Friday, March 04, 2016
The "Get Up & Go Gene"
The essay below was written on the basis of an unsigned and yellowed manuscript which I found in a box of old documents. I added to it and cleaned up the spelling, grammar and logic AND added some current examples.
I specially note that my contact with “people-of-color”, other than the corrections' inmates and parolees/probationers I met, was as generally as satisfactory as other relationships. For the most part the Black (Well, Brown) people I worked with were, on average, as good as others in my “shop”---Except for a very, very, few who elected to be “Professional Blacks” rather than “Black (Well, Brown) Professionals”.
I have had Black (Well, Brown) guests in my home, some as overnight guests and for a month stay. My son's Black (Well, Brown) friends were welcomed and appreciated as were others. His one Black (Well, Brown) lady friend was one I hoped he would “get serious about”---But, then I realized that she had much, too much, strength of personality and will for him to deal with---At that time in his life.
If you have the historical or anthropological evidence (The state of genetics is, as of yet, too primitive, to be of value here) to refute the positions given below, please provide me with such.
Some years ago I was in the error that the Human Races must have concurrently evolved as I could not see my ancestry coming from an African source. However, the scientific proofs have overcome me and I have no current doubts that humanity evolved in some African “garden of Eden”---Perhaps more than once.
After all, there is less than one-percent (1%) of differences in the genetic structures of all human beings, being about the same difference between us and the other “Great Apes”. On the surface, that 1% in humans is attributable to differences in hair, bone structure, blood types and some other, very physical differences.
However, I here posit (On the basis of historical and anthropological evidence) another gene, which I have elected to call the “Get-Up-And-Go-Gene” (GUGG). The early African possessors of GUGG were those humans interested in what was on the other side of the lake, of the river, of the mountain, etc.. Some changed in physical appearance, becoming blond or oriental, some (eg The “First Peoples” of Australia and Melanesia) stayed very “African” in appearance (Thus proving that the GUGG has and had nothing to do with color, face shape, type of hair, etc.). Many went to the “ends of the Earth” to places as Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia and Greenland. That search went in waves and in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, the Whites came after the Black and Brown People. Of course, some posit Non-Asian immigration into North America by Aniu-like immigrants OR by others traveling along the Atlantic ice pack.)
There is, however, one group of the original Africans who seemed to lack GUGG. They are the ancestors of those people who initially did not go out-of-Africa except as slaves (Sold by other Blacks or captured by Islamic slavers) and did not even migrate into what is now the Union of South Africa until pushed there by the Zulus and others---At about the same time as Whites came into “The Beautiful Country”. (Before that time, the original Peoples of that land were not true Blacks but those having an almost saffron complexion).
The exploration of those Peoples with GUGG extended, in many places (ie China, Europe, India and the pre-Islamic Middle East) to the realms of the mind in the invention of many things and, in fact, of civilization itself. This development was hardly detectable in either Black Africa or in post-Islamic ruled areas, where Islam discouraged or destroyed the inventive urge allowed by GUGG.
Where in Black Africa can you find any universities (Beyond Islamic theological schools which discourage thought more than otherwise) which were not “inflicted” by White colonialists upon those areas? Where are the pre-colonial sub-Saharan cities, roads, bridges (They did have access to stone!)? Other than in Christian Ethiopia, where are the great paintings and metal work of Black Africans beyond some very simple iron weapons and late brass effigies? Basic wood carvings, some very good, are found; But, no wood carvings such as the great altar piece at Krakow's cathedral (Poland being another land with few, early, natural resources beyond wood)---Yet Black Africans certainly had access to many excellent hard woods.
The “cultural worth” of humanity (Its arts, laws, sciences, philosophies, etc.) have developed in Europe, China, the pre-Islamic Middle East, India and, later, in the New World and, even later, just about every where except Black ruled Africa---Which is, for the most part, an economic, legal, medical, political and social disaster area. (The only area of hope there is the growth of Christianity---Some of it even orthodox and based on sound teaching.)
In the USA and some other lands (Where the State does NOT support the false promise of socialism such as Cuba) the admixture of Black and other Races has enhanced both
where, and only where, Blacks have accepted the culture provided by Whites, Orientals and some others. It has not been effective where Blacks (Encouraged by “Professional Blacks” and not “Black Professionals”) have committed themselves to such horrors as “Gangstra Rap” and the “Victim Culture” OR the local equivalent. It is also not effective where Islam has limited, or killed, creative thought in sciences and arts.
In the case of the USA “thinking White” is the only path to true economic, social, intellectual and other forms of real success. Unfortunately there is a small minority of Blacks (Well, Browns) in the USA who have made political (eg The totally ineffective one-time and Black mayors of New Orleans and Atlanta), social (eg Jessie Jackson & Al Sharpton) and academic, “Black Studies” (Such as the inventor of Kwanzaa), careers out of a contrary presentation---Even if they “secretly” do not believe in what they present to others.