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Rep. Steve King walked back his remarks with ease. King had told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The Republican congressman quickly reframed the comments. It was not race he was alluding to, but “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.” Those sound like proxies for race.

Nice try, congressman.

More instructive than what Rep. King said or meant to say are the lessons about what we’re not supposed to say.

We dare not suggest that a civilization created by a particular people with a particular religious and racial profile, may well perish once those people are replaced or have engineered their own replacement.

America’s historical majority may not entertain or express a natural affinity for its own. A connection to kith, kin and culture, when expressed by whites, is considered inauthentic, xenophobic, and certainly racist.

In other words, there’s a class of people for whom no identity is permitted. They’re the people of Europe and the Anglo-sphere: the English, the Americans, the Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders. The unspoken rule is that only non-Occidentals be allowed to express “civilizational consciousness,” Samuel P. Huntington’s synonym for “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.”

Conversely, blacks, browns and all the other, more exotic, more sympathetic peoples of the world are encouraged to strut their civilizational consciousness.

Africa, the Middle East, Near East, Far East: The people of these regions want to come and lay claim to countries built by the supremely kind, sanctimonious, gullible do-gooders of the West. Yet despite The West’s generosity to The Rest, whites are the only people to be shamed, ostracized, threatened and maligned if they dare hearken back to their forefathers, or cling to the beliefs, faith and folklore of their founding fathers.

Another thing: All peoples aside whites are allowed to claim and keep their corner under the sun. Dare to suggest that China, India, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Japan, or South-Korea open the floodgates to aliens who’ll disrupt the ancient rhythm of these societies—and you’ll get an earful. Yet this is what Anglo-Americans and Europeans are cheerily called on to do by a left-liberal, progressive ruling class.

To her governing elites, America is not a nation but a notion, as Patrick J. Buchanan put it. To someone like House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is admired by Democratic and Republican progressives alike, America is a community of disparate people coalescing around an abstract, highly manipulable, state-sanctioned ideology.

Speaker Ryan was quick to signal his displeasure with Congressman King by signaling his own “virtue.” Ryan sermonized that he disagreed with King, because “America’s long history of inclusiveness was one of its great strengths.”

A non sequitur, Sir. You can include The Other, without obliterating The Self.

Progressives like Ryan regularly disregard the fellow-feeling stirred among their countrymen by sentiments such as those expressed by Rep. Steve King. It’s this contempt that catapulted Donald Trump into the presidency.

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Yet to Russell Kirk, the father of American conservatism, and an old-school conservative—as well as, arguably, to the founders of the nation themselves—society was a community of souls, joining the dead, the living, and those yet unborn. A society cohered through what Aristotle called friendship and what Christians call love of neighbor, facilitated by a shared language, literature, history, habits and heroes. These factors, taken together, constitute the glue that binds the nation. Once this glue is gone, the nation is gone.

By contrast, the idea of the American “creedal nation,” which is supposed to unite us all in “a common commitment to a set of ideas and ideals,” is abstract and inorganic. This creed comes from above, not from below. It’s a state religion reflexively developed to bring about compliance.

Westerners have the best countries in the world. The Rest of the world wants to come to The West. But Westerners themselves are too submissive and browbeaten to appreciate that their lovely countries are the way they are due to Western civilization’s human seed capital. At their inception, the core, founding populations in these countries possessed the innate abilities and philosophical sensibilities to flourish mightily. Now they’re being taught—on pain of punishment—that populations are interchangeable.

That’s likely what Rep. King was cautioning America about on Jan Mickelson’s Iowa radio station. It was certainly what this writer was warning about, on the same radio station, to the same broadcaster, in 2011, while discussing “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Then as now, Mr. Mickelson and his guest were working to expose “the misdirected pursuit of a multicultural soup,” as he put it.

 
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  1. The unspoken rule is that only non-Occidentals be allowed to express “civilizational consciousness,” Samuel P. Huntington’s synonym for “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.”

