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Kanye’s Jesus Is White Though!
By Khalil Amani
Kanye West was right! Jesus was white—White as Carnation milk! Stick around and I’ll help you understand. Did you really expect Kanye West to be that radical and bring a black Jesus on stage? And why should he? I’ve been to a Kanye West concert and most of his concert goers were white people. They support his machine! Not your Negro pennies! And so, now you know! Kanye is not as progressive and radical and free-thinking as the rhymes he raps. I mean, he did say that we were the “New Slaves” and as we now know, slavery starts in the mind.
The shackles and chains were removed from our hands and feet with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 followed by the 13th Amendment, yet many black churches, homes or schools continue promoting the myth of a European Jesus. A white Jesus is proof-positive that, indeed, we are the “New Slaves.” (Everyone accept me!)
God only knows why Kanye went with the white Jesus. He has to know better! Perhaps he was trying to appease the poontang? But dayum! Even Madonna had enough balls to portray Jesus as a black man in her video, "LIke A Prayer."
Of all of Kanye’s rants—that he’s a genius—fuck corporations—etcetera, etcetera, etcetera… when the time came to do something radical, like bring a black Jesus on stage, Kanye opted to stay within the confines of his former slave-master’s religion and introduced us to his corporate white savior.
Now really, do we need to have a discussion on the color of Jesus? Of course we do!
To put it bluntly, Jesus could not have bought a cup of coffee in a white-owned restaurant in Mississippi in 1950! Jim Crow law would’ve relegated his ass to the Colored-owned diner, because, indeed, he was a man of color (i.e. black). (I bet you think I’m contradicting myself.)
Don’t look at Middle-Easterners today! Don’t look at Jews in Israel today; for they are not an original type! The modern Jew is an interloper—a descendant of the Kazarian people of Eastern Europe who converted to Judaism in 740 A.D. They wanted autonomy from the Muslim Caliphate in Baghdad and the Byzantine/Roman Christian Empire. In other words, the Kazars weren’t down with kissing a pope’s ass or an imam’s booty and since Judaism had no governing body, the king converted and the people followed suit. Modern Jewry is more closely aligned with Attila the Hun than Abraham the Hebrew. (See Arthur Koestler’s book, “The Thirteenth Tribe” and Michael Bradley’s book, “Chosen People From The Caucasus.”)
The ancient sources are clear on what the people of that region (Middle-East) looked like 1900 years ago. Starting with the Bible’s description (for you Bible thumpers) of Jesus— who had “woolly hair” and “feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace.” (Revelations 1:13-15) That surely isn’t a white dude! And then Brother Job says, “My skin is black upon me” and Solomon (supposedly!) who writes, “I am black, but comely…” and “... his locks are bushy and black as a raven.” (Song of Solomon 1:5; 5:11 King James Version). Moses, the father of the Levitical Law (10 Commandments) married an Ethiopian woman (Numbers 12). And even more crazy—the ancient Jews described God (whom they called the “Ancient of Days”) in His anthropomorphic state (human look) as having “hair like the pure wool.” (Daniel 7:9) The key word is WOOL, because every encyclopedia ever written by white folk describes a “Negro” (black person) as “woolly headed.”
And then a white dude named Count C.F. Volney had the nerve to write a book called “The Ruins of Empires” in 1793 (slavery times) right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. where he states:
“…There a people, now forgotten, discovered, while others were yet barbarians, the elements of the arts and science. A race of men, now rejected from society for their sable skin and frizzled hair, founded on the study of the laws of nature, those civil and religious systems which still govern the universe.”
He was talking about BLACK PEOPLE as the forefathers of all religion, arts and sciences! Meanwhile, there’s a white Jesus strutting across a Seattle stage.
If you remember your Bible learnin’ (yeah, right!)—Where did Joseph take Mary and baby Jesus when they had to hide from the Romans killing their firstborn? Egypt! For in Egypt, this Jewish family could walk amongst the people and blend in because Egyptians and Jews looked similar. (And I ain’t talking about the Egyptians today, who, like the black people of America have been lightened up through conquest and rape.) I’m talking about the Egyptians that the historian Herodotus described in his journeys to Egypt circa 300 years before the birth of Jesus. Herodotus (called “The Father of History”) wrote that the Egyptians had “black skin and woolly hair.” (See Book II of his “Histories.”) There goes that word again! WOOLLY! From his eyewitness account we can conclude that Jesus was black, because he lived in Egypt in secrecy with his family. A white Joseph, Mary and Jesus would’ve stood out like a sore thumb in black Egypt!
A nigger-Jesus doesn’t sell-out stadiums. Thus, Kanye pulled out his “Corporate (white) Christ.” (Or maybe the Illuminati told him it wasn't a good look posin' as Jesus for Rolling Stone? Baphomet wasn't feelin' that!)
Kanye’s Jesus is white though! It is the symbol of American Imperialism, Neo-Colonialism, “That Peculiar Institution” (slavery), “Manifest Destiny,” and the white man’s “God’s Providence.” Kanye’s Jesus is white though!—It is his image that has been engrained in the psyche of black folk and the symbol which has oppressed thousands, yea millions of people throughout the world! Kanye’s Jesus is white though!—Sixty years after the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria sailed the ocean blue in 1492, Kanye’s white Jesus was a ship—commandeered by Sir John Hawkins called, “The Jesus of Lubeck”—the first time the African had heard this foreign name. A generation later those descendant of the African Diaspora/“Hell-ocaust” sang, “Steal Away To Jesus.” They were singing about the “Good Ship Jesus” to take them home, not some blond-haired, blue-eyed hippy preaching wet-dreams of “pie-in-de-sky-in-de-sweet-bye-n-bye-when-I-die!”
It doesn’t matter that people like James Cone, Albert Cleage Jr., Naim Akbar, Francis Cress-Welsing and John Henrik Clark spent a lifetime deconstructing the negative imagery that a white Jesus poses, 'cause Kanye West didn’t hear them though!
Kanye would rebuttal all you haters who criticize the genius of his white Jesus. “It’s about salvation,” he would say. “Color doesn’t matter!” But if color really didn’t matter, why did they go through such great lengths to change the woolly-head brown feet Jesus of the scriptures into a milky-white European? Do you really think you could (mentally) enslave a people with a God that looks like them? I think not!
Putting a white Jesus in his act, Kanye West went straight "Who Killed Jiggaboo Jones?" (Shout-out to Denver's rap-activist Jeff Campbell and his play!) A coonerific move meant to stir the masses.
Kanye West is no dummy and Kanye West isn’t about to upset his corporate sponsors and those fashion designers in Milan with a black Jesus! He might rant and rave about corporations and niggas being the “New Slaves,” but he isn’t about to do anything remotely progressive to rock the mental slavery boat. And that’s why I say out of major redundancy, “Kanye’s Jesus is white though!”
I'm still a Kanye fan and I'm still gonna go to his concert in Denver. Let me be your black Jesus and let's set shit straight! Holla at ya messiah boy!
Khalil Amani is a blogger for AllHipHop. He also writes for DJ Kay Slay’s Originators Magazine & Straight Stuntin Magazine. Amani also writes for Hoodgrown, Maybach and Sext Magazines. He is the author of six books, including the ground-breaking book, “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” iuniverse.com 07). Amani is gay hip-hop’s self-proclaimed straight advocate. Visit The Coonerific One at http://www.khalilamani.ning.com Follow on Facebook/Twitter @khalilamani. Youtube @ yahweh 12 Khalilamani@yahoo.com