Caribbean Project: Jews, Slavery, and the Dutch Caribbean

African slaves in Dutch Curaçao toil for their Jewish masters

For much of the summer, I have focused intensively on the British West Indies and the French West Indies because of their strong organic ties to the culture of the Lower South.

We have seen how the type of race-based plantation slave society that emerged in South Carolina and Louisiana was pioneered in the British and French Caribbean and was brought there by settlers from the islands.

The Dutch Caribbean also played a crucial role in this story – it was Sephardic Jews operating through the Dutch West India Company that brought race-based plantation slavery from Brazil to Barbados in the 1640s which became the model for the spread of slavery throughout the whole Caribbean and the American South.

From the 1620s to the 1650s, Spanish hegemony in the Caribbean was on the wane as a consequence of the Thirty Years’ War in Europe and Spain began to lose its grip over much of the region and the entirety of the eastern Caribbean to Britain, France, and the Netherlands.

– England took St. Kitts (1624), Barbados (1627), Nevis (1628), Providence (1630), Antigua (1632), Montserrat (1632), and Jamaica (1655).

– France claimed Saint-Christophe (1625), Saint-Domingue (1641), Guadeloupe (1635) and Martinique (1635).

– The Dutch claimed St. Martin (1631), Curaçao (1634), St. Eustatius (1635), Saba (1640), and Aruba and Bonaire (1634).

The Dutch islands of St. Martin, St. Eustatius, and Saba are part of the Leeward Islands in the northern Lesser Antilles. Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire are small islands off the coast of Venezuela to the west of Trinidad and Tobago.

In 1630, the Dutch seized Pernambuco and Recife in northeastern Brazil where they heavily invested in the sugar plantations that would become the nucleus of the New World agro-industrial plantation complex. From 1630 to 1654, Dutch Brazil was known as New Holland.

It is important to keep this in perspective: American slavery was a sideshow in the larger story of slavery in the Americas, about 600,000 slaves were brought to British North America, 5% of the 12 million that were brought to the New World.

In contrast, 3 million African slaves were brought to Brazil to work on sugar plantations, 35% of the 12 million that were brought to the New World. Another 17% percent were brought to Spanish America by the Portuguese, Dutch, English, and French under the asiento system.

As previously noted, Jews were heavily involved in the slave trade in the Dutch and Portuguese colonies, and their trading outposts on these islands served as major hubs for supplying Spanish America and the British and French Caribbean with slaves.

The island of Curaçao directly off the Spanish Main played a key role in Jewish involvement in the slave trade:

“Though small in size, Curaçao’s Jewish community has a significant impact on history, as per their heavy involvement in the slave trade. Curaçao is home to the oldest active Jewish congregation in the Americas, dating to 1651. The Curaçao synagogue is the oldest synagogue of the Americas in continuous use, since its completion in 1732 on the site of a previous synagogue.”

According to The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples, Sephardic Jews outnumbered the Dutch in Curaçao and Suriname:

“In the seventeenth century, Curaçao emerged as an economic powerhouse based on legal and illegal commerce, not least the slave trade to Spanish America … Another social factor in the Dutch colonies that was largely absent from the French Caribbean was the presence of mainly Sephardic Jews in Curaçao and Suriname, where they actually outnumbered the Dutch.”

The Jew also brought race-based plantation slavery to the French Caribbean, not just to Barbados and the British Caribbean:

“Robert Louis Stein argues that the introduction of commercial sugarcane planting to the French West Indies was “the most significant single event” to occur during the 17th century. It was linked, he says, to the arrival of Dutch and Jewish settlers from Brazil, who were the driving force behind “sugar and slavery” there, as well as tobthe development of the regional market in enslaved Africans. (Stein 1979, 9-11).”

So, the Jew was the driving force behind the emergence of the nucleus of race-based, modern, agro-industrial plantation slavery in Brazil, and was the dominant force in Curaçao and Suriname, as well as spreading this model to the nearby British and French West Indies from where it was launched to North America.

“In Curaçao, a group of Spanish and Portuguese Jews with the necessary linguistic skills and good connections in the Atlantic became decisive actors. This model procured for Amsterdam an enormous quantity of precious metals during the middle decades of the 17th century, although in the long term it proved too fragile to resist competition from foreign countries.”

What do you suppose the Jews in Curaçao were trading for Spanish gold and silver? African slaves would be my guess. I’m feeling like I am getting a bite here. I can feel something big pulling on the end of the line.

