One of the more ahistorical and naïve mistake made by any Marxist, or Marxist derived scholars, may be seen when they explicate on any number of oppressive intellectual tricks employed by white people to dehumanize blacks in order to take them as slaves. They seem to fail to realize that there would have been no reason to do it.
One will often find Marxist revisionists lamenting white people employing science or any number of other techniques to stripping black people of their humanity, in order to justify their taking of African slaves, as though there were some kind of existing anti slavery standard that Europeans needed to satisfy or work around. But there wasn’t. Europeans did not need to explain away, or engage in any tricks to moralize the act of taking slaves. It was the norm, seen by humanity at large as a principle as basic as any other. What was strange was finding something morally untoward about slavery, and even more so, creating a moral system opposing it. Unsurprisingly, this interesting feature of European history which did actually happen, is completely ignored by Marxist and Marxist derived scholarship.
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