Chancellor Williams, in his classic work, The Destruction of Black Civilization, explains that after the over land passage of African trade had been cut off at the Nile Delta by the White Arabs in about 1675 B.C. (the Hyksos), the Egyptian/African economy was thrown into a recession. There is even indication of "pre-historic" aggression upon Africa by White nomadic tribes (the Palermo Stone).. This culminated as an unfortunate trade, in that, when the White Arabs attacked, they had the benefit of the knowledge and strength of Africans on their side, as their slaves. This is a significantly different picture than the propaganda that we sold our immediate family members into slavery to the Whites.
It becomes a kind of racism; that, while all ethnic groups have sold its own ethnic group into slavery, Blacks can't do it. When Eastern Europeans fight each other it is not called tribalism. Ethnic cleansing is intended to make what is happening to sound more sanitary. What it really is, is White Tribalism pure and simple.
The fact of African resistance to European Imperialism and Colonialism is not well known, though it is well documented. Read, for instance, Michael Crowder (ed.), West African Resistance, Africana Publishing Corporation, New York, 1971. Europeans entered Africa in the mid 1400 s and early 1500 s during a time of socio-political transition. Europeans chose a favorite side to win between African nations at a war and supplied that side with guns, a superior war instrument. In its victory, the African side with guns rounded up captives of war who were sold to the Europeans in exchange for more guns or other barter. Whites used these captives in their own slave raids. These captives often held pre-existing grudges against groups they were ordered to raid, having formerly been sold into slavery themselves by these same groups as captives in inter-African territorial wars. In investigating our history and capture, a much more completed picture emerges than simply that we sold each other into slavery.
The Ashanti, who resisted British Imperialism in a Hundred Years War, sold their African captives of war and criminals to other Europeans, the Portuguese, Spanish, French, in order to buy guns to maintain their military resistance against British Imperialism (Michael Crowder, ed., West African Resistance).
Eric A. Walker, in A History of Southern Africa, Longmans, London, 1724, chronicles the manner in which the Dutch entered South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope. Van Riebeeck anchored at the Cape with his ships in 1652 during a time that the indigenous Khoi Khoi or Khoisan (derogatorily called Hottentots) were away hunting. The fact of their absence is the basis of the White "claim" to the land.
It has been important to present the matters above to dispel the notion of an African slave trade that involved mutuality as a generalized dynamic on the part of Africans. If we can accept the documented facts of our history above and beyond propaganda, we can begin to heal. We can begin to love one another again and go on to regain our liberties on Earth.
Respectfully, also Inda process of the colonialisation of Africa there were a number of treaties and agreements and what not I think that if we examine the major source of this treaties we will go to a three volume work by the official historian of Queen Victoria by the name of Edward Hertslet, he wrote a three volume work / book The map of Africa by treaties ... Under these treaties .. It show there where certain Chiefs sign away lands by the mark of an X, the documents are written in English, French, Dutch, depending on who the coloniser was.. But there is no document of such written within any existing African language ata time.. There is nothing in any of these treaties that would indicate that anyone can take away the land and. Sell it or become a owner of it.. Treaties were formed between European and Europeans, the worst of such treaties was the one whereby they took the entire of what was then called Congo later the Congo Free State with the approval of the United States of America, Great Britain and the other twelve colonisers of Europe.. Started 1830 when France invaded Soweto.. Tongo and Cameroon and so forth were German terrotory.. Germany went all the way down to what is today Sout West Africa, Namibia..... America control Europe up to this day despite of the latest revolution based on treaties made by the United States of America and England and even at that time when negotiations was made at the Berlin and at the Brussels Conferences and others held all over the world when it was decided who was gonna get what piece of land of Africa there were no African Representative at any off such conferences ...!!!... And still and Yet at that time we had independant African Nations .. We had Ethiopia which became independant in what is older then any other administration of the world, we still had Haiti which had become independant in the 1800's we had Liberia who become independent in 1857.. The Africans who signed these treaties had no authority whatsoeva and many Africans didn't sign anything and they had many people on paper which neva existed ...