February 22, 2013
‘Anthropologists Gone Wild’
Chagnon was there during the crossover and seemingly overnight went from a well-respected scientist to an evil Nazi responsible for genocide. “Impassioned accusations of racism, fascism, and Nazism punctuated the frenzied business meeting that night,” writes Chagnon of a talk he and a colleague had in 1976. They were at the American Anthropological Association and wanted to examine how genes affect behavior, but their peers demanded the discussion be shut down. Eventually, AAA head Margaret Mead was forced to point out that these anti-Nazis were acting like Nazis themselves. She likened their behavior to a book burning. (…)
When Changon proponent Howard Bloom said in his book The Lucifer Principle that violence was a natural trait that many groups use to assert themselves, a group of Muslims asserted themselves by threatening to punish him. Bloom was obviously correct, but that didn’t make his ideas any more palatable. Books such as Keeley’s and Bloom’s are exceedingly rare because they contain hatefacts. Keeley talks about Native American mass graves from pre-civilization warfare. We learn of Indians shooting dozens of arrows into a victim after he’s dead so he’ll be incapacitated in the afterlife. We also see a debunking of the myth that the white man taught Indians to scalp. This doesn’t fit the corrupt-white-man narrative and so it has no place in modern academia.
McInnes’s throwaway line — “The Bell Curve is still treated like it was written by the Unabomber” — could use some fine tuning, however.
Since the Unibomber’s tract sounds no different than a typical article by Al Gore in Mother Jones, a more accurate simile would be “like it was written by William Luther Pierce.”