Update: More on Curaçao as a center of the slave trade:

Although these laws dislodged the Dutch from the official carrying trade with these islands, illegal trade continued to flourish. More important, in 1662 the Dutch secured a new asiento to trade slaves in Spanish America – a trade made easier for them by the growing number of trading posts in Africa and an enterprise that signaled the tightening of connections between the Caribbean, Afeica, and the American mainland. The Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico were increasingly important in this trade, and Curaçao (and later St. Eustatius) emerged as its lucrative center. Despite formal trade prohibitions, the Dutch also supplied the French colonies of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Saint-Domingue. Thus the Dutch continued to generate great wealth through legal and extralegal commerce and especially the slave trade.”

Note: How much truth is there in this video? We’re going to find out eventually.

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  1. John,

    Jews don’t engage in broad activities that aren’t “good for the Jews.” They don’t do it now, and they don’t didn’t do it then. Tell me John, how is pushing slavery, and making whites fixate on the blacks among them, any different than pushing multiculturalism? Either way, you’re too busy watching your back to create any sort of white ethnic solidarity.

    Raising white racial awareness through living among blacks is like sharpening the math skills of genius with basic arithmetic. Will it work? Sure. But it’s not going to get you far in the outside world. Ultimately you lost the Civil War because you honed your skills on 2+2.

    Slavery, fact of life. Good fact? Bad fact? Depends.

  2. Was slavery good for whites who profited? Absolutely. Is pornography good for whites who profit? Absolutely.


  3. How did white solidarity do in South Africa?

    While whites who choose to live among blacks are working on their ethnic solidarity, other whites are working on something else, like how to dispossess you of your culture.

    You can herd blacks or you can do things like stop the Jacobins in France, win the right to secede, etc… Not both. That much is clear as day.

  4. I’m not sure if I posted this already but …

    ” Jews & Slavery: Three Books by the Nation of Islam ”

    ” Jews also detest the Nation of Islam itself. In 1942 a secret ADL file, “Temple of Islam Infiltration,” stated that “a Negro employed by us” proved “quite instrumental” in an FBI raid on the Chicago mosque that resulted in 82 arrests. In 1959 the American Jewish Committee sent black spies from the Urban League to report on an appearance by then-NOI leader Elijah Muhammed in Newark. ”

    ” It is strange that prior to the Nation of Islam’s research, those who had studied history and this critical aspect of the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on American society were perfectly content allowing the blame to fall squarely on the shoulders of the White Anglo Saxon Protestants in the South. “

    Also, there are several references and links provided.

  5. Gold:

    “In a racially homogeneous society, White racial consciousness would fade. The elite would have no practical economic reason to value whiteness or racial solidarity. White racial consciousness would dissolve and Whites would become polarized again along ethnic, religious, ideological, and class lines.”

  6. Whiteness is not a political or spiritual theory strong enough to support a White state. You sell Whites short if you think it is. If only we were that shallow.

  7. Landshark, you have it exactly backwards. Proximity to the other races breeds race awareness, not the contrary.

    Which is why you see bulletin boards in lily white Minnesota decrying “white privilege.” No such bulletin boards would ever appear in the deep South, unless outside agitators (aka Yankees) would put them there.

    Whether or not you enjoy “moral authority” is a typically skewed northern perspective and not germaine to the issue of race awareness. I would have to accept your view of slavery as evil to cede any “moral authority” and since I don’t, begging the question of “moral authority” doesn’t cut it.

    Whose morality is authoritative in a presumably pluralistic “free” society?

    While you’re at it, see if you can turn off the binary “either/or” false dichotomy switch.
    Maybe one has to watch out for the negroes at the same time one watches out for Jacobins, either of the French or Yankee variety.

    Exactly how does a war to free negro savages from their enslavement advance the cause of white solidarity? Sometimes its good to remember 2+2=4. No mathematical genius can ignore basic arithmetic and be called a mathematical genius. Do you trust the judgment of someone who ignores common sense?

    Deo Vindice

  8. I didn’t say slavery was evil, nor did I say that proximity to negroes doesn’t breed racial awareness.

    I merely stated that if we look at businesses Jews generally thrive in and their effect on the moral integrity of white culture today, and we judge slavery by that alone, we have to wonder if the Jew sees something there that we don’t.

    And I stated that the type of racial awareness proximity to negroes breeds may not be as finely honed as it might otherwise be. You’re talking about a man judging his ability to use a screwdriver while living among apes. Yeah, he may be great at it comparatively, but how good is that overall?

