On Saturday, August 30, 1997, I had a very interesting conversation with two people while I was at Kings County Hospital. One of the patients was a young woman from Haiti; the other was a Hasidic man. Our discussion involved the Genesis account of the flood of Noah's day -- a popular biblical account among Jews and Christians alike. During our discussion, the Hasidic man said that black people are cursed by God. I grabbed my bible and looked in the book of Genesis, Chapter 9 and told the gentleman that my Bible says that Canaan was cursed. The man said that is what the Bible means.
When the Hasidic man first told me that story, the Haitian woman and I laughed at him derisively, but inwardly I was shocked. For one thing, I believed that since the book of Genesis was originally written in Hebrew, there would be no one better to understand the words of Genesis than a native speaker of Hebrew. To hear a native speaker of Hebrew state definitively that based on a book that was originally written in his native tongue that blacks are cursed by God hurt my feelings like few things in my life ever have.
For some years thereafter, I did not try to research the Hasidic man's claims. I deluded myself into believing that the Hasidic man was as crazy as his claim. I tried to push his disturbing words to the back of my mind in an attempt to drown out the shame associated with being viewed by members of his group as accursed. There were many days when I succeeded in forgetting the Hasidic man's words, but eventually the protective filter of my subconscious mind would collapse and the words would come flooding back to my conscious mind like a mighty ocean held against its will while inside a small bottle.
During the year 2000, the Hasidic man's softly words finally became such a roar that I finally worked up the courage to research the on the internet. My primary search parameters were "curse of Canaan" and "curse of Ham." The findings were even more shocking that I ever could have imagined.
Mr. Wieder's words, the Hasidic man with whom I spoke, and the corresponding information regarding his softly spoken words started me on what is now an almost 11-year quest for the truth regarding the curse of Ham/Canaan, and more importantly, the role this belief played in the oppression of those individuals who are members of the "accursed" class. My journey of discovery encompassed nearly every negative emotion imaginable: denial, extreme sadness; fear; shame; resentment; anger, murderous rage until finally, an unquenchable urge to expose the horrors associated with this slanderous myth.
Although I will always resent what I perceive to be the audacity of a group of people who are so ethnocentric that they have no qualms ignoring the pain that their own culture has created for this "accursed" group of people, I am now focused on accomplishing three things: 1) developing a healthy tolerance for members of this highly ethnocentric group, realizing that they too have a sad story that continues until today; 2) disseminating to members of the "accursed" ethnic group the origins of this slanderous teaching; 3) developing in members of this "accursed" ethnic group the moral backbone to peacefully but in a determined manner tell the world that we will no longer sit by in dumb, fearful silence while a small, but powerful minority within this ethnocentric group continues to promulgate the slanderous teaching that lead to the worst Holocaust that this world has ever known; and 4) demanding reparations for the past and present oppression the "accursed" class continues to suffer as a result of the secret promulgation of this slanderous myth by descendants of the aforesaid myth's authors.
If you are a member of the "accursed" ethnic group, once you have reviewed this website in its entirety, you may feel the same emotions that I felt. You have a right to do so. However, remember that a lack of knowledge based on a refusal to learn closes the mind and fuels suspicion and hatred. A desire for accurate knowledge will allow one to consider all sides -- not just one's own -- so that one can make an informed decision that will benefit all involved. Please do not use this website as an excuse for hatred of any ethnic group. This is not its purpose. Use it to expand your cultural horizons by learning about different ethnic groups. Use this website to foster respect for your own culture. Most important, use it to disseminate this website's information to your family, friends, neighbors and strangers who are members of the "accursed" group so that the slanderous teaching that resulted in the past oppression of the ancestors and the continued tyranny of their descendants is exposed like the dysfunction that it is. Secrecy breathes life into any dysfunction; silent acquiescence gives it the power to exist and thrive. Exposure – the harsh light of honest, objective, public disclosure is the death knell of dysfunction. Let all lovers of truth and justice work together to expose and destroy this slanderous, murderous teaching as a warning to those who are determined to benefit by its secret use and as a comfort to those of us who have been its victims.
