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Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss some of America’s issues on race with other adherents of Ninzuwu culture. I thought it would be nice to share how those living in a shamanic society view many of the issues regarding race that Americans have. Over the past few weeks, I decided to set up a four-step plan that can help resolve some of these issues.
Step One: Understand That Race Itself Is a “World Order” Religion. In Ninzuwu culture “race” is looked upon as a religion that can only benefit an oppressor. It is not a form of identity. Race is, and has always been, the religion of the New World Order. Actually, this view is also held by other shamanic societies. Race is not a true identity outside its belief because it is subject to change. Race is really a way to control how people perceive one another. It is a control mechanism, which is why it was never a part of ancient indigenous culture.
It’s sad to see people divided up like cattle. But, what is even sadder is the massive amount of people who accept what was given to them by an oppressor, take it on as a form of identity, fight each other over it, and then look to find their new identity in every aspect of life. Whatever struggles they have in life is only a principle in the story of Narcissus. Unfortunately, when a truly free mind tries to leave the plantation of “race,” you begin to see that “:Uncle Tom-ism” is a global phenomena. Race is a tool that was always used by the ruling powers to keep people separated. In other words, race is the result of conquest and genocide. It is a form of identification ONLY in societies where such human crimes have occurred. It would only seem proper that in a society where “slavery” is said not to exist, the use of slave terminology would not be used. Origin of the Idea of Race by Audrey Smedley, is the title of an article that was published by Anthropology Newsletter in November of 1997. In the article we read how “race” as we know it today, is a construct that develop out of African slavery and not the other way around. Smedley writes:
“Contemporary scholars agree that “race” was a recent invention and that it was essentially a folk idea, not a product of scientific research and discovery. This is not new to anthropologists. Since the 1940s when Ashley Montagu argued against the use of the term “race” in science, a growing number of scholars in many disciplines have declared that the real meaning of race in American society has to do with social realities, quite distinct from physical variations in the human species. I argue that race was institutionalized beginning in the 18th century as a worldview, a set of culturally created attitudes and beliefs about human group differences…
Race and its ideology about human differences arose out of the context of African slavery. But many peoples throughout history have been enslaved without the imposition of racial ideology. When we look at 17th century colonial America before the enactment of laws legitimizing slavery only for Africans and their descendants (after 1660), several facts become clear.
1). The first people that the English tried to enslave and place on plantations were the Irish with whom they had hostile relations since the 13th century.
2) Some Englishmen had proposed laws enslaving the poor in England and in the colonies to force them to work indefinitely.
3) Most of the slaves on English plantations in Barbados and Jamaica were Irish and Indians.
4) Many historians point out that African servants and bonded indentured white servants were treated much the same way. They often joined together, as in the case of Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) to oppose the strict and oppressive laws of the colonial government.
In the latter part of the 17th century the demand for labor grew enormously. It had become clear that neither Irishmen nor Indians made good slaves. More than that, the real threats to social order were the poor freed whites who demanded lands and privileges that the upper class colonial governments refused. Some colonial leaders argued that turning to African labor provided a buffer against the masses of poor whites.”
In ancient times, surnames, as well as one’s identity were inherent attributes of a particular ruling ancestral deity, or a title given to a certain tribe of people by their shamanic rulers. As early man began to shift from hunter-gatherer culture to civilization, many of the early rulers of Babylon, Egypt, and Asia considered themselves to be descendants of the Sun. It makes wonder whatever happened to the idea that the true races of man were one’s zodiac sign and each constellation produced people of various physical types, but with the same psychological makeup? The reason “race” and racism are inseparable is that this modern construct was inherited from colonialism. Wikipedia, under the topic, Historical Race Concepts, states:
“The word “race,” along with many of the ideas now associated with the term were products of European imperialism and colonization during the age of exploration. (Smedley 1999) As Europeans encountered people from different parts of the world, they speculated about the physical, social, and cultural differences among various human groups, which marked the early stages of the development of science.”
It is impossible to create racial equality in modern times because all the modern concepts of race originated in colonialism. If you believe in the modern concept of “race,” then you believe in a colonialist philosophy, both black and white. Here it is, the same cast of characters that are responsible for the holocaust, African slave trade, the genocide of millions of people across the world can classify you as a “race” and you believe in this classification that was given to you and accept it as your true identity? Meanwhile, everyone is walking around like “race” is the creation of some divine power and nobody can’t see that this isn’t normal. I must give credit to the Jewish nations for at least making their spiritual identity and ethnic one. Once America accepts that the construct of “race” is in fact a slave religion, a control mechanism that is used to manipulate how one group of people see another, then we can move on to step two.
Step Two: Race and Racism Must be Classified as a Clinical Mental Disorder. Think about it for a second. If racism was a clinical mental disorder, police, firemen, and other public servants could be tested for it by means of a psychological exam. People who verbally and even physically attack other people based on the idea of “race” can get the counseling. “medication,” and the proper help they need.
