King Philip’s War – Early New England’s Plaasmorde by Paddy Tarleton

In Autumn of 2012, Christopher Preece, a British engineer living on a remote farm in the South African countryside just outside Ficksburg was alarmed when the power suddenly went out in his home.  As he made his way through his darkened kitchen en route to the fuse box, he was accosted by three black men armed with machetes who had, just moments before, poisoned his guard dogs protecting the entry to the property.  Before he even knew what hit him, Mr. Preece was hacked to death where he stood.  His wife, Felicity, rushing to the scene, was severely beaten, her skull left badly fractured.  Their assailants made off with nothing more than a handful of cash and a cell phone, leaving their victims in a pool of their own blood.

As many of us in the traditionalist Right know, such attacks are not uncommon in South Africa.  Since 1994 there have been some 4,000 farm attacks, almost all involving white victims put to the blade of their black assailants.  It could even be said that, in comparing cases, the one involving Mr. Creece was somewhat mild, since rape and torture were a factor in most.  Many others involve children and babies.

In February 2017, for example, a young woman and her husband in Dullstroom were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours. Their masked assailants stuffed a plastic bag down the woman’s throat and attempted to strangle her husband with a bag around his neck.  They were then dragged from their home, driven to a nearby spot off the road, and shot in the backs of their heads execution-style.

As with the murder in Ficksburg and countless others, the authorities refuse to pursue the killers, with the national government even refusing to acknowledge that a major racial epidemic even exists, despite several human rights organizations like Amnesty International calling for them to bring attention to it.  And the murders aren’t exclusive to South Africa.  They also occur in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and are openly encouraged there by his government.

There can be no question that the wave of brutal murders that plague South Africa are real and that white South Africans are the targets.  It is white genocide, plain and simple.  Still, the ANC and several other governments abroad refuse to recognize it for what it is, with many liberals and leftists in the US, UK, and continental Europe making a mockery of the murders, and some even condoning them (big surprise) citing them as “retribution” for “centuries of white privilege”.  As long as the genocide continues and the lie of white privilege perpetuated, white men, women, little boys, and little girls in South Africa and Zimbabwe will be mercilessly slaughtered in record numbers, with little sympathy and few willing to help or even acknowledge their plight.

But we have seen this before.  Verily, our people are no strangers to such widespread horrors.  For those of us in New England, our forebears once endured the same.  Most of us living here have, at some point, learned about the Indian Wars that swept through the region roughly 300 years ago, though most of us aren’t very familiar with specifics or even the reasons it started.  Anyone who ventures to study the largest of these, King Philip’s War, would not suffer shock to find the many parallels between that war and the ongoing genocide in South Africa.   Just as with Mr. Preece and the couple from Dullstroom, surprise was a key element utilized by the attackers and children and infants were seldom spared.  But perhaps a more important parallel would be that, as in the case of the black-on-white terror and violence in post-apartheid South Africa, white liberal revisionists and anti-white propagandists continue to justify and even celebrate the horrific hit-and-run raids of seventeenth century New England that left thousands dead and many more scarred for the rest of their lives, going so far as to use that and the other Anglo-Indian wars that followed in later years as reason to justify current white dispossession and policies which place whites not only at a disadvantage, but also, to celebrate their displacement and dehumanize them entirely.

In regards to population, King Philip’s War was the bloodiest North America has ever seen.  It killed off a significant portion of both native peoples and Anglos, with the latter suffering the majority of their casualties in the savage raids that led to hostilities.  In our own era of globalism, universalism, and blatantly anti-white ultra-liberalism, current dogma demands the blind acknowledgment of the war’s Anglo violence (which was justified in that it was almost always retaliatory or for reasons of self-defense) being born of some inherent ultra-racism exclusive to whites and the Wampanoag, Narragansett, Podunk, and Nipmuc belligerents as the helpless victims of white privilege and institutional power.  As with all racially charged conflicts, they oversimplify the long and complicated period of Anglo-Indian conflict on this continent by presenting it as a predetermined blood-crusade whereby, as in a cheap comic book, blood-lusting whites from the Mother Isles deliberately set out to conquer the New World for the sole purpose of subjugating its peaceful, flower-worshiping inhabitants just because.   Because that is just what whites do.  Because its fun for them, and because they are wicked.  Because racism.