    Nah, I don’t think “our stock” is synonymous with “civilizational consciousness”, nor does it sound reasonable (imo) to declare that “someone else’s babies” are unable to become bearers of the western civilization. “Civilizational consciousness” is not a race. It’s what inside people’s heads.

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    It’s what inside people’s heads.

    Not all heads are the same, just like all head containers are not the same. That's the point.
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  2. KenH says:

    I figured it was just a matter of time before Steve King and others put a cuckservative, “it’s not about race” spin on his comments. Tom Tancredo is already barking that by “Americans” Steve King was referring to every race living in America. Sorry, Thomas, but non-Occidental enemies inside the gates are not as American as you or I, nor do most consider themselves as such. Nor will they sustain the light of Western civilization once we finally become a persecuted and hated minority facing genocide from these very same “Americans”.

    Ryan sermonized that he disagreed with King, because “America’s long history of inclusiveness was one of its great strengths.”

    Sure Pauly, never mind that the first naturalization act applied only to “free, white persons of good moral character”. Then there were the Chinese exclusion acts of the 19th century and Jim Crow laws in the South. To brainless leftists this is “hate, but all were common sense measures witha the former designed to protect the status of whites as a supermajority and the latter a genetic firewall against sub-Sarahan Africans.

    Prog Republican Paul Ryan’s version of U.S. history starts in 1965, not 1776. But he will happily inform you that Israel is a Jewish state and should remain so.

    He will continue to serve as a useful idiot for every racial minority group with a grievance and call for unchecked mass third world immigration into America.

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  3. De Gaulle says:

    “civilizational consciousness” is in fight with progressive vision.
    If progressive people win, consciousness will turn dim like an old light bulb.
    Other parts of the world show declining bad effects from thought control like USSR.
    Do not let USA beacon dim.
    Do not let flies and mosquitos swarm around the bulb to block the light.

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  4. One more time.

    Societies succeed because they’ve built up, usually over centuries, a widely accepted and practiced set of behaviors; social capital built up of predictable actions and attitudes and beliefs: The core of the culture.

    Immigrants; who do not have that ingrained culture are likely to be destructive of social capital and destructive to the host society.

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  5. The behaviors that create a civilized society are soon outbred by the behaviors that created the animal world.

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  6. iffen says:

    Dare to suggest that China, India, Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Japan, or South-Korea open the floodgates to aliens

    Did you purposely leave Israel off the list?

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  7. Nothing will matter, no real change will come so long as Uncle Sam’s binge spending spree is approved by the National Mastercard machine.

    Since borrowing has limits, eventually this too will pass. When it does, all this baloney won’t play in Peoria any more.

    Then will come change. Big, big change.

    For now, however, every dollar borrowed and spent into the economy ALSO becomes a second dollar, an asset held in the form of a bond.

    Two dollars in “Wealth” for every dollar borrowed. No wonder people today behave as though we can have endless guns and butter—–and taxes? Who needs to tax?

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  8. Svigor says:

    I figured it was just a matter of time before Steve King and others put a cuckservative, “it’s not about race” spin on his comments. Tom Tancredo is already barking that by “Americans” Steve King was referring to every race living in America. Sorry, Thomas, but non-Occidental enemies inside the gates are not as American as you or I, nor do most consider themselves as such. Nor will they sustain the light of Western civilization once we finally become a persecuted and hated minority facing genocide from these very same “Americans”.

    King’s and Tancredo’s position is citizenist. Citizenism is a legitimate position, though not one I prefer. It’s pretty far from cuckservatism, though.

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  9. Svigor says:

    Many of the arguments in favor of the 1924 immigration law (and against the 1965 immigration law disaster) used this citizenist position. That the laws should be used to maintain the current ethnic balance of the population. They were incidentally much more White Nationalist, of course, because the balance they were trying to maintain was much Whiter.

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  10. iffen says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    The unspoken rule is that only non-Occidentals be allowed to express “civilizational consciousness,” Samuel P. Huntington’s synonym for “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.”
     
