Thinking on the roots of Racism in Britain, Europe and The United States. The world is messed up because of Europeans ruthless exploitation of four things; religion (distorted), people, land and property.
I’ve posted before about the Papal Bull Dum Diversas, issued on 18 June, 1452, Pope Nicholas V which opened up the way for “The Age of Discovery” and gave a religious backing to European monarchy’s and nations to go to all parts of the earth and plunder and enslave any nations that were not “Christian”. This is diametrically opposed and completely out of line to the message of The Gospel, which had been in existence for well over a thousand years at that point. Let’s think of the misery that 250 years or more of slavery caused, that’s more than 8 generations of life born into a system that treats people as subhuman, enduring long hard physical work, without pay, beatings, lynchings, forced conversion to religion, mass baptisms in which people died, and I could go on. Think of that and compare it with what Yahshua (Jesus) said:
“The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure.”
John 10:10 CJB
The Gospel should give people freedom, not enslave.
I figure if these European institutions hadn’t realised what the truth of the message of the Gospel was by that point, they probably never will, and perhaps this is borne out by later Pope’s allegedly giving their blessing to infamous characters such as Hitler and Mussolini. All this under the Papal dogma of infallibility, The Pope can do no wrong and does not make errors in judgement. We need to discredit the Papal regime because it’s institution has caused untold suffering and misery on earth. Just look at what is happening in these days with The Papacies cover up of child abuse, and tell me that in all sincerity this “church” is a church that honours God!? Yahshua said:
Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me; and whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trust me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the open sea! Woe to the world because of snares! For there must be snares, but woe to the person who sets the snare!” (Matthew 18:5-7 CJB)
To extend my argument about the misuse of religion by Europeans let’s look at the concept of British Israelism. This is a pseudoarchaeological false doctrine that arguably underpins the notion of The British Empire being ordained by God to go out across the earth and conquer, subdue and “Christianise”, or rather indoctrinate people into a belief system, that sees their colonisers as having God given rights to do what they will, a kind of Stockholm Syndrome caused by fake religion – that isn’t to say belief in Yah is fake, but one has to be careful of what doctrines on believes, and to do this one has to read and understand the scriptures, because if you don’t someone will always use scripture against you.
British Israelism is one of the most ridiculous interpretations of scripture ever, period. It is so utterly fake, even their logo looks like a Ku Klux Klan ripoff, we are looking at the psuedo-intellectual version of the same in the UK here. British Israelism tries to argue that the inhabitants of the British Isles, some parts of Northern Europe and subsequently The United States are descendants of Jewish people expelled from Israel when it was crushed by The Roman Empire in AD70. The doctrine implies that Israels “old covenant” remit to drive out nations will applies to their colonial exploits, even though the scriptures state that God promised Israel a specific portion of land, not many lands all over the world.
According to archaeologist John Hoopes, writing in the magazine of the Society for American Archaeology, “Pseudoarchaeology actively promotes myths that are routinely used in the service of white supremacy, racialized nationalism, colonialism, and the dispossession and oppression of indigenous peoples.” (Source Wikipedia)
It wouldn’t surprise me if in the future we find out that the far right in the UK, The Police, The Army, Politicians and The Monarchy are all to some degree in step and agreement with British Israelism’s beliefs. British Israelism is also known as Ephraimite Ideology. Know for certain that the bible has something clear and damning to say about people who pretend to be Jews who are not:
“I know how you are suffering and how poor you are (though in fact you are rich!), and I know the insults of those who call themselves Jews but aren’t—on the contrary, they are a synagogue of the Adversary. Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Adversary is going to have some of you thrown in prison, in order to put you to the test; and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful, even to the point of death; and I will give you life as your crown. (Revelation 2:9/10)
You can see how European use of religion demeans people in order to exploit them, their land and their property. It may sound harsh to say this because churches are all about love nowadays, but the love the church shows now is built on a premise of exploitation, and this exploitation has never been recognised adequately or recompensed. The same can be said for all European nations and the nations of The America’s, Australia and others.
When these belief systems are still taught, clung to by the establishment, when we have to protect the statues of people who exploited tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands if not millions of people on earth, its no wonder people want to protest! When people look at the inequalities that exist today and try to divorce it from the context of history to perpetuate the myths of black inferiority, side-stepping the issue, coming up with ideas that fix the manifestations of racism, but don’t tackle the root cause; this shows that as a society we are still not ready to face up to the sea change in society that has to happen to enable true equality.
I finish encouraging you to watch this video featuring Black Lives Matter’s Kimberly Jones. I don’t agree with rioting, but I understand the message she is presenting. The monopoly analogy is good.
Explanation of the above video, if it is needed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-53017667/black-lives-matter-how-can-we-win-monopoly-analogy-explained