THINK-ISRAEL features essays and commentaries that provide context for current events in Israel. The war Islam is waging against Israel and the West is top priority. We report on global anti-Semitism, Islamism and creeping Sharia. We aim to make sense of what’s going on.
‘AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE SLAVE TRADE HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY FORGOTTEN… THEY CREATED A MYTH THAT WE WERE INNOCENT,’ AFRICAN HISTORIAN SAYS
by Ben Davis, June 20, 2020
Ben Davis cites African historians who write of the major role Africans played in capturing other Africans and selling them into the slave trade. In fact, selling slaves was a major source of income for “African rulers, traders and military aristocracy.” While the European slave traders stayed along the coastlines, it was Africans who trekked into the interior to capture Africans to feed the slave trade, it was Africans who often sold their own people into slavery.
See also a video on slavery routes – a short history of human trafficking in the Common Era in 4 videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InQvC9c-3K8 – (1/4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ppAebUW54 – (2/4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMB7CpjIS9s – (3/4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwXuRAseIc – (4/4)
YES ARABS AND AFRICANS WERE SLAVE TRADERS TOO
by Michael McManus, June 15, 2020
From the typical article on black slavery, one would never suspect that Europeans were routinely taken into slavery as late as the nineteenth Century; the slavers were mostly Arabs. Black slavery was routinely handled by Africans and Arabs, long before the Europeans entered into the trade. Michael McManus writes on aspects of the slave trade that are ignored in the bubbling promotion of white guilt for black slavery.
Additional material on the early history of slavery in the West can be found in an article by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani entitled “When The Slave Traders Were Themselves African” in the The Wall Street Journal Sept. 20, 2019:
‘This August marked 400 years since the first documented enslaved Africans arrived in the U.S. In 1619, a ship reached the Jamestown settlement in the colony of Virginia, carrying “some 20 and odd Negroes” who were kidnapped from their villages in present-day Angola.
MAURITANIA: A PLACE OF CONTINUING SLAVERY
by Tom Kadie, October 29, 2017
The government of Mauritania denies slavery exists in Mauritania. But it does. Slave-trading has been ongoing for some two thousand years and chattel slavery, where one person is the property of another, for some 800 years. In fact some 10-20% of the population is enslaved; they are enslaved generation after generation, as a class, with no way to buy out of slavery. Tom Kadie writes that “neither racial discrimination nor the historical model of chattel slavery defines slavery in Mauritania.” Slaves there are usually dark-skinned and often from sub-Saharan Africa and the ruling Arab-Berbers are light-skinned, but slave owners range in color from dark to white and come from many races. And Arabs are allowed to own Arabs. It usually isn’t necessary to compel slaves to work by using physical force, because generations of slaves have been conditioned to accept their condition. Moreover, given the high degree of unemployment in the country, they have little alternative choice. Those who do leave slavery do so mostly by physically escaping or by being freed by a group whose mission is to stop slavery.
See also the article, “Mauritania and Slavery: An Epidemic”, by Zachary Crockett, February 25, 2014 at https://priceonomics.com/mauritania-and-slavery-an-epidemic/
See videos on Mauratanian slavery at https://www.youtube.com/embed/aCB7I-p26sU and https://youtu.be/5yQlOPD8mNo, both available at https://www.iabolish.org.
BLACK LIVES MATTER IN SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA: IT STARTS BY TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN ITS MARXIST-BASED IDEOLOGY.
by Mass-Resistance, October 31, 2020
The Mass Resistance organization has been tracking BLM’s teaching that LGBT gender? genders? is just fine for a while. A later article on BLM (https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/20d/BLM-and-lgbt-school-assault/index.html) October 23, 2020, discusses the new attack on math and English by BLM in the schools.
The present article is the second article on BLM in the schools. It examines how the same objectives are tailored to different age groups. “Like all good Marxists, they dress all this up in ‘feel-good’ sounding language on the surface. But that is just the starting point. Underneath the surface these ‘principles’ are heavily refined and used consistently and to push the clear Marxist agenda that they were intended for.” We may think BLM’s objectives are inane, or even insane, but when it comes to communicating their message, they are very good. This is a highly professional job.
MEET THE BLACK LEADERS CONDEMNING BLACK LIVES MATTER
by Michael Brigham, September 16, 2020
To hear BLM spokesmen tell it, they speak for the blacks, all blacks. There’s no way to refute what they say. America is intrinsically racist; there hasn’t been a time that blacks haven’t been victimized. The reality is that black economists and civil rights leaders and leader across the black community do repudiate what BLM say. They advise shaping up, getting an education, working hard is the way to go. Their example indicates that every community can make its own way; they are not passive pawns that need a socialist leg-up to succeed.
CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY TO DESTROY AMERICA RESURGENT AMID BLM/ANTIFA-LED RIOTS
by Tyler Durden August 30 2020
This article provides information about two subjects, related but independent. First, it is an excellent summation of the techniques for political revolution developed by Professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven. Second, Durden lays out how the Cloward-Pivan strategy is being used by such leftist groups as BLM to destroy America and replace it with a socialist state. This is an insightful article providing us with necessary information required to understand BLM’s tactics.
WHERE DOES BLACK LIVES MATTER’S ANTI-SEMITISM COME FROM?
by Philip Carl Salzman, September 21, 2016
Phillip Carl Salzman explores the intersection of the BLM organization and Intersectionality, the currently popular social theory that ‘explains’ the oppression of selective categories of the down-trodden: gender, sexuality, race, nationality, religion, capability, etc. Underlying this notion of identity by group and feeding it justifications is radical Marxism. So it not surprising that a new emerging political group spouts the old ideas of anti-Semitism.
A reader said this about Dr. Salzman’s articles: “Dr. Salzman’s articles neatly captures the narrow framework characteristic of ideological worldviews, which are most vulnerable to historically informed contexts cleansed of emotionality and respectful of fact based objective analysis. Salzmans 3 most recent articles, bundled, exposes students educated within the stifling confines of academia with a broader perspective, complete with conceptual constructs (ex.intersectionality), to venture outside the fishbowl. Recommend required reading in social science curriculum.”
ADORABLE: BLM MARXISTS GET A HARSH LESSON IN REAL MARXISM
by Patriotic Viral News, December 2020
This article from Patriotic Viral News contrasts the impressive way BLM — as do all socialist groups — talks about distributing wealth equitably and how wealth is actually distributed. As Nebojsa Malic writes here: “Between July 2017 and June 2019, the Global Network had spent $4.5 million on consultants, travel and salaries while giving only $328,000 to local chapters.” And that was before the enormous expansion of money being donated to BLM. He continues, “Not only did the BLM chapters not get that [money], they also bore the brunt of the backlash against rioting, arson, and property destruction inflicted by the riots on their own communities. It was a win-win for the self-styled leadership, lose-lose for the actual foot soldiers on the ground. What Black Lives Matter chapters don’t understand is that the [socialist] system they’ve embraced is working exactly as intended.”
BLM — A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE OR COMMUNISM IN BLACKFACE?
by Joshua Washington, October 20, 2020
Joshua Washington write that BLM doesn’t represent the black community. Most black Americans want a police presence, while BLM preaches defunding the police. Similarly, black Americans want school choice, while BLM want to end charter schools. BLM wants collective care of the young, while most blacks don’t, preferring a nuclear family. And most blacks don’t want Marxism, the ideology underlying BLM. He provides information that goes well beyond what is usually available; i.e., the degree to which, thanks to BLM, witchcraft has made its way into mainstream churches. He also references an article that points out that California’s curriculum is now anti-Zionist and pro-Communist; both are BLM positions. In sum, “a movement for black Americans to be treated as equals turned into the destruction of black self-determination and joining us to an educational system that is now teaching the very Marxist principles many of us reject.”
WHO SHOULD JEWS FEAR MOST DURING AN ‘UPRISING’?
by Jonathan Tobin, September 2, 2020
Jonathan Tobin lays out his thesis at the start of this article: ‘The specter of armed extremists facing off against violent mobs is a prescription for not just bloodshed, but chaos with unknowable consequences. Predictably, the Anti-Defamation League is chiming in about this to hype fears that the presence of militias in this combustible mix will add anti-Semitism to the mix. The question is, are they telling us something we need to know about the situation or, as appears to be the case, is the ADL just riding their favorite hobby horse in order to promote their preferred political agenda and distract us from the real threat to both Jews and the nation in this situation.’ He expands on some of the consequences of American Jews downplaying the rising anti-Semitism on the Left.
THE LEFT’S MAINSTREAMING OF ANTI-SEMITISM CONTINUES APACE
by Paul Miller, January 24, 2021
Paul Miller writes of the recent growth of anti-semitism. He says outright what many are too squeamish to say: “attacking Jews is acceptable in academia, the Democratic Party, and the press, as long as it comes from a left-wing source.” Again, “… anti-Semitism has gone mainstream.” He focuses on President Biden’s “choices for top people in his administration. There is, as an example, the nomination of Kristen Clarke to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.” As far back as when she was head of Harvard’s Black Students Association, she has welcomed unambiguous anti-Semites. Under Biden’s administration, we can expect no abatement of Jew-hate spouted by Muslims, supposedly representing their states and districts.