Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Hamitic Heritage: clues and misconceptions on the origins of the black man(part 3)
We must understand that in Jewish tradition, unlike the Europeans, the name of a person is synonymous with his identity, e.g Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. Therefore, we can logically infer that Cushie was a black man, and if so, Zephaniah was also a black man. Another case was that of Bathsheba, formerly, wife of Uriah, and later, wife of David and mother of Solomon. David and Solomon were two important figures in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The Bible reports that Uriah was a Hittite. Today, historical evidences have made scholars to believe that Bathseba was also a Hittite. However, there is ongoing debate on whether she was a Hamitic or Semitic Hittite. (Hamitic here refers to the lineage of Ham, while Semitic is the lineage of Shem). The Hittites were a mixture of Semites and Hamites. I could go on analyzing the various discrepancies in our historical heritage as regards the black man for the rest of this article. Yet, that would not be enough to correct the wrong nature and history that the black race has been branded with, for they have been embedded in deep ideological roots far beyond what the imprisoned intellect of the average Blackman could grasp. Even when he gets to be aware of the truth, the average Blackman of today is too complacent with his materialistic world and too concerned with the struggle for survival to reflect on the relevance of things as abstract as this. Yet, this is the basis of what we now know today as the inability of the Blackman to equal his other racial contemporaries in the ability to organize an orderly, sophisticated social order. Is any black nation a world power today? It is now necessary for the Blackman to take it upon himself to know the truth about himself. So far, the research into the origin of the black man has been dominated by other races. A rapid ideological revolution is needed if the Black African nations are to achieve a sophisticated state of national development. It is not a sophisticated infrastructure that makes a civilized society, but a sophisticated ideology. If the people lack the right knowledge of their identity, infrastructure will fail. This is the case in most African countries of today. The knowledge of origin and heritage of the Black man’s identity is necessary in his quest for ideological development; for it is there that he find answers to fundamental questions plaguing him. He will be able to see the reasons why some things are how they are. He will be able to analyze the genesis of his current challenges and face them with the right knowledge. He will be able to learn that his people are not just timeless entities, contributing nothing to the history of civilization, but that they have had a glorious past, in which his ancestors flourished in civilization. Lastly, the Blackman will be able to define himself for himself and not be swallowed up in other people’s misconceptions about him. For our world to be a better place, historical truths must be acknowledged without racial sentiments. The purpose of history is to control the future by the past.
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Note: This article is incomplete and still under construction.