Under 400,000 slaves were brought to America. Those enslaved African people represented only 3.6% of the transatlantic slave trade. By the Civil War, there were under 4 million black slaves in America.
Over 20 million people were imprisoned by Soviet leftists in the gulag system.
While the peak slave labor population in the leftist slave camps was less than the peak slave population in the South, the death rate ranged from 5 percent to 25 percent depending on the period.
Under 2 million people died as a result of the brutal leftist system of slave labor camps and that was a fraction of the full number of people killed through various means by the Socialist system.
Gulag labor was murderous with prisoners sent to work in uranium mines or to labor outdoors chopping trees and digging canals in subzero weather with little food and less protection. At one gulag, prisoners labored in uranium mines, breathing in radioactive dust, and dying within two years of cancer and leukemia. The sick were then used for medical experiments by Socialist medicine before they died.
These horrors were not some relic of the Stalin era, but were being carried out as recently as the 1970s.
The 1619 Project of the New York Times falsely claimed that America was built on slave labor, but before that revisionist history project, the paper had run a Red Century project defending Communism when Soviet Socialism was, from Moscow University to the White Sea-Baltic Canal, built on slave labor.
At its peak, as many as 1 in 5 Soviet construction workers were convict laborers and massive slave labor projects like the White Sea-Baltic Canal, hailed as triumphs of socialism, killed tens of thousands.
When Senator Bernie Sanders visited the USSR, he gushed over its socialist achievements, such as the Moscow Metro. The massive system had been built by Stalin to showcase the achievements of socialism and the Putin regime restored the old plaque reading, “Stalin raised us to be loyal to the nation, inspired us to labor and great deeds”. But it wasn’t inspiration that built the Moscow Metro: it was slave labor.
“There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags,” Kyle Jurek, a Bernie Sanders field organizer had argued, calling it a model for breaking Americans of their “privilege” by sending them to “go break rocks.”
Nobody would propose a return to the plantations, but forced labor is still popular with some socialists.
The Soviet Socialist system was built on forced labor, from the collective farms that peasants were not allowed to leave, to mandatory ‘volunteer’ brigades like those that helped build the Moscow Metro or harvested crops, to a massive slave trade in convict labor which built roads, tunnels, and canals, mined and did every form of dirty work, and was traded back and forth to Socialist civilian organizations.
The Soviet Socialist achievements that American leftists praised were the product of slavery.
While the Left demands that America make a reckoning for 19th century slavery, its leading figures, from Bernie Sanders to Noam Chomsky, were apologists for socialist slavery, and its leading institutions, from the New York Times to the Pulitzer Institute, both promoters of the 1619 Project, were complicit in covering up slavery and mass murder by their socialist allies in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Today’s ‘woke’ corporations, like Nike and Coca-Cola, benefit from slave labor in Communist China’s systems of labor camps, state-run and civilian factories, which encompass over 1 million people.
The brands telling Americans that they need a reckoning with slavery have their own reckoning.
Slavery has been a fundamental feature of the socialist regimes admired by American leftists expressed in murderous abbreviations from the Soviet GULAG to Cuba’s UMAP camps for Christians, to China’s RTL. The Khmer Rogue in Cambodia turned forced labor into genocide and this was not all that unusual.
Curt read more link isnt working.
Today’s “I know everything cause the wizard gave me a sheepskin!” will not believe any of this.
recall that england imported white slaves fro Ireland ,Scotland and Wales. abut 300,000 were brought to this country from 1680 -1790. can not recall the title but the author is White, somewhere in my post of this site I have listed it. used it was $9.00 but a very good read.
-the mortality rate in transatlantic movement was about 14.5%, the sub sahara route produced a 90% mortality.
-recall there are two metros in Muskva
-Hitler utilized prisoners to build his empire also especially in Poland, and Germany. prisoners are slaves to the state. Stalin,Hitler and Mao utilized this concept. north korea still exploited this concept.
Since Roe V Wade legalized abortion, blacks have killed 16 million of their own.
Think if all those people had been born.
The black population would have been 25% bigger.
Blacks would have had more clout over their options for schools, for politicians, for everything.
Instead Hispanics bred themselves into 2nd place in the population and marginalized blacks.
@kitt: Sorry, fixed
@Curt: Thx, as always you’re the best.
The article only mentions Jews as persecuted, they were but a tiny portion of the murdered communist citizens.
Unless it could be used to political advantage.
Churches are being burned and vandalized here in America the communist media is silent.
Certainly Latinos who are majority Catholic would be outraged at this political movement sweeping the nation into civil war. Not reported as the marxist Democrats woo them.
What irony that marxism and communism is behind the BLM “protests”. In a communist regime, unless they declared their loyalty to the State, and not their race, they would wind up in slave labor camps themselves.