Proverbs 22:1 makes a very important statement when it says: "A name is to be chosen rather than abundant riches..." Ecclesiastes 7:1 reiterates this thought when it states: "A name is better than good oil..."It can reasonably be said that a good name is the most important birthright that one possesses. This birthright, once lost, whether by exposure of one's own misdeeds or worse, through the unprovoked theft of same can have such a deleterious effect that it can shorten a person's very life.
The most important thing a human can own is a good reputation. A good reputation places its owner in social positions that benefit both the owner and those closely associated with the owner. A bad reputation, however, especially one created by an entity in a position of power can have deleterious effects on the owner of the bad reputation and his close associates for years -- even centuries.
There exists a slanderous myth regarding a curse placed on individuals with dark skin. Since the introduction of this slanderous myth to Western Europe and the Americas, dark-skinned Africans have undergone some radical, and some not so radical changes to meld into a society that continues to defame them, and then to profit financially based on the same defamation.
What have Africans and their done progeny to mitigate the damage that this slanderous myth has caused? Many have become college-educated. Those who have become affluent have moved out of African diasporal neighborhoods into the few white neighborhoods that are tolerant enough to have them. Some have married outside their skin color and produced lighter-skinned children who will not experience the sting of racism to the extent that their darker-skinned counterparts will. Some Africans routinely dye their hair in colors nature intended only for Europeans to wear. Africans have conked, straightened, permed and weaved their hair to eliminate African hair's beautiful, natural curliness. Africans have attempted to bleach their skins with dangerous chemicals to escape the shame associated with the secret promulgation of this slanderous myth. Africans have sided with uncaring power brokers and other pretentious individuals during Civil Rights struggles who, once ended, abandoned the Africans for whom they once pretended to care. Africans and their descendants have worked for virtually nothing to prove their worth and their loyalty. Africans have endured water canons, lynchings and other atrocities in the hope that "someday things will be better." Well, that "someday" is today. For the first time, Africans have the "smoking gun" -- clear proof of the origins of this slanderous religious myth regarding the curse of dark skin that gave birth to the concept of white supremacy and still exists -- even in places like Israel. Unless this slanderous myth is publicly exposed and ultimately dispelled, it would be foolish -- no, it would be downright dangerous for Africans to count as allies members of this ethnic group who refuse to publicly expose this myth. This stance is not one that advocates racism. It advocates our constitutional right to protect ourselves from those determined to financially benefit themselves by continuing to defame us. We must not allow ourselves to shrink into a position of defeat. The reparation and restoration of our long-stolen good names depends on implementation of the above.
Anti-black racism is seen, at least superficially as a societal scourge that has all but been eradicated from mainstream American and Western European societies. Sure, there are a few die-hard individuals, mostly displayed by the media as KKK or Neo-Nazi white Christian splinter groups that routinely preach the inferiority of dark skin to their members. The media, in its depiction of racists, always points to white Christians as the individuals who introduced the idea of white supremacy and the inferiority of dark-skinned Africans to mainstream white Christian society. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The Babylonian Talmud, a book of European Jewish history and lore, explains its now centuries-old religiously-fomented rationalization of the inferiority of dark skin on page 08b, where it reads:
"Our Rabbis taught: Three copulated in the ark, and they were all punished - the dog, the raven and Ham. The dog was doomed to be tied, the raven expectorates [his seed into his mate's mouth], and Ham was smitten in his skin." (This is footnoted and the footnote reads: "I.e., from him was descended Cush (the Negro), who is black-skinned."
Another European Jewish document, the Midrash Rabbah (Soncino) Vol. 1, p. 293 says the following:
". . .CURSED BE CANAAN (Breishit 9:25): Commentary omitted)...R. Huna also said in R. Joseph's name:
“You [i.e. Noah is speaking to Ham) have prevented me from doing something in the dark [i.e. cohabiting with his wife], therefore your seed will be ugly and dark-skinned. R. Chiyya said: Ham and the dog copulated in the Ark, therefore Ham came forth black-skinned while the dog publicly exposed its copulation."
