pray that the deceitful race be not allowed to infect this new colony.”
Governor Peter Stuyvesant
not the dumb words of an ignorant backwoods anti-semitic redneck.
These were the
wise words of the highest authority in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
New York City -- Then
The Dutch Peter Stuyvesant
Jews keep Stuyvesant’s quote alive to imply anti-Semitism even on American soil, but
the fact is that this strict Calvinist would have been even more adamant in not
allowing his fellow Catholic variety of Christian in his
settlement. No complaints of Stuyvesant being anti-Catholic that I have come across.
So began the
first settlement in 1654, of Jews on what would later become American soil.
The French sailing ship, Sainte Catherine, docked in New Amsterdam (New
York City), with 23 Jewish refugees from Brazil on board. Governor
Peter Stuyvesant tried to evict them, but Jewish investers in the Dutch
East India Company prevailed (blackmailed the colony with threats of
mass starvation in a Dutch East India economic blockaid ) and the Jews
were allowed to stay.
to portraying Stuyvesant as anti-Semitic, the two DVD documentaties, A History of Jews in America and
Jews in America, both have our lovely media-Scribes attempting to cast
these settlers as the Jewish variety of old fashioned American Pilgrims.
Why---- they were just
coming to America in search of religious freedom; a tired, poor wretch of a
people, looking for sanctuary, in a land of
but that historical take is pure hogwash! Governor Peter Stuyvesant called them
the “deceitful race” with good reason.
only one reason for any European to be in Brazil in that time period – sugar.
And the sugar trade rested solely on the backs of imported black slaves brought
to Brazil, on the Jewish slave ships these Jews owned.
unwanted Jewish "immigrants" were slave traders; merchants of black men and
women; marketers of human flesh. They had blood on their hands and they would
bring slavery to the very shores of America as well.
The Dutch had
control of long stretches of the Brazilian coast from 1630 to 1654, but were
expelled by the Portuguese in 1654. These Brazilian Jews simply had to find another
place to live. They had no burning desire to come to America. Matters just
forced that decision upon them. And so, they cannot be painted as American
pilgrims yearning for freedom and liberty.
contrary, these hypocrites were in the business of enslaving non-Jewish men.
The following passages are from Dr.
and Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael's book Jews and Judaism in the
States, a Documentary
History (New York: Behrman House, Inc., Pub, 1983), pp. 14,
"Jews also took an active part
in the Dutch colonial slave trade; indeed, the bylaws of the Recife and Mauricia congregations
(1648) (Towns in Brazil) included an imposta (Jewish
tax) of five soldos for each Negro slave a Brazilian
Jew purchased from the West Indies Company. Slave auctions were postponed if
they fell on a Jewish holiday. In Curacao in the seventeenth century, as well as
in the British colonies of
Jamaica in the eighteenth century, Jewish
merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American
colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish
merchants frequently dominated.
"This was no less true on the
North American mainland, where during the eighteenth century Jews participated
in the 'triangular trade' that brought slaves from Africa to the West Indies and
there exchanged them for molasses, which in turn was taken to New England and
converted into rum for sale in Africa. Isaac De Costa of Charleston in
the 1750's, David Franks of Philadelphia in the 1760's, and Aaron
Lopez of Newport in the late 1760's and early 1770's dominated Jewish slave
trading on the American continent."
fact, at the time of the American Revolution, Aaron Lopez referred to
above, of Newport, Rhode Island, came from Lisbon as a Marrano Jew and
within 20-years in America had acquired 30 transoceanic ships and more
than 100 coastal vessals to become fabulously wealthy trading in black
deserving or not, the rules had to be bent to accommodate the Jewish
immigrants and Peter Stuyvesant's hands were tied to prevent it.
New York City -- Today
The Jewish Peter Stuyvesant
Today, there are in surplus of 1 million Jews in New York City.
And in their collective wisdom, they have selected Michael Bloomberg to represent their city as the latest Peter Stuyvesant.
What is this Jewish Peter Stuyvesant like?
"In the wake of the Boston Marathon
bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s
interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for
greater security to stave off future attacks.
“The people who are worried about
privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press
conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex world where you’re
going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in
the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the
Constitution, I think, have to change.”
Hundreds of years later, Jews are still deciding what the rules will be for the rest of us.
In the form of Michael Bloomberg,
representing 1 million plus Jews, the Constitution should present no greater
barrier to Jewish control than Peter Stuvesant presented to their ancestors.