Featured Post

For Those Who Disregard Prophecy

People who snub prophecy bewilder me. They say, "I'm not obligated to pay any attention to private revelation. The strict teachin...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Race Issues 2c: The Tower of Babel - An Optimistic, Hypothetical De-Segregation Scenario

I have two hypothetical scenarios for what could have otherwise happened at Babel. Let's start with the most optimistic fantasy of the two.
The building of the Tower of Babel was the work of pride. The builders aimed at constructing something according to their own ideas, and thus resist the guidance of God. When the children of Noe had become very numerous, the proudest and most experienced among them met to resolve upon this execution of some work so great and so strong as to be the wonder of all ages to come and cause the builders to be spoken of as the most skillful, the most powerful of men. They thought not of God, they sought only their own glory. Had it been otherwise, as I was distinctly told, God would have allowed their undertaking to succeed.
- Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations
Imagine we are back at the scene--the city of Babel. God has just poured out the confusion of tongues upon all of the men of that country. For the first time, men no longer speak a single language.

However, before the people begin to leave this city, they stop in their tracks. Each person within the city, regardless of what new dialect he now speaks, returns to his home, and he comes out in sackcloth. And then, each man weeps in extreme grief, throwing ashes from a jar over his head, falling prostrate onto the ground, wailing, and crying out to God in Heaven for forgiveness.

Imagine such a scene. Imagine the ancient people of the land of Shinar acting like the citizens of Ninevah. The entire population of the City of Babel would be repenting and praying for forgiveness.

The different groups of men would perhaps feel a strong pull in some direction: the East, the South, or even far away to the Northwest. Perhaps the leaders among the various groups had visions of angels urging them to take their new tribes away to distant climes. Yet, these Mesopatamians first would pray, fast, and beg God for mercy.

"God! Creator of the Universe! We beg you for your forgiveness! Do not separate us from our other brothers and sisters! Please do not exile us to the far extremes of the world!"

After forty days of fasting, abstenence, prayer, penance, and mortifications, God takes pity on the people of Babel. Gone is the push from an unseen Force to depart from the city. Community leaders are no longer having visions or experiencing apparitions of angels who urge them to leave Shinar. Though the people of Babel are still separated into groups by language, they now feel that God has allowed the family of Mankind to stay united in this global city. Yes, the world of men would eventually branch out from Babel in the fullness of time, but it would be on their terms and according to their own choices.

And so, grateful that God had allowed them to remain together, the people of Babel spent their existence in thanksgiving. They would sing praises to the God of the Universe for His benevolence and mercy in this matter. For a while, the project on the Tower would halt. Instead, attention would be put into civic matters. The city would be cleaned up, and the needs of the poor would draw more interest. The visible signs of God in nature would be studied carefully, and the energies of this new type of man would be focused on understanding the Mind of God, and man's place in His universe. Science and the arts would flourish. After a number of generations pass, the tongues of the people of Babel would meld into one universal language, as it was in the beginning, and even the three main tribes of Noah--the Shemites, Japetites, and the Hamites--would intermix through marriage. The idea of a single, unified world of man would become a famous idea amidst the populace, and the people would praise the Maker on an ongoing basis.

Finally, the time would come when the Nation of Babel would restart the Tower project. They would erect it so high, that the thin atmosphere at its peak would render breathing difficult. An entire day or more would be spent trying to reach its summit. The completed project would be mankind's ultimate tribute to God. Instead of being a challenge to the Almighty, the Tower of Babel would be an outward sign of Man's devotion to Him. Like a cathedral with the tallest arches, the Tower of Babel would reach like a spire into the Heavens, reflecting Man's conception of the enormous majesty of his Creator.

As the nation ages, and the citizens become more of a unified and singular people, sharing a mother tongue once more becomes a reality. There are no tribal divisions within their society, nor does anyone seek to remember how they were once divided from each other. The "confusion of the tongues" that God allowed is remembered more as a cultural nightmare and a legendary spook story to frighten children and scare people from discord.

In the end, the nation of Babel was the only government that mankind had ever known. They advanced as a people beyond the wildest dreams of the earliest generation of Babylonians. More towers would be built in honor of God, each reaching higher into the clouds, and each tower constructed in more of an advanced fashion than the previous megastructure. The city and country grew larger throughout the millenia, and the center of Babel sported miles-long towers that turned a part of the land of Shinar into dark lands that never saw the sunlight.

Men enlarged the majesty of their land in honor of the God of the Universe who united them all. They drove into the future, exceeding the advancements of the most technological civilizations, together and in unison with the will of their Father in Heaven. There were no other tribes, no other nations, and there was never any subversive element to their society.

Theirs was a universal global kingdom, and all of the people were united in an actual and truly holy brotherhood of mankind, far into the future until the day came when God returned to walk among men once more.  They all lived happily ever after.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Race Issues 2b: The Tower of Babel - God Segregated Men For Their Benefit

"O sole god, without another of your kind, you created the world according to your desire...you set every man in his place...their tongues are separate in speech, and their nature [or form] is likewise; the color of their skin is different: you distinguish the peoples."
-14th century BC, Egyptian Hymn to Aton
The Confusion of the Tongues
The story of the Tower of Babel thrills the world to this day.  People love talking about it.  Tonight, I am mentioning Babel once more in order to drive home one particular point: God made sure to segregate men, and He did it for an important reason.

I cited only the Holy Scriptures last time.  Let's take a look at some statements outside of the Bible.

Nations, Once Made, Were Given Guardian Angels

Early Church fathers repeatedly mentioned how God had separated men and placed boundaries for them. But not only were the tribes and races of men separated, but they were so distinct, that each tribe and group had an angel who looked over them. There is a clear and ordered separation of men in this world, with individual spiritual personalities presiding over each nation.

