Southern History Series: Georgia: The Failed White Utopia

Georgia was originally intended to the be opposite of South Carolina.

Whereas South Carolina had been settled by Barbadians who brought their culture of racialism, white supremacy and plantation slavery from the Caribbean to the North American mainland and created a Slave Society from the outset, the colony of Georgia was envisioned as a geopolitical buffer state between South Carolina and Spanish Florida which would provide an outlet for the English poor.

Here’s an excerpt from Watson W. Jennison’s book Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860:

“The trustees envisioned Georgia as a refuge for the common man. They consciously rejected the path toward cash crops and plantation slavery in place in much of British North America and the West Indies. Instead, they planned to base Georgia’s economy around the production and export of silk and wine, two high-value commodities that would promote England’s mercantalist interests but would not require slave labor to be profitable …

The trustees purposely avoided the introduction of a cash crop in Georgia because they feared it would lead to the emergence of plantation slavery and, inevitably, to the concentration of land and wealth in the hands of a few colonists, thus undermining the entire project. To avoid such an outcome, they enacted a land policy that limited most migrants to fifty acres. … In addition, the trustees banned slavery in Georgia altogether, making it the only colony in British North America to impose such a prohibition …

Instead, the trustees’ opposition to the introduction of slavery in Georgia stemmed from their apprehension over the institution’s impact on the colony’s white population. …

For the trustees, then, slavery posed a threat to the creation of their utopian society, a place where, under the tutelage and guidance of paternalistic elites, white commoners could find a semblance of equality.”

Georgia vs. South Carolina was an experiment that had major ramifications for the future of the Deep South. Would the Deep South follow the Georgia model and become a White ethnostate based on free labor or would it follow the South Carolina model and become a Slave Society?

The South Carolina model won out because free labor was unable to compete with the wealth generated by slave labor. Slavery was legalized in Georgia in 1751 and the colony was swiftly transformed into a miniature version of the South Carolina Lowcountry as the rice plantations spread out along Georgia’s Atlantic Coast and created a parallel elite that became Georgia’s political class.

The following excerpt comes from Paul M. Pressly’s book On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World:

“The plantation complex that stretched from Brazil to the Lower South sank deep roots into Georgia’s soil within a very short period of time. Philip D. Morgan went a step further when he asserted,While lowcountry Georgia possessed the territorial extent of a mainland colony, it bore many of the features of a Caribbean island.” The culture and example of the sugar islands, especially those of the Lesser Antilles, exercised a profound influence over the province. As Jack Greene argued, slavery in the lowcountry followed a model worked out in the sugar culture of Barbados. At the same time, the lowcountry developed its own distinctive features.”

The rice plantations advanced into coastal Georgia.

The next step in the spread of the plantation complex across the Deep South would come after the invention of the cotton gin in 1793. Long staple cotton was already being grown on the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, but it was the processing of short staple cotton by the cotton gin that made the Cotton Kingdom which first spread across the South Carolina Upcountry and downward across a vast swath of Middle Georgia toward Alabama and the Florida line.

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    • The curse of low time preference. Just as we benefit from it by being able to invent things, create magnificent architecture, and write symphonies, so it also afflicts us because it isn’t low enough.

      High time preference wog: “I don’t want these dirty foreigners around here, kick them out!”

      Low time preference White idiot: “If we bring in these alien slaves, and work them carefully like highly productive livestock, I’ll be rich. And so will my children.”

      Super low time preference hypothetical sapient species that can actually survive: “If we bring in these alien slaves, I’ll be rich, and so will my children, but then they will get free in time and make my great-grandchildren’s lives a living hell, or exterminate them. Best not to bring them all, take the lower profits, and do the work ourselves.”

  1. I think the only question is….. whatever is behind the destruction of white societies is transcendent of the decay of time. Is it generational? Is it a particular people? Is it a particular ideology? Is it even human? That’s the trillion dollar questions?

    • We’re too stupid, at least in aggregate.

      The Negro is too stupid to conceive of and build, say, a castle, because it requires too much planning into the remote future — years of work — and so they can’t do it.

      Whites are smarter, they can build a castle or a jet aircraft or a symphony. But we’re biological creatures limited by our brains. We simply aren’t intelligent enough to make a society that lasts very long.

      The simple answer is that Whites are smarter than niggers, absolutely and objectively, but they’re still dumb as a box of rocks. You can see the limits of our intelligence quite starkly in the fact that stuff like the Georgia experiment failed.

      In building societies, we’re like niggers trying to build the Castillo de Butron. We pile up a few rocks, then lose track of what we’re doing and it falls over.

      • Georgia failed because coastal Georgia isn’t suited for wine or silk cultivation, or for Englishmen. Early on, the colony was plagued by disease epidemics.

