The Biblical scholar John Allegro (1923–88) once argued that Jesus Christ was a magic mushroom. His theory was utter nonsense, of course. It’s obvious that Jesus was in fact a horse. After all, he was born in a stable. His supposed Greek title, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ho Huios tou Theou, “The Son of God,” must be a corruption of ὁ Ἵππος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ho Hippos tou Theou, “The Horse of God.”
Abandoning facts, embracing fantasy
Well, I can tell you’re not convinced. But if you think “Jesus as horse” is a stupid theory, let me introduce you to the award-winning Black historian David Olusoga (born 1970) and his children’s book Black and British: An Illustrated History (2021). The book has become part of what is officially but inaccurately known as Black History Month, which runs in October in Britain. I prefer the unofficial and accurate title of Black Bullshit Month. Olusoga’s book is leftist propaganda plugging the lie that Blacks have long been an important and valuable part of British life. They haven’t: before mass immigration began, they were a minor presence and unable to make the vibrant contributions in murder, rape and general criminality for which they are outstandingly successful throughout the modern West. But at least Olusoga’s book bases some of its lies on genuine history. Blacks were definitely present in Britain under the Tudors and Stuarts, for example. They were very few in number, but they were there. However, at the beginning of the book, Olusoga abandons facts altogether and uses an argument even stupider than “Jesus must have been a horse because he was born in a stable.”
Septimius Severus was born in Africa and died in Britain, but was neither Black nor British (image from Wikipedia)
Olusoga pretends that the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (145–211 AD) and Roman governor Quintus Urbicus (fl. 140 AD) were Black because they were “born in Africa.” This is the equivalent of arguing that a human is a horse because he was born next to a stable. Severus and Urbicus were from North Africa, which was not inhabited by Blacks but by proud and ancient peoples like the Berbers, who are actually closer genetically to White Europeans than to Black Africans. North Africa is separated from Black regions of Africa by the vast wastes of the Sahara Desert. In other words, Olusoga is guilty of an act of blatant racial, cultural and geographic “erasure.” No leftist would condemn him for it, however, because he is working in two sacred causes: first, power for the elites of leftism; second, punishment for the enemies of leftism. Olusoga blatantly erases Berbers again when he pretends that the “Aurelian Moors” stationed “on Hadrian’s Wall in the Third Century” were Black because they came from North Africa. And that the “Ivory Bangle Lady” found buried in York was Black because she too came from North Africa.
“North African = Black” — lying illustration #1 from Black and British
“North African = Black” — lying illustration #2 from Black and British
Born of “North African” parents, but not a bit Black: Zinedine Zidane (image from Wikipedia)
The Aurelian Moors and Ivory Bangle Lady were no more Black than the great soccer-player Zinedine Zidane (born 1972), whose parents are Algerian Berbers from “North Africa.” To give Olusoga his due, he doesn’t explicitly lie in his text and say that “African means Black.” The illustrators of the book have no such scruples and portray the Aurelian Moors and the Ivory Bangle Lady as unmistakably Black. Olusoga made no objection to that. But his “erasure” of Berbers is only the first of his transgressions against leftist piety. He also implicitly supports the brutalities of imperialism and colonialism. After all, North Africans — Olusoga’s pretended “Blacks” — were in Britain only because Romans had brutally invaded and colonized most of the island. He notes briefly that, in 60 AD, “Boudicca leads a rebellion against the Romans.” But that’s all he says: he doesn’t say that Boudicca was driven to rebellion by Roman greed, her own flogging by Roman soldiers, and the rape of her daughters.
Black narcissism and the mirror of history
It wasn’t a happy precedent, was it? Ethnic enrichment was imposed on native Britons by a brutal empire. No wonder Olusoga doesn’t give further details of Boudicca’s “rebellion.” And even he can’t pretend that Blacks were in Britain after the fall of that brutal Roman Empire. In fact, they first began to enrich Britain only a few centuries ago. Leftist historians are now devoting ridiculous amounts of time and attention to the tiny numbers of Blacks present here before mass immigration. Except that the time and attention aren’t ridiculous: they’re part of the leftist war on Whites and on the West. The possibly Jewish historian Miranda Kaufmann has written a “critically acclaimed” book called Black Tudors: The Untold Story (2017), which reveals that Blacks in Tudor times were remarkable for only one thing: that they were Black in an overwhelmingly White country.
Black Tudors, Miranda Kaufman’s “critically acclaimed” leftist propaganda
But it’s not their Blackness as such that matters to leftists like Kaufmann: it’s their maximal distance from Whiteness. The Blacks of Tudor times are a kind of ideological jimmy that leftists are using to lever open and destroy British identity. Take the Black John Blanke, whom Olusoga calls “the earliest Black person in Britain whose name and face we know. He was a trumpeter in the Tudor royal court” (note that Olusoga is abandoning the pretence that the well-documented Septimius Severus was Black). There is now a John Blanke Project devoted to this utterly insignificant figure. He was Black and played the trumpet. So what? Did he do anything that a White couldn’t have done equally well or better? Would Tudor England have collapsed without him and other Blacks? No, of course not. But he’s deeply significant to narcissists like David Olusoga and the dozens of Blacks who have gathered at the John Blanke Project. He’s Black like them, so he allows them to use history like a mirror. One of those Black narcissists has said this: “Our Spirits, Scars and Creativity have left marks and reminders across Europe and only our own will bring those histories forward to be pointed out and remembered — so thank you to all you Historians.”