 The world is not a hodgepodge of people who happen to have different features by coincidence. Evolution is a myth.  There has been a design for mankind's division.
For regiments of angels are distributed over the nations and cities. And, perchance, some are assigned to individuals.
- Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book VI
According to the apparition of Our Lady of America,
the archangel Sardus rules over America,
while the archangel Sultra rules specifically
over the United States of America.
It is He who also gave philosophy to the Greeks by means of the inferior angels. For by an ancient and divine order the angels are distributed among the nations.
- Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book VII
Accordingly, in the Holy Scriptures we find that there are princes over individual nations; as in Daniel we read that there was a prince of the kingdom of Persia, and another prince of the kingdom of Graecia, who are clearly shown, by the nature of the passage, to be not human beings, but certain powers. In the prophecies of Ezekiel, also, the prince of Tyre is unmistakably shown to be a kind of spiritual power.
-Origen, De Principiis, Book III
 St. John Crysostom will concur with these men, as well as Dionysius the Areopagite, who in his work, The Celestial Hierarchy, stated that:
"[T]he Word of God has assigned our hierarchy to angels, by naming Michael as ruler of the Jewish people, and others over other nations. For the Most High established borders of nations according to number of angels of God."
Finally, Consider the ancient Jewish writer, Philo of Alexandria:
"But it is not our creation that has established these boundaries, but reasons, which are older than we, or than any thing upon the earth; and which, moreover, are divine. In accordance with which the law also has declared the same thing, charging every one of us not to adulterate the coinage of virtue, in these words, "Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark which thy fathers Established."{38}{#de 19:14.} And in another passage he says, "Ask thy father, and he will tell thee; ask thy elders, and they will make it known to thee, how the Most High, when he divided the nations, dispersed the sons of Adam, and fixed the boundaries of the nations according to the number of the angels of God." 
 - Philo, in On The Posterity of Cain and His Exile XXV
Origen discusses what happened at the Tower of Babel.  He explains that different groups of people were sent to different environments and climates, the harshness of which depended on the level of their involvement with the building of the Tower.  The agents for this separation were the angels themselves:
[E]ach one was handed over (in proportion to the greater or less departure from the east which had taken place among them, and in proportion to the extent in which bricks had been converted into stones, and clay into bitumen, and building carried on out of these materials) to angels of character more or less severe, and of a nature more or less stern, until they had paid the penalty of their daring deeds; and they were conducted by those angels, who imprinted on each his native language, to the different parts of the earth according to their deserts: some, for example, to a region of burning heat, others to a country which chastises its inhabitants by its cold; others, again, to a land exceedingly difficult of cultivation, others to one less so in degree; while a fifth were brought into a land filled with wild beasts, and a sixth to a country comparatively free of these. -Origen, Contra Celsus, Book V Chapter 30 
According to Origen, men were punished after Babel according to different degrees of how much work they put into the Tower.  This division of men was a penalty for them to suffer.  

God's segregation of men was due to their sinful condition.  Segregation was not a good in and of itself.  Segregation of men is a neutral act that can serve as either a good or an evil action.  In the case of Babel and most other instances, splitting one tribe of men off from the rest was a punishment--a sort of anti-Pentacost.  But it was also for the welfare of the men that they be set apart.  Like little children, ancient men couldn't play together. They had to be separated.

The separation of men was deliberate on the part of God. This was no accident. Mankind has not been organically evolving into different subspecies, giving us the different ethnicities of the world. Nor was the separation at Babel unforeseen, for God knows all. The office of angels as guardians over nations attests to this. Men were eventually made to be different from each other, and they were separated throughout history.

Ven. Catherine Anne Emmerich - Segregation At Babel

In the visions of Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich, she saw that the two main groups who worked on the Tower of Babel came from the tribe of Ham and Japeth.  Shem's tribe, however, stood to gain from their isolation from the other two tribes:
The children of Sem took no active part in the work. They dwelt in a level country where palm trees and similar choice fruit grow. They were, however, obliged to contribute something toward the building, for they did not dwell so far distant at that period as they did later. The descendants of Cham and Japhet alone were engaged in the work; and because the Semites refused to join them, they called them a stupid race. The Semites were less numerous than the children of Cham and Japhet, and among them the family of Heber and the ancestors of Abraham studiously refrained from encouraging the enterprise. Upon Heber who, as we have said, took no part in the work,
God cast His eyes; and amid the general disorder and corruption, He set him and his posterity apart as a holy nation. God gave him also a new and holy language possessed by no other nation, that thereby his race should be cut off from communication with all others. This language was the pure Hebrew, or Chaldaic. The first tongue, the mother tongue, spoken by Adam, Sem, and Noe, was different, and it is now extant only in isolated dialects. Its first pure offshoots are the Zend, the sacred tongue of India, and the language of the Bac-trians. In those languages, words may be found exactly similar to the Low German of my native place. 
- Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations 
So, yes, we see that God segregated men as a punishment for building the Tower of Babel.  But not only did their separation work to their advantage, but Shem's tribe, the Semites, benefited from their segregation from the other two tribes.  Though they were reviled and called a stupid race, the Semites' refusal to participate in building the Tower of Babel earned them rewards from Heaven.  They were given a new and holy language that no one else spoke, which isolated them and protected them from the corruptions of the other populations.  The act of being cut off from the others kept them safe and holy, as the other gentile nations fell into darkness.

The separation of men disarmed a madness for globalist self-worship, set men apart so that they would not hurt one another, and as an added perk, distinguished one particular tribe who was to be pampered and coddled up until the crucifixion of the world's Savior who came from them.  

Emmerich - Segregation for Cain's People

In a previous post, I discussed Ven. Emmerich's vision of Ham as he was being cursed by his own father, Noah.  But I also shared the account of what happened to Cain, the first murderer. 

Cain, son of Adam and Eve, killed his brother Abel. His punishment was to be exiled from men, and a mark to be upon his head. He was cursed, and his mark would warn others of his curse.

The murder of Abel
Cain responded that everywhere his fellow men would seek to kill him. There were already many people upon the earth. Cain was very old and had children. Abel also left children, and there were other brothers and sisters, the children of Adam. But God replied that it would not be so; that whoever should kill Cain should himself be punished sevenfold, and he placed a sign upon him that no one should slay him. 

Cain's posterity gradually became darkened, as they all carried Cain's mark upon them. They who were distinguished by a particular mark engendered children of the same stamp; and as corruption increased, the mark also increased until at last it covered the whole body, and people became darker and darker. But yet in the beginning there were no people perfectly black; they became so only by degrees.
God pointed out to Cain a region to which he should flee. And because Cain said: "Then, wilt Thou let me starve?" --(the earth was for him accursed)--God answered no, that he should eat the flesh of animals. He told him likewise that a nation would arise from him, and that good also would come from him. Before this, men ate no flesh. 
 - Ven. Catherine Anne Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations
Cain was mercifully allowed to live on, and he had his own people.  But he was exiled.  He was separated from other men.  This was to his benefit--and that of his marked descendants--who would have been killed by other men who did not bear the mark.
Cain is exiled.

