White and Black people are common victims of a false tradition about Africa. There is resistant from white people about the true history, as the truth has been hidden and white people made to believe that they civilised the world. But in this world and with technology nothing can remain hidden forever and therefore, no excuse to be ignorant. Development and civilisation depend on uncovering the truth. It is essential that we unfold the whitewashing of history. As Marcus Garvey quotes, we recognize today in psychology that amnesia is a pathological state of mind; that a people who suffer from a lack of knowledge of themselves and of their history, a lack of knowledge of their creation, are a people who suffer from a loss of identity. “Whoever controls the past controls the future, whoever controls the present controls the past” George Orwell. This means all of your actions are derived from your thought patterns, which are influenced by what you believe to be true- your philosophy. So we need to challenge our beliefs and what we have been taught. It’s not a black and white issue but a people issue.The falsification and propaganda against African history has happened over 200 years and continues to this day. African history is world history. Civilisition and humanity came from Africa. Yet people fail to give respect and acknowledgment to African people. There would not be Greek philosophy without Africans. The philosophy that the Greeks claim and came to know was taught to them by Africans. Now this knowledge has been plagiarism.
Plagiarism shown to be a common practice among the Greek philosophers who borrowed from one another but chiefly from Pythagoras who obtained his ideas from the Egyptians. All the so called Greek philosophers were thought by Egyptians. For instance, Pythagoras after receiving his training in Egypt, returned to his native island, Samos, where he established his order for a short time, after which he migrated to Croton (540 B.C.) in Southern Italy. Consequently, history makes it clear that the surrounding neighbors of Egypt had all become familiar with the teachings of Egyptian Mysteries many centuries before the Athenians, who in 399 B.C. sentenced Socrates to death (Zeller’s Hist. of Phil., p. 112; 127; 170–172) and subsequently caused Plato and Aristotle to flee for their lives from Athens, because philosophy was something foreign and unknown to them. The doctrine of the Atom by Democritus is traced to its Egyptian origin, as well as his large number of books.The doctrines of Plato are traced to their Egyptian origin, as he taught nothing new. Magic is shown to be the key to the interpretation of ancient religion and philosophy.
As one attempts to read the history of Greek philosophy, one discovers a complete absence of essential information concerning the early life and training of the so-called Greek philosophers (Thales to Aristotle” George G. M. James).
The dishonesty in the movement of the publication of a Greek philosophy, becomes very glaring, when we refer to the fact, purposely that by calling the theorem of the Square on the Hypotenuse, the Pythagorean theorem, it has concealed the truth for centuries from the world, who ought to know that the Egyptians taught the Greeks, what mathematics they knew (‘Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy’, George G. M. James).
This contribution to civilization was really and truly made by the Egyptians and the African continent, but not by the Greeks or the European continent. We sometimes wonder why the people of African descent find themselves in such a social plight as they do, but the answer is plain enough. “Had it not been for this drama of Greek philosophy and its actors, the African continent would have had a different reputation, and would have enjoyed a status of respect among the nations of the world”. Lets continue to discover the truth.Great book to read regarding this topic is; ‘Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy’ by George G. M. James, Ph.D.