DID *JAPHETH DEVASTATE AND RUIN AFRICA?
Africa is the birthplace of mankind and no doubt was once a vibrant and beautiful land, but today images on television and other media portray Africa as a continent plagued by food shortages, civil wars, diseases, corruption and just about every other negative you could name.
In one word, Colonialism.
What is Colonialism?
Colonialism is the establishment, exploitation, maintenance, acquisition, and expansion of colony in one territory by a political power from another territory. It is a set of unequal relationships between the colonial power and the colony and often between the colonists and the indigenous population.
In other words a much powerful nation sets up shop in a weaker nation by force and robs the resources and forces the natives to work as slaves for little or no pay while grossly benefiting from unequal trade activities while depositing profits to it's own mother country.
To his credit, Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945 attempted to eradicate colonialism after WWII but found resistance with the Brittish who profited immensely from this inhuman behavior. Roosevelt once commented on a trip he made to Brittish Gambia:
"I think there are about three million inhabitants, of whom one hundred and fifty are white. And it's the most horrible thing I have ever seen in my life. I was there twice. The natives are five thousand years back of us. The disease is rampant. It's a terrible place for disease. And I looked it up, with a little study, and I got to the point of view that for every dollar that the British, who have been there for two hundred years, have put into Gambia, they have taken out ten. It's just plain exploitation of those people. There is no education whatsoever."
Colonialism raped and demoralized the native population making Europe stronger and Africa weaker. Even though many white nations participated, non-Europeans nations included, the United Kingdom was the king in these horrible acts against mankind.
Following the British occupation of Egypt in 1882, Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African nations to remain independent during the Scramble for Africa by the European imperial powers in the late 19th century.
Ethiopians victoriouly defending an Italian attack at the Battle of Adwa
Humans have a tendency to remember only the good their race has done for mankind, but it doesn't work like that. We must also include the bad because both the good and bad in history has an effect on the way we live today. The following is a listing of Europeans nations who selfishly dominated over weaker ones, and helped shape the very dangerous world we live in today.
British colonies and protectorates:
Aden, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Ascension Island, Australia, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Bahamas, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, British Antarctic, Territory, British East Africa, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Hong Kong, British Malaya, British Somaliland, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus (including Akrotiri and Dhekelia), Egypt , Falkland Islands, Fiji Islands, Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, India (including what is today Pakistan and Bangladesh),
Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Ross Dependency, Tokelau, Nigeria, North Borneo, Northern Rhodesia, Oman, Sarawak, Sierra Leone, Southern Rhodesia, St. Helena, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, South Africa.
Algeria, Clipperton Island, Comoros Islands (including Mayotte), French Guiana,
French Equatorial Africa, Chad, Oubangui-Chari, French Congo, Gabon, French India (Pondichéry, Chandernagor, Karikal, Mahé, and Yangon), French Indochina, Annam, Cochinchina, Laos, Tonkin, French Polynesia, French Somaliland, French Southern and Antarctic Lands,
French West Africa, Benin, Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta, Guadeloupe,
Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, La Réunion, Madagascar, Martinique, French sMorocco, New Caledonia,
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Shanghai French Concession (similar concessions in Kouang-Tchéou-Wan, Tientsin, Hankéou),
Tunisia, Vanuatu, Wallis-et-Futuna
Depiction of the 1895 French war in Madagascar
Russian colonies and protectorates:
Åland Islands, Baltic provinces, Bessarabia, Grand Principality of Finland, Chechnya, Chuvashia, Dagestan, Dnieper Ukraine, East Karelia,
Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachay–Cherkessia, Komi, Mordovia, Russian Poland, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Asiatic Russia,
Adygea, Altai, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Emirate of Bukhara, Georgia (including Mingrelia), Khakassia, Khanate of Khiva, Ossetia, Outer Manchuria, Russian Turkestan, Tannu Uriankhai, Yakutia, Yamalia
Cameroon, Caroline Islands German New Guinea, German East Africa, German South West Africa, Gilbert Islands,
Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands,Togo
Italian Eritrea, Italian Aegean Islands Italian Somaliland, Italian Concession of Tientsin, Italian Libya, Italian East Africa
Dutch West India Company, Curaçao and Dependencies, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Eustatius and Dependencies,
Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Dutch Virgin Islands, New Netherland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Dutch Brazil,
Dutch Guiana, Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana, Dutch Gold Coast, Dutch East India Company, South Africa, Ceylon, Colombo,
Taiwan, Mauritius, Dutch East Indies, Dutch New Guinea, Dutch India, Cranganore, Nagappattinam, Cochin, Malaysia, Malacca,
Japan, Dejima, Hirado, (Spanish Empire(Habsburg Netherlands)/the United Kingdom of the Netherlands),
(Belgium; during the Spanish Empire. And during the United Kingdom of the Netherlands 1815–1830.),
(Luxembourg; during the Spanish Empire. And during the United Kingdom of the Netherlands 1815–1890.), (France),
(French Flanders; during the Spanish Empire.)
