A few days after the massacre in SC, I was on Pinterest looking at random sites when I came across photos of the Holocaust. I’ve seen dozens of Holocaust photos in the past and they never fail to bring tears. I scrolled further down and to my shock , I saw photos of black men and women hanging from trees. They were young; their faces frozen in terror. I stared. They were the photos of lynchings.
Sickening. Gut wrenching. I looked at the faces and asked why. How could this be? The faces I saw were not the faces of victims in far off Europe. They were the faces of Americans.
I read the stories. They had been accused of crimes without evidence. A mob of uneducated, poor Whites decided they were guilty and murdered them. This happened in my country. There was no denying it. Pictures don’t lie but they don’t answer the why either.
I know blacks are no innocents- more than a few are loud, aggressive, obnoxious and downright mean. Within the Black community thrives a criminal culture, and other serious problems they have yet to address. Still that’s no excuse for what happened over and over again in the USA.
Everyday, we are bombarded with stories of hate crimes or criminal acts that involve the two races. Blacks do lots of bad things to whites- rapes, tortures, beatings, and murders. But Whites have done worse; things that could only be labeled as EVIL.
We bicker back and forth about our racial problems. Its been going on for decades with no end in sight. Whites accuse blacks. Blacks accuse Whites.
The Leftist elite blames poverty and white privilege. Conservatives blame entitlements, family breakdown and ignorance. Blacks blame it on racism.
Blame, blame, blame
No one asks why.
Perhaps no one asks because they don’t know where to start. Some Blacks think it started at Jamestown. Some Whites think it started just before the civil war. Both are wrong.
The roots of White racism and the racial terror that comes with it goes back- way back- before the founding of the US or even the Western hemisphere.
Whites hurt blacks- not just physically but psychologically. When an individual is injured psychologically that injury stays with them for the rest of their lives. They may hide it or even refuse to recognize it yet it remains smoldering, suffocating- destroying relationships, ambition, and self-confidence.
Now imagine abuse happening to an entire race-an abuse so profound it becomes part of their psyche. Those particular people who have a history of greatness handle the abuse better than those who do not. Memories of greatness can be a buffer against racial/ethnic psychological damage. But what happens when a peoples’ collective memory is erased? There’s nothing left except memories that create self loathing, inferiority and insecurity and anger. These memories become like phantom cancers eating away at the soul of every man, woman and child within that race, making their existences almost unbearable.
Since the time of the conquest of the Americas, Blacks have been with Whites and Whites have abused them.
Because Whites viewed Blacks
But wait, doesn’t this evil behavior go against Christian teachings? Aren’t we brothers and sisters? Didn’t we arise from the drop of blood that God created all the nations of man from?
Aren’t Christians taught that God created all men in his own image; that all of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights and all of us carry the essence of the Holy Spirit?
So why would White Americans who were overwhelmingly Christian treat their Christian Black brothers and sisters so savagely? It doesn’t make sense. If Jesus knew, he would have gone berserk.
So if this savagery doesn’t have its roots in Christianity then where did it come from?
The answer is right under our noses. All a person has to do is research.
What is it?
Most of you are probably wondering what does Islam have to do with White racism in America?
Oh it has lots to do with White racism. Islam is the foundation of White racism.
Contrary to what Obama said, Islam never had a positive impact on America or Western civilization for that matter. Its impact was negative and it was huge. So huge, in fact, it shaped the psyche of White America in regards to its relationships with non Whites- Black Africans in particular.
Islam’s profound influences on Western Christian civilization started in the 7th century.
When the Muslims invaded Spain, slavery was on its way out. The Christian church had fought against it and slowly but surely it was losing favor within the Christian dominated regions. The Mediterranean countries had grown prosperous with international trade and were living the good life –or as good as it got in classical era Europe. But, there was a down side to that prosperity. The people had grown slovenly and entitled just like the Christians in today’s USA and Europe, and were ill prepared when the Muslims invaded. When Muslim forces conquered Spain, took parts of Italy and turned the Mediterranean into a hellhole of fear and despair, Europe went from prosperous to hungry within a very short time. The Muslim conquerors were not kind. European towns and villages were wiped out. Millions were taken to Muslim lands and sold into slavery.
