Blast From The Past:
This is going to be a hard pill for some to swallow, but the truth of the matter is the white man used knowledge to excel in a more organized way than others. If we look back in history to gauge his accomplishments we have to admit this has generally been the case, even today. for more information.
But this doesn't mean it's impossible for others to learn or diminishes them as human beings. It's a well known fact that today dark skinned or black Sub-Saharan African immigrants enrolling in Americas colleges out-perform all races acamdemically. Google that info for yourself. Skin color doesn't matter. It simply means that historically world conditions and environment made it favorable for whites to learn as a group and achieve over others. Believe it or not it was foretold to be this way.
Where can the facts to this bold truth be found that whites would excel over others?
Simply Google (Table of Nations)
But with this obvious advantage to excel also brought an humongous responsibility that they failed to live up to, not even close. The world we live in could have been a much better place with the advancements in science throughout the centuries but whites couldn't see past a voracious greed and selfish hate of white superiority.
First off, there shouldn't be any arguments about Africa's inventions and contributions to mankind. Africans were the first to travel to just about all parts of the world, were the first to produce corn, potatoes, beans, cereals and others for the world to enjoy.
Africans were first to domesticate most animals, were master craftsmen in creating building tools, excelled in building with various types of structual forms, the first to develop various fabrics for clothing. They developed different medicines and surgical instruments. Mathematics principles started with them, as well as surveying and navigation. The practice of trade money, the postal system along with printing and paper development all were the products of ones closely related to the African family line.
What whites collectively accomplished over the centuries were to take these existing inventions and make them better, scientifically. Whites at one time in history were not much different than Africans in their way of living and belief systems. They strongly believed in mythology and in the mystical powers of the gods to protect them and show favor during battle against their enemies. They would offer sacrafices to these gods. Poseidon, Neptune, Jupiter, Pluto are some you may recognize.
A very famous white person named Aleaxander the Great in his worship of Poseidon paused at the Syrian seashore before the climactic battle of Issus, and resorted to prayers, "invoking Poseidon the sea-god, for whom he ordered a four-horse chariot to be cast into the waves as a sacrafice. This was popular belief in that day for white people.
But whites would slowly change this superstitious way of thought. A Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer named Thales - 624 – c. 546 BC questioned these superstitious beliefs and began to scientifically examine human existence.
Almost all of the other philosophers would follow him in attempting to provide an explanation of ultimate substance, change, and the existence of the world without reference to mythology.
Because of this, Thales is considered to be the father of science. In time white men such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle would soon add to whites collective greatness with the study of philosophy with theories on mankinds existence especially in the study of nature.
After many centuries of networking, studying, comparing and recordings facts among themselves and discovering their calculations were correct, would become the springboard for all other branches of science that would come later. Without a doubt this would have an amazing impact in a new and fast changing world. In time with all this wealth of knowledge whites began to look at themselves as special or superior people.
In the meantime the ones in Africa had very little use for the study in philosophy and science. They were not as curious about everything as the white man. In time as fate would have it, Sub Saharan Africans became landlocked and lost in time away from all other humanity. The Sahara Desert wasn't always a desert, but slowly grew to be that way. Cave drawings have been discovered in parts of the Sahara that actually depict the flora as green and thriving. http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/history_of_west_africa
But wait a minute!
Whites weren't the only ones making great strides with science. Altough not admitted by Chinese they are part of the African family and would go on the achieve great things with the use of science. You may have heard of the Four Great Inventions, which were the compass, gunpowder, papermaking, and printing. But in time the Chinese couldn't keep up with white innovations and by the 17th century were dominated in achievment by whites.
The Islamic world also contributed much to the world with advancements in algebra, algorithms, agriculture, the arts, economics, industry, literature, navigation, philosophy, sciences, sociology, and technology. Their studies were based upon the white Aristotle, but with the the Mongol invasions, The Islamic Golden Age faded from view and would end around the 15th to 16th centuries.
It's a fact no other race achieved with science on the scale as the white man. It's not hard to imagine how this assisted them in elevating their superiority beliefs in themseves and biased racial practices that would later come against others who were not quite as advanced.
