Saturday, June 12, 2010

Talking about racism...

For example, Thomas Carlyle, writing in The Spectator in 1865, said, "The Negroes are made on purpose to serve whites, just as the black ants are made on purpose to serve the red."

Writing in 1865 the great British biologist Thomas H. Huxley maintained that "the highest places in the hierarchy of civilization will assuredly not be within the reach of our dusky cousins."

After returning from an expedition to Africa, anthropologist Edward B. B. Tyler declared that "monkeys were far more civilized than these naked savages. Never saw such scoundrels as Africa produces. Quite on a level with that of the brute and not to be compared with the noble character of the dog."

In his book The Land of the Dollar, Author G.W. Stevens wrote, "Niggers are like monkeys. It is not only their subnormal sloping foreheads and large protruding lips. They sit about in the streets and babble like monkeys; always pinching and playing tricks."

Thomas Nelson, in his book, The World and its People, contended that "the Negro is best described as an overgrown child, vain, self-indulgent, and fond of idleness.

Rudyard Kipling wrote, "Blacks were lazy, vicious, and incapable of any serious improvement, or for work except under compulsion. In such a climate, a few bananas will sustain the life of a Negro quite sufficiently."

The 19th century had an endless list of distinguished intellectuals who seemingly took gratification in insulting the intellect and character of blacks.

All these definitions of the "Blacks" would perfectly apply to my neighbors.
Too bad they are Germans and belong to the "Arian race".
Weren’t they supposed to be the best?

This is a clear example how syllogisms do not work:
Arians are intelligent, all Germans are all Germans are intelligent.
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