Notes on Racial Idealism

Allan Callahan

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William Penn observed that “men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.” And the situation, of course, is much worse now. Yet racial idealism is far from dead even though it is more or less taboo to speak of it openly.

Occasionally the taboo will be violated, however, and someone will timidly suggest that maybe we ought to examine the possibility of improving our genetic makeup. Immediately this hapless individual will be pounced upon and reminded that we may be able to produce better horses and dogs, or apples and oranges, because there is a consensus of expert opinion as to what is wanted; but who, they ask, would have the presumption to say what would make an ideal human being?

Here, I think, the critics have gone astray. Improving our white genetic makeup does not mean that we want all men to be six feet tall and weigh 180 pounds, or that we think all women should be blonde and blue-eyed. Rather, we seek not one type but many fine types within our white race. The other races, of course, are free to do as they please about their own genetic makeups; each can choose its own ideals.

Along this vein, though, we should consider that the dark races do not value darkness of skin, but lightness; and the lighter, the better. For example, in Brazil, where there has been widespread miscegenation over the centuries, mixed-blooded individuals, when seeking mates, will usually try to find someone lighter than themselves, with the approval and/or prodding of their families. If they fail, and a darker mate is taken, the family members will refer to it as “a fly in the milk.”

Blacks may say “black is beautiful,” but a look inside negro magazines proves that they do not mean what they say. Most of the black models are of the lighter hue, and these publications do not go in for sloping foreheads, thick lips, and prognathous jaws, either. Many of their models look more white than black, and are, in fact, mulattoes, with more Aryan blood in their veins than negro blood.

Among Orientals, too, we see a substantial variation in skin color, with some being quite dark while others are lighter with a small minority being about as fair as Mediterranean-type white people. But again, as with the negroes, you would find few if any Orientals who would say “the darker the skin – the greater the asset.”

The press today vilifies any white man who says lightness of skin should be an ideal, yet observe the double standard that is in effect. A black man can say “black is beautiful” and get nothing but smiles, or he can say that most Blacks would like to be lighter colored, and again get nothing but smiles. And most of them do prefer lightness of skin. They yearn to look white, want to feel white, would like to be white. But whatever his desires are, the negro gets no guff from the press. The white man, on the other hand, is immediately condemned if he says that his own race should stay white. He then retreats, because he is told he is injuring the black man’s feelings. The feelings of his own people are ignored.

Ask black males if they want white women, and most will deny it, professing loyalty to their own kind. Yet they are increasingly going after white women, which is proven by the inter-racial marriage statistics. Race-pride would make the black male want to stay dark or get darker, yet the dramatic rise in mixed marriages shows that he wants to whiten the strain, not blacken it. In this he shows a distinct preference.

The white woman is now one of his “rights.” Since he was “created equal,” and now has full civil, political, and economic rights, he feels he is just as entitled to possess a white woman as is any white man.

Although some Caucasian men will take a non-white mate, many still have an ideal of female beauty that has not changed over the centuries. Curry lists the feminine ideal in mediaeval times :

. . . blonde, golden hair, like gold wire, eyes sparkling bright and light blue, cheeks lilly white or rose pink, teeth white, evenly set, arms long, snow white hands, white, long slender fingers, waist small and willowy, skin everywhere dazzling white and as silk in softness.

Some think that chromosome-slicing geneticists and DNA men will eventually be able to perform miracles and produce any kind of human being they want. Possibly, but some of these speculations are so far out that we can hardly take them seriously. And even talk of performing a few very minor experiments along the line of improving the breed has brought out storms of protest from egalitarians, who call it “racism.” Of course, if the scientists could turn all people into mongrelized equals, then the protestors might go along with this.

Man came into being some three million years ago. He is one species, so the different races can therefore interbreed (we wish they couldn’t). However, just because they can do so doesn’t mean that they are alike – or equal. Volkswagen cars and Mack trucks both have wheels, seats, lights, brakes, and various other things in common, but there are also many other things they don’t have in common. And even the items they both have generally differ greatly in structure. Are the wheels of a VW very much like the wheels of a Mack truck? Or the brakes?

Yes, whites and blacks both have arms, legs, hair, and brains, but these are not the same in each race. In the latter, the arms, are longer, the shanks of the legs are thinner, the hair frizzy, and the brain smaller. The negro brain also has shallower convolutions and a different make-up of the frontal lobes, which deal with higher reasoning power.

Does the negro have anything that the Caucasian would want to pass on to his offspring? What would it be? His smaller brain? His more ape-like arms? His frizzy hair?

In 1837 Guenevalt listed 47 differences between whites and blacks. There are also lesser differences between Caucasians and Orientals. Everything a healthy-minded white man should consider as a racial ideal is already possessed by his own race and he has nothing to gain by bringing the blood of the dark races into his own gene-pool. Wouldn’t it be a tragedy if someday the blush on a white girl’s cheek was no more to be seen, simply because there were no more white girls to be seen?

If human evolution had suddenly stopped, shortly after it began, man would be a short, hairy, ape-like creature today. Who would say that this creature made an ideal racial type that should have remained the standard forever?

Isn’t it better that man continued to evolve, and is, maybe, still evolving today? If so, then evolution needs to come along the lines nature has already laid out, e.g., along racial lines. To go back the other way, by mixing everyone and all together, would be a mistake. If each follows its own path, the time may come when separate species will develop. Sir Arthur Keith said: “The truth is that the ways of natural evolution are incompatible with those of a common and universal civilization. We can have one or the other as a mode of life, but we cannot have both.” (Evolution and Ethics, VII)

SOURCE: The Liberty Bell, February 1987

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