But it's very important at this point to shed light on an very interesting fact of our human existence in regards to science. It really doesn't matter what was chosen to study, whether it's biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, medicine etc, all laws were created by a Superior Being, and are very well known by Him. These laws were not created by nature like whites believed and taught. The whole chapter of Job:38 makes it abundantly clear who created these laws.
Why would whites make claims that the world we live in were laws of nature as opposed to laws of a Superior Being?
The answer is a simple one. It was because it released them from the obligation of answering to a higher authority. In time whites actually became gods in their own eyes with theories such as survival of the fittest, evolution, natural selection etc. They controlled and made their own destiny and if that meant attacking, dominating and pillaging weaker countries they wouldn't have a guilt trip about it.
They felt this earth belonged to them to govern because they were the smartest and strongest. They felt it was their duty to make what they consisered honorable life and death decisions about earth's inhabitants. Whites really began to feel they were the keepers of the world and quite honestly what a terrible mess they have created over the centuries up unto today which has us all on the brink of destruction. Don't you agree?
Most of these early scientist were not mad men but sincere individuals trying to find answers to the meaning of life but taking on such an humongous responsibility that didn't belong to them made terrible errors in basing these theories as fact and caused millions of innocent deaths. The study of science still has an amazing impact in todays world. It would be my guess the average person on the street still believe humans evolved from apes, and especially the black ones. (laughter)
So with this rich past history of learning and science you can get a picture of how the first Americans must of felt in getting this country started. These people were very intelligent who were fed up with failed governments in their native lands and wanted to create a better one. So men from different backgrounds argued back and forth how America should be and finally came to compromises in getting this country started.
Whites didn't want to be associated with blacks and want them legally included in the American family. Throughout the centuries Africa had beens a no-show in the techlogical advances with many of their people not even being able to read and write. The world had made great strides with science and to mingle with blacks would be considered a step backwards, But they were OK to use for slaves and to serve their every need.
picture The African American soldier to the left is a black soldier in the Continental Army from Rhode Island
Sadly, blacks had been mislead during the revolutionary war. They were bascially promised freedom and equality if they would fight for America. The British had promised them the same. Most blacks chose America but many fought for the British.
The war was touch and go. It wasn't an absolute victory that either side could boast. But what would tip the scale in America's favor? If you guesed black soldiers you are absoulutely right.
Consisder a statement made by President George Washington:
Washington wrote a letter to Colonel Henry Lee III stating that success in the war would come to whatever side could arm the blacks the fastest.
During the course of the war, about one fifth of the northern army was black. At the Siege of Yorktown in 1781, Baron Closen, a German officer in the French Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, estimated the American army to be about one-quarter black. Blacks understood they were fighting for their natural rights as a human being and future American citizenship and this gave them motive to die for a just cause.
Yes people it's an absolute fact that amazing blacks played a huge role in the founding of our country. In fact it could have had a very different outcome without them.
After the war Washington made a complete u-turn making it illegal for blacks to bear arms. Blacks had been used as pawns in a game because promises of freedom and equality were forgotten and it was back to business as usual with many slaves forced in returning to their masters. Washington had to know about this and did nothing. This dishonest act by Washington would set the tone for the value of black lives. Wasn't he the one who made the famous quote "I cannot tell a lie"? well he told a whopper here.
Of the total white population in 1790, about 80% was of British ancestry. The Naturalization Act of 1790 provided the first rules to be followed by America in the granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to immigrants who were free white persons of good character and excluded American Indians, indentured servants, slaves, free blacks, and Asians.
It was difficult to keep America all white because Native Americans were still living here and they were from a completely different culture. George Washington proposed to civilized and teach the natives the American way by creating non-reservation boarding schools.
After Native Americans were dominated into submission and forced into boarding schools they could no longer speak their own languages with each other. They were expected to attend Christian churches. Their lives were run by the strict orders of their teachers, and it often included grueling chores and stiff punishments. They were usually given new haircuts, uniforms of European-American style clothes, and even new English names. Many cases of mental and sexual abuse have been documented in this forced assimilation.
Imagine for a moment if the Muslims of the today's world successfully invaded America and forced it's citizens to learn and live by Islam and Muslim customs. This is how the natives had to feel during this time in history. Of course many didn't want to change their culture and would later suffer for it in the famous Trail of Tears which the U.S. government instituted to re-settle the Natives on reservations in other parts of the country to make room for white settlers.
