These images are for visualization purposes. As you look at the following maps and pictures, consider the obvious relationship between the 'Middle East' and Africa. Then reflect upon the impact that the Suez Canal, that tiny little artificial strip of water, has upon your perception of Africa and her boundaries. Imagine if you were making a map,and there was no Suez Canal...how would you draw Africa? Think about it.
Prior to the opening of the Suez Canal(in 1869), which is essentially a man-made lake or body of water that extends from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, the region of the world now known as the 'Middle East' was actually considered a part of Africa. It was simply the Northeastern most corner of the continent of Africa. There were no geographic, geological, cultural, racial or otherwise empiracal barriers that seperated the two lands. African empires, trade routes, civilization and environmental terrain were not foreign or unfamiliar by any means to the inhabitants of the so-called Middle East, because they were one and the same.
The original inhabitants of the land were Africans, the philosophy and opinions and innovations that were developed in this land are all African, they came from African minds in an African environment. Linguistically, genetically, culturally, African. There have been many invasions by lighter-skinned foreigners into the land, who have set up civilizations and formulated a doctrine concerning their place in that land, however, it still remains at the very root an African land. The usage of the deceptive Euro-centric term 'Middle East' to define this Northeast African landscape is simply another manner in which we were robbed and cut off from our history.
In fact, when we look back historically we see that this term 'Middle East' is actually a relatively new one . It first began to gain popularity in the mid 1950s, with the release of the Eisenhower Doctrine and its report on the Suez Crisis. The exact boundaries have been a give-and-take topic amongst mapmakers and politicians for decades, and controversy still remaining as to the fine details concerning this land.
The far-reaching results of this deceptive ploy have been extremely successful. A primary advantage that the altered perception of this land has given the European is that it removes a huge amount of positive connotations concerning this concept of 'blackness' and 'africa'. Some of the worlds most profound, historically powerful and spiritual significant people places and ideology arose from out of this land. Seeing as to how it has been the Europeans objective to place himself at the center of nearly all great accomplishments throughout history, it became a necessity that he found a way to literally cut Israel off from Africa. They cut Mecca off from Africa they cut the Sinai Peninsula off from Africa. Mesopatamia is considered the 'cradle of civilization', but because of this newly designed construct called 'the Middle East' or 'Near East' or 'Asia Minor' most of the planet has been led to diassociate it with any African presence. They were 'Middle Eastern people'
The Bible, one of the most widespread, popular, well-known and well respected books throughout the world in fact chronicles the history of a primariliy African people in an African environment. Remember, the Hebrews literally WALKED in and out of Egypt and into 'the Promised Land', King Solomon of Israel and Queen Sheba of Ethiopia were married and had a son together, after Solomon's death the Throne of Israel was moved into Ethiopia (which, for right now art least, is still defined as being African).
But through deceptive terminology and clever policy decisions, the adversry hs very craftily caused a great majority of our people to turn their attention away from that part of the world, which has left the invading Arabs and 'colonizing' Europeans to claim it for themself.
So the deception concerning Northeast Africa is simply that the boundaries that have been defined by the Europeans only seek to benefit the Europeans as they rob us of our culture and history. A significant number of Africans and African-americans today associate or identify themselves with Egypt(Kemet),, largely due to the great amounts of positive connotations it brings with it towards Africa as a whole. But when they are presented with information concerning Jerusalem or Israel or Palestine, etc, they are dismissive and careless because its just some old 'middle eastern' land. Our African ancestor's history in that land is an OUTSTANDING history, unmatched by any other people in history, and we cant even connect the dots between ourselves and our them.
And there are those who, when I mention the Bible, feel the need to say to me that 'the Bible is the whiteman's book'. And because they have been so successfully stripped of their understanding, they fail to realize that it only became with whitemans book once the whiteman took it into Europe and began to define it as the whitemans book. But before that it was an African book. The Hebrew language is an African tongue. Hebraic thought, culture and vision are another form of African spirituality. Biblical people places and things are in fact African (black) and are not only a huge, missing part of our history but play a major role in sculpting our destiny.
And as certain historical realities concerning the truth about the people of the bible began to resurface, they once again countered it by simply saying 'God doesnt have any color' or 'or Jesus doesnt have any color', and whats worse is that they turn around and accuse the one bringing the facts of being a 'racist'. So i always relate that to a ninja movie, where the bad guy drops a smoke bomb and disappears amongst the confusion. Once they throw that 'r'-word out there the truth becomes a foggy haze and the devil escapes again.
So this deception is deep. A very clever, very welll thought out and perfectly executed plan to keep Africa and more specifically the African-Americans cut off from their history and the spiritual role that they will play in world events.
Psalms 83 (The Great International Religous Conspiracy)
1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Luke 21:24 (The Removal of the African Presence in the Holy Lands)
24And they(The Hebrew Israelites) shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the Times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
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