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Dr. Dalton's Aryan Ideal

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Blond Hair, Blue Eyes:
Some Thoughts on the Aryan Ideal

Thomas Dalton, PhD

What is beauty? Specifically, what is it to be a beautiful person? This has long been considered one of those
imponderable questions, akin to asking about the meaning of life. But this does not mean that we cannot have a
valuable and substantive discussion. Beauty, of course, is partly subjective, but it is also partly universal. There
are good reasons, biological reasons, for this. Hence we can make a meaningful inquiry into the matter. This,
despite the fact that discussing beauty in the context of the White race is politically incorrect in the extreme.
Western political elites are currently doing all they can to push the supposed virtues of dark-skin aesthetics, and to
offset or displace any visible presence of White beauty. Despite this, they will fail—for good biological reasons.
When we observe peoples all around the world, we find at least one thing in common: people everywhere value
lightness. People want light-skinned partners, light-skinned children, and they do everything possible to lighten
their own skin. Skin-whitening is big business globally, growing from around $8 billion to nearly $12 billion
within the next few years. (I set aside for the moment the desire of Whites for a tanned-body look; this is a
special case that I will examine later.) Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians all seek light skin, either of their own races
or of the truly White-skinned north Europeans. Along with this come ancillary values: blond hair and blue eyes.
People of dark-skinned races frequently dye or lighten their hair, wear blond wigs or hairpieces, and otherwise
employ various tactics to appear light-haired or blondish. Blond hair is indeed rare; only around 5% of White
adults are naturally blond. And yet, some 60% to 70% of White women dye their hair blond at some point.
Blue eyes are more common, existing in something like a quarter of White Americans and perhaps half of White
Britons. And they do appear in many other racial groups; approximately 10% of all humans globally have some
shade of blue eyes. The percentage is highest, unsurprisingly, in the Scandinavian countries, where up to 90% are
blue. As with blond hair, blue eyes are almost universally seen as attractive. We can rest assured, if there was some
way to change eye color as there is with hair, millions would do it.
It is striking, then, that these universally-accepted qualities of beauty derive from, and primarily reside in, Whites
of northern Europe. The White race, it seems, contains within itself the global standard of beauty. Whites could
indeed be justifiably seen as the most beautiful race in the world. This fact should be a source of pride for Whites
everywhere, something they should never want to hide or diminish.
And yet, in our PC world of today, we are not allowed to speak this way. It sounds far too “supremacist,” far too
“racist,” for sensitive ears. Our media and academic elites are far more concerned that the races and ethnicities
lacking such qualities—virtually all blacks, and the vast majority of Arabs, Hispanics, Asians, and Jews—might
“feel bad” if we highlight or praise White beauty, so they do everything conceivable to accentuate black, dark
brown, and mulatto characteristics. The result is that White beauty is disparaged, and the world everywhere
becomes that much uglier.
One might ask: Why is this even important? Why the emphasis on blueness of eye color? Or on blond hair?
Are such things just “pretty”? And even if they are, why do so many people find blue eyes and blond hair
attractive—as they undeniably do? These are pregnant questions. I will argue here that such features are not
“just” appealing; or rather, they are appealing for very real and consequential reasons. In this essay, I want to
examine a number of diverse but related aspects of the blond-haired, blue-eyed ideal—an ideal that also goes by
such names as ‘Nordic,’ ‘Scandinavian,’ and more controversially, ‘Aryan.’ Let’s first start by taking a look at
the physiology of the Aryan people.

The Science of ‘Aryanism’

The Aryans have an interesting history, no doubt. Consider the basic etymology involved here. The root of the
word, arya, is Sanskrit. Originally, circa 2000 BC, it meant simply speakers of Sanskrit language; later it
became associated with the lighter-skinned peoples of central Asia. Due to their superior abilities and
intelligence, and capacity for culture-building, the term ‘Aryan’ became synonymous with ‘the best’ or ‘the
noble.’ As they expanded southward and eastward, they became the dominant ruling people. In this sense, the
Aryans are indeed rulers or masters of others; but it was by dint of their superior skills, intelligence, and
morality. In a way, it was a justly-earned dominance.
Scientists today almost uniformly avoid all talk of Aryans, preferring to reserve that term for linguistic and
perhaps cultural groups of people. And of course, the Nazi association makes the term largely taboo, in any
case. But science, thankfully, has the power to overcome taboos. Recent scientific research has shed new light
on the biological and historical origins of the light-skinned people of the north.
Let’s take the long view for a moment. The human legacy goes back at least 7 million years, to the earliest
appearance of the genii Australopithecus and Ardipithecus. These were not yet of the genus
Homo—‘human’—which would appear only around 2.5 million years ago. But they were proto-humans, and
were our common link to chimpanzees, who are our closest genetic relatives. These proto-humans were, like
modern chimps, fully hair-covered, with silky black hair. Their skin, though, was light—even white. Even
today, if we were to shave bare a chimpanzee, he would be white. The biological reasons for this are clear: dark
skin, like dark hair, is an evolved characteristic to protect from strong sun. The dark pigmentation comes from
melanin, which exists in two forms: eumelanin and pheomelanin. The former has a dark brown tone, the latter
reddish. The amount and combination of these two determine the actual color of one’s skin, hair, and eyes.
Functionally, melanin protects the body, the eyes, and specifically the DNA from damage by intense ultraviolet
solar radiation. It can be produced in a short-term and temporary manner, as in tanning, but over millennia, it
can come to be a genetically-heritable, and thus “permanent,” change in skin tone or hair or eye color.
Melanin production, though, is biologically costly. It takes effort and energy for the body to produce and
maintain melanin, something it would rather not do, so to speak. Having evolved in the equatorial regions of
central Africa, proto-humans would have needed to incur the cost of heavy melanin production in their hair and
eyes—but not their skin, being fully hair-covered. Hence they, like modern chimps, would have had white skin,
black hair, and dark brown eyes.
By around 2 million years ago, the first humans began to appear, in the form of Homo habilis and Homo
ergaster. They started to walk upright and to run, and perhaps as result, began to lose body hair—when the
thermal cost became too high. (Rather like wearing a fur coat in summer.) But shedding hair exposed the skin.
Thus, melanin production increased, and our skin became black.
Black-skinned early humans migrated into Eurasia around 1.8 million years ago, and as they moved north, likely
experienced a lightening of their skin. They would have first travelled through the Middle East, at about 30 or
35 degrees north latitude, and then on into Europe, at 45 or 50 degrees north. There is a substantially weaker sun
at such latitudes, and thus within a few thousand years, humans would have gradually lost melanin—in skin, in
hair, and in eyes. In a sense, human skin began to revert to its evolutionary natural tone—white.
In the North, something else happened: humans first experienced winter. That is, cold weather, ice, and snow.
As black Africans, we had no evolutionary experience with such things; but now, these intrepid northerners
needed to adapt: to stay warm, to cook and preserve food, and to build suitable shelters. The intellectual and
cognitive burden increased, and undoubtedly this new evolutionary pressure pushed us to think more, to think in
more sophisticated ways, and thus to have more-evolved brain functions. It also increased the need to cooperate,
to trust one’s neighbors, and to create reliable and durable social networks. In short, the northerners became
more sociable, and they became smarter. 1

