Deja Vu All Over Again

Deja Vu All Over Again


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Six or seven thousand years ago that region was presided over by black-skinned

 people who called their culture Sumer. They were a sedentary,

matri-focal society just like the black people in India



Deja Vu All Over Again 

By Junious Ricardo Stanton


Now that the war has officially escalated (AmeriKKKan and British forces have been bombing Iraq for twelve years) we will see what AmeriKKKa is really about. I deliberately have eschewed watching the corporate owned media, especially the cable network’s coverage of the carnage. The few times I did channel hop, I was appalled at the obvious glee on the faces of the talking heads on MSNBC, Fox and CNBC as they finally got their war. 

When I wrote this I was at a Family Reunion Conference in Columbia Maryland. In one of the workshops someone spoke about the lynching exhibit Without Sanctuary that was on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta Georgia (which I saw this past Summer). The looks on the faces of these cable anchors remind me of the looks on the faces of the white men women and children in those lynching pictures as they laughed and posed while hideously mutilated black bodies dangled from trees or the charred remains of black folks smoldered on the ground. 

When the Iraqi invasion started a friend of mine said, “they’re doing to the Iraqis what they did to the Indians.” And he is so right. This is Deja Vu — the repetition of Caucasoid cultural patters that go back over five thousand years. Ironically some say, that region the Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys is the cradle of civilization. There is no doubt the region is very ancient, in fact it’s history parallels current events. Six or seven thousand years ago that region was presided over by black-skinned people who called their culture Sumer. They were a sedentary, matri-focal society just like the black people in India known as the Dravidians  and the black people of Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Kush, Ethiopia, and Kemet that were even older than Sumer. Sumer fell as the result of the onslaught and after shocks of massive invasions by wild, barbaric peoples who migrated into and settled in the region from the north, people we would call Indo-Europeans or Caucasians the forefathers of the Aryans who overran India, the progenitors of the modern day “white race”. 

Human beings are creatures of  habit as well as genetics. It seems as though and world history these last five thousand years will bear this out,  Caucasians are a war loving, blood thirsty people. The lifestyle choices their ancestors made have forged a history of aggression, and savagery. Living in the frozen climates in Eurasia during the last Ice Age they chose to live a dog eat dog existence, an existence that has been chronicled by their own historians in a way that makes their abhorrent lifestyle and behavior appear “normal” or the standard for human interaction which it is most definitely not! Everywhere Caucasians set foot on planet Earth from ancient times to the present, major social and ecological disruption, war, disease and color (or lack thereof oppression) antagonisms result. 

Review Cheik Anta Diop’s Two Cradle Theory to refresh your memory. What does this have to do with the war in Iraq? Everything. This war is a continuation of Europe’s ongoing war against humanity — a reflection of their pathological drive to dominate, exploit rape, pillage and plunder. Five hundred years ago they did it in the name of their rulers, their church and their god. Their ancestors, the Angles, Saxons, Danes, Norsemen, Goths, Vandals and Huns were warmongering barbarians.

Only the strict guilt, fear-inspiring theology, and iron fisted repression of the Roman Catholic Church, while it held sway over the rulers and masses of Western Europe, prevented them from cannibalizing themselves into oblivion. As it is, you’re hard pressed to find a four or five year span in European history when the various tribes and later nation states weren’t at each other’s throats in incessant warfare. The so called “Age of Exploration” was really Europe unleashing its dogs of war on the rest of the world setting the stage for much of what we see going on in the world today. 

That  was nothing but a larger replay of what their ancestors did in Mesopotamia, India, Africa and Europe (Greece as a European entity begins in 1700 B.C.E. when the Dorians invaded the area.) So the carnage we see in Iraq is all related. In a real sense they can’t help it, it’s their nature; pillage and plunder. Their leadership lacks the inner discipline and spiritual evolution to change. Just as they raped and pillaged the world in the name of “Civilization” and “The White Man’s Burden,” AmeriKKKa continues Europe’s legacy of genocidal imperialism, this time in the name of “liberation”. Just as they slaughtered the Native Americans in the name of “Manifest Destiny” and raped and brutalized Africa in the name of ” saving souls,” these devils have designed lethal weapons beyond the comprehension of most humans on the planet. 

Now they gleefully use their advanced warfare technology to destroy Iraq under the justification they are “disarming” it  of  “weapons of mass destruction.”   Is that the epitome of insanity and hypocrisy or what?  In reality it’s what Yogi Berra, the master of malapropism, called,  deja vu all over again.


posted 15 April 2003

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