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Targeting Old White Men (...every age has its fashionable prejudices)
Canada Free Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 11/29/2012 5:52:20 AM PST by Perseverando

Who were all the great inventors, innovators, and philosophers? Who forged the West? Who birthed democracy? Who gave us our Constitution?

While modern society prides itself on being unbiased, it’s no exception to the rule that every age has its fashionable prejudices — and unfashionable people. Among the latter today are white men, and the closer they are to “dead white male” status, to use a favored leftist descriptive, the greater the disdain in which they’re held.

Thus do we see sneering at “old white men.” Earlier this year, Senator Harry Reid — one well acquainted through experience with old-white-male machinations — complained of “angry old white men” who bankroll conservative causes. More recently, the old-white-media paper the Guardian published a piece about America’s changing demographics titled, in part, “No country for angry old white men….” Ah, yes, it’s not just that they’re old, white, and men, that triad of turpitude. They’re “angry,” too. So just dismiss them out of hand, with their agenda born of blinding, irrational hatred. It’s another example of projection, from the group (leftists) that makes intellect-clouding emotionalism an art.

If we’re to define matters based on group identification, however — and the left makes clear we will — there is an irony here.

You could roughly say that old white men built the whole modern world.

You can precisely say this if you include in the category the budding old white men known as younger white men. Who were all the great inventors, innovators, and philosophers from ancient Greece and Rome up through medieval and modern Europe and the United States? Who forged the West? Who birthed democracy? Who improved upon it, giving us our Constitution and modern republican government? There is a reason why most of the busts and pictures of legendary figures portray

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1 posted on 11/29/2012 5:52:25 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Brave, very brave.

But largely true. Truth hurts.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 5:56:43 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Perseverando

You can see where this line of thought leads, Rhodesia. There s your future template.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 6:01:02 AM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL

Estate taxes give the government an incentive to kill you while you still have money left.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 6:04:41 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Perseverando
Excellent essay.

I cannot think of a more important & relevant point.

5 posted on 11/29/2012 6:05:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Perseverando

I’m getting to be a old white man and I could car less whether I am blamed for anything or everything...


6 posted on 11/29/2012 6:06:51 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: Perseverando

DaVinci, Einstein, Newton, Jefferson, Locke, Hawking, Galileo, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Mozart, Columbus, Lincoln, Alexander the Great, Elvis, Lennon, McCartney, Buckminster Fuller, Tesla, Ford, Twain, Patton...

I’m just getting started. It’s a pretty wide ranging group but I await a similar list from another demographic. And wait, and wait.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 6:07:50 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Perseverando

I’ve often wondered why Africa, which is often pointed to as the cradle of civilization (they had Egypt, for example), and clearly pre-dated the existence of the US, never emerged as a global military and economic super-power during any of its history.

Maybe economics and wealth are just angry, old, white male concepts.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 6:12:18 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: Perseverando

Old White Men should disinherit their Communist children, who follow their Leftist professors’ political vendetta against OWM.

If they aren’t willing to write them out of their wills, Old White Men should spend every dime while they are alive and let these brainwashed perpetual children wonder where the money went when their dad leaves this mortal coil.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 6:14:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Perseverando

I despise this stupid rhetoric.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:18:57 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Perseverando

As a group, white men are the best fighters on Earth, bar none. All the crushing armaments and strategies to use them were largely developed by white men. That scares the hell out of commies and leftists, which is why they’re desperately trying to ally themselves with muslims. They need a surrogate army to take on white men.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 6:19:50 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Perseverando
White males have been fair game for a long time now. Just pay attention to the role of the white male over 30 in advertising today.

Even when they are under 30 and are the usual super powerful, mousse headed, Lexus driving mavericks...they are NOT more powerful or relevant than the women they wish to impress with their coifes and cars. Those women are supreme in the hierarchy. Only topped by the ones who are black. Those women are untouchable, indefatigable and untouchable.

12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:22:18 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Perseverando
Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “To be ignorant of the past is to be forever a child.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: montanajoe

So am I, but actually I do care. It annoys the hell out of me.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 6:23:38 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: popdonnelly

>>I despise this stupid rhetoric.<<

I despise you being despised.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:28:05 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: Perseverando

Definitely in the category of “Words That Cannot Be Spoken” but absolutley spot-on. It is telling that some here at FR are troubled by it. The rot has penetrated very deeply.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 6:34:11 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Arm_Bears
If everything started in Africa why did they never invent anything?

I mean they never invented anything at all!