Today we have evidence of light-skinned, ‘white’ people that lived in the Middle East around 25,000 years ago.
(Undoubtedly they existed long before that, but we lack the evidence to prove it.) A separate group of humans
apparently entered Europe via Spain around 19,000 years ago, and we have evidence that they had bluish eyes;
this is our earliest indication that eye color had begun to lighten, upon reaching 40 degrees latitude or so. (I note
here that hominid eyes are “naturally” blue, that is, when lacking the protective melanin. Blue is not a pigment
or color per se, not like a ‘dye,’ but rather simply the absence of the darkening melanin.)
As people pressed further north into central Eurasia—say, above 50 degrees north latitude—skin and eyes would
have naturally continued to lighten, and eventually the hair as well. About the same time as bluish eyes
appeared in Spain, blondish hair began to appear in north-central Asia. By 8,000 BC, the ‘westerners’ that had
come up through Spain, and the ‘easterners’ that came via the Middle East, met and began to interbreed in north-
central Europe. These people, now called Scandinavian Hunter-Gatherers, would have had all-white skin and a
predominance of blue eyes and blond hair. A final wave of immigrants, the Yamnaya, arrived around 3,000 BC;
as they blended into the existing hunter-gatherers and began to settle into fixed agricultural communities, they
formed the core of modern-day north Europeans. These people, circa 3,000 BC, would have been the first true
Aryans. Over the next 2,000 years, they would come to dominate the scene in all of north-central Europe.
The result is striking, even today, and especially in the Nordic countries—those that lie above 55 or 60 degrees
latitude. I have spent some time in these countries in recent years, and the predominance of very blond people,
especially blond women, is obvious. (Women tend to have lighter blond hair than men, and children more than
adults.) In my travels, it was not uncommon to see groups of three or four college-aged women, all of whom
had long, flowing, pure blond hair. I have seen young children with astonishingly blond hair—so depigmented
as to be almost white. They almost appear as albinos, but of course they are not. The effect of the sun on human
appearance and human genetics is truly amazing. 2
Divine Northerners
For all of recorded history, people have told myths and stories of others living in the far-off lands of the north.
These would have been based on actual experience with these mysterious and striking people, some of whom
would have traveled south. Hardened to the rigorous climate, intrepid, smart, and able to construct civilizations
and cultures, it is no wonder that such people took on a mythic quality. And their striking physical appearance
came to be the visible sign of such a noble personage. In this way, blue eyes, blondness, and very white skin
came to be seen as good, rare, desirable, and beautiful—perhaps divinely-inspired, perhaps godly. 3

1 Today this is known as the ‘Cold Winters Thesis’. See, for example, “Only in America: Cold Winters Theory, race, IQ,
and well-being” (B. Pesta and P. Poznanski, 2014), Intelligence 46; and R. Lynn, Race Differences in Intelligence (2015).
This idea is sometimes viewed as a modern reactionary theory, but in fact it goes back at least to Arthur Schopenhauer. In
1851, he said “Only after man propagated his stock during a long period of time outside his natural [African] habitat
between the tropics and extended it…into the more frigid zones, did he become fair and finally white. … The highest
civilization and culture, apart from the ancient Hindus and Egyptians, are found exclusively among the white races… All
this is due to the fact that necessity is the mother of invention because those tribes that emigrated early to the north, and
there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers and invent and perfect all the arts in their struggle
with need, want, and misery, which in their many forms were brought about by the climate. This they had to do in order to
make up for the parsimony of nature, and out of it all came their high civilization” (Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2,
Oxford University Press, pp. 157-159).
2 In notable contrast to the native Scandinavians are the imported black African and Middle-Eastern “refugees” that are now
quite visible in all major cities there. One cannot help but feel that there is something profoundly anti-natural about this
situation, that somehow these recent immigrants simply do not belong there. It feels like a crime against nature.
3 This, in fact, was exactly Plato’s view. In his Republic we find a passage in which he is discussing various physical
attributes of boys and young men, including skin tone. Some boys are swarthy and dark-toned, but “the pale ones are
children of the gods (leukous de theōn paidas einai)” (474d)

When it came to formalizing the official gods and myths of the various European cultures, then, it is
unsurprising to find that the southern Europeans, in particular, would construct their gods and heroes in the
image of these divine northerners. This is reflected, very explicitly, in their writings. Consider, for example, the
incomparably important writings of Homer—the Iliad and the Odyssey, circa 800 BC. 4
When we review the Iliad for relevant references, we find around 15 mentions of light-colored hair. Most of
these are applied to the Spartan king Menelaus, but also to the gods Apollo and Demeter, to the demigod hero
Achilles, and to the figures of Meleager and the woman Agamede. In all cases, Homer uses the same Greek
word: xanthos. Formally, xanthos means ‘yellow’ or ‘bright’, as in our English word ‘xanthic’ (“of, or relating
to, a yellow color”). Technically, every usage by Homer of xanthos should be translated as ‘blond.’ But, for
poetic effect, the various translators of Homer have chosen a variety of related terms and phrases. Thus, for
example, we find reference to the “fiery hair” of Apollo (1.235), the “golden hair” of Meleager (2.737), the “red-
haired Menelaus” (3.338), “blond Demeter” (5.575), “blond Agamede” (11.880), and the “red-gold” hair of
Achilles (23.162)—all xanthos. And this, in a single translator’s edition! 5
One also finds other translated references to “fair hair,” which we might presume to mean ‘blond.’ But in these
instances, Homer uses the word eukomos, which literally means “good hair.” This, of course, need not be blond,
so we are left with an uncertain picture in mind.
Regarding light-colored or blue eyes, we find in the Iliad a single reference: in chapter one, Homer refers to the
goddess Athena and her “clear grey eyes.” In Greek, the word is glaukopis—literally, blue or blue-green
(glaukon) eyes. More often today we might refer to someone with “steel-blue” eyes, which is more flattering
than “grey”—but the point is the same.
In the Odyssey, we find fewer references to xanthos hair (e.g. the “yellow locks” or “russet curls” of Odysseus
[13.455]), but more to the glaukopis of Athena (e.g. 2.424, 2.475, 13.325). In all there are about half as many
such references as in the Iliad. But notably, in both works, the characteristic features belong to gods, goddesses,
and heroes. They are clearly marks of distinction and noble birth.
Homer’s contemporary, Hesiod, makes a handful of similar references in his much-shorter Theogony. There we
find four mentions of the glaukopis of Athena (lines 10, 575, 890, and 924), and he also writes of the “xanthos
Ariadne” (line 950), presumably meaning her hair. He then adds one new term: khrusokomes, or ‘golden-
haired.’ This is applied to the god Dionysus (line 950).
Other such ‘Aryan’ references would follow in subsequent centuries. Around 525 BC, the philosopher
Xenophanes examined the customs of the Thracian people—modern-day Bulgarians, roughly. He wrote that
“their gods are blue-eyed (glaukos) and red-haired (pyrros)”. 6 The use of the word pyrros—from pyr, ‘fire’—is
interesting; the gods surely had “fiery-red hair,” no doubt.
Into the 400s BC, two great lyric poets of the ancient world, Pindar and Bacchylides, made several relevant
references. In Pindar we find mention of the xanthos Graces, xanthos Achilles, xanthos Danaans, khrusokomes
Apollo, xanthos Menelaus, and for the first time ever, xanthos Athena—blond gods and heroes all. 7 Regarding
4 We believe that Homer lived sometime around 800 BC in the region called Ionia, comprising the far west coast of modern-
day Turkey. This area had been part of the Greek proto-empire since at least the 1000s BC.
5 Robert Fagles’ translation (1990). The line numberings of Fagles are slightly different than other translations,
unfortunately.
6 Fragment 3, from Clement, Miscellanies.
7 Source information: xanthos Graces (Nem 5.55), xanthos Achilles (Nem 3.45), xanthos Danaans (Nem 9.15),
khrusokomes Apollo (Olym 6.42; Pyth 2.15; Olym 7.34; Isth 7.49), xanthos Menelaus (Nem 7.30), and, xanthos Athena
(Nem 10.8).