Naturally, they deliberately leave out the fact that throughout most of the Indian Wars, most of the anti-English Indians were anything but powerless, as was the case in the northern theater of King Philip’s War where the Wabanaki received a steady flow of money, guns, and military aid from the English people’s enemy, the French .  And they were most certainly not innocent when one takes into account that raids were almost always unprovoked and with the knowledge that most of the targeted villages were chosen based on the fact that they were the poorest and lacking in any experienced, professionally trained militia.

All throughout southern New England,  farms and villages were swarmed upon in hit and run-style attacks, leaving devastating numbers of people slaughtered.   From 1675 to 1678, homesteads in Lancaster, Dartmouth, Middleborough, Lynn, Casco Bay, Plimouth, Mendon, Brookfield, Hadley, Falmouth, Haverhill, and countless others were attacked.  Farms were raided, villages were looted and burned to the ground, and inhabitants put to the blade.  In most of these raids, the women were raped and their children were scalped and mutilated in front of them.

In Swansea, Massachusetts, one woman reported that her baby, in attempting to shield it from a group of approaching Wampanoags, was taken from her arms, grabbed by its head and its “brains dashed into a nearby tree”.   A small number of those who survived were lucky enough to escape to nearby villages for refuge.  Those who didn’t were taken as slaves.  Mary Rowlandson, of Lancaster, Massachusetts was one such woman.  She was taken during the raid there along with her three children.  Her daughter Sarah, aged six, received wounds during the raid and died while in captivity.

The same happened to Hannah Duston of Haverhill, Massachusetts in a series of raids that followed King Philip’s War.  Like the woman in Swansea, her newborn infant’s head was also smashed against a tree, and this practice seems to be a common one among Indians throughout American history.

In Falmouth, on the Maine frontier (referred to as “the eastward”) a militia lieutenant reported a house in ruins, burned with bodies lying halfway out and, upon closer investigation, a woman’s body “big with child” scalped along with two children whose heads were, as he put it, “dashed in pieces and laid by one another with their bellies to the ground and an oak plank laid upon their backs.”

Like the Afrikaners, the Anglican and Puritan dissenters that lived in New England were deeply religious and they, too were the victims of religious mockery according to many eyewitness accounts.   In Sudbury, one man was mutilated by a band of Nipmucs who, upon gutting him, stuffed into his open belly the very bible to which he clenched during the attack.  This bears striking similarities with chilling photographs that can be found of murdered Afrikaners with crucifixes and other religious icons shoved into their mouths.

Most of the victims in seventeenth century New England raids were, as the Boere, native to the areas in which they lived.  Many were the children of English-born parents and grandparents but they themselves were born and bred in the colonies.  Despite this, they suffered ridicule from their enemies for being the descendants of Europeans and, therefore, not worthy of being regarded as native.  Today, just as whites in South Africa, they are repeatedly referred to as “invaders” and “oppressors”, thereby stripping them of their humanity and justifying any degree of violence perpetrated against them.

It is of no surprise that these same liberal critics today will ignore the outrageously hypocritical inconsistency that North American and European blacks are themselves not native to these lands yet call upon the rest of the world to join them in fighting for their unconditional inclusiveness at the expense of whites.  Both then and now, we see the real message: whites are wicked and non-whites are virtuous in every way.   Today, one would be hard-pressed to find any academics or historians who portray the English as anything other than despicable villains unworthy of reverence and the Indians as eternal victims.

The Wampanoag chief, Metacomet, or, “King Philip”, as the English called him, had by 1662 succeeded his father, Massasoit, whom the English deeply revered.  It was because of Massasoit’s generosity and diplomacy that led to relative peace and prosperity for a good number of years.   By the early 1670s, a massive number of Indians from various tribes throughout the region  – some 10,000 – had died due to smallpox and other epidemics.  This, coupled with the booming fur trade led to opportunities for expansion beyond some of the already established colonies.