I don't count picking up a rock or stick to bong each other as an invention. Even today's apes do that, and they aren't showing any signs that they will ever ‘evolve’ into anything smarter.

17 posted on 11/29/2012 6:36:22 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Arm_Bears

Because it is only the cradle, nothing else. Egypt was basically Semitic.

Honestly the only peoples who seemed to make really great accomplishment are caucasian and oriental.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 6:37:05 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: montanajoe

You may be forced to care. The method of our enemy is to first demonize what they will later destroy. If you do not dissapear quickly enough for them they may try to “assist” you.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 6:39:18 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Vanders9
Their goal is precisely that to make you care and to make you mad..that's how they win.

My philosophy is F***em ..

20 posted on 11/29/2012 6:41:21 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: Perseverando
Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers
21 posted on 11/29/2012 6:41:34 AM PST by blam
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To: Perseverando

They are all gloating since 0-Saviour got back in. Juan Williams is so full of himself on Fox. I have to dive for the remote to mute him

Lots of gloom and doom from Rush and Sean. What is the over-under for when Rush retires to New Zealand as has mentioned? I think before this second Obama term is finished. Faith and family is the only way to rise above the 0bama captivity


22 posted on 11/29/2012 6:41:50 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: sergeantdave

Very perceptive!!!


23 posted on 11/29/2012 6:44:10 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Arm_Bears

It has largely to do with geography.

Jared Diamond wrote a book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, which pretty much explained why.

Africa and other places, like Central and South America, did not have land masses which stretched distances lattitudinally. It is possible to travel across Eurasia from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and he described how that was advantageous to cultural, agricultural, and scientific advances.

For example, the types of crops grown in the equatorial region of Africa will not thrive in the southern most tip of the African continent. The Dutch found that the food they grew in Holland did very well in that climate, which explains why no native agricultural tribes were established that far south.

For further information you should read his book. It was a very good read.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 6:45:27 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Perseverando

You keep all your smart modern writers
Give me William Shakespeare
You keep all your smart modern painters
I’ll take Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough,

Girl we gotta get out of here
We gotta find a solution
I’m a twentieth century man but I don’t want to die here.

I was born in a welfare state
Ruled by bureaucracy
Controlled by civil servants
And people dressed in grey
Got no privacy, got no liberty
Cos the twentieth century people
Took it all away from me.

Don’t wanna get myself shot down
By some trigger happy policeman,
Gotta keep a hold on my sanity
I’m a twentieth century man but I don’t wanna die here.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 6:45:27 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: WILLIALAL

No doubt there will come a day when we will be pitted against in warfare like they did to those folks if the State has not already convinced those of us still left that “we do not exist”. I see this happening in South Africa to a high degree where they openly talk about killing the White people while also denying that race exists. Talk about an odd dichotomy! Race “does not exist” ie: White people “do not exist” hence we are “figments” of own own imaginations - yet we clearly exist to them when they are killing us in massive numbers! Even the President of Genocide Watch Dr. Gregory Stanton has publicly noted for over a decade now that the Boer farmers are at stage six of facing total genocide. This will be exported here as well but by then most White people will think they “deserve to die” for the imagined crimes the Left ascribes to them - forgetting that White people are victims as well.


26 posted on 11/29/2012 6:45:55 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Honestly the only peoples who seemed to make really great accomplishment are caucasian and oriental."

They have the highest % of Neanderthal DNA.
Africans have none.

Neanderthals had bigger brains, bigger brains is associated with higher IQ's.
Brain sizes are trending down in modern humans.

27 posted on 11/29/2012 6:45:58 AM PST by blam
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To: jboot
I don't buy the conspiracy theories of “them” trying anything. Part of being old is the realization that most all government and all politicians of either party are incompetent fools.

Long term society and the economy function in spite of the politicians not because of anything they do..everyday folks can live their lives perfectly well if they ignore the political rhetoric and PC crap IMHO

28 posted on 11/29/2012 6:49:38 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: SatinDoll
"Jared Diamond wrote a book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, which pretty much explained why."

That book is so political correct that I have refused to read anything else by Jared Diamond since reading it.
All the worlds problems are blamed on White men.

29 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:05 AM PST by blam
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To: Perseverando

” You know you’re getting old when the hair starts falling off your head and starts growing in your ears.”

Way off topic, but a nice truism none the less.


30 posted on 11/29/2012 6:50:05 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Just pay attention to the role of the white male over 30 in advertising today

White men in general, whether in advertising or entertainment are saddled with a nearly universal negative image. Whether cad or dolt, martinet or madman, they are all negative and unsympathetic. Homosexual white men are the sole exception and quite purposefully so. What our enemy would destroy, they must first demonize, so that the hoi polloi will willingly participate...