Azores, Portuguese Africa, Cabinda, Madeira, Portuguese Angola, Portuguese Cape Verde, Portuguese Congo, Portuguese Guinea,
Portuguese Mozambique, Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe, Fort of São João Baptista de Ajudá, Portuguese Asia,
Portuguese India, Goa, Daman, Diu, Portuguese Macau, Portuguese Oceania, Portuguese Timor
Cape Juby, Fernando Pó, Ifni, Rio de Oro, Rio Muni, Saguia el-Hamra, Spanish Morocco
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tianjin
Colonial rule in the Belgian Congo began in the late 19th century under King Leopold II
of Belgium. Leopold exploited the Congo for its natural resources, first ivory and later
rubber which was becoming a valuable commodity. The regime in the Congo was
responsible for using forced labor, murder and mutilation to force indigenous Congolese
who did not fulfill quotas for rubber collections. It's estimated millions of Congolese
died during this time.
Mutilated Congolese children and adults.
But why would these self proclaimed civilized countries commit
such barbaric acts against a much weaker people?
The beginning of the Africans troubles began on the continent of Europe. The study of science made it's debut on the world scene long before Christianity. Early on it wasn't called science, it was called Natural Philosophy. Japheth studied, compared and recorded their results of just about everything in nature and humans.
Can you imagine how this study of science had to elevate Japheth's ego and self-worth with each new discovery of nature and of human beings?
Over the centuries many scientists began to doubt the existence of God and proclaimed themselves as god-like. But the fact of the matter is God is mathematically correct in His creations so in reality the equations and answers to the universe already exist. Scientist or nature did not create them, God did.
In the meantime Africans who were trapped in time were not as smart as the Europeans, in fact, most were illiterate. The Sahara Desert made it almost impossible for Africans to travel and share in these discoveries. There were over 10,000 different tribes within many districts that didn't value education but were happy living within the boundaries of nature and their very strong religious beliefs which included fetishism, human sacrifices, genital mutilations, cannibalism etc.
Japheth would go on to discover many wonderful inventions that helped mankind, but also made enormous errors. In regards to social science which was the study of humans they proclaimed themselves superior over other humans and began broadcasting vicious theories that would aid in the killing of many innocent people. Europeans did this as a group, or Japheth.
The following is just one small example social science taught about black women.
Travelogues that circulated in Europe would describe Africa as being "uncivilized" and lacking regard for religious virtue. Biologists, naturalists, anthropologists, and ethnologists of the 19th century were focused on the study of colonized indigenous women, as in the case of Georges Cuvier's study of Sarah Baartman. Such cases embraced a natural superiority and inferiority relationship between the races based on European naturalists' observations; they gave rise to the perception that African women's anatomy, and especially genitalia, resembled those of mandrills, baboons, and monkeys, thus differentiating colonized Africans from what were viewed as the features of the evolutionarily superior, and thus rightfully authoritarian, European woman.
The black African male didn't fare much better in regards to science. He was examined and studied from the top of his head to the jam in his toenails and found to lack as a human being, and more associated with the apes and monkeys of the jungle, in other words, a savage beast incapable of learning. (It's interesting to note that these same Sub-Saharan Africans out-perform all races academically
in America's colleges when arriving as immigrants. Google "African immigrants in college")
Black women of today would beat scientist up for talking this nonsense, but sadly many whites believed it as fact, and as a result, millions of Africans and African Americans died and suffered because of this erroneous belief in white superiority.
Here's one more example of Japheth's mindset, who by now felt he had an obligation to save the world and lift all to civilization, but instead would ravage, devastate and plunder wherever he went. This belief was called ...
"The White Man's Burden"
What is The White Man's Burden?
"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling and published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899.
At face value, it appears to be a rhetorical command to white men to colonize and rule other nations for the benefit of those people (both the people and the duty may be seen as representing the "burden" of the title).
Original title: "The White Man's Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands"
Take up the White Man's burden, Send forth the best ye breed
Go bind your sons to exile, to serve your captives' need;
To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil, and half-child.
Take up the White Man's burden, In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple, A hundred times made plain
To seek another's profit, And work another's gain.
Take up the White Man's burden, The savage wars of peace—
Fill full the mouth of Famine And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest The end for others sought,
Watch sloth and heathen Folly Bring all your hopes to naught.
Take up the White Man's burden, No tawdry rule of kings,
But toil of serf and sweeper, The tale of common things.
The ports ye shall not enter, The roads ye shall not tread,
Go mark them with your living, And mark them with your dead.
Take up the White Man's burden And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better, The hate of that ye guard—
The cry of hosts ye humor (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:—
"Why brought he us from bondage, Our loved Egyptian night?"
