Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:05 AM
Hoagie, that was well written, and has a kernel of truth to it, but to claim the ancients weren't racist but rather just - shall we call it ethnocentric or...uh...'culturalist' lol? - well, lets fo with 'culturist', is silly. Read Aristotle, Plato, or Tacitus and you'll find plenty of references to different races or groups of people as inherently inferior. When the Greeks nobly talked about democracy, it was democracy for the true human. The Greek. I will however agree that racism became more virulent and crystallized as a belief system not unlike religion with European expansion, and finally the hijacking and misuse of Darwin to codify racist "science" like eugenics. rns.