While some people may think that idea of classifying racism as a clinical mental disorder is farfetched, let us not forget that homosexuality was classified as such prior to the 1970’s. Today, gay marriage is legal and there was a very strong push by the media and the political world to amend this status in western society. Therefore, in same manner that homosexuality went from being defined as a clinical illness to a lifestyle with legal protection, racism can be classified as a clinical mental illness that it is..
The insanity produced by the world’s most popular religion, “race,” is beyond belief. I am sure that many of our readers have witnessed this mental illness in their own personal lives. For example, how many times have you seen two human beings staring at each other angrily because of an opinion that’s being promoted on television, masquerading around as the news? Meanwhile, these same two people share the same experience and have never had any personal interaction with each other whatsoever. But, they resent each other fiercely, when in fact they could very well be the neighbors that need each other in life. One may be the doctor that will deliver the baby for the wife the other man. Yet, this beautiful potential is never reached because of something going on in their imagination. I am reminded of the invisible friend that preschool children often play with. In the case of adults this imaginary friend is an imaginary enemy based on what is absorbed from the media. Later, every experience during the waking hours of the day the “racism” demonic possession occurs; “What race is he?” Is she black or white?” I can only image how stupid the adherents of the religion of “race” look to all the animals and anything existing in the Milky Way galaxy. Wake up!
Perhaps, this is a good time to be what many claim to be, indigenous. Just think about it for a moment. When all the great history of the world was occurring that we read about in high school and college, many culture were unaware of what was occurring and got along with life fine. Getting high off of fear by watching the news is a great way to get sick at a young age.
Step Three: Start Boycotting The Sponsors of News and Media Stations That Broadcast Racially Biased News: People talk as if racial profiling is illegal, but it appears in journalism every single day. In New York City, when a crime is committed and the suspect is believed to be “white” only the victim’s photo, if they are a person of “color,” are released by the news media. On the other hand, when a crime is committed in New York City and the suspect is either Black or Latino, their photos are immediately released and victim’s are hidden, especially if they are of European descent. This practice of racial profiling by the news media insures that the act of “crime” is always associated with a “person of color.”
It is unfortunate that it takes a minimum of forty-eight hours for the face of a serial-killer to be released in public if he is of European descent, even if he/she admitted to doing the crime. When the news media broadcasts racially biased reports, start compiling a lists of the stations sponsors. Document the racially biased broadcast, the time, and either the journalist or the news reporter. Write a letter of intent in good faith to the sponsors of that news outlet with a complete details of your findings and why you and those in association with you will no longer be buying their products. This is probably one of the most important steps listed.
Step Four: Start Teaching the History of the African and European Slave Trade in Schools. I find it amazing that while the European Slave Trade lasted longer that the African Slave Trade you rarely hear about it in history. It’s usually referred to as the “Dark Ages.”
The reason why it is important to teach the history of the African Slave Trade and the European Slave trade is that it gives everyone a proper outlook about slavery and it place in human history. Every nation on earth was once enslaved. Actually, Africans were the last of all nations to be enslaved. History of the European Slave trade is well-documented and not that hard to find. Wikipedia lists a history of such under topics, Slavery in the Ottoman Empire and Barbary Slave Trade.In the later article, we read:
“Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the white slave trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan). Davis estimates that 1 million to 1.25 million white Christian Europeans were enslaved in North Africa, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, by slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli alone (these numbers do not include the European people which were enslaved by Morocco and by other raiders and traders of the Mediterranean Sea coast), and roughly 700 Americans were held captive in this region as slaves between 1785 and 1815. 16th- and 17th-century customs statistics suggest that Istanbul’s additional slave import from the Black Sea may have totaled around 2.5 million from 1450 to 1700. The markets declined after the loss of the Barbary Wars and finally ended in the 1830s, when the region was conquered by France.”
Here are a few facts about the least known Irish Slave Trade:
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies.
By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat (70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves at this time).
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and over 300,000 were sold as slaves.
Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade.
During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were forcibly taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. Another 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia while 30,000 Irish men were sold to the highest bidder.
In 1656, Oliver Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling), had to be transported long distances and paid for not only in Africa but in the New World. Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, prisoners or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many, many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. Therefore, African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.
Step Four: Understand The True Meaning of an Already Existing Race War. In the shaman’s eyes humanity was attacked by malevolent forces centuries ago. Since that time our race, being humanity, has been led astray from our great destiny by the use of divide and conquer tactics. If we participate in the belief of “race,” we are practicing demonism, regardless of our spiritual background. Humanity is composed of many human families. We are really no different from the other. The only differences that can occur in the human experience is spiritual. We are all doing the same things physically and to fight, or feel indifferent because of the way someone may cook a potato is something less than human.