Leo en Cordelia for Lear, blog que me recomendó Montcalm, esto un artículo que trata del desprecio que las élites occidentales muestran por los blancos pobres («White-trash» from a Marxist perspective). Hacen una reseña-resumen de un libro que trata del tema, The Redneck Manifesto, de Jim Goad. Redneck es calificativo insultante que usa contra los trabajadores no cualificados, la clase baja blanca que no entra de las especies protegidas como «minorías». Propone que la razón por la que las élites blancas los desprecian es que les recuerdan sus orígenes y lo que pueden acabar siendo…
Then follows a little historical expose, where Goad mentions the existence of many White slaves and indentured servants, Black slaveowners, and other things anathema to the liberal mythos.
Muchos blancos llegaron a Norteamérica como esclavos lo trata en este: White slavery, excerpts from Redneck Manifesto
Although you wouldn’t know it from gawking at your TV, nearly all current historians concur that the MAJORITY of whites who came to America in colonial times arrived in a servile condition. Most who specialize in researching indentured servitude agree that at least half, and possibly as many as two-thirds, of ALL white colonial immigrants arrived in chains… A study of Virginia from 1623 to 1637 showed that white servants outnumbered white freemen by three to one.
Barbados, a sweltering Hades closer to South America than North America, became a favored dumping ground of Cromwells political enemies. He sacked so many of his opponents in this manner, the practice became known as being «Barbadosed». Cromwell was said to have Barbadosed at least a hundred thousand of his politico-religious foes… In the 1640’s, more than eighty-five percent of the estimated twenty-five thousand slaves in Barbados were white.
According to accounts from both Virginia and the West Indies during the 1600’s, roughly EIGHTY PERCENT of white slaves/servants died within the first twelve months after arrival.
As with black slaves from Africa, white slaves from Europe were being kidnapped and shipped overseas not for reasons of unvarnished hatred, but because it was profitable.
Amazingly, kidnapping was in many cases a legally sanctioned practice. A 1618 parliamentary bill allowed for constables forcefully to nab all orphaned children over eight years old and to detain them in prisons awaiting shipment to colonial plantations… An estimate published in 1670 alleged that ten thousand British subjects had been kidnapped that year.
If those stats are reliable, this would total a hundred thousand British kidnapping victims in the 1670s alone. In the history of slavery in America, fewer than four hundred thousand black slaves were imported.
So even though the popular belief is that NO whites were shipped to America against their will, it’s highly probable that MORE whites were brought here unwillingly than blacks.
Mittelberger writes of dead women and babies being tossed into the ocean foam… During a 1638 voyage to America, nearly three-quarters of an estimated three hundred fifty passengers died before arrival.
As with Africans, white families were frequently broken apart and sold to different bidders.
White servants were often whipped a la Kunta Kinte… Female servants often fared worse than men.
Impresionante. Llama también la atención la crueldad de la Revolución inglesa. Los inicios del liberalismo fueron así de sangrientos, ahora hablan de derechos absolutos a la libertad, propiedad y demás.
Por cierto, Jim Goad tiene este interesante sitio. Un extravagante auténtico.