Who Started the Slave Trade?
Many people today believe that it was the Europeans that first initiated the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade but that simply is not the truth! There was another race of people that actually started selling African/Hebrew slaves and that race of people are the Arabs. The Europeans jumped on the band wagon eventually causing the worst type of slavery that there has ever been.
The Trans Saharan Slave Trade was pioneered by the Arabs, they were responsible for selling the Hebrew Israelites into slavery to the European traders. There were over 112 million casualties of the Hebrew slaves by the hands of the “Islamic slave trade”. It is said that between 10 and 18 million Africans were enslaved by Arab slave traders and taken across the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Sahara desert between the 650’s and 1900’s. That is why there is a staggering number of lives lost during this era, about 80% of the African slaves died before they could make it to the slave markets. Unlike the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the New World, Arabs supplied African slaves to the Muslim world, which at its peak stretched over three continents from the Atlantic, Morocco & Spain to India and eastern China. Arabs also enslaved Europeans, can you believe that, well its true! Just know that just about every race, heritage, religion, or a people have been enslaved at least one time or another throughout history, but never to the capacity of forgetting your entire race, creed, heritage, spirituality, and culture as the Hebrew Israelites have.
Map of Arab Trans-Saharan Slave Trade
Trans Atlantic Slave Trade
Deuteronomy Chapter 28:68
“And Yahuah shall bring you into Egypt again with SHIPS, by the way whereof I spake unto you, You shall see it no more again and there you shall be sold unto your enemies as bondmen and bondwomen and no man shall buy you.
The Atlantic Systems
The First Atlantic system was the trade of enslaved Africans to, primarily, South American colonies of the Portuguese and Spanish empires; it accounted for only slightly more than 5% of all Atlantic slave trade. During the first Atlantic system most of these traders were Portuguese, giving them a near-monopoly during the era, even though the Dutch, English, and French traders participated in the slave trade. Portugal came under Spanish legislation that prohibited it from directly engaging in the slave trade as a carrier, and became a target for the traditional enemies of Spain, losing a large share to the Dutch, British and French. Starting from the 9th all the way till the 19th century slavery was a benefit to the Muslim countries. The Second Atlantic system was the trade of enslaved Africans by mostly British, Portuguese, French and Dutch traders. The main destinations of this phase were the Caribbean colonies and Brazil, as European nations built up economically slave-dependent colonies in the New World. Only slightly more than 6% of the enslaved people exported were traded between 1450 and 1600, 18% in the 17th century. It is estimated that more than half of the slave trade took place during the 18th century, with the British, Portuguese and French being the main carriers of nine out of ten slaves abducted from Africa. English Parliament passed an Act legalizing the purchase of slaves in 1545. 100 years prior to this, the Pope declared that possession of slaves was the right of all Christians. In one hand they bore a gun and in the other a Bible. The grand entry into slavery was triumphed as saving heathen souls. In a nutshell Yahuah had made Europeans his vicegerents on Earth and the land they took, and the people they traded like cargo was done in the name of “Jesus”. And ironically the first ship to bring Africans to the Americas was called the “Good Ship Jesus.” The British were the biggest transporters of slaves across the Atlantic during the 18th century. The 19th century saw a reduction of the slave trade, that accounted to 28.5% of the total Atlantic slave trade. There were over 100 million slaves that lost their heritage, culture, and lives during this era in history.
The different ethnic groups brought to the Americas closely corresponds to the regions of heaviest activity in the slave trade. Over 45 distinct ethnic groups were taken to the Americas during the trade. Of the 45, the ten most prominent according to slave documentation of the era are listed below.
1. The Gbe speakers of Togo, Ghana and Benin (Adja, Mina, Ewe, Fon)
The Middle Passage
The Black Holocaust
“Secret” to controlling black slaves
It is said that a pivotal point in the way slaves were treated was because of the British slave owner William Lynch, he owned slaves in the West Indies. He concocted a plan on how to “tame the savage beast”, the “African” slaves. He implemented this horrific indoctrination amongst the slaves throughout the Caribbean and Central America. During this time American slave owners in Virginia and throughout were having difficulties controlling their slaves and desperately asked for the advice of Willie Lynch. He informed them that their current way of disciplining the slaves was highly counterproductive and he would share his full proof, effective plan of action with them.
This speech was delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners. The term “lynching” is derived from his last name. Here is a copy of the original speech turned into a letter, to disperse throughout America equipping the people with the right tools to dis-empower, oppress, and indoctrinate the entire slave population in America.
A “lynching consisted of:
- A notice to other whites in neighboring towns, so they could witness the lynching;
- A great event with thousands of spectators
- They would burn the innocent black male sometimes females at the stake, only after being castrated.
- The christian observers, took parts of the mutilated, burnt, deceased body as souvenirs, and took pictures of the gruesome act for post cards.
Gentlemen. I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies, where I have experimented with some of the newest, and still the oldest, methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King, whose version of the Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasions. I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree, a couple miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed. Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS YEARS. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVES; AND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER. I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “AGE,” but it’s there only because it starts with an “a.” The second is “COLOR” or shade. There is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION. The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don’t forget, you must pitch the OLD black male vs. the YOUNG black male, and the YOUNG black male against the OLDblack male. You must use the DARK skin slaves vs. the LIGHT skin slaves, and the LIGHT skin slaves vs. the DARK skin slaves. You must use the FEMALE vs. the MALE, and the MALE vs. the FEMALE. You must also have white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks. But it is NECESSARY THAT YOUR SLAVES TRUST AND DEPEND ON US. THEY MUST LOVE, RESPECT AND TRUST ONLY US. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. IF USED INTENSELY FOR ONE YEAR, THE SLAVES THEMSELVES WILL REMAIN PERPETUALLY TRUSTFUL. Thank you gentlemen.”
In 1832 during a session of the Virgina House of Delegates, Henry Berry describes the conditions of the south since implementing this diabolical, sinister, plan by Willie Lynch, he states: “We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light may enter their (the slaves) minds. If we could extinguish the capacity to see the light, our work would be complete; they would then be on a level with the beasts of the field and we should be safe. I am not certain that we would not do it, if we could find out the process and that on the plea of necessity.” From Brown America, The story of a New Race by Edwin R. Embree. 1931 The Viking Press.
The Trans Saharan Slave Trade, The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, The Middle Passage, The Black Holocaust, and the Willie Lynch Speeches were not just an era that happen to our society we are still combating the atrocities of it today. Our Black males are targeted, profiled, and harassed, our Black Women are abused, undervalued, and disrespected, our Black Children are mis-educated, misinformed, and misguided and there seems to be no clear view of the so called “American Dream” it has been a “Nightmare”! and if Moshe was alive he would be screaming out to the elite of this world..LET MY PEOPLE GO. Shalom