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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Western Development, The Slave Trade And #Slavery #Reparations

Thus the Slave Trade and slavery contributed to the Wealth of Nations through the production of sugar, cotton, tobacco, coffee, and maize through a seeming endless supply of cheap labour. These factors helped France, UK, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and, of course, the U.S. grow economically, socially and politically. Forty million souls left Africa in a century and half for the new world bearing a dramatic effect on global demography. The effect on the African continent of the loss of 40 million people has no parallel in history. True, the Jews lost six million people in the WWII (for which reparations are still being paid!), Asia lost 24 million, USSR 20 million but for a number of different reasons these places have now developed beyond those losses. What now Africa?

What did the slaves go to do in these new Worlds? Wrong question. The real question is what was the result of this mass migration? A migration that moved 40 million souls over 150 years based on a belief in the racial superiority of one group over another. It is true that there was slavery everywhere in the world but not that it was so clearly identified with racism – until the African slave trade. This was a new phenomenon and on an unprecedented scale.  Read more...

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