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We Did Not Sell Each Other Into Slavery

Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The single most effective White propaganda assertion that continues to make it very difficult for us to reconstruct the African social systems of mutual trust broken down by U.S. Slavery is the statement, unqualified, that, "We sold each other into slavery." Most of us have accepted this statement as true at its face value. It implies that parents sold their children into slavery to Whites, husbands sold their wives, even brothers and sisters selling each other to the Whites. It continues to perpetuate a particularly sinister effluvium of Black character. But deep down in the Black gut, somewhere beneath all the barbecue ribs, gin and whitewashed religions, we know that we are not like this.

British colonial official with Islamic slave traders in Zanzibar. On the far right is Hamad bin Mohamed bin Jumah bin Rajab bin Mohamed bin Said al-Murghabi, more commonly known as Tippu Tip. He was the most notorious Islamic slaver. al-Murghabi died in 1905.

                                              

This singular short tart claim, that "We sold each other into slavery", has maintained in a state of continual flux our historical basis for Black-on-Black self love and mutual cooperation at the level of Class.

The period from the beginning of the TransAtlantic African Slave so-called Trade (1500) to the demarcation of Africa into colonies in the late 1800s is one of the most documented periods in World History. Yet, with the exception of the renegade African slave raider Tippu Tip of the Congo Arabs(Muslim name, Hamed bin Muhammad bin Juna al-Marjebi) who was collaborating with the White Arabs (also called Red Arabs) there is little documentation of independent African slave raiding. By independent is meant that there were no credible threats, intoxicants or use of force by Whites to force or deceive the African into slave raiding or slave trading and that the raider himself was not enslaved to Whites at the time of slave raiding or "trading". Trade implies human-to-human mutuality without force. This was certainly not the general scenario for the TransAtlantic so-called Trade in African slaves. Indeed, it was the Portuguese who initiated the European phase of slave raiding in Africa by attacking a sleeping village in 1444 and carting away the survivors to work for free in Europe.

Even the case of Tippu Tip may well fall into a category that we might call the consequences of forced cultural assimilation via White (or Red) Arab Conquest over Africa. Tippu Tip s father was a White (or Red) Arab slave raider, his mother an unmixed African slave. Tip was born out of violence, the rape of an African woman. It is said that Tip, a "mulatto", was merciless to Africans.

The first act against Africa by Whites was an unilateral act of war, announced or unannounced. There were no African Kings or Queens in any of the European countries nor in the U.S. when ships set sail for Africa to capture Africans for profit. Whites had already decided to raid for slaves. They didn't need our agreement on that. Hence, there was no mutuality in the original act. The African so-called slave "trade" was a demand-driven market out of Europe and America, not a supply-driven market out of Africa. We did not seek to sell captives to the Whites as an original act. Hollywood s favorite is showing Blacks capturing Blacks into slavery, as if this was the only way capture occurred. There are a number of ways in which capture occurred. Let s dig a little deeper into this issue.

Chancellor Williams, in his classic work, The Destruction of Black Civilization, explains that after the over land passage of African trade had been cut off at the Nile Delta by the White Arabs in about 1675 B.C. (the Hyksos), the Egyptian/African economy was thrown into a recession. There is even indication of "pre-historic" aggression upon Africa by White nomadic tribes (the Palermo Stone).. This culminated as an unfortunate trade, in that, when the White Arabs attacked, they had the benefit of the knowledge and strength of Africans on their side, as their slaves. This is a significantly different picture than the propaganda that we sold our immediate family members into slavery to the Whites.

It becomes a kind of racism; that, while all ethnic groups have sold its own ethnic group into slavery, Blacks can't do it. When Eastern Europeans fight each other it is not called tribalism. Ethnic cleansing is intended to make what is happening to sound more sanitary. What it really is, is White Tribalism pure and simple.