blue eyes, Pindar makes only three such mentions, all of the glaukopis of Athena. 8 For his part, Bacchylides
writes of xanthos Briseis, xanthos Athena, khrusokomes Apollo, khrusean Aphrodite, the surprisingly xanthai
Spartans, and more generally of “the mortal men who crown their golden (xanthan) hair”. 9 Bacchylides makes
no reference to the blueness or greyness of anyone’s eyes.
Pindar, furthermore, was among the first to give the mysterious blond and blue-eyed northerners a name; he called
them Hyperboreans. This name means, literally, those dwelling beyond (hyper) the north winds (boreas). His
first and oldest ode (Pythian 10), circa 498 BC, provides an extended and fascinating account of these people:
Neither by ship nor on foot could you find the marvelous road to the meeting-place of the
Hyperboreans. Once Perseus, the leader of his people, entered their homes and feasted among
them, when he found them sacrificing glorious hecatombs of donkeys to the god. In the festivities
of those people and in their praises, Apollo rejoices most, and he laughs when he sees the outright
arrogance of the beasts. The Muse is not absent from their customs; all around swirl the dances of
girls, the lyre’s loud chords, and the cries of flutes. They wreathe their hair with golden laurel
branches and revel joyfully. No sickness or ruinous old age is mixed into that sacred race;
without toil or battles, they live without fear of strict Nemesis. Breathing boldness of spirit, the
son of Danae [Perseus] once went to that gathering of blessed men, and Athena led him there.
(lines 29-46) 10
The Hyperboreans are thus beloved by the gods, happy and joyful, full of life, and free from pain and strife.
They are, indeed, a “sacred race” (hiera genea).
Sometime around 425 BC, the great historian Herodotus issued his classic text, Histories. There he discusses the
characteristics of many peoples and nations across the known world, including those of the Budinians, who were
marked by their glaukos eyes and pyrron hair (4.108). The specific location of these people is unclear, but they
apparently hailed from just north of the Black Sea, in the southern part of modern-day Ukraine.
Notably, Herodotus too elaborated on the Hyperboreans. In his same work, he details a story of two
Hyperborean girls who travelled south bearing gifts for the Greeks, only to end up dead in Delos—accident or
murder, we are not sure. A portion of his tale is as follows:
Concerning the Hyperborean people, neither the Scythians nor any other inhabitants of these lands
tell us anything, except perhaps the Issedones. … But Hesiod speaks of Hyperboreans, and Homer
too in his poem The Heroes’ Sons, if that is truly the work of Homer. 11
But the Delians say much more about them than any others do. They say that offerings wrapped in
straw are brought from the Hyperboreans to Scythia; when these have passed Scythia, each nation
in turn receives them from its neighbors until they are carried to the Adriatic Sea, which is the most
westerly limit of their journey; from there, they are brought on to the south, the people of Dodona
being the first Greeks to receive them. From Dodona they come down to the Melian gulf, and
[ultimately] to Delos. Thus, they say, these offerings come to Delos.

8 Source information: Nem 7.30; Olym 7.34; Nem 10.8. Note: If Athena is now both blond-haired and blue-eyed, she is
surely the definitive Aryan goddess.
9 Source information: xanthos Briseis (Ode 13.135), xanthos Athena (Ode 5.90), khrusokomes Apollo (Ode 4.1), khrusean
Aphrodite (Ode 9.70), xanthai Spartans (Ode 20.1), and “the mortal men who crown their golden (xanthan) hair” (Ode
9.20).
10 Further brief references to Hyperboreans occur in Isthmian 6 (circa 484 BC) and Olympian 3 (circa 476 BC).
11 Any such references by Hesiod or Homer are lost to history.

But on the first journey, the Hyperboreans sent two maidens bearing the offerings, to whom the
Delians give the names Hyperoche and Laodice, and five men of their people with them as escort
for safe conduct… But when those whom they sent never returned, they took it amiss that they
should be condemned always to be sending people and not getting them back, and so they carry the
offerings, wrapped in straw, to their borders, and tell their neighbors to send them on from their
own country to the next… I know that they do this. The Delian girls and boys cut their hair in
honor of these Hyperborean maidens, who died at Delos… In this way, then, these maidens are
honored by the inhabitants of Delos. …
I have said enough of the Hyperboreans. I won’t tell the story of Abaris, alleged to be a
Hyperborean, who carried an arrow over the whole world, fasting all the while. But if there are
men beyond the north wind, then there are others beyond the south. (4.32-36)
Not quite the “sacred race” of Pindar, but still a people portrayed as generous, noble, and exceptional. 12
By the late BC and early AD period, Roman writers were making note of the same distinctive qualities. Horace
(23 BC) describes one Pyrrha in terms of her flavam comae—blond hair. And he speaks of a Phyllis as having
similarly flavae hair. 13 In 100 AD, the great Roman historian Tacitus, in his highly consequential discussion of
the Germanic people, refers to their caerulei oculi (“fiery blue eyes”) and their rutilae comae (“red hair”). Two
decades later, in his Satire 13, and speaking of the same people, Juvenal deployed the terms caerula and flavam
to refer to the Germans’ blue eyes and (now) blond hair. These were the first explicit historical connections
between Germanism and Aryanism.
Such were the views of the ancient world. Little changed, biologically, over the next two millennia, given that
there were no major waves of migrations, nor yet any high-speed transport that would have enabled rapid
population movement. During this time, the superior Europeans set about creating Western civilization,
advancing technology, and creating art and culture on an unprecedented scale. Into the mid-19 th century,
Aryanism had gained scientific credibility, and was taken mainstream by such men as Arthur de Gobineau, most
notably in his Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races (1853). Some decades later, Houston Chamberlain’s
influential work Foundations of the 19 th Century (1899) further advanced the Aryan thesis. Chamberlain placed
particular emphasis on the Aryan-Germanic peoples who, he argued, had been responsible for the most significant
advances in Western culture. It was this belief in German superiority that led him to join the National Socialist
party early on; Chamberlain was in fact a great supporter and advocate of Hitler, until his death in 1927.
It was via such men as Chamberlain and, later, Hitler and Alfred Rosenberg, that the concept of ‘Aryan’ became
so closely associated with ‘Nazism.’ Thus it was that both the culture-building, idealistic Aryan and the Nordic-
Scandinavian blue-eyed blond aesthetic were blended into the overall National Socialist worldview—for good or
bad. From then on, the Aryan ideal of beauty was stained with the supposed Nazi conception of a master race. I
will address this whole topic in a follow-up essay.
Closing Thoughts
What is the legacy of all this today? Firstly, I think it shows that the Nordic/Aryan aesthetic is not just a matter of
“good looks.” It is a reflection of a long genetic history in northern climates, and is a parallel marker with several

12 I note in passing that no less a figure than Nietzsche was evidently inspired by this same northern people. At the very
beginning of his landmark essay Antichrist, he states “We are Hyperboreans.” “We”—Nietzsche and his
followers—intellectually dwell among the ice and snow, far away from the comfortable, complacent, so-called civilized
people; “we know very well how far off we live,” he says.
13 In Odes 1.5 and 2.4, respectively.