    Maybe you should turn off your binary thinking yourself since you assume I’m pro-freeing blacks merely because I’m curious why, if it is so good for whites, slave states didn’t create whites strong enough to defend themselves.

    I’m not pro “free, pluralistic society.” And even if I was, it doesn’t mean I’d be incapable of looking at it clearly.

  9. And who says a guilt-ridden Minnesota white isn’t more racially aware than Southron? They just need their switch put right.

  10. I notice that you said the Jews were involved in the Dutch West India Company. I remember reading that a large amount of Jews were involved in opium smuggling and other assorted colonial exploits in the English East India Company. I wonder just how much the Jews were responsible for slavery, colonialism, and drug smuggling? Then they conveniently blamed it all on the Whites after skimming off all the profits and making the stupid Whites responsible for administration.

  11. Great article; now that you are wise to Big Jew in the slave trade, check out the rest of history and learn what they have done ! See; Communism, Feminism, “Civil Rights”, spying for the Soviet Union from the 1900’s on, working tirelessly to push America into WW I and WW II, purposely changing the racial construct of America with the Immigration Act of 1965, the Fed. Reserve, the “Income Tax”, the Revolution in Russia in 1917, the “French Revolution”, 9/11, on and on ad nauseum…

  12. Sam2 you are correct; Sasson was the Jew who worked to bring heroin to Far East and make addicts out of the Asians to increase Jewish profits. A simple Google search will reveal how deep the Jews are into the drug trade, and have been for many years.

  13. “Proximity to the other races breeds race awareness, not the contrary.” It can go either way, depending on various factors, I think. Deliberate interracial PROXIMITY is not natural, and always dangerous, even if it may “generate immense wealth” for some in the short term.

  14. Landshark,

    The porn industry is a Jewish affair through and through, from actors to directors, distributors and owners. Again, as always, jews took something beautiful and made it into a cesspool.

  15. Slavery is not immoral it’s an economic system which is not condemned in the Bible. There is no point in slavery now because of the mechanization of farming but few at the time considered it immoral and like I said the Bible tells slaves to be good slaves and masters to be good masters. I would say since there were very few slave uprising in the South they were holding up their end of the Biblical command. Everything past that is liberalism disguised as Christianity.

    We tried a pan European White nation when we allowed ethnic Whites to immigrate to the usa. Folks weren’t happy about it at the time which is why the Klan reappeared. The usa has already tried what the WN what to do and it failed. Why do they think it would work on the second go round?

    yankees and their lust for Southron tariff money, which was driven by negro slavery destroyed State’s rights, not negro slavery. lincoln was willing to protect Southron slavery and give in on all issues but the tariff and nullification. lincoln and the GOP’s scheme of govt patronage to remain in power depended on tariff money to buy off votes in the north. Tariff money and giving free land to the railroads. Ending slavery would have ended the GOP

    “Is there a viable alternative to Derbyshirism?” Tamer.
    It would end in record time if White women got their shit together, and became the best option, so in affect no there isn’t

  16. Weisser, I know Jews are heavily involved in pornography, and I’m trying to draw a comparison between the rationale of Jewish involvement in slavery and Jewish involvement in pornography.

    Whites are overwhelmingly a people of the New Covenant. We can draw conclusions on involvement of those who lost theirs in guiding overall principles regarding destructive behavior. If the Jews are pushing it, it needs a hard look.

    Slavery hobbles a host culture, just like pornography. It takes too much psychic energy to keep slaves, and this takes away from the culture’s ability to stay sharp in the world at large, form alliances, suss out enemies and generally further itself. We know the South was an insular fantasyland. Is this healthy?

  17. @ Stonelifter: “Slavery is not immoral it’s an economic system which is not condemned in the Bible.”

    Who used slaves in the Bible stories? Not faithful Hebrews, but the Egyptians, and many of the KINGS that the Hebrews wanted to rule over them (“like other nations have” — that Samuel foretold would enslave their own people). The Hebrewswere commanded to drive out or exerminate all the former inhabitants of their “Promised Land — not to enslave them (with one exception allowed — in the “hewers and drawers” story — to avoid breaking a promise). They were commanded not to invite or allow aliens to live among them whether for slavery or any other purpose. Even debt-repayment-“slavery” of fellow Hebrews was limited, temporary. The un-wise king Solomon was the greatest slaver, “creating immense wealth” for himself, and bankrupting, dividing and destroying the nation. In the New Testament, Philemon is encouraged to free Onesimus; and enslaved believers were advised to serve their masters well, and believing masters to treat slaves well — for a good witness! Where do you find sanction of slavery in all that?

