This grotesque-looking creature is the real spirit of Santa Claus unmasked, and he is a demon spirit known in Germany as “Krampus.” This demon (according to folklore), is supposed to be the evil side-kick of Santa Claus himself or his “alter ego.” Krampus’ role is to scare children into being good. All year long children are taught that if they are “naughty” Krampus would come on Christmas with a switch and beat their bottoms. But if they were “nice” then Santa Clause would come and give them toys and treats. The invention of this creature comes from the popular medieval Christmas plays of the tenth through the sixteenth century. These miracle, moral, mystery and passion dramas acted out scenes from the scriptures and the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. Combining humor and religion, they flourished during the fifteenth century. It is significant that St. Nicholas was a dominant theme among these plays. Much of the myth and outlandish miracles of St. Nicholas originated from these dramas. And much of the bizarre characteristics of Santa were planted in these Christmas plays.—Siefker, Phyllis. Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997.
One of the bizarre jobs of St. Nick’s devilish helper was to “gleefully drag sinners to Hell!” On the eve of December 6th, the myth told that this bearded, white-haired old “saint,” clad in a wide mantel, rode through the skies on a white horse (the rider on a white horse in Revelation 6), together with his slave, the swarthy Dark Helper. This reluctant helper had to disperse gifts to good people, but much preferred to threaten them with his broom-like scourge, and, at a sign of his master, would gleefully drag sinners away to a place of eternal suffering—Renterghem, Tony van. When Santa Was a Shaman. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
It is also alarming that Santa’s popular title, “Nick,” is also a common name for “the Devil.” “Old Nick” is a well-known British name for the Devil. “It seems probable that this name is derived from the Dutch Nikken, the devil.”—-Shepard, Leslie A. Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. New York: Gale Research Inc. 1991.
Krampus, the original version of Santa’s Elf in Austria, would punish wrongdoers instead of Elohiym. He would bring the children a “bag of switches/branches” to beat them with. In Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 8:17 we learn more about this particular branch. This branch is a reference to the mistletoe and also to the “abominable branch” in YeshaYaHuW (Isaiah) 14 known as “The King of Babylon” (Nimrod) because he was “cut down” like a tree as his limbs were severed by Noah’s son Shem and they were sent to all the provinces in the land of Shinar—The book of Jasher; The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop; The Antiquities, Josephus.
Considering Santa you cannot miss his “alter ego,” who has followed him like a dark shadow since ancient times. There is a devil, called Percht, Bartl, “KRAMPUS” (the Devil), Knecht Ruprecht, or Rotsohler, accompanying Santa Claus in the European Alps. He shows the pre-Christian origin of this custom as a daemon trabant. We should mention here also another figure: Ruebezahl, who is a German mythical, giant-like person, who is a mixture of Krampus (the Devil) and Santa.”—-Santa’s Origin.
How St. Nicholas became Santa Claus
Nicholas was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 C.E. and later became Bishop of Myra. He died in 345 C.E. on December 6th. He was not canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church until the 1800’s.
Nicholas was among the most senior bishops who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 C.E. and created the New Testament. The text they produced portrayed Jews as “the children of the devil” who sentenced Jesus to death.
In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary in Bari, Italy. There Nicholas supplanted a female boon-giving deity called The Grandmother, or Pasqua Epiphania, who used to fill the children’s stockings with her gifts. The Grandmother was ousted from her shrine at Bari, which became the center of the Nicholas cult. Members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas’ death, December 6.
The Nicholas cult spread north until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans. These groups worshipped a pantheon led by Woden –their chief god and the father of Thor, Balder, and Tiw. Woden had a long, white beard and rode a horse through the heavens one evening each Autumn. When Nicholas merged with Woden, he shed his Mediterranean appearance, grew a beard, mounted a flying horse, rescheduled his flight for December, and donned heavy winter clothing.
In a bid for pagan adherents in Northern Europe, the Catholic Church adopted the Nicholas cult and taught that he did (and they should) distribute gifts on December 25th instead of December 6th.
Umoja Karamu (oo-MOH-jah kah-RAH-moo) is a celebration of unity within the African-American family, community, and nation. Umoja Karamu is a Swahili term meaning “unity feast.” Many African Americans celebrate this day as an alternative to the national Thanksgiving Day holiday. The unity feast may also be observed during Kwanzaa celebrations in late December.
