Sunday, October 23, 2005

Two More Victims of Racism

Our title refers to thirteen-year-old twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede, otherwise known as "Prussian Blue," a singing duo who record and perform anthems of white supremacy. ABC News is covering their role in the ever-present, ever-weirder world of organized racism.

Gentle readers interested in the not-so-gentle story might want to check out material on this white supremacist website or the group's own website.

These girls, of course, are pawns of their parents. Both mother and father, who apparently no longer live at the same address, are devotees of the racist mythology of the Nazis and their forebears. Had they more conventional stage parents, they'd be appearing on a WB sitcom or recording puppy-love ballads for airing between shows on the Disney Channel.

On the subject of the Nazis and their forebears, the girls opine that their primary social concern is that white girls with good eugenics aren't having enough children to replace the race. This they have in common not only with the National Socialist Party of Germany's Third Reich but also with Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. But don't look for them to appear at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser soon.

So many aspects of this story are disturbing, but we turn from them to the one truth about all such phenomena: the modern concept of race is a social construct without scientific basis. The truth is that all humans are enormously similar genetically, that genetic differences are more pronounced for selected populations within "races" than general differences across "races," and that so-called "racial purity" has never existed at any point in human history. It is mathematically certain that everyone in the world has multiple ancestors from all "racial" groups as we identify them today. Everyone reading this blog, for example, is statistically almost certainly a descendant of Confucius, Nefertiti and Mohammed, not to mention Charlemange.

SWNID wishes we could quote Stanley Crouch exactly on this point, but we will paraphrase: It is highly ironic that a nation that prides itself on its scientific precision classifies people as "black" or "white" when it is patently obvious that no humans exist in either of those colors.

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