    Nah, I don't think "our stock" is synonymous with “civilizational consciousness”, nor does it sound reasonable (imo) to declare that "someone else's babies" are unable to become bearers of the western civilization. "Civilizational consciousness" is not a race. It's what inside people's heads.

    It’s what inside people’s heads.

    Not all heads are the same, just like all head containers are not the same. That’s the point.

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    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji
    Yes, all heads are the same. True, a lot of them are filled by a bunch of bs, but that's a problem of the 'civilization' in question, not of the heads.
  11. Diversity means no white people. Before the recent election a lot of white people thought diversity included them. I was born and raised in Lilly white Iowa. I was not surprised when Iowa voted for Obama. Iowans didn’t have anything to be racist about. After a year of being demonized by the corporate media (rich whites and rich Jews) white Iowans voted for Donald Trump. In the deep south white people have voted their skin color for decades. Now white people nation wide have been herded into identity politics.

    The real politics of course pits the Globalists against the Nationalists. Racial politics is a diversion. Still it is fortunate for white Americans that they have finally realized they have been marked for destruction. Marked by, if they think about it, the Globalists. Hillary is a white woman after all. The colored people, the snow flakes and the homosexuals are useful idiots for the rich whites and the rich Jews.

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  12. @iffen
    It’s what inside people’s heads.

    Not all heads are the same, just like all head containers are not the same. That's the point.

    Yes, all heads are the same. True, a lot of them are filled by a bunch of bs, but that’s a problem of the ‘civilization’ in question, not of the heads.

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    • Replies: @iffen
    Yes, all heads are the same.

    Male and female brains are different. The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different. The container is different and the contents are different. The contents can differ because of the "civilization", but if you extract the civilizational content, differences remain.
  13. iffen says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji
    Yes, all heads are the same. True, a lot of them are filled by a bunch of bs, but that's a problem of the 'civilization' in question, not of the heads.

    Yes, all heads are the same.

    Male and female brains are different. The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different. The container is different and the contents are different. The contents can differ because of the “civilization”, but if you extract the civilizational content, differences remain.

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    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji

    The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different.
     
    They are all the same, human brains. There is no such thing as East Asian brain or European brain.
  14. Binyamin says:

    A famous 20th century politician once ridiculed the concept of racial purity by pointing out that there is no such thing as a pure race. Who do you think that person was? Some left liberal cultural Marxist one legged lesbian mother moonlighting as a multiculturist? Actually, it was Benito Mussolini making a private comment in which he lampooned Hitler’s obsession with racial purity. The otherwise brutal fascist dictator and warmonger was paradoxically an educated and cultured man unlike his protege Hitler who was uneducated, a failed artist who had lived the life of a tramp before he became Fuhrer.

    Race is a social and not a biological construct. A person from Spain (Hispanic) arriving in America will be regarded as white European. A person from Mexico of identical racial stock living in America is regarded as Hispanic and and therefore non-white. During the Apartheid era in South Africa, the Japanese were regarded as ‘white’ because Japan had good relation with South Africa and was an advanced nation. The Jews despite being a semitic race were regarded as ‘white’ because South Africa had good relationship with Israel. Chileans were classified as whites because under the dictatorship of Pinochet, Chile had good relations with the Apartheid regime. Yet a Chilean living in present day America will be classified as a Hispanic and therefore non white. The list is endless and I rest my case.

    Now before another anti-semite writing for Unz screams and says what about Israel the ethno state?, I’ll say this- have you been to Israel? Israel is not an ethno state for the simple reason that its Jewish majority are not racially homogeneous. Majority of Israel’s Jewish population are oriental Jews who are refugees from various mainly Arab counties and most carry on with their cultural and culinary traditions, from Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Ethiopia etc. Israel in many ways is a paradox. It is a successful multicultural state and yet the tragedy of the Arab Israeli conflict has classified Jews and Arabs as separate races in modern discourses. Jews and Arabs belong to the same semitic stock which merely proves my point that race is a social concept.

