The Descendants of Cush
I read Genesis 9, again, and for the first time, so to speak. For years I've understood the masses in America to say that Ham line of decedents were cursed.
But in fact Noah cursed Cush, the fourth son of Noah who inhabited the land that God gave to Abraham and his decedents known as Israel today. I've also heard that the "evil line of Ham has been destroyed", through God's directive to drive out the inhabitants of the land I suppose.
I don't know and I don't care, but I do know they did not drive them all out and may be the reason they are tormented by so many nations today. I'm just saying I'm not anti-anybody. Anyway, the enlightenment to me is Ca'anan, not ALL, of Ham's sons were cursed by their grandfather.
Being of African/Ethiopian decent this knowledge releases me from the LIES oppressors have used to EXCUSE their treatment of African Slaves in America. Also it is great to know that MY ancestral great grandfather, Cush, was a great man building a nation and cities in antiquity.
As the history is taught by America or Western Civilization Africans born in America begin and end here, not so. It is just so little written in the History books in Public Schools, at least when I attended, that the lack of it gives way to promoting Black Folk as second classed citizens, without hope.
The struggle is to overcome that stereotype that has become a part of the social DNA of America, so to speak. So there is a drive in us Cush-ites as we seek our American Dream that is often misunderstood because of attitudinal stuff that has been out there since the forming of our nation; and I don't expect folk from Shem and Jepheth to get it, just to understand their role in it. That is all.
Yeah, the Tower of Babal event is funny to me too, but yet it speaks to the drive of Cush's people to build and not tear down. And yes, because of it God in his Divine Nature saw fit to give us different languages. God cares about us too and doesn't want us to destroy ourselves by going outside of our boundaries.