Slavery Was Never Exclusive to African Americans

Written by Derek J Ackerman – 17 October 2015

~…Everybody wants to play their violins over black slaves, Native Americans and other oppressed minorities. But is white America and Europe so far removed from basic history that they’ve forgotten that they, too, were very recently slaves themselves? The word ‘slave’ derives from the term ‘esclave’, which is French for ‘Slav’—Slav being the ethno-linguistic group comprised mainly of central and eastern Europeans. Russian history is highly embedded with the institution of slavery. Even after their ‘emancipation’ in 1723, when Peter the Great converted the household slaves into house serfs, their status only really changed in name. There are said to be more than one million people in Russia that live as slaves, although it doesn’t ‘matter’—they don’t possess the correct skin hue.

The slave trade in the Balkans, Baltic regions and Central Europe during the Middle Ages to pre-modern period expanded to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. There was a specific desire for young blonde girls and boys that were cultural exotic luxuries to the Arabic slave masters—these people would then subject them to obvious sexual oppression.  …….


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“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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