    Even by Mercer’s low standards, this is an awfully badly written article. The writer seems to be confused about her identity. Is she South African? Canadian? Israeli? Jewish? Is she an immigrant? A foreigner? Probably explains why she seems to adore men who are white nationalists (actually in most cases closet neo Nazis) and cuts and pastes from the darkest corners of the net to create piss poor articles in the manner of her current effort.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    Great. No more set-asides for people of different races. Right?
    No more affirmative action.

    I'm way cool with your notions here.
    , @iffen
    The previous Binyamin did not write retarded comments. Can we get him back?
  15. Realist says:

    Racial diversity is not a strength. It is the death knell of western civilization.

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  16. @Binyamin
    A famous 20th century politician once ridiculed the concept of racial purity by pointing out that there is no such thing as a pure race. Who do you think that person was? Some left liberal cultural Marxist one legged lesbian mother moonlighting as a multiculturist? Actually, it was Benito Mussolini making a private comment in which he lampooned Hitler's obsession with racial purity. The otherwise brutal fascist dictator and warmonger was paradoxically an educated and cultured man unlike his protege Hitler who was uneducated, a failed artist who had lived the life of a tramp before he became Fuhrer.

    Race is a social and not a biological construct. A person from Spain (Hispanic) arriving in America will be regarded as white European. A person from Mexico of identical racial stock living in America is regarded as Hispanic and and therefore non-white. During the Apartheid era in South Africa, the Japanese were regarded as 'white' because Japan had good relation with South Africa and was an advanced nation. The Jews despite being a semitic race were regarded as 'white' because South Africa had good relationship with Israel. Chileans were classified as whites because under the dictatorship of Pinochet, Chile had good relations with the Apartheid regime. Yet a Chilean living in present day America will be classified as a Hispanic and therefore non white. The list is endless and I rest my case.

    Now before another anti-semite writing for Unz screams and says what about Israel the ethno state?, I'll say this- have you been to Israel? Israel is not an ethno state for the simple reason that its Jewish majority are not racially homogeneous. Majority of Israel's Jewish population are oriental Jews who are refugees from various mainly Arab counties and most carry on with their cultural and culinary traditions, from Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Ethiopia etc. Israel in many ways is a paradox. It is a successful multicultural state and yet the tragedy of the Arab Israeli conflict has classified Jews and Arabs as separate races in modern discourses. Jews and Arabs belong to the same semitic stock which merely proves my point that race is a social concept.

    Even by Mercer's low standards, this is an awfully badly written article. The writer seems to be confused about her identity. Is she South African? Canadian? Israeli? Jewish? Is she an immigrant? A foreigner? Probably explains why she seems to adore men who are white nationalists (actually in most cases closet neo Nazis) and cuts and pastes from the darkest corners of the net to create piss poor articles in the manner of her current effort.

    Great. No more set-asides for people of different races. Right?
    No more affirmative action.

    I’m way cool with your notions here.

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  17. iffen says:
    @Binyamin
    A famous 20th century politician once ridiculed the concept of racial purity by pointing out that there is no such thing as a pure race. Who do you think that person was? Some left liberal cultural Marxist one legged lesbian mother moonlighting as a multiculturist? Actually, it was Benito Mussolini making a private comment in which he lampooned Hitler's obsession with racial purity. The otherwise brutal fascist dictator and warmonger was paradoxically an educated and cultured man unlike his protege Hitler who was uneducated, a failed artist who had lived the life of a tramp before he became Fuhrer.

    Race is a social and not a biological construct. A person from Spain (Hispanic) arriving in America will be regarded as white European. A person from Mexico of identical racial stock living in America is regarded as Hispanic and and therefore non-white. During the Apartheid era in South Africa, the Japanese were regarded as 'white' because Japan had good relation with South Africa and was an advanced nation. The Jews despite being a semitic race were regarded as 'white' because South Africa had good relationship with Israel. Chileans were classified as whites because under the dictatorship of Pinochet, Chile had good relations with the Apartheid regime. Yet a Chilean living in present day America will be classified as a Hispanic and therefore non white. The list is endless and I rest my case.

