[Note: Basque words are in Italics and Bold-faced Green]
THE RISE OF PATRIARCHY *
A review derived from the following:
Nyland, Edo. 2001. Linguistic Archaeology: An
Introduction. Trafford Publ., Victoria, B.C., Canada.
ISBN 1-55212-668-4. 541 p.
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The Neolithic was the great age of seafaring, and all continents could have been discovered by 6,000 BC. At about the same time, the retreat of the glaciers from the mountain ranges of Europe had created significant changes in continental air circulation, which caused the Sahara to change from a lush grazing area into an ever-expanding desert (See Climate). The many tribes living there had to flee to servive. The Sea Peoples of the Sahara, living on the north coast, who knew geography, ferried these migrant populations first to the lands around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The Sea Peoples of the east coast and southern Arabia did the same for the eastern tribes that were then ferried to far away places like India, Japan and Oceania. The Atlantic coast of Europe had earlier been colonized by the masters of navigation, the Rh-negative Berber tribes from Morocco, who established population centers in the Bay of Biscay, west Ireland, the Hebrides of Scotland, Southern Sweden and as far north as Arctic Norway (at Mount Komsa).
The first traces of dissent in the age-old Goddess civilization were noted around 4000 BC according to archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, somewhere in Anatolia or Southern Russia. It happened at about the same time as the development of metalworking, the domestication of horse and camel, and the first local excess-population problems resulting from successful agriculture. It is likely that all these conditions contributed to the upcoming breakdown. The Goddess civilization had been centrally nurtured from Malta and as long as regular contact with this center was maintained, any dissent was insignificant. The problems arose with those tribes which had no sailing and navigation traditions, located in regions away from salt water who therefore depended upon other tribes for their clergy's and teachers' contacts with the central shrine on Malta.
Come to me Gilgamesh, and be my bridegroom; grant me seed of your body, let me be your bride and you shall be my husband. Kings, rulers and princes will bow down before you; they shall bring you tribute from the mountains and the plain. Gilgamesh answered glorious Ishtar, If I take you in marriage, what gifts can I give in return? What ointment and clothing for your body? I would gladly give you bread and all sorts of food fit for a god. I would give you wine to drink fit for a queen, but as for making you my wife - that I will not. Your lovers have found you like a brazier which smolders in the cold, a backdoor which keeps out neither squall of wind nor storm, a castle which crushes the garrison, pitch that blackens the bearer, a battering ram turned back from the enemy. Which of your lovers did you ever love forever? Listen to me while I tell the tale of your lovers.
Obviously the Goddess' way of life had collapsed in Mesopotamia and patriarchy had taken over, although the priestesses were still very much in evidence. It would be many years in the future before a philosophy would be developed which was able to organize and execute a devastating attack on literally all aspects of the Goddess.
With the breakdown of the old order, the Great Goddess of our ancestors was fractured into a plethora of more or less significant goddesses, some of which were given sex changes, others became warriors or witches, most were married off to sky-gods and god-kings and all were placed in subservient positions. Human characters and weaknesses of all sorts were assigned to newly invented gods and goddesses, from alcoholism to cruelty, cheating, brawling, weirdness etc. Several fearsome gods were associated with lightning and thunder, gods who walked and rode horses on the clouds and whose swords and spears were lightning bolts. This now being the age of writing, many were well documented among the Hittites, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans and later the Vikings. For all their temporary prominence, they left no impression upon the population, which had been unable to forget the loving Goddess of the past. In fact the new polytheistic mythology existed only in writing, having been invented by the new clergy who wanted to destroy the ancient Goddess mythology. When the new monotheistic religion became established, it had no trouble disposing of the godly weirdoes, but even to this day it has not succeeded in eliminating the ancestral Goddess from any of the "converted, or evangelized" populations, not even from the Jews themselves, many of whom still revere their "Shekina", and Mary, the mother of Jesus, is still revered among Christians.
It is not known which priesthood it was that had the original idea of turning all the attributes of the Goddess' faith inside out in their largely successful quest to destroy the ancient Goddess religion. They then decided to accept this negative image of the ancient gylanic faith as their own male-dominated religion. In doing so they changed the semi-democratic and holistic character of the old faith into dualism, which meant the introduction of confrontation, discord, selfishness and guilt into all aspects of life.
With this goal in mind, the leadership of the new religion drew up a task list.
It was decided to work towards:
1) the elimination of the tribal system by disposing of the priestesses, by destroying their holy sites and the peoples' places of ancestor worship. When that was done, the new clergy would direct the organization of strong, aggressive nations led by autocratic kings.
