The history of America and of Western Civilization is not
being taught as it should be in our schools and universities
today. Historical facts are suppressed, and what is taught is
distorted in such a way as to advance the world government
agenda, with all inconvenient historical facts, knowledge of
which might cause our young people to question that agenda,
purposely left out.
It is a tragedy of monumental proportions that our schools
have been converted into "liberal" brainwashing institutions,
though I do feel a sense of encouragement when I read that more
and more real Americans are taking their children out of the
public schools and teaching them at home. As regular listeners to
this program know, the global elite that push multiculturalism
push it because it undermines our national and racial sense of
identity, and not out of any love or concern for ethnic
minorities. In fact, it should be obvious to everyone that
multiculturalism and globalism threaten the racial and cultural
integrity of all peoples, not just White Americans. Nevertheless,
because America is, or was until recently, a predominantly White nation, one
of the primary ways that national disintegration is promoted by
the destroyers of nations in this country is by the inculcation
of White guilt for Black slavery.
By recounting and emphasizing again and again the real and
imagined sufferings of Black people under slavery, the White
student is made to feel that his ancestors were cruel, morally
retarded, and evil. They are made to feel that they owe Black
people a nearly infinite compensation, since, they are taught,
Black people's problems today are the legacy of hundreds of years
of slavery for which White people are responsible. They are
taught that the relative prosperity which we enjoy today was
achieved largely by exploitation of Black slaves. Is it any
wonder that thousands of our young people join Jesse Jackson in chanting
"Hey Hey Ho Ho, Western Culture's Gotta Go"? Is it any
wonder that they all too often reject our European cultural
heritage and embrace all forms of alien styles of music, dancing,
dress, grooming and slang, from Jamaican "rasta" to
"gangsta rap"? Is it any wonder that White teenagers
are committing suicide in higher numbers every year? They have
received, in our public schools and colleges, not a "liberal education,"
but an education by liberals. They have been taught very well
indeed - taught that they and their ancestors and their
traditions and their natural feelings are worthless and an
obstacle to be overcome.
Now these liberal lies are easily countered by facts. The
primary fact that must be emphasized is that many hundreds of
thousands of White people were slaves in early America. In fact,
White slavery was not only extremely common, but until the late
18th century it was far more common than Black slavery here. Also little
known is the fact that living and labor conditions for Black
slaves, bad as they often were, were usually far better than
those for White slaves.
At this point, many of you are probably saying "White
slaves? What in the world is he talking about? Sure, there were
White indentured servants and apprentices in colonial America,
and maybe sometimes they were treated badly, but actual White
slavery - that's something that disappeared with the Romans and
the Vikings. And to compare White indentured servants to Black
slaves is the worst sort of racist distortion of history!"
Some of you are probably saying or thinking exactly that, and
quite frankly to most of us the idea of White slavery in early
America is hard to accept, schooled as we are by the controlled
media and the liberal-dominated public schools. But researcher
and writer Michael Hoffman has recently come out with one of the
most earth-shaking works of historical research in the last
decade, entitled They Were White and They Were Slaves. This
program is based on Mr. Hoffman's original research into
documents long hidden from the public eye and revealing a very
different America from that presented in the controlled media.
(Following from They Were White and They Were Slaves)
There is a history of White people that has never been told in
any coherent form, largely because most modern historians have,
for reasons of politics or psychology, refused to recognize White
slaves in America as just that.
Today, not a tear is shed for the sufferings of millions of
our enslaved forefathers. 200 years of White slavery in America
have been almost completely obliterated from the collective
memory of the American people.
Writer Elaine Kendall asks "Who wants to be reminded that
half - perhaps as many as two-thirds - of the original American
colonists came here, not of their own free will, but kidnapped,
shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains - ?
...we tend to gloss over it... we'd prefer to forget the whole
A correct understanding of the authentic history of the
enslavement of Whites in America could have profound consequences
for the future. Most of the books on White labor in early America
use words like "White indentured servitude,"
"White bondservants," "White servants," etc.
Few are now aware that the majority of these so-called
"servants" were bound to a condition more properly
called permanent chattel slavery unto death. The papers legally allowing
the enslavement, called indentures, were often forged by kidnappers
and press-gangs; and in cases where these papers did not
literally specify a life term of servitude, the slave-owner had
the legal right to unilaterally increase the length of the term
on the flimsiest pretexts. The so-called "apprentices"
or "indentured servants" had no say in the matter.
