American Renaissance - 2 - July 2011
Letters from Readers
Sir—After reading the June 2011 arti-
cle “Who’s White; Who’s Not” I would
like to draw your attention to an articlein
about genetictesting done on men from the Levant
(“Who Were the Phoenicians?” Oct.
2004). The results showed that many of them were of European decent. I wouldassume the rationale the US governmentuses to justify calling people from the
Middle East “white” is that many of
them really are white. Farsi-speakingIranians are certainly white.Frank Pucillo, Davie, FloridaSir—In her letter to AR of June 2011,Sarah Wentworth praised my book,
Afrmative Action Hoax
but pointedout that I do not answer one question:“Whom are the practitioners of racepreferences most trying to deceive:
themselves or others?”I was born in 1943 and have been try
-ing to understand the mentality behindanti-white discrimination by whites
since the middle 1960s. My bewilder
-ment increased when President Nixonand Republicans in the House of Rep-resentatives defeated the one attemptto end anti-white discrimination, whichmost House Democrats supported, andthen increased anti-white discrimina-tion despite Democratic opposition (seepages 271-2, 277-8 of my book).All I can say is that I think that the
mentality of the practitioners of afrma
-tive action is related to the mentality of most of its critics, who claim (incor-rectly, as I show in my book) that its vic-tims are blacks, Hispanics, and Asians,because they do not want to defend itsreal victims: whites. However, I do notunderstand their mentality either.So, I’m sorry Miss Wentworth; yourquestion is obvious and important, butI do not know the answer.Steven Farron, Johannesburg, SouthAfricaSir—I can back up Kyle Bristow’sJune article on blacks and whites seeing
Osama bin Laden’s death differently. On9/11, I was working in lower Manhattan
on Church Street, only one block awayfrom the World Trade Center. As I mademy way north with throngs of people,I heard a black woman scream, “Howcan they do that?
people is up inthere, too. This is the white man’s busi-
ness!” One or two other blacks yelled
similar things. Her complaint was thatwhatever beef Arabs or Muslims hadwith America, it was with the whites inWashington, DC, not black maintenancemen or black secretaries working for
nancial institutions in the towers.
There is something to this view, of course, but it is hardly evidence that
“9/11 brought us all together.”
John Ingram, Harrisburg, Penn.Sir—In Nicholas Stix’s otherwisevery good June review of Jared Taylor’s
I was surprised by histreatment of Mr. Taylor’s Chapter 4, the
summary of scientic ndings on racial
awareness. Mr. Stix wrote that he foundthe chapter unpersuasive because he is
not “a Darwinian.”
What does Darwinism have to dowith it? Mr. Taylor reports, for ex-ample, that babies only a few monthsold prefer to look at faces of their ownrace, and that adults show biologicalsigns of stress when they must deal
with people of other races. These nd
ings tell us something signicant about
race, whether you are a Darwinian or acreationist or a Buddhist nudist.What this means is that there arepeople in laboratories all over the coun-try discovering that race directly affectshuman judgment and interaction, anddoes so even when people try very hardto ignore race. Mr. Taylor also cites astrong correlation between a society’s
“diversity” and its level of conict.
The mountain of examples Mr. Taylorassembles to refute the view that “diver-
sity” is a strength is convincing. How
ever, I found the theoretical/biological
framework for preferring homogeneityeven more convincing. Science tells usit is human nature to prefer one’s ownkind. The media are very quiet aboutthis, of course, but it means that any at-tempt to build a multi-racial society isan attempt to remake human nature andtherefore is likely to fail. That chapterall by itself destroys the premises of thelast 50 years of American folly.
Steven J. Andrews, Tulsa, Ok.
Sir—I am more optimistic thanHippocrates about the fate of Europe.
In his June “Galton Report” he predicts
that non-whites will become the major-ity of most of Western Europe withinthis century.However, Europeans are waking
up. Openly restrictionist parties are on
the rise almost everywhere, and themainstream parties must adopt some of their positions if they are not entirelyto lose favor. In the face of the recentonslaught of Tunisians and Libyans,European countries are unilaterallyabrogating the Schengen agreement thatabolished borders within the EuropeanUnion. Poll-takers tell us Marine Le Penshould make it into the second round of the French presidential elections, andthat the Austrian Freedom Party would
come in rst if legislative elections were
held tomorrow.Remember: Europeans cannot behocused with that we-are-a-nation-of-immigrants rubbish that works onAmericans. We cannot be browbeatenwith reminders of how we treated thenatives or enslaved blacks, and manyEuropean countries don’t have animperialist past to apologize for. The
multi-culti edice is weak in Europe; it
could crumble overnight.Astrid Carlsen, Denmark