positive human qualities: creative, trusting, culture-building, sociable, intelligent. The same evolutionary forces
that gave people blond hair, blue eyes, and white skin also gave them a number of salutary virtues.
Second, it marks a sharp contrast with the popular, Jewish/Hollywood image of mixed races, blacks, Asians,
mulattos, and generally “people of color.” Jewish Hollywood wants to foist on Americans—and the whole
world—an ideal of random race-mixing. They do this via many images and storylines that simultaneously
promote racial mixing and disparage White ideals, especially the classic Aryan/Nordic aesthetic.
For example, Hollywood loves to play up the “dumb blonde” stereotype. Blondes are ok, but they have to be
stupid, or naïve, or superficial. But as a factual matter, this seems to be untrue. In fact, there is some data for
the contrary. In an interesting paper from 2016 titled “Are Blondes Really Dumb?,” author Jay Zagorsky draws
from a large national database to show that “blonde women have a higher mean IQ than women with brown, red,
and black hair.” Furthermore, blondes “are more likely classified as geniuses” than people of other hair colors.
The differences were more pronounced among women than men. 14
Additionally, there is an old study—from almost 100 years ago—that argues for a similar result. Professor G.
Estabrooks compiled data on nearly 1,000 boys and girls, ranging in age from 9 to 16. Based on a coarse sorting
between “light” and “dark” hair, the light-haired children had an average IQ of 109, versus 106 for the dark-
haired. He also looked at correlation with eye color, and by this measure, the blue-eyed group had an average of
109, versus 105 for the brown-eyed. 15 Obviously we would need further data to draw firm conclusions, but
indications are that the ancient Aryan advantage has carried down, in some degree, to the present day.
And then we can look at entire nations. Not long ago, Lynn and Meisenberg (2010) calculated average IQs for
108 countries. Looking just within Europe, we find a significant difference between the four Nordic nations
(Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark) and, for example, four south-European nations (Italy, Greece, Spain,
Portugal); the former average 99, and latter 95. Not a huge difference, but still significant. 16 Once again, this is
in line with our expectations.
Thus is my brief study of Aryan beauty. I have no grand and glorious conclusions to offer, other than the simple
observation that beauty matters. Physical appearance is an expression of one’s genetic inheritance, and thus
reflects the kind of person one is. The same genes that give a certain physical appearance also give a certain
state of mind, certain behavioral tendencies, and certain motivations and values. Beauty is not just “skin deep,”
as our PC crowd like to say. Beauty matters.
Classic markers of White, Aryan beauty have been valued for millennia, and this likely was for very real, very
objective, and very evolutionary reasons. The blue-eyed blonds were smarter, more skilled, more industrious,
and more robust. They were more creative. They were idealistic and altruistic. They knew how to build and
sustain civilizations. They were, in short, better people.
Jews and leftist liberals don’t want to hear any of this—especially Jews, who are notably lacking in blond hair,
blue eyes, and Aryan personality traits. For leftists and Jews, everyone is “equal.” For them, skin tone is little
more than a biological paint, laid over a physical body that is otherwise identical in all humans. This is sheer
nonsense. Privately, Jews know this, of course; but outwardly they all maintain a façade of egalitarianism
because this significantly aids their cause among the Gentile majority. When you are a Jewish supremacist, it is

14 In Economics Bulletin, 36(1): 401-410 (2016).
15 “Intelligence and pigmentation of hair and eyes in elementary school children,” American Journal of Psychology 41(1):
106-108 (1929).
16 “National IQs calculated and validated for 108 nations,” Intelligence 38:353-360 (2010). Particularly striking is a
comparison of ‘light-skinned nations’ with ‘dark-skinned nations.’ But I will leave this for another time.

best to make outward proclamations of equality even as you project supremacist thinking onto your primary
opponents, Aryans and Whites.
Whites everywhere need to relearn about their own glorious legacy and to regain an appreciation for their
outstanding physical and intellectual virtues. As a whole, Whites are the most beautiful, most productive, and
most virtuous race on the planet. This is acknowledged, directly and indirectly, in a million different ways, by
people all across the Earth. We are indeed “children of the gods,” as Plato proclaimed. We are indeed a “sacred
race,” as Pindar recognized. We need to cast off those who would denigrate and debase us, reestablish our long-
lost sense of self-confidence, and reclaim our rightful place in the world community.
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Re: Dr. Dalton's Aryan Ideal

Post by Will Williams » Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:55 pm

Part two
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The Aryan Ideal:
From Ben Franklin to National Socialism

Thomas Dalton, PhD

In my recent essay “Blond hair, blue eyes: Some thoughts on the Aryan ideal,” I examined the physiology and
history of the classic Nordic features. I argued that these hallmarks of beauty have been acknowledged and
respected for millennia and around the world, and thus constitute a kind of universal aesthetic standard or
benchmark for humanity. The Nordic/Aryan people furthermore have been proven to have a number of other
virtues, including higher intelligence, higher moral and ethical standards, and a greater capacity for building
cultures and civilizations. 1 It was not without good reason that Plato called light-skinned people “children of the
gods”; it was not without good reason that Pindar called the northerners “a sacred race”. 2 I concluded that the
White race was the most beautiful and the most virtuous on Earth, based not on my own biased opinion but on
testimony over centuries, scientific research, and on commonly-held views around the world today. Though
representing only some 10% of humanity, Whites have good reason to be proud. We are exceptional, by most
any measure.
Whites used to be proud. They used to speak openly and clearly about their love of one’s own, about their sense
of pride, about their hopes and dreams for a great future for their race. Take, for example, that wise and
insightful Founding Father, Ben Franklin. In 1751 he wrote a short essay entitled “Observations concerning the
increase of mankind.” In it, he expresses concern about the need to fill up the “empty” lands of the nascent
American colony—there being very little talk of independence yet. (This was still five years before the Seven
Years’ War, a conflict that set the stage for the later American revolution.) Franklin clearly understood the
tradeoffs between native-born North European-American natural increases and the “importation” of foreigners
of other ethnicities and races:
The Importation of Foreigners into a Country that has as many Inhabitants as the present
Employments and Provisions for Subsistence will bear, will be, in the End, no Increase of
People—unless the New Comers have more Industry and Frugality than the Natives [Whites], and
then they will provide more Subsistence, and increase in the Country; but they will gradually eat
the Natives out. Nor is it necessary to bring in Foreigners to fill up any occasional Vacancy in a
Country; for such Vacancy will soon be filled by natural Generation. Who can now find the
Vacancy made in Sweden, France, or other Warlike Nations, by the Plague of Heroism, 40 years
ago; … or in Guinea, by 100 Years Exportation of Slaves, that has blacken’d half America? …
Thus there are suppos’d to be now upwards of One Million English Souls in North-America, (tho’
‘tis thought scarce 80,000 have been brought over Sea,) and yet perhaps there is not one the fewer
in Britain, but rather many more… This Million doubling, suppose but once in 25 Years, will, in
another Century, be more than the People of England, and the greatest Number of Englishmen will
be on this Side the Water. …
And since Detachments of English from Britain, sent to America, will have their Places at Home so
soon supply’d and increase so largely here; why should the Palatine Boors [i.e. Germans] be suffered
to swarm into our Settlements and, by herding together, establish their Language and Manners, to the
Exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens,

1 Obviously, this does not imply that individual non-Whites cannot be beautiful or intelligent. Nor does it imply that Whites
lacking in blue eyes or blond hair are in any way inferior. I am speaking here of generalized racial characteristics as they
are realized in large populations. It says nothing about particular individuals.
2 For Plato, see Republic 474d. He was referring specifically to boys and young men, but his statement was clearly in
reference to “the pale ones” in general. For Pindar, see his ode Pythian 10, line 40.

