I forgot. Remember Solomon and the Queen of Sheba? Well, Sheba, now a part of Ethiopia was a kingdom just south of what is now Ethiopia.
What is all of the confusion about?
If one goes back to sculptures and busts of some of the people during that time, it was a mixed bag.
Cleopatra was said to be half Ethiopian and every image and bust of her found was black. King Tut's grandmother, the paintings and bust of her was black. I think her name was Ti.
Hell, go to a lot of convenience stores in Memphis now and you will see middle-easterners from olive to black.
Whether Jesus was white, black, or whatever, it is the belief that counts.
But, I wonder if it can be proven that Jesus was black, how many whites would flee christanity, you know like fleeing Memphis when bussing was ordered? Just wondering.
Randy comes from the Woodrow Wilson School of Hard Knocks. His head is covered with bumps that serve as eternal proof of his progressive bona fides. There they teach that anyone not having blond hair, blue eyes, and light skin is not white. The rest of the world may have what Randy would call a different "opinion" (quotes and all!!) but he will forever remain convinced of his rightoeusness.
@ Angelia Sparrow
As Dorthy or the Statue of liberty?
I have to admit I think it is irrelevant, but agree with you and CL Mullins.
According to every EEOC form I've filled out in the past year of job hunting, Middle-Eastern = white. So Turkish and Israeli are both under that category. It's ethnic white, but so are Swedes and Celts.
The concepts, however, are universal. Which is what everyone misses.
Me, I always thought Jesus probably looked a lot like Jamie Farr.
I've always thought that Jesus was not just a Semite but an ugly one. Imagine a beatific Arafat. Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Chandler? I don't think so.
Jesus most likely looked like your typical Israeli or at least some sort of Middle Eastern look.
I get why he's white in pictures though. It's a much easier sell for religion if Jesus looks like you do.
On Santa, Dave Chappelle explains why Santa couldn't be black:
Love me some Chappelle.
Worst nightmare? Or forbidden desire that dare not speak its name?
I don't know about Santa or Jesus, but the Easter Bunny is definitely white.
Do I detect encouragement for illegal immigration from the present Leader of the Roman Catholic Church? What if China decides to use its growing financial clout to export 5 million Chinese cadres to Detroit or Rome, for example?
"I exhort all countries to a generous openness which, rather than fearing the loss of local identity, will prove capable of creating new forms of cultural synthesis." — Pope Francis
I'm gonna do what I tease eeyore for doing. Sorry, but I am an opportunist.
OTP, No communists, no ANC, no black SOBs sitting on the corporate boards in South Africa (as Cat suggests, no movement is perfect). Communists were rife in all social movements here and abroad. I worked with plenty. And if my grasp on a bottle were as firm as your grasp of history, I'll be sober til I die.
Nightcrawler, you got something, one thing, right. But I bet it's gotta grate you just a little that George W was honoring a terrorist.
For any wagering souls out there. how long before Mandela is used in a corporate commercial? Will it be Coca Cola or wage slavin' McDonald's...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqo-HykRs4 (sorry eeyore)
Well, Nelson Mandela did write a book once titled "How to be a Good Communist".
Nonetheless...here's the quote of the day from the above blatantly biased rant:
QUOTE: "[h]ow are all these childish American politicians going to look as they continue trying to do anything and everything they can to derail President Obama's every move."
If there was anything "childish" it was on full display at the Nelson Mandela memorial by our Forked-Tongue-in-Chief revealing his narcissism and total disrespect to the world by snapping his "selfie" pics during the eulogy of a man he'll never measure up one iota to.
Did Carter, Clinton or Bush do anything childish, disrespectful or sophomoric? Nope! Are we really sure Bill Clinton didn't do anything to embarrass America? Yep. (Even Clinton knew not to shake the hand of a communist iron-fisted petty tyrant)
Well, did Senator Ted Cruz do anything childish, disrespectful or sophomoric at the Nelson Mandela memorial? Nope.
However, Senator Ted Cruz was apparently the only American politician at the memorial with enough spine and courage to walk out on Castro II's speech. But I'm sure one could find one or two communist and/or collectivist ranters who would label Senator Cruz's action as "childish". Right, Mr. Sampson?
Thanks for the laugh Mr. Sampson. I'll be sure to pass this link on...LOL !!!
@ CL Mullins
It is true the ANC was militant and was supported by the Soviets. When asked how prison had changed him he answered he had matured. Upon his release he no longer believed in in militant vengeance, but reconciliation. Winnie did not, it cost them their marriage.
Our opposition to the spread of Communism during the cold war had us getting into bed with some bad people and regimes, across many administrations. Reagan regretted his veto, that was overridden, of sanctions against South Africa and did indeed send a Black man as our Ambassador to South Africa.
People of good conscience could disagree with our policy toward the priority being to oppose Communism at all costs, as I did at the time in regards to South Africa.
What torques my tater is those, who wish to judge those decisions not through the tough circumstances of the day, but through the "it is so easy" vision of hindsight. They too often haven't a clue it was those hard and sometimes wrong (IMO) decisions that freed many more humans than it helped subjugate.
Mandela was no communist. He was a man trying to free his people, the original people, 80% of the population from a form of slavery.
Once the U. S. abandoned him, he took help from wherever he could get it. Once the shackles of slavery had been removed, he ruled his county and modeled it on a democratic republic with capitalism as its economy.
It was no different than the 13 colonies, ruled by a monarchy. They asked and received help from France, another country that was ruled by a monarchy. No different than the U. S. during WWI, allowing itself to be aligned with Russia, a communist state.
CL, you must need a drink about now?
C'mon. Look around the world, nobody has to stoke the flames of acrimony.
Mandela was a communist revolutionary and BIG Castro fan. Next y'all will be putting white trim on Fidel's Red suit, sitting on his lap and calling him Santa. By the way is this guy immortal or what? (nice to be arguing with you again)
He was a c-o-m-m-u-n-i-s-t. I guess you forgot that while you were so busy with the anti apartheid movement.
This article is nothing but a gutless attempt to keep the flames of acrimony at a fever pitch at the expense of the memory of a man who preached reconciliation. It is shameful.
It's more of a reflection on you and your character when you put out this kind of garbage when a United States senator says something inspiring about a great man. Think of all the positive things you could have written, but......
Not just stuff. Really really nice stuff.
And I don't want you to think the system let my late wife down. I had insurance, but I didn't think she was pulling her own weight, so I took her off the policy and put my second wife on who could pull like crazy, at least for a while. Then you know, I had to go with illegal immigrants who needed a green card, and voila, Babette a 6th cousin of Peugeot lineage and somehow beneficiary of the GM bailout. What a great country. Now if only we can make the next Pope, American. And with the present one's attitude, how long can he last?
I can see you. Trying to convence people that you made yourself look like an idiot on purpose. It won't work.'they can still see that you really have no interest in the ethical or moral concerns of others and only wish to take some of their money so that you can spend it on stuff for yourself.
No way Cat, little Zuzu(now at Goldman Sachs) says, every time a bell rings George Bailey gets another bailout. We can't affords no more!
@ CL Mullins
Choose the porcelain bell, it is much more fragile, but seems to be easier on his ears.
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