Mr. Lester, a Jewish man who posted comments on the internet regarding Judaism said the following regarding the book Artsot Ha Hayyim: "In 1992 a book was published by a leading member of the Satmar community entitled Artsot Ha-Hayyim. On p. 52 he explains, and quotes other rabbis, that the reason Abraham Lincoln was killed was because he freed the blacks. This is also the reason why Kennedy was killed, i.e. because he was good to the blacks. He continues by saying that this will be the fate of any who adopt a progressive attitude towards blacks, because they are meant to be enslaved. His source for this is Ham's curse." (Please see pages 52A and 52B of Artsot Ha-Hayyim, below.)
Artsot Ha Hayyim contains the names of many rabbis.
Louis Ginzberg authored the book Legends of the Jews. In Vol. 1, page 169 Mr. Ginzberg writes:
"The descendants of Ham through Canaan therefore have red eyes, because Ham looked upon the nakedness of his father; they have misshapen lips, because Ham spoke with his lips to his brothers about the unseemly condition of his father; they have twisted curly hair, because Ham turned and twisted his head round to see the nakedness of his father; and they go about naked, because Ham did not cover the nakedness of his father. Thus he was requited, for it is the way of G-d to mete out punishment measure for measure. ...The last will and testament of Canaan addressed to his children read as follows: "Speak not the truth; hold not yourselves aloof from theft; lead a dissolute life; hate your master with an exceeding great hate; and love one another."
The Torah Anthology, another European Jewish document, details the true origin of the slanderous belief of the inferiority of dark skin in Vol. 1, p. 392-3: "Ham received five punishments: 1. Because he looked at his naked father, his eyes became red, always appearing bloodshot. 2. Because he mocking told his brothers about his father's condition, his lips were made thick and gross, like those of a Negro. 3. Because he turned his head to see his father, the hair of his head and beard became kinky. 4. Because he did not cover his father, it was decreed that he always go naked. We thus see that slaves in Egypt go naked. They even did so in Egypt. This was not because of poverty, since it is impossible to imagine that none of them would have enough money to buy clothing. The reason is that they live in a hot, damp climate, and it is very uncomfortable to wear clothing. The reason for this is their geographical location, since the Hamitic tribes live in tropical climes. It was this curse that caused them to live there. They must therefore go naked and become blacked by the sun. The fifth curse will be discussed later."
At this website, Mr. Lester goes on to say: "The curse of Ham was something I learned of as a child and could not understand its origin from the words in Genesis. The curse of Ham was widely used by slave owners in the South to justify the enslavement of blacks. In my studies of slavery I was unable to find the basis. Only when I began studying Torah and various commentaries did I find the source. Somehow the rabbinic commentaries made their way into Christian culture and became an underpinning for anti-black racism."
Mr. Shapiro, a Jewish man who responded to Mr. Lester's post ends by saying: "How to defeat racism? Torah is obviously not the answer since so many Jews who spend their whole lives immersed in Torah are racists."
It does not make sense to believe that any Christian, white, black or green, would or could introduce to the world any religious concept based on the first book of the Bible. The first book of the Bible was written in Hebrew. Religious teachings based on this book would best come from individuals who speak Hebrew. White Christians, for the most part, do not speak Hebrew. European Jews, on the other hand, do.
According to the Encyclopedia Judaica, under the subtitle "Slavery", Spanish and Portuguese Jews acted as brokers during the African slave trade.
The European Jewish community (in particular its rabbis) had the religious knowledge and authority to disseminate both truth and falsehood in the name of God and the Torah. Using this position of authority to profit financially was the real reason for the promulgation of the defamatory religious myth. This defamatory religious myth resulted in the creation of specific types of bigotry: anti-African racism, anti-black racism, anti-Hamitic racism, anti-Cushitic racism and anti-Canaanite racism.
How did the victims of this Jewish religiously-fomented anti-black slander affect African slaves and their progeny?
