Why The Left Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Tripolitan Pirate Wars

The great historian George Santayana is often quoted as saying,

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.  When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.  Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

One of the greatest weapons in the arsenal of the social justice warriors is the revision of history. This is nothing new: every totalitarian or tyrannical regime has used the revision of history as a means to control its population. Like the confiscation of arms, tyranny is always preceded by a rewriting of history.

While the revision of history is a terrible intellectual crime, alongside is the omission of history. The simple act of omitting certain historical events that contradict the politically acceptable narrative: white Christian heterosexual men are the only villains in the world.

The events this article will explore a significant part of history that is often left out of history texts. It is given token treatment in the name of “tolerance.” Its heroes are white, Christian, heterosexual men. The villains are non-white, non-European Muslims of the Barbary Coast.

The Arab Slave Trade

Whenever a SJW brings up slavery, it is always about white people bringing slaves to the New World for work on plantations. However, a far more ghastly slave trade existed almost a thousand years before molasses was traded for black people: the Arab Slave Trade.

Starting in 650 (before the Crusades) and lasting until 1960, approximately 18 million people were enslaved from various Arab states, from the Barbary Pirate States to Turkey itself. Between 1500 and 1850, 1.25 million white Europeans were enslaved by Arab slave traders.

Muslim sheikhs examines a slave-girl for purchase

After being captured, these Europeans were typically given two choices: remain Christian and be a slave, or convert to Islam, as it was against Islamic law for a Muslim to enslave another Muslim.

Enter The United States

In the years immediately after the American Revolution, American merchantmen were no longer under the protection of the most powerful navy in the world: the British Royal Navy. Trade was vital to the fledgling young nation, and her merchantmen traveled the Mediterranean to deliver and purchase goods to support the new economy.

Being located in North Africa, the Barbary Pirate states were uniquely situated to take advantage of vulnerable American shipping. A large portion of the northern coast of Africa was under their control (and ostensibly, that of the Ottoman Empire). They captured American merchantmen, stole the cargo and enslaved the crews. The only way to secure release of American sailors was to pay ransom, which was insanely high: at times, $600,000 for a crew of 50, when the entire annual budget of the United States in 1803 was $8.2 million.

At the time, Great Britain was still putting down the first social justice warrior “revolution”: the French Revolution. It was an all-out murder-fest of anyone who was not ideologically in line with the Third Estate. Conflict with Napoleon meant the Royal Navy and British Army were unable to deal with the threat, so the British Empire regretfully paid “protection money” to the Barbary Pirate states. However, England would redeem itself a year after Waterloo in 1816 when the Royal Navy bombarded Algiers to free over a thousand white, Christian slaves.

The French Revolutionaries executed anyone who wasn't in line with their quasi-socialist agenda. Don't think for a moment that SJWs or feminists wouldn't do the same today.

The French Revolutionaries executed anyone who wasn’t in line with their quasi-socialist agenda. Don’t think for a moment that SJWs or feminists wouldn’t do the same today.

There is no god but Gold, and Muhammad is his prophet

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were well aware of the threat posed by the Barbary Pirate states. In 1786, Adams, ambassador to Great Britain, and Jefferson, ambassador to France, met with the Tripolitan envoy, Sidi Haji Abdrahaman. They hoped to negotiate the release of several dozen Americans being held as slaves.

Abdrahaman told Jefferson and Adams “all nations which have not acknowledged the Prophet are sinners, whom it is the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave.”

SJW axiom: “Islam is a religion of peace.”

A Paper Tiger

When Thomas Jefferson took office as our third President in 1801, the United States was unprepared to defend its national interest. Both Republicans and Federalists were wary of a strong military, and the United States had yet to take its role as world police (the British Empire still held that unofficial distinction).

Thomas Jefferson supported building a strong U.S. Navy

Thomas Jefferson supported building a strong U.S. Navy

For the first 30 years of her existence, the United States paid tribute to Tripoli, Algiers and Tunis. This is comparable to “foreign aid” paid to questionable Middle Eastern countries. These efforts were not always successful: the Barbary leaders always wanted more, and demanded princely six-figure sums when the entire Federal budget was still seven-figures.

Thomas Jefferson was determined to end the humiliation of the United States and the paying of tribute to Islamic masters. However at the moment, the United States barely had a Navy and possessed no ability to project its power overseas.

At this point in history, the United States truly was a paper tiger: although it had successfully outlasted a war with the most powerful Empire in history, it was still incapable of protecting itself. The United States was “beta” to the Tripolean pirates “alpha”: the U.S. had no choice but to concede to Barbary demands.

The Humiliation Of The U.S.S. George Washington

In 1800, the U.S.S. George Washington, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge departed to deliver tribute to the Dey of Algiers. It was a humiliating mission for a Captain in the United States Navy. The already bad situation turned into disaster: The Dey of Algiers broke all protocols of diplomatic recourse and held Captain Bainbridge and his crew hostage unless they would agree to ferry plunder for the Dey to Constantinople.

