American Renaissance - 3 - January 2000
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race of thieves with the hearts of rab-bits. . . .“North America alone will support abillion people; that billion will be Japa-nese with their slaves. Not arid Asia, norworn-out Europe (which, with its pecu-liar and quaint relics and customs shouldin the interests of history and culture,be in any case preserved), nor yet tropi-cal Africa is fit for our people. But NorthAmerica, that continent so succulentlygreen, fresh, and unsullied–except forthe few chattering mongrel Yankees–should have been ours by right of dis-covery; it shall be ours by the higher,nobler right of conquest.”A Burmese journal called
,wrote that the “yellow peril” was noth-ing more than an expression of Darwin-ian superiority. “The West has justified–perhaps with some reason–every aggres-sion on weaker races by the doctrine of Survival of the Fittest; on the ground thatit is best for future humanity that theunfit should be eliminated and give placeto the most able race. That doctrine ap-plies equally well to any possiblestruggle between Aryan and Mongo-lian–whichever survives, should it evercome to a struggle between the two forworld mastery, will, on their own doc-trine, be the one most fit to do so, and if the survivor be the Mongolian, then isthe Mongolian no ‘peril’ to humanity,but the better part of it.”Although it was partially controlledby Japan, China also was a threat to theWest. With one fourth of the world’spopulation, an armed China would posean even greater challenge than Japan.Stoddard reported that in 1905 Chineseschool children were taught to chant thefollowing lines: “I pray that the frontiersof my country become hard as bronze;that it surpass Europe and America; thatit subjugate Japan; that its land and seaarmies cover themselves with resplen-dent glory; that over the whole earth floatthe Dragon Standard; that the universalmastery of the empire extend andprogress. May our empire, like a sleep-ing tiger suddenly awakened, springroaring into the arena of combats.” Therewas good reasons to take note of theAsians.
According to Stoddard, the brownman’s land was the Near and MiddleEast and stretched into northern Africa.Racially it was a jumble, includingwithin its boundaries such groups aslargely-white Persians and Turks,largely-black Yemenite Arabs, and Hi-malayan and Central Asian yellows.With the exception of India, he saw Is-lam as the great unifying force of thisworld. In 1920, the brown man’s worldwas completely controlled by whites, butthis did not guarantee permanent whitecontrol in the face of rising brown soli-darity fueled by what Stoddard called“the Mohammedan Revival.”Ironically, this revival was aided byWestern technology. Newspapers al-lowed Muslims to communicate witheach other across their vast world. ASyrian Christian, Ameen Rihani, char-acterized that world in a May 1912 ar-ticle in
magazine: “A nation of 250,000,000 souls, more than one-half under Christian rule, struggling to shakeoff its fetters. . . . [A] nation with a glo-rious past, a living faith and language,an inspired Book, an undying hope,might be divided against itself by Euro-pean diplomacy but can never be subju-gated by European arms. . . . What Is-lam is losing on the borders of Europe itis gaining in Africa and Central Asiathrough its modern propaganda, whichis conducted according to Christianmethods. . . . Europe drills the Moslemto be a soldier who will ultimately turnhis weapons against her. . . .”Though Islam was a growing force,Stoddard did not think the brown threatcomparable to the yellow peril. WhileJapanese talked openly of racial superi-ority and conquering white lands, thebrown revolt against white rule wasmainly defensive, showing few signs of expansion. Stoddard saw the brown manas having enough room for his growingpopulation and thought any allianceamong the browns would break up afterwhite rule ended. He expected internalwarfare among the browns to be con-stant, and thought a yellow-brown alli-ance unlikely. Stoddard’s main concernwas that resurgent Islam might affectanother sphere of white political control:black Africa.
The Dark Continent
Sub-Saharan Africa was the world of the black man. Four-fifths of the world’s150,000,000 black people lived in Af-rica in 1920, with the rest scattered inthe New World. Africans had sufferedfrom a history of isolation: “Cut off fromthe Mediterranean by the desert whichhe had no means of crossing, andbounded elsewhere by oceans which hehad no skill in navigating, the black manvegetated in savage obscurity, his habi-tat being well named the ‘Dark Conti-nent.’ ” In stark language, Stoddard de-scribed blacks as never having devel-oped a civilization and having no his-