Africa today. Right now.
That’s the lowest estimate I could find. Other sources say there are many more. For context, that’s almost twice as many slaves as were ever brought to the United States.
Child soldiers, human trafficking, and forced labor are conditions currently in the same sub-Saharan region where the transatlantic slave trade originated.
African bodies are being sold today like they were sold then—and no, they are not being purchased by any country of white men. Slavery, by any traditional definition, is practiced today in nonwhite countries…
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