The Irish people are "not" white people? How so?Written by Joseph T Farkasdi
I know this is going to be difficult for you to hear (or it may be meaningless to you), but I ask that you hear me out. Regardless what you may have been taught, Celtic people are no more a part of white people community than Jews are. In fact, their history as a people is strikingly similar to Jewish history - to include modern inter-societal problems existing today in both nations. It's been awhile since I've studied Celtic history, so dates wise I'll attempt to be somewhere in general ball park. But, here is a little of history. The Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish) are offshoots of African tribal languages. And, before settling in Europe, Celtic people lived in Middle East (@ 6 BCE). The Celts were a powerful group of warrior tribes that conquered lands as they moved west toward, first, Greek empire and then, eventually, Europe. Somewhere around end of 4th century BCE, Celts invaded Greek empire and originated country now known as Turkey.
In Greco-Roman Christian bible Celts of Turkey were referred to as Galatians, who first Christian missionaries (seven centuries later) tried to Christianize very unsuccessfully. The word Galatian in Christian bible is a very close approximation of what Celts of Turkey called themselves. Having still yet nomadic nature, descendants of Turkish Celts moved on from Turkey and eventually settled in Europe, finally settling in Ireland (@ 350 BCE). It would not be until fall of Rome and Greece around 5 CE (approximately 900 year later), that Irish Celts would take an interest in Christian literature. And, if Irish people had not taken this literary interest, then Christianity would have become an extinct religion. For an understanding of this time period, 9 centuries after Celtic people had laid claim to European lands, this is era where Anglo-Saxon Germanic tribes (self-declared "white" people) were invading European continent (and were declaring white supremacy even as far back as this - if you didn't get conquered and slaughtered by them, then you were expected to become absorbed into "white" culture and give up your ethnic identity - hence, eventual creation of term "WASP - white anglo saxon protestant").
Kwai ValorWritten by Terry Dashner
Terry Dashner……………………..Faith Fellowship Church, PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
At end of each day tools were collected from work party. On one occasion a Japanese guard shouted that a shovel was missing and demanded to know which man had taken it. He began to rant and rave, working himself up into a paranoid fury and ordered whoever was guilty to step forward. No one moved. “All die! All die!” he shouted, cocking and aiming his rifle at prisoners. At that moment one man stepped forward and guard clubbed him to death with his rifle while he stood silently at attention. When they returned to camp, tools were counted again and no shovel was missing.
Is this story fictitious? No, it isn’t. As a matter of fact paragraph above is taken word for word from Ernest Gordon’s book entitled, Miracle on River Kwai. Gordon witnessed this event as a POW working on Burma Railway during World War II.
Does this story stir you in any way? It does me. No, it’s not eloquent writing or cadence in rhythm that moves me. It’s not punctuation or strong verbs chosen by author. But, nevertheless, it moves me to awe. I’m in awe over nameless man who stepped up to bear for all false blame. His uncommon valor captivates my senses momentarily.