You probably have seen the white Irish slave meme below on social media recently. It has caused quite a stir especially amongst the progressive liberals and the black slave reparations movement. Why? Because it brings to light a very very uncomfortable subject that has long since been dropped from school curriculums as it does not serve the progressive white liberal guilt agenda and the race pimp industry talking points. White slavery and Irish slavery is being denied and covered up. After all, where would the main source of progressive division be without the black slavery grievance? It is not like a man of African descent is occupying the highest office in the land. It is not like a black woman holds the highest office in law enforcement. Oh, wait…Nevermind.
Let’s discuss the very real history of white slavery and Irish slavery in America. Today, not a tear is shed for the sufferings of millions of our own enslaved forefathers. 200 years of White slavery in America have been almost completely obliterated from the collective memory of the American people. Who wants to be reminded that half or perhaps as many as two-thirds of the original American colonists came here, not of their own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains? We will lay out the facts about white slavery and we will cite references from numerous sources all verifiable. After reading this article there will be no room left to debate the validity of white and Irish slavery.
The fraud of the grievance industry successfully established the definition of the word “slave” as label for blacks, while labeling descriptions of the historic experience of whites in slavery a fallacy. Yet the very word “slave,” which the establishment’s consensus school of history pretends cannot legitimately be applied to Whites, is derived from the word Slav. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word slave is another name for the White people of eastern Europe, the Slavs. (Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, p. 2,858).
In other words, slave has always been a term for and a definition of a servile condition of white people. Yet we are told by the liberal academics and those in the race pimp industry that it is not correct to refer to whites as slaves but only as servants, even though the very root of the word is derived from the historical fact of white slavery.
A correct understanding of the authentic history of the enslavement of whites in America could have profound consequences for the future of the races: “We cannot be sure that the position of the earliest Africans differed markedly from that of the white indentured servants. The debate has considerable significance for the interpretation of race relations in American history” (Eugene D. Genovese, Roll, Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made, p. 31)
Most of the books on white labor in early America are titled with words like “white indentured servitude,” white “bondservants,” white “servants” etc. It is interesting that white people who were bound to a condition of what became in many cases permanent chattel slavery until death, are not referred to as slaves by academics.
With the massive amount of educational and media resources on the black experience of slavery, the unspoken assumption has been that only blacks have been enslaved to any degree or magnitude worthy of memorial. The historical record reveals that this is not the case. White people have been sold as slaves for centuries.