by Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich, March 10, 2005, cont. from page one
In honor of cousins Frieda and Mabel and Harold and all their relations, and Ciehra, Diante, Darien, Mae, Steph, Tob, Myong, Al, Hank, Monica, Maynard, Faith and Richard, Ralph, Bobbie Joe, Eric, Baily and Clint, Bo and Michael, Attorney Jose Vera, our webhost Jessica, and all our "non-pure white" friends, family, and associates, we're going to attempt to prove the very idea of cultural or racial superiority is just another part of the contrived (and false) Hegelian dialectic.
Obviously the German Nazis are the most famous racists in history. Here's where our studies begin.
Reformed Aryans, in East and West, P.1 at sociologyesoscience.com explores Rosenberg's chief work, Der Mythus des Zwangzigsten Jahrhunderts (1930)
and Hitler's Mein Kampf, provided the "philosophical" bases of the National Socialist movement. The introduction: "In the Mythus, Rosenberg explicated how world history consisted of nothing but an unending struggle between the Nordic spirit and the corrupting influence of inferior races. This superior and creative Aryan race originated in a lost semi-Arctic continent. Rosenberg traced the historical development of the Aryan race in its numerous branches among the Amorites of the Middle East, the Aryans of India, the early Greeks, and the Romans."
Racism defined at Wikipedia the Free Enclycopedia: "Debates over the origins of racism often suffer from a lack of clarity over the term. Many use the term "racism" to refer to more general phenomena, such as xenophobia and ethnocentrism. Others conflate recent forms of racism with earlier forms of ethnic and national conflict. In most cases, ethno-national conflict seems to owe to conflict over land and strategic resources. In some cases ethnicity and nationalism were harnessed to rally combatants in wars between great religious empires (for example, the Muslim Turks and the Catholic Austro-Hungarians). As Benedict Anderson has suggested in Imagined Communities, ethnic identity and ethno-nationalism became a source of conflict within such empires with the rise of print-capitalism.
"Notions of race and racism, however, often have played central roles in such conflicts. Historically, when an adversary is identified as "other" based on notions of race or ethicity particularly when "other" is construed to mean "inferior" the means employed by the self-presumed "superior" party to appropriate territory, human chattel, or gold or other material wealth often have been more ruthless, more brutal and less constrained by moral or ethical considerations. Indeed, based on such racist presumptions, the political or moral decision to enter into armed conflict can be made less weighty when one's potential adversaries are "other than," because their lives are perceived as having lesser importance, lesser value. In history, some examples of the brutalizing and dehumanizing effects of racism, are: the trading of smallpox-infested blankets among Native Americans as a weapon of bioterror in order to reduce their population." [endquote]
Joel Kotkin on the Higher Tribalism by Peter Myers, December 7, 2002; update June 5, 2004. Peter delves into Joel Kotkin, Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy, Random House, New York, 1993. Peter calls his website "Neither Aryan nor Jew."
Under Siege - As illegal immigrants surge across Southern Arizona, life for ranchers living near the border has become a living hell By LEO W. BANKS, Tucson Weekly, March 10, 2005, posted at citizenreviewonline.org. Banks has written a thoughtful and penetrating expose of the ongoing problems associated with the massive illegal immigration in the Southwestern United States. This piece is more about the lack of enforcement of U.S.border law and neglecting our national borders than with racism, but it points out several facts relating to the mounting tension against Mexicans and other brown skinned people. It also shows the complete lack of interest on the part of public officials charged with protecting Americans and their property from anyone, illegals or neighbors. H.R. 418 was supposedly designed to allieviate this situation. The new "fence" is definately another topic the ACL needs to study in greater detail.