Tuesday, June 24, 2014

America Is Egypt? Mammy Sphinx Invades Brooklyn: Age Of Idolatry


When I first saw this article, I thought it was a joke. Why someone would form a huge idol—called Mammy Sphinx—out of Domino sugar was a mystery to me. We’ve entered an age of mysteries, haven’t we?

How to encounter a black woman’s body: The politics of Mammy Sphinx – See more at: http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/how_to_encounter_a_black_womans_body_the_politics_of_mammy_sphinx/
… I hold in tension the body of the actual woman that Walker used to shape the Sphinx with my own impression of the slightly protruding vulva that punctuates the back of the sculpture. The pictures made it seem both grotesque and gratuitous. But seeing it in person, it felt like just a vulva, a body part that every female-bodied person has. For a black woman’s vulva to feel like just a vulva, when it can never in the context of American imperialism be only that, shows that this piece has something for all who encounter it. The Sugar Sphinx’s vulva looked regular not mythical, conjuring and simultaneously refusing a reading of the figure as Saartjie Bartmann. Her body had some of the makings of a classic nude sculpture, granted to a body type never considered to be either classy or respectable.

Still I was startled to see a black woman and her three stair-stepped sons posing for pictures near the Sphinx’s vulva. While I appreciated their mom bringing them to the exhibit, it was apparent to me that none of us ever really knows how to encounter a black woman’s body (even a sculpture of one): the labor both productive and reproductive that it has done, the unknown sentiments and dreams it contains, hinted at by the figa symbol in her left hand, the both/and of its impartations for fertility and the insistence of its “F__k you,” left unknown to us and to history.

My opinion: Which aspect of this idol is more repulsive; the slave-mentality, the frontal nudity, or the rear vulva exposure? This sphinx celebrates black women just like movie caricatures of black women from bygone movie days; it’s rotten to the core.

What the sphinx proves is that we are in a post-modern society that deserves God’s judgment. America is Egypt; however, President Obama is not the antichrist.
 obama akhenaton antichrist
The parallels between ancient Egypt and America are that Israel needed a bank, then and now. And America is their bank today. God’s word states that only God will come to Israel’s assistance someday soon. I agree with Dumitru Duduman, that America is a figurative Babylon too.

Have no fear, Ya‘akov, you worm, you men of Isra’el!’ I will help you,” says Adonai; “Your redeemer is the Holy One of Isra’el. Isaiah 41:14

This sphinx, like the Statue of Liberty, are both rooted in Egyptian culture that we celebrate. Can judgment be far behind?

The Statue of Liberty's Origins in Egypt – See more at: http://middleeast.about.com/od/middleeast101/a/statue-of-liberty-egypt.htm

No, Miss Liberty of Statue-of-Liberty fame wasn't always imagined as the scowling, linebacker-throated Midwestern matron of steely spiky Germanic stock that she is today. She was supposed to look like an Arab peasant, robed in the folds of Muslim precepts…As Bartholdi was sketching one likeness of his great statue after another, it became apparent that his plan would never get Egypt's financing. Bartholdi was crushed. He sailed to New York. And there, as his ship was entering New York Harbor, he saw Bedloe's Island, deserted, oval-shaped, perfectly positioned to bear his creation. She wouldn't be Egypt. But she'd still be Barthold's.

America is Egypt: Pastor Levy on Rick Wiles/TruNews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsaHM5-SGw4   Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6-XfLIdhjM
This is a prophecy about Egypt: Look! Adonai is riding a swift cloud, on his way to Egypt. Before him Egypt’s idols tremble, Egypt’s courage melts within them. “I will incite Egypt against Egypt, brother will fight against brother, friend against friend, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. The courage of Egypt will ebb away within it, I will reduce its counsel to confusion. They will consult idols and mediums, ghosts and spirits. I will hand over the Egyptians to a cruel master. A harsh king will rule them,” Isaiah 19:1-4 (CJB)

Shalom!

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