April 15, 2016

33 fun facts about slavery! (And should America apologize for it?)

Gavin McInnesArchive

Outspoken author Jim Goad ("The Redneck Manifesto") joins me for a truly fascinating, candid conversation about slavery. He explains that a lot of what we "know" about America's history of slavery simply isn't true.


"If America's wealth was 'built on slavery,'" Goad asks, quoting a favourite expression of leftwing activists, "why isn't there tremendous wealth in Sub-Saharan Africa today?"

Besides which, any wealth created by slavery was wiped out during the costly Civil War.

He says that by some estimates, America had just as many white slaves as black slaves -- two-thirds of whites who came to the original 13 Colonies came in bondage as indentured servants, and a large number didn't survive their seven-year term.

"We'll never see a movie about that," Goad adds.

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commented 2016-04-20 17:41:20 -0400
I still find it disturbing that somehow millions of southerners attended Church either lying to themselves or cravenly believing that it was okay with God to keep others of his creation in bondage. Just don’t get that.
commented 2016-04-16 14:56:43 -0400
well said steve fortin we are the forgotten and every special interest’s groups favorite whipping boys and after trudumb and his muslim brothers get through with us there will be even less of us,i despised trudumb # 1 but this new retard i truly hate with a passion , it would take all day to state his incompetence in only 5 plus months
commented 2016-04-16 10:27:24 -0400
Hi, I’m a white male in Canada. I go to work every day, like a good little citizen; about half of my pay goes right to the government and I get no say in that. The government does not represent me. It represents the special interests that funds them and gets them re-elected, they could care less about guys like me. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it to even get up in the morning. I try to take solace in one of life’s simple pleasures, a beer, but I’m forced to buy it at a legislated monopoly at an outrageous price; more tax out of me. Then I turn on the tv and watch as the media tells me that my kind is oppressing everyone. Really? I mean, REALLY?? I am so sick and tired of our culture of being the victim. If we really took stock, who are the real victims in our culture? Thanks Rebel for the soap box, I know that if I posted my little rant on that government news site, it would be censored, cause yeah, guys like me shouldn’t be heard.
commented 2016-04-15 22:49:29 -0400
@ John Landry

Too bad the British missed a lot of the “French” in Quebec.
commented 2016-04-15 19:59:41 -0400
It is ironic that the people complaining the most about past slavery are the ones who are eager to surrender our liberty. They will prattle on about literacy rates in Cuba, and ignore the fact that the government there controls what you are allowed to read. They want free university, while they strictly limit what can be taught or even discussed there. And they want free health care, in exchange for the government dictating how we eat.

There seems to be a basic human urge to return to the safety of chains, rather than face the dangers of freedom.
commented 2016-04-15 18:56:34 -0400
There is a huge difference between chattel slavery and indentured servitude. Indentured servants had some rights. Chattel slaves had as much rights as cattle.
commented 2016-04-15 18:27:26 -0400
The British locked up the French in their churches and then set fire to them 200 years ago. Should we go on and on about that?
commented 2016-04-15 18:23:53 -0400
Another important point is that if it wasn’t for the slave trade, the negros wouldn’t even be living in America, because their ancestors never would have even been brought over if it wasn’t for that industry.

They should be thanking their lucky stars.

Otherwise they’d be chucking spears right now, hunting bush monkeys for their next meal, which is what they still do over there nowadays to subsist, in many parts.

And even worse, they probably wouldn’t even be alive today, because it’s doubtful that they would have enjoyed the 100x population explosion in the last 150 years that they’ve enjoyed by living in a first world country like America.

By the way, if your’e a negro reading this… You’re welcome.

commented 2016-04-15 17:48:19 -0400
Gavin, perhaps a show depicting the Canadian Indians (oops, aboriginals) as slaves should be next. I think most Canadians feel that they have been paid back a thousand fold for the terrible injustices done them. I heard we should blame most of this on the Scottish.
commented 2016-04-15 17:35:10 -0400
Of course on the surface, all these lefty ‘struggles de jour’ look like misguided insanity but there is a reason why they are proliferated…. First Nation and Marxist ‘professor’ at UBC spells it out clearly in his book… “The aim of political activism is to enrage people to a point that they will get of their sofa and initiate the revolution… facts are not important..”.
commented 2016-04-15 16:01:05 -0400
I’m still pissed off about the Romans taking Celts into slavery. I originally wanted the Champ de Sole for restitution but not now since the Muslim throw backs have taken it, I’ll have the Cote de Jeur
commented 2016-04-15 15:49:43 -0400
Good guest.

We know what the end game is for these black movements.
They want freebies.

They don’t want an apology.
You can’t buy shit with an apology.

How do you extract freebies from a certain group?
The psychological tactic is to guilt them.
Humans have been doing this since the beginning.
The tactics still works on the weak, like children, the vulnerable, and the impressionable like Liberals

It’s not going to work on educated, critical thinking adults though.
Those tactics are seen as immature and cheesy.

But the guilt-trip tactics will never stop, because it’s all they know.

commented 2016-04-15 15:07:34 -0400
It was the way of the world back then and that’s how things got done/built. Who the hell do they think built the Pyramids? Egyptian slaves FFS. Oh, everyone wants to be the top dog, however, things get done by the servants. I’m here slaving away at my desk, but do you hear me complaining? In hindsight, they should have left them where they found them.