In this sermon published a few days ago at American Vision, at about the 41:45 mark, Dr. Joel McDurmon says that he almost cried when he read of the great R.L. Dabney’s belief that a horror even greater than war had come upon the South, the horror of amalgamation. He almost cried, just enough to highlight his tender emotions as a sermon illustration.
A far better reason to cry is over the state of historical ignorance that exists today and lying pastards who keep the Church in a spiritually retarded and pliable state.
McDurmon moans about the “sin of racism,” without defining it, of course, and he knows that it’s enough to call Dabney, Thornwell, and other Southern ministers “revolting” and “disgusting,” because his timid and ignorant audience will accept this as a “refutation” of their arguments. This is what Sean Lucas, a recent Dabney biographer, has done as well, along with offering a historical recap of the nineteenth century. This is as far as such posers can go, because a comprehensive rebuttal of Dabney’s scriptural exegesis is not possible.
McDurmon’s Alienism is rooted in the error that since we all came from Adam, and since Christ can save anyone, all people are equal. This is how many Christians have adapted an old Jacobin lie for modern consumption. The lie has caused us to surpass the horror of amalgamation and face the fresh horrors of interracial and sodomite adoption, all of it made possible by the insidious and illegal 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which is widely approved by Christian cuckolds.
The theme of McDurmon’s sermon is that we’re prone to prejudice and to viewing the Other as less important in God’s eyes, and that because of this failure to “discern the body,” national and ethnic boundaries are illegitimate, and anyone who belongs to Christ should be one of us in every way. He doesn’t come right out and state that last part explicitly, but it only stands to reason, if any effort to separate one group from another group that looks different is “racism.” The title of the sermon is “A Kingdom Without Partiality or Racism.” “If the Holy Spirit has changed your life,” says McDurmon, “it doesn’t matter what color your skin is.”
The trick being played on his ignorant supporters is well-known to readers of F&H. The Abolitionist, the Alienist, the Cuck believes that the old-fashioned concept of One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism must give way to One Race, One Gender, One Commode. They refuse to accept that biblical unity is pluriform rather than absolute. The reason for this is often financial in nature. Faithful preaching tends to result in small congregations. More money can be raised if churches ape the public schools and other institutions in reducing the entirety of Western civilization to lamentations over Auschwitz and a Birmingham jail. McDurmon even claims that the Church is failing today because of the issue of racism. He claims that R.L. Dabney, the greatest theologian that this country ever produced, didn’t understand the calling of God!
Regarding such undefined, amorphous terms as racism and related questions, few bother to ask what our Christian ancestors believed for thousands of years. The opinions of those who are living are always given greater weight. This is why the matter of African enslavement in the American South easily gains public traction. McDurmon treats it as the Great Pyramid of racism.
Again, few bother to consider that slavery has existed for all of human history, and in many parts of the world slaves have been the currency. The Scots-Irish have been enslaved longer than any race in the world. The Arab slave trade lasted for a millennium, and more than a million white Christians were captured. Julius Caesar enslaved a million whites from Gaul. Of the 25,000 slaves who arrived in Barbados in 1627 – the first in the New World – 21,700 were white. Roughly half of all immigrants to the New World were white slaves. Many who came were not under contracts of servitude. Many who were under contract died before their contracts ended. John Pory declared in 1619, “white slaves are our principle wealth.” Black slaves were latecomers to a system that was already developed, and they joined an economy in which a large part of the white population was to some degree in bondage. Much more can be read in a book by Michael Hoffman II called They Were White and They Were Slaves. Even today, slavery thrives in many parts of the world. The modern slave workers manufacturing cell phones would envy the conditions of any Southern black slave.
As was true in Australia, many of the white slaves sent to the Americas were convicts. They came involuntarily, just like blacks. King James decreed in 1652: “it may be lawful for two or more justices of the peace within any county, citty or towne, corporate belonging to the commonwealth to from tyme to tyme by warrant cause to be apprehended, seized on and detained all and every person or persons that shall be found begging and vagrant…in any towne, parish or place to be conveyed into the Port of London, or unto any other port from where such person or persons may be shipped into a forraign collonie or plantation.”
Some were indentured for life. Jeremiah Howell, for example, won his freedom by fighting in the American Revolution.
Since black slaves were far more expensive, white slaves endured harsher conditions. According to Eugene Genovese, “In the South and in the Caribbean, the treatment meted out to white indentured servants rivaled and often exceeded in brutality that meted out to black slaves.”
Whites held in bondage were referred to as both slaves and servants. A Virginia law of 1705 calls for the “care of all Christian [white] slaves.”
I don’t know where McDurmon scored his doctorate, but one would think that he would be more aware of history from the sources and not try to filter it through a prism of modern biases, as is clearly implied when he says that he has spent the last year studying “racism.” He concludes, “I don’t know that I agree” with reparations, but if I put myself in the mindset of a descendant of black slaves, “it’s a no-brainer.” Once the sophist lets undefined “racism” escape from the bottle, all liberties evaporate, including freedom of association. McDurmon confirms Alexander Pope’s dictum that “a little learning is a dangerous thing.”
It would be impossible to survey American history and conclude that it was a good idea to import a half million black slaves. Even so, it’s inexcusable to call the enslavement of blacks “racist,” contrary to all evidence, when there is not even broad recognition of white slavery, much less a comparable term of indignation.
The most offensive aspect of the constant griping over the culpability of white people as a whole (even though only about 1.5% of them were slaveowners) and their “racism” is the lack of reciprocity. A Christian should protect and defend the rights and well-being of fellow Christians. When the stock of a nation isn’t even having children because they’re so heavily taxed and being overrun and being made to feel like their own heritage is suspect, those who approve of their decline and participate in it, and pretend that one group of people is interchangeable with any other, are failing in their Christian duty. This is epidemic compared to white “racism,” which is more often than not simply the desire to survive, the desire that our grandchildren will look and act and believe as our grandparents did. Where are the sermons calling Christians to task for soft genocide?
When McDurmon the Brave repeats the canard (at zero cost to his reputation, of course) that the South was punished by God for enslaving blacks, there can be nothing said about white slaves, Yankee slavers, the fact that so few whites owned slaves, that many blacks earned their freedom and became slaveowners themselves, or the rampant child slavery in Northern sweatshops that created the Industrial Revolution, because all of these facts disturb the anti-white narrative. And that’s not good for business.