Take up the White Man's burden, Ye dare not stoop to less—
Nor call too loud on Freedom To cloke your weariness;
By all ye cry or whisper, By all ye leave or do,
The silent, sullen peoples Shall weigh your gods and you.
Take up the White Man's burden, Have done with childish days—
The lightly proferred laurel, The easy, ungrudging praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood, through all the thankless years
Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom, The judgment of your peers!
In the late 1800s, there was a major Scramble for Africa by these greedy and power hungry Europeans.
Because of false scientific teachings of that day that taught white superiority, whites felt they were the savior of the world, but in honest reality, they ravaged and spoiled wherever they entered, and history agrees with this assessment. Today Africa is still underdeveloped and affected by evil Colonial rule that ruined their entire continent for Europe's selfish gain.
These whites were meticulous in their pillaging and rape of defenseless countries. They even set up an organization to guide them so they wouldn't step over each other's feet in their destruction. This organization was called the Berlin Conference which actually set rules and guidelines for murder and all kind of atrocities. Without a doubt, Japheth is guilty beyond question without acknowledging
responsibility for world conditions today. Many people around the world don't have a short memory like him and know this.
Well when colonial rule ended, couldn't the Africans pick up the pieces and build their own country?
Yes, it was possible but not likely. Sub-Saharan Africa had dozens of empires that predate the European colonial era, for example, the Ethiopian Empire, Oyo Empire, Asante Union, Luba Empire, Lunda Empire, and Mutapa Empire, so it wasn't like Africans didn't understand order and civilization, they just didn't understand how to put aside differences and work together for the common good of the continent.
Consider a quote from slave ship Captain, William Smith: As for the languages of Gambia, they are so many and so different, that the Natives, on either Side of the River, cannot understand each other.... [T]he safest Way is to trade with the different Nations, on either Side of the River, and having some of every Sort on board, there will be no more Likelihood of their succeeding in a Plot, than of finishing the Tower of Babel.
It is estimated that Africa possessed as many as 10,000 different states and polities characterized by many different sorts of political organization and rule. These Africans also spoke different languages. How can you get anything accomplished with so many different tongues, customs, and opinions? After colonial rule evil, African rulers would take over the country with pillaging, murder, and corrupted governments similar to prior colonial rulers. They could care less about their people, only their own fat bellies.
One example is a recent event with the arrest of Sambo Dasuki
who was the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President of Nigeria. What was he accused of? For stealing nearly $2 billion dollars intended
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Historically Africans have never trusted one another. This is one of the main reasons they were so easily dominated by the Europeans. A curse they passed on to African Americans. Blacks in America refuse to unite honorably and peacefully for good causes. We simply don't like or trust our own. We are probably the only race in America that just can't get along and help each other out with genuine kindness without expecting something in return.
In America today we have black billionaires, tons of millionaires, and many concerned citizens that could unite under ONE BANNER to do a world of good, especially for our young black males (because that's where everything starts, sorry black feminist) in teaching them how to cope with the American standard of living, instead of the street ghetto standard that serves absolutely no positive purpose. It's obvious they're struggling and don't have an idea of what to do.
If we reflect on our wonderful African American heritage and consider how far we've come as Black Americans,
it almost seems like we owe it to our amazing ancestors who blazed a path for our success in this world to help our weak by lifting them up.
I mean let's face it, that's what they did for us.
It doesn't matter what color you are, all that's needed is an imagination. Please watch the following movie in its entirety if you can get your hands on it. It might bring a tear to your eyes. Judging by the African sounding names at the movie's ending credits, this is a Nigerian movie made without European influence, (lighting, sound, music, directing etc.) It totally disproved what early science taught about Ham, that we were incapable of success and learning. Science robbed us of so much. Watching this African movie I imagined what it could have been like for our people on a larger scale if we were just left alone. What is your answer to Did Japheth Ruin The World?
All humans on earth are descended from Noah's family.The three sons of Noah would each represent future families (races) in what's called "The Table of Nations."
Shem - (meaning; named, prosperity or renown) too many to mention here, but some of the sons of Shem are Assyrians, Northern Iraqis, Hebrews, Israelis, Jews, Arabians, Bedouins, Syrians, Lebanese etc.
Ham - (meaning; hot, warm, burnt or dark) too many to mention here, but some of the sons of Ham are Canaanites, Chinese, Japanese, Asians, Malaysians, American Indians, Eskimos, Polynesians, Pacific Islanders, Ethiopians, Sudanese, Ghanaians, Somalians, North Africans etc.
Japheth - (meaning; opened, enlarged, fair or light) too many to mention here, but some of the sons of Japheth are Russian, Scandinavians, Armenians, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Swiss, Britons, English, Irish, French, Yugoslavians, Croatians, Bosnians, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese etc.
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