Most non-Jews are unfamiliar with Euro-Judaic culture, of which its literature is of primary importance. The stories, myths, rules and regulations of the ancestors of European Jews have been carefully preserved for their progeny for hundreds of years, and many of today's European Jews, especially among Orthodox Jews, live much like their ancestors lived. A primary characteristic of European Judaism is "anti-Gentilism." While Christians have an understanding of the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures as instructing the Israelites to exterminate nation within the Land of Canaan who were found to immoral, European Judaism that used the same Hebrew Scriptures, added their own and conconcted a religion that views non-Jews as not deserving of the same right to be treated justly. One of the doctrines associated with Euro-Judaic anti-Gentilism is the belief that Jews have the right to lie to non-Jews. According the to Talmud, Tractate Baba Kamma 113a, it says: "Where a suit arises between an Israelite and a heathen, if you can justify the former according to the laws of Israel, justify him and say: 'This is our law'; so also if you can justify him by the laws of the heathens justify him and say [to the other party] 'This is your law'; but if this can not be done, we use subterfuges to circumvent him." Another important factors that points to Euro-Judaic anti-Gentilism is a culture that allows European Jews to live in non-Jews lands while not having to obey the laws of that land. According to the Talmud, Tractate Abodah Zarah 26b, European Jews are forbidden from reporting the unlawful acts of fellow Jews to non-Jewish authorities -- under threat of death. It says: "informers...may be cast in, and need not be brought up." Anti-Gentilism, while hundreds of years old, is still practiced as avidly by many modern-day members of the European Jewish community as it was by their ancestors. According to the website entitled "Informing on Jews Who Inform", it says: "the Talmud recounts -- in quite a few places -- that is prohibited to inform on Jews to the secular authorities, even when they conduct is a violation of secular law and even when their conduct is violation is Jewish law."
The Maafa At the website http://www.themaafa.com/about.htm it says that "Maafa is a Kiswahili word used to describe a real calamity, catastrophe, tragedy or disaster. Dr. Marimba Ani introduced it into contemporary African American scholarship as a preferred reference to the period in world history, identified as the Middle Passage or Transatlantic Slave Trade." The African slave trade in Western Europe and the Americas was a natural outgrowth of the promulgation of the Judaic myth of the curse of black skin. Once the general white population accepted this myth, Africans suffered both documented and undocumented abuses at the hands of whites, both Christians and Jews. Before the introduction of the African slave trade to the Americas, members of the white landed gentry used imported poor white laborers as "indentured servants" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servant.) Upon completion of a servant's contracted time period, the servant was released with a certain amount of land. Apparently, landowners balked at continually releasing their land to these bonded laborers. A way had to be discovered to acquire a readily available supply of inexpensive workers in a manner that would not raise the poor white public's ire. This would not be an easy task. Poor whites, accustomed to relying on the income of the members of the white landed gentry, would no doubt balk at what they perceived to be an act of disloyalty towards them. Members of the white landed gentry would quite naturally be intimidated at even the slightest prospect that poor whites might use force to challenge their decision to employ inexpensive foreign labor instead of poor local whites. Whether or not the European Jewish community intended the final outcome is a matter of conjecture, but the promulgation of the myth of the curse of dark skin served to accomplish the following: It facilitated the enslavement of Africans, thereby producing a virtually "inexhaustible" supply of inexpensive workers; It forcibly relegated African slaves to being an outlet against whom poor whites could express their misplaced anger at having been passed over for employment by rich whites; and, This slanderous myth forcibly relegated African slaves to the position of "pariah", therefore releasing the European Jewish community from the centuries-old oppression it itself had suffered as a pariah at the hands of European Christians. It also made European Jews and European Christians, if not true allies, at least partners in crime. African slaves, now the West’s new "pariah" class, suffered mercilessly at the hands of both European Christians and European Jews. African women and female children were routinely raped by their slave owners. African men were forced to stand by helplessly as their women and children were raped over and over again. African men were further emasculated as they helplessly