who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never
adopt our Language or Customs any more than they can acquire our Complexion?
Clearly there was no love lost here for the Germans; the mere fact of their foreign language was enough to
hinder true integration. Franklin then closes with these stunning thoughts:
Which leads me to add one Remark, that the Number of purely white People in the World is
proportionably very small. All Africa is black or tawny [i.e. light brown or yellowish]; Asia chiefly
tawny; America (exclusive of the new Comers) wholly so [that is, Native Americans]. And in
Europe, the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians, and Swedes, are generally of what we call a
swarthy Complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who, with the English,
make the principal Body of White People on the Face of the Earth. I could wish their Numbers
were increased.
And while we are, as I may call it, Scouring our Planet…why should we, in the Sight of Superior
Beings, darken its People? Why increase the Sons of Africa, by planting them in America, where
we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely
White and Red [i.e. rosy-cheeked]? But perhaps I am partial to the Complexion of my Country, for
such Kind of Partiality is natural to Mankind. 3
A truly remarkable statement by the 45-year-old Franklin, and one we are not likely to see quoted in a textbook
of American history. Given the amazing opportunity of a vast, productive, and largely open land, why, asks
Franklin, would we import non-Whites? The creators of the American colony were Whites from England, who
included a healthy admixture of “Saxons” (including Frisians, Angles, and Jutes) from the very north of
mainland Europe—people who shared much genetic heritage with the Nordic Scandinavians. Why dilute the
“very small” number of true Whites in the world with yet more dark-skinned races? If only we all were “partial
to the complexion of our (native) countrymen”! Here is true pride in oneself and one’s people, something utterly
lacking in present-day Whites—thanks in part to relentless bashing by Jews and other PC-liberals. Today,
Whites are becoming a minority in their native lands; “I could wish their numbers were increased”—indeed.
Back in Europe, a few brave individuals were proclaiming White virtues, including White/Aryan beauty. As I
mentioned in my previous essay, the earliest prominent advocate was probably Arthur Schopenhauer, who, in his
1851 work Parerga and Paralipomena, wrote that “The highest civilization and culture…are found exclusively
among the white races… [N]ecessity is the mother of invention, because those tribes that emigrated early to the
north, and there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers and perfect all the arts…”
This was followed shortly by Arthur de Gobineau’s influential work, Essay on the Inequality of the Human
Races (1855), which made an explicit and extended case for the superiority of the Germanic/Aryan people.
Enter Nietzsche
By 1883, Friedrich Nietzsche had published his great work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. There he famously
introduced the idea of the Übermensch—the overman, the super-man, the being who would succeed today’s
human in the course of evolution. “I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome” (p.
124). 4 And a few lines later: “The overman is the meaning of the earth.” The precise nature of the Übermensch
is never clear, unfortunately, and he is certainly never described as white or Aryan. Nor is he a conqueror; he is,
to be sure, “the lightning out of the dark cloud of man” (p. 132), but again, we are unclear of the implications.
The overman is associated with “rainbows” and “bridges” (e.g. p. 163), and thus is clearly a transitional figure, a
‘next phase’ in some sense. But he is no world-destroyer, and nothing to be feared. In fact, he does not yet exist
3 From Benjamin Franklin: Representative Selections (1936), F. Mott and C. Jorgenson, eds.; pp. 221-223.
4 Quotations and page numbers come from the standard Kaufmann translation in The Portable Nietzsche (1954).

on the planet; he is still coming, still in the future. “Never yet has there been an overman” (p. 205). He is an
aspiration, not a reality—certainly no “master race,” certainly no proto-Nazi figurehead.
Nietzsche wrote little more on the Übermensch, and in truth, little at all on race, even the White race. Even
Aryans are barely mentioned—though with two notable exceptions. In 1887, he released his book On the
Genealogy of Morals, which contains a striking analysis of the origin of contemporary Judeo-Christian morality.
Early in the book, Nietzsche makes some preliminary comments on the notions of good and evil as he contrasts
the indigenous “pre-Aryan” people of Italy with the “blond, that is Aryan, conqueror race” that arrived from the
north. 5 “The Celts,” he adds, “were definitely a blond race.” A few lines later, we find the one and only
appearance in Nietzsche of the dreaded word: “who can say whether modern democracy…does not signify in
the main a tremendous counterattack—and that the conqueror- and master-race, the Aryan, is not succumbing
psychologically, too?” Here, for the only time, we find him explicitly describing the Aryan as the “conquerer-
(Eroberer-) and master-race (Herren-rasse).” Clearly, though, he is describing a historical reality; this is no
prescription for the present or future. If anything, he is implying that modern democracy has defeated any
remnant of the old conquering Aryan.
Nietzsche picks up this same theme a few sections later, where writes, rather notoriously, of the “blond beast”
(blonde Bestie). The phrase occurs three times in section 11: “One cannot fail to see at the bottom of all these
noble races the beast of prey, the splendid blond beast prowling about avidly, in search of spoil and victory” (p.
40). He then speaks of “the raging of the blond Germanic beast” in reference to German aggression over past
centuries. Finally, and most ominously: “One may be quite justified in continuing to fear the blond beast at the
core of all noble races, and in being on one’s guard against it” (p. 43). It would seem, then, that Nietzsche
locates an aggressive core within the historically conquering peoples of the world—which is undoubtedly true,
given their various invasions and successes. In a European context, the successful invaders would often have
been the Nordic/Aryan blonds from the north, hence the blond beast—the Viking, if you will—at the heart of the
traditionally invading peoples.
Is this bad? Is this evil? Hardly. First, it is simply an acknowledgement of historical reality. Second, it
suggests that something of the lion-hearted persists in the northern Europeans. If so, what of it? Perhaps we
ought to treat them with respect, if true!
The second exception on the topic of Aryans comes in one of Nietzsche’s final works, Twilight of the Idols
(1888), where he has some important words to offer on the Aryans of India vis-à-vis the supposed Aryanism of
Christianity. In India, the noble Aryans, the upper-caste Brahmins, stood in stark contrast to the lower ranks,
especially to the “chandala”—the untouchables. In India, everyone understood the order of rank, and all knew
where they stood. Christianity, by contrast, claims to raise up the lowest of the low, the untouchable chandalas,
to turn even them into the “beloved of God”—and indeed, the favored of God.
For Nietzsche, this was sheer nonsense. Even more: it was sheer Jewish nonsense. The Jew, Paul, created his
universalist church in the manufactured image of a perhaps mythical, and certainly dead, rabbi named Jesus. As
a leading chandala, Paul hated the nobles: the Romans, the Aryans. It was Paul’s hatred of Rome that sparked
the creation of the Christian religion. As a result, Christianity is the enemy of Aryanism; it is the most anti-
noble, “anti-Aryan” religion of all time:
These regulations [of the Hindu Manu] are instructive enough: here we encounter for once Aryan
humanity, quite pure, quite primordial—we learn that the concept of “pure blood” is the opposite of
a harmless concept. On the other hand, it becomes clear in which people the hatred, the chandala
hatred, against this “humaneness” has eternalized itself, where it has become religion, where it has
become genius. Seen in this perspective, the Gospels represent a document of prime importance;
5 First Essay, sec. 6. Quoted here from Vintage Books edition (1989), pp. 30-31.

