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originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
a reply to: Spider879
Not really no.. they call themselves Afrocentrists so that's what I'll call them, normal black people that just enjoy African history or whatever, I'd just call them normal people. Whatever you say you can't deny that there's a huge undercurrent of ideas of racial superiority within the movement of people that choose to refer to themselves as Afrocentrists, magical melanin, the evil scientist Yacub creating white people, all that stuff is peddled by people that call themselves Afrocentrists so that's what I'll call them.
If a majority of Christians are fundamentalists or don't really adhere to the teachings of Jesus, guess what, I'll still call them Christians. Same goes for Muslims, Afrocentrists, Feminists, whatever. Deal with it.
Maybe separating them into moderate or radical Afrocentrists could be an option. Still, these ideas of racial superiority is pretty common among Afrocentrists as I understand it.
This will be my final reply in this matter, it is off topic, if you're offended, deal with it as I don't really care. Sick and tired of people that seem to be actively seeking out things to be offended by. You know what offends me? Racist Afrocentrists without a smidgen of self-distance or awareness of their own racism.
Most African nations are a mess; Lawless, barbaric, dysfunctional, and seem to be beyond repair.
originally posted by: dr1234
I try to avoid judging entire groups of people from the actions of a few members, but it's getting pretty hard. I'm not racist, when I meet an individual from "that part of the world," I don't assume anything negative and judge them on only their own actions. But my overall veiwpoint is summed up nicely in the qoute found in the OP.
"What is this country turning into? Can you imagine people selling human flesh as meat," he added. "Seriously I’m beginning to fear (for me, *look down on* is more appropriate) people in this part of the world."
This is a candid expression of how I feel, it is not meant to inflame, insult, or persuade. I doubt I'm the only person who feels this way, and I think it's important that be able to discuss these sort of things like adults.
These kind of restaurants have to keep a low profile. You won't find them listed in any regular restaurant guides. They depend on word of mouth and personal recommendations to get their customers. It's not that they're afraid of health inspectors but that they know that an outraged public - whipped up by activists and tabloids - could quickly drive them out of business. When it comes to food what most people don't know won't hurt them.
Even more secretive are the handful of restaurants which occasionally serve long pig, or human flesh, to their more adventurous clientele. As in Stanley Ellin's short story, The Speciality of the House (with its succulent speciality, 'lamb Amirstan'), these tend to be special occasions happening only two or three times a year.
Obviously no modern restaurant could get away with serving human meat on a regular basis. A couple of years ago a Chinese restaurant in Brussels was closed down after horrified health inspectors found body-parts belonging to several women in the freezer. Police were forced to admit that such things happen more often than is widely suspected.
More recently, on September 3rd, 1996, bailiffs arrived at the Baalbeck, a Middle Eastern restaurant in the Woluwe-Saint-Lambert suburb of Brussels, to reclaim kitchen equipment that hadn't been paid for. One of the men noticed a hand hanging from a freezer. Police then found the mutilated remains of three women in various kitchen freezers.
In 1999 three men of Lebanese origin were found guilty of torturing and murdering the three women. The men claimed a religious motive. Two of the women were related to the men by marriage. They had supposedly been unfaithful to their husbands, and Islamic justice demanded that the women be punished by slow and painful deaths. The third woman, a 70-year-old Belgian, was a neighbour who had become suspicious about goings-on in the restaurant.