watched white Christian and Jewish slave masters uproot members of their families to other plantations, never to see their family members again. African slaves were whipped at the slightest provocation by their slave masters. African slaves were also left to the devices of poor angry whites, who emotionally ingested the myth of the inferiority of black skin as a means to mollify their own injured pride at having been passed over for employment by their former bosses. Incest was not a rare occurrence. Dr. Richard William's book, They Stole It But You Must Return It outlines at least one occurrence where a mother had a son that she dropped in the fire while engaging in housework. Eventually the child was sold to another slave owner. Many years later, unbeknown to the mother, the man was presented to her as a mate. One day, the woman asked the man how he had received the terrible scar to the side of his face. The man replied that when he was little, his mother dropped him in the fire. The woman, realizing that the man was her son, fainted. African slaves were routinely whipped, sometimes to the point of death, if only to establish the doctrine of white supremacy. Oftentimes African slaves were malnourished and improperly clothed for the cold weather to which they were not accustomed. During the Middle Passage, millions of Africans died. According to the website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maafa, the number of Africans slaves who died during the Middle Passage was underestimated. This site states that the number of African slaves who died is anywhere between 40 million and 100 million. African slaves were routinely thrown off ships when rations were tight, or in order for white slavers to outwit insurance providers. The Maafa did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. The website http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com gives accounts of several African diasporal towns that were firebombed and burned to the ground by white mobs. For example: The Tulsa Race Riot of May 31, 1921, where 36 square blocks of African-owned homes, churches, schools and businesses were fired bombed. Hundreds of African Americans were killed; The massacre in Rosewood, Florida in January 1923; The East St. Louis massacre on July 1, 1917. According to the website mentioned above, "between 1824 and 1951 there were over 300 events classified as "White Race Riots" in which entire white communities turned on and destroyed entire Black communities and murdered Blacks in mass." Many of these towns have not been rebuilt in a manner that would reflect their past successes. From the time of the enslavement of Africans, up to and including the 20th century, diasporal Africans were routinely lynched by white mobs. Many were lynched and burned while genteel white women and innocent white children looked on in sadistic glee. The website http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aap/aapmob.html states that "in the South, lynching was one of the terrorist tactics used to control and threaten the African-American. Between 1889 and 1918, a total of 2,522 black Americans were lynched, 50 of them women. These people were hanged, burned alive, or hacked to death." African American men were also hanged and had their genitals hacked off. During the early and mid parts of the 20th century, the United States, like South Africa, was an apartheid government. Segregation abounded in neighborhoods, schools, churches and employment. The Jewish myth of the inferiority of black skin adversely affected African people's ability to comfortably ride a bus, use a public bathroom and sip water from a public water fountain or vote. African employees were routinely underpaid. The website http://www.jewishtribalreview.org/exploit.htm speaks of the exploitation of African Americans by European Jews. It goes on to explain that on the eve of the Depression, "more than half of working Black women and a quarter of working Black men were servants. In the 1930s, when most Black women were unemployed because of the Depression, on certain corners of the Bronx there existed what was called the Bronx Slave Market. Black women gathered at 8 AM, rain or shine, summer or winter, hoping to be hired by Bronx women to do housework for fifteen to thirty cents an hour. Most of these housewives were Jewish; business was best before the Jewish holidays ... Most middle-class Jews grew up with the 'schvartze' (literally, 'black,' but actually 'nigger') who came to clean once or twice a week. She never really had a name; she was always the 'schvartze.' Women used to ask each other, 'Is your schvartze free on Thursday? My schvartze didn't come in this week." In the United States, as in Western Europe and Africa, the Jewish myth of the inferiority of black skin still permeates the minds of the public. An insidious racism still exists in the souls of many white people. Although many swear that they are always politically correct with others and tolerant of other races and ethnic groups, most whites live in neighborhoods where blacks, even