This segregation worked out for Cain.  His tribe's separation from mankind was both acceptable and beneficial.  Cain was the first murderer, and he bore God's mark. It is even likely that the tribe's appearance kept hostile parties away, preserving them from attack. Likewise, the other tribes of men knew to stay away from the children of Cain, as the entire tribe would have been known to have been fathered by a murderer. Though Cain's descendants became estranged from the rest of the children of Adam and Eve, a nation arose from him, and good also came from him to some degree.

Ven. Emmerich - When King Jamshid Segregated His People

Good does arise from the segregation of different men from one another. For example, a rich high culture has developed in the lands of India and China.  Long before Marco Polo, these were faraway lands that lay isolated on the other side of Mesopotamia.  For a long time, Japan itself was considered only a legend, so richly regarded was its culture.

The isolated men of Europe had learned to handle their European winters adequately enough to wage petty wars on each other when times got boring.  And let's not forget that God had a special plan for His particular chosen race, the Hebrews.  Indeed, God had the Hebrews kill off several local tribes who apparently merited a collective death sentence akin to that of Sodom and Gomorrah.

So with that, let us hearken back one more time to another vision of Ven. Emmerich, as she recounts the mission of the Persian King Jamshid to preserve his people: 

On account of his knowledge, Dsemschid became the leader of his people. They soon became a nation, and were led by Dsemschid still further south. Dsems­chid was very distinguished; he was well-educated, and had embraced Hom's teachings. He was unspeakably lively and vigorous, much more active and better also than Hom, who was of a dark, rigid disposition. He practiced the religion formulated by Hom, added many things of his own thereto, and gave much attention to the stars. His followers regarded fire as sacred. They were all distinguished by a certain sign which
King Jamshid
their race. People at that time kept together in tribes; they did not intermingle then as now. Dsemschid's special aim was to improve the races and maintain them in their original purity; he separated and transplanted them as seemed best to him. He left them perfectly free, and yet they were very submissive to him. The descendants of those races, whom I now see wild and barbarous in distant lands and islands, are not to be compared with their progenitors in point of personal beauty or manly character; for those early nations were noble and simple, yet withal most valiant. The races of the present day are also far less skillful
and clever, and possess less bodily strength.

- Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations
The Hebrews were not the only player in town who sought to keep away the outsiders.  

Jamshid sought to preserve his race's originality, and to strengthen it. I suppose you could call him a true ethnonationalist. Neither he, nor his tribe intermingled with other tribes, and they were stronger and more intelligent than people today.  In time, King Jamshid became known as the greatest ruler the Pishdadian Dynasty had ever known.  He is a Persian legend.


Good fences make good neighbors, they say. Most men of the ancient world thought so.  After all, we didn't see the different men of the world scrambling back together at Babel a second time after they were separated.  And the arrangement has worked out well, for the most part.  Mankind hasn't been drowned in a cataclysmic Flood just yet.  Society, crazy as it is, still holds together.  When God confused the tongues of men, He bought us time.
Great Wall of China

Separation from the rest of society preserved Cain's descendants up until the Flood.  Ham and a majority of his descendants were able to preserve themselves on the continent of Africa to the south without severe interference from the outside world until the arrival of Islam.  The men of Babel were pushed apart, and prevented from destroying their souls in their attempted globalist cult.  The tribe of Shem became cherished by God, and eventually the Hebrews, who were sheltered from the surrounding tribes and nations, particularly benefited from His many graces and miracles.  The kings of the Far East, including Jamshid's people, became rich cultures that boast a long and fruitful history that has yielded fruit to this day.  

Segregation, though not an evil in and of itself, can be beneficial when implemented rightly.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Race Issues 2a: The Tower of Babel - When God Segregated Men

The story of the Tower of Babel is told by many cultures.  Let's first start with our own culture's narration from Genesis 11:
And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.  And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt in it.  And each one said to his neighbor: Come, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar.  And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.
"Babel" first meant "Gate of God" in its Akkadian root.
However, the word now means "confusion."
And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.  And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed.  Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech.
And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city.  And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.
Now, interestingly enough, Genesis 10 (which comes before this passage) states that the sons of Noah were divided up by their tongues and families in each nation.  But when it talks about these separate nations and tongues, it's likely that Genesis 10 was jumping ahead of the sequence of events, in order to explain the genealogy of Noah's sons.  The rationale for this is: Genesis 11 returns to the idea that the earth was still of one tongue and speech.

Whatever the case may be, there is only one point that I am interested in with this study.  And it is this:  God segregated men.

God Segregated Men From One Another

God was the progenitor of ethnonationalism.  He was the one who started tribalism among men.  Evidence for this lies in the Bible, and goes beyond Genesis.
In the generations that are past, He let all the nations follow their own ways, and yet He did not leave Himself without testimony, bestowing blessings, giving rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with good and gladness
-Acts of the Apostles 14:16
And from one man He has created the whole human race and made them live all over the face of the earth, determining their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands.
-Acts of the Apostles 17:26
God let the nations follow their own ways, and he determined their boundaries for them.  The Almighty gave men a running start.  As a parent feeds infants soft pabulum, so did God begin men on a path that was initially less complicated.

When God divided men by languages, He made sure to separate them.  If all of these men who did not understand one another stayed in Shinar, they would have been at each other's throats.  Men can deal with being segregated much easier than if they are thrown in a bucket and stirred and mixed together.  

Consider Deuteronomy 32:8  
When the Most High divided the nations: when he separated the sons of Adam, he appointed the bounds of people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Most people are not Hebrews.
Not only are we told that God, Himself, decided to step in and separate men, but He even separated them on the basis of a particular tribe that He favors--the Hebrews.  God favored a particular tribe of people at that particular time, as He had a specific plan:
But the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob the lot of his inheritance.  He found him in a desert land, in a place of horror, and of vast wilderness: he led him about, and taught him: and he kept him as the apple of his eye.  Deut. 32:9-10
Babel was man's attempt to create a bridge between Heaven and Earth.  Had men succeeded in their mission in that age, there is no telling what terrors mankind would unleash upon itself.  If defiance against God had a scent, it would have been particularly odious in that day.