The concept of African and African-American unity is centuries old. But during the 1960s and 1970s, it was a major focus of black nationalists. During the 1980s and 1990s, Afrocentric scholars such as Ishakamusa Barashango, lecturer, author, and founder of Philadelphia’s Temple of the Black Messiah, drew further attention to the theme.
Barashango, who died in 2004, argued that African Americans and black people of the diaspora should reject such European-American holidays as Thanksgiving and concentrate instead on understanding Africa’s culture and values that are the distinctive heritage of black people.
In 1971 Brother Edward Simms Jr. of the Temple of the Black Messiah in Philadelphia developed Umoja Karamu to celebrate the African-American family and home. According to Barashango, Simms defined the purpose of Umoja Karamu as “an effort to inject new meaning and solidarity into the Black Family through ceremony and symbol.”
The date for the holiday, the fourth Sunday of November, was established by the Temple of the Black Messiah in Washington, D.C. African Americans in other cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Chicago, soon followed the example.
The celebration is based on five periods of African-American life, each represented by a color.
Civilization, according to modern definition, is the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced. People, today, often equate things like the modern railroad, tel-LIE-vision or even social media, with progress and with civilization”. Academicians, politicians and social scientists, ascribe human development to advancement in many areas that tend to meet the ever changing standard of civilization, based on what you have materially and what can give you material comfort, as opposed to what gives you intrinsic comfort. What gives you the kind of purpose that satisfies your basic emotional and spiritual needs. Many, whether those practicing reLIEgion or not, have difficulty in explaining what the spirit really means, in a way that encompass, people from all societies, ideologies and view point. So the big headed scientists in the ivory towers of academia, use terms like progress, enlightenment, culture, refinement, sophistication, to fool us into beLIEving that civilization is a measure of what we build, own or posses, instead of what or who we are in relations to nature and natures laws. In the worldview of the west, they and all that they deem admirable are seen as “a higher stage of civilization”, where anything not of western (white) imagery, creation or stamp of approval is deemed primitive and unsophisticated.
Note: interesting enough, one classic example of “civilization” is the acquirement of or increased knowledge. Yet the knowing of things, that can be found in a book(s) or through social media is literally non existent, because the deep extensive knowledge that can inform, from these mediums have been exchanged for superficial ones. Take for instance the word sophisticate: ” Is to make (someone or something) more sophisticated ( redundant here, because sophistication has not been defined). Or a person with much worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture. in the book Sugar Blues, Author William Duffy, details society’s addiction to the most explosive poison in the 20th century. SUGAR!. In the book he mentions also, that the term sophistication came about when peasants, objecting to the nobility’s penchant for sugaring, bread, cakes and adult beverages, would disparagingly call it sophistication….to separate the corrupted nobility from the honest peasants. in other words adding a poisonous ingredient to an already acceptable and purer batch!
Even still, modern sophistication and civilization is the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization. How then is it that current civilization, based on the western model, whether Capitalism, socialism or Communism, can still have massive break down in various societies. Modern western society is now the gold standard for civilized behavior, yet at the same time it exemplify the worst in excess around sex, drugs and all manner of debauchery. In Afrika, as in the Afrikan diaspora, modern civilization, that is considered superior to what many archaeologist and anthropologists have recorded as, materially different ( not worse) and simple, in ancient times, compared to now has failed in adding value to people’s lives outside of materialism. Why has modern/western civilization failed to make much of an inroad into the quality of Life of the lives of the Afrikans?
It seems as if the more we interact with the European, the further we are removed from our natural state. And the further we are removed from our natural state, the less hue-man we have become. Every culture is governed by what is called a paradigm. A paradigm is a a typical example or pattern of something; a model by which we can identify a particular culture. in the beginning there was one culture. The Afrikan culture. The Afrika cultural paradigm was/is about group associations or relationships. In that very sense, what affects one, affects all associated in the group and has a profound effect on ones relationship to ones ancestors and even ones surrounding. Thus in Afrikan culture, laws like the 42 negative confessions, are guidelines that reinforces the Afrikan paradigm model.
As Afrikan population and culture began to grow from its initial size, migration and emigration became a reality through curiosity or necessity. Eventuality those who emigrated or migrated away from the Afrikan physical center, soon attempted to re-integrate physically, but without the same cultural or spiritual overstanding of association, relationships or laws. When the Asiatics, the environmentally created progeny of the emigrated, who were the first to try and re-integrate back into Afrika, found that water and oil don’t mix, they sought then to interfere with the more civilized culture of the Kimityu. This caused numerous wars of conquest, reconquest and further displacements. The next wave of people who tried to reintegrate back into the Afrikan center, but like the first, on their own terms, the Eurasians ( western Asians or Europeans) in the form of the Hyksos, eventually triggered more wars of conquest and reconquest which lead to the kind of soul searching that the original people on the planet never thought they had to deal with.