    • Some people claim that you can,t take Africa out of negro and you can,t take Europe out of white.

      Europe is small, distances are short and because of that, in the war, strategy is irrelevant and white people don,t understand it. In Europe, you can,t retreat or maneuver. You must fight where enemy strikes.

      Because of that, white people can,t think big and wide and long.

      Capitols are good example. In Europe we fight for capitols to death, most notorious example Berlin 1945.
      The rest of the world takes a longer perspective. Baghdad and Kabul were taken almost without fight. Locals looked the longer perspective. They need to doom an Empire and win the war in general. Capitol is just town with streets and houses, so if it remains remains in the hands of the enemy for a decade or longer, it is not big issue.

      Nonwhites understand this well. Taking over in longer perspective is more important than some hooray victory looking irrelevant stuff.

      Short term solutions are good for everyday life. I want cancer cure now, not 20 years after my death. That is why, our civilization develops rapidly.

      War is different thing. There is a living enemy who think and act and nothing is real. In the war, the fighter must put things in the perspective and think, how things may look for example 20 years after the last shot.

      White people can,t understand long term consequences. Nonwhites can. Like a lot of the Eastern Europeans, I also work in the private military industry. Few months out ,few months off. In the Middle East you can speak about strategy issues in the taxi or in the local coffee shop.

      Back home, I sometimes have lectures in my country Military Academy about private military and I can,t make myself clear. I keep arguing and arguing and arguing and nobody seems to understand. And I am not alone.

      White genetic liberals are easy target. Admit them, map them, pinpoint them and then the best Alinsky against them. One by one.

      Jews are also easy target. They are parasites by nature. Remove the environment, they can live and they are also gone. With the rest of diversity.

      But how to put average normie to think ?????

      How to explain that AK 47 is not copy of the StG44 ? How to explain that without massive Swamp draining, Trump wall will be taken down sooner or later ?

      In my 100 % white country, we have a fence. Before our fence is a Poland and Hungary fences. And everybody are so happy and singing and dancing and nobody listen that before our fences, Soviet Union put up their Iron Curtain. Pathetic 30 years and wall was gone and Soviet Union also. Thanks God, liberals are also white and can,t think a few years ahead.

      I find those history lessons very important. Everything what we are dreaming, happened before and turned into dust. How tho stop this wheel ?

      • “How to explain that without massive Swamp draining, Trump wall will be taken down sooner or later ?”

        Interesting that you say that, Juri. Just yesterday (June 12), around the time your post was being put up here, at Occidental Dissent, a friend of mine and I were discussing that very fact. Even if the Republicans had given Trump enough support, from the day of his inauguration, to enable the wall’s construction, the sealing of the border would have constantly been obstructed by “genetic white liberals,” as you would say. Constant foot-dragging in Congress would have prevented the wall’s being properly arranged, with routine maintenance; the updating of monitoring-tech; and, not least of all, the full human force that would be necessary to ensure the seal. We would soon have been seeing liberal-magazine articles in which photographs of graffiti-ridden and decaying stretches of the wall would have been presented with disingenuous headlines like “The Wall–It was supposed to be a cure-all for the problems at the southern border, but all it’s done is increase them. What went wrong?”

        There is no treating with liberals.

        • “””…Interesting that you say that, Juri….””

          When some guy worked in car repair for 16 years say, what is wrong with with your car, it is not interesting, it is experience. When some other guy, born and lived in Soviet Union for 16 years say, what is wrong with society, this is also experience.

          Like the cars have standard errors, so have the societies. I have Alfa Romeo. It is very good. But it has very sensitive engine to overheating. There is a small but important thermometer. When I,m not constantly monitoring it, the engine blows off. You can not whore the Italian Alfa like US cars or German cars or Russian cars.

          The same is with the society. Western society runs very well, computers, space rockets medicine and so on, but when you get your eye off from white genetic lunacy, then you immediately get witch hunt or noble savage or kulak hunt or racist hunt or whatever.

          Actually my Alfa can do one trick more. The engine overheating faster than thermometer is showing. So when I drive by the manual, the first sign is not thermometer but the loud bang from engine blowing off.

          Genetic white liberals can do this trick as well. When you live by the God like we lived before year 1917 or like you live by the constitution, when the loud bang happens it i too late.

          Like my Alfa can beat every safety mechanisms built in, so the genetic white liberals can go around the constitutions, walls or whatever you like.

          Soviet Union was white country behind the walls. Our university professors and journos and lot of other people invented a lot of tricks to make us happy in our white homeland. 50 million dead probably most known.

          Genetic white liberals are the problem. When miracle happen and Donald put his wall up, then half of the white homeland burn in Salem for anti Christianity and the other half working somewhere in Alaska in the gold mines to death for you white homeland.

