Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Caucasoids, Whites, and Jews

First off, a note on terminology. There are the five basic races of mankind — Mongoloid, Congoid, Capoid, Australoid, and Caucasoid. Caucasoids originally spread from Iceland through Europe, Russia, and the Middle east, all the way to India. Now they're also all over the place. This is a pretty clear classification. But a subset of the Caucasoid race is the White race. Now, sometimes the two terms are used synonymously, which gives rise to confusion. I prefer to think of the White race as a partial social construct, which includes Caucasoids of Europe and Russia, pretty much coterminous with the old "Christendom" classification. By that measure, Greeks and Lebanese are generally thought of as White, while Persians and Saudis are thought of as Caucasoid but not White. That's arbitrary, but of course useful.

But what about Jews?  Jews are of course not Christians, so that would lead us to think of them as nonWhite. But they are Europeans, mostly, for the last few centuries, and that's why most people think of them as a sort of White person. Interestingly, this is something Jews disagree about themselves. This first is from Vulture of Critique, who is very rebloggable lately, here:
http://vultureofcritique.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/traditional-right-reprints-times-of-israel/

Traditional Right Reprints Times of Israel


William S. Lind’s writing managed to raise my blood pressure yesterday.
 I had been planning on crafting a carefully argued attack on Lind’s political position, which I see as incoherent.  That project will have to wait, because I have to rip them off right now.
 Everything below the fold is from :
Editor’s note: This article is a blog post republished from The Times of Israel. This is an important piece, straight from the horse’s mouth, that illustrates Jewish identity as something separate from that of the European. favicon
By Hila Hershkoviz, December 5, 2014
In response to Haaretz article “Jews, white privilege and the fight against racism in America” (by Benjy Cannon 4/12/14) I would like to say loud and clear: Ashkenazi Jews are not white.
Every time I read about a Jew somewhere identifying as a white person, I cringe. As an Israeli Jew, who like most other Israeli Jews, is completely foreign to the concept of Jews being “white” I would like to address this article to my Jewish brothers and sisters in America.
Ashkenazi Jews who identify as “white”, please understand the following:
1. History and identity – As late as 1987 the US legally defined Jews as non-white. To the best of my knowledge, 50 years ago Jews had the same skin color as they do today. I deduce that white is not skin color, it is first and foremost an issue history and identity. The “white people world” is represented by its European (often colonial) history, it’s culture, heroes, it’s Kings, ethos, faith etc. – and Ashkenazi Jews are not part of that world. Their heroes are the Maccabees and not the Vikings or Joan of Arc, their Kings are David King of Israel and Hezekiah King of Judah (both archeologically confirmed historical figures) and not Kings Edward and George.
Secondly, Jews are not a “religion”. While in the Western world identities fall under the categories of religion or race, Middle Eastern people have tribal identities that are based neither the former nor the latter. Jews, similar to Pashtuns (who also often have pale skin and yet would not identify as white people) and other Middle Eastern Tribes, are neither religion nor race but a tribe. Jewish identity since the days of the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel had always been a tribal/national peoplehood. While tribal practices and customs (which is often incorrectly referred to as “Judaism”) and a strong biological link between many of the members are certainly present, Israelite identity was never based on either of these. Israelite identity has always been a tribal membership that goes by lineage (being born into the Tribes of Israel) or tribal acceptance (which is incorrectly translated as “conversion”). The identity Ashkenazi Jews have today is identical to that of King David whose great grandmother was a Moabite convert, but was nonetheless a Jew by virtue of being born into the Tribes of Israel by lineage.
You are Jews not because of your “religion” (are you even religious?), but because you were born into a tribe/people called the Nation of Israel. You are not “white people” with a “Jewish religion”, you are Jews – members of a people who origniated in Judea, whether you adhere to the laws of the tribe or not.
Thirdly, Ashkenazi Jews have been the victims of Europeans and Western imperialism for centuries precisely because they were not perceived as part of the “white people world”, beginning with the Roman colonialism of their nation state and ending with 6 million of them being killed precisely because they were non-whites.
2. Culture – Whether it’s the Hebrew calendar, the tefillin they put on at their Bar Mitzvah identical to the ancient second Temple tefillin found in Qumran and across Israel or celebrating the Judean revolt for independence in our historic homeland on Hanukkah – Ashkenazi Jews have kept the entire indigenous culture, customs, traditions, books, and to a high extant language and of their ancestors – Judeans and other Israelites.
3. Biology – Although biology is not the main part of the issue, Ashkenazi Jews are not genetically white either. An extensive number of genetic studies show they originated in the Middle East, that despite European admixture they are genetic brothers of other Jews, Palestinians, Druze and Lebanese Arabs and share a highly significant amount of ancestry with Sephardi Jews to whom they are genetically almost identical.
Lastly, Ashkenazi Jews, whether the world likes it or not (and apparently it does not), are direct descendants of the Tribes of Israel, as we know from history, culture, science and a little something I like to call reality. Those who wish to deny it for political or theological reasons, should try forming an alliance with holocaust deniers because the two are no different.
Jews are not white. People who try to argue otherwise are not only abrogating history and denying our people’s authentic identity, they are in fact (even if unintentionally) also practicing a form of Western imperialism, as nobody has the right to superimpose an artificial Western identity on a people with an ancient Middle Eastern-tribal identity. Nobody has the right to try and make Jews, or any other Middle Eastern people, feel they “need” to fit into the “neat” Western categories of religion and race. Nobody has the right to force Jews into identifying as white people when they are clearly not. As for Jews who identify as white without being forced to do so – please decolonize your identities and understand that the identity your claim to express is a falsification of who you really are.
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Elsewhere, on the same general subject, Kevin MacDonald writes:

