'White Western men as evil' and 'Indigenous people as vicims'.This is the same narrative that Marxists have been badgering on about for the past 150 odd years, ever since that son-of-a-Rabbi Karl Marx decided to put pen to paper and frame the world in terms of 'oppressors and victims'. (And before you ask no, 'son-of-a-rabbi' isn't an insult, although it sure sounds like one!)
The mainstream view promoted in schools, printed and visual media shine the light on certain parts while ignoring others, be they wrongdoings that westerners committed (ignoring the ones westerners suffered), or advancements that others made (while ignoring the multitude of advancements that westerners made). The result of this is that Westerners grow up in a culture of perverted history. Watching films like '12 years a Slave' or 'Amistad' about black slaves, rather than films about the suffering of white Irish slaves in the Americas (North and South), or Russian slaves in the Middle-East. Consequently they end up believing lies about their own culture causing them to feel guilt over its transgressions. Guilt that they personally don't deserve and in some cases isn't even true. On the whole, as our American readers might say, "It sucks ass!" This short blog post will cover just a few mis-representations of White history over the past ten centuries.
Each century will cover just two topics:
- Firstly we'll look at a 'lie' which has been perpetuated by mainstream culture and then what the actual 'truth' is.
- Secondly we'll look at 'Ignored History' i.e. an important fact which is completely ignored by the mainstream culture because it doesn't fit in with their narrative of 'White Western men as evil' and 'Indigenous people as vicims'.
Lie: Islam was the beacon of civilisation for humanity while Europe squandered in the Dark Ages.
Truth: The golden age of Islam is a myth. Muslim scholars had translated many Ancient Greek books which allowed them to learn what the Greeks had discovered centuries before. That's pretty much it. They did little to add to this store of knowledge. The reason that this myth of 'Advanced Islam' is perpetuated (as can be seen in some post-2000 BBC history documentaries) is because it allows Lefties to artificially elevate the achievements of foreigners and lower those of white men.
The Aztec Empire is at war in Central America. Western lefties would have you believe that only Western countries ever had Empires, and that only Western countries ever went to war. The truth is different from what they would have you believe. Empires all over the world have made war; Aztecs included.
Lie: The warmongering West invades the peace loving Muslims in the Crusades.
Truth: Two monotheistic religions who cherish Jerusalem as one of their holy places fought over it. Chronologically speaking the Christian Byzantines (Eastern half of the Roman Empire) inherited it first. The Muslims then invaded it in ~640 AD. And then in 1100 AD the Christian Crusaders re-captured it. Can the Crusaders really be called 'warmongering' if they're just taking back what was already theirs?
And let's not forget that the Muslims had committed Jihad against North Africa, Spain, France, the Balkans, Mediterranean islands (like Malta). It's why North Africans are Muslims, because they were invaded by Muslims who forcibly converted them.
Muslims invaded many continents while Christians invaded one country and Leftists call Crusaders war-like?! It boggles the mind.
Ignored History: Much of Northern Europe was forcibly converted by the Catholic church. If we were to believe everything that Lefties wrote about Christianity, then white Christians would only be portrayed as aggressive expansionists and never as the victims. Yet back during the 1100's much of Northern & Eastern Europe were still pagan. It was during this era that the Catholic church forcibly converted people (using military orders like the Teutonic Order and the Livonian Order) to the ways of Christ.
Lie: Thousands of witches were burnt every day all across Europe by sexually-repressed/misogynistic Catholics.
Truth: Around 50,000 witches were burnt over a period of a few hundred years. (Catholics aren't misogynist, they venerate the Virgin Mary I might add). Modern day films that involve witches and/or Catholicism, like Season of the Witch starring Nicholas Cage, perpetuate 'the wronged witch meme' (try saying that tongue-teaser ten times after a few pints!). [Footnote 1]
Ignored History: The Mongol Empire thrived. It was one of the most destructive Empires in the history of humanity. It ranged from Beijing in the East to Baghdad in the South and Kiev in the West and razed cities wherever it went.
Lie: In the Pre-Colombian Americas all of the Indians lived happily and peacefully with each and were in harmony with nature. Just like 'Dances with Wolves' showed us.
Truth: Inter-tribal raids, killing, slavery, mutilation (scalping's) were all common. As common as they are in all hunter-gatherer tribes. And the notion that they were 'in harmony with nature' is bunkum. If the Indians wanted some Buffalo meat or hides then they would kill an entire herd by driving them off of a cliff. They would only butcher the carcasses they needed and leave the rest to rot. It's hardly the idealised image we're led to believe about uber-efficient hunter-gatherers taking only what they need.