          We see this now in Ukraine. Words are absolutely irrelevant until genetic white liberals decide what the word white homeland mean.

          Try to understand genetic madness inside the white race. Without it, everything we make turns into dust.

          That is why I find those history lessons so interesting. Georgia did this, South Carolina did that, Confederacy did one and Union made another. Some people fought for Confederacy, some against it and finally, everybody against Nazi Germany.

          So much experiments and whatever side your grandparents were, you are still Nazi and racist and the enemy of the people in your own country.

    • Yes, a trillion dollar question–with a fifty cent answer: Whites are foolish.

      I’ll offer something I’ve offered on the internet before …

      You have two ethnoi living in one territory. Among one of them, there is a widespread practice of trifling with the mental development of its own youngsters. Once a year, like clockwork, parents engage in an elaborate deception, in which they give their children to believe that a preternatural being, in the course of a single night, delivers gifts to children–if they are good children–in every house in the world. Why this does not ensure that poor children receive as many of these gifts as do the children of prosperous parents is left for the children themselves to reason out, until the day that they discover, at long last, that the whole thing is nonsense. The parents regard this insane practice of trading on the innocence of their own children as the most delightful, the most charming undertaking of the year.

      Among the other group, all the children are put, almost from the cradle, on a kind of war footing, in which nothing but a clear-eyed understanding of reality is encouraged.

      Question: Which of these two groups, regardless of their comparative numbers, is likely to be kicking the other’s ass?

    • “I think the only question is….. whatever is behind the destruction of white societies is transcendent of the decay of time. Is it generational? Is it a particular people? Is it a particular ideology? Is it even human? That’s the trillion dollar questions?”

      It’s the Jews. And their White minions.

    • Animals & other races don’t question if life is worth living. Aryans do. So we keep producing religions that degenerate into genetic suicide. Can a race that reaches the level where it questions the animal urge to survive itself survive? That is the question we are deciding today

  2. Mr. Wallace, Could early Georgia be used to show Free Soil, and its producerist tendencies, has an older southron genealogy? Many of the southerners who emigrated to the border states, including California, wanted small owners without slave competition within their white-only states and territories. Also, Savannah Georgia was not only a planned white community but intended to be a religious one sponsored as an experimental city via the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge– a venerable church (of England) society. Both Whitefield and Wesley were on the SPCK payroll and arrived in America (Georgia) to keep the colony’s pastorate, so arguably American revivalism also originated (and was resisted by South Carolina-like elites) in early Georgia. Anyway, I think Georgia gives us an eye or lens to understand Western emigration, even the Far West in places like Oregon and CA.

    • Sure.

      I’ve brought this about Oregon here in the past. I’m pretty sure that Illinois, Indiana and Ohio also had laws which either banned black settlement outright or made free blacks post bonds to keep them on good behavior.

      • Makes sense. California’s constitution was a fusion of Illinois and New York articles, mainly. Whether or not negroes where allowed within the state, i.e., Free Soil, was a big question during the constitutional debates. Where I live, near Santa Clara, the Methodist mission from Oregon extended itself, doing much to make the town before the related Pacific college moved to Stockton and Jesuit-Romanists made a gradual come back. Methodists did much to shape the Western territories, even Far West, and they are a close cousin (really evangelical-frontier wing) of the Church of England– the reason I mentioned Whitefiled and Wesley in GA. Probably more than coincidence but belongs to a successive and relatively continuous history of Anglo peoples and their emigrations.

    • The original charter for the Georgia colony barred Jews, Roman Catholics, Lawyers, and hard alcohol. Jews came in fairly early, and many of the early Jewish families of Savannah were involved in the slave trade. I’m not sure of the exact role Jews played in expanding slavery into Georgia, but I suspect it was more than minor.

      Until recently, the story went that the first Jews to enter Georgia were fleeing instability in the Caribbean, and arrived in Savannah during an epidemic of typhus or malaria. Oglethorpe only allowed them to stay because there was a physician on board. Nowadays, you have to search to find anything about the ban on Jews, or the fact that the first Jews to enter the colony were fleeing anything, or that they were allowed to enter only because of the hardships in the colony. The current claim is that Jews were present from the beginning, welcomed as allies, and the first boatload were financed by London. I guess my old textbooks and profs were wrong.

  3. BTW. While I don’t know the author, Old Inheritance is one of the few still active blogs (he still posts) and rare respecting his subject matter with the descendancy of Anglo-Saxons, often times from a Southron viewpoint.
    https://theoldinheritance.wordpress.com/tag/anglo-saxon/
    I suspect the author lives somewhere along the Eastern shore, mid-atlantic, and is Anglican, maybe even Orders. Thanks again, Wallace!

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