Determined to shun both truth and common sense, the media is praising the spectacular cinematography within the movie, The Son of God, while completely overlooking its extravagantly racist indoctrination of a white-washed Jesus. Was it arrogant ignorance, sublime insanity or just another pejorative invocation to release this epic piece of ethnocentric propaganda on February 28th, the last day of Black History Month?
It’s as if no one seems to know anything about honesty, integrity, locks (hair), lamb’s wool, burnt brass, research or documentation. Unfortunately ignoring, denying, and white-washing Black/African history has been an essential aspect of rewriting world history since Rome invaded Kemet (Ancient Egypt/Africa) and eventually crucified Jesus in the 1st century CE (current era). Evidently no one bothered to read a Bible before reworking and reintroducing this fallacious, yet archetypical white-Christ saga.
While it is the general consensus that Jesus did exist, many people conveniently choose to remain in complete denial over the physiological and socio-political reality of this great man’s existence: Born circa 4 CE, Jesus was a wise and honest man. Phenotypically (visually) and physiologically Jesus was black. It was written that Jesus acknowledged, “My skin is black…” (Job 30:30). Others confirmed, “His hair was like lamb’s wool…” (Rev.1:14). It was also stated (Rev. 1:15), “His feet were like unto fine brass, as if they had been burned in fire.” Yet many continue to portray and promote Jesus as a Caucasian.
During the 16th century, the Roman Catholic Church commissioned Michelangelo to paint an erroneous image of a Caucasian Jesus. Since Jesus had been executed approximately one thousand, five hundred years earlier, Michelangelo used a model (family member) to pose for this portrait. The familiar images most human beings have come to associate with Jesus are beautiful paintings; but they are not depictions of Jesus.
Have you ever seen white brass or burnt brass that was white in color? Could a fine-tooth comb glide through hair the texture of lamb’s wool? If your hair were the texture of lamb’s wool, would you feel comfortable at a KKK rally? Of course not! Anthropology and logic dictate that anyone with nappy (like lamb’s wool) hair and melanin-dominant or dark (like burnt brass) skin could not be Caucasian.
Socio-politically, Jesus was an advocate of the poor and an activist for justice. He protested relentlessly against Rome’s foreign occupation, excessive taxation, political domination, uncivilized injustice, and materialistic greed. That’s why Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Jesus did not hesitate to promulgate his disdain for Rome’s capitalistic policies. Then, as today, such people were/are considered enemies of the state. Therefore, the Roman government considered him a subversive and a threat to Roman interest$. Jesus was eventually condemned to death and crucified because he sought to empower the disenfranchised, poor masses of society. We respect and honor Jesus because he stood for people over profit. His political views were steeped in human rights, social justice, and economic equality. As a person of great honor, integrity, and vision, he identified with the exploited masses and gave hope to the disenfranchised members of society.
Although white supremacy and racism refuse to acknowledge Jesus as an African/black freedom-fighter, he is still considered the most famous human being and iconic revolutionary figure to ever walk the earth. As Ra is the SUN of creation, Jesus is called the SON of the creator. So, while the first day of every week (SUN-day) is set aside to honor the sun of creation, we can respect and emulate the selfless compassion and humane wisdom of Jesus (SON of the Black Madonna) every day. Of course the best way to honor and display one’s respect for Jesus is by respecting and celebrating who and what he truly was/is … BLACK.