Why Would God Separate Men?

We citizens of the 21st Century are acutely aware of the globalist evil that has filled the world of late.  Many evil acts have occurred in order for the secular "brotherhood of man" to forcefully take hold.  Good people of all stripes have been fighting globalism because we know what it will result in: a one-world tyranny that is completely inescapable.

Such a one-world tyranny would cause mankind to self-destruct into a horrific nightmare of ruin and decay.

Evil men often have pushed for one-world government.
Looking back, should the men in the land of Shinar have succeeded, globalism would have been realized before Christ was even born, and the world destroyed before we ever had a Savior.  God's separation of men at the Tower of Babel was not simply a punishment to mankind for daring to defy Him.

God chose to segregate the nations from one another in order to give mankind a head start.  He wanted to stall them, to prevent the descendants of Noah from mixing back together too quickly.  God knew that after such a division, it would take a long time for the nations to reintegrate.  He seeded the Earth with men, rather than letting them stay together in one patch.  

Segregation Is Not Good Unto Itself

This is not to say that segregation is a good unto itself.  Segregating people from one another can be either a good thing or a bad thing.  Segregation, when used with unjust malice, can become quite evil.

Take Moses' marriage to Zipporah, for example.  While Moses was from the line of Shem, Zipporah was a Kushite from the line of Ham.  We would recognize Kushites as a Nubians, and Miriam is called an Ethiopian in Scriptures.  She was a black woman.  In Numbers 12, we witness a story in which Moses' brother and sister, Aaron and Miriam, are against his marriage to a Kushite.

(In the Douay-Rheims version, Miriam is called Mary.)

Miriam and Aaron decided to question Moses about his
Kushite wife, Zipporah.
And Mary and Aaron spoke against Moses, because of his wife the Ethiopian, and they said: Hath the Lord spoken by Moses only? hath he not also spoken to us in like manner? And when the Lord heard this, (For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth) immediately he spoke to him, and to Aaron and Mary: Come out you three only to the tabernacle of the covenant. 
And when they were come out, the Lord came down in a pillar of the cloud, and stood in the entry of the tabernacle calling to Aaron and Mary. And when they were come, He said to them: Hear my words: if there be among you a prophet of the Lord, I will appear to him in a vision, or I will speak to him in a dream.  But it is not so with my servant Moses a who is most faithful in all my house: For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses?
And being angry with them he went away: The cloud also that was over the tabernacle departed: and behold Mary appeared white as snow with a leprosy. And when Aaron had looked on her, and saw her all covered with leprosy, He said to Moses: I beseech thee, my lord, lay not upon us this sin, which we have foolishly committed: Let her not be as one dead, and as an abortive that is cast forth from the mother's womb. Lo, now one half of her flesh is consumed with the leprosy. And Moses cried to the Lord, saying: O God, I beseech thee heal her.  And the Lord answered him: If her father had spitten upon her face, ought she not to have been ashamed for seven days at least? Let her be separated seven days without the camp, and after wards she shall be called again.  Mary therefore was put out of the camp seven days: and the people moved not from that place until Mary was called again. 
The Leprosy of Miriam
 -Numbers 12
Aaron and Miriam, Hebrews from the line of Shem, did not want their brother, Moses, mixing with a black woman from the tribe of Kush--from the line of Ham.  They wanted to keep their brother segregated from such people.  They "spoke against Moses because of his wife the Ethiopian."  And then, as if to ridicule Miriam's prejudice against the black woman, God Himself turns Miriam quite white...with leprosy.

Here, we can clearly see that in the Bible, segregation can be an evil thing.  The holiness of Moses had attained for him a rare universalism that enabled him to marry outside of his own tribe to a woman of another color.  Such is the transcending power of God.  Our Lord, it seems, would like for us to not be separated--so long as we are together for the right reasons and under the right circumstances.

Globalism Is Not An Evil Unto Itself

It is true that God separated men at the Tower of Babel because they were attempting to achieve a godless form of world union.  It is also true that the evil times we live in is largely the fault of Satanic, globalist Freemasons.  Finally, it is also true that the Antichrist will attempt to bring mankind together one more time under the rule of Satan.

And yet, globalism and a united family of man is not an evil thing.  Unto itself, the idea of united men is not an evil phenomenon.  This act is only evil when men gather themselves for evil purposes, which is often the case.  It is all in the intention.
And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.  
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.  And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue.  And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans?  And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. 
And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What meaneth this?  But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine.  But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to you, and with your ears receive my words.  For these are not drunk, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day: But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
- Acts 2:1-17 

It is not out of the question to consider that God would like to reverse men's tribalism, should they desire to unite under the banner of Christ.  The miracle at Pentacost was, as we are often told in homilies, a reversal of what happened at the Tower of Babel.  Once more, men could understand one another as though they shared one tongue, as it was in the days of Adam and Eve.

That day, the followers of Christ were all men from different tribes who were in one place, together, for the right reason.  And when God intervened, the men were confounded, just as men were confounded at the Tower of Babel.  But this time, in this particular instance, the men were astonished because they understood one another.  Men were becoming unified.  That room at Pentecost resembled Paradise, when the saved followers of Christ will all dwell together in the one Holy City of God.

The Three Kings
Indeed, one more prefiguring of the type of holy universalism I am referring to, takes place in an event I've already covered.   The Three Magi, also, prefigure a moment of holy universalism.  Three kings from far away lands--representing the three tribes that came from Noah--follow a star to the newly-born Christ Child.  We see a prefigured image of world unity--unity for the right reason--as the three different types of men come together for the sake of the Almighty.  They were representatives of all the gentiles, serving as a sort of holy version of the League of Nations.

These Three Wise Men looked to the heavens, found God in the stars, conformed their lives to some sort of a universal promise, and followed that star to the Logos Incarnate.  These men found the universal truth of the cosmos in nature itself.  Such is the positive universalism of God.