Ignored History: The Black Death, that you all know about, struck Europe. It happened because an army of Central Asian Turkic-Kipchaks laid siege to a Genoese town in Crimea and catapulted plague infested corpses into the town. This is one historical example of biological warfare. Funnily enough though it's never presented in this light. It's always spoken about as though it were 'an unfortunate occurance' instead of it being an act of war.
When the Europeans went to South America and un-intentionally (note: un-intentionally) infected the Amerindians with diseases that killed them, Lefties (like Jared 'Guns, Germs and Steel' Diamond) use this as 'proof' of how evil Europeans are. But when Central Asians throw plague-infected-corpses into a city that leads to the death of 1/3 of all Europeans Lefties never utter a single word. I wonder why...
Lie: White Iberian conquistadors destroyed advanced cultures in Central America and Southern America enslaving and killing millions in the process. Thus proving that White people are the only humans who are genocidal.
Truth: White Iberian conquistadors destroyed several Empires (much like European, Asian and African Empires had and have done throughout history) some of which practised both advanced mathematics AND advanced human sacrifice (the Mayans). Watch Mel Gibson film 'Apocalypto' for an accurate dramatisation of the Mayan Empire at it's glorious peak. (Or should that be 'goryous' peak...)
Ignored History: Nearly twice as many African slaves were captured and traded by Arabs than by Europeans.
Here's what is written in the Encyclopedia Britannica:
Approximately 18,000,000 Africans were delivered into the Islamic trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean slave trades between 650 and 1905. In the second half of the 15th century Europeans began to trade along the west coast of Africa, and by 1867 between 7,000,000 and 10,000,000 Africans had been shipped as slaves to the New World.Slavery persisted in the Muslim world until 1962. That's right 1962! The decade when the West was sending people to the moon and harnessing the power of the atom, was the decade when Muslims persisted in treating human beings like they were still in the stone age.
Lie: Slaves were left to die on slave ships because: a) it was profitable for the white slave owners, b) white merchants didn't care about black slaves.
Truth: Everyone (and for those in the cheap seats EVERYONE!) died on slave ships, both the crew and the captives in equal proportions. That means if you were a sailor on a slave ship then you had the same odds of you surviving the journey as the slaves being transported. Sometimes it was 50-50 whether you'd make it back home alive. That's how grim it was on board ships in that period, regardless of your skin colour. Here's the Encyclopedia Britannica on the Transatlantic slave trade (abeit referring to the trade in the 18th century):
The death rates among the European captains and crew engaged in the slave trade were at least as high as those among their cargo on the Middle Passage. Of the slave-ship crews that embarked from Liverpool in 1787, less than half returned alive.Ignored History: The Ottoman-Turkish (Muslim) invasion of Europe led to thousands of young white men being enslaved in it's Janissary slave army. While the white men were often enslaved in the Janissary army (used to fight white Kingdoms in the Balkans) white women were sold and used in harems.
Lie: Black slaves suffered more than white or yellow slaves on slave plantations.
Truth: White slaves were often sold cheaper than black slaves. The Irish had it particularly bad: they were looked down on both for being Irish and also for being Catholic:
African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling), had to be transported long distances and paid for not only in Africa but in the New World. Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, prisoners or forcibly removed.Of course this never gets much coverage because it doesn't fit into the narrative of 'Evil White People' because Irish people are 'White' ergo they can't be victims. You gotta love that lefty-logic!
Ignored History: The Pilgrims landed in America and after founding their colony suffered from disease, Indian attacks and other deprivations. During the early years many of the settlers died from various diseases like dysentry:
The first mass casualties of the colony took place in August 1607, when a combination of bad water from the river, disease-bearing mosquitoes, and limited food rations created a wave of dysentery, severe fevers, and other serious health problems. Numerous colonists died, and at times as few as five able-bodied settlers were left to bury the dead.What this shows is that in the pre-industrial era disease killed many people, white, black, brown, yellow, mixed race etc. There wasn't a deliberate attempt by white people to kill other races using disease to aide their colonisation efforts. People simply died because they didn't understand about hygiene, virology etc.
Lie: White traders sold blankets tainted with smallpox and other diseases to American Indians to kill them off. They also sold alcohol to them in an attempt to destroy their culture.
Truth: White traders never sold blankets with smallpox in. It's just a nasty nasty lie.
In fact, white traders did the exact opposite to what Lefties would have you believe. White traders bartered quality goods, particularly blankets and kettles (iron tools were non-existent in North America prior to the arrival of Europeans), to North American Indians in exchange for animal hides (esp. beaver pelts). They also sold large numbers of firearms to the Indians which the Indians used to shoot game with (like birds).