    Now before another anti-semite writing for Unz screams and says what about Israel the ethno state?, I'll say this- have you been to Israel? Israel is not an ethno state for the simple reason that its Jewish majority are not racially homogeneous. Majority of Israel's Jewish population are oriental Jews who are refugees from various mainly Arab counties and most carry on with their cultural and culinary traditions, from Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Ethiopia etc. Israel in many ways is a paradox. It is a successful multicultural state and yet the tragedy of the Arab Israeli conflict has classified Jews and Arabs as separate races in modern discourses. Jews and Arabs belong to the same semitic stock which merely proves my point that race is a social concept.

    Even by Mercer's low standards, this is an awfully badly written article. The writer seems to be confused about her identity. Is she South African? Canadian? Israeli? Jewish? Is she an immigrant? A foreigner? Probably explains why she seems to adore men who are white nationalists (actually in most cases closet neo Nazis) and cuts and pastes from the darkest corners of the net to create piss poor articles in the manner of her current effort.

    The previous Binyamin did not write retarded comments. Can we get him back?

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  18. ltravail says:

    First of all, if I’m not mistaken, the writer of this article is a recent immigrant herself, though she may be an American “national” by naturalization. For her to translate what Rep. King meant by his remarks as a disenfranchisement of millions of multi-generational Americans while grossly overstating her own American birthright is absurd, pitiful, actually. In truth, her status is no greater or lesser than, say, Jorge Ramos (a Mexican who also happens to be an American “national”) or a Linda Sarsour (a Palestinian migrant) – or, for that matter, any other recent immigrant from China or Nigeria or El Salvador or Spain or Sweden or Morocco, and so on. So stop kidding yourself, kiddo.

    Secondly, the “loser faction” of the white American citizenry – those who fantasize the country reverting to the Woodrow Wilson era – are so badly mistaken in their delusions of “white genocide.” Nobody is trying to “genocide” the white “race.” After all, it’s mainly other white folks with political power and influence pushing an agenda that gives the “loser faction” their delusion – the mistaking of a justifiable attenuation of petty, ill-informed “race” privilege for genocide. I doubt these people (the political thought leaders) are interested in genociding themselves and their own families, so this “white genocide” whining makes no sense to the rational mind. However, I’d bet the so-called elites would be more than happy to see the backward white “loser faction” of American society effaced from the national tapestry once and for all. To that I say, Amen. This, indeed, may be their aim. The only bad part about that is I’d have to find another vector of comic relief though.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    I repeat my earlier comment.

    "We" whites are going to stop treating everyone else like they're our retarded cousin who needs endless help and handouts. When those (of any color, creed, ethnicity, etc.) misbehave in their objections to being so "robbed," "we" whites will simply defend ourselves on both personal and civilizational levels.

    When that happens (not if, when), go cry yourself a river somewhere else.

    Equality of outcome only looks like a good target if you think resources are unlimited.
  19. @ltravail
    First of all, if I'm not mistaken, the writer of this article is a recent immigrant herself, though she may be an American "national" by naturalization. For her to translate what Rep. King meant by his remarks as a disenfranchisement of millions of multi-generational Americans while grossly overstating her own American birthright is absurd, pitiful, actually. In truth, her status is no greater or lesser than, say, Jorge Ramos (a Mexican who also happens to be an American "national") or a Linda Sarsour (a Palestinian migrant) - or, for that matter, any other recent immigrant from China or Nigeria or El Salvador or Spain or Sweden or Morocco, and so on. So stop kidding yourself, kiddo.