But as it goes in all multi-ethnic societies, trust is fragile, if ever fully gained at all.  With the epidemics fresh in Philip’s mind, he only grew more suspicious of everything the English did, no matter how legitimate or helpful to his own people.  To add to Philip’s frustrations, tribes from the West were also moving into the area, refugees from the Beaver Wars, and soon, they, too were doing business with the English.  The English were at this period buying more land, which they felt entitled to since much of it was outside Wampanoag territory, a fact often ignored by contemporary historians.

Tension boiled over when John Sassamon, a friend of both the English and Wampanoag, warned the governor of Plymouth that Philip’s bitterness had turned to rage and that he was planning attacks.  This naturally put everyone on high alert and, as a result, they temporarily halted commerce with the Wampanoag.  When threats became more prevalent, they forced Philip to sign a peace treaty and warned Philip that if threats did not cease, they would confiscate Wampanoag land and firearms.  Just days later, Sassamon was found dead.  Three Wampanoag men were arrested, brought to trial, and found guilty by a jury that included Indian elders.  Though unjustified, Philip felt he now had a reason to provoke the English into a war, and that summer, without warning, the butchery of the raids began.

It is important to remember that in South Africa, contrary to popular belief, the blacks there were no more native to that region that the white settlers. They had migrated to the region shortly after white settlement, the Bantu having arrived after a vicious, genocidal migration southwards from West Africa.  And yet, the lie that whites simply came in and stole it persists, with any efforts on the part of authentic historians to shed light on the truth thwarted by the rabid Marxists that dominate modern academia.  Similar is the persistent lie that seventeenth century New Englanders were violent oppressors.  While it is true that they did place certain restrictions on the Wampanoag, it was only done so as a reaction to hostilities under Philip’s leadership.  When his father, Massasoit was leading them, no such restrictions were in place.  Anglo-Indian relations were relatively peaceful during this period, save for the brief conflict with the Narragansett in the earlier part of the century.  It should be noted that during that conflict, the Wampanoag and Pokanoket (today all Pokanoket are Wampanoag) protected and allied with the English against hostile tribes, which is why Massasoit was so highly respected by the English.  In fact, there were a minority of English during the war with Philip that outright refused to take part in any hostilities because they could not bring themselves to draw fire on the people of their beloved Massasoit.  This strange fact is noted in Mary Beth Norton’s work, “In the Devil’s Snare” in the chapter about the Indian Wars.

But suppose the forebears of white settlers in New England and South Africa had actually arrived with the full intention of terrorizing the natives and making their lives miserable.  Suppose that real life events were the epic drama the Left would have everyone believe, that the English were a malignant force of white devils hellbent on destroying the harmonious woodland fairy people of North America.  Would this justify the brutal murder of thousands of innocents among their descendants, most of which hadn’t even taken part in these alleged grievances?   Would this justify smashing babies’ heads against trees or raping their women and shoving desecrated religious icons down the throats of their corpses?  If you consider the thoughts and opinions of any number of bourgeois anti-white academics, Marxists, and other left-wing cultists, all of whom control the current paradigm, I’m sure you can guess the answer.

Naturally, there are some differences between the sufferings of today’s Afrikaner and the Yankee of yesteryear.  For one, New Englanders went on to prosper while native populations diminished (mostly due to disease or captivity) with some tribes even going extinct (some tribes did not literally go extinct, they merely disbanded the tribe to join a larger tribe, as was the case with the Pokanoket, who are today Wampanoag).  In South Africa’s case, it is whites who are now being systematically extinguished and terrorized to the point where death or immigration will, in the next decade, be their only choice.

But both experiences, that of the old New Englander and that of the Afrikaner, exemplify a reality that stare us all in the face every day, one that the Left, in their boundless arrogance, continue to ignore and for which the upholders of faith and tradition continue to suffer, and that is that different groups of people with competing interests and separate sets of values and traditions cannot for long share the same living space.  Sooner or later, Nature intervenes and puts to the test both contenders, leaving room for only one.