even more, the Book of Enoch. Christianity, sprung from Jewish roots and comprehensible only as
a growth on this soil, represents the counter-movement to any morality of breeding, of race, of
privilege: it is the anti-Aryan religion par excellence. Christianity—the revaluation of all Aryan
values, the victory of chandala values, the gospel preached to the poor and base, the general revolt
of all the downtrodden, the wretched, the failures, the less favored, against “race”: the undying
chandala hatred as the religion of love. (VII.4, pp. 504-505)
What better cover for this religion of hatred—hatred of the noble, hatred of the Aryans—than to cast it as a
“religion of love”? Paul: that master-hater and master-deceiver of all time. 6
Into the 20 th Century: National Socialism
All these ideas, then, were important precursors to the emergence of Adolf Hitler and his National Socialism,
which first caught the public eye in 1920. For Hitler, Aryans were a major theme in many of his early speeches,
and they were notably present in his Mein Kampf. His critics (Jews above all) were quick to distort things,
decrying the Nazi conception of an Aryan “super-race” that would take over the world, slaughtering their way to
total domination.
We all know the standard line: Hitler was allegedly obsessed with this super-breed of humans—which included
Germans and most ethnicities of Northern Europe—throughout his alleged drive for world-domination. The
‘master race’ concept was closely linked, we are told, to his program of literal mass-murder of Jews, Slavs, and
other “undesirables.” Indeed, his alleged murder of some 6 million Jews, many in gas chambers, was seen as
proof of his master-race ideology. 7 Furthermore, we are told that all of Hitler’s top people subscribed to the
same theory and actively worked on its behalf, which formed a cornerstone of the broader National Socialist
worldview. Consequently, the entire concept of Aryanism is wrong, evil, and hateful. Most importantly, it still
lingers today in the form of so-called “White supremacy” movements, White nationalism, and the dissident right
more broadly. Therefore, it must be unconditionally opposed on all fronts.
The problem here, as usual, is that nearly all of this is wrong. The concept of a master-race (Herrenrasse) is
nearly nonexistent in the actual writings of the leading NS personnel, Hitler included. If there was an
“obsession,” it was with the German people and German nationalism. Hitler was an ultra-nationalist, and this
dictated most of what he did. Yes, he naturally thought of the German people as the best and brightest among
the nations of the world—and with good justification, given the vast cultural and scientific contributions of the
Germanic people over the centuries. Yes, he felt that a nation that was unaffected by Jewish corruption would,
in effect, lead the world by example. But this was not an intention for world domination or world rule—unlike,
say, the United States of today, which strives, at the behest of the Jewish Lobby, to be a global hegemon via its
trillion-dollar military and hundreds of foreign bases.
Furthermore, the “attack” on Jews and other minorities constituted a program of ethnic cleansing, not mass
murder. Hitler and his staff wanted a Germany for the Germans, clear of other detrimental influences and
conflicts that come with Jews and non-German ethnicities. All of Hitler’s terminology in his speeches and
writings indicates a need to forcibly remove Jews and others. Goebbels, too, in his vast private diaries, only and
always spoke of removal and deportation, never—until the very end—of killing. 8 Obviously, amidst a major
war, lots of Jews and other civilians did die, but none through a systematic process of industrial mass-killing.

6 For the full story, the reader is referred to Nietzsche’s Antichrist. See also my essay “Christianity: The great Jewish hoax.”
7 For a recent elaboration on the Jewish death toll, see my essay “The Holocaust of Six Million Jews—in World War One.”
Also of interest here is the book The First Holocaust, by Don Heddesheimer.
8 See my book Goebbels on the Jews (2019; Castle Hill).

If we proceed to cut through the nonsense, we will, first, set aside our obsession with a Nazi “master race” out to
control the world. We will then bring to light, if we are diligent, a number of interesting facts on the truth about
National Socialism and the Aryan ideal.
Rosenberg in his Own Words
Let’s take a moment to examine the thinking of the so-called “leading Nazi ideologue,” Alfred Rosenberg. Four
years Hitler’s junior, Rosenberg was an early member of the NSDAP party, joining in early 1919, some eight
months before Hitler himself. Rosenberg came to the Party with PhD in hand, marking him as one of the
smartest and best-educated of all leading NS figures.
Throughout the 1920s, Rosenberg continued to support the emerging Party even as he continued his academic
and publishing efforts. In 1930, he published his magnum opus, The Myth of the 20 th Century—a stunning and
far-reaching book, encompassing a vast range of knowledge. 9 He covers many aspects of what would come to
be known as National Socialist ideology, and he touches in particular on the question of Aryanism and the blond,
blue-eyed Aryan aesthetic. Consider the following passage from the initial chapter of the book, which examines
this aesthetic as it relates to the culture of ancient Egypt:
In predynastic Egypt, we find the Nordic boat with its swan neck and trefoil decor. But the rowers
are the later-ruling Amorites, already recognized by [Archibald] Sayce as fair-skinned and blue-
eyed. They once travelled North Africa as strictly homogeneous hunter-clans which gradually
defeated the entire land. They then migrated somewhat further, across Syria and toward the future
site of Babylon. The Berbers, among whom even today one finds light skins and blue eyes, do not
go back to the Vandal invasions of the 5 th century AD, but rather to the prehistoric Atlantic Nordic
human wave. The Kabyle huntsmen, for example, are to no small degree still wholly
Nordic—therefore, the blond Berbers in the region of Constantinople comprise 10% of the
population; at Djebel Sheshor they are even more numerous. The ruling stratum of the ancient
Egyptians reveals significantly finer features than the subject people. …
Suddenly, around 2400 BC, reliefs of men with fair skin, reddish blond hair, and blue eyes begin to
appear; these are the “blond Libyans” of whom Pausanias later reports. In the tomb paintings at
Thebes, we find four races of Egypt represented: Asiatics, Negroids, Libyans, and Egyptians. The
last are depicted with reddish pigmentation; the Libyans, on the other hand, are always shown
bearded, with blue eyes and white skins. Pure Nordic types are shown on a grave of the Senye
dynasty, in the woman on the pylon of Horemheb at Karnak, by the swan-boat people on the temple
relief at Medinet Habu [in Egypt], and by the Tsakkarai who founded Phoenician sea travel. Light-
skinned men with golden hair are shown on the tombs at Medinet Gurob. In the most recent
excavations in 1927 in the mastabas at the pyramid of Cheops, the Princess and Queen Meresankh
III (2633-2564 BC) were found depicted with blond hair. Queen Nitocris [c. 2180 BC], legendary
and surrounded by myths, is likewise always said to have been a blonde. All these are racial
memories of a prehistoric Nordic tradition in North Africa. (pp. 22-23)
There is a lot to unpack here, but if nothing else, one gets a feeling for the immense learning of the young Alfred
Rosenberg, who was only in his late 30s when he wrote this. More to the point, he has much evidence that the
divine northerners had a significant impact on southern culture as early as 3,000 BC. This, of course, is
significantly older than the Homeric and pre-Socratic Greek texts that I cited in my prior essay. But it supports
my main points: that waves of northerners pressed down into southern regions, successfully building culture and
civilization in the process. Classical Greeks and imperial Romans were largely of Aryan stock. Consequently,

9 I have published a newly-edited and translated version of this book; see here....

the southern peoples would have been duly impressed by the appearance of the northerners, to the point that they
cast their own heroes, royals, and gods in the Aryan image.
But what about the “master race”? Surely Rosenberg wrote extensively on that topic, did he not? Actually, no.
Myth contains no explicit reference to the concept. He did write in an indirect fashion about human mastery, as
in this passage: “As rugged masters and warriors, the Hellenic tribes supplanted the decaying civilization of the
Levantine traders, and with the labor of the subjugated races, constructed an incomparable creative culture”
(2021, p. 29). 10 In the second half of the book, he wrote:
Today the German people begin to dream Eckhart’s and Lagarde’s dreams again. But many still
lack the courage for this dream. Alien dream-visions still often hinder their spiritual effectiveness.
For this reason, a modest attempt is undertaken here to lay down what, in the two preceding
sections, was represented more analytically as our essence, as an image, insofar as this is permeated
by the eternal Nordic-Germanic ideas… And where this must be outlined, it is done with the
awareness that they could take a completely different appearance if new means of mastery over the
Earth are found. (p. 273)
But this is clearly no program of racial domination by superhumans. Then we have a third indirect reference
near the end of the book, where Rosenberg quotes a British military writer:
The Englishman, Victor Germains, was therefore right when he declared: “The world-conquering
Englishman who, glittering in his virtues and terrible in his passions, rough and brave
simultaneously, raises his hand and…erects a world empire as a creative master people”. (p. 409)
Perhaps surprisingly, it is the Brits who are the self-proclaimed “master people”—not the Germans.
At the end of the war, Rosenberg was captured and hauled before that mock-trial known as the Nuremberg
Tribunal, where he testified extensively in his own defense. His personal attorney, Albert Thoma, queried him
on certain key topics; Rosenberg gave thoroughly impressive and even heroic replies. One portion of the
transcript is particularly relevant here:
DR. THOMA: Mr. President, National Socialism as a concept must be dissected into its constituent
parts. … Then I should like to ask the defendant how he will answer the charge that National
Socialism preached a master-race.
ROSENBERG: I know that this problem is the main point of the indictment, and I realize that at
present, in view of the number of terrible incidents, conclusions are automatically drawn about the
past and the reason for the origin of the so-called racial science. I believe, however, that it is of
decisive importance in judging this problem to know exactly what we were concerned with. I have
never heard the word “master race” (Herrenrasse) as often as in this court room. To my
knowledge, I did not mention or use it at all in my writings. I leafed through my Writings and
Speeches again and did not find this word. I spoke only once of super-humans as mentioned by
Homer, and I found a quotation from a British author, who in writing about the life of Lord
Kitchener, said the Englishman who had conquered the world had proved himself as a creative
superman (Herrenmensch). Then I found the word “master race” (Herrenrasse) in a writing of the
American ethnologist, Madison Grant, and of the French ethnologist, Lapouge.
I would like to admit, however—and not only to admit, but to emphasize—that the word
“superman” (Herrenmensch) came to my attention particularly during my activity as Minister in the
10 The Myth of the 20 th Century (1930/2021, T. Dalton, ed.; Clemens & Blair).