The fact of African resistance to European Imperialism and Colonialism is not well known, though it is well documented. Read, for instance, Michael Crowder (ed.), West African Resistance, Africana Publishing Corporation, New York, 1971. Europeans entered Africa in the mid 1400 s and early 1500 s during a time of socio-political transition. Europeans chose a favorite side to win between African nations at a war and supplied that side with guns, a superior war instrument. In its victory, the African side with guns rounded up captives of war who were sold to the Europeans in exchange for more guns or other barter. Whites used these captives in their own slave raids. These captives often held pre-existing grudges against groups they were ordered to raid, having formerly been sold into slavery themselves by these same groups as captives in inter-African territorial wars. In investigating our history and capture, a much more completed picture emerges than simply that we sold each other into slavery.

The Ashanti, who resisted British Imperialism in a Hundred Years War, sold their African captives of war and criminals to other Europeans, the Portuguese, Spanish, French, in order to buy guns to maintain their military resistance against British Imperialism (Michael Crowder, ed., West African Resistance).

Eric A. Walker, in A History of Southern Africa, Longmans, London, 1724, chronicles the manner in which the Dutch entered South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope. Van Riebeeck anchored at the Cape with his ships in 1652 during a time that the indigenous Khoi Khoi or Khoisan (derogatorily called Hottentots) were away hunting. The fact of their absence is the basis of the White "claim" to the land. But there had been a previous encounter with the Khoi Khoi at the Cape in 1510 with the Portuguese Ship Almeida. States Eric A. Walker, "Affonso de Albuquerque was a conscious imperialist whose aim was to found self-sufficing colonies and extend Portuguese authority in the East&He landed in Table Bay, and as it is always the character of the Portuguese to endeavor to rob the poor natives of the country, a quarrel arose with the Hottentots, who slew him and many of his companions as they struggled towards their boats through the heavy sand of Salt River beach." (Ibid. p. 17). Bartholomew Diaz had experienced similar difficulties with the indigenous Xhosa of South Africa in 1487, on his way to "discovering" a "new" trade route to the East. The conflict ensued over a Xhosa disagreement over the price Diaz wanted to pay for their cattle. The Xhosa had initially come out meet the Whites, playing their flutes and performing traditional dance.

In 1652, knowing that the indigenous South Africans were no pushovers, Van Riebeeck didn't waste any time. As soon as the Khoi Khoi returned from hunting, Van Riebeeck accused them of stealing Dutch cattle. Simply over that assertion, war broke out, and the superior arms of the Dutch won. South African Historian J. Congress Mbata best explains this dynamic in his lectures, available at the Cornell University Africana Studies Department. Mbata provides three steps: 1) provocation by the Whites, 2) warfare and, 3) the success of a superior war machinery.

There are several instances in which Cecil Rhodes, towards the end of the 19th Century, simply demonstrated the superiority of the Maxim Machine Gun by mowing down a corn field in a matter of minutes. Upon such demonstrations the King and Queen of the village, after consulting the elders, signed over their land to the Whites. These scenarios are quite different from the Hollywood version, and well documented.

It has been important to present the matters above to dispel the notion of an African slave trade that involved mutuality as a generalized dynamic on the part of Africans. If we can accept the documented facts of our history above and beyond propaganda, we can begin to heal. We can begin to love one another again and go on to regain our liberties on Earth.

Respectfully,

Oscar L. Beard, B.A., RPCV

slavery at the dawn of capitalism and the ideology of white supremacy

Slaves were denied any rights. Throughout the colonies in the Caribbean to North America, laws were passed establishing a variety of common practices: Slaves were forbidden to carry weapons, they could marry only with the owner's permission, and their families could be broken up. They were forbidden to own property. Masters allowed slaves to cultivate vegetables and chickens, so the master wouldn't have to attend to their food needs. But they were forbidden even to sell for profit the products of their own gardens.