middle-class or affluent blacks, have not been able to live or start businesses. Furthermore, although most whites spend a considerable portion of their monies with members of their own ethnic groups, blacks spend most of their monies with individuals and businesses outside of their ethnic groups. America’s oppression of African/black/dark-skinned people has not ended. The European-Jewish doctrine regarding the curse of Ham/Canaan has found its way into American society. There exists a plethora of evidence to support this. One tenet of the African Reparations movement is to legally mandate corporate conglomerates with ties to the enslavement of Africans to disclose those ties. Many of these conglomerates, whose presidents or chief executive officers are whites, are loath to remove their “caring for people” façade to expose their real covering -- corporate greed that hundreds of years ago, was the engine that powered their oppressive enslavement of Africans. Africans’ right to know the full history of U.S. corporations’ hatred, enslavement and oppression towards them is not important to them. These corporations are as oppressive in their desire not to educate Africans of the Maafa as they were when they supported their right not to educate enslaved Africans. Some U.S. government representatives, as well as some members of the modern-day European Jewish community are not so far removed from the practice of oppressing Africans. Once such experience took place over the course of a few years. Dr. Peggy K. Pearlstein, of the United States Library of Congress and Alex Beckles of Congressman Edolphus Towns’ office was contacted regarding the book Artsot Ha Hayyim. This book is written in Hebrew in 1992. On page 52 of the book, it states that Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy were killed because of their positive attitudes towards black people and that anyone who adopts a progressive attitude toward black people will suffer the same fate because blacks are meant to be enslaved. Sharon Horowitz was first contacted regarding this book. When Ms. Horowitz was asked if she could speak Hebrew, she answered in the affirmative. Ms. Horowitz sent what was believed to be 52A and 52B of the book. Ms. Horowitz went so far as to write “page 52 Side A” and “page 52 Side B” on the pages she mailed. Afterwards, a visit was paid to the Manhattan Public Library’s Dorot Jewish section where a librarian was asked to get the book. When the librarian was shown the pages received from Ms. Horowitz, he librarian laughed and said that the pages were 42A and 42B, not pages 52A and 52B. (Please see pages 42 A and B on which Ms. Horowitz wrote "Page 52 side A" and Page 52 side B" below.) The librarian said she had the book and went to get it. When she returned, she said she did not have it. Later, a complaint was made to an official of the library, stating that the Dorot Section was withholding the book because of the damning information it contained. The following day, pages 52A and 52B were faxed from the Manhattan Public Library. When Ms. Horowitz was contacted and presented with proof that she lied about pages 42 A and B, she also faxed what appeared to be page 52 A and B. Upon comparing the faxed pages from the Manhattan Public Library and the Library of Congress, the pages were finally found to be identical. The last attempt at having the book translated was with Dr. Peggy Pearlstein of the Library of Congress. Like Ms. Horowitz and the Jewish librarians at the Manhattan Public Library, Dr. Pearlstein mounted the same resistance. Dr. Pearlstein refused, stating that the Library of Congress only translates for congresspersons and their staff. According to Alex Beckles of Congressman Edolphus Towns’ office, he contacted the Library of Congress to request to have the book translated. As of the date of this website's latest revision, neither Congressman Towns’ nor the Library of Congress has provided a translated copy of the book Artsot Ha-Hayyim. Once can safely assume that U.S.-based multimillion-dollar corporate conglomerates that receive federal funding and U.S. agencies like the Library of Congress that have Jewish reference materials that point to the European-Jewish community’s oppression of Africans will continue to oppress Africans by withholding information regarding their involvement in the African slave trade. Their past refusal to educate present-day Africans regarding their debauched involvement in the defamation, kidnapping, murder, rape, starvation, failure to fairly financially compensate for work performed, failure to educate, failure to maintain accurate family names, languages and cultures and the failure to protect the human rights of Africans has translated into modern-day oppression. This oppression includes, but is not limited to neighborhoods where Africans are shot and killed by white police officers for having a wallet that looked like a gun; for having a mysterious, unidentifiable person who said “gun,” and for having no gun or open air that looked like a gun. African diasporal neighborhoods are ravished by poor performing