Many people may not realize that the origin of “Yes We Can!” President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, was a direct translation of rallying cries of the farm workers movement led by César E. Chávez, founder of the United Farm Workers, an organization devoted to defending the rights of farmhands and field workers across the country.
The extraordinarily high percentage of blood group O in “ancient” or otherwise isolated populations also testifies to its great age. (6) Even though the early migrations dispersed the gene for group O blood throughout the world, there are some extraordinary examples of “old” populations existing in our world today. Because of their geographic locations, these societies have remained isolated from interaction with other populations. If A, B and O had developed simultaneously, the isolated population groups would have had all of them. But these “old societies” are group O because genes for the later blood groups never had the opportunity to enter into their populations. They have remained unchanged.
Native Americans are another example of the "old peoples" existing in our world today. It has often been asserted that all full-blooded American Indians are group O, and recent studies on largely intermingled Amerindian populations show a very high (sixty-seven to eighty percent) predominance of O, indicating that their migration from Asia to Alaska was probably much earlier than previously believed.(7,8) Their high rate of blood group O suggests that the Amerindians and Eskimos are directly descended from Cro-Magnon ancestors, probably Mongolians, who migrated around 15,000 B.C. to the Americas.
The team’s work follows up on earlier studies by several of its members who found a unique variant an allele of a genetic marker in the DNA of modern-day Native American people. Dubbed the "9-repeat allele," the variant which does not have a biological function, occurred in all of the 41 populations that they sampled from Alaska to the southern tip of Chile, as well as in Inuit from Greenland and the Chukchi and Koryak people native to the Asian western side of the Bering Strait. Yet this allele was absent in all 54 of the Eurasian, African and Oceanian groups the team sampled.
All of the Chicano studies professors present at this lecture refused to defend our people. The Mexica Movement was the only organization at the LACMA Olmec exhibition to defend our people and to confront this racist attack by Afrocentrics. Let study of the truth be the only truth, not fantasies or fraud or racism.
January 23, 2011
Let No One Steal From Us What Is The Heart of Our Heritage.
This defense of our Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) heritage is not meant to bash Africans, but to point to facts, to discourage Afrocentrics from desecrating our heritage, to stop them from making false and racist allegations as to the origins of our civilizations.
The African descent community is damaged by slavery and colonialism, by ignorance and white supremacy. We too are damaged in those very same ways as a Nican Tlaca people.
There is no need for African descent people to steal from us our pride so that they can lay claim to our pride and our lands, but that is what the racist Afrocentrics are doing when they promote the ignorant, unscientific, fabricated and delusional Olmec African origins of our people and our civilizations.
Olmec Civilization is the very heart of who we are as a people and as a civilization. We will not allow white supremacists, Afrocentric racists, or anyone to debase, distort, or to steal from us our heritage.
This defense of our people is in response to the racist attacks on our heritage during the Olmec exhibit and lectures at LACMA November 5th and 6th of 2010.
More to the point: Afrocentric racists, thinking that they are superior to us, are forcing a discussion on our rights to our heritage by claiming our Olmec civilization as an African civilization. This is like the white supremacist discussion on our rights to our lands, to our continent, based on the fraudulent Kennewick Man that has been documented to have no basis of European origins.
These two racist concepts, fabricated from wishful thinking, are pretty much like the ignorant “debate” on whether evolution is real, or the debate which is the purely racist notion that questions whether all of the races of humanity are equal in intelligence.
Ignorant, racist, or stupid ideas like these that question proven facts are usually promoted by people who have not studied the subject and who INSIST on NOT letting facts, truth, logic, or evidence stop them from presenting their “opinions” against evolution or the equality of intelligence in the human race.
The evidence is all in on evolution and on the equality of intelligence in human beings, and on the issue of our Olmec civilization having its origins here and not coming from Africa. You would think that would be the end of that. But again, facts, science, evidence, logic, and common sense don’t stop the “Olmecs were African” promoters, not anymore than the “no evolution” and “whites are superior” people.
The problem has to do with the constant publishing of “They Came Before Columbus”, a book that has been debunked, like the “Mayans were people from outer space” nonsense that Von Daniken promoted in “Chariots of the Gods” in the 60’s and 70’s. And then there was further attacks on our people’s intelligence with “Aztecs were from Atlantis”, The Ten Tribes of Israel founded all the civilizations of “the Indians” (referring to us, they still haven’t figured out that Columbus never reached India). People still insist on calling us Indians. They will NOT let facts get in the way with what they have been told in the schools of white supremacy. Indians are the people of India.
Another face of the many debasings of our heritage is the Carlos Castañeda books which were all proven a fraud. It was in Time Magazine, newspapers around the world. Castañeda made a public apology and confessed his frauds. He confessed after a book was printed showing in detail the fraud of all of the Castañeda books. You would think that that would be the end of that. The problems is that the book proving Castañeda a fraud is out of print, but the Castañeda books are still selling in the millions with people believing every lie to be the truth. New Age desecrations of our theology and culture have been the result of Castañeda’s fraud. He is now dead, but his lies live on as “New Age” because people are ignorant of the fraud he perpetrated.
With Ivan Van Sertima’s book “They Came Before Columbus” we have a similar problem. This “debate” as it is being called, has an endless list of nonsensical and pseudoscience lies and frauds behind it. But let’s just cut to the chase without taking on the lies one by one. Let’s just use logic.
If West Africans were so great to have taught us civilization, where in west or central or south Africa did they do such great things as our civilizations in B.C. times? There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in B.C. times of any civilization in those areas. For us on our continent we had Supe/Caral (3500 B.C.), Olmec (2300-1800 B.C. beginnings), Zapotec (600 B.C.), Maya (600 B.C.), Teotihuacan (100 B.C). There is ZERO evidence of anything even remotely resembling our civilizations in Africa in B.C times, there were NO CIVILIZATIONS in west-central-south Africa in B.C times.