With little choice and the George Washington in the sights of Tripolean shore batteries, Captain Bainbridge conceded and carried out the mission on behalf of the Dey. Angrily, he wrote a letter to the President telling of the savage insult to the United States. Note: Captain Bainbridge wasn’t even sure who was president, as he had been at sea during the election of 1800.

Captain William Bainbridge would serve in both Barbary Pirate Wars.

Captain William Bainbridge would serve in both Barbary Pirate Wars.

Millions For Defense, But Not One Cent For Tribute!

The incident involving the U.S.S. George Washington, coupled with other crimes against the United States and Tripoli’s official declaration of war in May 1801, gave Jefferson the support he needed to build the U.S. Navy. To protect American interest and free Christian slaves, Jefferson needed a force to be reckoned with.

The United States built six frigates to protect American shipping and endorsed a plan by William Eaton to attack Tripoli. Eaton would have eight U.S. Marines under the command of Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon and a few hundred local mercenaries under the command of Hamet Karamanli.

William Eaton was appointed "General and Commander in Chief" for the fight against Tripoli.

William Eaton was appointed “General and Commander in Chief” for the fight against Tripoli.

…To the shores of Tripoli!

On April 27th, 1805, after a harrowing march through the desert, General William Eaton attacked the Tripolitan city of Derne off the North African coast. Using military tactics he learned as a Sergeant during the American Revolution, he split his force in two: Hamet and the Arab mercenaries would attack on the left where the Governor’s palace was located and fortifications weak. Eaton, along with his Marines and Greek mercenaries, would attack the right. The U.S.S. Nautilus, U.S.S. Hornet and U.S.S. Argus would bombard the port. Commanding the Nautilus was Captain Oliver Hazard Perry, who would later distinguish himself in the War of 1812.

The attack began at about 3pm. While the shore batteries in the harbor were quickly silenced by the U.S. Navy, one of the guns brought ashore by Eaton malfunctioned. Its crew was unable to fire the cannon. Quite suddenly, Eaton’s ground attack on the right had lost its artillery support.  Any officer or NCO knows this can lead to disaster. Thinking quickly, Eaton adjusted his game to overcome the odds: a bayonet charge down the hill into the Tripolitan defensive line.

Amid a flash of musket fire and a twirl of bayonets, General Eaton charged the enemy defenses, with the American flag blazing in the hot North African sun. He would later write: “We rushed forward against a host of savages more than ten to our one.”

Eaton was injured in his left wrist, and found five musket ball holes in his tunic. But General Eaton, the U.S. Marines and Hamet’s mercenaries carried the day, smashing through the defensive perimeter to take the city. That evening, Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon raised the American flag over Derne. The nation that had existed for less than 30 years and was incapable of protecting its own people from enslavement now turned the tables on their would-be Muslim masters.

General Eaton and Lieutenant O’Bannon prepared their men for the march to Tripoli.  A force to be reckoned with, they were now in position to put the fear of God in the Tripolitan Dey.

Betrayal Of The Lowest Order

American Forces break through the defenses of Derne.

American Forces break through the defenses of Derne.

When news reached the Pasha of Tripoli, Yusuf Karamanli (brother of Hamet Karamanli, leader of the mercenaries under General Eaton), he was positively shocked and dreadfully afraid. The man who had once scoffed at America and whose ambassador had declared the absolute superiority of Islam was now prepared to “make peace and give up the American prisoners… without consideration of money…”

However, the efforts of General Eaton, Lieutenant O’Bannon, Hamet and the U.S. Navy would be betrayed. Diplomat (and Consul General) Tobias Lear made a blunder of negotiation that would not be equaled until U.S. President Barack Obama’s negotiations with Iran.

The treaty that Lear negotiated with Pasha Yusuf included payment of $60,000 for the captured Americans as well as returning the city of Derne to Tripolitan control. Had Lear held his nerve, and put his personal interests aside, he could have secured the release of the Americans held as slaves for no payment. And he most likely could have secured the remittance of several hundred thousand dollars of previous tribute payments.

It was a betrayal of the lowest order. Not only had Lear betrayed the efforts of Eaton and the U.S. Navy, but he also made the United States break its word with Hamet: the U.S. had promised to give the throne of Tripoli to him. Hamet and his brother, Pasha Yusuf, had been fighting over the throne for years and Yusuf held Hamet’s family hostage in Tripoli. For the sake of honor, the U.S. would later force the release of Hamet’s wife and children.

This would not be the last time the United States would break its word or make a grave mistake in the Middle East.

Final justice for the Barbary Pirate States would have to wait until after the War of 1812. Commodore Stephen Decatur would lead American forces to defeat the city-state of Algiers on June 18, 1815. On that same day, the Duke of Wellington and Gerhard von Blucher would defeat the French Revolutionaries at the Battle of Waterloo.