During the 1800s America was a fast growing country that needed more workers to assist in the building. Workers from all over took to heart America's welcoming call. Superior whites thought of themselves as god like and keepers of the world for making such a bold invitation that was designed by the French but approved by the Americans.
'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses'
Here's a quick rundown of how different immigrant groups were viewed by white supremacist America during the 1800s-1960s, and just because an immigrant was white didn't always mean they were considered surpreme.
Historian, Gerald of Wales wrote this about the Irish:
"They use their fields mostly for pasture. Little is cultivated and even less is sown. The problem here is not the quality of the soil but rather the lack of industry on the part of those who should cultivate it. Dedicated only to leisure and laziness, this is a truly barbarous people. They depend on their livelihood for animals and they live like animals. This is a filthy people, wallowing in vice. They indulge in incest, for example in marrying – or rather debauching – the wives of their dead brothers".
Even earlier than this Archbishop Anselm accused the Irish of wife swapping, "exchanging their wives as freely as other men exchange their horses".
One will find these views echoed centuries later in the words of Sir Henry Sidney, who commented that the Irish "commit whoredom, hold no wedlock, ravish, steal and commit all abomination without scruple of conscience" The Irish were thought of as the most barbarous people in Europe.
in the 19th century Irish racism in Victorian Britain and 19th century United States included the stereotyping of the Irish as violent and alcoholic. Some British illustrators depicted a prehistoric "ape-like image" of Irish faces to bolster evolutionary racist claims that the Irish people were an "inferior race" as compared to Anglo-Saxons.
One of the largest mass lynchings in American history involved the lynching of eleven Italian immigrants in New Orleans in 1891.
During the period of mass immigration to the United States, Italians suffered widespread discrimination in housing and employment. They were often victims of prejudice, economic exploitation, and sometimes even violence, particularly in the South.
Teddy Roosevelt, not yet president, famously said the lynching of Italians was indeed "a rather good thing". John M. Parker, who helped organize the lynch mob went on to become governor of Louisiana, said of Italians that they were "just a little worse than the Negro, being if anything filthier in their habits, lawless, and treacherous.
In 1899, in Tallulah, Louisiana, three Italian-Americans shopkeepers were lynched because they had given equal status in their shops to blacks. A vigilante mob hanged five Italian Americans: the three shopkeepers and two bystanders.
Italian stereotypes abounded as a means of justifying this maltreatment of the immigrants. The print media greatly contributed to the stereotyping of Italians with lurid accounts of secret societies and criminality. Between 1890 and 1920, Italian neighborhoods were often depicted as violent and controlled by criminal networks.
Many Chinese worked as laborers and suffered racial discrimination at every level of society. While industrial employers were eager to get this new and cheap labor, the ordinary white public was stirred to anger by the presence of this "yellow peril".
Despite the provisions for equal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the 1868 Burlingame Treaty, political and labor organizations rallied against the immigration of what they regarded as a degraded race and "cheap Chinese labor". Newspapers condemned the policies of employers, and even church leaders denounced the entrance of these aliens into what was regarded as a land for whites only. So hostile was the opposition that in 1882 the United States Congress eventually passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited immigration from China until the law's repeal in 1943.
After the 1893 economic downturn, measures adopted in the severe depression included anti-Chinese riots that eventually spread throughout the West from which came racist violence and massacres. The Chinese found refuge and shelter in the Chinatowns of large cities. The vacant agricultural jobs subsequently proved to be so unattractive to the unemployed white Europeans that they avoided to sign up; most of the vacancies were then filled by Japanese workers, after whom in the decades later came Filipinos, and finally Mexicans.
The term "Chinaman", originally coined as a self-referential term by the Chinese, came to be used as a term against the Chinese in America as the new term "Chinaman's chance" came to symbolize the unfairness Chinese experienced in the American justice system as some were murdered largely due to hatred of their race and culture.
When the United States entered the war in 1917, some German Americans were looked upon with suspicion and attacked regarding their loyalty. Some aliens were convicted and imprisoned on charges of sedition, for refusing to swear allegiance to the United States war effort.
The town, Berlin, Michigan, was changed to Marne, Michigan (honoring those who fought in the Battle of Marne). The town of Berlin, Shelby County Ohio changed its name to its original name of Fort Loramie, Ohio. The city of Germantown in Shelby County Tennessee changed its name to Neshoba temporarily during the war.