According to Islamic law, Muslims have the right to take slaves; only they are considered wholly human. Christians are a degree below Muslims, making them sub human.
So the genocides of Christians in the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa are viewed without remorse or regret- Christians not being wholly human. Christians are tortured and lynched with the same ease as children torturing flies. Even Christian children and babies are not spared. Christians have no worth. Their tears and pleas mean nothing.
For over millennia, Christians faced every level of degradation the Muslims could throw at them. Even those who had no direct contact with Muslims lived in a state of insecurity; the Muslim threat was very real up until the 18th century. (Muslim marauders traveled as far as Ireland and Iceland. They invaded Rome and destroyed the Vatican in the 9th century.)
Unfortunately over time, probably without realizing it, Christians absorbed Islamic behavior. Islamic sub human mentality became part of the Christian European mentality. It was a slow insidious process that was absorbed first by the educated White elite then passed onto poor uneducated whites. (The peasant of yesteryear followed the whims, opinions and trends of the elite just like we do today.)
Sadly, Islamic attitude absorbed by Christians was to have terrible far-reaching consequences for the people of Sub-Saharan Africa.
How many Africans were taken forcibly from their homes, we’ll never know. (Jews were heavily involved in the transatlantic slave trade, too) But what we do know is how badly they were mistreated. Physical wounds heal but not psychological wounds. And the wounds of the Black African are terrible indeed.
The British are Christians at least outwardly. However, they had a penchant for Muslims especially the Turks. Those of you who have studied British history may know that the British were the power behind the Ottoman Empire yet did nothing to prevent the atrocities committed against the Eastern Orthodox Christians namely the Armenians and Assyrians.
That’s because the British elite and the Ottoman Turks were of the same mindset. The Brits developed a sub human attitude against all who did not fit into their human ideal. This attitude enabled them to do terrible things, and like the Muslims they never felt the twangs of guilt even when they murdered Christians in Lebanon to aid the Muslims.
It was the Islamic loving Brits who conquered parts of North America, which later became the United States.
The United States learned a lot from the British. Unfortunately, her people from farmers to the Founding fathers inherited from the British, Islam’s sub human mentality and have been struggling with it since. Maybe the Brits can be forgiven for their attitude. They never had a shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with Blacks. But White Americans did. Whites should have known better and rallied against Blacks are sub human propaganda. But they didn’t. Maybe its because they just didn’t know any better. But, wait. Why blame Whites entirely? Blacks fell for the Blacks are sub human propaganda, too. Blacks viewed themselves as Whites did- too black, unintelligent, descendants of cannibals, inferior, worthless, not as attractive as Whites. Yep, they fell for it, too. Indoctrination is so powerful. It can make or break nations because people will believe whatever they are told.
Many say Whites hurt the native America tribes and Mexicans, too. That’s true. However, the Native Americans viewed the White man as the eternal enemy. They did not love what the white man loved.
But the Black man did.
Blacks loved America, its great forests, its constitution, and the promise of its great future. They even loved Whites because they were capable of a greater love. Blacks threw everything that had into the promise of America. They fought in the Revolutionary war, and the War of 1812 not as mercenaries or plunderers or slaves but as patriots. And still they were rejected.
Herein lies their pain- that profound pain of rejection- no matter how hard Blacks try they’ll never be good enough. That’s mean. That’s wrong. Whites own that.
The sorrow of the past should be a guide not a hindrance. It should be discussed not for the purpose of making whites feel guilty but to help us to understand that past mistakes can teach us how to be a better people- not just Whites but Blacks, too. Once we see where the roots of White racial terror lie, we can battle it because today we face an enemy that hides in the shadows- for now. This enemy hates Whites and it hates Blacks. But in order for it to dominate it must create racial discord and hopefully race war.
“I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians; and they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor, City against city…” Isaiah 19:2.
The PC White elite can hate themselves for being white all they want. The Black Panthers can talk about killing White cracker babies all they want. Liberals can take down all the Confederate flags they want and White conservatives can flip them the bird all they want, it doesn’t help things.
Discovering the root causes of what ails us does.
By knowing our history (knowing our core faith has a lot to do with it, too) we can learn how vital we are to each other.