Reason Party: James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley: Being Robbed of Your History
James Baldwin, talking about the fact that he and other African-Americans were robbed of their history. And even denied of where they had originally come from, where their ancestors came from. And being forced to live in someone else’s world that was not created by Africans. That is the biggest evil of African slavery. That is Africans being kidnapped and taken to America and not just forced to live in another country, another continent and another culture, with another people who they perhaps have never seen before, let alone heard of and forced to live essentially as prisoners. And forced to serve these people that had kidnapped them.
The Europeans kidnapping Africans from Africa and taking them to North America and force them to work as slaves for the new European-Americans, is the worst kidnapping in American history, if not world history. And that is right on top of what the Europeans, mostly Anglo-Saxon Brits and people of British descent, did to the American Indians. And forced them off of their homeland so as the Europeans would put it, a more peaceful and civilized people could live peacefully and civilly and not be bothered. Which of course is nonsense, but that had to be the thinking of what they did to first the Indians and kicking them off of their land. And then the Africans and kidnapping them and forcing them to live and serve as slaves on someone else’s land.