German street names in many cities were changed. German and Berlin streets in Cincinnati became English and Woodward. In Chicago Lubeck, Frankfort, and Hamburg streets were renamed Dickens, Charleston, and Shakespeare. In New Orleans, Berlin Street was renamed for General Pershing, head of the American Expeditionary Force. In Indianapolis, Bismarck Avenue and Germania Street were renamed to Pershing Avenue and Belleview Street, respectively in 1917.
Businesses changed their names. In Chicago, German Hospital became Grant Hospital. In New York, the giant Germania Life Insurance Company became Guardian. Vocabulary changed. Sauerkraut came to be called "liberty cabbage", German measles became "liberty measles", hamburgers became "liberty sandwiches" and dachshunds became "liberty pups".
The response of German Americans to these tactics was often to Americanize names (e.g. Schmidt to Smith, Müller to Miller) and to limit the use of the German language in public places, especially churches
People from Japan began migrating to the U.S. in significant numbers following the political, cultural, and social changes stemming from the 1868 Meiji Restoration.
Large numbers went to Hawaii and to the West Coast. In 1907, the "Gentlemen's Agreement" between the governments of Japan and the U.S. ended immigration of Japanese unskilled workers, but permitted the immigration of businessmen, students and spouses of Japanese immigrants already in the U.S. The Immigration Act of 1924 banned the immigration of nearly all Japanese.
The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States was the forced relocation and incarceration during World War II of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who lived on the Pacific coast in camps in the interior of the country. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the incarceration shortly after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Mexican Repatriation refers to a forced return to Mexico of people of Mexican descent from the United States between 1929 and 1936. The mandate, carried out by American authorities, took place without due process.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service targeted Mexicans in California, Texas, and Colorado because of "the proximity of the Mexican border, the physical distinctiveness of mestizos, and easily identifiable barrios." Studies have provided conflicting numbers for how many Mexicans were repatriated during the Great Depression, but estimates range from 500,000 to 2 million.
The federal government responded to the increased levels of immigration that began during the war years with the official 1954 INS program called Operation Wetback in which an estimated one million persons, the majority of which were Mexican nationals and undocumented immigrants but some were also US citizens, were deported to Mexico.
In 2005, the State of California passed an official "Apology Act" to those forced to relocate to Mexico, an estimated 1.2 million of whom were United States citizens.
Unlike other immigrants who came to the United States of America from other countries, some French Americans arrived prior to the founding of the United States. In many parts of the country, like the Midwest and Louisiana, they were the founders of some of these villages, cities, and first state inhabitants. While found throughout the country, French Americans are most numerous in New England, northern New York, the Midwest, and Louisiana. French is the fourth most-spoken language in the country, behind English, Spanish, and Chinese. Often, French Americans are identified more specifically as being of French Canadian, Cajun, or Louisiana Creole descent.
While Americans of French descent make up a substantial percentage of the American population, French Americans arguably are less visible than other similarly sized ethnic groups. This is due in part to the high degree of assimilation among Huguenot (French Protestant) settlers, as well as the tendency of French American groups to identify more strongly with "New World" regional identities such as Québécois, French Canadian, Acadian, Cajun, or Louisiana Creole. This has inhibited the development of a wider French American identity.
There were only about 12 Jews living in North America in the 17th century. These faced a number of restrictions, including being banned from practicing law, medicine, art, and other professions. There were really too few Jews in 17th- and 18th-century America for antisemitism to become a significant social or political phenomenon at the time.
By 1840, Jews constituted a tiny, but nonetheless stable, middle-class minority of about 15,000 out of the 17 million Americans counted by the U.S. Census. Jews intermarried rather freely with non-Jews, continuing a trend that had begun at least a century earlier. However, as immigration increased the Jewish population to 50,000 by 1848, negative stereotypes of Jews in newspapers, literature, drama, art, and popular culture grew more commonplace and physical attacks became more frequent.
Antisemitism has always been less prevalent in the United States than in Europe. The first governmental incident of anti-Jewish sentiment was recorded during the American Civil War, when General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order (quickly rescinded by President Abraham Lincoln) of expulsion against Jews from the portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi under his control.