  18. Alternative porns: Collapse porn, Illuminati porn, Mayan prophecy porn, Ancient Alien porn, Southern (slavery) porn — all attracting, confusing, distracting, side-tracking our people.

  19. We’ve actually been hobbled by the North’s anti-racist culture on multiple occasions and we are gearing up for the next demonstration in November.

    The South never had a problem being pro-White. It was the North that had a problem with this and violently imposed anti-racism on the South.

  20. 313, strong state’s rights were inherent in the Constitution. It is as fundamental to the Federal check on power as the separate branches. FedGov in its current iteration is TOTALLY AT ODDS with the founding ideals. As the self-described torch bearer of the founding ideals, you of all people should be appalled at FedZilla.

  21. @Landshark

    1.) I’m not the self-appointed torch bearer of anything. Shove your quips up your ass sideways.

    2.) For whatever a monstrosity our government may have become, I do not wish to see my country destroyed just to spite the cheap criminals that have highjacked it.

  22. Of the abrahimic faiths, can a whiter religion than Judaism be found?
    Most Christians live in brown-town. And yes, many white Christian racists such as myself make anti-nonwhite propaganda. But where are the boots on the ground? Israel: Where Europids are laying a biblical smackdown to hordes of savages.

    Call me a sabbotnik but all whites could benefit from a renewed focus on the OT.

  23. My “pro-White stance” is that slavery fostered racial consciousness, conservatism, and white supremacy by creating an elite that had a practical economic incentive to value whiteness.

    The North’s free labor system fostered none of these things. White racial consciousness in the North began to weaken during the American Revolution when slavery was abolished there and its decline accelerated toward the War Between the States.

    The North would ultimately kill hundreds of thousands of Southerners to impose abolition, civil rights, and negro equality on America.

    So, my response is that the WN ideal of racially homogeneous White ethnostate is that it is an unrealizable fantasy because a homogeneous society would have no need for racial consciousness.

  24. @313

    313Chris says:
    August 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I have not a single drop of founding stock blood, but I consider myself their spiritual descendent as strongly as I would any blood relation.


    Ok, sorry man. I should have said “spiritual descendant,” not merely torch bearer.

  25. slavery for jews and by jews was to be temporary and to pay off debts vs slavery for non jews. If we are men of the Bible, with a Biblical world view we would oppose slavery of our people, outside of paying of debts. But slavery of out groups is a non issue. You are confusing to separate topics


    New International Version (©1984)
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

    New Living Translation (©2007)
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.

    English Standard Version (©2001)
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;

    King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

    International Standard Version (©2008)
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah.

    Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
    Servants, obey your Masters who are in the flesh with reverence and trembling and with simplicity of heart, as unto The Messiah,

    From the New Testament. I know yankees love to pick ad chose what ever keeps up the lie of yankee moral superiority but the Bible is not anti slavery, even in the New Testament. Slavery is poor economic model for the here and now, but not immoral from a Biblical perspective. Which is true for a number of things. Shit can what your church teaches you and add nothing to the Word of God. It will change the way you see things.

    Porn is what it is and has been around forever. Feminism and White women divorce rate is much more harmful but the feminized men of the Western world would rather focus on the evils of porn, a cause supported by women, then our real problems.

  26. Stonelifter says:
    ‘Slavery is not immoral it’s an economic system which is not condemned in the Bible.

    Since you bring it up again, I will toss in my two cents.

    Stonelifter says: ‘ … few at the time considered it immoral and like I said the Bible tells slaves to be good slaves and masters to be good masters.’

    Learned Bible scholars do not agree with you. I don’t know of any commentators who believe the NT condones slavery. This a subject worthy of deeper study than allowed here.

    Good slaves, good masters.

    1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.

    Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
    Servants, be subject to your masters – On the duty here enjoined, see the notes at Ephesians 6:5-9. The Greek word used here (????????? oiketai) is not the same which is employed in Ephesians, (??????? douloi.) The word here means properly “domestics” – those employed about a house, or living in the same house – from ??????? oikos, “house.” These persons might have been slaves, or might not. The word would apply to them, whether they were hired, or whether they were owned as slaves. The word should not and cannot be employed to prove that slavery existed in the churches to which Peter wrote, and still less to prove that he approved of slavery, or regarded it as a good institution.

