Economics/Class Relations

Slavery That Was, and Is, and Is to Come

By Joseph Pearce, Imaginative Conservative

In one of the great ironies of history, we find socialists and anarchists on the side of the new generation of slave-holders. The workers and wage-slaves of the world are being delivered into the hands of the overlords of the globalist future. These socialists and anarchists, obsessed with the slavery that was, sell us into the slavery that is and the worse slavery that is to come.

Slavery is an abomination. It is a gross violation of the dignity of the human person. It is no surprise, therefore, that Christians have been at the forefront of the fight against slavery throughout the ages. The ending of slavery in Europe had a great deal to do with the rise of Christianity, and the ending of the African slave trade was primarily the work of Christian abolitionists.

The force behind the African slave trade was not white supremacism, as critical race theorists claim, but human pride and greed, irrespective of skin colour, aided and abetted by technological “progress.” Black tribes enslaved neighbouring tribes and then sold them to the white slave-traders. Such wanton wickedness tramples on human dignity and is a stain on human history. “Generations have trod, have trod, have trod,” laments Gerard Manley Hopkins:

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