Monday, February 19, 2024

Of Kanye West and Anti-Semitism

So after contesting for President in the US, Kanye West has found himself divorced from his long-time wife and also in conflict with the Jews. He has apologised several times but problems don't seem to have an end for him. He has recently released an album which seems to be doing well in the charts but has many had its dose of problems being pulled off the streaming platforms. Is he going to be cancelled like R. Kelly was cancelled? That gives quite little hope for black people.  

Is Kanye West Anti-Semitic?

Kanye West claims that black people can't be Anti-Semitic because Black people are Jewish. It is my observation that he is not the first black person to make such a claim. There is a movement among black people that pushes such a history claiming that black people are Jewish. Windsor R. Rudolf makes a claim in his book From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews that Abram was a black semite. 

The author discusses the origins of the Hamites and Shemites (or Semites). He states that the original Israelites were of the Black race and that the biblical Abraham (or Abram) was a Black Shemite (a descendant of Shem). Abraham was the father of both the Hebrew-Israelite and Arab nations. The Black Shemites intermarried with Black Hamite Egyptian women, giving rise to the Arab nation. The author also states that Arabia was originally inhabited by the Ethiopians (also known as Cushites) prior to the progenitors of the Arabs. Many of today's Arabs are not Black due to the introduction of white slavery. 


It is possible that Kanye West got caught up in this narrative and believes that black people are Jews. 

Why am I saying this? It seems to make a claim that black people are Jews is anti-semitic. I had to confirm this on ChatGPT:


Is it anti-Semitic to say black people are Jews?


Yes, it can be considered anti-semitic to suggest that all Black people are Jewish or to equate the two as interchangeable terms. Making such a statement could perpetuate harmful stereotypes and contribute to the erasure of Jewish identity and experiences. It's important to be mindful of the implications of the language we use and to avoid making assumptions or generalizations about any group of people based on race, religion, or ethnicity. Promoting understanding and respect for diverse identities is essential in fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.

Should Kanye's belief be the reason for cancelling him? A right to opinion is what he has. A right to life and livelihood is what he has. Considerably, since such a belief is common among the black people in America who have known only adversity all their lives, cancelling Kanye West for believing he is Jewish is equivalent to cancelling all black people who hold such a belief. That in itself is as bad against the black people is anti-semitism is bad against the "Jews".

The First White Person on Earth

 Here is an extract from the Book of Enoch concerning the birth of Noah:

Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she bore him a man-child. The body of the babe was white as snow and red as a blooming rose, and the hair of his head and his long locks were white as wool, and his eyes like the rays of the sun. When he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house, like the sun, and the whole house was very full of light. And when he was taken from the hand of the midwife, he opened his mouth and praised the Lord of righteousness. His father Lamech was afraid of him and fled, and came to his own father Methuselah. And he said to him: "I have begotten a strange son; he is not like a human being but resembles the children of the angels of heaven, and his nature is different, and he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. And it seems to me that he is not sprung from me, but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a wonder may be wrought on the earth. And now, my father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee, that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father, and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling place is among the angels." 

Source: 1 Enoch 106 

It seems the first white person on earth was Noah. All people before Noah were black people. That is what I personally came to believe after reading the Book of Enoch. Should be also cancelled for such an understanding? I did not write the Book of Enoch. I just stumbled upon it and read it. I cannot unread it even if cancelled. For me as a black person, it gives an understanding that God created Adam as a Black person and his descendants were also black until Noah. Perhaps, Cain was also white according to his description in the Bible. It is possible that this might not have been the case with his descendants or they were isolated from the descendants of Seth such that the birth of Noah was a strange happening.

Such beliefs that we have whether true or false are a matter of opinion. A human right. But if one has to be cancelled for an opinion it becomes a matter of life and death to the extent he can make a "death-con" post on Twitter to defend himself from the Jews who have ganged up against him for his belief.

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