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The Ebsdorf Map is a map of the world, but from the Middle Ages, which is interesting because it showed the structure of the world as medieval people saw it.

A few things to notice:

  • Jerusalem is at the center of the world
  • The earth is divided into three parts, just like the Classical Greek view
  • Africa is circular. Come to think of it, nothing about Africa is even close to right: from magical animals like the manticores and mirmicaleons (what the hell is that?) to Meroe, the land of midgets that ride crocodiles. Don’t forget the dog-headed men, the people with four feet, and cave-dwelling giants.
  • The Garden of the Hesperides is in Africa, marked by a winged serpent guardian
  • The location of the Garden of Eden is marked, watered by 11 rivers
  • Up around the Caucasus, you can see the homeland of the terrible cannibal giants Gog and Magog
  • If you look in Northern Asia, you can see where the mapmakers wrote in the homeland of the Amazon Women
  • Colchis, the city on the Black Sea that was the legendary home of the Quest for the Golden Fleece, is clearly marked
  • In Israel, you can see the Tower of Babel and Mt. Ararat, where Noah’s ark landed
  • Mostly the map of Europe is right, but it’s fascinating to see things like ant-dogs on the map, to say nothing of the total absence of anything like Switzerland.
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So I just saw this on another post and it infuriated me. Insanely. There was a comment on the other post with @LesliFrye’s cell phone number and I didn’t want her to have more harassment than needed..BUT I did send her a little message and this is what it says:

“Hi! Lesli, I’m assuming? I’m not 100% sure if this is you. I was just made aware of a lovely tweet that you posted not long ago regarding the racial stereotyping of whites vs blacks because of the Ferguson ordeal. You said "I don’t feel sorry for black people. If you hate us so much GO BACH TO AFRICA. we should have never bought you.” Okay well, first let me make light of a few things for you darlin, the term “black people” is inherently wrong on a level I can’t even begin to try and explain to you. No one on earth has so dark of a complexion that they are void of color, void of light, and plain ole “black.” No one on earth is white either, for the same reason. You do know that Jesus wasn’t white, right? You know that it says he’s got hair like lamb’s wool and tan skin, correct? He was Middle Eastern. It is assumed by scholars that the Garden of Eden is located in Africa. So that means that Adam and Eve were Africans. They were dark complexion. Now of course, this is only if YOU, yourself, are Christian and believe what it says in the good and mighty book.

Now you may be wondering, “what does this have to do with anything?” Well, darlin, if it is true and it is fact that Adam and Eve were African, then would you not agree that God had made man and woman to be of color in the beginning? Would you not agree that God made Jesus a Middle Eastern man with hair like lamb’s wool because he was of color? Where do white folks come into this factor? All I’m saying so far is that if “black people” were created first in the grand scheme of things then “white people” came second. So instead of saying “[white people] should have never bought [black people]”, why don’t you say that “God made black people first so maybe I should sit the fuck down.”?

I apologize for that last statement. But here’s the thing Lesli, I have got no shame in being who I am. I am biracial. Do you know what that means? It means that I am of two races, two skin colors combined into one. I am of “black people” and “white people”. I share both sides of the stereotypes. All I care to inform you of is, maybe you should fact check. Maybe you should think about what kind of children you want to raise. Maybe you should project yourself into the future when [maybe] civil rights is into play, you’ll be remembered as the girl who told “black people” born in America to go “BACH” to Africa. You’ll be hated. You’ll be spat on. You’ll be rejected. Racism is already unacceptable. It exists everywhere. But I am trying, and trying, and trying to think of a massive amount of “white people” who were lynched, hung, shot as innocent civilians accused of shoplifting, raped, beaten, murdered, ENSLAVED, all because they were of a different color. Can you name any for me? If you can name any exceeding the billions and billions of “black” victims then I won’t post this to the Internet. No promises though.”

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