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In the name of God/s, part 5: Buddhism

  • Founder/s: Gautama Siddhartha (known to us as the Buddha)
  • Approximate age: 2500 years
  • Place of origin: India
  • Holy book/s: Tripitaka (aka. Pali Canon), Mahayana Sutras & Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Original language of holy book/s: Pali & Sanskrit
  • Demonym of adherents: Buddhists
  • Approximate number of current global adherents: 300,000,000
  • Place of worship name/s: stupa, temple, vihara

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Some notes on how I use common terms 6

A continuation of my previous post series. As always terms are as I personally use them, not necessarily how they’re commonly understood: Continue reading Some notes on how I use common terms 6

In the name of God/s, part 4: Hinduism/ Sanatana Dharma

  • Founder/s: ??? (unknown or of doubtful authenticity, except that it was definitely more than one)
  • Approximate age: 2500-3000 years
  • Place of origin: India
  • Holy book/s: Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Epics and others
  • Original language of holy book/s: Sanskrit
  • Demonym of adherents: Hindus
  • Approximate number of current global adherents: 1, 000,000,000
  • Place of worship name/s: temple, mandir, mandira

Continue reading In the name of God/s, part 4: Hinduism/ Sanatana Dharma

Mythological Origins of European Racism

For a long time I knew modern racism has a history. 500 years of history, to be precise. I knew it first became global during the Maafa (Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) and spread via colonialism & post-colonialism.

However, there was a question always lurking in my brain. Before colonialism, before the Maafa, before Europeans knew about other parts of the world, before Europe was even defined… why does the story of great ‘black’ civilisations being undermined by ‘white’ civilisations keep repeating itself through history? Why did those ‘whites’ install themselves in positions of superiority and reinvent their identities & histories? It happened to the Berbers, Persians, Indians, Arabs, Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Israelites and others – why?

(If you don’t believe all those nations were ‘black’, see al-Jāḥiẓ’s The Pride of the Blacks over the Whites, as well as current findings in genetics)

By Allah, you will all know the truth.

This got me wondering if there’s another secret to ‘white’ history. I don’t claim expertise but my research into epigenetics, mythology/ storytelling, psychology (especially Jung’s “collective unconscious” & Freud’s stuff), psychohistory, religion, philosophy, etc. led me to suspect something. What if there’s a core behavioural pattern shared by most or all ‘white’ people? Dr Welsing’s The Isis Papers may be on to something, but I’ll have to read it in its entirety before I can make a definitive judgement.

That’s the professional thing to do. Good on you Tawny!

For those who haven’t read it, its main premises (proposed by Dr Frances Cress Welsing, pictured above) are:

1- racism (aka. ‘white’ supremacy) is an individual, social AND GLOBAL system devised by people who self-identify as ‘white’ to keep themselves in a state of power relative to everyone else. As such it’s technically impossible for non-‘whites’ to be racist, because that means accepting an alien definition of race and because they have no power to turn anti-‘whiteness’ into a culture or system. Even if it were theoretically possible, as ‘whites’ like to imply when they cry reverse-racism, it still has yet to be put into action,

2- the absolute core reason for its existence is ‘white’ people subconsciously know they bear the brunt of humanity’s genetically recessive traits and they’re the global numerical minority. Because of this they fear being annihilated, especially by the ‘black’ man as (in their minds at least) he’s the most genetically dominant of all people.

Eh, all I did was stand here and exist. KMT

(Psst. For my single female readers, his name is Ezra Lottery.)

IMO it makes a lot of sense, but there’s an aspect she doesn’t cover adequately: Asians. She treats them like they’re in the same boat as Africans and other indigenous ‘blacks’, which they are relative to Western culture. However, this ignores the topic of how and why Asians (south, east & southwest) treat ‘blacks’ the same way and always did so before colonialism. It’s like they act ‘white’ (so to speak) because deep down they know they are part-‘white’.

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So why identify with their ancient ‘white’ ancestry rather than their more ancient ‘black’ ancestry? Maybe Cress Welsing’s theory could explain: it helps keep them alive, exactly as it does for ‘white’ Europeans.