schools that have little to no supplies, peeling paint and poorly kept schools while unionized teachers are given regular raises to their salaries. In many corporations, there still exists the disparity in salary between Africans and whites who perform the same jobs. The oppression of dark-skinned people is not limited to the United States. The current war in Iraq, tooted by the government as an attempt to “bring democracy to the region” is nothing more than the wishes of white-controlled U.S./European countries to control the flow of oil. That thousands of dark-skinned Iraqis are dying as a result of this war is of no consequence to the United States. No sooner was Iraq’s former head Saddam Hussein found guilty than there was discovered a new “number 2” person found – yet another dark-skinned individual whom the United States can defame to hide to its white supremacist intentions and its inability to curtail its own greed. Dark-skinned Iraqis are held in detention centers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they virtually have no rights. Many of these prisoners have been abused by U.S. soldiers -- most of whom are white. The American media's defamatory portrayal of non-white heads of state who have successfully rebuffed the advances of white countries is not new. Kim Jung Il of North Korea – axis of evil; Hugo Chavez of Venezuela – axis of evil; Fidel Castro of Cuba – axis of evil; Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe – axis of evil; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran – axis of evil – the parade of non-white heads of state whose countries the United States and Europe cannot easily overthrow and suck dry like African slaves continues to grow, as does the oppression of dark-skinned people, who whether they surrender or fight, have never been able to thwart the wicked machinations of white supremacists. It is clear that the Maafa has not yet ended. Clear proof of this is the European Jewish community's impelling the governments of some European countries to promulgate laws making it illegal to deny the Jewish Holocaust. European Jewish corporate bodies like the Anti Defamation League exist to protect the history of Jewish suffering. However, no such laws or institutions exist to document the European Jewish community's involvement in the African Holocaust. There exists firsthand knowledge of the refusal of the Anti Defamation League's president, Abraham H. Foxman to engage in any discussion regarding the European Jewish community's involvement in the promulgation of the slanderous myth regarding the curse of black skin, and its subsequent involvement in the African slave trade. Elie Wiesel, a Jewish Holocaust survivor perceived by the public to be a champion for human rights, when contacted regarding the slanderous Jewish myths that precipitated the oppressive Maafa, offered no comment. Even the white Christian majority, most of who appear superficially not to discriminate, openly discriminate against Africans in that they are completely unsupportive of diasporal Africans' righteous demands for reparations. Even in the face of mounting evidence that there are reparations granted to formerly oppressed people such as: the granting of both land and money to the Inuit (Eskimo) people, Japan's granting monies to Korean women who had been raped by Japanese soldiers, the massive amounts of money granted to post-WWII Jews who were victims of the Holocaust and countless others, the United States government uses the media's ability to exacerbate white people's Jewish-religiously-fomented hatred of African people to avoid making reparations. Up until the present time, some whites still play a role in preventing the dissemination of the African Holocaust. Daniel Sullivan, the Vice President and General Counsel of Lycos, refused to explain why the original website concerning this subject was removed (http://africandiasporal.tripod.com/). It was not until several weeks after Lycos removed the site that the reason for the site's removal was discovered -- because it showed images of black men in various stages of having been lynched by whites during centuries-old African Holocaust. Would Lycos have removed a similar site had it shown photos of Jews during their holocaust? While it will never be known for sure, one can safely surmise that a lot more leeway would have been given to them to disseminate information regarding their holocaust – including photographs, no matter how gruesome. Due in great part to the white public's Jewish religiously-fomented intolerance of black skin, the Maafa is subjected to all forms of deformation and denial. Most recent of these is blame reassignment and statistical downsizing of the numbers of African slaves who were trafficked and who died. Does the continued existence of the Maafa mean that the Jewish slander that was launched against Africans so long ago still exists? If the answer is in the affirmative, what has the African diasporal community lost as a result of the Jewish religiously-fomented slanderous myth regarding the inferiority of black skin?