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Africa Queen Nzinga Resistance

Ann Nzinga "Queen of Ndongo" (1582-1663)In the sixteenth century, the Portuguese stake in the slave trade was threatened by England and France. This caused the Portuguese to transfer their slave-trading activities southward to the Congo and South West Africa. Their most stubborn opposition, as they entered the final phase of the conquest of Angola, came from a queen who was a great head of state, and a military leader with few peers in her time.

 

The important facts about her life are outlined by Professor Glasgow of Bowie, Maryland:

 

"Her extraordinary story begins about 1582, the year of her birth. She is referred to as Nzingha, or Jinga, but is better known as Ann Nzingha. She was the sister of the then-reigning King of Ndongo, Ngoli Bbondi, whose country was later called Angola. Nzingha was from an ethnic group called the Jagas. The Jagas were an extremely militant group who formed a human shield against the Portuguese slave traders. Nzingha never accepted the Portuguese conquest of Angola, and was always on the military offensive. As part of her strategy against the invaders, she formed an alliance with the Dutch, who she intended to use to defeat the Portuguese slave traders."

In 1623, at the age of forty-one, Nzingha became Queen of Ndongo. She forbade her subjects to call her Queen, She preferred to be called King, and when leading an army in battle, dressed in men's clothing.

In 1659, at the age of seventy-five, she signed a treaty with the Portuguese, bringing her no feeling of triumph. Nzingha had resisted the Portuguese most of her adult life. African bravery, however, was no match for gun powder. This great African woman died in 1663, which was followed by the massive expansion of the Portuguese slave trade.

Some colonies encouraged religious instruction among slaves, but all of them made clear that a slave's conversion to Christianity didn't change their status as slaves.

Psalm 123:2 (New International Version (NIV)): As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.

Ephesians 6:4-6: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Ephesians 6:5:Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Ephesians 6:9:And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Colossians 3:22:Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

Colossians 4:1:Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Titus 2:9:Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

1 Peter 2:18:Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Slaveowners would read these verses to slaves as part of the worship services that they allowed (and controlled) as a means of encouraging the proper attitude among their slaves. Based upon these isolated verses, slaveowners claimed that the Bible supported slavery and taught slaves to be obedient to their masters.http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/7183511-biblical-verses-used-by-slave-masters-to-justify-slavery

Slavery Wasn't a Trade, It Was a Robbery and Genocide.Just like colonization.

Congolese women reality: Shackled together, enslaved in their own homeland, held as hostages until their men returned with enough rubber to make King Leopold and the Belgium people rich beyond their wildest dreams. While impoverishing and enslaving the native people.

Slave Runners

Zanzibar men ca 1900

The Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II hung thousands of Congolese citizens.

"Africans did not enslave themselves in the Americas. The European slave trade was not an African venture, it was preeminently a European enterprise in all of its dimensions: conception, insurance, outfitting of ships, sailors,factories,shackles, weapons, and the selling and buying of people in the Americas.

Not one African can be named as an equal partner with Europeans in the slave trade.

Indeed, no African person benefited to the degree that Europeans did from the commerce in African people...no African community used slavery as its principal mode of economic production. We have no example of a slave economy in West Africa.

The closest any scholar has ever been able to arrive at a description of a slave society is the Dahomey kingdom of the nineteenth century that had become so debauched by slavery due to European influence that it was virtually a

hostage of the nefarious enterprise. However, even in Dahomey we do not see the complete denial of the humanity of Africans as we see in the American colonies.

Slavery was not romantic; it was evil, ferocious, brutal, and corrupting in all of its aspects. It was developed in its greatest degree of degradation in the United States.

The enslaved African was treated with utter disrespect. No laws

protected the African from any cruelty the white master could conceive.

The man, woman, or child was at the complete mercy of the most brutish of people.