Some Inconvenient Truths

The lessons of the Barbary Pirate wars are highly applicable to our current situation in the region, and our culture as Americans overall. The facts about the enslavement of whites and the Barbary pirates are very inconvenient to the social justice warrior narrative of history (which is mostly written by socialist Howard Zinn). The words of Abdrahaman to Jefferson and Adams should be broadcast in a similar vein to the South Park episode “In the Closet” which lampooned Scientology: “This is what Muslims in the region actually believe.”

Politicians like Tobias Lear are trying to force a mass influx of Muslim immigration into Europe and the United States. Just as Lear gave up America’s victory at the Battle of Derne, so too do corrupt politicians wish to give up American interest when we are the remaining world superpower.

America does not need immigrants anymore. This is not the 1800s when we needed settlers to build homesteads out west. Immigrants need the United States, and the only way they should ever be allowed to enter is if they can provide some tangible benefit to America (and more votes for the Democrat Party is not a benefit).

Never forget our heroes of old. Do not let the social justice warriors write them out of history to serve their own political ends. Men such as William Eaton, Presley O’Bannon, and Stephen Decatur fought bravely to rescue white Christians from Muslim enslavement. Do not allow their good names to be sacrificed for the benefit of dishonest politicians and social justice warriors.

If we allow the SJWs to rewrite history, our infancy will be perpetual.

Read More: What The West Can Learn From India’s Checkered History

234 thoughts on “Why The Left Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Tripolitan Pirate Wars”

  1. I honestly believe that everything taught in America about history is somehow distorted or out right altered.

    1. I honestly believe that everything taught in the entire western world about history is somehow distorted or out right altered.

      1. Absolutely. The amount of propaganda in the west is staggering. I just read a headline today saying they have “evidence” that Putin planned both Malaysian plane disasters. I mean… fuck off, anyone with half a brain can work out it was a failed assassination attempt on Putin because the Malaysian plane and the Russian plane fly with the same colours, and Putin flew over the exact same flight path 30 minutes before (or after) the downed Malaysian plane.
        And that’s just ONE headline in a sea of propaganda that I read today. Makes me almost want to start a “day-late” paper, deconstructing the lies told to us each day… only the amount of writers you would need to pull off an operation like that would be in the thousands.

        1. That would be nice tho to be able to have a website that just shot down all the bullshit the msm throws out there daily

        2. @Peter Piper-maybe you should. I would read it! But I think infowars does a pretty good job already. What niche could you find?

        3. Infowars is tainted by Alex Jones. He’s a deliberately place icon for “crazy conspiracy nut,” since he’s so unlikeable and OTT. He can sprout truth, then follow it up with a bout of crazy and most people just tune out. Fuck that cunt, 10 bucks says he’s a CIA puppet (how’s that for a conspiracy nut theory).
          Firstly, I’m not saying I have the time or energy to do this, I’m just throwing that idea out there. BUT if I did it I would offer is a brief synopsis of the article in question, then a breakdown with links proving that it is false information, and a final summery of what their end goal brainwashing was trying to achieve. Bullet points would suffice (and would make it appeal to men more).

        4. I would read that!
          This week in the news we’ve had the “Adolf Hitler had a tiny deformed penis” story. His body was burnt immediately after death and yet they somehow just discovered great detail about soft tissue.
          The whole story was “angry man has small penis”. Imagine the outrage a story about Queen Victoria’s deformed roast beef vagina would cause.

    2. “From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli…” First two lines of the U.S. Marine Corps Hymn

      1. I wasn’t implying they weren’t there, I’m just saying in every story somebody somewhere is leaving something out or changing something in some aspect. It’s hard to learn from history when it’s not told in full honesty

        1. The feeling of empathy is crucial to understanding history. You should look into the primary sources from the era if you want to understand something. Most synopsis fall into your assertions

        2. No, a minimum of 3 sides. Yours, mine and the Truth. You need to study Vorlon philosophy sir.

      2. USMC Major General Smedley Butler in 1935 said…
        “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service as a member of our country’s most agile military force — the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General.
        During that period I spent more of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I suspected that I was just a part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it.
        Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.
        Thus I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.
        The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.
        During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. I was rewarded with honours, medals and promotion.
        Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. I operated on three continents”

    3. Pretty much the entire government school curriculum is mostly conditioning us into a belief system. What doesn’t fit or can’t be made to fit is left out.