East—and very unpleasantly—when used by a number of leaders of the administration in the East.
Perhaps when we come to the question of the East, I may return to this subject in detail and state
what position I took in regard to these utterances which came to my attention. In principle,
however, I was convinced that ethnology was, after all, not an invention of the National Socialist
movement, but a biological discovery, which was the conclusion of 400 years of European
research. The laws of heredity discovered in the 1860s, and rediscovered several decades later,
enable us to gain a deeper insight into history than many other earlier theories. Accordingly, race…
[President Lawrence interrupts, refusing to allow Rosenberg to finish his statement] 11
Obviously, Rosenberg was attempting to save his own life; but nothing he said is evidently incorrect. As noted,
his primary work includes no mention of the topic, as anyone can confirm. Of course, there was much discussion
of race and racial issues, not only by Rosenberg but also by Hitler, Goebbels, and others; but this in no sense
entails an endorsement of any master-race theory. In the end, the result seems clear: The concept of a world-
dominating master race was not a central NS idea, but rather was mostly imposed upon them by their inquisitors.
Aryan Hitler
Consider, next, the views of Hitler and Goebbels. Let’s start with the latter. As we know, Goebbels kept a
highly detailed diary over nearly the whole of his adult life. It was recovered after the war, and ultimately
published (in German). This massive documentation, covering 20 years, 29 volumes, and some 7,000 pages,
details his intimate thoughts on every conceivable topic. When we scan the entire document for Herrenrasse,
we find just two or three passing references—one of which (21 August 1938) refers, like Rosenberg, to the
Britons; and another (26 December 1943) which quotes Roosevelt’s stated desire to “liquidate the master race in
Germany.” Obviously Goebbels, at least, had no ‘obsession’ with the master-race concept.
In a similar vein, he had little preoccupation with the Aryan ideal. Only very few of Goebbels’ diary entries
even mention Aryans, and they are almost nonexistent in his speeches and published writings. Below are three
of the most relevant passages in the entire diary, as brief as they are:
The prophesy that the Führer made about [the Jews] for having brought on a new World War is
beginning to come true in a most terrible manner. One must not be sentimental about these things.
If we didn’t fight the Jews, they would destroy us. It’s a life-and-death struggle between the Aryan
race and the Jewish bacillus. No other government and no other regime would have the strength to
solve this question in general. (27 Mar 1942)
Eden gave a speech in the House of Commons on the Jewish problem and answered planted
questions. Rothschild, the “venerable MP,” as the English press calls him, took the floor and
delivered a tear-jerker bemoaning the fate of the Polish Jews. At the end of the session, the
Commons observed a minute of silence; all members of Parliament rose from their seats as a silent
tribute to Jewry. That was quite appropriate for the British House of Commons. Parliament is really
a sort of Jewish exchange. The English, anyway, are the Jews among the Aryans. (19 Dec 1942)
So we have to realize that, in this conflict between Aryan humanity and the Jewish race, we still
have to fight very hard battles because Jewry has managed, consciously or unconsciously, to bring
great tribes of the Aryan race into their service. … There is therefore also no hope of returning the
Jews to the circle of civilized humanity through an extraordinary punishment. They will remain
forever Jews, just as we are forever members of Aryan humanity. … On the basis of their very

11 Cited from Streicher, Rosenberg, and the Jews (T. Dalton, ed.; 2020), p. 77. In the end, Rosenberg’s defense failed. He
was hanged on 1 October 1946.

materialistic attitude, the English act similar to the Jews. They are the Aryans that have most
acquired Jewish traits. (13 May 1943) 12
Out of literally thousands of daily entries, these few are all but inconsequential. One could surmise that
Goebbels, being short, club-footed, brown-hair, and brown-eyed, had little personal equity in the Aryan ideal.
And then, what about the man himself? Hitler indeed had much to say on the Aryans, but nothing on any
‘master race’. 13 The same with the blue-eyed blond aesthetic, which almost passes without mention. This is
notable, given that he himself had striking blue eyes. In an early diary entry, Goebbels recounts one of his first
personal meetings with Hitler:
We’re going by car to see Hitler. He’s just eating. He already jumps up and stands in front of us.
Shakes my hand. Like an old friend. And these big, blue eyes. Like stars. He’s pleased to see me.
I am very happy. … Then he speaks here for another half an hour. With wit, irony, humor, sarcasm,
with seriousness, with glow, with passion. This man has everything to be king. (6 Nov 1925)
In his important biography, historian John Toland quotes a number of people attesting to the same. Toland
writes that, according to Josef Keplinger, “[Hitler’s] own eyes…were blue” (p. 16). A professor, von Müller, is
quoted as speaking of Hitler’s “remarkable large light blue eyes” (p. 89). Early enthusiast Kurt Lüdecke
comments on his “intense, steel-blue eyes” (p. 123). And close personal friend Helene Hanfstaengl wrote in her
memoirs of Hitler’s “very blue eyes” (p. 142). 14 Despite this virtue, Hitler apparently placed little emphasis on
eye color.
Regarding hair, again, almost nothing of substance on the blond ideal. In all of Mein Kampf, there is only a
single mention; in volume two, Hitler writes against Jewish racial contamination of the noble German race. He
elaborates:
Look at the ravages that our people are suffering daily as a result of Jewish bastardization, and
consider that this blood poisoning can only be eliminated from the national body after centuries, if
ever. Think further of how the process of racial disintegration is debasing and often even
destroying the fundamental Aryan values of our German people, such that our national cultural
creativeness is regressing and we run the risk, at least in our large cities, of sinking to the present
level of southern Italy. This pestilential contamination of the blood, blindly ignored by hundreds of
thousands of our people, is being systematically conducted by the Jew today. These black parasites
of our nation systematically corrupt our innocent blond girls and thus destroy something
irreplaceable in this world. (vol 2, sec 10.6, p. 194)
But this is a mere passing reference to “blond girls,” and it is not repeated. Even in his major speeches attacking
the Jews, Hitler never refers to the blond-haired, blue-eyed aesthetic. Evidently for Hitler, as for Goebbels, the
physical features were simply not that important.
The ‘Aryan,’ though, makes many appearances in Hitler’s work, as in the above passage. In Mein Kampf,
Aryans are a dominant theme in the highly-important chapter 11 of volume one (“Nation and Race”), where

12 For the full diaries entries as they relate to the Jewish Question, see Goebbels on the Jews (T. Dalton, ed; 2019).
13 Even incidental references are rare. In all of Mein Kampf, for example, there are just a handful of appearances of
variations on the term. For example: “It required the entire bottomless falsehood of the Jews…to lay blame for the collapse
[of Germany] precisely on the man [Ludendorff] who alone had shown a superhuman will (übermenschlicher Willens) and
energy…” Obviously, this is irrelevant to any Nietzschean Übermensch, let alone any ‘master race.’
14 Adolf Hitler (Doubleday, 1976), volume one. Incidentally, Toland also remarks in passing on Hermann Göring’s
“luminous blue eyes” (p. 129).

