What is wrong with the kinship between today’s Black People and the ancient Egyptians?
It seems that we are now dealing with four groups of Black scholars in our present world. The first one concerns the group of those who believe in Egypt as the focal point of their ‘African worldview.’ What they will tell you is that all Blacks should look up to their Egyptian ancestors for guiding principles. This is the group that I referred to much earlier when discussing Rey Bowen’s psychopathological recommendations (although the Egyptians do not even exist any more to have the ability to provide anyone with any guidance of any kind; neither would it be demonstrable that they are the true ancestors of all Blacks; but they are, yet, regarded, or simply publicised for some reason, as the heralds of Black pride across the globe by those who need fame in their name); an idea that was, surely unintentionally, breathed out of Professor Diop’s work upon trying to promote the civilisational greatness of the Egyptians, to justify today’s Negro’s civilisational retardation on the account of the conjectural biological similarity between the ancient Egyptian and today’s Negro, as if it were enough to look like someone to possess the same qualities and abilities as that someone.
I had a very enlightening experience some time ago with a young woman that I had never met. She was one of my friend’s acquaintances. Apparently, she was single, looking for a lovely man; and coincidentally, I happened to be speaking on the telephone with my friend while he was with her in town (they might just have bumped into one another). It seems that she might have asked a question to my friend about the person he was on the telephone with; which led to my friend telling her a few things about me. I suspect that my friend must have played a good introduction agent, since he called me back a few minutes later to tell me that he was with a very nice person that was very interested in speaking to me. As I got into a get-to-know telephone conversation with the soft voice at the other end of the line, we came to a point where she asked me to give her the name of my look-alike celebrity, if I had one. I told her that many people had told me that I looked like Samuel L. Jackson. To this revelation, the young woman went ballistic: “Oh my God! I love Sam Jacks! He is so cool!” I could hear her turning to my friend to ask: “is it true that he looks like Sam Jacks?”
Of course, it is true that I kind of look like Samuel Jackson. But we have to be careful here. Samuel Jackson and I may have similar type of facial bone structure, but this does not make me as cool as him; I mean, looking like Samuel Jackson does not endow me with similar qualities and abilities as him…
In the end, I realised that the young woman did not actually know whether she was looking for a man or for a celebrity poster.
This is exactly what the Negro is doing today. The Negro is trying to look like an Egyptian, or at least trying to force the Egyptians to look like Negroes, in the expectation that this will empower Negroes with similar qualities and abilities to the Egyptians; because, at the end of the day, qualities and abilities are what we are after in this debate, nothing else. The Egyptians could erect pyramids. If we look like them, or if they look like us, then we may be seen as people who can also erect pyramids. This is the psychopathological reasoning behind the fuss about Egypt; a pathology that was fuelled by Cheikh Anta Diop upon trying to make the Negro look and sound great; a pathology that then was handed over to all Negroes around the world who found in it a way to relieve their frustrations, leading to what is now known as Afrocentricity.
Source: New Book:
“What is Wrong with Black People? – How Post-slave Psychology and Afrocentricity are joining with Colonialism to undermine Black Africa’s Cultural Integrity” (2007), by Joe Mintsa. For more info, please visit http://www.JoeMintsa.net