9 Things Blacks Never Invented

African Mud Village
Every February, Americans are forced to endure an entire month of references to Afroethnic culture, historical figures, and liberators. No doubt many believe that those of African descent need their own month to explore a dense and successful history.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Ironically, February is the shortest month of the year, and Afroethnics have the shortest and most uneventful history of any ethnic group.

Take a moment and ask yourself a simple question: can I name a single contribution any person of African descent has given to humanity as a whole? Try to think of any invention, political system, religion, language, or innovation.

Without consulting a search engine, you most likely cannot think of anything. The most common answer is “George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.”

Ok, let us pretend peanut better wasn’t actually invented by a European Canadian in 1884, [1] could it really be possible that the contributions of Afroethnics over the course of 5,000 years of human history amount to a pasty version of a nut an inordinate number of people happen to be allergic to?

Besides a select few obscure and largely irrelevant things, the African people have added nothing to the progress of mankind.

One can hear a cry of protest erupting: “What about Martin Luther King!?” Reply: MLK did nothing for humanity as a whole. He only benefited the situation of his fellow African Americans. King nagged, and got a lot of people thrown into prison, until European Americans in Washington D.C. decided to let African Americans live with Caucasians.

If anyone has been to downtown Montgomery, Alabama lately they know what African American liberation has cost that great American city (i.e. urban decay, empty store fronts, and debilitating crime rates).

WHAT AFROETHNICS HAVE NEVER DONE

Because sub-Saharan ethnic groups have so little history, and so few accomplishments to their credit, it is necessary to describe their past by what they never did. They must be defined in the negative. This is the only way to communicate their history.

There are nine basic innovations African peoples never developed on their own.

(1) No Afroethnic society ever created a written language. [2]

Some say, “there is no African history.” [3] The saying is correct because no African people group ever developed writing. They could not record the events they experienced.

The history of sub-Saharan Africa began only when European explorers began documenting their encounters with African natives. Today, African governments use written language systems created for them by Euroethnics who needed a way to rule them in the aftermath of colonial conquest.

(2) No Afroethnic society ever created a non-animistic religion.

The “religion” of Africa is animism. Animism, however, is not a religion in the traditional understanding of the word. Africans have simply never escaped the human toddler’s assumption that all things are like themselves. For example, Africans believe mud, rocks, and clouds all have spirits.

All human toddlers are animistic, [4] African “religion,” then, is simply a way of saying the Afroethnic mind never metaphysically matured out of the toddler state.

(3) No Afroethnic society ever developed a form of government besides primitive chiefdoms and big man arrangements. [5]

There are no great sub-Saharan African dynasties or complex rights based political systems because power in Africa was always based on brute force and strong men.

Some modern historians talk about African “empires,” but these were backward states mostly unworthy of sharing the same definition as the likes of the Roman or British Empires.

(4) No Afroethnic society ever invented the wheel. [6]

It seems astounding, but Africans never invented the wheel. Today, the invention of the wheel is mockingly alluded to in comic strips and illustrations, and the wheel inventor is often portrayed as a cave man or Neanderthal. By our own societies' admission, Africans seem lower than cave dwellers.

(5) No Afroethnic society never domesticated animals. [7]

Despite Africa abounding with cattle and large grazing herbivores, Africans never domesticated animals on their own.

While 3,000 years ago the Biblical patriarchs were wandering with herds of camels, sheep, and goats, Africans were chasing water buffalo with stone spears not having the slightest idea they could tame such creatures.

(6) No Afroethnic society ever grew crops. [2]

The people of Africa never invented agriculture. They never learned how to domesticate vegetation for food. Africans only learned of rudimentary agriculture after they encountered Christian and Islamic people.

(7) No Afroethnic society invented any kind of calendar or date system. [2]

They literally lived without the concept of time.

(8) No Afroethnic society ever constructed a two story building. [2]

Before Europeans arrived, no structure built in southern Africa stood above one story. It has furthermore been speculated they never built a non-mud structure (even beavers build mud dwellings). [8]

(9) No Afroethnic organization ever explored outside sub-Saharan Africa, or created a sea worthy ship. [2]

While some Africans were captured and dragged off by Arabian and European slave traders, there was never any free exploration carried out by sub-Saharans.

While the tiny Norse nations were establishing colonies around the globe in modern day America by the year A.D. 1000, [9] no group of Africans ever made it to Madagascar.

IN COMPARISON

The African people’s embarrassing history can be directly contrasted with the history of Europeans.

Caucasian people have almost literally been the originators of everything: the computer, the airplane, the gun, republicanism, the telephone, the light bulb, cars, the scientific method, nuclear power, the piano. From among us sprung Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and, at the very least, we had a leading role in the early years of Buddhism.

