A RASTA PERSPECTIVE:
To perpetuate the racist Hebrew myth of the Ham, Shem, and Japheth stated that “Ham is more Physical. Shem is more Spiritual, & Japheth is more Intellect”. Ham being ‘black’, Shem being ‘brown’ and Japheth being ‘white’
Am InI to assume since InI am allegedly a descendant of Ham, that InI am intellectually inferior to the white man (Japheth) or that InI and InI's Black Rastafarian family am spiritually inferior to the brown man.
Are we also to assume that because of that story our and all InI's black brothers and sisters are cursed because of the biblical passage that states ‘Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem: and Canaan shall be his servant.’ Genesis 9, 25-27
How can black people respect themselves and others while still spewing this kind of self-demeaning garbage?
How can others RASPECT us when/if we hold such self demeaning myths aloft as truth??
Can the Rastafarian goals of UPLIFTMENT, RE-EDUCATION, TRUTH, JUCTICE AND REPATRIATION be attained by the perpetuation of such self-destructive myths?
What some fail to realize is that Afrikan people have been existing in their high culture thousands of years before the alleged existence and first mention of Adam, Eve, Noah, Shem, Ham etc.
For too long our people have been enslaved by religion, by self demeaning dogmas, by the Bible, by leaders (misleaders), not realizing that these things are all limited naturally in how they can help one become one with Jah/become anointed. The kingdom of the Divine is within InI and all truth is therefore within InIi. In breaking the shackles of ignorance and seeking the Almighty (truth), InI abandon and reject all racist/sexist myths that seek to hold InI people in bondage. To say that one is inferior mentally because of their blackness is an insult not only to yourself but to the Divine force that exists in everyone and everything.
RACIST HAM MYTH