31 posted on 11/29/2012 6:51:06 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: jboot; wideawake
Definitely in the category of “Words That Cannot Be Spoken” but absolutley spot-on. It is telling that some here at FR are troubled by it. The rot has penetrated very deeply.

My own objection to civilizationism ("white men created the world!") has nothing to do with political correctness, but is rather because I am a religious fundamentalist. All human beings everywhere are descended from Adam and Eve and all are subject to the same laws of G-d. Obedience to these Laws would alleviate all our problems.

Civilizationism implies that G-d Himself is the product of someone's creative imagination. This is blasphemy, and it is thinking like this (and not political correctness) that makes me an enemy of the "palaeocons." "East" and "west" are just directions on a map, but G-d is real and omnipresent.

Furthermore, all these lefties are flaming hypocrites. Every thought in their heads comes from some dead white European male: Voltaire, Rousseau, Comte, Hegel, Darwin, Marx, Wellhausen, Gramsci, etc. Them ain't "indigenous pipples," pal.

32 posted on 11/29/2012 6:51:48 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Perseverando

BTTT


33 posted on 11/29/2012 6:54:24 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Arm_Bears
I’ve often wondered why Africa, which is often pointed to as the cradle of civilization (they had Egypt, for example), and clearly pre-dated the existence of the US, never emerged as a global military and economic super-power during any of its history.

Egyptian civilization was effectively white, or at least not a sub-Saharan-African civilization, regardless of what Afrocentric academics might say. The Egyptians were part of the culture of the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, consisting of the Nile valley, Phoenicia (Lebanon and Israel) and Mesopotamia.

Agriculture originated in this region, probably around Sumeria, and spread out. I would not be surprised if Ancient Egypt was settled by Sumerian agriculturalists spreading out from Mesopotamia, down the eastern Mediterranean coast, and down into the Nile, exterminating any prior hunter/gatherer tribes that may have been there.

34 posted on 11/29/2012 6:54:49 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Arm_Bears
I’ve often wondered why Africa, which is often pointed to as the cradle of civilization (they had Egypt, for example), and clearly pre-dated the existence of the US, never emerged as a global military and economic super-power during any of its history.

Carthage was a major power for a couple of centuries BC when it was a republic set up by the Phoenicians and later as the capital of the Vandal kingdom in the fifth and sixth centuries AD. However, its founders and rulers came from outside Africa.

35 posted on 11/29/2012 7:04:30 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: PapaBear3625
" Egyptian civilization was effectively white, or at least not a sub-Saharan-African civilization, regardless of what Afrocentric academics might say. The Egyptians were part of the culture of the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, consisting of the Nile valley, Phoenicia (Lebanon and Israel) and Mesopotamia. "

King Tut’s DNA Is Western European

36 posted on 11/29/2012 7:04:52 AM PST by blam
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To: montanajoe
Long term society and the economy function in spite of the politicians not because of anything they do..everyday folks can live their lives perfectly well if they ignore the political rhetoric and PC crap.

IMHO you are very wrong. Every "popular movement" of the last hundred years was carefully orchestrated by politicians for their own ends. Winners are selected and the popular media is used to demonize and isolate the chosen losers. In America white men have been selected to lose, because we have the most wealth to loot. We will not be permitted to ignore the outcome.

37 posted on 11/29/2012 7:05:44 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: SatinDoll
I saw the documentary Diamond did under the same name as his book when it was on television a few years ago. I am not entirely convinced of his argument though considering the Eurasians had similar & other geographical challenges. I took issue with his use of the term "the Europeans" when describing the indigenous Boers. But I guess from a layman's perspective anyone with light skin in Africa is presumed to be a European even though they might have developed on the African continent centuries ago as the Boers clearly had. The authors Oliver Ransford & Sidney Robbins notes that the Boers had cut all ties to Europe very early on when they began to trek inland during the late 1600s & into the 1700s & in the process moved away from the Cape Dutch.

The Cape Dutch never cut ties to Europe & looked down on the anti-colonial emerging Boers who wanted independence & freedom on the African continent. The Boers are from the Trekboers who lived as nomads & became part of the landscape & considered themselves Africans. The Boers even established a number of their own Boer Republics before they were conquered by the British after the second Anglo-Boer War.