    4. >I honestly believe that everything taught in America about history is somehow distorted or out right altered.
      True, except the greatest distortions are found right here on ROK.
      The 1M-1.5M white slaves in Arabia are pretty much manufactured by one historian who admits he used effectively a random number generator to get the number.
      “In the absence of detailed written records such as customs forms Prof Davis decided to extrapolate from the best records available indicating how many slaves were at a particular location at a single time and calculate how many new slaves were needed to replace those who died, escaped or were freed.
      Prof Davis conceded his methodology was not ideal.”
      The number of black slaves taken by whites in America was north of 10M and that number is well defined. Largest enforced slavery entirely decided by race in recent history. Let’s not create false equivalencies as much as it fits the “Damn the Mooslims” ethos we now have.

      1. Consider the diffence:
        Whites PURCHASED black slaves rounded up by other blscks.
        Muslims rounded up whites to use and sell as slaves.
        One is trading in what was a commodity, the other actively engaging in kidnapping.

        1. Which is worse, a set of demented blacks who rounded up and sold men into slavery (and btw, this is exaggerated when you actually look at how the practice took place; they didn’t have 12M blacks lying around in slave-chains to be transferred to America; it was white pressure if you read actual history). The practice declined after the US exhausted its demand. Or a society that accepted them as property, treated them like animals, enshrined their right to do so in its legal structure, and did it entirely along racial lines. Those African governments were not facillitating the slave trade the same way the American government legitimized slave ownership here.

        2. So, white people saw their own people being turned into slaves and fought back. Black people saw their people turned into slaves and decided to get in on the action.
          You just lost this argument on that point alone. Any race that sells it’s own people out (in the case of blacks it was literal) deserves what it gets.
          If your mother sold you for booze money, who is worse, your mother or the guy who bought you? You’re arguing the guy who bought you, but if your mother hadn’t been selling, then there’s be no buyer.

        3. White pressure ? So you are saying the slave trade was escalated by peer pressure and not money ? You in highschool ?

        4. i’d argue that the african slave trade of whites being less efficient doesn’t make it somehow “better” than the white slave trade of africans. if the saracens and barbary pirates could have captured and sold more europeans, they certainly would have.
          also, i would imagine the numbers climb quite a bit when you factor in the turkish slave trade. all those old slave market paintings seem to be set in turkey.

        5. The difference is that whites engaged in slavery solely for economical purposes, while Arabs/Muslims did it out of religious (blacks are a slave race), cultural (blacks are inferior) and economical (selling slaves brings in money) reasons.
          Of course, slavery = slavery, but Arabs had different reasons to do it. That’s why you still see slavery in Muslim countries. It’s deeply rooted in their religion and culture.

        6. You are one of those people who actually believes that Native Americans actually sold wide swaths of land for trinkets or beads. You actually believe it because you don’t know history. I’m sure you look back and say “Well….if that’s what they wanted to do, then…” Yet if you were to bother, you would find that this was all done at gunpoint, usually after the Natives were subdued, and the contract just formalized with a legal document what had already been conquered by force. History’s a little more complicated than you think.

        7. Yawn. Can you find me a present day nation and people that doesnt have a history of being conquered or conquering by force?
          How do the Ainu feel? or the San? little that occurred in North America was unique.
          And ask the Hellenics or the Iberians if the amount of White Christian slaves held by Muslims is meaningless and inflated.

        8. Yea it would, the Turks had a ton of slaves and if I’m not mistaken the term slave comes from from Slav due to all the Slavic slaves back in the day.

        9. Response is out of context; re-read try again or re-enroll in community college and learn to follow a debate.

        10. You are one of those people who, upon realizing he’s losing the debate, resorts to shifting the topic and attacking the person.
          You are introducing the topic of native land rights and bring with that introduction no links to any evidence. Did you go to a SJW college where you’re able to decide facts on feelings?
          Let me guess, Russia sold Alaska to America at gunpoint too.
          We all agree slavery is bad, but we mustn’t judge people of yesteryear with the standards of today, lest we all end up bad people for some reason.
          Imagine if it’s discovered that cocoa plants are actually intelligent sentient beings. Well, we’d all be judged as monsters for either eating chocolate, trading in it or growing it.
          “But, we didn’t know” is as poor a defense as it is for any slavers back in those days.
          Also, as one of the other posters has pointed out how heavily Jews were involved in trading and using of slaves, does that make you anti-Semitic for hating on slavers or a full SJW for pretending Jews are completely removed from the topic?

        11. That’s true, the Africans mostly ate captives from other tribes otherwise. The reason they kept them around to sell was the existence of an external slave trade.

        12. Have you ever noticed that the Nation of Islam doesn’t get nearly as much (((media))) exposure as, say, Al and Jesse? I’m not a big Farrakhan fan, and they were responsible for the Zebra killings (now memory-holed), but you have to give them credit for that “Secret Relationship” book. I don’t think the tribe is ever going to forgive them for that one.