If anyone is interested what goods were sold to the Indians then visit the webpage above and scoot down past the text to 'Table 2' (3/5 down the page). It shows what items the Hudsons Bay Company sold to Red Indians. The list includes guns, alcohol, thread, blankets, tobacco etc. Yup, that's what 'Evil White Men' do you see: sell goods to people that improve their quality of life. They're just so evil aren't they(!) Curse white men and their desire to make my life better(!) Curse them(!)
Ignored History: The Anti-Slavery movement began to take off in Britain. It was this movement that would eventually lead to the worldwide abolition of slavery. It's because of white men that slavery is almost extinct throughout the world. These white men thought slavery was so terrible for all concerned that they didn't want it to exist at all so they put their heart and soul into destroying it.
The existence of the Anti-Slavery movement debunks the belief of Lefties who proclaim that Western Empires are solely concerned with profit and power. I mean, how much profit and power did the British stand to gain by making slavery illegal? I think you'll find the answer is none!
Lie: The Opium War (by the British against the Chinese) was an egregious attempt by Western Capitalists to try and turn the entire Chinese population into Opium addicts; Opium which had been exported from their plantations in the British colony of India. Thus proving how evil Western Empires really were.
Truth: Opium was used extensively in Britain and Europe, as both pain relief (like people use aspirin today) and a recreational drug. Most of the Opium that was consumed by British citizens actually came from Turkey (a Muslim country I might add):
between 1827 and 1869, between 80 and 90 per cent of opium imported into the country was Turkish.
Ignored History: Pretty much all practical technology that the modern world is built on was developed in this century; and developed by white men throughout Europe and the Americas. Mass-production of steel, the internal combustion engine, modern medicine, chemical works, telecommunications, transport, textiles, agriculture (animal breeds and farming technology), the list goes on and on and on like Duracell bunny.
BTW the plastics used in 'cool' i-pods and blue dye in 'trendy' ripped-at-the-knees-jeans were developed during this 'old fashioned' era (by John Hyatt and William Perkin respectively).
Lie: Japanese civilians were the only ones who suffered during bombing raids.
Truth: German civilians in Hamburg had incendiary bombs dropped on them in WW2. The accounts of what happened to civilians of Hamburg during the bombing raids is both very graphic, and un-pleasant. Here is one of them:
‘Of the children these dreadful nights, what can be said? Their fright became horror and then panic when their tiny minds became capable of grasping the fact that their parents could no longer help them in their distress. They lost their reason and an overwhelming terror took over. Their world had become the shrieking centre of an erupting volcano from which there could be no physical escape. Nothing that hell offered could be feared more.
‘By the hand of man they became creatures, human in form but not in mind. Strangled noises hissed from them as they staggered pitifully through the streets in which tar and asphalt ran as streams. Some of these tiny creatures ran several hundred feet. Others managed only twenty, maybe ten feet. Their shoes caught fire and then their feet. The lower parts of their legs became flickering sticks of flame. Here were Joans of Arcs... thousands of them. All who had perished unjustly on the fires of the Middle Ages were as nothing when compared with what was happening that night.
‘The sounds of many were unintelligible and undoubtedly many more called for their parents from whom they were parted by death or by accident. They grasped their tortured limbs, their tiny burning legs until they were no longer able to stand or run. And then they would crash to the ground where they would writhe in the bubbling tar until death released them from their physical misery.’ - Martin Caidin.
Ignored History: Communists in the USSR destroyed much of Russia's natural environment. If you believed everything you heard in a geography lesson (speaking as a Geography graduate), or read on Michael Moores website, then you would be convinced that Capitalism was the biggest threat to the natural environment. But of course it's not true. The ignored history is that Communism is a bigger threat to nature than Capitalism is. Just look at the history of the USSR, it's created some of the worlds biggest environmental catastrophes known to man: the destruction and poisoning of the Aral Sea, mass deforestation in Siberia, the Chernobyl meltdown; and it only existed for 80 years. Yet you'll never read about this in the West, why? Because it doesn't fit the narrative of 'White Western man is evil'.
Well there we have it, a dozen or so mis-representations of the past well and truly rectified.
The next time you hear about a new '12 Years a Slave'-type film that ignores white slaves, or read an article about Hiroshima that implies it was the only city that suffered during WW2, or see historical documentaries which ignores crimes against white people then you know to keep your sceptical "yeah right..." comment close to hand and set about rectifying these perverters of history.
 I'm neither a Catholic nor a Christian, so I have no reason to defend either, but that doesn't mean I agree with the Lefties who attack Christianity in books, on TV, in films etc. They attack it for the wrong reasons. They attack it not because they're interested in truth, but because they're interested in opposing whatever their parent culture is. In the case of the West their culture is Christianity, Capitalism, Monarchism, Self-restraint, decency, moderation, industry, reason, the nuclear family, etc. This is a basic characteristic of lefties: to oppose/antagonise.