Lacking the kind of aggressive and violent energy to constantly be at war with the Hyksos and Asiatics, the Afrikans decided to teach the Asians and Eurasians how to associate and relate to others in what is now seen as a fruitless attempt to reintegrate them back into the fold of hue-manity. Unfortunately culture is what you do. It becomes who you are and who you are is dictated by your environment. Like the harsh freezing conditions of the Steppes of Asia or the caves and mountains of the Caucus regions. Modern scientist have stated that negativity, just like positivity is passed down through your DNA and through your sperm and or eggs. They postulated that once reinforced, these traumas become who you are, especially if augmented by additional trauma in your immediate surroundings.
After centuries of invasions, wars, cultural misappropriations and loss of the values that once made Afrika the beacon of light and a lightening rod of jealousy, the children of Afrika was forced into a cultural paradigm not of their choosing and not to their benefit. We thus have developed a disassociated spirit, where the disconnection or separation from who we are as Afrikan has reduced us to a savage like state. A perfect imitation of those we have grown to emulate, yet without the necessary emotional context or even DNA state, to sustain it. The result is an Afrika and an Afrikan diaspora, where vices and violence is barely covered up, or appear to even be of interest to those mostly affected by it.
Rest assured that the same vices and violence that afflict Afrika, came from the mountains of the Caucuses and the Steppes of Asia has similar impact on the lives of those originators of the mindless violence and vices we see today. They however, are acting in their cultural paradigm. individualism, competitiveness and violence as a communication mode.Like the mindless drone like attributes of the Asian group think, and scavenger like interaction with the land and nature of Asia. All these shows they are more comfortable in their paradigm. But we are not, and thus the relating disassociation has lead us to a cognitive imbalance, affecting body, mind and soul. The body, mind and soul are the three things that ALL Afrikans consider interchangeable. Whether they can articulate it or not. Its in the DNA, but is subsumed by the environment of foreign conditioning.
This we come to, is how modern civilization has failed Afrika. Let’s overstand that the cave savage, will be his savage self, because it is his nature. His truest nature. he was the one who divided and destroyed Afrikan culture from without, but before it was destroyed from with out, it had to have already become decayed from within. We allowed lesser beings to interact with us on a level where they stole our cultural birthright. Stole our enlightenment. And stole our values. It was not enough that we taught them how to walk upright. How not to savage each other. We also interbred with them, hoping that our seed could be the balm to their more savage nature.
The main thing that started Afrika on that slippery slop into destruction and eventually regression is the (a) same thing that made us achieve great things. Our compassion. We felt compelled, due to our association with the universe to re-incorporate people, that showed us they are disagreeable to be around. (b) The need for some lesser leaders of integrity to show off to foreigners. Dr. Claude Anderson talks about this in his lecture and book of the same name…inappropriate behaviour. (c) the Two different, yet similar types of Ma’afa’s from the Christians of Europe and the Muslims of Arabia, not only devastated millions of people, but recreated a brand new type of entity on the planet. The kneegrow. Slavery and enslavement was a part of hue-man and savage history and ourstory. However the kind of slavery that was enacted secularly and reLIEgiously against one set of people, the Afrikan, was and still remains a unique experience on the planet. Out of this the modern kneegrow was born. The modern kneegrow is a manufactured being, created in the mind of his oppressor, with the explicit purpose to make the once civilized beings a thing not worth much.
Today, despite what intellectuals, reLIEgious and or academicians state the Afrikan world is less civilized than in pre-colonial Afrika. We may be more sophisticated, however we lack the very thing that was stated, which are demarcations of a high culture. How women, children and the environment is treated. Scientist, social scientist, psychologists…all have mentioned that the an abused will take on the abusers mentality. But not having the personality of the abuser, ends up a more macabre version of the abuser. This is the cognoscente deficiency of the Afrikan man taking on a western social behavior. And this is how and why modern civilization has failed Afrika. The only way we can ever attain equilibrium, is to throw off the inflamed shirt of western civilization and become Afrikan once again. The current path Afrika and Afrikans across the planet are traveling, puts us at a disadvantage, where those who should be our supplicants have become dispensers of our pain, our failures and our eventual destruction.
