Northland10 wrote:Vee wrote:I don't mean to sound completely ignorant (maybe I am) and definitely not racist. But how can a person be a black Israelite?
Some background might help. Most of the SovCit ideology is derived from a merging of the ideas of tax protesters and Christian Identity (CI) adherents in the 1960s and 1970s. This came together in the Christian Identity-based Posse Comitatus movements of the 1970s and 1980s. A major stream in CI derives from British Israelism and claims that they are the true lost tribe Israel, the chosen ones. To them, Jews are Satanic offspring of Eve and the serpent and non-whites are mud people. Obviously, this makes it rather odd for African-American to follow an ideology that considers them to be less than human.
From what I can tell, the Moorish claim makes them the "chosen ones" of Israel, just as the CI adherents had considered themselves to be the chosen ones. It is a convenient adaptation of a made up legal theory that also places them, in their mind, in a position higher than government authority.
Yesh! And for actual, non-sov-cit, black Israelites, google Beta Israel.