Such miracles among the different tribes and nations of men will manifest itself again.  I am, of course, referring to the coming of the Great Monarch, the last turning of the tide before the end of the world:
[After a world war] will come a new period, in which two mighty ones will face each other. The wrangle between these two will begin in the second half of the twentieth century. It will overthrow mountains and silt up rivers. A great change will come to pass, such as no mortal man will have expected; Heaven and Hell will confront each other in this struggle, old states will perish and light and darkness will be pitted against each other with swords, but it will be swords of a different fashion. With these swords it will be possible to cut up the skies and split the earth. A great lament will come over all mankind and only a small batch will survive the storm, the pestilence and the horror. And neither of the two adversaries will conquer nor be vanquished. Both mighty ones will lie on the ground, and a new mankind will come into existence. God possesses the key to everything. Blessed is he who will then be able to praise him, having obeyed all his commandments. And the great monarch of the world will create new laws for the new mankind and will cause a new age to begin, in which there will be only one flock and one shepherd, and peace will be of long, long duration, for the glory of God in heaven and on earth... 
When everything has been ruined by war; when Catholics are hard pressed by traitorous co-religionists and heretics; when the Church and her servants are denied their rights, the monarchies have been abolished and their rulers murdered... Then the Hand of Almighty God will work a marvelous change, something apparently impossible according to human understanding. There will rise a valiant monarch anointed by God. He will be a Catholic, a descendant of Louis IX, yet a descendant of an ancient imperial German family, born in exile. He will rule supreme in temporal matters. The Pope will rule supreme in spiritual matters at the same time. Persecution will cease and justice shall rule. Religion seems to be suppressed, but by the changes of entire kingdoms it will be made more firm. 
He will root out false doctrines and destroy the rule of Moslemism. His dominion will extend from the East to the West. All nations will adore God their Lord according to the Catholic teaching. There will be many wise and just men. The people will love justice, and peace will reign over the whole earth, for divine power will bind Satan for many years until the coming of the Son of Perdition. 
The actual sword in the stone.
The reign of the Great Ruler may be compared with that of Caesar Augustus who became Emperor after his victory over his enemies, thereby giving peace to the world, also with the reign of Constantine the Great, who was sent by God, after severe persecution, to deliver both the Church and State...
...The Great Monarch will have the special help of God and be unconquerable.
- Venerable Barthalomew Holzhauser 1646

Globalism and world unity are not evil when they are undertaken for the sake of God.  We see this prefigured in the arrival of the Three Kings, Pentacost, prophecy of the Great Monarch, and future promises of what to expect in The City of God.

Furthermore, segregation has also been a tool that can be used for good.  Whether God has decided to separate men from one another in order to prolong civilization, or whether He's decided to segregate one tribe of men (Hebrews) from the rest for His own ends, the act of separating men in and of itself is not a work of evil.

If segregation is a work of evil, then the story of what God did with men after Babel would serve as a contradiction.  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Race Issues 1c: The Curse of Ham - What To Do With It?

The wife of Moses, Zipporah, a Cushite
I endeavored to begin a series on Ham, son of Noah, that was genealogical in its spirit, with the intention of pointing out the supernatural segmenting of the tribes of men.

And so, this week, I have covered the historical Judeo-Christian theme that Ham, son of Noah, became the progenitor of the family of black people. I began with strictly Catholic thoughts on the matter, extending to the 19th Century, and I then pursued this thread into antiquity, citing the Christians of the very first centuries after Christ.

The purpose of this series is not to study the various physical, emotional, or mental features of blacks. It is neither the purpose of this series to justify any ill will towards blacks, nor is the purpose to encourage ethnocentrism or Kinism.

Accepting tradition leads to the most obvious conclusion: that all people are cousins, to one degree or another, in one family under our first parents, Adam and Eve. We are not aliens to one another. We are not separate species--as angels are to humans. We are special creatures that are above the beasts. And so, whatever signigicant benchmarks happen to men, God has had a hand in it.

For what is the alternative to this view? Shall we consider Darwinism?

Origin Of The Species 

Simultaneous belief in a creation through the vehicle of evolution is not merely "a philosophical slippery slope," but a direct train ride into a pit of darkness.  For if we are to believe in a gradual origin of the species--if the major phenotypes of men are chosen based on natural selection--then what we are dealing with in terms of mankind is not a human family, but a vast set of subspecies.

Indeed, with evolution, we can now begin relating to men the same way we refer to other organisms in the zoological tree. Consider Darwin's take on this:
"Our naturalist would then perhaps turn to geographical distribution, and he would probably declare that those forms must be distinct species, which differ not only in appearance, but are fitted for hot, as well as damp or dry countries, and for the arctic regions. He might appeal to the fact that no species in the group next to man- namely, the Quadrumana, can resist a low temperature, or any considerable change of climate; and that the species which come nearest to man have never been reared to maturity, even under the temperate climate of Europe. He would be deeply impressed with the fact, first noticed by Agassiz,* that the different races of man are distributed over the world in the same zoological provinces, as those inhabited by undoubtedly distinct species and genera of mammals. This is manifestly the case with the Australian, Mongolian, and Negro races of man; in a less well-marked manner with the Hottentots; but plainly with the Papuans and Malays, who are separated, as Mr. Wallace has shewn, by nearly the same line which divides the great Malayan and Australian zoological provinces." 
Should survival of the fittest be the order of the day, then we have the duty to promote the fittest and discourage the less fit. If we are to believe in man's evolution, then verily, we should do our utmost to engineer a master race of human beings who hold the maximum potential for attaining salvation, unlike lesser sub-species in the zoological tree of mankind who are too clumsy to achieve it.

And thus, you have racial supremacy. And with racial supremacy comes the process of weeding out the weak and promoting the strong, which is not a Christian philosophy whatsoever.

The Creation of Ethiopians 

Though the Curse of Ham has been a belief among Christians, it is, of course, apocraphal.  There is no other place in the Scriptures themselves that alludes to a possible curse on black people.  Of course, neither do the Holy Scriptures go into any detail about the antediluvian civilization of men, the full story behind the race of ancient giants, dinosaurs, the cosmos, the shape and nature of subatomic particles--and an infinite amount of other topics.

