The Counter-Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness

The Counter-Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness – Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself

July 5, 2018

First Posted on August 20, 2014. Courtesy: The Real News
On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Horne says that the defense of massive profits from the slave trade and fear of slave rebellions was an important impetus for the American Revolution

“Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.”

That was Karl Marx in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, written in 1852.

 

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