These enslaved White people are, however, never called slaves by
establishment academics and media spokesmen. To do so would
destroy the myth of unique Black victimhood and universal White
Today, with the massive concentration of educational and media
resources on the Black experience of slavery, the unspoken
assumption has been that only Blacks have been enslaved to any
degree or magnitude worthy of study or memorial. The historical
record reveals that this is not the case, however. The word "slave"
itself is derived from the word "slav," a reference to
the Eastern European White people who, among others, were
enslaved by their fellow Whites, by the Mongols, and by the Arabs
over a period of many centuries.
According to Thomas Burton's Parliamentary Diary 1656-1659, in
1659 the English parliament debated the practice of selling
British Whites into slavery in the New World. In the debate,
these Whites were referred to not as "indentured
servants" but as "slaves."
In the Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and
West Indies of 1701, we read of a protest over the
"encouragement to the spiriting away of Englishmen without
their consent and selling them for slaves, which hath been a
practice very frequent and known by the name of kidnapping." In
the British West Indies, plantation slavery was instituted as
early as 1627. In Barbados by the 1640s there were an estimated
25,000 slaves, of whom 21,700 were White.
This document records that while White slaves were worked to
death, as they cost next to nothing, there were Caribbean Indians
brought from Guiana to help propagate native foodstuffs who were
well-treated and received as free persons by the wealthy
The Englishman William Eddis, after observing White slaves in
America in the 1770s wrote: "Generally speaking, they groan
beneath a worse than Egyptian bondage." Governor Sharpe of
the Maryland colony compared the property interest of the
planters in their White slaves, with the estate of an English
farmer consisting of a "Multitude of Cattle."
Lay historian Col. A. B. Ellis, writing in the British
Newspaper Argosy for May 6, 1893, said: "Few, but readers of
old colonial state papers and records, are aware that between the
years 1649 to 1690 a lively trade was carried on between England
and the plantations, as the colonies were then called, [a trade]
in political prisoners... they were sold at auction... for
various terms of years, sometimes for life, as slaves."
Sir George Sandys' 1618 plan for Virginia referred to bound
Whites assigned to the treasurer's office to "belong to said
office forever." The service of Whites bound to Berkeley's
Hundred was deemed "perpetual."
Numerous documents from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and even
nineteenth centuries reveal that these Whites in bondage
certainly referred to themselves as slaves, and there are even
records of Blacks referring to them as "White slaves."
Did you know that the expression "kidnapping,"
(originally kid-nabbing) had its origin in the abduction of poor
White children to be sold into factory slavery in Britain or
plantation slavery in America? Did you know that the expression
"spirited away" likewise originated with the White
slavers, who were also called "spirits"?
The White slavery in America was but an extension of the White
slavery in the mother country, Britain, where the legal form of
contracted indentured servitude and apprenticeship was maintained
as a spurious cover for plain and simple lifetime chattel
slavery. Particularly shocking was the enslavement of White children
for factory labor. Children were openly seized from orphanages
and workhouses and placed in the factories.
In Brian Inglis' Poverty and the Industrial Revolution we
read: "Here then was a ready source of labor - and a very
welcome one. The children were formally indentured as
apprentices... What happened to them was nobody's concern. A
parish in London, having got rid of a batch of unwanted pauper children,
was unlikely to interest itself in their subsequent fate... The
term 'apprenticeship' was in any case a misnomer...."
In Marjorie Cruikshank's Children and Industry: "many
employers imported child apprentices, parish orphans from
workhouses far and near. Clearly, overseers of the poor were only
too keen to get rid of the orphans... children were brought (to
the factories) like 'cartloads of live lumber' and abandoned to their fate...
poor children, taken from workhouses or kidnapped in the streets
of the metropolis, used to be brought down by... coach to Manchester
and slid into a cellar in Mosley Street as if they had been stones
or any other inanimate substance."
White children worked up to sixteen hours a day and during
that period the doors were locked. Children - and most of the
mill workers were children - were allowed out only to 'go to the
necessary.' In some factories it was forbidden to open the
windows... The child 'apprentices' who were on night shift might have to
stay on it for as long as four or five years. They were lucky if
they were given a half penny an hour.
This was labor without any breaks - unceasing labor. When the
children fell asleep at the machines, they were lashed into
wakefulness with a whip. If they arrived late to the factory,
talked to another child, or committed some other infraction they
were beaten with an iron bar known as a "billy-roller," eight
feet long and one inch and a half in diameter. Many were thus
murdered, often for trifling offenses such as calling out names
to the next child.