Hitler expounds on racial mixing, race and culture, idealism, and especially the contrast with the anti-Aryan, the
Jew. The following passages are representative:
Every manifestation of human culture, every product of art, science, and technical skill that we see
today, are almost exclusively the creative product of the Aryan. This very fact fully justifies the
conclusion that it was the Aryan alone who founded a superior type of humanity; therefore he
represents the archetype of what we understand by the term ‘man.’ He is the Prometheus of mankind

If we divide mankind into three groups—founders of culture, bearers of culture, and destroyers of
culture—the Aryan alone can be considered as representing the first group. It was he who erected the
foundation and walls of every great structure in human culture. Only the shape and color of such
structures can be attributed to the characteristics of the various peoples. The Aryan furnished the great
building stones and plans for the edifices of all human progress; only the execution of these plans can
be attributed to the qualities of each individual race. … [T]he real foundations are the enormous
scientific and technical achievements of Europe and America; that is, of Aryan peoples. ….
If, from today onwards, the Aryan influence on Japan ceased—if Europe and America collapsed—then
Japan’s present progress in science and technology might still last for a short while. But within a few
decades, the inspiration would dry up, native Japanese character would flourish, and present
civilization would become fossilized and fall back into the sleep from which it was aroused seven
decades ago by Aryan culture. Therefore, just as present Japanese development is due to Aryan
influence, so in the distant past, foreign influence and spirit awakened Japanese culture of that day. …
This short sketch of the development of the culture-bearing nations gives a picture of the
development and activity—and the decline—of those who are the true culture-founders on this
Earth, the Aryans themselves. (vol one, sec 11.4, pp. 294-296)
The words are compelling, forceful, and clear. Notable is his reference to the Japanese as being an Aryan people;
clearly he draws a larger circle than simply the White, blue-eyed blonds of northern Europe. Hitler adopts the
broader, academic notion of the term—Aryans as culture-creating and noble northerners.
Our Jewish Masters
And we can hardly leave the topic of master-race theory without mentioning the oldest and most consequential
of these: the Jewish master race. Everything is documented in the Old Testament, for all to see: a Jewish god,
Jehovah, the “creator of the universe,” who selects, among all living beings in the cosmos, a small tribe of
belligerent semi-nomads as his favored. “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God
has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth”
(Deut 7:6).
As a consequence, the Old Testament is replete with self-important references to the claimed Jewish mastery
over others. The Book of Exodus states, “we are distinct…from all other people that are upon the face of the
earth” (33:16). Similarly, the Hebrew tribe is “a people dwelling alone, and not reckoning itself among the
nations” (Num 23:9). In Deuteronomy (15:6), Moses tells the Jews “you shall rule over many nations”; “they
shall be afraid of you” (28:10). Then we have Genesis: “Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you”
(27:29); and Deuteronomy, where God promises Jews “houses full of all good things, which [they] did not fill,
and cisterns hewn out, which [they] did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees, which [they] did not plant”
(6:11). Outside the Pentateuch, we can read in Isaiah: “Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings
shall minister to you…that men may bring you the wealth of the nations” (60:10-11); or again, “aliens shall
stand and feed your flocks, foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers…you shall eat the wealth of

nations” (61:5-6). If we are to criticize the concept of a master race, we can start with the Jews; no need to dwell
on the Nazis.

Closing Thoughts
The moral here is that European Whites have much to be proud of. All White Europeans have a more or less
substantial genetic component of northern, Scandinavian, Aryan ‘blood’ (as they used to say), and this accounts
for their broadly good looks, robust health, intelligence, morality, and ability to create civilization. Euro-
Aryans, as we might call ourselves, are distinguished from all other races and ethnicities on the
planet—especially from those white-appearing people of the Middle East or Latin America, who embody a
different genetic heritage and thus a different moral, intellectual, and cultural outlook. We are different from
Indo-Aryans, East Asian Aryans, and any others who have benefited from an admixture of northern genes.
This has two consequences for White Europeans. First, it explains why our physical standard of
beauty—including light skin, blond hair, and blue eyes—is nearly a universal human ideal. Second, it ensures
that peoples lacking in such qualities will be jealous, envious, and even hostile. In the most extreme case of the
Jews, it yields a kind of burning hatred and resentment, and a desire to see us “brought down” to their level, or
less. Jews know that, ultimately, it is only White Euro-Aryans who pose a real threat to their domination of
much of the globe. Ultimately, only we stand in their way.
Thus, in the end, all this comes down to a basic conflict: the future of Whites versus the dominance of the global
Jewish Lobby. If it was true back in 2003 that, via the American superpower, that “Jews rule the world by
proxy,” as Mahathir Mohamad said, then it is all the truer today, nearly two decades later. American Jews alone
own or control some $50 trillion in assets—an astounding fact. Should the reader doubt this, consider that just
the five richest Jews—Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, and Michael
Bloomberg—collectively own more than $500 billion. That’s half a trillion dollars, for just five individuals; we
can thus imagine the combined financial might of 6 million American Jews. Add to this the wealth of some 9
million other Jews around the world, and we get an idea of the situation.
Even so, Whites globally are not without resources. There are around 800 million Whites in the world today, and
their combined wealth and power exceed that of the Jews by a large margin. The problem is that our power is
scattered and diffused, whereas theirs is focused and directed. Most Whites are ignorant of the Jewish Question and
of the coordinated attack on their well-being. Many Whites are vaguely aware, in some very imprecise way, of
“issues” with Jews, but they are too lazy or too distracted to bother investigating the matter. Being generally naïve
and trusting—by nature—Whites have a very hard time believing that there is a hostile minority out there that is
working collectively to undermine their very future. We have a huge educational task before us.
But as the old saying goes, it will probably have to get a lot worse before it gets better. And we can rest assured,
it will get worse. As “America” continues to disintegrate, pockets of opportunity will open up. The same holds
with the “European Union,” which is declining as we speak. The only path forward is for sub-groups of Whites
in North America and Europe to break away completely from their Jewish overlords and establish truly
independent political and financial structures that are completely free of Jews and Jewish influence. Only then
will Whites be free from the constant cloud of Jewish obfuscation. When the fog clears, and when Whites
realize the price that they have paid, the response will be ferocious.
As I have argued here and in my prior essay, Whites are a beautiful, noble, intelligent, and creative race. It is no
boast to acknowledge that we are “children of the gods,” that we are a “sacred race.” This is the message from
antiquity. In the past few centuries, though, we have failed to live up to that legacy. We have been, frankly, an
embarrassment to the gods. We have allowed our better nature to be used against us by unscrupulous, malicious,
corrupt minorities—Jews above all. The rare exceptions, like National Socialist Germany, have shown what can

be accomplished when Whites are free from the Jewish yoke. The potential is breathtaking; we can scarcely
imagine the bright future before us, should Whites regain true political autonomy.
The task is great, the climb is steep. But we are capable of meeting the severest of challenges. The looming
crises will present many opportunities—for independence, for retribution, and for justice. Be prepared; a better
future is coming.
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