Jews had a role in Black slave trade John J. Ubele
The paper first appeared in the fifth issue of the Quarterly Journal of Palestine Strategic Discourse (Fall 2021). The journal is published by the Permanent Secretariat of the International Conference on Palestinian Intifada, a body sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Parliament, and the journal’s editor-in-chief is Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, current Iranian minister of foreign affairs.
John J. Ubele has a bachelor degree in business administration from New Port College, Florida. In the paper, he offers a review of the first two volumes of ‘The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews’, a trio published by the Nation of Islam in 1991, 2010, and 2016.
The original paper, almost 6,000 words, is shortened and lightly edited by Iran Daily staff, and headings and subheadings are added for public consumption. The views expressed in the paper are those of author.
Two controversial books
The Black Slave Trade is arguably the most heinous crime ever committed in human history. However, the history of the Black Slave Trade, with its huge impact on world over the last several centuries, is a topic that needs to be discussed and researched on a much larger scale.
The first book connects the dots of the Jewish role in the Black Slave Trade is ‘The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews: Volume 1’, published by the Nation of Islam in 1991. In 2010, ‘The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews: Volume 2” was published as a sequel to the first volume. These books reveal a lot about how Jews increased their wealth during the Black Slave Trade and the Jim Crow era (1865–1965).
The books also explain how the Jews were able to convert some of this vast wealth into political power over the last few centuries. The Jews used their power to manipulate or control governments in North America and Europe. It is reasonable to assume that at least some of this political power was used to assist in the creation and support of Israel.
Jews and their supporters have attempted to have the books banned. In 2019, the AntiDefamation League of B’nai B’rith (ADL) used its clout to pressure Amazon.com to stop selling the books. Fortunately, despite the Jews’ efforts, the books are still available in print and online.
‘The Secret Relationship’ books reveal a lot about the true history of Blacks and Jews, and they also help to explain the multi-layered Jewish attempt to dominate commerce and politics around the world.
The first volume spans the late Middle Ages to the 1870s, but it focuses primarily on the early 1400s to the 1870s, and contains a wealth of information about Jewish atrocities and crimes against black people during the Black Slave Trade, as well as the resulting Black Holocaust perpetrated by Jews and their business activities.
The introduction begins with a list of accusations leveled against Jews based on their history of behavior and business practices. The Jewish role in the slave trade and the Holocaust against African-Americans is also discussed, as is how the Jewish people amassed vast fortunes as a result of enslaving African-Americans.
Following the introduction, the next section explains how Jews in Europe engaged in slavery and exploitative business practices during the Middle Ages. This section contains a list of some of the more notable Jewish expulsions from various European countries and areas between the years 1000 and 1900.
The following section contains information about Christopher Columbus and evidence that he was of Jewish ancestry. During the Spanish Inquisition, Jews were expelled from Spain, according to this section. According to the book, Columbus’ voyage to the New World was a business venture, and that he brought Jews with him on his first and subsequent trips to the Caribbean to look for new business opportunities.
Then begins slavery
Beginning in the early 1500s, Jews began enslaving New World Indians in greater numbers, and as time went on, they realized that enslaving Black Africans and bringing them to their New World settlements would provide them with more production. In the early 1400s, Jews from Portugal had enslaved black people and used them on plantations on the island of Madeira off the coast of West Africa. Later, the Jews expanded their activities to include other African islands.
By the mid-fifteenth century, Spanish and Portuguese Jews were bringing an increasing number of black African slaves into their new world settlements. Throughout South America and the Caribbean islands in the 1500s and 1600s, Jews established new settlements. Various European powers, including the Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, and Dutch, conspired to establish these settlements.
In 1503, the first Portuguese Jews arrived in Brazil. Due to its proximity to the African coast rather than the Caribbean islands, Brazil provided more business opportunities and profits for the trafficking of black slaves.
Suriname has a long section because it contains a lot of information about the Jews’ attempts to run their plantations with black slaves there. Slave revolts against Jews and plantation masters became more common in the late 1600s. Various groups of freedom-fighting black ex-slaves arose from these rebellions over time, and some of these groups were very effective in fighting back against the Jews and exacting revenge on them. As these organizations grew in strength, they were eventually able to free themselves from Jewish enslavement.
The Jews were very inventive when it came to smuggling slaves and goods between various colonial powers that were at odds with one another. To avoid paying taxes, they also engaged in smuggling.
Jews and Red Man
As the Jewish community in North America grew stronger, they began to look for new business opportunities. They devised schemes to defraud or steal land from American Indians by exchanging cheap goods or alcohol for large swaths of land. These swaths of land can range in size from thousands to tens of thousands of square kilometers.
When we examine the Middle East over the last 80 years or so, we can see parallels or a pattern of behavior between how American Jews stole Indian land and how Israeli Jews stole Palestinian land.
The Jews also contributed to the British Army’s efforts to infect American Indians with smallpox. This campaign began in 1763 with the sole goal of eradicating or exterminating the Indians. This provided a great opportunity because, once a sufficient number of Indians had been killed, the settlers could move in and take over or steal the land of the Indians.
Jews and the Civil War
Many Jews fought on both sides of the conflict, but Jews were particularly active in supporting the Confederacy. A number of high-ranking Confederate government and army officials were Jewish. This included Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate government’s secretary of war, who later became the secretary of state.