Thousands of children were mangled or mutilated by the
primitive factory machinery every year. They were often
disfigured or disabled for life, then abandoned, receiving no
compensation of any kind. Similar conditions obtained for
enslaved White children on this side of the Atlantic, as what
William Blake called "these Satanic Mills" spread to
Historian Oscar Handlin writes that in colonial America, White
servants could be bartered for a profit, sold to the highest
bidder for the unpaid debts of their masters, and otherwise
transferred like moveable goods or chattels...
The controlled media focus exclusively on the enslavement of
Blacks. The impression is given that only Whites bear
responsibility for enslaving Blacks and that only Blacks were
slaves. In fact, Blacks in Africa engaged in extensive
enslavement of their own kind. Slavery was endemic in Africa,
with entire tribes being enslaved through conquest on a regular
basis. When Arabic, Jewish and White slave traders arrived on the coast
of sub-Saharan Africa, they seldom if ever had to travel inland
and fight or pursue their quarry. They were met on the coast by
Africans more than willing to sell slaves to them by the
thousands. And in America, records show that Black slaves were
owned, not just by a few wealthy Whites, but by free Blacks and
by Cherokee Indians. In some cases, these Blacks and Indians even
owned White slaves.
White slaves were actually owned by Blacks and Indians in the
South to such an extent that the Virginia Assembly passed the
following law in 1670: "It is enacted that no negro or
Indian though baptized and enjoying their own freedom shall be
capable of any such purchase of Christians." The records of the
time reveal that free Blacks often owned Black slaves themselves.
In 1717, it was proposed that a qualification for election to
the South Carolina Assembly was to be "the ownership of one
From 1609 until the early 1800s, between one half and two
thirds of all the White colonists who came to the New World came
as slaves. White slaves cleared the forests, drained the swamps,
built the roads, sweated in the fields, and died like flies in
hellish factories. Owned like property, they had no rights nor recourse
to the law. Fugitive slave laws applied to them just as to Blacks
if they should flee their masters. Black slaves were expensive,
and though at times cruelly used, were not often used beyond the
limits of human endurance. That would have been a waste of a
costly investment. White slaves, however, consisting of the poor
and unwanted "surplus population" of Britain, were
available for nearly nothing, just a few pence for a thug to billyclub
them and shanghai them aboard a westward-bound vessel. Thus they were expendable.
Both psychologically and materially Whites in modern times are
called upon to bear burdens of guilt and monetary reparation for
Black slavery. This position is based entirely on enforced
ignorance and the deliberate suppression of the record of White
slavery in North America.
Reparations? Welfare and affirmative action as compensation
for past slavery? Leaving aside for the moment the very
questionable idea of punishing the great-grandson for the sins of
the great-grandfather, let us consider the principles involved.
Far more Whites in America are descendants of White slaves than are descendants
of slave owners. And considering the endemic nature of slavery in
Black Africa, it is quite likely that a large proportion of Blacks
in America have ancestors who were themselves slave owners. So
let us hear no more of White guilt and endless payments and
"affirmative action" to atone for the sin of the enslavement
of Blacks. These endless payments themselves are a form of
slavery. For good of all races and peoples, let us rid ourselves
of slavery for all time.
We've talked quite a bit about one kind of White slavery on
this program, the White slavery that existed in early America.
But there is another kind of White slavery, a modern kind of
White slavery. It is the enslavement of our young people's minds.
If we can get these facts to our young people, we can easily demolish
the huge edifice of lies that now chains the minds of an entire
generation of young Americans. Though the enemies of America own and
control the major media, though they occupy the controlling positions
in our education bureaucracy, they and their lies are still very
vulnerable. They are vulnerable because the Truth is a very
powerful weapon. Our young people may be degraded and disoriented
by the miseducation they have received - but they have an
inalienable genetic ability to think rationally, and the good
instincts and common sense which nature placed within the generation
of Valley Forge and Concord lies dormant within this generation
Most of the facts brought forward on this program were taken
from the shocking and powerful book by researcher Michael
Hoffman, entitled They Were White and They Were Slaves. They Were
White and They Were Slaves gives us the historical facts that the
Politically Correct education establishment purposely suppresses.
Once the myth of universal White guilt and exclusive Black
victimhood is exploded, our young people will be able to find the
personal and national self-esteem and honor that has been
systematically leached from their minds and souls by the vultures
of the education bureaucracy. The facts in They Were White and
They Were Slaves are extensively documented. Its bibliography
alone contains over 240 citations and references to primary
historical documents. Its original research is unassailable. It
is a much-needed and ground-breaking book - a book which has the potential
to change the course of American history for the better if we can
get it into the right hands - the hands of our youngsters. They
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Until the next program, this is Kevin Alfred Strom saying
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