I’m going to briefly discuss Drake Shelton’s rationalization for white supremacy. Why should I waste my time on a fruitloop like Drake? Because he’s a noisy Clarkian Scripturalist.
BTW, I wonder what fellow Clarkian Scripturalists like Vincent Cheung and Daniel Chew make of his position on race.
Now to the white supremacy thing. It depends what one means.
I do believe their is one human genus but three primary races: That of Shem, that of Japheth and that of Ham. God sovereignly had these three men born with their disticnt ethnic characteristics. The black Hamites with their clear physical superiority. The white Japhethites and Shemites with their clear mental superiorities. Each with their own distinct beauty, strengths and weaknesses. How these could have come about by climate change I will leave to the dark places of your mind Steve. The blacks have never built an empire or advanced civilization and if one simply looks at an anthology of black writers vs. white writers, the comparison is alarming. Clearly the white Japhethites have built the greatest civilizations and invented all of the fundamental parts of modern civilization. The blacks were selected by the early African slave traders to do be slaves specifically because they were the only group of people that could withstand all of the physical hardships of slavery and not fall into despair (See William O. Blake, Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern pages 95-96). So the idea that the differences between the races is only the color of their skin is ignorant Neoplatonic, monadic, rubbish
i) A basic internal problem with Drake’s Confederate eisegesis is that Gen 10 identifies Egyptians, Babylonians, and Assyrians as Hamites. For more background:
If (arguendo) we combine this with Drake’s claim that blacks are Hamites, that would mean blacks founded the great urban civilizations of the ANE. Hence his argument self-destructs.
So Drake has backed himself into a dilemma. If, on the one hand, he identifies blacks with Hamites, he must admit that blacks were the founders of ancient Near Eastern civilization. If, on the other hand, he denies the identification to avoid that implication, then he can’t invoke the curse of Ham over blacks.
ii) The Table of Nations (Gen 10) doesn’t attempt to address race or ethnicity in general. Rather, the scope of the document is confined to Israel’s neighbors. To the known world, taking the ANE as the frame of reference. That’s why it doesn’t cover East Indians, Chinese, sub-Saharan Africans, &c.
iii) Drake doesn’t bother to explain why physical differences between one race and another can’t be climatic adaptations.
iv) Races don’t invent anything. Gifted individuals are inventors.
v) Likewise, some “white” nations have made far greater contributions to the arts and sciences than other “white” nations. So it’s hard to make race the differential factor.
vi) The Bible is indifferent to interracial marriage, per se. Interracial marriage is only a Biblical issue when that coincides with interfaith marriage.
I believe that the most evil men in the world are white and the most righteous men in the world are white.
That’s simply heretical. One’s moral character is the result of common grace, special grace, and sin–not race or ethnicity.