      2. What is your heritage boy ?
        You seem to be after ONLY one thing … the white woman.
        But if you ‘re disgusted so much by the women of your race, does that mean you hate your mother as well ?? Ah, the horror … How can you look at your mother again, knowing that you actually hate her guts for making you look the way you do ? … I feel for you.
        You understand of course, that Roosh is promoting chastity for women, which means your only chance of ever getting laid is getting married at the age of 18, like all Jehoba’s witnesses do … THE MAN HAS A PLAN, RIGHT ? …
        How terrible would you find it to be forced to mate only with women of your tribe ? Is the white woman all you ‘re living for ?

      3. Not just “Arabia.” North Africa and of course the entire Ottoman Empire. “Slave” shares an etymological root with “Slav,” coming from the constant slave raids by the Ottoman Empire and associated Muslim states into the Ukraine, the Balkans, Russia, Poland, etc. Turkish, Arab, and North African Muslim society was based on slavery to a far greater degree than any white Christian culture. The Arab slave trade began in the middle of the seventh century and survives today in Mauritania and Sudan. At the Battle of Lepanto alone, 12,000 white Christian galley slaves were freed from Turkish slavery by the victorious forces of Christendom. Let’s not forget that, after the North African Moors invaded Spain, the system there enslaved white Christians for 700 years.
        The slave trade between the Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire lasted for hundreds of years, until the Russians conquered Crimea. The Crimean Tatars frequently mounted raids into the Danubian principalities, Poland-Lithuania, and Muscovy, using this as the basis for a massive slave trade with the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East, exporting about 2 million slaves from Russia and Poland-Lithuania, ending in the 1700s. Of course, the Muslims enslaved far more Africans than Europeans did, but that’s another post.
        This can be seen in the modern Arab world as well. Slavery was banned in the Muslim world entirely due to Western pressure– there were no anti-slavery movements within those societies. Slavery was formally prohibited in Saudi Arabia in 1969; in Yemen and Oman in 1970, though of course it continues on an unofficial basis.
        “The number of black slaves in taken by whites in America was north of 10 million.” This appears to be either a deliberate distortion, or someone mindlessly parroting what they learned in white guilt class. 400,000 is the correct figure for America; 10 million is the AMERICAS– most slaves went to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Only 4% of the total came to the US. There are more blacks in the US now than in all of Latin America and the Caribbean not because of the size of the founding population, but because of the worse conditions and far higher mortality rate in the rest of the Americas, where slaves mostly died, while they survived and reproduced in the US
        The reason why 400,000 black slaves in what became the US expanded into a population > 50 million now is that the conditions of their slavery were more tolerable than that of most slaves throughout history, and certainly better than the white Christian slaves of the Arabs, Turks, and North Africans, who were often castrated, and typically worked to death as galley slaves or in similar positions and left no descendants (the males, of course– the females were typically taken as sex slaves). Most of the slaves, black and white, who worked the cane fields of the Caribbean and Latin America didn’t last more than a couple of years. They died without leaving descendants. Same for the mines in Central and South America.
        TL; DR: Slavery has been a near-universal feature of human societies in the past, especially Arab and Muslim ones. White Europeans didn’t start slavery; they abolished it. The only reason the international slave trade ended in the 1900s was the British anti-slavery movement, backed by the Royal Navy. You can take your “white guilt” and “Islamophobia” propaganda and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

    5. When I learned the truth about Joe McCarthy, I realized that the truth is so different from what I was told in school that I can’t trust anything that I learned in school. I don’t know anything about history not despite a public school education, but BECAUSE of a public school education.

        1. It will take a while but, the truth will start to come out about WW2 and who the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ guys were. You can suppress the truth for a while but, it eventually comes out into the open.

        2. WOW!!! Your comment made me research “real history of WW2” My eyes have been opened thank you for that. So far I have The Bad War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War II by M.S. King on my wish list.

      1. McCathyism is still a good example of a witch hunt but the reasons behind it are disputable.

        1. 1. Name someone falsely accused by McCarthy.
          2. Read “Blacklisted by History”
          3. For an example of an actual witch hunt, look up “Great Sedition Trial of 1944.” Didn’t learn about that one in school, did you?

        2. I did not say whether he was bad or not,just the fact that he outed a lot of people which is still a witch hunt.
          I was told that McCarthy was real bad.

        3. No. “Witch hunt” means innocent people were accused.
          “I was told.” That’s the problem right there. We get told a lot of things that aren’t true. If you rely on what you learned in school, or saw on TV, or in the movies, then you have a warped perspective. Not your fault, but you should be aware of it.
          “Witch hunt” means using legal or quasi-legal methods to hunt down innocent people, usually for motives other than the stated ones. McCarthy did not accuse a single innocent person, yet is held up as an example of a vicious, horrible witch hunt. In a real witch hunt, like the Great Sedition Trial of 1944, every person on trial was falsely accused. Yet it’s been memory-holed.
          McCarthy had good sources at the FBI, who had broken the code the KGB was using, exposing a number of Communist Soviet agents in the US. This was confirmed when the Venona transcripts were declassified in the early 90s; also confirmed by Soviet Archives after the fall of Communism. This failed to get much publicity. Almost like the media weren’t interested in publicizing it. McCarthy had no sources for info on Soviet military intelligence (GRU) spies, so he underestimated the problem considerably. Don’t believe everything you see on TV.
          Great Sedition Trial:

        4. I was told but never quite believed it entirely. I mean, Google is always a finger taps away for me to research it and I did. There is no doubt that a few innocent were raked in with the rest of the “red leaves” and had their carries broken bit the important bit is that was a small price to pay for freedom.

