It ain'nt necesarily sooooooo
"Semitic peoples' yes, but ancient Levant wasn't even majority semitic to begin with
This is like saying because Germans are different from Russians, "indo-European" isn't a viable category.
Moderns when they say "Semitic" they apply it to historical period as if all Middle East was some kind of natural semitic breeding ground
That allows not so clever types such as Varg to declare that Semites hate nature and everything because they live in desert
Forgetting that the "desert" was a polytheist place for thousands of years
With cults similar or not similar to European ones
Canaanites for example praised El and the goddess Asherah in a pretty "Roman" fashion
Erecting altars under tree shades and offering sacrifices
i was talking about Semites and then you popped in saying not all middle easterners were semites.
Has nothing to do with what I was saying.
Yes, but I began with "Modern idea of semitism...." not mentioning you specifically at all
So you were talking to yourself at me?
are you an academic?
You should be.
"Ideal-types" that intellectuals tend to harbor tend to distort things, sometimes fatally
You see yourself as more pragmatic?
Hey, what's up?
No, I do not mean to propose pragmatism, but sensibility
I refuse these ideal types where "Middle East" is a Semitic dominion, and so on
Because we have a much richer historical picture. Europeans are doing themselves a great disservice. Apparently Jews are the most rightful claimants to middle-east and basically "define" the place according to modern European dimwits which is a crime
You know guys, in Spain we have these processions and we carry around religious images through cities and I think there was a guy vlogging about it because he thought the people on the processions were the KKK lol
Whatever happened with Alexander for example?
Yeah, Europeans aren't respecting their prior history of Rome and Greece.
Of course, I do not mean to berate Jews in themselves for no reason, I only intent to have a more clear and less contemporary geo-political view of historical process in general
Europeans have focus on Jewish history due to Christianity.
They care more about ancient Jews than greeks.
Jews are or were simply one among many nations of Levant, not to mention of wider Near East
It's not like babylon and phoenicia still exist.
There are Jews, Arabs, and irrelevant fart people.
That is precisely why moderns tend to emphasize that which is still "living", it is a simple reflex
And semi-consciouslly rewrite everything in accordance
SO suddenly we have Jews as a chief historical motor of the region, not simply a people struggling to go by
Well it is difficult to speak against Israel in favor of Babylonian historical claims when there are no Babylonians.
Egyptians for example in thousands of years of their life in vicinity of them, scarcely ever bothered to mention Jews by name