H2N: Many Hands, Same Author?

Updated to add a comment:

I read “Hebrews to Negroes.” The book is completely nonsensical. It does not offer real history or real hope. I have every respect for people no matter what their skin looks like and can offer examples of racism and empowerment without having to produce a book written by a physician’s assistant with no education in Biblical studies. I signed the American Jewish Committee (AJC) petition to have it removed from Amazon.

Stop taking people’s money and offering them “hopium.” Stop sowing discord and then saying you oppose bigotry. Stop confusing megastars who are being controlled and exploited and then trying to run from the ensuing antisemitism you caused. There is now a movement called “#freekanyeandkyrie.” There is Jew-hating graffiti. There were already synagogues being torched. We are in the middle of an onslaught. Words matter.

In any case, the book’s cover is a clenched fist. This collection of screenshots shows the clenched fist as a symbol of political revolution. It includes everything from Communism to Jewish Radical Nationalism to Feminism to anti-Trumpism and more.

We know that the government infiltrates organic movements like these and recruits confidential human informants.

When so many seemingly diverse voices use the same image, I ask myself what the common thread is behind that image.

I do not have the answer to that question in this case, but am suspicious whenever someone seems to “come out of nowhere” and start a “movement.”

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BLUF: My thesis is that this book is some combination of the following.

  1. Deliberately made-up nonsense to grift off of the black community.
  2. Written by someone well-intentioned but not well.
  3. Underwritten, supported or enabled by someone with nefarious aims.

About the Logo

Where have we seen this before?

“This painting by Honoré Daumier of the French Revolution of 1848 includes a possible early example of a “political clenched fist,” according to curator Francesca Seravalle.” (Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist#/media/File:Honore_Daumier_The_Uprising.jpg)
“This 1912 poster by Mihály Bíró uses the fist as a symbol of the collective power of the massed workers from whom it rises.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist#/media/File:Munk%C3%A1sok!_Polgarok!.jpg

“One 1936 poster from the communist-aligned Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSUC) depicts four fists raised in front of a Soviet flag.” (Fox news)

“Serbian Otpor symbol of the movement, which ousted Milosevic in Serbia and who subsequently became a model for all student revolutionary movements worldwide, it is characterized by the use of internet and wear long-term system in place.” By Le serbe, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist#/media/File:Otpor-serbian.jpg (Creative Commons)
George Floyd Protest, 2020, by Rhododendrites (Creative Commons) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Floyd_protest_in_Grand_Army_Plaza_June_7_(73353).jpg#/media/File:George_Floyd_protest_in_Grand_Army_Plaza_June_7_(73353).jpg
Ron Dalton’s website, “The Negro Network”
“Hebrews to Negroes,” Ronald Dalton, Jr., 2018
Rabbi Meir Kahane, “The Ideology of Kach: the Authentic Jewish Idea,” (1990) the successor movement to JDL, established to expel Arabs from Israel.
Logo of the Jewish Defense League founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1968 to fight black antisemitism.
Kach/Kahane Chai (Lives) flag by R-41 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist#/media/File:Flag_of_Kach_and_Kahane_Chai.svg
Logo of the Iranian terrorist party Hezbollah, whose mission is the destruction of Israel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah#/media/File:Logo_of_the_Hezbollah.svg
Black Lives Matter flag
Palestinian “resistance” fist
Women’s March 2017 logo #1
Women’s March 2017 logo #2
https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/ATD%20PIO/Smart%20Mobility/Pride%20Flag%20Update%2005.26.22.pdf

https://wheepride.com/d/gay-pride-flag-raised-fist-resist/all/1496681058.html

Hand symbol “Resistance” flag anti-Trump

About the Book

10/27/2022 – Basketball star Kyrie Irving tweets a link to the movie Hebrews to Negroes. Irving’s tweet and the ensuing firestorm occurred roughly three weeks after Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, made negative remarks about Jewish people and the control they exert over him in Hollywood.

While it may seem on the surface that the two situations are the same, because the Jewish establishment protested strongly and effectively against both Kanye and Kyrie, there are important differences between the two situations. Let’s start with the similarities: Neither Ye or Kyrie is a known antisemite* and both got in trouble for a social media statement referring (however obliquely) to the theory that Black people are the true Jews, and today’s Jews are somehow imposters.