Like many facts and teachings in Christendom, this line of thought--the story of the Curse of Ham upon all of his descendants--has been passed through tradition.

How does a black person cope with this, if true?

For starters, when it comes to this matter, God Himself makes no official proclamations about the descendants of Ham.  The "Ethiopians," as blacks were once called, are not given any special instructions, nor are they told by the Almighty what to think of themselves.

Solomon welcomes the Queen of Sheba
God does not tell the rest of humanity that it is their duty or right to enslave these people.  He does not command that the rest of the tribes of men treat this group like pariahs. He does not even forbid the gentiles from intermarrying with them, should they so choose.

Without a doubt, the Almighty foresaw that black men would have enough of a social stigma, due mostly to their skin color. These people, in the very first days, felt outcast enough to travel so very far away from Mesopatamia, beyond the desert, all the way to Cush--the land between the cataracts of the Nile.

However, whatever the popular opinion has been in the past, the Catholic Church has sought to establish the right and proper way for all men to coexist.

If one is to follow the tradition of Christianity, then it will not do to cover one's ears and pretend this chapter in history does not exist.  This is the attitude of a modernist who refuses to believe in the "Curse of Eden," when God told men they would have to labor among thorns, and women would have to be subservient.

What is important is having a correct and holy perspective on "the creation of Ethiopians."

Black pharaohs who ruled Egypt
God fashioned men, and He knew what we would and would not be able to handle. He knew that black Africans would be able to carry on in spite of their circumstance.  In fact, He wanted these people to be challenged, else He wouldn't have allowed it.  And, in meeting their challenges, it is possible for this tribe of people to achieve unique graces that others might not have a chance to try for.

Had God thought otherwise, would He have allowed men to segment in this way? He knows best. Not only this, but there are lessons to be learned when two people come together in spite of differences. Consider the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
"On coming into the world, man is not equipped with everything he needs for developing his bodily and spiritual life. He needs others. Differences appear tied to age, physical abilities, intellectual or moral aptitudes, the benefits derived from social commerce, and the distribution of wealth. The "talents" are not distributed equally. These differences belong to God's plan, who wills that each receive what he needs from others, and that those endowed with particular "talents" share the benefits with those who need them. These differences encourage and often oblige persons to practice generosity, kindness, and sharing of goods; they foster the mutual enrichment of cultures."
-CCC #1936, 1937 
The "Ethiopians" have offered the world much, and vice versa. As a matter of fact, they were some of the first gentiles to convert to Christianity. And as far as America is concerned, the country would be far poorer without their physical, material, and cultural contributions.

A Nubian slave
If slavery ever was an issue, it should not be now. Erroneous were the efforts, on the part of 19th Century slave traders and the early Mohammedans, to justify their commerce by citing the Curse of Ham.  Their rationalization was not a holy perspective on "the creation of Ethiopians."

Blacks should not believe themselves to be a race of men consigned to perpetual slavery in this life. For, as I stated in my first post in this series, the Catholic Church has condemned the practice. The saints condemn slavery, Pope Gregory XVI condemns it in an apostolic letter, any Catholics supporting slavery have been repudiated, and slavery is known to be an excommunicable sin.

Furthermore, if there ever was any kind of a spiritual weight on the children of Ham, it is lifted with the Sacrifice of our Lord. With the coming of Jesus Christ, the distinctions between the Jew and gentile, freeman and slave, men and women, are lifted. We are all sons of the same Divine Father.


A sober look back at traditional Christian history, with a right and holy perspective, can yield better fruits than the historical revisionism of today's modernists.

Belief in evolution is a horrible trap in this kind of an argument, and ignoring this part of mankind's story is a blind approach to the past.

St. Martin de Porres
Christian tradition holds Ham responsible for the creation of black people. Enraged at his son, Noah appears to have initiated a curse upon his own descendants, and it has stuck ever since.  God did not initiate Noah's curse.  Noah did.  The builder of the Ark is the fall guy.

Yet, for some purpose, God must have had some kind of a hand in the transformation of men.  Mortal men have no magical power.  A man cannot wave his hand and transform the characteristics of other men.  God must have been involved to some kind of a degree.

The Holy Spirit can infuse grace in real and valuable objects, as well as individuals, couples, families, ethnicities, and countries.  So, what was His aim?  Why would God create a line of men so different from the rest of His human family?

The Catechism states that "benefits are derived from social commerce," that talents "are not distributed equally," and that differences between men oblige them to practice generosity and kindness, with a mutual enrichment of one another.

Therefore, I say to black people everywhere that their legend has endowed them with gifts and graces that can enrich the world, and it would behoove them all to conquer their weaknesses, as we all must, and meet the with the other nations and tribes of men in generosity and good will--just as the rest of mankind is obliged to do for them and each other.

In the end, together, the nations shall walk in the light of God's glory in His City:
And the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it.  And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there.  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.  There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.Revelations 21:24-27

The kings of the earth shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into The City of God.

Let The Glorious Trumpocolypse Begin!

Arise, arise!
Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! 

I read his inauguration, but I chose to then immediately watch Maddow's somber and depressed breakdown.  I relish this hour.

What a great moment in history.  Fantastic.  Our enemies are calling it a dark day, and they say this because the darkness cannot comprehend the light.  It is amazing.  Many lines from the speech and even the very headlines themselves, over on the Drudgereport were just amazing to behold.

I preserved quotations and some Drudge headlines in an earnest desire to capture some of today's magic.  How absolutely marvelous.

My Favorite Quotes From President Trump's Inauguration Speech

"Their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land."

“The wealth of the middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed across the world."

"This American carnage stops right here and stops right now."

Other Incredible Quotes

"Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American people."

"For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.  Washington flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth."

"We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put American interests will always come first."

"We defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own."

"We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones. And unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth."

