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Race is an Illusion, Racism is Not
reading my article "Race is an Illusion, Racism is Not," a reader who
identified himself only as "US," wrote in to express his objections.
Put simply, he objected to the fact that I objected to racism.
feel compelled to make only one point in rebuttal, to ensure that my
views are not misrepresented. I wish to stress that everything I
advocate is predicated on individual free will. Needless to say "US" is
seriously mistaken when he interprets my opposition to racism as
Politically Correct top down social engineering.
am not an advocate of social engineering. I am the farthest thing from
an advocate of social engineering. I categorically oppose the
initiation of force, no matter how "worthy" the cause. That is why I
have always vehemently opposed "Affirmative Action," even though many
of its advocates have good intentions. The road to hell is paved with
am a market anarchist who believes in voluntary, contractual solutions
to all problems, social, economic, and political. Racists are fully
within their legal rights to cling to their atavistic views, providing
they refrain from initiating force against others. Racists may be
morally repugnant, but not everything morally repugnant should be made
illegal. Only the initiation of force should be illegal. It is
sufficient that progressive minded individuals ostracize and boycott
obviously missed the entire point of my article, which was that
scientifically speaking the concept of "race" is nonsense. There are no
"races" today. There is only one race, Homo Sapiens. There is no such
thing as "being of mixed race" because there is only one race on the
planet that one can belong to. Everyone alive today is "racially pure,"
because everyones' parents were members of the species Homo Sapiens.
of course does not mean that racism does not exist. Racism exists even
though races don't exist, because racism is a false belief. A false
belief is a false belief precisely because it has no basis in fact.
Racists hate their fellow human beings based on the false belief that
some of them "belong to another race." But the simple fact is, there is
no other race for anyone to belong to.
readers will probably be able to read between the lines of his letter
and draw their own conclusions about where "US" is coming from. If I
had to make a wild guess, I would say that the virulently racist,
pseudo-scientific beliefs that "US" feels compelled to defend have
cruelly victimized "US" in his own life, leaving him with little sense
of self-worth apart from his part "Aryan" racial identity. "US"
deserves our compassion, not our hatred.
-- Bevin Chu
is an Illusion, Racism is Not
A reader who identified himself only as "US" submitted the following letter.
I have not
altered his text in
the slightest, except to format it as HTML:
just read your writing about race. I'm asian and aryan. I'd like to say
that maybe you are a little too pro-race mixing. Your comments about
what the kkk (and the like) fear, is race mixing and therefore race
mixing is the solution. With all due respect sir you are just as wrong
as the kkk. You are speaking like a multi cult version of a race
truth is the problem isn't race purity or lack thereof. The true issue
is soveriegnty. As much as you have the soveriegn right to belive in
and practice race mixing, by that same principal, those that prefer
race purity have just a much right as you do.
problem with 'racists' or racialists is that they arent being allowed
to enjoy and excercise thier soveriegn right. The solution isnt FORCING
them OR thier children by violence or trickery to breed in a way they
don't see as being fit and proper for THIER people.
you force or espouse the forcing of race mixing then you yourself are
no better than the people who use the same tactics to enforce NON
interacial breeding. So the issue of race isnt an issue of race at all,
its an issue of soveriegnty.
china has beautifull history, cultures, art etc etc.....if we force or
trick ALL chinese to mix with non chinese........there won't be ANY
chinese left. The day we no longer have asians due to war or disease or
race mixing or whatever, is a sad day.
is the death of all cultures. Diversity should be the cellibration of
the similarities AND differences of different races/cultures. Right now
in africa there are aproximately 100 different UNIQUE dialects that are
dieing off. Forced multiculturalism is killing these extremely rare
types of speach.
would be nice if the world was full of robots with no differences or
ambitions........NOT. The great part of being alive is being a part of
such a fantastically varying reallity. I dont regret being Aryan, nor
do I regret being Asian. I do wish however I could have been one or the
other fully because lets face it..theres hardly enough time in ones
life to master ONE cultural tradition let alone 2 or 3 or 4.
someone were to ask me what i think i have gained by being "racially
mixed", i'd have to answer "probably not much", meaning i'm just
another man. If they were to ask what i think ive lost as a result of
being racially mixed i'd have to say "culture". I have none. No
relgious ties, no social ties, no traditions etc etc. So not only have
i missed out on my beautifull Aryan culture, but also my equally
beautifull Asian culture. AND because i was not full white or full
asian i never fully fit in with either side, though both sides have
always done much to accept me.
listen to my Asian grandmother talk about her childhood. I listen to my
Aryan granfather talk about his childhood. I see how they tried to
blend cultures in to a culture of its own, and ultimately how this
failed. WHY? Simple, there isnt enough time in a day to observe the
traditions of your people when you are made up of more than one type of
unique people with unique cultural identities.
point is each race has its ups and downs but if we all breed into a
coffee colored slant eyed caucasoid....what kind of pride in heritage,
or what kind of culture would we have then? Probably none. A people
with no sense of devotion or honor to anything. A people with no ties
to thier past, no visions of the future. In my opinion sir that would
make us uninteresting, uninventive, culturless, unmotivated, and quit
frankly not worth writing history books about.
intent was not to offend you. Everyone has a right to thier opinion
(theres that soveriegnty again). My point was as a mixed person i can
understand why not all people would want to be mixed, i also understand
that as much as i have a right to live breath and die, so do pure
breeds. As much as I have the right to choose who to associate with and
how to raise my child, so does a nazi.
should learn from eachother, work and play together, yes yes i agree.
But if someone doesnt prefer the company of a certain race....do we
really have the moral authority to criminalize and demonize them for
thier difference? I mean do we kill lions because lions have a tendancy
to eat lambs? Do we kill lambs because they have a tendancy to shy away
from lions? Do we frankenstien them together (aka mix) to "solve" the
the lions and lambs didnt live together....would there even be a
problem? Furthermore, what man alive dead or yet to be born has the god
like authority of knowledge to determine all of this? So you see in the
end on every issue of morallity etc it really isnt a matter of right or
wrong, its amtter of the same old thing......agenda.
mixers agenda, racial purist agenda, homosexual agenda, non homo
agenda, femanist agenda, non femanist agenda, democrat, republican.,
left, right, middle, neo con...the list of human ism's is staggering.
Ultimately though we are all a bunch of dumb monkeys in an amazing
exisistance fighting for domination of and preservation of the agendas
of ourselves as individuals and sometimes as groups aka tribes aka
races aka etcetc.
should all fight the good fight but we should never kid ourselves or
our 'peoples' about the reallity of the agenda. Thanks for the
-- From a reader who identified himself only as "US"
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