JEA: Michael Hoffman, the author of They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America, offers an interesting take on Thanksgiving. Here is a description of They Were White and They Were Slaves:

“They Were White and They Were Slaves is a thoroughly researched challenge to the conventional historiography of colonial and industrial labor, a stunning journey into a hidden epoch, the slave trade of Whites, hundreds of thousands of whom were kidnapped, chained, whipped and worked to death in the American colonies and during the Industrial Revolution. This is a chronicle that has never been fully told, part of a vital heritage that has until now comprised the dustiest shelf in the darkest corner of suppressed history.”

Michael Hoffman

In our day, not only turkeys but the American celebration of Thanksgiving is headed for the chopping block, should the Left prevail in stripping the calendar of our cherished traditional holidays.

Toward that objective, it has been decided by the overlords of consensus reality that the Protestant dissidents who founded the commonwealth of Massachusetts and much of New England were “genocidal” toward Native Americans…

“Woke” history, for all the support it receives from mighty organs of mass opinion like the New York Times, in many of its most basic assumptions and tenets is ludicrously ignorant and simplistic.

For example, why are we made to believe that the history of genocide on the North American continent began with the arrival of white people?

From a survey of the anti-Columbus and anti-Pilgrim polemics, we find that this rudimentary question is seldom if ever, posed.

If the cause of justice for Native Americans was the actual business at hand, then the history of genocide would commence with the buried history of the slaughters perpetrated by Indian tribes against rival tribes, long before any Englishman stepped on Plymouth Rock.

The Iroquois confederacy was dedicated to the wholesale extermination of the Huron, a loathsome feat they nearly managed to achieve.

In the far west, the Blackfeet attempted to impose genocide on the Flathead people, and the Cayuse were the bloodthirsty enemies of their native neighbors. The Pilgrims were entangled in internecine conflicts by the tribes of the northeast that had been underway decades before 1620. This entry of whites into the civil wars of the natives is the “genocide” for which the founders of New England are indicted, while the genocide perpetrated by Native Americans on one another is censored or absolved.

In its place, a myth is promulgated in defiance of the historical record, of pre-Pilgrim peace and solidarity among the Indians. This imposture can only have credibility by ignoring the annals of Native civil wars.

Moreover, when the Wampanoag were pursuing war with the Puritans they were facing not only them but the Indian allies of the Puritans: Pequots, Niantics, Mohegans as well as Wampanoag people who had converted to Christianity.

In 1675 the resulting King Philip’s War was instigated by the Wampanoag with the aid of their former enemies, the Narragansetts.

Due to a dream that Wampanoag shamans shared, they counseled that their warriors should commit inflammatory acts to provoke the New Englanders into firing the first shot. The medicine men dreamed that the Wampanoag would only be victorious if they goaded the whites in this manner. Consequently, houses of Puritans were looted and wrecked, their cattle killed.

On June 23 the Wampanoag’s self-fulfilling prophecy was realized: a Puritan farm boy shot a marauding Wampanoag who had been plundering his family’s farm. With 24 hours Wampanoag warriors were ambushing whites. Nearly a dozen were killed, including the farm boy and his father.

In the early skirmishing, colonial militiamen were picked off, their bodies dismembered, mutilated and displayed in gruesome arrangements intended to intimidate survivors. Thus began King Philip’s War, whose violence is now laid entirely at the feet of the settlers, with any admission of right and wrong being present on both sides of the conflict summarily dismissed as “white supremacy.”

The tragedy was not inevitable. In the early years of Plymouth Plantation, there was respect and a degree of concord between Indians and Pilgrims, which is what is commemorated at Thanksgiving — the crossing of the racial gulf in the search for mutual understanding and harmony. One of the most heavily enforced doctrines of political correctness is the prevalent contempt for Christian missionary efforts. Yet it is worth noting that it was Christian linguists who helped to preserve what were entirely oral Indian languages, through the laborious process of translating the Bible into native tongues.

