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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

African Anecdote | 2 Jackasses Deny Egypt Is In Africa

This is a true account. Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan went into the Metropolitan Museum in New York where they have a very fine Egyptian Collection. Dr. Ben was greeted by a young lady at the front desk.
Young Lady: Sir, what can I do for you?
Dr. Ben: I would like to visit the African Collection.
Young Lady: Sir, we do not have an African Collection.
Dr. Ben: I meant to say, Egyptian Collection.
Young Lady: Oh yes! We have an Egyptian Collection but the ancient Egyptians were not African.
Dr. Ben: [pulls out a map and shoves it in the girl's face] Young Lady here's a map of Africa and there's Egypt. Wouldn't you say Egypt was in Africa?
Young Lady: I could say so.
Dr. Ben: Do you say so?
Young Lady: No!
Dr. Ben: Young lady you are a jackass.
Young Lady: [became hysterical and hollered for the manager. The manger came running out.]
Manager: What's the trouble?
Young Lady: Mr. Manager this man just called me a jackass.
Manager: [to Dr. Ben] What's the problem?
Dr. Ben: [tells the manager the story and shows the manager the map] Wouldn't you say Egypt is a part of Africa?
Manager: Well you could say so.
Dr. Ben: Do you?
Manager: No!
Dr. Ben: You're also a jackass.

The young lady and the manager both show signs of poisoning:
1. Mental Illness.
2. False Notions.
3. Closed-mindedness.
4. All information points to human origins in Africa.

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