Fallacy of the Moniker, ‘We are a Superior Race’

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD
7 min readMay 7, 2022

Babylon was the first worldwide empire. Up until about 612 BC., however, Babylon was oppressed by Assyria, whose capital was Nineveh. About 612 BC., Babylon would partner with Egypt, succeed at razing of Nineveh to the ground. The ‘razing down’ was inclusive of razing down of what then was the most comprehensive Library of Books known to man. Nineveh would go on to be covered by earth, only now to be excavated by Archaeologists. Nebuchadnezzar is the most famous of all of the Babylonian kings. Famously, Nebuchadnezzar asserted that he considered the conquest of Judah, that is, ancestors of the Jews, his most challenging conquest. In stated respect, after having already ruled Jerusalem as a vassal state for almost 20 years, it took Nebuchadnezzar 18 months of siege to conquer a revolting Jerusalem.

Suppose then, that either of Babylonians or Assyrians or Judeans lay claim to being a superior race. Wisdom would inquire of them,

“can a superior race be defeated or oppressed, or have all of it’s people massacred by an inferior race?”

By the way, Babylon itself would go on to be razed down, like Nineveh would cease to be a dwelling fit for man.

The evidence suffices for establishing that none of Babylonians, Assyrians, or Judeans (Jews) can be asserted to be a superior race.

Subsequent to Nebuchadnezzar’s demise, the Babylonian Empire would morph into the Medo-Persian Empire. Famous kings, such as Darius, Cyrus, etc. were Medo-Persian kings. Eventually, the Medo-Persian kingdom would devolve so much into sorcery that King Xerxes would give in to hubris, deem tribute in money insufficient, demand subservience of the Greek City States. The Greek City States, of which Athens (the intellectual capital of the Greek City States) and Sparta (the ‘warrior’ capital of the Greek City States) were the most prominent, would go on to humiliate Xerxes, as such lay the groundwork for all of the then known world to become more intellectual.

One thing we know for sure, the Medes and Persians were not a superior race, else, sic, a horde numbering well over 100,000 would not…

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Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos