The Irish people are "not" white people? How so?

Feb 23 22:15 2005 Joseph T Farkasdi Print This Article

I know this is going to be difficult for you to hear (or it may be meaningless to you), but I ask that you hear me out. Regardless what you may have been taught, Celtic people are no more a part of the white people community than Jews are. In fact, their history as a people is strikingly similar to Jewish history - to include the modern inter-societal problems existing today in both nations. It's been awhile since I've studied Celtic history, so dates wise I'll attempt to be somewhere in the general ball park. But, here is a little of the history. The Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish) are offshoots of African tribal languages. And, before settling in Europe, the Celtic people lived in the Middle East (@ 6 BCE). The Celts were a powerful group of warrior tribes that conquered lands as they moved west toward, first, the Greek empire and then, eventually, Europe. Somewhere around the end of the 4th century BCE, the Celts invaded the Greek empire and originated the country now known as Turkey.

In the Greco-Roman Christian bible the Celts of Turkey were referred to as the Galatians,Guest Posting who the first Christian missionaries (seven centuries later) tried to Christianize very unsuccessfully. The word Galatian in the Christian bible is a very close approximation of what the Celts of Turkey called themselves. Having still yet the nomadic nature, descendants of the Turkish Celts moved on from Turkey and eventually settled in Europe, finally settling in Ireland (@ 350 BCE). It would not be until the fall of Rome and Greece around 5 CE (approximately 900 year later), that the Irish Celts would take an interest in Christian literature. And, if the Irish people had not taken this literary interest, then Christianity would have become an extinct religion. For an understanding of this time period, 9 centuries after the Celtic people had laid claim to the European lands, this is the era where the Anglo-Saxon Germanic tribes (self-declared "white" people) were invading the European continent (and were declaring white supremacy even as far back as this - if you didn't get conquered and slaughtered by them, then you were expected to become absorbed into the "white" culture and give up your ethnic identity - hence, the eventual creation of the term "WASP - white anglo saxon protestant").

By this 5th century CE time period, the Celtic people had already given up their warrior lifestyle for the literary, and were attempting to educate the warrior tribes that were entering their lands. But, far too many Anglo-Saxons were coming into the land and there intent was to conquer rather than be proselytized. These invading tribes learned what the Celts had to teach them very well (thus became proselytized, nevertheless) and, then, used this very teaching for their crusades against Israel, Spain and, ultimately, (being unsuccessful with those campaigns) against Ireland (unfortunately, they devasted the Celts and turned them into slaves). To this very day, the Irish and Scottish people are fighting for their independence from the Anglo-Saxons, and it doesn't help that the Irish are still having inter-tribal conflicts like there ancestors of so many centuries before (protestants versus catholics, this is what they call it now). And, then came the modern plague that nearly wiped out the Gaelic speaking Irish natives of Ireland (@ 19 CE). But, fortunately for the world Celtic culture is on the rebound, the history is being remembered, and the native languages are still being spoken and taught (they now have schools for this purpose in Ireland).

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Joseph T Farkasdi
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