        5. Oh? As I said before, name an innocent who was “raked in” and had his career broken. The whole standard narrative is BS. McCarthy got too close to exposing people that weren’t supposed to be exposed, so they shut it down.

      2. Sadly though this article also distorts history. The French Revolution was an SJW revolution? That’s daft.
        I have never read anywhere that the Barbary Pirates were anything less than despicable. Not only that, we all recognize that slavery anywhere at any time is an appalling crime but we must recognize that while the US was fighting the Barbary Pirates they also had slavery continuing at home.

        1. Sorry, but Locke and Paine were where the enlightenment went wrong. Your assertions are meaningless. The French Revolution prefigured the horrors of Communism. It was the first real “It’s the year zero, throw away all of traditional society and try impose our utopian vision in defiance of human nature, natural law, and regardless of the human cost” modern revolution. The Terror, the massacres in the Vendee, all of the other atrocities of the Revolution, and the eventual rise of a dictator were not some aberration, but the inevitable course that these movements follow.

        2. Disagreed. Locke was a visionary and the US Constitution, and a new and better form of representative democracy arose from those ideals. France needed to be rid of it’s ruinous absolute monarchy and the vile incest between church and state, this was the prime reason for revolution, and they are better for it still. Soviet revolution, communism, arose in a completely different time, carried out in a completely different, modern – industrial mindset. The two are but thinly related.
          ‘Traditional society’ is what exactly? Byzantine? Pre-roman, Hellenic perhaps? Celtic? Pictish? Eskimo? Rubbish.

        3. Cuck? I take it you are referring to ‘cuckservative’ are you yank? Oh dear, you appear to have left your lane, crashed and then burned in the undergrowth. The rest of the world awaits your next revolution Amerika, it’s going to be a fun-fest, but not for you.

        4. Well the original principles were good, you have some of the first SJW buzzwords such as “equality”.
          I personal support it until the moment when the king was executed and the full terror of the totalitarian regime came out.
          As Ayn Rand said, the greatest evils have only happened as a result of people trying to do good or acting for the good of the people (Nazism, Communism, the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution)

        5. Yes but we also have to consider what it replaced (Absolute Monarchy). I won’t say the French Revolution was bloody (few revolutions are not) but it was one further step upon the path of true liberty. In fact it was born out of the principles of liberty.

        6. Can you direct me to the passage where he claims that it was SJW revolution?

        7. I am finding your comments difficult to reconcile with reality. Sir, The French revolution was the first time avowed atheists took control and it was, as always with atheists, wonderful slogans and a bloodbath in reality. People are glad to have tyranny after every Atheist revolution. Even Islam does not compare to atheism in mass destruction, though it comes in a solid terrorist second.

      1. Do you have a single fact to back that up?
        (Hey, if you have accurate historical information, we’d all be interested in seeing it.)

        1. The fact that you are ignorant about something does not make this thing false…:
          “The Black American expert on the slave trade, Dr. Tony Martin, has endorsed the book, as he has made it assigned reading in his courses. I have investigated at least some of the sources and they do indeed check out.
          In the book’s introduction we read:
          “Deep within the recesses of the Jewish historical record is the irrefutable evidence that the most prominent of the Jewish pilgrim fathers used kidnapped Black Africans disproportionately more than any other ethnic or religious group in New World history and participated in every aspect of the international slave trade.”
           The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews 
          “An incredible documentary that is full of direct quotes from celebrated Jewish historians who have boasted of two thousand years of Jewish domination of the slave trade, including the horrific trade in slaves from Africa to the Americas. A video that will forever change your views of the real masters of the slave trade.”
           “hundreds of thousands of White slaves who were worked to death in this country from the early l7th century onward.
          Up to one-half of all the arrivals in the American colonies were Whites slaves and they were America’s first slaves. These Whites were slaves for life, long before Blacks ever were. This slavery was even hereditary. White children born to White slaves were enslaved too.
          Whites were auctioned on the block with children sold and separated from their parents and wives sold and separated from their husbands. Free Black property owners strutted the streets of northern and southern American cities while White slaves were worked to death in the sugar mills of Barbados and Jamaica and the plantations of Virginia.
          The Establishment has created the misnomer of “indentured servitude” to explain away and minimize the fact of White slavery. But bound Whites in early America called themselves slaves. Nine-tenths of the White slavery in America was conducted without indentures of any kind but according to the so-called “custom of the country,” as it was known, which was lifetime slavery ”