Smuggling goods from Union states into Confederate states made many Jewish peddlers wealthy. This type of smuggling often resulted in large profits for Jewish peddlers. The problem of Jewish peddlers became so widespread that Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued a written order expelling them from his command
The second volume covers a period from the early 1800’s up until about the mid-1900s. It should be noted that there is some repeating of some information from the first volume in this second one.
Interestingly, the book’s preface begins with some of the history of when the first volume was released in 1991, with an explanation about a list of prominent individuals accused of anti-Semitism in the past. It also raises some points about the efforts on the part of Jewish groups and media outlets to attack the Nation of Islam.
Blacks and Jews in
the Jim Crow South
This section focuses mainly on the period right after the end of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period. Also discussed is the difficult position in which the newly freed black slaves find themselves. The following quote from this section does a good job of summarizing the difficult position:
You say you have emancipated us... But when you turned us loose, you gave us no acres. You turned us loose to the sky, to the storm, to the whirlwind, and, worst of all, you turned us loose to the wrath of our infuriated masters.
It was during the Reconstruction period that special laws (also known as Jim Crow laws) were created in the Southern states to control the lives of black people and keep them as poor and stupid as possible. A few of these laws restricting black freedom were the following:
Blacks could not be employed in any jobs other than plantation labor without a specific license granted by a judge, and the employer had to be white.
Blacks were prohibited from buying or renting farmland except in designated all-black (but white-controlled) areas.
Blacks could be barred from entering whole towns or allowed entry only at designated times with a pass stipulating specific activities.
Blacks could be barred from practicing their trade unless they proved they had been an “apprentice” to a white man.
Blacks were forbidden to sell farm products like flour, cotton, hay, rice, peas, wheat, etc., without written permission from a white man, thus disallowing independent Black agribusiness and eliminating Black competition.
Jewish political power
in the Apartheid South
Despite their small numbers in the South, Jews were very politically active and helped to create and enforce the Jim Crow laws. Also, a significant number of Jews did hold various political offices throughout the South during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is a fact that has been intentionally hidden by Jews who wish to pretend that the South was especially dangerous for them, so dangerous that they were in a nearly constant state of fear of being attacked. The reality of the situation was that the Jews were accepted members of Southern society and nearly always given the same treatment as white gentiles.
Ex-Slave meets Jewish merchant
The Jewish peddlers and shop owners devised a number of methods and schemes to cheat black people out of their money. In some cases, they would intentionally give alcohol to their black customers to get them intoxicated to the point where they could take greater advantage of them. As a result, these efforts kept black people poor and indebted to the merchants.
Curiously, members of the Rothschild banker family had financial interests in black slavery as well as slave-produced products. The following passage in the book is illuminating:
In the late 18th century, around the time of the American Revolution, Mayer Amschel Rothschild was operating a successful business from his home in the Jewish section of Frankfurt, Germany. He was selling rare coins but derived a larger portion of his income from the sale of cloth manufactured at the factories in England and from the raw cotton in bales direct from the colonial plantations of the New World.
This is an important but often ignored detail of the early formation of the Rothschild financial dynasty: that the Rothschilds’ unparalleled success was based on their extensive trading in American slave-produced commodities and not on the father’s purported megalomaniacal dream to control world finance.
From 4,000 miles away, the Rothschilds kept their European hands deep in the Southern cotton economy by way of agents they hired to do their bidding. As the network of loans and crop liens developed throughout the South, the source of the cascading credit lines reached past Philadelphia and New York to the major banking houses of London, especially the House of Rothschild.
Jews and Black labor
This section details efforts by Jews to push black tradesmen out of the various trades, especially ones related to construction. Jews developed a number of schemes to accomplish this goal, and one of these schemes was to use their power in the Federal government to allow more White gentile immigration from Europe. Many of these white gentiles were tradesmen, and they were used by the Jews to displace the black tradesmen from their jobs.
In that spirit, Samuel Gompers, who led the American Federation of Labor (AFL), was a significant force in helping the Jews achieve their goal of keeping black workers out of the trades.
The book also details how Gompers and other Jews worked to deny employment to Asian people, especially people from China. Outside of this movement, powerful and influential Jews worked together to limit and diminish Asian economic power. These efforts lasted from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The main reason for these efforts was that Jews saw the Chinese as economic competitors, and the Jews wanted to neutralize the Chinese before they had the opportunity to obtain any significant level of political power inside the US.
Jews, lynching, and Ku Klux Klan
There were many Jews who were members and supporters of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The former Secretary of State for the Confederacy, Judah P. Benjamin, was instrumental in obtaining early financial support for the Ku Klux Klan. Benjamin had fled to England after the Civil War, where he started a new life for himself working as an attorney.
The following passage in the book is informative:
There is a common thread that runs through both Ku Klux Klan and Jewish histories. Klan members were commonly known to be active participants in Freemasonry, an enigmatic association of prominent White men with shared values and group loyalties that they are oath-bound to respect over all else.
It’s understandable from the Jewish perspective why Jews don’t want people learning the true history of how the Black Slave Trade was created and maintained. There has been an enormous effort on the part of Jews to portray White gentiles as the ones who were solely responsible for the Black Slave Trade. This is the main reason why it’s so difficult to find the truth about who really was responsible for Black slavery.
By the time the Black Slave Trade ended, the Jews found themselves with massive economic and political power, which they used to help them in infiltrating and controlling the various governments in North America and Europe.
That’s why there must be a great deal of research on the part of individuals and higher learning institutions around the world to find out to what extent the Jewish banking families profited from the Black slave trade and to what extent these families used the European and North American governments to help create and support Israel.