For looking a white man in the eye the enslaved person could have his or her eyes blinded with hot irons. For speaking up in defense of a wife or woman a man could have his right hand severed. For defending his right to speak against oppression, an African could have half his tongue cut out. For running away and being caught an enslaved African could have his or her Achilles tendon cut. For

resisting the advances of her white master a woman could be given fifty lashes of the cowhide whip. A woman who physically fought against her master's sexual advances was courting death, and many died at the hands of their masters. The

enslaved African was more often than not physically scarred, crippled, or injured because of some brutal act of the slave owner. Among the punishments that were favored by the slave owners were whipping holes,wherein the enslaved was buried in the ground up to the neck; dragging blocks that were attached to

the feet of men or women who had run away and been caught; mutilation of the toes and fingers; the pouring of hot wax onto the limbs; and passing a piece of hot wood on the buttocks of the enslaved. Death came to the enslaved in vile, crude ways when the angry, psychopathic slave owner wanted to teach other

enslaved Africans a lesson. The enslaved person could be roasted over a slow-burning fire, left to die after having both legs and both arms broken,oiled and greased and then set afire while hanging from a tree's limb, or being killed slowly as the slave owner cut the enslaved person's phallus or breasts.

A person could be placed on the ground, stomach first, stretched so that each hand was tied to a pole and each foot was tied to a pole. Then the slave master would beat the person's naked body until the flesh was torn off the buttocks and the blood ran down to the ground."

 

Molefi Kete Asante

"The African American Warrant for Reparations: The Crime of European


 

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41 Comments

Reply dmanofsteel
6:24 AM on December 9, 2014 
i don't care if they were or were not equal partners in the 'slave trade', i wanted to know if black africans participated in the delivering of other black africans to the white man- this article seems to suggest that this was the case.
Reply Steven
2:28 PM on November 25, 2014 
Indigenous? Are you sure? Then why do they have Neanderthal DNA and are descended from Asians?

Richard says...
Do you know anything about the Barbary Pirates? Or about modern-day slavery in Africa? Have you ever been to look at the caves in southern Africa, with images showing black people killing the indigenous San Bushmen? This article is so selective as to be meaningless as a piece of objective analysis. It is polemic, pure and simple.
Reply Richard
4:00 PM on November 14, 2014 
Do you know anything about the Barbary Pirates? Or about modern-day slavery in Africa? Have you ever been to look at the caves in southern Africa, with images showing black people killing the indigenous San Bushmen? This article is so selective as to be meaningless as a piece of objective analysis. It is polemic, pure and simple.
Reply atheist
9:11 AM on July 23, 2014 
Stupid american President Barack Obama!
Obama,s Slavers-biblical-inauguration with M. L. King,s Bible!!! Slavery and Racism in the
Bible! Obama,s biblical Racism in USA! Obama, he is biblical Racist!!!


