I just read an article on Rupert Murdoch’s pathetic attempt at justifying the white washing of Ridley scott’s “EXODUS” movie. by saying
All Egyptians I know are white
This is like saying all the Americans , Australians, Argentinians and if not for world pressure South african’s are white so it must always have been that way. And then his ignorant display goes supersonic.
Dear America , Dear Europe, Dear Mr Zahi Hawass, Mr Murdoch, Mr Scott and Dear whoever else seems to take pleasure in defecating on indigenous peoples,
I understand your population does not need to travel much and interact with other cultures mainly because you have it good e.g education, health care and whatever else that people migrate to your lands for.
I understand that since you don’t see the “other” parts of the world first hand you depend on Archeologist and organizations like the Smithsonian and National Geographic to tell you what the world looks like.
I understand you control mainstream media, so determine what side of a story your population knows and believes despite all your proven lies.
I understand that the only time you see Africans on YOUR TV is some AID organization showing starving children asking for a dollar, or scenes from a war torn country (wars caused by artificial borders created by colonization to consolidate your interest, yet sowing strife in native populations). Worse still your teachers start African or as you call it “Black” History from the period of slavery.
I understand they don’t show you the pyramids of Nubia, the rock hewn churches of Ethiopia, the Great ruins of Zimbabwe the temples of Mali or they don’t tell you the first university in the world was in Timbuktu.
I understand that we Africans have not told our stories, we have let America tell the one sided version of the slavery story, while simultaneously belittling or muting the history of African civilizations.
This nonsense has got to stop.
Ancient Egypt was an AFRICAN civilization not an ARAB or WHITE civilization, be kind enough to your citizens and show them paintings of how the ancient egyptians actually depicted themselves.
I understand most don’t realize the political and economic reasons for depicting Africans a la Jim crow e.g fat ,dumb, sex crazed, good for nothing and lazy with ink black skin. A stereotype that has sub-consciously survived till this day and is still portrayed consistently on Fox news, which Mr Murdoch owns… so his ignorance comes as no surprise.
GUESS WHAT…..Ive got NEWS for you … … waaaaait for it…… WE COME IN ALL SHAPES and SIZES, All shades..yes we do…no really we do…Africans come in several skin tones, the way you guys come with different hair and eye colors ….yea we have this thing called
Its MAGIC or you can call it skin tones.
We range from albino to dark chocolate and the continent has the most human genetic diversity on the planet.I understand you don’t get the nuances of tribe, of how two apparently distinct groups of people share common ancestors and can be rivals even warring against themselves. Hutus and tutsis, Yoruba and Benin , the shona people of south africa, Ashanti akan and Ga of Ghana , the people of Kush ( Nubia present day ethiopia) and the People of Kemet (present day egypt) who occupied the kingdoms of Ta-Seti, Kerma and kush. and many more. Africa is a whole lot more intricate than CNN and FOX news communicate to you.
Since i understand your difficulty in admitting the racist reports of early archeologist whose white supremacist fantasies would have been destroyed if they credited one of the greatest and first world civilizations to Africa and AFRICANS, So instead sought to justify slavery by actively trying to white wash all African / in your words “Black” achievements. As well as a subversive media that had to dehumanize Africans in order to quell the conscience of the masses to justify the brutal barbaric practices of slavery. this is what i am going to do .
so maybe one day your descendants might understand the extent of the deceit and lies you have engaged in for so long.
IT WILL BE FINE BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK RECREATING THE LIVES OF EGYPTIAN ROYALTY BELOW
WITH THESE FINE ACTORS IS NORMAL.
THEN WHEN 3BILLION KIDS THINK DENZEL WASHINGTON REPRESENTS GEORGE WASHINGTON
and your children have to explain that George looked nothing like Denzel YOU MIGHT GET WHAT THE FUSS IS ABOUT.
That being said, i have to appreciate dream works for their depiction of Ancient Egyptians in their movie Prince of Egypt, especially as Mr Scotts movie comes up VERY short on the scale of realistic depictions.
Here are some Pictures for Mr Murdoch…
Mostafa Hefny has been fighting the US government for decades to be classified as black. The US erroneously classifies all Egyptians as white. Hefny has faced discrimination and ridicule for his quest to be classified as black. Yet he makes his case for the authentic blackness of ancient Egypt and challenges the historical falsehoods that have propagated since the 19th century.
As regards the movie ill be boycotting it and i suggest you do the same, this nonsense has gone on for too long…. sigh.