    Secondly, the "loser faction" of the white American citizenry - those who fantasize the country reverting to the Woodrow Wilson era - are so badly mistaken in their delusions of "white genocide." Nobody is trying to "genocide" the white "race." After all, it's mainly other white folks with political power and influence pushing an agenda that gives the "loser faction" their delusion - the mistaking of a justifiable attenuation of petty, ill-informed "race" privilege for genocide. I doubt these people (the political thought leaders) are interested in genociding themselves and their own families, so this "white genocide" whining makes no sense to the rational mind. However, I'd bet the so-called elites would be more than happy to see the backward white "loser faction" of American society effaced from the national tapestry once and for all. To that I say, Amen. This, indeed, may be their aim. The only bad part about that is I'd have to find another vector of comic relief though.

    I repeat my earlier comment.

    “We” whites are going to stop treating everyone else like they’re our retarded cousin who needs endless help and handouts. When those (of any color, creed, ethnicity, etc.) misbehave in their objections to being so “robbed,” “we” whites will simply defend ourselves on both personal and civilizational levels.

    When that happens (not if, when), go cry yourself a river somewhere else.

    Equality of outcome only looks like a good target if you think resources are unlimited.

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  20. @iffen
    Yes, all heads are the same.

    Male and female brains are different. The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different. The container is different and the contents are different. The contents can differ because of the "civilization", but if you extract the civilizational content, differences remain.

    The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different.

    They are all the same, human brains. There is no such thing as East Asian brain or European brain.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?

    All dogs are of the same species, but if you think Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie or Australian Shepherd brains, I have a bridge to sell you.

    I'll make you a deal you can't refuse.
  21. @Mao Cheng Ji

    The brains of Sub-Saharan Africans, European whites, and East Asians and different, to name some that are different.
     
    They are all the same, human brains. There is no such thing as East Asian brain or European brain.

    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?

    All dogs are of the same species, but if you think Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie or Australian Shepherd brains, I have a bridge to sell you.

    I’ll make you a deal you can’t refuse.

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    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji

    Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie
     
    I suppose it might be possible to selectively breed human beings, but I'm not aware of any cases of that.

    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?
     
    Different people have different skin pigmentation, height, eye color, etc. - and what of it? Certainly their brains have physical variations too, but they're still all human brains. To believe that non-Europeans - most people in the world - are incapable of internalizing western civilization because of some physical difference in their brains, it just seems like an incredibly silly hypothesis.
  22. @dc.sunsets
    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?

    All dogs are of the same species, but if you think Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie or Australian Shepherd brains, I have a bridge to sell you.

    I'll make you a deal you can't refuse.

    Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie

    I suppose it might be possible to selectively breed human beings, but I’m not aware of any cases of that.

    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?

    Different people have different skin pigmentation, height, eye color, etc. – and what of it? Certainly their brains have physical variations too, but they’re still all human brains. To believe that non-Europeans – most people in the world – are incapable of internalizing western civilization because of some physical difference in their brains, it just seems like an incredibly silly hypothesis.

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    • Replies: @iffen
    I didn't say or imply that they were not human, just different.

    incapable of internalizing western civilization

    Of course not, there are thousands of examples that refute that idea.

    The point is that it is not a question of individuals; it is a question of groups.

    Some E. Asians can become Englishmen. Whole groups of E. Asians cannot.

  23. iffen says:
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    Basset Hound brains are the same as Border Collie
     
    I suppose it might be possible to selectively breed human beings, but I'm not aware of any cases of that.

    Is there a term for believing that all differences between races end at skin color and hair texture?
     
    Different people have different skin pigmentation, height, eye color, etc. - and what of it? Certainly their brains have physical variations too, but they're still all human brains. To believe that non-Europeans - most people in the world - are incapable of internalizing western civilization because of some physical difference in their brains, it just seems like an incredibly silly hypothesis.

    I didn’t say or imply that they were not human, just different.

    incapable of internalizing western civilization

    Of course not, there are thousands of examples that refute that idea.

    The point is that it is not a question of individuals; it is a question of groups.

    Some E. Asians can become Englishmen. Whole groups of E. Asians cannot.

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  24. Svigor says:

    Some E. Asians can become Englishmen.

    Nonsense. All humans can become Jews, however.

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