“Melanin is the black pigment which permits skins to appear other than white (black, brown, red and yellow). Melanin pigment coloration is the norm for the hue-man family. If there are non-white readers who disagree with this presentation of white rejection of the white-skinned self, may I refer you to the literature on the currently developing sun-tanning parlors.”
“Most important, Black males must help one another to understand that they are being led by the dynamic of white supremacy to inflict extreme damage upon themselves, one another and ultimately the Black race. Black males must understand that, contrary to what is said, the war being conducted in urban centers is not against drugs but against Black males- for the purpose of white genetic survival.”
“(It must be realized that no Black males manufacture the chemicals for drug use, nor do any Black males manufacture guns.)”
“The destruction of Black males for the purpose of white genetic survival is the reason behind the ever-increasing disparity between the \ number of Black females entering and graduating from high schools and institutions of higher education compared to the far lesser number of Black males.”
However, it must be understood that high levels of self-respect, will
and determination, without an adequate understanding, analysis and
definition of racism as the oppressing power system, will not be sufficient
to bring the long-sought goal of neutralizing that injustice and establishing
justice and peace for all people. Therefore, it is critical to have a
comprehensive analysis and definition of the opposing force. As a Black
behavioral scientist and practicing general and child psychiatrist, my
current functional definition of racism (white supremacy) is as follows: ,.,
the local and global power system by persons
who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously
determined; this system consists of patterns of perception, logic. symbol
formation. thought, speech, action and emotional response. as conducted
simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics. education,
entertainment,labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war). The ultimate
purpose of the system is to prevent white genetic annihilation on Earth –
a planet in which the overwhelming majority of people are classified as
non-white (black, brown, red and yellow) by white-skinned people. All of
the non-white people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration)
compared to the genetically recessive white-skinned people.
This is a clip from the new film Hidden Colors 3. Tariq Nasheed gives a great break down on how the rules of racism keep changing on us. Black people have been bending over backwards to be accepted by white people. We have done everything possible to be included into the mainstream…….but it never happens. We keep getting denied. I think it’s time to change our way of thinking a bit. The cartoon is somewhat humorous but it still drives home the point very well. I have Hidden Colors 1 and 2 and you should check them both out. I found the to be very educational. Hidden Coors 3 looks to be just as good as the others. I think when it comes to racism,many are still confused. many black people still don’t seem to know how racism operates or the real definition of it. Here are a few definitions that should make it very simple to understand.
White Supremacy — a social, economic, and political system based on the belief that whites are superior to non-whites. (the Foundation).
Racism — the systematic discrimination (the denial of rights and benefits) by whites against non-whites in all areas of human activity: (1) economics, (2) education, (3) entertainment, (4) labor, (5) law, (6) politics, (7) religion, (8) sex, and (9) war. (the Behavior).
Q: Why is it called “Racism/White Supremacy?”
A: Because this describes exactly WHO is practicing racism. For one group to practice racism that group must have MORE POWER than another group. Since whites control ALL the major areas of human activity in America — housing, education, health, entertainment, economics, politics, law, and religion — it is accurate to define all “racism” as “white supremacy.” We must be accurate so the victims of racism do not become confused.
Q: Isn’t all racism the same, regardless of who is practicing it?
A: There is only ONE kind of racism: white supremacy. White people are the only group in America with the POWER to discriminate (deprive or punish other ethnic groups), and the systems and institutions to maintain the imbalance of power.
For example, rich people are more powerful than poor people. Rich people have the POWER to discriminate against poor people by depriving them of income, promotions, jobs, housing, land, justice, and any other rights – if they choose to do so.
In America, whites have the POWER to discriminate against blacks (and other non-whites) by depriving them of income, promotions, jobs, housing, land, justice, and any other rights – if they choose to do so. It doesn’t matter that some whites are poorer than some blacks.
In all things and in all places in America, whites are collectively more powerful than blacks are collectively. This imbalance of (white) power creates the opportunity and the ability to practice racism against non-whites. Racism is not empty rhetoric (words) or mindless emotion. Racism is economic, political, institutional, and systematic POWER. Since whites control all the institutions and systems of power in America, only whites have the power to practice racism.
I got this excerpt from Trojan Pam’s website:http://racismws.com/. Be sure to go check out her blog and buy all of her books. Her books will help you be les confused about the system of racism.