Pot Calling the Kettle an Inferior Race

You know what scares me most? Eugenics.

It is human nature to be comforted by our allegiances. There’s a certain exhilaration one gets from being on a team. The bond of comradery and love is something we as people value deeply, and such unity is often found in things like tribalism, nationalism, and, most troublingly, ethnic supremacy.

The dagger is when pride’s isolating effect divides people against each other. One can look to many instances where this type of behavior has occurred, but history’s most glaring and egregious example, where the dream of unity provoked terrible violations against humanity, is, needless to say, Hitler’s push for an Arian master race.

Science has shed light on genetic differences between ethnicities and too often people use these differences to validate ideas of racial superiority.

Ironically, there is a considerable number of people from the Jewish community who have espoused the same type of ethnic superiority eugenics that Hitler did, which reminds me of something Nietzsche said: “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”

Here is what I think is important to remember:
• Ethnic political equality should be of foremost concern
• Biological differences are two minimal and complicated to a) fully understand and b) dictate policy
• Ethnic superiority should be avoided.


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