The Untold Story of White Slavery

A little history for you. Don’t be doomed to repeat it.

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Whites have forgotten what blacks take pains to remember.

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s Robert C. Davis notes in this eye-opening account of Barbary Coast slavery, American historians have studied every aspect of enslavement of Africans by whites but have largely ignored enslavement of whites by North Africans. Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters is a carefully researched, clearly written account of what Prof. Davis calls “the other slavery,” which flourished during approximately the same period as the trans-Atlantic trade, and which devastated hundreds of European coastal communities. Slavery plays nothing like the central role in the thinking of today’s whites that it does for blacks, but not because it was fleeting or trivial matter. The record of Mediterranean slavery is, indeed, as black as the most tendentious portrayals of American slavery. Prof. Davis, who teaches Italian social history at Ohio State University, casts a piercing light into this fascinating but…

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Don’t Get Soft

couch potato family

Especially don’t get soft enough to die from it.  Part of our survival plans must be to push ourselves to the limit regularly.  In physical activity of course, but also mentally.  Yes, I know it is a pain (literally) to get up and just do it.  I live with pain and disability every stinking day, and some days I don’t push myself like I ought to.  But I do try to exercise mentally every day.  Game everything.  During one of our recent snow storms I noticed how many pine trees had very good shelter areas under the limbs that were weighed down with snow.  Everywhere I go I look for cover and concealment, ‘just in case.’  So while you are planning to survive, think outside the box.  Continually expand your resources, both physically and mentally.  I’m hoping to see you on the other side.

Always “Cheat,” Always Win

dirty fighting

The only fair fight is in a ring with a referee.  Any other fight is NOT fair.  If you are not using everything possible to your advantage, you are going to lose.  Always cheat, always win.  Be violent enough soon enough.  Don’t stop until the threat is completely eliminated.  Don’t be a loser.  Go home after the fight.