The congenital enemies of The Almighty have always looked upon all mankind as zoo critters (their term is “goyim”)… And The Almighty has always referred to them in scripture using animals as symbols… —Editor
Matthew 12:34 (NLT)
… You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say…
Jude 1:19 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)
… These are those who distinguish the animal nature, because they do not have The Spirit…
II Peter 2:12 (NIV)
… But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish…
I Thessalonians 2:15 (ESV) “They” hate God and all mankind (not just a part)… They only love other critters like themselves… —Editor
… who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind…
Link to article with the photo above…
Human Zoos at the Turn of the 20th Century
By Lisa Wade, PhD, Oct 15, 2012, at 11:00 am
During a dark period of world history, intellectuals pondered where to draw the line between human and animal. They arrayed humans hierarchically, from the lightest to the darkest skin. Believing that Africans were ape-like, they weren’t sure whether to include apes as human, or Africans as apes.
One artifact of this thinking was the “human zoo.” Kidnapped from their homes at the end of the 19th century and into the next, hundreds of indigenous people were put on display for white Westerners to view. ”Often they were displayed in villages built in zoos specifically for the show,” according to a Spiegel Online sent in by Katrin, “but they were also made to perform on stage for the amusement of a paying public.” Many died quickly, being exposed to diseases foreign to them.
This group of captives is from Sri Lanka (called Ceylon at the time): (photo at link)
This photograph commemorates a show called “Les Indes,” featuring captives from India: (photo at link)
These captives are from Oromo in Ethiopia: (photo at link)
A German named Carl Hagenbeck was among the more famous men involved in human zoos. He would go on expeditions in foreign countries and bring back both animals and people for European collections. In his memoirs, he spoke of his involvement with pride, writing: “it was my privilege to be the first in the civilized world to present these shows of different races.”
The zoo in Hamburg still bears his name.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Romans 9:22 (ESV) “What if” indeed…
… What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction…
Luke 19:27 (NLT) The Jesus that most of you do not know… (and do not wish to know)…
… And as for these enemies of mine who didn’t want me to be their king–bring them in and execute them right here in front of me…