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How did this instinct get transmitted across generations? Mythology. Myths last for millennia. They satiate the craving for adventure stories that all humans seem to share, melaninated or otherwise. It doesn’t matter if the myths are true or not; we love them! We seem especially drawn to stories of our own people (or in the case of 21st century ‘whites’, people who’ve been rightly & wrongly depicted as visually similar to us, e.g. Jesus). What kind of myths would they be?

The first example that comes to mind is the stories from the Vedas, the scriptures of Hinduism. In them are accounts of the people the Aryans invaded and subjugated, variously called Rakshasas, Dasyus & Adi Dravidas. Basically all the original ‘black’ Sasians now known as Dalits/Dravidians. http://www.trinicenter.com/more/India/invasionsandracism.htm  http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/160114.htm

Obviously northwest Europeans aren’t descendants of Aryans. However, if the information on RealHistoryWW (now blocked by Google) is to be believed, all ‘whites’ are descendants of an albino horde that moved from Africa to north or central Asia*. This might explain why ancient Egyptians always depicted Asians as ‘white’, and why ‘whites’ are so quick to show they’re not albinos.

https://www.quora.com/Are-white-people-actually-albinos

http://community.albinism.org/forums/p/14025/53335.aspx

https://acbnj.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/white-people-are-inbred-mutant-albinos/

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=194192

egyptians four races of mankindWhy those albinos moved is unknown; maybe for relief from equatorial climates? Maybe they were reviled and kicked out by their melanin-rich brethren? Either way they multiplied, moved to the rest of the world, assimilated various ‘black’ cultures they encountered and thus became ‘grey’ (hence modern Asians). The assimilation wasn’t always benign; often it was a result of invading & conquering or being invaded & conquered by the indigenous ‘black’ people!

* Interesting how we never hear that term: north Asia. As is my tradition I’ll shorten it to Nasia. Look at a map and you’ll realise that Nasia is basically Russia! 

The ‘white’ and ‘grey’ Persians we call Aryans may have had in their collective unconscious memories of the migration to north/ central Asia, and decided the only way they’d survive in Dasyu land was to subjugate the natives. Contrary to what I used to think Dravidians didn’t take this lying down, but after various wars the Aryans won and created varnashramadharma (the caste system, modern Hinduism) to ensure they’d never try to rise again.

As far as they know…

To be continued…

Observations on London

Not very often so I do pieces like this, but it’s helpful to document it.

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To be sure, I’ve never liked living in London, or anywhere in England. There has not been a single point in living memory where I felt happy at being English. Yes I was born here. However, over the past 2 years or so a few things are deepening my dislike even more:

  • I’d never had the time to see all of London when I was younger. Now I’ve been to a good variety of parts: north, east, south, west & central. Apart from relative numbers of ethnic demographics, it looks the fucking same everywhere. Shops, flats, office blocks and little flecks of greenery to break up the grey, plus the occasional half-decent looking houses (only in north & west).
  • The sheer number of shops (supermarkets & off-licences) is pointless. The people who run London obviously see it as nothing but a hive of consumers, which to be honest is how most people here are.
  • There are homeless people all over the gaff! Doesn’t matter which part of it you go, you can see rough sleepers everywhere – even in the middle of the day on busy pavements and even right outside shop entrances!
  • Things are done so ass-backwards it’s not even funny. Example: Tottenham Court Road (an underground station in central London) has just been renovated after ages. It’s a huge station – and totally inaccessible to people with mobility problems. There’s enough space to fit at least 4 or 5 lifts, but is there even 1? No! Another example is the buildings; rather than renovate old buildings and save money they demolish them and rebuild from scratch! English builders used to be ridiculously slow (so slow Malaysia refuses to hire them), but over the past few years there’s been a construction frenzy! Why? Couldn’t tell you.
  • Even we hate our daytime TV channels and sitcoms. American ones are much better. Doesn’t affect me as I stopped watching TV ages ago, but I hear the same fuckery as before. EastEnders, Coronation Street, X Factor, Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here… all total dogshit. And the magazines all gossip about the same crap: which celebs are marrying/ banging/ divorcing/ losing weight/ gaining weight/ pregnant/ anything else normal people somehow can’t do.
  • London is racially segregated, not by “No blacks, no Irish, no dogs” type racism (anymore) but by ‘white’ flight. That’s why south & east London are so ‘black’/ ‘brown’/‘grey’ while north & west are so ‘white’. Central London is the exception; it’s basically just a place to work and visit so everyone is welcome. The parts outside London are even more ‘white’. But even in east,  central & south don’t be fooled into thinking racism doesn’t exist. I know a shop in east London that tries to exclude ‘black’ customers. How do I know this? Members of one of my writing groups have been there and said the exact same thing, and every time I’ve walked past I’ve not seen a single non-‘white’ customer. Literally not one.
  • On the topic of racism, it’s almost never open but hidden in broad daylight. Examples:
  1. In football posters on betting shop windows or pubs, whenever a ‘black’ player is shown he’s ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS shown open-mouthed*. Why? To imply a visual similarity to apes methinks,
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  2. On TV ads, not always but too often to ignore, when a ‘black’ person is shown her/his back is turned so viewers can’t get a clear look at their face,
  3. Sasians – I mean the young ‘uns born and raised here as well as the elders – will avoid physical contact with other Sasians who look like they could be descendants of Shudras (menial labourers) or Avarnas (untouchables). By “look like”, I mean significantly darker-skinned than themselves. Obviously a remnant of their 3500 years of Hindu culture, even if they’re Muslim/ Sikh/ Buddhist now. What, you didn’t think I’d only mention ‘white’ racism did you?
  4. Jewish children staring at ‘black’ people as they walk past them. Oddly, I find it’s only the children who do that not the adults,
  5. NWA. Explanation not needed,
  6. By extension, youth of all backgrounds feeling it’s alright to refer to themselves & their mates as “nigger” (spelling makes no difference, it’s the same fucking word).
  • The youth of all colours are very disillusioned, they’re not domesticated like older generations. The government can’t fool them because no-one gives a shit what they say anymore, so the media steps in. That’s why everyone jabbers on about programmes like Eastenders, Corrie (Coronation Street for my American viewers),  and Big Brother, or celebs like Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, etc.
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  • Of course economy just means money travelling in a circle in society, and becoming rich = keeping more money for oneself therefore stopping it circulating. That’s what the government does, in many different ways: raising taxes, cutting benefits, increasing transport prices. The newest trick I’ve noticed is the increase in zero-hour jobs, where people are technically employed (hence the claim that there are more jobs than ever before) but have no guaranteed number of hours therefore no guaranteed pay. Also interesting is the simultaneous increase in companies that demand people to pay to become employees (e.g. Saladmaster, ACN). What the fuck kind of job is that, that asks employees to pay them?!?
  • England is officially the most CCTV’ed country on Earth! I’ll be honest, that came as a surprise to me. I thought it’d be America but no! Check here, here, herehere and anywhere else on Google for proof! Why does a dege-dege island with only 1% of the world’s population need so much surveillance?!? My guess is it’s another manifestation of xenophobia & fear of revenge from people England has wronged in the past.
  • The education system is bollocks. All the way from primary to sixth form/ college, we’re taught academic achievement is the be-all & end-all of success. We’re taught to just remember predestined answers & facts and that’s it. Then we hit university or the workplace, all of a sudden we have to think for ourselves! So in the most impressionable years of our lives we’re taught originality is bad (even getting punished for it), then it becomes the only way to get ahead?!?

  • I’ve recently become much more clued-up about how home ownership works, and I am increasingly convinced that England (especially London) is a tourist attraction not a place to live. The fact that tenancies can last as little as 6 months was the kicker. In places like Germany, that doesn’t exist. How can you expect someone to inhabit a place for only 6 to 12 months then just up and move elsewhere, especially if they’re on low income/ disabled/ parents?

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  • Since the end of last year I’ve noticed loads of adverts for a company called Nobody’s Child. It only has pics of a really slim girl, maybe 12yo or so. At the same time there’s been a massive increase in the number of ads with child models, including a lot of little girls wearing adult-style clothes & make-up. I don’t business what fashion companies wanna say, I reckon they’re promoting paedophilia.
  • Talking about children, post code wars. What the fuck? Kids stabbing one another on road just ’cause they live in different boroughs?!?!? Evidence that there really is a kind of “yob culture”.
  • Oh, and two huge gripes I have with the ground I walk on…

(just as likely to be from a human as from a dog)