Today's Drudgereport Headlines

- Trump eviscerates Obama's Washington...
- 'Will never let you down'...
- Focuses On 'We,' Leaves Himself Out Almost Entirely...
- Pastor Tells Trump, 'In Bible, Rain Is Sign Of God's Blessing, And It Started To Rain, Mr. President, When You Came To Platform'...
- Inauguration, just like campaign, breaks Washington norms...
- 56% View Favorably...
- Even Palm Beach learns to love him...
- Trump will be boon and challenge for cable news business...
- Executive actions ready to go...
- Signs first at exact moment O gives final farewell...
- All 'Climate Change' References Deleted From Website...
- Unhinged Pre-Inaugural Media Meltdowns...
- Maddow Breakdown...
- VIDEO: Anti-Trump Protestors Vandalize Businesses, Cars, Kiosks...
- Redford Rejects Hollywood Mantra, Tells Sundance He's Not Trump Hater...
- STREISAND Freakout: 'Clueless, Reckless, Graceless, Mindless, Heartless'...
- YMCA Bans CNN From Workout Room TVs Over 'Fake News'...
- Nancy Sinatra Slams Network: 'Why Do You Lie?'
- President Trump orders a standing ovation for Hillary and Bill Clinton - and finally gets them to smile after humiliated couple sit glumly through his swearing-in and hear crowd chant 'lock her up'

Drudge Headlines On Obama

- O-VER...
- Leaves USA $9,335,000,000,000 Deeper in Debt...
- 'TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!' Chants As He Walks Out...

Drudge Headlines on World Politics

-Europe's right-wing populist leaders to meet in Germany...
-Godfather of 'Brexit' Takes Aim at British Establishment...

Absolutely fantastic.  I can't wait to hear about what Trump does first thing next week.  Although, I wouldn't be surprised if he does something amazing this weekend.  He's already brought back jobs to America, well before he even took office.  Such is the effectiveness of this man.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Race Issues 1b: Christendom's Thoughts On The Curse of Ham Extending Into Antiquity

There was a time when blacks were generally called Ethiopians
In my last post on this topic, I covered the thoughts of Catholics in the last 200 years in regards to the Curse of Ham.  I highlighted a religious sister, a priest, a bishop, a pope, and a mystic.
These views, liberals correctly assert, were utilized by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (powered by Jewish and Islamic forces, might I add) to enslave black people from Africa.

Liberals are quick to settle this matter.  That is how the Left handles this kind of a negative issue.  They simply decide to deny the Curse of Ham--just as feminists relish their denial of the Curse of Eve.  Pretending that it never really happened and delegitimizing the narrative is the modus operandi of the Left.

Yet, if this matter is settled, and the idea of blacks descending from a cursed line of Ham is satisfactorily repudiated, then why are there so many books on Amazon.com vying to discredit the Ham Curse?  

The reason why is because the Curse of Ham not only explains the origin of black people, but it also tacks on the idea that these people are destined to be slaves.

The Left cannot stand this dilemma--even though the Catholics have solved it by decrying slavery as a sin.  Yes, the Catholics have the solution for the angst of black people and liberals--and that solution is that slaves should not be kept.  As a matter of fact, it is a corporal work of mercy to ransom a captive.  The slave problem is answered by the most merciful institution on the face of the Earth instituted by Jesus Christ: the Catholic Church.

Nevertheless, leftists and cuckservatives do their best to disqualify this narrative, using whatever perceived contradictions they can find within the religious literature.  Such people will construct a careful Biblical exegesis, going to great pains to attribute plain statements in Scriptures to mean something symbolic or spiritual. And yet, very often, such leftist Diversitykult writers by all appearances don't seem to even believe in the Biblical narrative, as they typically hold up the Bible as a myth.

My primary interest in this series is not to justify the slavery of black people.  I want to explain them.  We should study the Ham Curse, not because we should be finding a way to justifiably treat blacks like garbage, but to have a keener idea of the origin of different men and races.  
That is my purpose here.

And throughout history, we can see that there has been a consistent belief in the idea that Ham was the progenitor of the black races.

Christendom's Belief In the Ham Curse

Let us go back to the time of the Crusades and work back from there.

Bar Hebraeus, Syrian Christian scholar (mid-1200s):
“‘And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and showed [it] to his two brothers.’ That is…that Canaan was cursed and not Ham, and with the very curse he became black and the blackness was transmitted to his descendants…. And he said, ‘Cursed be Canaan! A servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.’"
Ibn al-Tayyib, Arabic Christian scholar, Baghdad (died 1043AD):
“The curse of Noah affected the posterity of Canaan who were killed by Joshua son of Nun. At the moment of the curse, Canaan’s body became black and the blackness spread out among them.”
Ishodad of Merv, Syrian Christian bishop of Hedhatha (9th century):
“instantly, by the force of the curse… his face and entire body became black. This is the black color which has persisted in his descendants.”
Eutychius, Alexandrian Melkite patriarch (mid-900s AD):
“Cursed be Ham and may he be a servant to his brothers… He himself and his descendants, who are the Egyptians, the Negroes, the Ethiopians and (it is said) the Barbari.”
Cave of Treasures, Eastern Christian, often attributed to St. Ephrem (4th Century):
"When Noah awoke…he cursed him and said: "Cursed be Ham and may he be slave to his brothers" … and he became a slave, he and his lineage, namely the Egyptians, the Abyssinians, and the Indians. Indeed, Ham lost all sense of shame and he became black and was called shameless all the days of his life, forever."
St. Ephraem the Syrian (ca. 306 – 373):
"When Noah awoke and was told what Canaan did. . .Noah said, ‘Cursed be Canaan and may God make his face black,’ and immediately the face of Canaan changed; so did of his father Ham, and their white faces became black and dark and their color changed.”
Saint Jerome (347-420AD):
"Chus in Hebrew means Ethiopian, that is, black and dark, one who has a soul as black as his body.” 
Also Saint Jerome, but from his work, Against Jovinianus, Book II:
"You must either say that the sons of Noah and Noah for whose sake they were delivered were of unequal merit, or you must place the accursed Ham in the same rank as his father because he was delivered with him from the flood." 
Origen (c. 185-c. 254), from Homilies on Genesis 16:1:
"For the Egyptians are prone to a degenerate life and quickly sink to every slavery of the vices. Look at the origin of the race and you will discover that their father Cham, who had laughed at his father’s nakedness, deserved a judgment of this kind, that his son Chanaan should be a servant to his brothers, in which case the condition of bondage would prove the wickedness of his conduct. Not without merit, therefore, does the discolored posterity imitate the ignobility of the race." 
Early Church Fathers: "There's More To This Story"

In yesterday's post about this topic, I rhetorically asked some questions.  