2) the creation of a new language with a characteristic script for each of these newly created kingdoms to instill nationalism. Then phase the old Saharan language out of existence.
5) phasing the memorizing tradition out, by teaching bright boys to write and to rely on books instead of memory. Books could easily be censored, replaced and re-written as the new society unfolded, but memorized knowledge was far more stable because it was for life. Women would remain at home and were not entitled to education or control over men, and certainly were not allowed to teach (1 Tim. 2: 11-14). As a result, the ancient oral traditions and universal language were carefully maintained by women, which "problem" was finally solved in the 15th and 16th century by condemning and burning some nine million women at the stake; the most brutal satanic event ever perpetrated on mankind.
The decision to create a variety of new languages and scripts required highly educated scholars and schools in which to train them. Linguistics became the first academic subject to be taught in institutions which later evolved into our universities, a tradition at least 4,000 years old. Confused remnants of the once great discipline of linguistics are still being taught as dogma in our universities today, but the ancient language invention science has been forgotten.
negation+auxiliary verb+complements+ main verb
1 2 3 4 5
ez naiz zurekin etorriko
I am will not come with you
2 5 1 4 3 3
1 2 3 4 5
zu bezain ona naiz ni
I am as good as you
5 4 2 3 2 1
1 2 3 4 5,6 7 8
ikusi duzun mutila Jon da
John is the boy that you have seen
7 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
The genius who invented this reversal of the ancient word order created the basics of the "family of Indo-European languages", something none of our modern linguists have been able to fathom, so far, although Heinrich Wagner came close. The priests thus laid the foundation for a large number of invented languages, which looked like they were genetically related but were only an artificial family.
That the established order was deliberately turned topsy-turvy is shown in the meaning of many important words, which were reversed such as in: woman to man: andre (woman) which became andros (male) but in reality was an abbreviation of andrezale (fond of woman). This is the reason that the use of the word "androcratic" is not supported, supposedly meaning "male-dominated".
English "white", German "weiss".
Basque hostu/ohostu (to rob, to pillage). Yet "host and hospitable" are now words for
"friend" in English.
removing the two outer vowels, the English word "bad" was created.
Archaeologist Dr. Marija Gimbutas in her book "The Civilization of the Goddess" (p.396) came to a somewhat different conclusion:
The Indo-European society was warlike, exogamic, patriarchal, patrilineal and patrilocal, with a strong clannic organization and social hierarchy which gave prominence to the warrior class. Their main gods were male and depicted as warriors. There is no possibility that this pattern of social organization could have developed out of the Old European matrilineal, matricentric and endogamic balanced society. Therefore the appearance of the Indo-Europeans in Europe represents a collision of two ideologies, not an evolution.
Nyland (2001) took this train of thought one step further by suggesting that this collision between ideologies was the result of planned religious chicanery and enforced by the clergy of all the male-dominated religions. He could not agree with her that Indo-Europeans were involved because the Indo-European theory is probably a fallacy.
The early religion had been a holistic one. Male and female had complemented each other in mutual respect and a well-balanced division of labor and responsibilities. Male domination meant that this former desirable state of affairs was turned into dualistic confrontation between the sexes. The male wanted the respect formerly accorded the woman, but in addition, to dominate and use and dispose at will. The priests wanted to make sure that paternity was always known, and that never again would the children and the children’s' inheritance be handled through the female line. The result was that married life for many women often became hell on earth. The German word for wife, "Frau" expresses this mentality well; it was coined from fa-arau, afa (happy) arau (discipline), "happy under discipline" and the Prussians' insecurity made sure that this discipline was enforced. Here follow some more changes that were brought about by the reversal of the Goddess' attributes.
The coming of patriarchy with its insistence on gathering riches, has removed us from living natural lives in a healthy world. First we were part of, and inseparable from creation, but now the new definition of the word "creation" tells us what it means: .k.-.re-ati-on.;
.k. - .re - ati - on.
This indicated to Nyland (2001) that the world still existed in pristine condition when patriarchy arrived. The trouble is that the "blessed faithful" turned greedy and soon started plundering everything in the sea, on the land and even from the air; it didn't take the faithful long to create a mess. By 2020 North America had exhausted well over half of its agricultural topsoil, much of its forest wealth and its enormous fish resources; we have polluted much of the fresh water in our lakes and poisoned the air in many cities and surrounding areas. North America was pristine before patriarchy came, not very long ago. I is time that we start to pay attention to and learn from the holistic manner in which the world environment was managed before patriarchy. Which system is more civilized and which one promises us happier lives? Perhaps, some balance between people and the natural world. There is no "nice" way to do it. It is better to learn from the past.