The Cathedral is panicking. Modern science overwhelmingly shows that not only is race biologically real but it is also correlates with a number of important traits. Such findings have made the guardians of Politically Correct Thought even more brash and, unfortunately, monotonous in their assertion of “race is not biologically real.”
Case in point. Professor of anthropology Robert Wald Sussman (who recently defamed Jared Taylor) published a hit piece in this week in Newsweek, “There Is No Such Thing as Race” (also reprinted at Raw Story), which is an excerpt from Sussman’s new book on why race is not real. The target of the piece is race, which is not hard to miss, since it’s quite repetitive. In fact, it’s not really an argument at all but just a broken record. Sussman early on says his book has not “dwelt upon all of the scientific information that has been gathered” by scientists et al. about race, and then goes on to discuss Hitler, Medieval injustices against Jews, more Hitler, etc. It’s funny that he cites Franz Boas as a savior of sorts, even though Boas has been thoroughly repudiated as a fraud. He also engages in numerous logical fallacies, such as the one that since race is clinal it cannot exist (race is not always clinal (e.g. think oceans or mountain ranges) and many things are clinal and still exist).
Back to the repetitiveness. In my quick reading of the short essay I counted at least 20 variations of the phrase “race does not exist,” often times back to back with another variation of the claim. Here are samples:
– “race” is not a biological reality
– racial structure is not based on reality
– no biological reality to human race
– myth of race
– racist fallacies
– biological race in humans is nonexistent
– hypothetical “races”
– there are no races
– biological races do not exist
– races do not exist as a biological reality
– race is not a part of our biology
I think you get the point. When I began to focus on how repetitive the excerpt is, it dawned upon me that this is no “essay” but it is a religious catechism for New Creationism, the target audience being the believers (Cultural Marxists), with the hope of picking up a few new converts. The obvious desperation of the piece leaves two possibilities. Either the race-denying New Creationists are on their last legs, or soon we’ll have full-blown Idiocracy.
Theden covers this as well.