During the nineteenth century, Europeans conquered virtually the entire globe. Our works of philosophy, our system of laws, our economic theories now underlie the entire world system. Even Euroethnic clothing fashion is now universally accepted as standard. The English, Spanish, and French languages are spoken around the world.

Euroethnics charted and explored the entire globe. Without us the world would know nothing of the ancient civilizations we unearthed and studied for modern understanding. The Western Canon of literature surpasses all other traditions; indeed, a composition of the writings of every other people group on earth is not comparable to the wisdom of the West. Our paintings are powerful, vivid, and realistic. Our sculptures appear to be alive. Our architecture consists of the most magnificent structures dreamed by the human mind: towers that soar into the clouds, the majesty of the Gothic cathedrals, domes that seem to defy the laws of gravity. While other world peoples worshiped the moon, Euroethnics conquered it and planted our flag in its soil.

No matter how much one denies it, the history of man is Caucasian history: our victories, our failures, our aspirations, our fears, and our meaning. Indeed, the concept of history having a meaning at all was itself conceived first by Euroethnics.

CONCLUSION

Civilization is defined as: “a form of human culture in which many people live in urban centers, have mastered the art of smelting metals, and have developed a method of writing.” [10]

By this definition, there has never been any organic Afroethnic civilization. All modern accomplishments in Africa resulted from exposure to Europeans and Mediterraneans.

To this present day, despite intensive archeological excavations in Africa, no great Afroethnic accomplishments have been discovered.

What kind of culture can an ethnic group really possess without a religion, writing system, or technology? Civilization implies people wear something other than animal skins and live in more than dirt huts.

As President Richard Nixon (allegedly) said: “The black race is the only race which has never founded a civilization.”

Without having established a civilization, what kind of history do Afrothnics really have? Answer: a short one.


NOTES

[1] "A Canadian History of Peanut Butter." Peanut Bureau of Canada. 2015. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.peanutbureau.ca/media-resources/news/229-a-canadian-history-of-peanut-butter.html.
EXCERPT: "Did you know that Canada has a peanut butter claim to fame? Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal was the first person to patent modern peanut butter for peanut candy. Issued in 1884 by the United States government, Edson patented the finished product in the process of milling roasted peanuts. His patent is based on the preparation of a peanut paste as an intermediate to the production of the modern product we know as peanut butter."

[2] Taylor, Jared. "Race Differences in Intelligence." American Renaissance. August, 2012. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.amren.com/features/2012/08/race-differences-in-intelligence/.

[3] Quote from a Hugh Trevor-Roper University of Sussex lecture in October, 1963.
EXCERPT: “It is fashionable to speak today as if European history were devalued: as if historians, in the past, have paid too much attention to it; and as if, nowadays, we should pay less. Undergraduates, seduced, as always, by the changing breath of journalistic fashion, demand that they should be taught the history of black Africa. Perhaps, in the future, there will be some African history to teach. But at present there is none, or very little: there is only the history of the Europeans in Africa. The rest is largely darkness, like the history of pre-European, pre-Columbian America. And darkness is not a subject for history” (from a book printed in 1965).

[4] Miller, Susan, Ellen Booth Church, and Carla Poole. "Ages & Stages: How Children Use Magical Thinking." Scholastic. 2015. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/ages-stages-how-children-use-magical-thinking.

[5] Watson, Corey. "Breaking the Cycle of Big Man Rule in Africa." Portland State University. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.pdx.edu/honors/sites/www.pdx.edu.honors/files/Watson.pdf.

[6] Lamprecht, Jan. "Black Africans: Their Own Worst Disaster." The African Executive. 2002. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.africanexecutive.com/modules/magazine/articles.php?article=277.
EXCERPT: "Africans never invented the wheel. Most Africans were not even settled in cities. Their primitive agriculture could not sustain them for long and so they were migratory. The ownership of land, as defined in modern Western society had little meaning to the blacks of those days."

[7] Diamond, Jared. Arizona State University. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://alliance.la.asu.edu/temporary/fogel/FogelDiamondGunsKey.pdf.

[8] Some have suggested that the stone structure known as “Great Zimbabwe” was built by sub-Saharen Africans. However, the majority of evidence suggests it was constructed as a trading post by an outside seafaring people. As far as this author knows, Great Zimbabwe and its associated encampments are the only instances of stone construction in sub-Saharan Africa.

[9] "Exploration of North America." History Channel. 2009. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/exploration-of-north-america.
EXCERPT: "The story of North American exploration spans an entire millennium andinvolves a wide array of European powers and uniquely American characters. It began with the Vikings’ brief stint in Newfoundland circa 1000 A.D. and continued through England’s colonization of the Atlantic coast in the 17th century, which laid the foundation for the United States of America."

[10] The History Guide. Accessed December 7, 2015. http://historyguide.org/ancient/lecture1b.html.