A few decades after King Philip’s War, David Brainerd was born. He was a Puritan burdened with poor health who was orphaned at age fourteen and subsequently expelled from Yale. He overcame his disadvantages and physical frailty to give his life to leading Native Americans to Jesus, dying at the age of 29 from exhaustion and “consumption” (tuberculosis). His diary was published by theologian Jonathan Edwards and remains a signal inspiration to missionaries crossing oceans and racial divides to toil in the vineyard of the gospel and racial healing, even unto our day.


Prejudice toward Pilgrims and Puritans (the former sought to separate from the official Anglican Church, the latter worked to remain and “purify” it), predates “woke” hatred. These brightly dressed, hard-drinking, hard-living Calvinists who were known to usually quickly remarry after the death of a spouse, have been routinely portrayed by literary giants from Hawthorne to Mencken as happiness-hating prudes who prohibited love, life and alcohol.

Actually, their principal concern in England and a reason they were driven from their birthplace, was their intolerance of the criminal politics practiced by a monarchy and aristocracy knee-deep in the familiar lip service paid to Yahweh’s scriptural standards, including weighty matters of economic justice and courtroom jurisprudence.

The Puritans worked to enforce God’s laws against avaricious bankers and merchants, usurious interest rates, and sham trials consisting of convictions for capital crimes that lacked the obligatory two witnesses, protesting the perjury that was common due to ignoring God’s prescribed punishment (the sentence the perjurer sought to inflict on the innocent was to be inflicted on the perjurer). In the Bible, imprisonment is only for battle captives and those awaiting trial and not to be employed as a form of punishment.

These were among the many practical Biblical reforms Puritans sought to enforce in order to crush criminal politics and bring about the kingship of Christ. Undoubtedly the Puritans were far from perfect and their unjust persecution of Catholics and Quakers (among others) would lead Roger Williams to found Rhode Island as a sanctuary for dissidents…


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  1. @Jonas, I normally agree with your pieces but I have to say this one has tones of making excused for the largest genocide ever committed against a people. Shameful…

  2. Thanksgiving a unique American holiday;
    On the last thursday of November, way back in 1692,

    Americans learned to never ever again be “giving” to any poor and starving people.

    As they will never give you “thanks” and will live only to kill you later on, (and for very good reason)
    if you dont kill them first.

    • Always remember, Konehead, these Europeans considered themselves “chosen” by God to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent, as John L. O’Sullivan put it in 1845. Didn’t a certain nation just to the west of you want to do the same thing in WWII?

  3. This is historical revesionism with the intention to whitewash European exterminations of both continents of the natives. Liberals being wrong on some things does not make everything they have stated as being wrong, same can be said with conservatives. But this informaiton is intellectual dishonesty to the fullest.

    Anyone anywhere from the Americas, Africa, India, China, the Arabs, even the Byzentine Ottomans, can tell everyone how Europe practiced mass exterminations on their peoples. This articile falsely equates total war between tribes and prisoners of war who were effectively slaves with the Europeans mass burning of Indian villages, their calculated use of diseases to function as biological bombs on the Indian popilations, their imposition of European control over land, resources and Indian bodies to be used as slaves through the use guns. This total annihilation on the Indians by the Europeans with guns, fire and diseases is nothing new.

    The Catholics and Europe in general exterminated most of the Moors in spain and proceeded to do the same with many other groups throughout europe before moving on to the rest of the world. This trait of burning entire people through exterminations is the legacy of europes extermination of the moors, which is found in every civillization that europe has touched since. Burning everyone with fire.

    • This artical seems to falsely equate prisoner of war slavery. Which has been practiced by practically every ethnicity, culture and religious group of people againts the form of slavery that europeans conducted under the massive mercantilism of european exploitation of human labor.

      These two forms of slavery are not the same. One is poor people economics between tribes, if that. The other is mass exploitation by reducing humans to arbitrary figures of monetary value through the dogma of materialism in order to reep massive profits where entire systems of people with elites at the top reap the benefits. Secondly, Black, nor even white slaves, did not have it worst than the natives. To in any way shape or form imply that would be false, historically innacurate, direspectful and intellectul dishonesty.

