The righteous call prayers of Mercy for the un-believers and the Demagogues of Cultural Nationalism. Black Nationalism is a complex picture. It first involves Unity. Thus, the political, economic, social and historical concerns can be addressed. Also there is a need for a psychological attitude that accepts Truth and not Hate. Also, religion has a place within this ideology. However the diversity of society does not, cannot dictate a certain religion. However, Unity of purpose is essential and the necessary ingredient in the call to Nationalism.
Carl A. Patton, writing for the FreedomJournal July 30, 2000.
THE ENIGMATIC HEBREWS
Part 13: Blacks and Jews:
Anti-Semitism and Economic/Racism
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
We realize that the world is set in
perilous times. The wicked and the ungodly ride a high horse as they gather a
flock of lost sheep. It is written that as the Day of Judgment draws near man will
continue to try to destroy Truth. He will make mockery out of peace and rally
around idols of material decadence. However, we are commissioned to continue
our journey of Truth. We have no control over deaf ears and eyes that are
blind. Nevertheless, we must "tell it" despite the Black evil hearts
of humankind. It is written that man in the flesh cannot see into the heart but
God the Creator can.
The question of economics has had a
great impact on the Hebrew people. Economics has also played a significant part
in defining Anti-Semitism. Also, the question of Economic/Racism has an impact
on defining Anti-Semitism. We also at this point argue that there is a need to
distinguish between Anti-Semitism coming from the White/Gentile community and
so-called Anti-Semitism coming from the Black community. Thus Black writers and
intellectuals that make a critical analysis of Economic/Racism as it relates to
the Hebrew people are not Anti-Semitic and prejudiced toward Hebrews. As an
aside the FreedomJournal has been called everything but a child of God by a
vast assortment of people of all racial backgrounds. Thus, because of our
critique of the Black Experience we have been Censored and our right to exist
has been threatened. It is also a sad commentary that many people in the Black
community have also threatened our existence and sponsored Censorship and
attempt to deny our right to the First Amendment and Free Speech.
However the record shows that often when most Black intellectuals attempt to bring clarity to the Enigma of the Hebrew people the Hebrew and Jewish communities classify them as scoundrels and Anti-Semites. Meanwhile, this attitude only fuels a fire of hatred and resentment. It also brings more confusion to the table already filled with illusions, schemes, lies and false promises.
Meanwhile, we see factors of
economics influencing the White attitude toward Jews and particular economic
factors affecting the Black attitude toward Jews.
William Nicholls writing about what
he calls Anti-Semitism in the Black community argues for a starting point.
"The first signs of it emerge as
early as the 2nd World War, but the majority of blacks were then friendly to
the Jews. I do not know whether the Black Anti-Semitism should be classified as
liberals, left wing or traditional Christian Anti-Semitism." (William
Nicholls, Christian Anti-Semitism, A History of Hate, p. 402-403).
Again we argue that Black
intellectuals that have attempted to record the Truth about the relationship of
Blacks and Jews are not always prejudiced toward Jews. For example all European
that write about the Black experience are not all racists. Also, racism can
apply to any group of people. However, the record shows that Anti-Semitism has
an exclusive relationship to the Jews although there are various other Semitic
Thus, the exclusive nature of
Anti-Semitism contributes to the confusion of the Hebrew people. Meanwhile,
racism, discrimination, and religious prejudices directed toward Arabs,
Africans and other Semitic people are not noted as Anti-Semitism. Nevertheless,
let us go back to Nicholls and his starting point for so-called Black
The FreedomJournal argues that to get
a sensible understanding about the conflict between Jews and Blacks we must go
back well beyond WWII. Thus the origin of Economic/Racism and slavery in the
United Sates is the primary point of departure for a critical analysis of the
Enigma of Hebrew people as they relate to Black people.
Meanwhile, we need to re-define
Anti-Semitism from a Black perspective. Black intellectuals are not
Anti-Semitic because they are responsible enough to research and ponder the
mysteries of Black/Jewish relationships. Therefore Jews and Hebrews are
Anti-Black, prejudiced and Anti-Semitic when they try to deny Black
intellectuals the right to Free Speech and Academic Freedoms. Thus, Blacks are
the victims not the villains.
To gain more clarity about the
on-going attempt to blame the victim we again turn to Mr. Nicholls. Nicholls
argues that those Black intellectuals eager to establish the legitimacy of
Afro-American contributions to world culture do not hesitate to defame Jews.
Thus, in their poverty and frustration, the Blacks have begun to look for
scapegoats. (Nicholls, p. 403).
Nicholls goes on to argue that
Professor Henry Louis Gates has been critical of Black intellectuals that have
projected what he and Nicholls describe as an Anti-Semitic view. (New York
Times, July 20, 1992).
Meanwhile why do we still have bold
attempts to distort history by certain groups in the world? For the record the
White people (Gentile) of the world as a hold do not try to deny, reject and
totally refute a history of racism and economic exploitation of Third World
people. Surely there is some debate on the extent of these crimes but generally
the intellectual communities acknowledge these facts. Thus, the record has
constantly been brought up for review.
However, the Hebrew record of
Economic/Racism has been an elusive non-happening. Thus, the academic community
is forbidden to bring these questions up for review. Therefore, these bigots
prevent the enlightenment of society and refute Brotherhood among various
people in the world. Peace is an elusive dream and a nightmare in a world
filled with lies, and half truths. Therefore, the historic actions of the
Europeans and Gentiles have affected the contemporary Black experience. It is
also for sure that the historic interactions of the Hebrew people have also
affected the Black experience over time.