King Solomon's Mines was on TMC this Thursday 11-18-2010. With Paul Robeson as the great warrior. Then I remembered Congo. Killer white apes, descendants of the workers of King Solomon Mine's. I put my plate down. Then I remembered seeing in a book (I'm sorry i can't think of it's name right now) which depicted a Phoenician princess on the walls of Zimbabwe bidding adieu to her paleskin hero. The bronze
heads of Ife, Nigeria. A shipwrecked Greek did those. I'm saying that to say, "The mines weren't King Solomon's!" It just couldn't twist its way through Haggard's condescending mind that such an enterprise was started by and for 'the natives'. Crichton followed the old storyline with a modern scifi touch. As my blood pressure lowered I thought on how this suited a particular attitude. The African, by accident was led to semi civilization by open minded Semites who looked to get rich too. So smart were the Semites they trained a species of gorillas to do the heavy work, rather than those unreliable Schwartzies, always cutting out to a festival or something. Makes me wonder: Did the Queen of Sheba and her retinue bring some apes with them. And these were the ones who built the Temple in record time and without union pay?