Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beyond Juneteenth: LiveLeak Video Presenting Walter White's Classic Treatise, "Who Brought The Slaves To America?"

On June 15th, 2008, the Anchorage Daily News published a story about the local celebration of Juneteenth. The story focused primarily upon the social aspect of the event; very little information about the history of and rationale behind the occasion was presented.

According to the dedicated Juneteenth website, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin on June 19th, 1865, when Union General Gordon Graham arrived in Galveston, Texas with 2,000 troops and proclaimed the emancipation of American blacks, observance of this day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates black American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is considered a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. According to Wikipedia, 29 states, including Alaska, officially recognize it as either a formal state holiday, or else pay some official homage to it in one way or another.

Why is this significant? Because, to this day, much of the story of chattel slavery remains untold, and much of that which has been told has been distorted, oftentimes out of political correctness. Movies like "Roots" promoted awareness, but idealized the stories to one degree or another. In general, one common element to the stories is that Whitey was always the bad guy, even though not only were many slaves treated rather well, but that most slave owners actually developed a powerful economic incentive not to abuse their slaves and render them dyfunctional, particularly after importation of slaves to the United States was banned. At that point, the supply became constricted, and, with no similar curtailment of demand, the commodity became more valuable and costly.

While during our era, we understandably look upon chattel slavery with disgust and loathing, we must remember that a different mindset prevailed during previous centuries. We improve our own historical perspective by initializing historical events against the prevalent morality of the time frame in which they occur, as well as our own contemporary morality.

Through his research, Walter White learned that one particular ethnic group became disproportionately influential in the slave trade, and authored a short but incisive pamphlet entitled "Who Brought The Slaves To America". Yet not only does there seem to be no compelling interest in publicizing this anomaly, but it tends to be repressed by the elite. This 40-minute video version reveals the identity of this group and its significance.

The full text of "Who Brought The Slaves To America" can be read and downloaded HERE. Critics invariably denounce it as "anti-Semitic", but as Dr. David Duke points out in this 2004 essay, "anti-Semitism" has been corrupted, re-defined as anything the top Jews don't like, and used as a political weapon against the greater society. To illustrate this, ADL Director Abe Foxman has previously demanded that Christians renounce large parts of the New Testament in order to "placate" world Jewry.

Dr. Duke also discusses his take on "Who Brought The Slaves To America" HERE.

Hat tip to Mishko Novosel for revealing the existence of this video on the Vanguard News Network Forum.

1 comment:

  1. The annual observance of Juneteenth provides America with the greatest opportunity to bring about a constructive resolution to the issue of the enslavement of Americans of African descent and the continued racial conflict that affects the nation.

    Beginning in the year 2000, during the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance, the "3rd Friday in June" has been set aside as the date for the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement. The day was established in recognition of former Congressman Tony Hall's (D-OH) ground breaking efforts to pass a congressional apology for slavery on the "19th of June", Juneteenth, 2000 at the first annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance.

    While working closely with Congressman Hall, I learned first hand that America's slave legacy was still a very contemptuous issue for many Americans, who would rather ignore history then embrace the truth. Congressman Cohen's successful sponsorship of the House Apology For Slavery legislation has truly been a blessing to a nation that needs healing from the scars of slavery.

    We will celebrate the passage of the Congressional Apology of Slavery during the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement. We will also continue to celebrate the passage of Apology For Slavery legislation, along with Juneteenth state holiday and state holiday observance legislation until we reach all 50 states. Five states are presently on record with Apology For Slavery legislation.

    America needs healing from the legacy of slavery. The observance of Juneteenth in America affords the greatest opportunity for the nation to constructively deal with that legacy.

    I hope that we can all come together on the "3rd Friday in June" every year during the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement and celebrate as a nation the end of slavery on the "3rd Saturday in June" through the observance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America.

    Juneteenth is America’s 2nd Independence Day celebration. 29 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance, the District of Columbia, as well as the Congress of the United States.

    Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America!

    Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
    Founder & Chairman
    National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
    National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
    National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)