What did African slaves and their descendants actually lose as a result of the slanderous teaching regarding the curse of Ham? Africans and their descendants lost the following: · Family names -- African descendants lost the ability to identify themselves by their ancestral names, as well as the ability to claim a connection to a specific ethnic group (i.e. Yoruba, Ga, Fulani, Ibgo, Edo, Asante). For most Africans in the Diaspora, both they and their progeny bear the name of a past slave master, perhaps in some cases, the slave master that raped their foremothers and brutalized their forefathers. · Ability to keep an accurate history of ancestral paternity -- African descendants lost the ability to identity their forefathers. Africans slaves were oftentimes sold and renamed based on the name of the slave owner. As slaves were considered chattel property, governmental agencies charged with keeping the census or birth and death records did not record their African names. This inability to retain the names of their ancestors prevents their descendants from being regarded as legitimate heirs of land and other property that is customarily passed down from father to son. · Ability to return to the land of the ancestors -- The great majority of Africans in the Diaspora do not have the ability to return to the exact place where their ancestors came from, like for example, the Jews can. Although Africans can return to Africa, virtually none can point out a specific area in Africa with which their ancestors are associated. · Ability to speak ancestral languages/practice ancestral cultures -- The vast majority of Africans in the Diaspora do not have the ability to speak their ancestral languages (or practice the cultures associated with those languages) since they do not know who their ancestors are. This deleteriously affects Africans who have been rendered monolingual as a result of the Jewish-fomented religious myth of the curse of Ham. When foreigners who speak other languages come to they United States to do business, they are able to plan strategies outside of the knowledge of the United States government. As most Africans in the Diaspora speak only the official language of the government in which they live, everything they say can be tracked by the government. Ability to own/control areas that are populated by Africans -- The vast majority of Africans in the Diaspora do not live on land that is wholly owned by them. All over the United States, many white, Jewish, Asian or Middle Eastern neighborhoods do not have Africans living with them and have no African businesses in their neighborhoods. However, in African diasporal neighborhoods, non-Jewish whites, Jews, Asians or Middle Easterners have enterprises from which Africans rent and buy. · Ability to maintain an honorable international reputation – Although a few Africans in the Diaspora (like Oprah Winfrey, various hip hop artists, etc.) are respected internationally due, in part, to their great wealth, the vast majority of Africans in the Diaspora are viewed with either very little tolerance or outright disdain. As a result of European Judaic slander, Africans are oftentimes viewed negatively by the international community. Even in the United States, there are still establishments like the Cracker Barrel restaurant that does not serve Africans. · Loss of Africans' Presumption of Innocence -- The loss/destruction of Africans' reputation was exacerbated by European Jewish religious dogma that profiled dark-skinned people as wicked. According to the book Legends of the Jews,Vol. 1, page 169 the author, Louis Ginzberg writes: "Speak not the truth; hold not yourselves aloof from theft; lead a dissolute life; hate your master with an exceeding great hate." Based on this slanderous teaching, those "cursed" with red eyes, misshapen lips and twisted curly hair are thieves, immoral, depraved and are haters of authority figures. The past European Jewish practice of negatively profiling black/dark-skinned people based on their warped rendition of the Torah was a precursor to the practice of racial profiling by European-controlled law enforcement agencies, and by many non-African individuals. While other non-white ethnic groups have experienced some form of police brutality, no ethnic group has suffered the myriads of beatings, shootings and deaths caused by the brutality of white police officers more than Africans. From Emmitt Till to Eleanor Bumpers to Rodney King to Amadu Diallo to Abner Louima to Mr. Bell, no ethnic group has had their fingers, hands, wallets, keys and open space "mistaken" for a gun more than Africans -- both from the continent and in the Diaspora. The website http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engAMR510401998 has a treasure trove of data that shows how Africans make up 42% of all individuals on death row but only 12% of the population. It also gives examples of unarmed African Americans who were shot by white police officers. It is clear that Africans in the Diaspora have lost a great deal as a result of the European Jewish religiously-fomented slander regarding the curse of black skin. This is why it is so important that this centuries-old myth be disclosed to the public -- once and for all.
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Not otherwise specified, those pains that are my birthright...invisible scars...gifts of those who now touch the sun...my mother gave them to me, and her mother to her...
Not otherwise specified, that hidden rage, first identified at youth's bloom...When I stabbed paper with pencil and experienced sublime bliss...
When do I remember feeling happy? Oh, yes, when I am in defense of my soul...convincing those who would listen of my right to stay alive...
Not otherwise specified, the sadness that envelopes me... Like an old moth-eaten blanket...it's just about useless, but I won't give it up...because it's real and it's old, and it's mine...one of the few things in life that I truly own...like that old woman whose presence I feel but whose face I cannot see...a face filled with tears...I can't ignore her voice, a silent voice...voice as loud as a drum...a voice that says "I want to give you more, but all I have is my love and my pain”.... a voice that says "remember me."
Not otherwise specified, can't be identified – it's private, hidden, but I feel it...It’s getting harder to conceal it...Nameless scars that cry out for justice, faceless tears of those mercy has scorned...my mother gave them to me, and her mother to her...there is no name, no start, no end...passed on from generation to generation...
Not otherwise specified...The voices of the ancestors that roil in the pit of my stomach...and like hunger, demand to be sated.