- Feb 28, 2009
Even if he did have any African ancestry, what of it?---The world, history and he, himself, regarded his race as Caucasian, no matter what other "blood" may have flowed through his veins.Are all Black Hebrew Israelites agreed upon this?
Yes, most white folks will deny any Black ancestry....while for some others, it becomes some kinda "badge of honor" to proclaim it, as if to say, "See! I'm not racist/prejudice. I've got some Black in me too."
For this reason, I do agree with "exposing" the lies they tell in their history books, by omission or commission. ---But, in the end, he was a white man born with all the privileges his culture and society afforded him while his country and the rest of Europe raped and pillaged Africa.
See also: Limpieza de sangre
Blue blood is an English idiom recorded since 1834 for noble birth or descent; it is a translation of the Spanish phrase sangre azul, which described the Spanish royal family and other high nobility who claimed to be of Visigothic descent, in contrast to the Moors. It is likely that the idiom originates from ancient and medieval societies of Europe and distinguishes an upper class (whose superficial veins appeared blue through their untanned skin) from a working class of the time. The latter consisted mainly of agricultural peasants who spent most of their time working outdoors and thus had tanned skin, through which superficial veins appear less prominently.
Robert Lacey explains the genesis of the blue blood concept:
However, there has been offered another explanation for the genesis of the blue blood concept. That is the extraordinarily high incidence ofhemophilia among royal families. Not only has hemophilia been called "the Royal Disease", but its origins in the family tree of Queen Victoria apparently spread throughout Europe's monarchies, such that those with the disease were overly protected, did not go out of doors much and their skin appeared bluish. As referenced above, the Spanish nobility of the time were thought to carry the hemophilia line, as Victoria's grand daughter Eugenie married King Alfonso XIII of Spain, which may contradict (or complement) the Lacey explanation.
It was the Spaniards who gave the world the notion that an aristocrat's blood is not red but blue. The Spanish nobility started taking shape around the ninth century in classic military fashion, occupying land as warriors on horseback. They were to continue the process for more than five hundred years, clawing back sections of the peninsula from its Moorish occupiers, and a nobleman demonstrated his pedigree by holding up his sword arm to display the filigree of blue-blooded veins beneath his pale skin—proof that his birth had not been contaminated by the dark-skinned enemy.