    • Mihail, The Guatemalan government is not Mayans,..and most do not recognize it as legitimate in any way. How many tribes are managed is by the same technique, used in phase 2 occupation everywhere. Recruit , indoctrinate, support candidates, take over, gain recognition.
      The entire system is imported. Not to mention the corporate and national exterior influences that methodically impoverish in attempt to break spirits. The Mayans are there, and have been for many thousands of years. They are living in occupied territory. Columbia belongs to Spain, and we protect the cocaine. We have 7 bases there, and all US adults can have as much cocaine as they want, Europe too,. Ultimation is correct. Denial is the problem.

    • Conversions to Catholicism were forced in Guatemala under threat of death by hanging.
      All people were forced to attend mass. Currently, the Evangelicals have reconverted the entire populace (almost) between 2007 and 2015, and then in 2016 drove them north with whispers in their ears to belong to the right church when they get to the US border. That is what the wall was for, funneling labor and people and babies for assimilation and labor. It is ongoing.

    • None of what you stated Mihail would refute mass exterminations on the Natives by Europeans. Secondly, it was stated in the original post that Europeans did not just specifically exterminate Natives, or Africans, or others, etc. Europeans exterminated many groups WITHIN EUROPE ITSELF AFTER THE BLOOD LUST OF THEIR MOOR EXTERMINATION. This would include other indegious European peoples, etc. You fail to understand that the term ‘white’ and ‘black’ are invented racial constructs that never existed until three centuries ago. Europe did not exterminate based on race. That was never the crux of Europes bloodlust. They exterminated based on THE SACREDNESS OF KILLING ITSELF which is inbuilt into Christianity, where Jesus NEEDS TO BE SACRIFICED AND KILLED TO PAY FOR SINS. Every person and society that was exterminated by the Europeans in some twisted bizarre way represented Jesus dying in order for them (Christians) to live, replaying this ritual of bloodletting. This ironically enough has nothing to do with the real Christs teachings. However, this ritual killing is very useful for the western world to mantain hegemony of control. In reference to the blame. America, Europe and Russia hold the worlds nukes and most of its killing potential to set everything on fire. They have held this kind of destructive control on the rest of the world for the past half mellenium. So with great evil deeds of exterminating peoples comes great blame they should repent for.

    • What kind of strayman argument are you presenting when you mention CRT to dismiss legiminate grievances of European extermination of the natives? Yes white slavery happened, en mass actually. Yes they were tortured and many of them killed when no longer useful. Yes black slavery happened, en mass. Yes they were tortured and many of them killed when no longer useful. Yes many Native tribes practiced total war on each other, subjugated, enslaved and some even genocided others. YET THIS DOES NOT envalidate the Europeans exterminating natives THROUGHOUT TWO WHOLE CONTINENTS. These ideas on the native genocide have existed long before crt. This isnt new information that the natives were simply almost completely erased from existence. Europe’s systematic exterminations are the result of its values. Inbuilt into Europes value system was/is the deifying of killing, and the removal of the idea that humans possess souls and by extension their human dignity. No other culture or group systematically deligitimized other groups or tribes as being subhuman or non humans who did not posses souls. The European megalomaniac warlords did this to European peoples they did not control then the rest of the world.

  4. Yes, and the black and white slaves often married out of their race, as they were on the same social level. A similar, but newer, book is White Cargo, about the white slaves who came to the New World from Britain and Ireland. Here’s an editorial description of the book, “In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock.”

