Capitalism & Slavery - Eric Wiliams - The U Of N. Carolina - Chapell Hill 1944
I had forgotten about this book but I've spent the day cleaning out my hard drive and found it. Anyone that wants to understand the relationship between slavery and capitalism need only read the first 5 chapters. You can also see how some of the principles still apply today.
Slavery created capitalism and industrialized civilization. Industrialized civilization then destroyed slavery. I'm guilt of skimming it myself, but I read all about and studied capitalism, industrialization, and slavery in school.
Industrialized civilization then destroyed slavery.
this is the illusion as it has only changed forms. capital went from enslaving the individual to the country via controlling the monetary authority.
England caused the US to go into debt via both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the US has been in debt and controlled by a privately owned central bank ever since. the US coining it's own money didn't fly very well with the money lenders in the 1800's. the UK gained control of their central bank in 1998 after being under the spell of the international money lenders since it was established in the late 1600's. I'm pretty sure the US was sold down the river.
William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.