the New Deal, a project was set up to employ writers. To find something to pay
them for, young writers were sent South to talk to actual ex-slaves. This was
actually useful, because almost all the real slaves had died out.
It is interesting to note that, with all the discussion of
the Civil War and slavery, no one in the New York Union League Club or in New
England had the slightest interest in how the SLAVES felt about it. This was
strictly government make-work policy which could not possibly pay its way from
any reader interest in it.
I haven’t seen this study mentioned anywhere popular. The
results were enormously frustrating for the earnest young liberals doing it. If
you published it outside the United States right now, you would probably go to
I can explain why the blacks were so kind to slavery and
their slave holders. But a person whose reaction to a study that comes out the
wrong way is to militantly ignore it, is very weak on the realities of the
That, in fact, is one the major advantages of Mantra
Slavery had ended say 75 years before this study was made.
There were very few blacks who were actually slaves by then, and I would bet
good money that far more than half of those interviewed were lying. But every
one of the hundreds of interviewees had known a lot of people who had been
actual slaves, and they probably repeated what they had been told.
So I am using this to review slavery, as everybody else on
both sides does, but also to examine why slave days were given such an
embarrassing boost that frustrated the writers.
First of all, the old slaves were talking about a time when
they were young. With 1930 medicine, even at its best, old age was MUCH worse than
it is now.
Also, most of the children in that slave group probably
didn’t know what slavery WAS. I distinctly remember when my mother told me
there had been a war between the North and the South. Slavery is not what they
remembered, so what DID they remember?
A child remembers being energetic and healthy, but he also
remembers HOME. In the 1850s, when abolitionist preachers were making huge
salaries in New England, an Irish child of ten who was crippled in an accident,
a very common thing, was left to starve or as a burden on his parents.
So why was this information produced? First, because the
ex-slaves were no longer young. No one surveyed the old Irishmen who had worked
as kids amidst the machinery that paid New England’s abolitionists’ handsome
Second, this survey was conducted during the Depression.
I explained why the ex-slaves interviewed in the 1930s WPA
program had almost nothing bad to say about slavery.
My point has nothing to do with slavery. My point is that a
side which controls communication grows ever more unrealistic.
That is why they cannot handle this WPA project. So they
ignore it. As time passes the things one militantly ignores get to be a bigger
and bigger stack insulating you from reality.
Reality, by its nature, has a lot of staying power.
I explained that this strange complimentary image of slavery
in the only interviews with actual slaves, not by using it as an anti-slavery
screed or as a neo-Confederate, but by simply addressing the reality. Why did
these ex-slaves themselves produce this information?
First, because when they were interviewed they were old and
My second point here is that this survey was conducted
during the DEPRESSION.
There is a lot of truth in the joke the black comedian
George Wallace made:
“Oh, yea, I know about slavery, that was the last time all
the black folks had JOBS.”
Anti-whites are so dedicated to the evils of the white world
that they get utterly deaf to any inconvenient reality. I was explaining to a
new Political Science PhD that one complaint against the apartheid regime in
South Africa was that the government did not protect black labor against black
She had never heard that, but understood. Then she defended
her Orthodoxy by replying, “Yes, but all those blacks only wanted to go to
South Africa to work for food.”
My reply, which caused a roomful of laughs, was to say,
naively, “You know, when you’re starving, food is pretty important.” The rest
of the room was laughing, but to her this was the kind of statement they report
to the European Thought Police.
In the desperate 1930s, an old black man might not see his
condition as better then it would have been under slavery. You could fire an
old black man in the 1930s when it was hopeless for him to find any job. At
that time, even for favored groups, a JOB, a LIVING, had a priority none of Mom
Professor Acolytes, as I show above, can even imagine.
Black immigration under apartheid was almost entirely FROM
the New Independent African Republics and INTO South Africa because of a
priority no anti-white can actually SEE.
An old, old black man in the late 1930s had been YOUNG when
he was a slave and, the ultimate priority in the 1930s, he was SAFE.
Notice that I am not defending slavery. I am explaining
realities that anti-whites cannot deal with because their only strategy is
Year by year, because of this denial, any simple mention of
basic truth, like the Mantra, hits them in areas in which they have never
learned to cope.
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