JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: JEFFERSON AND THE SLAVE REVOLT IN HAITI – JEFFERSON ACTUALLY ASSISTED NAPOLEON IN TRYING TO PUT IT DOWN – JEFFERSON HATED THE NOTION OF A BLACK REPUBLIC OF FORMER-SLAVES – IT OFFENDED HIS SENSE OF THE ESTABLISHED ORDER – JEFFERSON THE RACIST AND SEXUAL ABUSER – WHY NAPOLEON FAILED IN SUPPRESSING THE REVOLT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MARLENE DAUT IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“UPRISING: When France Extorted Haiti – The Greatest Heist in History

“There’s never been a more clear-cut case for reparations”

 

When Napoleon tried to crush the Haitian revolt, he found a willing helper in President Thomas Jefferson who extended the French considerable assistance.

Jefferson was very much a racist, as he pretty much confessed in his book, “Notes on Virginia,” and in his letters.

He could not accept the notion of a black republic of ex-slaves being created.

It seemed to him like a threat to the established order, an order which very much included Jefferson’s more than 200 slaves as well as his arrangement with one of them, a young girl serving as his mistress starting at age of thirteen.

He saw himself as a great man of leisure, like an English noble.

Napoleon’s effort in Haiti was a disaster, largely because tropical disease decimated the army of 50,000 he sent.

Posted July 7, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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