        2. Hey, I never said it was false, was just asking for data. Unfortunately a lot of historical information about those topics tends to be exaggerated and forged, so I was curious. Will look into the info you gave.
          The best I’ve been able to find was that Jews in America were just as active in slaveowning as whites in proportion to their population.
          Interestingly, the oldest surviving synagogue in the US was built and funded by Aaron Lopez, a Jewish slave trader

      2. Yea I had recently stumbled across that info the other week and how only 5% of white Americans actually owned slaves while upwards of 40% of the fake Jews had slaves but us southerners are made out to have all had slaves. Even in Steven spielbergs amistad movie he painted it as a white Christian ordeal when really it was run and sold by the fake Jews, which all goes back to my original comment, gotta be a skeptic of everything these days

    6. Since Needham there is a revisionist in science, school books are full of non white science and math and also women. A well known example is Ada Lovelace who is regarded as the first programmer,despite when Charles Babbage built the Analytical Machine then made several programmes to use for first time it. Another is Diophantine mathematician who invented algebra.
      What this people pretend is absurd, show us how advanced civilisations are everywhere but there is no clue of them.

    7. You mean “outright”? Not meaning to be pedantic but at first I thought you meant the “right” had altered history.
      You are entirely correct though. Most of what you learn about history in school or through the media is bullshit. Case in point: the Civil War was not about slavery. Most people have swallowed that one though hook, line and sinker.

  2. It’s not just the SJW’s who need a serious history lesson, a whole lot of Americans need one too!
    There is such easy access now to the millions of pages which were written at the time, yet many young men today would rather follow the rantings of some lazy blogger on Huffpo, or the other commie rags instead of developing their mind. It’s okay to chase skirts, be lifting, or making bank, but actual knowledge is real power!
    The simple fact of the matter is that Europeans DISCOVERED the slave trade that the Africans, the Arabs, and all the rest had used for centuries, and just adopted it as a means to build America in the early days. Blacks today whine endlessly about how they are owed reparations for something they never experienced, what they never endured, and have no real understanding of.
    The Mexicans, Arabs, Africans, and more all want to come here to America, or other European nations yet their countries are thousands of years old, and then they cry about how much they deserve, how the host nation needs to pay them back, or that the house rules need to change to suit them because “diversity” is so wonderful? It’s odd how those countries are NOT taking in millions, or expected to be multicultural and have all their rules and customs changed.
    Europeans didn’t invent it, we just bet blamed for it, and the problem is far to many men have lost their thirst for knowledge., they no longer seek wisdom, and instead salivate over some tramp, just to have a high notch count.
    Books are cheaper than broads fella’s, pick one up sometime.

      1. A bit too simplistic. America’s use of over 10M black slaves was the largest form of slavery decided by race in recent history. False equivalencies cannot erase that.

        1. Keyword: Recent History.
          Do you know any other culture as obsessed with racism, sexism and discrimination outside of White European cultures? Because I don’t. Even today, Arabs still practice slavery in North Africa. All cultures practiced slavery. Only one culture put an end to it and yes, it is that simple.

        2. Well the whites were doing it competently. Other races would have had that much slavery but were too incompetent.

        3. The equivalent would be if China came here, carted 12M white people back to Beijing, and had them owned by Chinese familiies, shoveling coal all day. And the Chinese government wrote into law this was perfectly fine.

        4. If you do not understand evolution, you should refrain from presenting us with your brain farts.
          Whatever happens is evolution, therefore desired, therefore good.
          If it happens IT IS FINE. The Chinese government making a low for it would be fine as well.

        5. He ‘s confused cause he’s got “white fever”.
          He ‘s lusting after the white women who won’t ever truly love him, unless they ‘re suffering from … (not disclosed)

        6. There also being Irish slaves simultaneously kind of drives a whole in your argument , native Americans also got thrown into the mix .nobody at the time seemed to care about selling their brothers to make a buck. I would also like to point out that throughout history it has been a trait of oppressed people to revolt . Greek slaves did it, Roman slaves , Muslim slaves ,and so on . I imagine the average situation would have been about 12-24 slaves to a family of about 5 . These plantations are out in the middle of nowhere . The slaves can get their hands on farm equipment and they outnumbered their captures by at least 2-1 . In some instances they didn’t even sleep in separate quarters …but through all that you barley hear of any uprisings hmm. Lack of education? No, the common Greek or Roman slave couldn’t read or write either . Smaller numbers ? Of their were 10 million of them then no. Slavery is wrong but if the situation was so deplorable that you feel the need to bring it up 150 years after the fact then why not revolt like everyone else did ? A mass revolt during the civil war would have crippled the south and due to most of the men being on the front lines their was nothing but women and young children…seemed liked the perfect time..

