This post was first published at Freenations and we re-publish with the author’s kind permission.
White, far left instigators of racial tensions and street violence in supposed defence of blacks will not admit that it is precisely those they attack (the white Anglo Saxon capitalist world) which has for 200 years been in the vanguard of slavery abolition, legal protection of workers, freedom of contract and social welfare while today slavery is almost exclusively the province of Chinese and North Korean communists, Asian factories (even in Britain) and African countries where labour exploitation, forced labour and slave selling is rife.
The British Empire abolished the slave trade in 1807 and slavery in 1833. The USA abolished slavery in 1865. The modern slave (as in the Leicester clothes factory run by Asians – just revealed in the British press) is paid illegal poverty wages and expected to survive economically in society. The old slaves could of course be bought and sold – but they were fed and accommodated by the owner. So today’s slavery is even worse than the kind which was abolished (at least in the Anglo Saxon world) in the 19th century!
According to the Global Slavery Index:
on any given day in 2016 there were over 3.8 million people living in conditions of modern slavery in China. This estimate does not include figures on organ trafficking.
Among the many manufacturing industries in China …. it was revealed that employees of Chinese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, which produced parts for Apple’s iPhone, were allegedly subjected to exploitative working conditions.
Students from vocational courses are reportedly forced to work in the electronics manufacturing sector under the threat of failing to graduate if they decline. These jobs are disguised as ‘internships’ but are usually simple production line jobs. Such cases of forced labour have been documented in electronics factories supplying major brands such as Apple, Acer, HP, and Sony, among many others.
Of the 183 countries assessed, only 31 have ratified the International Labour office’s 2014 Forced Labour Protocol. Forty-seven countries have not criminalised human trafficking in accordance with the definitions outlined in the UN Trafficking Protocol; a further 96 countries have not criminalised forced labour, and 133 have not criminalised forced marriage
The Global Slavery Index lists the 10 countries taking the least action to respond to modern slavery:
1. North Korea
5. Equatorial Guinea
7. Democratic Republic of the Congo
The 10 countries taking the most action against modern slavery.
1. The United Kingdom
2. The Netherlands
3. The United States
Some of the worst examples of slavery are in Libya where the International Organisation for Migration says that it had documented reports of ‘slave markets’ along the migrant routes in North Africa “tormenting hundreds of young African men bound for Libya. There they become commodities to be bought, sold and discarded when they have no more value,” said a spokesman. A video (CNN) showing a slave auction where men are sold for $400:
““Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he’ll dig,” said an auctioneer, according to CNN. “What am I bid, what am I bid?”
Thanks to the grotesque policies of Merkel’s Germany and Sweden these poor Africans were led to believe they could go to Europe but were then trapped as slave fodder in Libya. Well done Angela Merkel!
But while Middle East and African countries do nothing about slavery the British and Americans lead the world in fighting slavery – not what the mass media with their BLM/ANTIFA obsessions want to reveal! Eight of the 10 worst countries for slavery are in Africa. All the 10 countries doing the most to fight slavery are white.
A former Royal Navy officer of 22 years standing wrote on an MP’s website recently:
Many of my patrols, based in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, focused on drug running, enforcing the oil embargo as well as other peace keeping duties. One of the tasks we performed that I never expected to, was countering the traffic in human cargo. Yes, modern day slavery. We would encounter slave traders operating between Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, North Africa and other places. Occasionally the slavers would attempt to flee by shooting the slaves and pushing them overboard thereby forcing us to stop and pick them up. Fortunately our Royal Marines were better shots and they rarely got away. Modern day slavery exists. We are one of the few countries doing something about it.
Peter Worsley has reminded me of the 19th century role of the Royal Navy in combatting the slave trade, chronicled in Capt. Bernard Edwards’ book “The Royal Navy versus the Slave traders” between 1808 and 1898.
It is all the more disgraceful that there is slavery in the UK today. It is the habit of immigrant employers of other immigrants (often illegals who dare not complain). In Leicester clothing labourers have been employed at between £3 and £4 an hour (legal minimum for over 25s is £9) and were kept working throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. This became generally known in June but in January Andrew Bridgen (MP for North West Leicestershire) asked a Business Energy & Industrial Strategy minister;
“Will the Minister agree to meet me to discuss the situation in Leicester, where I believe that approximately 10,000 people in the clothing industry are being paid £3 to £4 an hour in conditions of modern slavery?”
Doubtless – as in the sex gangs cases – political racial correctness prevented a rigorous investigation so now that illegality has been compounded by the resurgence of COVID-19 in Leicester – the close working in such factories being classic Coronavirus sources.
The Slave Trade Act 1807 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom prohibiting the slave trade in the British Empire and in 1833 slavery itself was abolished by Act of Parliament. As the journalist Kathy Gyngell noted, it was in 1792 that William Pitt urged the abolition of this ‘abominable trade’.
The abolition of slaves in the British Empire logically led (as it had not in the USA) to the compensating of slave owners who had, before the Act came into force, been engaged in a legitimate trade. Praise for the British laws came from all over the civilised world. John Philpot Curran, an Irish Nationalist, wrote:
“No matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery the moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain the altar and the God sink together into the dust and he stands redeemed regenerated and disenththralled by the irresistible genius of universal emancipation”
In America, describing in ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ the escape to Canada of American slaves, Harriet Beecher Stow wrote:
“Hours fleeted and at last clear and full rose the blessed English shores charmed by a mighty spell with one touch to dissolve every incantation of slavery”
We British have much to be proud of in the history of the abolition of slavery – and our continued fight against it today. No far left, violent exploiters of racial tensions (now so roundly condemned by Blacks on both sides of the Atlantic) dare look at the facts.
It was a supreme irony that while the Wells Fargo Bank (along with 269 other multinationals) signed up to support the extremist BLM, that organisation’s supporters were destroying one of the bank’s properties! Of course – BLM hates Jews and capitalism, and wishes to defund the police. No wonder no one was around to protect Wells Fargo!