“Irreparable amateurs!”, Artan Fuga: Our early ancestors are the Illyrians, but the origin should not be confused with the identity – Latest News
Well-known academic Artan Fuga has raised the issue of the origin of Albanians.
Through a post on ‘Facebook’, the pedagogue emphasizes that something completely different is the origin and another identity of a people.
He expressed the full conviction of many proofs that our ancestors are Illyrians.
“Illyrian origins do not exclude at all the intersections with other peoples and cultures. How much is the original core left and what is the degree of borrowing and cross-linking is a wide and long issue. But the origin should not be confused with the identity as some pseudoscientists do who have a university degree for something else and have the title of professor or academic in another field. “Irreparable amateurs”, writes Fuga.
Another origin and another identity
I have the conviction of numerous proofs that our early ancestors are originally Illyrians. More than archeological evidence I am convinced by the linguistic and historical ones. Archaeologically I still do not have any credibility in the evidence brought. But maybe I’m wrong and I do not know this aspect well.
But, it is another origin as far as we know, and another to say that we derive exclusively from the Illyrians. One is the concept of origins and the other the concept of identity.
In albanology, which suffers from a lack of philosophy, because albanologists have never loved philosophy and have no openness to it, the distinction between origins and identity has not been properly made. Not a few even sock these two concepts.
A second is attached to this error; that of historical linearity. From the Illyrians directly to the Arbërs and the Albanians. This linear understanding of identity history is ideological, exclusive and does not adhere to facts.
Nor can it be thought that throughout history our ancestors and great-grandparents have not been crucified with the Hellenes, with the Romans, as many tombstones show, or civil status documents, have not been crucified with Slavs, Bulgarians, Macedonians, Serbs, Montenegrins, etc., then with Turks to be content with those who have lived for centuries in these territories as passers-by, invaders, or rulers.
Undoubtedly we are descended from these genetic, cultural, linguistic, architectural, etc. intersections.
Otherwise, whoever seeks the purity of the Illyrian-Arberian-Albanian line will break his nose in front of the major facts that separate the Albanian nationalist ideology from the scientific truths.
The merit of the Illyrian nucleus is its strength which, despite the fact that great cultures that have marked the human race such as Hellenic, Roman, Ostrogothic, Slavic, Ottoman, etc., have passed through here, has known how to survive, survive, receive and give in thousands of years without being extinguished, but being transformed, adapted, renewed. Not only has it not lost, but it has managed to bring into its linguistic shell the remaining immigrants here as Hellenic, Greek, Roman, Slavic, Ostrogothic, Turkish, and even Jewish minorities.
That is its greatness. But as for genetic, linguistic, cultural, human, racial crosses with others, it cannot be said that we are separate from other peoples who are also the product of crosses and cultural migrations.
The Jews did not come to Rome, the Hellenes did not mix with the Romans, the Arabs did not mix with the Spaniards, the French did not mix with the Algerians, the Moroccans, etc., the Germans will not mix with the Syrians, and there are endless great historical facts?
“Pure blood” is racist nonsense!
Illyrian origins, therefore, do not exclude at all the intersections with other peoples and cultures. How much is the original core left and what is the degree of borrowing and cross-linking is a wide and long issue.
But the origin should not be confused with the identity as some pseudoscientists do who have a university degree for something else and have the title of professor or academic in another field.
Incorrigible amateurs. / balkanweb