DECEMBER 15, 2010 -
DREWRYVILLE, VA [FROM THE NAT TURNER LIBRARY] The “$300 million dollar” Museum opened at the site of the first house of United States presidents, George Washington and John Adams received a sharp, negative criticism by The New York Times. But the historic site is a treasure trove for additional evidence to back up the demand for Reparations.
The tone of the article is, at least, partly because of the plethora of documentation the museum contains about both the evil institution; and the slave holding, toothless first U. S. President to live there. The museum contains a public, easily accessible evidence about U. S. involvement in the chattel enslavement of Captive Afrikans.
The front page story, in today’s paper, by reporter Edward Rothstein, published in “the best newspaper in the world,” wrote a long, nostalgic report lamenting about the opening, history of its origin; and history about slave Owning War Criminal, George Washington.
Apparently Mr. Rothstein longs for the “good old days” telling large lies, “cutting down cherry trees,” or “throwing coins across large bodies of water,” by one U. S. President Barack Obama’s predecessors.
FICTIOUS “SOP” AND MIS-INFORMATION
NOT THE LEADING THEME OF MUSEUM
Mr. Rothstein’s sharp critique is one long lament of the fact that the museum does not treat the American people to the usual “crap” about Slavery and George Washington, found in every U. S. history book – with no exceptions.
Mr. Rothstein shares a quote about the feeble, apologetic tone that introduces the bundle of documented involvement of the U. S. Protecting and Profiteering the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Evidence is spread throughout the two-page article. In fact, many may have forgotten that it was George Washington who signed the first of the infamous “Fugitive Slave Acts” in 1793.
- A “History is not neat,” we read. “It is complicated and messy. It is about people, places and events that are both admirable and deplorable.” And the President’s House, we are told, “exposes the core contradiction at the founding of this nation: enshrinement of liberty and the institution of slavery.”
FIRST U. S. CAPITAL: PHILADELPHIA
The first Capital of the United States was in Philadelphia, PA. Sharing this fact leads to compounding damnation of George Washington, the Owner (sick) of 200 Captive Afrikans. It turns out that Pennsylvania had a law on the books that would have freed any slave that lived in the state for six months: so as Old George prepared to relocate residence to fulfill his term as president. The consideration of Washington was that his chattel property be deceived from exposure to Philadelphia’s sizable “free” population and the facts about the law:
“I wish to have it accomplished under pretext that may
deceive both them and the public.”
George Washington took nine of the 200 Captive Afrikans he owned with him to Philadelphia. One of the couples, Ona Judge and a Captive Afrikan known only as Hercules managed to escape. Apparently. George and Martha Washington went to some extra-ordinary measure to re-capture them. But they made it to New Hampshire where they lived out their remaining years.
The day when white people can showcase all the evidence of their governments complicity in The Crime is numbered. Why, of all the peoples they abused, the Blacks owned as chattel, born here ins America, are the only ones they have not offered Reparations, is still a mystery. But one of the main reasons is because the American people have a false notion that they, individually will be held accountable.
THE GOVERNMENT IS LIABLE FOR REPARATIONS
NOT INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS
With the open showing of the evidence, educating people that Reparations are not paid by individuals will be easier. Reparations are liable when “one nation abuse another nation, or distinct community of people.”
That the American government is guilty has long been an established fact. And the demand that the government pay has been presented, seemly in every imaginable way. It appears that more people are beginning to conclude that Reparations will not be paid until one thing, one way or the other is developed to back up the demand: This can done “legally” by the laws of the offending, guilty nation. This is legal Reparations. However, in history, most times payment is obtained by breaking the laws of the offending country. It is then called Expropriation.
More about Reparations can be obtained by going to www.ncobra.org
H. KHALIF KHALIFAH is a Publishing Consultant, Founder and Curator of The Nat Turner Reference Library, author of several books, including two about Nat Turner. He is also a Senior Tour Guide for the Nat Turner Trail:www.natturnertrail.com 434-378-2140