The usual leftist magic
I can certainly agree that Blacks have left “marks and reminders” across Europe. Blacks have stabbed women to death in Italy, committed gang-rape in Sweden, and sacrificed children in Britain. Indeed, they’ve done all those things in all those places. And the more Blacks there are, the more those things happen. So what’s not to like for leftists? The criminality and barbarism of Blacks are a feature, not a bug, of leftist minority-worship. Black failure can be blamed on White racism and White taxpayers have to fund leftists in their decades-long and utterly futile quest to cure Black pathologies.
But Blacks are useful to leftists in another very important way. As I’ve said before at the Occidental Observer, Blacks are the most harmful, obnoxious, unintelligent, unattractive and unproductive of all minorities. In other words, they are the group that least resembles Whites and is most harmful to White civilization. Leftism is not genuinely pro-Black, but is genuinely anti-White.
For proof of how leftism isn’t genuinely pro-Black, look at the intellectually and ethically inane cult known as Black Lives Matter (BLM). It has successfully worked the usual leftist magic and has most harmed those it claims to care about most. As Steve Sailer has exhaustively documented, BLM has been directly responsible for thousands more young Black men being murdered and mutilated by other young Black men, because it has discouraged police from maintaining law and order. As ever, when the supposedly racist police retreat, Black barbarism advances and Blacks commit even more murders and rapes. Something similar happened in Britain when the police were accused of “institutional racism” by the Macpherson report into the murder by Whites of the Black teenager Stephen Lawrence. The police retreated and Black barbarism advanced.
Mediocre Blacks hate White achievement
Like the martyr-cult of George Floyd in America, the martyr-cult of Stephen Lawrence in Britain inverts the truth in typical leftist — and Satanic — fashion. It pretends that vicious Whites are an ever-present threat to virtuous Blacks. The reverse is true. Inevitably, the martyr’s mother Doreen Lawrence turns up in David Olusoga’s book of leftist propaganda for children. She was made a Baroness by the traitorous David Cameron. I’d call her a Baroness of Bullshit, because she’s from the very violent and corrupt Black island of Jamaica, but has happily accepted the role of ethical guru for the Whites of Britain. The murder-rate in Britain is about 1 (one) per 100,000; in Jamaica, it’s about 44 (forty-four) per 100,000. Now there’s a truly outstanding Black achievement! The sight of a Jamaican Black lecturing Whites on violent crime is grotesque. And it only becomes more so when you consider that hundreds of murders and thousands of rapes have been committed in Britain by Jamaican Blacks since they began migrating here against the clear opposition of British Whites.
David Olusoga is happy for such murders and rapes to continue. In November 2020, he and other “Black public figures” signed a joint letter opposing the deportation of fifty Jamaican criminals, including “convicted murderers and rapists.” The criminals wouldn’t be safe in Jamaica, Olusoga and company said. They didn’t mention the welfare of British Whites. No-one respectable is worried about the welfare of Whites. But in other ways Whites are ever-present in the psychic life of “Black public figures” like Olusoga. White civilization stings and burns their narcissism, rebuking their mediocrity, inciting their envy and rousing their enmity. That’s why Olusoga is so desperate to pretend that Blacks were important in British history and were here millennia ago, even though, on core leftist principles, it shouldn’t matter in the slightest whether they were or not. If we’re all the same under the skin, British and Roman history is simply human history and Whites are not special in any way. Any human being should be able to “identify” with any other human being, because race and “gender” are irrelevant and unimportant when set against our common humanity.
An ugly Black in color surrounded by great Whites in monochrome: Black Bullshit Month at the Guardian
But David Olusoga and other Black mediocrities obviously don’t truly believe in core leftist principles. They know that Blacks aren’t part of the West, which is why they want to pretend Blacks have been important in Western history even as they wage war on that history. Blacks and other leftists can’t match White civilization or contribute to its greatness, but they can do what is, in their minds, the next best thing: rule the ruins. The aim of Black Bullshit Month (BBM) is summed up for me by an image from the Guardian that is reproduced above. It shows the portrait of an ugly Black in full and vibrant color surrounded by great White figures in monochrome. The accompanying article asks “Black History Month: Do our children need more Black history lessons?” You won’t be surprised at the answer given by narcissistic Black mediocrities like Joseph Harker, “the Guardian’s senior editor for diversity and development,” Lavinya Stennett, “founder and chief executive of The Black Curriculum,” and Desta Haile, “deputy director of the Royal African Society.”
The Black portrait (possibly misattributed) is supposedly that of Olaudah Equiano, a former Black slave who had been transported across the Atlantic by Whites before converting to Christianity, gaining his freedom, and writing an autobiography. If he’d stayed free in Africa, he would never have been heard of. If he’d been captured by Arab Muslims, he would have been castrated, permanently enslaved and also never heard of. White goodwill — not to mention the White inventions of printing and oil-paints — allowed him to enter history and be seized on by modern leftists for anti-White propaganda. The Guardian is elevating him over Whites and making him literally central to British history. That image is a leftist lie, enviously demoting White greatness and elevating ugly Black victimhood. It’s hard to imagine a better symbol of Black Bullshit Month.