Ashkenazi Jews Are Not White


In Steve Sailer’s blog about Aaron Sorkin, he quotes a New York Times article:

And Libby Hill, writing for the AV Club, said: “Aaron Sorkin doesn’t understand who the victim is. He doesn’t understand how empathy works. And he, as a rich, powerful, white man in the United States, doesn’t understand that he is among the most privileged people in the world.” [Sailer’s emphasis]

So, according to Ms Hill, Aaron Sorkin is a White man. As Sailer points out, referring to him as “a rich, powerful, Jewish” would be career-ending.

It’s a nice example where Jews are considered to be White when they benefit from it — calling attention to Jewish, as opposed to White, power is definitely not a good career move.
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Read the whole thing here:
http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/12/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-white/
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Quibcag: The illustration is the Norse gods Frey and Freya. You can't get much Whiter than that.

4 comments:

  1. Lebanese aren't white.

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  2. I've heard repeatedly a Jew being asked ''are Jews are race or a religion?'' The answer I've consistently heard was ''both''. You can determine if someone is Jewish (racially) by a DNA test. It is one of three races with a (nearly exclusive) ''racial disease'' - Whites, Cystic Fibrosis, Blacks, sickle-cell anemia, Jews, Tay-sachs.
    This article in Frontpage Magazine put it:
    ''To be called a Jew –even to call yourself a Jew – is different than any other religion. To be called a Christian, you have to believe something.'' and:
    ''But, to be called a Jew you don’t have to believe anything. To be called a Jew, all you have to do is plop out of a Jewish womb. Because these Jews – I’ll call them here “The Plopping Jews” – do not believe anything particularly Jewish.'' as well as:
    ''the folks who Dennis Prager calls “Non-Jewish Jews” and are more generally known as “Secular Jews” (note that it is almost unheard of for someone to call themselves or be called “Secular Christians” or “Secular Muslims”)''
    An example of someone who was Jewish by race but openly despised religion was Ayn Rand. Anyone who's read her writings know about her atheism and in fact, hostility to religion (Christianity in particular).
    There is a saying ''What's good for the Jews?'' (exclusively, regardless of how it affects others) that taken to it's logical extreme can indeed mean ''is it good for one particular Jew no matter what harm it could mean for anyone else''.
    A recent post here pointed out ''to whose benefit were all those wars (and quite possibly future ones) in the middle east?'' The answer quite plainly is ''not America'' - but it does benefit a country in that region to have ''all their troublesome neighbors at each others throats'' instead of troubling them.

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  3. As far as I am concerned there are two groupings of humans. Those in Africa and those that left Africa.If it weren't for religion those that left Africa would have got on very well together.

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  4. Ask a Jew who their people are. There's your answer and it ain't white people. That's why its so easy for Jews to jump up in front of crowds and start screeching about white privilege or some other anti-white mantra they've invented. They don't consider themselves white and except for a inconsequential number of outliers, regardless of their political persuasion, Jews support all the most toxic anti-white agendas floating about, from open borders for white countries, special rights for victim groups, limiting free speech, attacking Christianity, and of course the perpetuation of all the latest anti-white fads and narratives like white privilege, institutional racism, as well as the newly unveiled Final Solution to the "race problem", where white people merely existing in their own nations pose a threat to humanity that must be solved through #whitegenocide. Thanks Jews. LOL

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