        7. Don’t worry my friend, the Mongolian turkic tribes have enslaved enough central and eastern Europeans so the whites do know about other races and slave trading first hand. It rwcoiled.right in theor genetic makeuo when the Russians went after their women, land and horses. There are big cities in Asia with vast white majority. The blacks wee the most popular of slaves in the Americas but if we compare the number of slaves taken to the population they were taken from then it might seem a big uninteresting for you.

        8. Islamic cultures owned slaves for far longer, in far greater numbers and with far more brutality. Most slaves who ended up in the Americas could marry and have families. Whereas the vast majority of male slaves, destined for the Middle East, were castrated (i.e. dick and balls) and the children born to the women were killed at birth. Even today, Arabs still view Blacks as subhuman. This is also in recent history but you were unaware of it, so in your mind it’s nonequivalent.

        9. Of the 10M enslaved, 500K came to the US. The rest went to South America and the various “Indies” of the British, Dutch, French, as well as the Spanish Empire. In other words, 9.5M of your 10M weren’t “used” by America. Take your white guilt BS back to campus, boy.

        10. So 10-12M were sent to the Americas to colonized, white controlled countries. Way to dilute the white guilt…..

        11. I find it interesting you are comparing us with a culture everyone here detests- Muslim Arab culture. Imagine if people were attacking you and you said “Well, look at Oscar the molestor over there; I’m better than him!”. Comparing favorably to Arab culture is really not saying much. I thought we had higher standards. Look at India, China – countries we’ll actually be competing against. They didn’t enslave by race in recent history like we did. Compared to civilizations that have more in common with us; we did an awful job. Casting about for what the worst societies on earth also did- not sure that changes anything.

        12. As long as there have been humans, there has been slavery. There is nothing for the Whites of today to feel guilty about.

        13. America’s use of over 10M black slaves was the largest form of slavery decided by race in recent history
          Proving once again that the white man does everything better.
          We didn’t invent it, we just perfected it, then abolished it when we created industrialization (you’re welcome).
          You must make yourself sick with all your white guilt.

        14. Your line of reasoning is what’s called an overwhelming exception fallacy. Still, even by your criteria (i.e. RECENT history) you’re still wrong, as the Arabs enslaved people from 650 until the 1960s and slavery is still practiced today in Northern Africa. Still, White European culture is the only culture to end slavery.

        15. LMAO- where’s the methodology? You actually believe studies when you don’t know how they counted? C’mon now.

        16. This is the first time you used the phrase “The Americas” instead of America (which would be referring to the US)
          In your previous comments you said this:
          “America’s use of over 10M black slaves…”
          “The practice declined after the US exhausted its demand”
          “The number of black slaves taken by whites in America was north of 10M”
          Until IvyMike corrected you and informed you that the number sent to the US was 500 thousand not 10-12 million you seemed to refer to the black slaves as being sent to the United States, hence why you never said “The Americas” which would include all of North and South America.
          And then when this is brought to your attention you quickly pivot and make it seem like you knew all along. Telling him he is “diluting the white guilt”
          You are one of two things:
          An outright white knight to “minorities”
          Or a beta male who thinks he is taking the red pill but until last week spent 10-12 hours a week on Jezebel and Huffington Post.
          I first saw you in the massive comment war on Roosh’s article about the AltRight where you again were defending non white races and attacking the National Socialists. I won’t say I agreed with them but I found their arguments to appear vastly more intelligent and articulate than yours (As well as several other RTK faithful). I was embarrassed at the immature way you threw out memes and millennial phrases to make your points. But with this article it is clear what you are so I can be more at peace knowing that you are not one of us.

        17. I am certainly not one of you. I’m so glad you caught me with your legalistic hair-splitting. Good, throw your lot in with them. Look forward to see you raging in fury 10 years from now on Stomfront, still wondering “who let in the muds?” and “we need to storm the jews if someone could only tell us which one is in charge”.

        18. “I won’t say I agreed with them but I found their arguments to appear vastly more intelligent and articulate than yours ”
          I am not a reader nor contributor to Stormfront.
          Is white guilt a requirement for you else you are a Neo Nazi?
          You are vehemently anti-white based on your comments on this article, the last one, and apparently others before.

        19. No one hear “detests” them, we just honestly evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Certainly they have a healthier, less decadent culture than ours in a lot of ways– best illustrated by the fact that their response to some faggot trying to guilt them over their forefathers’ alleged misdeeds would likely be puzzlement and laughter.

        20. I think you should promote “jew guilt” over the expulsion and massacre of the Palestinians. Deir Yassin, anyone? Waddaya say? Think it would work?

        21. Well, I’m sure you know who let in the “muds”, don’t you? Who was behind the Hart-Celler Act, again?

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