The Hoax of White Guilt

From the White Guilt Department:

“Oliver Friedfeld, a senior at Georgetown University (GU) and his roommate were recently mugged at gun point — but Frieldfeld says he deserved it because of his “privilege.” In an oped for the GU newspaper, The Hoya, Friedfeld wrote that he “can hardly blame” the assailants for robbing him. He argued that income inequality is to blame for the incident. “Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’ It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem,” Friedfeld wrote.

Whom whence does this “White Guilt” originate? The finger is pointed to the fact that white people imported into America many black people to be sold as slaves. True enough, but the narrative leaves out the fact that virtually every one of those black people were sold to the slavers by other blacks who had captured them in their raids upon other tribe, and before they started selling them all of their heads were cut off in a yearly celebration.

“This singular short tart claim, that “We sold each other into slavery”, has maintained in a state of continual flux our historical basis for Black-on-Black self love and mutual cooperation at the level of Class. Even if it is true (without further clarification) that we sold each other into slavery, this should not absolve Whites of their responsibility in our subjugation. We will deal with Africa if need be.”  40 ACRES AND A MULE

Another thing that the narrative leaves out is the fact that Up to 2/3 of the original whites were brought to America as slaves by English. These individuals weren’t “Indentured Servants” but people held against their own will. People were enslaved by the English for being poor, vagrants, criminals, orphaned. Most of the slaves were Irish brought here in chains at the same exact time in History as Africans. The English enslaved mainly Irish, Scottish, and English people. A good percentage of these individuals died in slavery on the ship ride to America, being overworked, diseases, starvation, beatings, murder, and other horrible untold things.

They Were White & They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America

One of the biggest excuses blacks use to explain their communities collective failure is how the white man enslaved them. Black slavery is one of the biggest topics in American public schools as it is used to instill a sense of guilt in whites. The topic of black slavery is also used to enrage blacks and make them feel like their “owed” something by whites. It also seems give a lot blacks a slave mentality where they have no desire to bring themselves up and are happy living off social programs funded by the American tax payer. If only public schools taught the real history of American slavery, there wouldn’t be an unofficial civil war going on between whites and blacks. One only has to read statistics to find out things in America aren’t quite right.

Apparently, at least ½ but up to 2/3 of the original whites American were brought here as slaves by English. These individuals weren’t “Indentured Servants” but people held against their own will. People were enslaved by the English for being poor, vagrants, criminals, orphaned, or even being Irish (most of the slaves). The English enslaved mainly Irish, Scottish, and English people. A good percentage of these individuals died in slavery on the ship ride to America, being over worked, diseases, starvation, beatings, murder, and other horrible untold things. The slaver masters abused white slaves worse than blacks as the white slaves were expendable (blacks were much more expensive both in price and to take care of). Whites were also expected to do harder labor than blacks. Young white slave boys children, were often used as “human brooms” while cleaning chimneys, and died working.

They do not want to tell you that the first slave owner in America was a black man, nor that 25% (or higher) of freed black men went on to own slave in the Antebellum South. In 1860, only a small minority of whites owned slaves. That year’s census also shows that there were fewer than 385,000 individuals who owned slaves. Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves. Now all of us descendants of none slaveholder are to suffer and carry “White Guilt” for that small percentage of the population way back then back then?

Well, why don’t black need to shoulder some of this guilt as well? In 1860, there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states. Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city. 28 percent is certainly impressive when compared to less than 1.4 percent of all American whites and less than 4.8 percent of southern whites. There were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation. Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000. That year,1860, the mean wealth of southern white men was $3,978.

Shelby Steele’s analysis of “white guilt” in his book by the same name writes of the deleterious effects of this guilt, which results in holding blacks to lower standards than whites. I reckon if this is what white guilt manifests then Oliver Friedfeld has a bad case of it. The racism of low expectations.

The black slaveowners stats were taken from this link:

Update: 12/5/2014

There is some question as to whether Oliver Friedfeld,  and his roommate were mugged at gun point at all:

No police report exists with the Washington DC police of the campus police. This an other inconsistencies in story suggest Marxist activist Oliver Friedfeld lied about being mugged. Friedfeld says he was interviewed by a reporter. He never mentions the reporters name, who the reporter worked for, or how the reporter found out about the mugging. To date, the alleged interviewed has never appeared in anything. Only Friedfeld Marxist diatribe was published, not any interview. The only thing that can be confirmed is that there is an OLIVER MICHAEL FRIEDFELD attending Georgetown University.

This is all I know, I will post further update as more information comes to light.  If it was indeed a hoax what is the hoaxer’s motive? Was it to promote the idea of white guilt and how whites should turn a blind eye to any and all black’s transgression?  Or was it to discredit the people, like me, who hold that the true hoax is the concept that the whites of today bear any guilt at all for what some white people did in America in the past.

Hoax or not it does not invalidate any of the opinions and facts I expressed above.




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