  5. A pilgrim is a traveler on their way to a holy place. The most common term I have heard for this holiday from native people, is Thanks-taking. In the essence of the holiday as presented, { communal sharing of abundance} , the end result is clearly lopsided. Interesting too, is the placement of the holiday, always just after entering the first decan of Sagittarius, Hermit. This is Steve Bannons decan, long associated with the Bow, but it is not a place to find archers at all. The Feast of the Queenship of Mary, placed just into Virgin decan, Aug 22, the birth decan of Mother Teresa, and Lehnert, the Popess, the most powerful woman in Catholic history. And the upcoming stolen holiday just after entering Capricorn, while Santa Claus is fully described in Hexagram #47 (Legge Trans) of the oldest text of humanity, tree, red cloth, sleigh and all. So when we speak of bad traditions vs scientifically verifiable traditions, we find much malfeasance and agenda driven calendrical chicanery. Our entire year, is formulated to obfuscate and confuse our orientation with natural time. This is scientifically provable.

  6. I ran across Hoffman two decades ago via the emergence of internet email topic lists. I got the book, and quickly looked at the bibiliography in the back for his sources and the notes, which showed a very laborious research project, over a 150 books. If I remember correctly he went to England for a while to research libraries there. I began going down the list and Googling the titles and found a treasure trove, being able to pick up some where there were just one of two for sale. I bought a half dozen initially and that got up to 12 eventually. The gem was a fist addition of “The White Slaves of England”, published in 1854. It has engraved images in it of children working in the coal mines, small enough to push the carts in the smallest height tunnelby leaning forward with their heads down. As clothing quickly got destroyed in this environment the boys and girls (oh yes) worked basically nude, in jock strap garb as the mine tunnels were just high enought to get a cart through. To keep the air pressure even and circulating in the tunnels, doorways were were located that could be swung open when a cart was going to and fro. A smaller kid sat in a recessed area to pull the door open, sitting for most of the day in the dark, with the only light being a candle on the front of the coal carts. You can just image what kind of shape these kids ended up in. These were British citizens mind you. I suspect the Spanish mines in South America were just a brutal, or more, which killed up a large part of the Indian population.

    • Another under utilized source for the period is the documents in various town historian offices in the NE. Some are accessible, but others have to be viewed in person. Stories never heard lay in piles in cob web laced storage closets.

  7. As John L. O’Sullivan wrote back in 1845, Americans claim by “right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us.”

    The notion that some Europeans were “chosen” by God to come to this continent, displace and murder the aboriginals, and to possess the whole of it is very similar to Zionism, if you haven’t noticed, Jonas. If you don’t see the connection, just have any Native American or any Palestinian explain it to you.

  8. Yeah, right…

    The same kind of “peace” that Christopher Columbus brought to the indigenous peoples he “discovered.” As Master Teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke said, Columbus was a Faker “who discovered nothing.”

    The 1st thing we all should do is let go of these religious myths. Master Teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke highly recommended as a starting point the essay “Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth” by John G. Jackson (1941). It’s a great read.

  9. Ok all through history bad things happen so what should we do now. Lets destroy everything and kill off the human race. Wouldn’t that clean up history? No we should not, or either that we should be held accountable for the past. What we should do is not forget and try to be better then our ancestors. We are not our brothers keeper!

    • Nope! “Forgiving” 400+ years of black people living under “democracy?” Being treated as sub-humans? “Buck-Breaking”?

      Nope! Just “Cut Da Check!” B1…

      Go talk to the “black” clergy, Al Sharpton, and Van Jones. They’ll talk to you about “forgive, forgive, forgive.”

      When are you going to “forgive” Foundational Black Americans (FBA)? How ’bout “forgiving” Iran? It seems wanting to not live under a U.S.-backed tyranny is just such an “unforgivable” offense.

    • “And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:3

    • “I am not my brothers keeper” , is the story of Cain killing Able due to jealousy. It is a defiant denial. A pathetic unrepentant exclamation of a murderer at his trial.

      We are most definitely keepers of our brothers and sisters. The way we treat each other, and the way we handle the wrongful actions of our ancestors, defines us as a species. Who are the savages now ? The genocide of indigenous people is ongoing, assimilation programs are ongoing, and economic persecution is ongoing, in all parts of the americas. Our ancestors did not show up with the intent to share, but to conquer. We still use the word proudly, Conquistadors.

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