In the first half of the 20th century, Jews were discriminated against in some employment, not allowed into some social clubs and resort areas, given a quota on enrollment at colleges, and not allowed to buy certain properties. Antisemitism reached its peak during the interwar period. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, the antisemitic works of Henry Ford, and the radio speeches of Father Coughlin in the late 1930s indicated the strength of attacks on the Jewish community. Following the Second World War and the American Civil Rights Movement, anti-Jewish sentiment waned.
Several surveys taken from 1940 to 1946 found that Jews were seen as a greater threat to the welfare of the United States than any other national, religious, or racial group.
The point of the immigrant section above is to show at one point in American history all races were discriminated against. In time they were all able to forget their differences, blend in with each other and generally unite in their common mistrust and dislike for blacks. This is exactly what happened and was typical all over the world in all countries where blacks lived.
Black Skin= BAD
African Americans Were Not Immigrants -
Profound differences in our American experience compared to immigrants may help explain why we are so far behind other groups.
African Americans were the only group to arrive in America against their will. They were not immigrants.
Harsh slavery zapped the life and will from many African Americans after freedom.
African Americans came from a tribal culture which was far removed from scientific discoveries the rest of the world were experiencing.
Most African Americans didn't know how to read and write after freedom because it was illegal to teach them during slavery.
African Americans did not understand proper family structure upon freedom from slavery because members of a family could be sold in a moments notice to another master.
African Americans were distinguable by their black skin which automatically received a negative reaction by other races.
African Americans were not allowed the same chances of assimilation into American culture but were discouraged every step of the way in blending in like immigrants were able to do.
African Americans lacked the life skills needed to survive and prosper in America. They were accustomed in being told what to do, not actually going out and achieving on their own initiative.
What a disastrous start to American culture for blacks. Whites could have easily assisted these blacks into learning the American way.
This country would be much more peaceful if they would have shown some foresight and done that. Blacks were much more willing than the Native Americans to learn white culture.
Around the world whites began to feel they had an obligation to humanity by lifting all to civilization and prosperous living but failed terribly as the keepers of the world. They chose to use their knowledge of science as tools for destruction. Americans, Russian, Germans, French, Italians, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Belgians etc. all shared in the most heinous crimes against mankind and the effects still stand to this very day. Read about (White Man's Burden) and (Scramble for Africa)
It was actually possible for each and every person to live in a nice city with a nice home, green grass for a lawn, good schools for their children to attend, gainful employment, food and healthcare families could afford, but not likely because of the extremely ravenous greedy whites possessed up unto this day. It was and is all about the money.
Shortly after slavery whites would began to invade other countries with pillaging, raping and total destruction that still stands today, but doesn't take responsibility for it. The fact of the matter is the world hasn't forgotten. Why do you think there is so much hatred directed towards whites over the world?
One important thing needs to be mentioned here. There has always been good white people over the world the same as any other race. Things would have been much worse without these people's help. But on the other hand many whites don't truly understand what America means. The first president George Washington set the tone when he failed to stand up for the human rights of blacks even after fighting bravely in the war. He was a brilliant soldier but a terrible president for failing to execute the true meaning of America which means all races living together in peace as shining examples to the rest of the world.
Abraham Lincoln was a better president because even though he didn't particularly care for blacks and felt they should be second class citizens he chose to put true American principle first by giving blacks their rights and kept his prejudice second. He understood what America meant.
It's not only whites who have a dislike for blacks in this country but we hate ourselves as well because we have more than enough resources to help our race but no one is stepping forward.
Other minorities are also united in ganging up on blacks. But if we know that others dislike and hate us why would we play into their stereotypes with the old negro way of living?
Well that's what many of us are doing. In Walmart only yesterday this young black man in his 20s on the phone talking so loud the whole store could hear, motherf----er this and motherf----er that. It made me feel bad that he was dissing our race with his ignorance.
The saddest part of this whole situation is when African Americans believe they are worthless and let this negative garbage intimidate them like it does to the man on the telephone and use it as a reason to act up and not achieve. If he knew about the amazing blacks that preceeded him I guarantee he would have more class. So don't fall for the hype, we are from some of the strongest and best stock humanity has to offer. If alive our African American ancestors would definitely admonish us we could be just as smart and capable as anyone else in this country. As a group I know we can do it!
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