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Tripoli and the Original Intent of the Founding Great White Fathers.

You know the first line of the Marine Corps Hymn, ends with "to the shores of Tripoli" So, why, exactly, was Tripoli so important? Well, since American Capitalism was and still is heavily dependent on goods and services produced by Slavery, an important slave-shipping region like the Barbary Coast (North Africa from western Egypt to the Gibraltar Straits) was the "Raw Material" source for American, British and French Capitalism. Slaves. Human cargo. The Bush family and the Harvard trust and the Yale trust got simultaneously Fantastically Wealthy through the 'necessary evil'.   Capital can only work if the Richest make other HUMAN BEINGS poorer. The "rising tide lifts all boats" bullshit is simply that. In a system of finite resources, and there is no resource which isn't... the Rich can only gain and maintain their wealth at the expense of everybody else. Just as with Roman Capitalism, the foundation of that wealth has to come from conquest. The "free" market = the Slave Market. The Barbary Pirates as they're usually called in American History also made huge amounts of money selling captive Africans to White European-stock Americans like Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson. Those who didn't own slaves, benefited by transporting, selling and providing the "seed money" Capital to the Slave Industry. They rode the whip-shredded backs of African slaves to "freedom" and wealth. For a short while the Barbary Coast slave traders worked it in both directions. Not that the American and British and French "christian" Slavers were averse to white people being enslaved, heck no. They had plenty of white slaves themselves, just held in bond through chains of debt. Get the Suckers to believe that if they work really hard for really low wages and then turn around and re-invest part of their meager fortune into the Corporations of Their Masters, like a 401-k plan, and they too might become wealthy. It was a lie then and a lie now. But the "pirates" perhaps by mistake sold some of the Aristocrats into slavery. OOPS. So, the Marines were sent in. Actually, the Marines lost. It would be considered humiliating, if they couldn't spin it somehow. While they were busily trying to arrange a coup-d'etat, which failed, The "pirates" renegotiated their supply contract with the American envoys, with a clause that they should refrain from taking White Aristocrats as slaves. So the Marines, to save face, have to say that their machinations, which failed, and cost Marine lives, must have frightened the "pirates" into compliance. When instead it was just (slave) business as usual. A miscommunication between divisions of essentially the Same Corporate Entity. Nothing to see here, SLAVE Citizen, keep moving, get the Hell back to work, nothing to see...

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