Atheist 100%!!!
Reply atheist
9:02 AM on July 23, 2014 
Slavery in the Bible!
Slavery in USA and Germany to day, for 1 Euro per hour! Bible in Bundestag!!! Angela Merkel
believ in genocidal-slavery God of the Bible!
Reply GMJ
5:56 PM on May 22, 2014 
Tippu Tip's mother was Black-African who had been taken and raped by his father who was Portuguese. African slavery was the result of a genocidal invasion from Europe and one that had its roots to the time when the prehistoric European Palermo Stone first invaded Africa. Aside Tippu Tip, Africans did not sell their fellows to white slave traders. There were some who took prisoners following battles with hated enemy tribes and who then rather unwittingly turned over these prisoners to white Europeans in exchange for guns, but this was not even common. Once again, African slave trade resulted almost entirely from a genocidal European invasion.
Reply ct
4:58 PM on May 18, 2014 
@MustBeKiddingMe
"Hamad bin Mohamed bin Jumah bin Rajab bin Mohamed bin Said al-Murghabi, more commonly known as Tippu Tip. THIS MAN IS AFRICAN AND BLACK. HELLO! "
Yes indeed to u and me - he's AFRICAN. Tippu
Reply MustBeKiddingMe
2:39 PM on May 18, 2014 
"It becomes a kind of racism; that, while all ethnic groups have sold its own ethnic group into slavery, Blacks can't do it." uh, well whether you are right or wrong about what its called, didnt you just disprove your own theory that Blacks didnt do it? HELLO AGAIN!
Reply MustBeKiddingMe
2:29 PM on May 18, 2014 
You must be kidding me. After reading the first paragraph then looking at the first photograph its obvious the author cant distinguish a black man from an Arab.
...Hamad bin Mohamed bin Jumah bin Rajab bin Mohamed bin Said al-Murghabi, more commonly known as Tippu Tip. THIS MAN IS AFRICAN AND BLACK. HELLO!
Reply Brian
6:22 AM on April 11, 2014 
I simply want to point out that warring tribes - when one was conquered they would be sold into slavery. I had a liberal progressive textbook whatever you want to call it. This is propaganda.
Reply Trent
4:16 PM on March 22, 2014 
Well, I like the part when Yahushua said "Flesh counts for nothing" ... but if you want to read all the great new Letters From God and His Christ - just check out Trumpet Call Of God or Trumpet Call Of God Online. I heard an angel tell me the name of the Lord is "Ya HOSH swa" one afternoon and I didn't know how to spell it until I read it spelled out in a Letter on that awesome website. Here is a link
Reply Joachim Mbala
12:12 PM on February 3, 2014 
praise YAWEH n Yahshua says...
Just because you keep repeating that same old rhetoric does not make it fact.As a matter of fact it's starting to sound like babel.We went into slavery for breaking our covenant with THE MOST HIGH YAHWEH ELOHIM because of idol worship for example christmas which is baal worship nothing to do with The Messiah Yahshua who died for our sins.Also you gotta include easter[paganistic roots],new years[which really means moon worship],worshipping on sun day[sun worship etc etc. theres more but im out.Wake up people we are in end times.Alot of lies are being exposed question everything.I pray that I can help lead you to YAHWEH THE MOST HIGH n Yahshua The Messiah no better feeling in the world
Reply praise YAWEH n Yahshua
3:11 AM on February 2, 2014 
Just because you keep repeating that same old rhetoric does not make it fact.As a matter of fact it's starting to sound like babel.We went into slavery for breaking our covenant with THE MOST HIGH YAHWEH ELOHIM because of idol worship for example christmas which is baal worship nothing to do with The Messiah Yahshua who died for our sins.Also you gotta include easter[paganistic roots],new years[which really means moon worship],worshipping on sun day[sun worship etc etc. theres more but im out.Wake up people we are in end times.Alot of lies are being exposed question everything.I pray that I can help lead you to YAHWEH THE MOST HIGH n Yahshua The Messiah no better feeling in the world
Reply praise YAHWEH n Yahshua
2:52 AM on February 2, 2014 
Would you call an Irishman an Italian just because there both white.We are dark skinned like them but that is about.We will always be from Yisrael not Cush or Khemet which is Africas real name.Africans are from Ham we are from Shem.We fled into Africa to escape Roman persecution 70AD during the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.Don't believe me look up true images of Israel on the Egyptian hierglyphics they did not hide it like the Whiteman [newsflash jews are white also lol there from Germany].We already know they controlled the slave trade which is prophesied many times throughout the bible.Jews don't get all of the blame all whites capitalized on this because we became the bottom of the class system.Pushing whites up giving them a headstart.The Africans were apologetic because they know they sold the children of Israel into slavery YAHWEH'S chosen seed.Blacks will always be from the tribe of judah which is just one out of twelve tribes scattered during the Transatlantic slave trade.Again research 1776 blues don't believe everything you read.The world is not going to reveal dark secrets like these otherwise the false zionist jews would have alot to lose.Oh yeah we very well know about them that say they are jews but do lie.They are the synagogue of satan Revalations chapter 2 verse 9.People research im here to bring truth can't help you if you wanna stay sheeple led slaugter.
Reply 1776blues
1:03 PM on January 30, 2014 
Also, I've noticed this article does not mention the Jews who were the dominant slave traders. Instead, it lays much of the blame on whites, which many Jews claim not to be and they run Hollywood and never admit their role.
Reply 1776blues
12:53 PM on January 30, 2014 
So, did Hollywood move to Africa?
http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4223655/