The British then politically merged the larger Cape Dutch with the smaller Boers & called them all Afrikaners: a dispossessing term which had its roots in the region used to describe anyone born in Africa - White / mixed race or other - who spoke the patois later called Afrikaans. The Boers were marginalized under the Afrikaner designation as they were the smaller segment. Thus when they tried to restore the Boer Republics in 1914 / 1940s / 1990s etc. the Afrikaner establishment organized against them & prevented the Boers from regaining self determination.

Listen for more at: Verwoerd was not a friend of the Boer Nation.

The late Boer patriot Fritz Meyer noted in an open letter that the British imported signs stating "European" & "non-European" to the region & Hennie Barnard noted in an article about the concentration camps the British used against Boer civilians that the Boers never regarded themselves as European. The notion that all of the local White peoples were "Europeans" was promoted by the British who conquered the region.

38 posted on 11/29/2012 7:13:07 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Perseverando

Interesting that this extreme hatred of old white men appears to be coming to a head precisely at the point in human history when old white men are figuring out how to reverse the aging process, i.e., to disguise themselves as young white men. Those crafty old devils. They’re going to be around forever!


39 posted on 11/29/2012 7:13:07 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Later.


40 posted on 11/29/2012 7:15:32 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
All human beings everywhere are descended from Adam and Eve and all are subject to the same laws of G-d. Obedience to these Laws would alleviate all our problems.

I believe this as well. All men are spiritually equal. But it does not follow that all civilizations are equal. Observation bears out that Western Civilization is the most successful schema for human living in the history of the world. To ignore this fact is futility.

41 posted on 11/29/2012 7:17:33 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: LibWhacker

How does the quote go? “Age and treachery always trumps youth and enthusiasm.” Something like that.


42 posted on 11/29/2012 7:19:07 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: blam

I know but the folks in South Africa in particular are so bad that I bet they will claim the Boers as their “own” one day & claim that the notion that they were a White people is simply White propaganda. Those folks are so blinded by their anti-white perspective. I think they will have to alter the Vortrekker Monument first to cover up the Caucasian features of the murals & statues. I would not put it past them to do so as they like to claim other peoples as we have seen with their assertions about Egyptian civilization.


43 posted on 11/29/2012 7:22:46 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: SatinDoll; Arm_Bears

You need to read Victor Davis Hanson’s book Carnage and Culture for an alternate view of things. VDH’s concept of the Western Greco-Roman free man fighting for his homestead is at odds with Diamond.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 7:27:32 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: blam

See my previous post re: Diamond vs. VDH.


45 posted on 11/29/2012 7:29:42 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Republican1795.
"Boer" is simply the Dutch word for "farmer" (like German Bauer or English "boor").
46 posted on 11/29/2012 7:42:46 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Beagle8U

Regarding the apparent lack of inventions and technology in Africa... well, even as a little kid I had the notion that living in a widely varying climate made people innovative. Those who survived innovated ways to stay warm through icy winters and hydrated through hot, dry summers. They survived long enough to reproduce, and their kids improved on the innovative parents’ innovations and they survived long enough to reproduce. After thousands of years of this cycle, the Europeans brought many good things to life. And having the Christian message of love to fill their spiritual needs, meant Europeans got less bogged down in bizarre superstitions that kept Africans and American Indians literally in the dark about real world problems and solutions. Really, there is no reason for humans to waste their energy worshiping mountains and animals.


47 posted on 11/29/2012 7:46:24 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Perseverando

bkmk


48 posted on 11/29/2012 7:59:53 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Egypt was basically Semitic..."

I believe that the Egyptians thought of themselves as non-black, and non-african. For one thing, there was a brief dynasty of black pharaohs who were conquerors and seen as outsiders, and if you look at some of the painting that survived in tombs, like the one below from King Tut's tomb, you can see how they depicted forghien warriors that we would clearly identify as black African. What is particularly interesting is that the textile patterns on the Africans that King Tut's charriot is overrunning, are identical to patterns you could find today in sub-saharan Africa.


49 posted on 11/29/2012 8:04:47 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: duckworth
Well, it would seem that even a fairly stupid person would notice that a round rock was rolling farther down the hill than all the others.

At some point in thousands of years they must have seen a rock slide and pick up on that fact.

You wouldn't have to be very clever to figure out that ‘round’ might be a better way to move things.

But no, as far as they ever got was dragging things around lashed to sticks.

Close all the grocery stores in the ghetto, thus removing the supply of stolen shopping carts, and you will again see the stick dragging method in common use.

50 posted on 11/29/2012 8:12:20 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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