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Old 23-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by hobo View Post
Owed?( Sorry, I donĀ“t understand )
I guess she means owed?... As in the other race that supposedly enslaved you must pay the price by reparations and eternal guilt... e.g black hate on white for no just cause or reason. Blaming white people for slavery is of course utterly ridiculous because the vast majority, over 99% that is, of white people never owned slaves themselves in the first place, had anything to do with slavery, or profiteered from it in any way whatsoever. Yet the collective guilt always remains firmly on white people. Interestingly though around 70% of jewish families owned slaves according to their own historical records (which probably refers to the middle and upper classes and of course doesn't account for poor ghetto jews), plus they owned practically every slave ship that sailed. This isn't me being ''racist'' or anti-semitic, it's documented in their own books, which of course conveniently gets hidden from the trash history that the masses get to read. There's been a number of good scholary books and speeches that document how the jews ran the slave trade, that even name the ship owners and trace their ancestory back largely to a group of exciled Jews from Spain and Portugal known as marrano jews. Aaron Lopez (1731–1782), a Jewish merchant and philanthropist was one of the major players in the slave trade who later became the wealthiest person in Newport Rhode Island. Wikipedia unsurprisingly plays down his significant role in the slave trade, along with all the other Jewish merchants. It says ''The reason he was successful was that his business interests were so ''diverse'', though it does mention his role in the slave trade. Funny how hollywood never makes a movie about this isn't it. I take issue with anybody who blames white people for slavery, though I always allow for such ignorance, giving the lack of sound information and lack of quality in the ''education'' system.

Who Brought the Slaves to America?

By Walter White Jr., 1968

The story of the slaves in America begins with Christopher Columbus. His voyage to America was not financed by Queen Isabella, but by Luis de Santangelo, who advanced the sum of 17,000 ducats (about 5,000 pounds-today equal to 50,000 pounds) to finance the voyage, which began on August 3, 1492.

Columbus was accompanied by five 'maranos' (Jews who had foresworn their religion and supposedly became Catholics), Luis de Torres, interpreter, Marco, the surgeon, Bemal, the physician, Alonzo de la Calle and Gabriel Sanchez (1).

Gabriel Sanchez, abetted by the other four Jews, sold Columbus on the idea of capturing 500 Indians and selling them as slaves in Seville, Spain, which was done. Columbus did not receive any of the money from the sale of the slaves, but he became the victim of a conspiracy fostered by Bemal, the ship's doctor. He, Columbus, suffered injustice and imprisonment as his reward. Betrayed by the five maranos (Jews) whom he had trusted and helped. This, ironically, was the beginning of slavery in the Americas (2).

The Jews were expelled from Spain on August 2, 1492, and from Portugal in 1497. Many of these Jews emigrated to Holland, where they set up the Dutch West Indies Company to exploit the new world.

In 1654, the first Jew, Jacob Barsimson, emigrated from Holland to New Amsterdam (New York) and in the next decade many more followed him, settling along the East Coast, principally in New Amsterdam and Newport, Rhode Island. They were prevented by ordinances issued by Governor Peter Stuyvesant from engaging in the domestic economy, so they quickly discovered that the territory inhabited by the Indians would be a fertile field. There were no laws preventing the Jews from trading with the Indians.

The first Jew to begin trading with the Indians was Hayman Levy, who imported cheap glass beads, textiles, earrings, armbands and other cheap adornments from Holland which were traded for valuable fur pelts. Hayman Levy was soon joined by Jews Nicholas Lowe and Joseph Simon. Lowe conceived the idea of trading rum and whiskey to the Indians and set up a distillery in Newport, where these two liquors were produced. Within a short time there were 22 distilleries in Newport, all of them owned by Jews, manufacturing and distributing 'firewater.' The story of the debauching of the Indians with its resultant massacres of the early settlers, is a dramatic story in itself.

It is essential to comprehend the seaport of Newport. It is important in order to recognize the Jewish share in the Slave commerce. There was a period when it was commonly referred to as 'The Jewish Newport-World center of Slave Commerce.' All together, at this time, there were in North America six Jewish communities: Newport, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Savanuah. There were also many other Jews, scattered over the entire East Coast. Although New York held first place in the settlers of Jews in North America, Newport held second place.

New York was also the main source of Kosher meat, supplying the North American settlements, then the West Indies and also South America. Now Newport took over! Newport also became the great trade harbour of the East Coast of North America. There, vessels from other ports met, to exchange commodities. Newport, as previously mentioned, represented the foremost place in the commerce of rum, whiskey, and liquor dealings. And to conclude, it finally became the Main Center of Slave dealings. It was from this port that the ships left on their way across the ocean, to gather their black human cargo and then derive great sums of money in exchange for them. Read more here:
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