West African to African-Americans: "We Apologize for Slavery" - A Christian Step to Reconciliation
The president of the West African nation of Benin has a message for African-Americans: His compatriots are sorry for their ancestors' complicity in the slave trade. During December, he's going to tell them that at a special Leadership Reconciliation Conference on his soil.

An often-overlooked facet of slavery's ugly historical stain is that black Africans sold other black Africans into slavery. When rival tribes made war, the victors took prisoners and made them indentured servants, often selling them to white slave merchants. Tribal animosity seethed.

Benin president Matthieu Kerekou says intertribal hostility over the slave trade still exists. Many of his people have never seen descendants of their forebears who were shipped off to the Americas.
Reply praise YAHWEH n Yahshua
4:16 PM on January 28, 2014 
grand high wizard says...
i will kill you

This world which is ran by satan is not worth living in.His time is up soon.Now did'nt this world crucify Yahshua christ?I am just a repentant sinner and one from the tribe of Judah im nothing but who I worship is the end all
be all.To make it breif.I would rather die for the truth then live in this matrix where our gov. acts in peace but secretly waging war by poisoning our food and air.
Reply grand high wizard
9:48 AM on January 27, 2014 
i will kill you
Reply praise YAHWEH n Yahshua
7:00 AM on January 23, 2014 
The Willie Lynch letter to the Virginia slave owners basically says how to make Israel no longer in our memory .Thus tells there crafty plot from the start.No coincedences things happen just as planned.Was 9/11 a tragedy yes but was it a controlled well thought out inside job yes.My so called black people the whole world has agreed to the keeping of true israel ignorant to whom we are.Pray for them though.We will be restored if we turn from the wicked and idol practices and turn back to YAHWEH our Elohim
Reply praise YAHWEH n Yahshua
6:34 AM on January 23, 2014 
MCC says I have a chip on my shoulder classic diversion from truth.First of all we know slavery existed since ancient times.However it was not the same.Slaves could buy there freedom but also enjoyed many liberties practically free.You can't lump all time periods of slavery up togethor.As history pressed on slavery got worse.History and also scripture says we so called blacks,colored,negroes etc. bywords to who we really are the tribe of Yahuda in Hebrew Judah in English falsely term Jew which is just a man made religion anyone can convert to made for there own gain as all religions are.You know the fourth born son of Israel formerly known as Jacob.Us along with our brothers the remaining 11 tribes are scattered during end times in which now im definately convinced we're in.All this did we sell each other into slavery is just another smoke screen to the truth on who we are as one of the tribes of Israel.It starts with just a couple questions.
1.How did we lose our culture as a nation.
2.Why did we just abruptly forget our true identity or was it just whipped out of us.
3.What did we do to become slaves in the first place.Absolutely mass genocide.Now treatment like this does not happen by mere dislike or coicedence.Research my people don't beleive anything the media [mind control]portrays.
4.Lastly who are these people in which Christ says that they say they are Jews but do lie they are the synagouge[place of worship]of satan. Again I am here to spread the truth.My people have to know who we are.Also yes it matters Yahushua Christ himself is from the tribe of Yahudah.Mcc would you tell him when he returns his people don't matter or shrug off evil atrocities as nonchalant because slavery has happened before.Now how does that make the world a better place.Not when people think like this.That would be like me condoning what happened in Nazi Germany I don't it makes me sad that the people in this world came to this.Research my so called black people question everything.