Is there nothing more to the Ham Curse than what the Bible has to say about it?  Are Holy Scriptures the be-all-end-all authority on what happened that day between Noah and his progeny?  Could more be happening than what is reported in the Bible?

Early Church fathers and others thought so.  The early Christians believed that Ham's descendants inherited either all or a part of the Curse of Ham.  

Take, for example, Justin Martyr (d. 165).  This Christian apologist infers that the curse actually originated with Ham and trickled down to his descendants:
"The spirit of prophecy would not curse the son that had been by God blessed along with [his brothers]. But since the punishment of the sin would cleave to the whole descent of the son that mocked at his father's nakedness, he made the curse originate with his son."
Pachomious (d. 346), the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism, presupposes that Ham was cursed alongside his descendants.  And so, we are allowed to conclude that it is more than just Canaan who is cursed.  

Ambrose (d. 397), bishop of Milan, concluded the same thing as Justin Martyr did, sourcing the curse to Ham, not just Canaan:  
"he who mocked [Noah] for being naked, himself remained bound by the reproach of everlasting shame."
And to throw the entire Ham Curse narrative for a loop, there is this: Marque, foremost scholar among the Samaritans of his time (4th century) stated the following:
 "When Kush saw the nakedness of his father, he was cursed and he wore darkness--he and all his descendants forever." 
Poor Cush.  So now we're pulling him into this family squabble.

Indeed, world-famous Josephus--influential, albeit not a Christian--stated that it was not only Canaan who was cursed, but all of Ham's progeny, and that the curse particularly stuck to the Canaanites.

According to David Goldberg--who has done more research on this very specific topic than anyone that you will find--is unsuprised by Josephus' conclusion: 
Exegetes who understood that Ham was cursed assumed that all of Ham's descendants inherited the curse--that is, Egypt, Kush, Put, and Canaan, and not just the line of Canaan as the Bible would have it.  Indeed, this notion is common in patristic and rabbinic literature, especially in regard to Egypt.
The early Church Fathers agreed that there was more to the story of the Curse of Ham.  Who knows what additional sources could be cited in this cursory study, had the Library of Alexandria not been burned to the ground by invading Muslims.

The Curse's Notoriety Before Jesus Christ

First, I will bring up the pre-Christian source.  That is, the now-internet-famous Book of Enoch.  And specifically, I am referring to 1 Enoch, Chapters 85 - 90, which are called "The Animal Apocalypse," which Goldberg adequately describes:
The Animal Apocalypse was so named because it recounts biblical history from Adam onward, only substituting various animals for biblical characters or groups, a sort of ancient Animal Farm, to use Bryan's apt analogy to George Orwell's novel.  The relevant text reads as follows:
"The white bull which had become a man came out of the vessel and the three bulls with him, and one of those three bulls was white like that bull, and one of them was red as blood, and one black."
The white bull that came out of the vessel (i.e., the ark) is Noah and the three bulls with him are Shem, Ham, and Japeth.  Matthew Black and Siegbert Uhlig believe that the author means to describe the different skin colors of the three races that populated the world after the flood.  They think that, although elsewhere in the Animal Apocalypse colors of animals are meant symbolically, in this instance they realistically indicate skin color: the Semites are white, the Japhetites red, and the Hamites black.
Even before we read the description of Noah's sons in "The Animal Apocalypse" of Enoch, we learn that Cain is also depicted as black--just as Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich testified from her vision, which I discussed in yesterday's post.

The Book of Enoch is a 2nd Century BC pre-Christian book that most Christians were familiar with, as it was extremely influential:
It influenced not only later Jewish apocrypha, but has left its imprint on the New Testament and the works of the early Fathers. The canonical Epistle of St. Jude, in verses 14, 15, explicitly quotes from the Book of Henoch; the citation is found in the Ethiopic version in verses 9 and 4 of the first chapter. There are probable traces of the Henoch literature in other portions of the New Testament.
Passing to the patristic writers, the Book of Henoch enjoyed a high esteem among them, mainly owing to the quotation in Jude. The so-called Epistle of Barnabas twice cites Henoch as Scripture. Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Origen, and even St. Augustine suppose the work to be a genuine one of the patriarch. But in the fourth century the Henoch writings lost credit and ceased to be quoted. After an allusion by an author of the beginning of the ninth century, they disappear from view.
Due to its celebrity in antiquity, no less by the Savior Himself, the work remains relevant in such a discussion as this.

The Curse's Notoriety During Christ's Life

And now it comes down to it.  How can we forget, particularly during the Christmas octave, about The Three Wise Men?  How could it be forgotten that the Three Magi--travelling from far away countries to visit the infant Christ Child--represented the three tribes of men who stemmed from Noah?

The Three Wise Men--Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar--in coming to see the Savior of mankind, serve as a sort of type.  In them, we see the divided Gentiles who were separated in the beginning after the Flood.  They come together once more as the representatives of all of us.  And it was Jesus Christ who was capable of achieving such a reunion.

Among them, according to legend, is an Ethiopian.  This magi, it is said, is presaged in the 67th Psalm: 
Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.  Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth: sing ye to the Lord: Sing ye to God, who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power: Give ye glory to God for Israel, his magnificence, and his power is in the clouds.
And so, the coming together of the Magi was a significant event.  Their reunion gave us all a Christmastime glimmer of a world of men who share the same blood and who are all siblings in the same, single family under Adam and Eve, our first parents.  

As E. Michael Jones would say, the Magi had the wisdom to look at the heavens.  When they saw a Logos in the stars, they conformed their lives to that order.  They had the courage to follow that star to Bethlehem.  They had the intellect, and then the will, to follow the Logos in the sky to the Logos Incarnate.  And when tempted and instructed by Herod to turn in the Savior of Mankind, they refused to cooperate with him, and they turned to go home on a different path.

One day, either in this life or the next, this miracle among the tribes of men will manifest itself once more.  When that day comes, after men have drunken enough of their own blood and when the world tires of being lashed by the whip of punishing angels, men will be brought together one last time before the End.

But until that time, as Lloyd Thompson once said:
"We depend almost entirely on the surviving remarks of a few long-dead people, none of which remarks was made in response to any carefully-worded question put to them by us."