    Comments on Ephesians 6:5

    Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible
    Servants, be obedient – Though ?????? frequently signifies a slave or bondman, yet it often implies a servant in general, or any one bound to another, either for a limited time, or for life. Even a slave, if a Christian, was bound to serve him faithfully by whose money he was bought, howsoever illegal that traffic may be considered. In heathen countries slavery was in some sort excusable; among Christians it is an enormity and a crime for which perdition has scarcely an adequate state of punishment.

    Now, if any of you Southrons should ever have the misfortune of becoming a slave, you should at the least be consistent with your beliefs and should not try to escape or cause harm to your masters, but rather be obedient and submissive.

    That is what the bible teaches according to your interpretations.

  27. Those quotes are Ephesians 6:5 by the way.

    Chris can’t response to anything with out insults and lacks any argument for his position. His position is non constitutional. He is not the inheritor of Jefferson, Madison, Henry or Washington but has inherited his sense of the nation from lincoln. Which is why he supports the nation as is so much. To him it’s lines on a map and not a set of ideals and blood relations

  28. Food for thought:

    In Israel there are hotlines people can call to report Israeli women that are dating Arabs. Race-mixers are sent to psychologists.

    I’m part of the competitive barbecue circuit. I meet racists all over the country. They’re pro-Israel. Anti-Semitic Pro-Whitism is an internet ideology.

  29. That’s your problem Sam. You are telling me what other men think of the Bible and not dealing with the Word itself

  30. I’m not arguing from a point of moral superiority, I’m arguing from a common sense view of what works and what doesn’t. If for the very fact that slavery was destroyed by fellow whites, it is unsound. You don’t want to give your enemies leverage.

    “Feminism and White women divorce rate is much more harmful but the feminized men of the Western world would rather focus on the evils of porn, a cause supported by women, then our real problems.”

    Porn isn’t a “woman’s” issue. It’s Jewish psychological warfare.

  31. Sam and Mosin remind me of the men who try to say the Bible is against drinking booze. they try to explain away the fact Christ turned water into wine so they could keep partying with all types of odd ball arguments backed up by some scholar or another without out really dealing with the issue at hand which is the Bible is neutral on most of these types of issues and often a Biblical argument can be made for pro and con on a lot of topics

  32. Tamer,

    Most of the whites I know are pro-semitic as well. It’s called Christian Zionism. And I wouldn’t trust a damn one of them in a position of leadership for a second. I’ll be crucified on the nearest hill before I follow a Christian Zionist.

    Anti-semitism is not a modern internet phenomenon. It is ancient Truth.

    There is a 100% chance that your forbears, who knew better, took part in expelling Jews from their homeland at one time or another. Those were people uncorrupted by modernity, and they cared about Truth.

    Cool about the barbeque circuit though. Good money there, if you’re any good.

  33. those Whites destroyed Southron slavery as a war measure. Before the war, lincoln went out of his way to assure the South he had no intentions of messing with slavery. If those Whites weren’t lusting for power and tax revenue there would have been no war. Many think negro slavery was a benefit for the South during the war since food production and like kept going and more so if the South would have employed more negro labor to build trench lines and the like slavery

    Also doesn’t White guilt imply a White person is not racially aware

    Porn isn’t killing our White kids in the womb, destabilizing White families, ruining millions of marriage or deceasing the size of our White families. White feminist women are

  34. Stonelifter says:
    ‘Those quotes are Ephesians 6:5 by the way.’

    Clark’s comments on Ephesians 6:5 were in my previous post.

    Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
    6:5-9 The duty of servants is summed up in one word, obedience. The servants of old were generally slaves. The apostles were to teach servants and masters their duties, in doing which evils would be lessened, till slavery should be rooted out by the influence of Christianity.

    People’s New Testament
    6:5 Servants. The term does not refer so much to hired servants, as slaves, of whom there were many millions in the Roman Empire at that time. These were of all races, prisoners taken in war, or their children. Christianity did not violently destroy this relation, but regulated, mitigated and undermined it by introducing a new element into human life which would destroy it.

    Sam: It also must be remembered that Palestine was under Roman rule. Christians were told to be submissive, to do nothing that would be seen as seditious. Talk of throwing off the yokes of slavery or challenging the status quo would have caused them to be genocided. Look what happened to Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Utter annihilation. The Bar-Kochba rebellion in 135 A.D. also.

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