To begin, the person who caused me to write this post is the African American rap singer Azealia Banks. She’s known for being an activist promoting causes of black people and causing online controversy for her opinions. Also, she’s into the neo-pagan Wicca thing.
Once I mentioned Wicca on this blog in a post about The Mists of Avalon. It’s one of those neo-pagan New Age religions that were created in the 20th century and that mix magic with rituals and practices from many religions out there and create new faiths which appeal to hippies, fantasy/sci-fi fans, radical environmentalists and teeny girls who want to rebel against Christianity. Some followers of those new faiths claim that they were the “Old Religion” where the society was peaceful and matriarchal before Christianity came and imposed patriarchy. The truth is that the church did impose patriarchy, but before it was EQUALITY, not “matriarchy” or whatever…
Now let’s get back to the singer Azealia Banks. To quote her:
“I wonder if most of the black American Christians in the US know WHY they are Christian. I wonder if they even consider for a SECOND that before their ancestors came to the Americas that they may have believed in something ELSE.”
“But really, it’s all about magic. The most magical people are the ones who have to deal with oppression, because the non-magical are jealous. That’s why Jews and Blacks have been persecuted over and over again throughout history. because they have the most magic … all I’m trying to say is that black people are naturally born SEERS, DIVINERS, WITCHES AND WIZARDS. we have REAL supernatural powers, and the sooner we ALL learn to cultivate them and access them, the sooner we can REALLY fix sh*t.”
Okay, okay…First of all, yeah, most likely they weren’t Christian before they were brought to the American continent on ships. But “naturally born SEERS, DIVINERS, WITCHES etc…”? This is a plain cultural stereotype. What’s the difference between saying that and saying “all Muslims are terrorists, all Asians are nerds, etc…”? You might consider that which Azealia said not as a negative stereotype while others are, but stereotypes are stereotypes, whether positive or negative, and they’re all racist.
Second, this is NOT empowering to black people! Azealia is basically saying that black people can’t be empowered unless they embrace the New Age mumbo jumbo and they need it to be able to overcome oppression and without it they can’t. No dear, to overcome oppression they need to be aware of their situation, embrace their cause, struggle for it and follow the example of their respectful leaders such as Malcolm X, NOT follow the New Age thing which was NOT their religion before Christianity. If they wish to find out about their pre-Christian religion then they have to trace their ancestry back to Africa, which is difficult.
Third, why make parallel between black people and Jews? This is an agenda to promote Jews as an oppressed group so that the world may forgive them and excuse them for the atrocities they’re committing against the Palestinians. And before I get showered with the “omg ur so anti semetic” comments, I have nothing against Judaism as a religion. Inciting religious hatred would make me no different than ISIS.
And what Jews was she talking about? Does she mean Kabbalists? Those were rejected by the rest of the Jewish sects BECAUSE its followers practiced magic! So next time dear Azealia, educate yourself.
Azealia just exposed herself to be a Zionist infiltrating the African American cause (and the sad thing is that she’s not the only one). She wants African Americans to rebel against Christianity. Just to make one thing clear, rebelling against Christianity incites religious hatred which would make one no different than ISIS. What should be done is to rebel against colonialism that was committed in the name of Christianity. Otherwise, let’s also hate Islam as well due to what ISIS is doing. No religion commits atrocities. Only people do. Converting to a newly created religion wouldn’t solve anything. Reforming the currently existing religions would.
And Merry Christmas! 🙂