The key difference however is that Kyrie was solely punished for tweeting a link to a movie, whereas Kanye shared his own personal experience, albeit in a bigoted way. It turned out that the man who allegedly had him drugged, at least once, had studied at the Canadian equivalent of the Department of Defense, at an MKULTRA-linked military research facility. (Obviously Jews do not control Canada’s DoD.) Also, whereas Ye repeatedly doubled down on his remarks, Kyrie apologized, albeit after being suspended.

For his part, the author of the book/movie (Facebook | website) issued a press statement on November 6, 2022, disavowing all forms of hate, although the statement makes little sense because it exempts the author as a “Shemite” from being liable for his own hatred.

I vehemently reject and condemn any forms of prejudice or hatred…and the misuse of the term ‘Anti-Semitism.’ The ‘African Diaspora’ that was sent to the Americas and the Caribbean via the Transatlantic Slave Trade are ‘ethnically’ the Israelites of the Bible, from the lineage of Shem. Therefore, myself or anyone today who is a descendant of Shem’s five sons cannot be ‘Anti-Semitic’.”

https://thenegronetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Press-Release-Ron-Dalton-1.pdf

Further, the author claims to disavow antisemitism, but in an interview a little over a week ago he stated that the Jews of today are not actually Jews. It is hard to imagine a statement more antisemitic than the usurpation of our very identity.

“It needs to be understood in black people in general is that we are the Israelites, we are God’s chosen people…if we are of the Israelites of the Bible then who are the people today that are saying that they’re the Israelites or they’re the Jews?

– Ron Dalton, Jr., author, “Hebrews to Negroes,” October 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvUEmWnRRIM, timestamp 18:02

The book, written by a physician assistant with no formal education in Biblical studies, is the equivalent of junk food. It’s meant to speak to the self-esteem of the black community, but ultimately it rots your teeth. (There are 3 volumes of this plus a movie.)

Dalton writes: “At the age of 13, in a Pentecostal storefront church on the East Side of Detroit called ‘Refuge Apostolic Faith Church’ I received the gift the Holy Spirit.” He went on to publish his book five years later, then the movie, then to post a GoFundMe for a “H2N Africa Mission Fund” (https://archive.ph/ncOk6) in 2021 with a goal of raising $100,000 to “provide the financial means to get myself and my family to Africa, so that together with other trusted Hebrew leaders, we can start to build ‘Self Sustainable Communities’ for ALL of Yah’s Chosen people who are ready to prepare for another ‘Wilderness’ during the Earths time of Tribulation.'”

The 2019 film had a decidedly antisemitic poster visually depicting two clothed Hasidim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) flanking a black man with his head bowed forward.

The ADL shared a 2018 promotional poster for the book Hebrews to Negroes.

– Ron Dalton, Jr., author, “Hebrews to Negroes,” October 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvUEmWnRRIM, timestamp 18:02

The book is not just inaccurate…it makes no sense at all. I can’t even get through five pages.

  1. Location 334 – Black people are not automatically considered Gentiles. In the Bible, the word “Goyim” means “nations of the world” and refers to anyone who is not Jewish. In Biblical times this also meant someone who did not believe in God but rather served false gods, idols, Moloch, etc.
  2. Location 592 – The United Nations is not “Jewish controlled.” Most of its resolutions are anti-Israel.
  3. Location 592 – Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, did not seek to “kick all the Africans out” of Uganda. Britain offered a portion of Kenya to the Jewish people as a temporary refuge.
  4. Location 601 – The “Khazar European Jews” were not “descendants of Japheth.” Khazaria converted to Judaism after a public debate between the different religions. What happened to this community is a subject of much discussion, but the evidence is genetic and overwhelming that modern Jews are for the most part not descended from Khazarians.
  5. Location 601 – The land of Canaan was inhabited not by Shemites but by the children of Ham.

What is true:

  1. Shem was one of Noah’s sons, along with Ham and Japheth. Ham was black, and much has been written about the racism surrounding this discussion, i.e. that black people were somehow given Africa and then punished with slavery.
  2. Jews have a long history in Africa.
  3. There is an African tribe called the Igbo which practices Judaism.
  4. Moses’ wife was African.
  5. It is likely that there are African tribes among the Ten Tribes of Israel.
  6. Israel has rescued Ethiopian Jews.
  7. Ethiopian Jews have faced racism in Israel that is serious and systemic.
  8. Slave owners were both black (African) and Jewish.
  9. Black people and Jewish people can be racist.
  10. Anyone can convert to Judaism.

See also:

https://www.adl.org/resources/blog/hebrews-negroes-what-you-need-know

*Definition of Antisemitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance:

*“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/resources/working-definitions-charters/working-definition-antisemitism

By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.