Darwin: if "two ['low'] races...crossed... progeny...eminently bad"


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1883 Darwin: “When two races, both low in the scale, are crossed the progeny seems to be eminently bad.”

Darwin, Charles. 1868, 1883. The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (NY: D. Appleton & Co.)
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Chapter XIII: Inheritance Continued-- Reversion of Atavism, page 22:
Notes:

 47 'Journal of Researches,' 1845, p. 71. 
 48 'Expedition to the Zambesi,' 1865, pp. 25, 150.
 49 Dr. P. Broca, on 'Hybridity in the Genus Homo,' Eng. 
 translat., 1864, p. 39.

A paragraph:

 These latter facts remind us of the statements, so 
 frequently made by travellers in all parts of the world, on 
 the degraded state and savage disposition of crossed 
 races of man.  That many excellent and kind-hearted 
 mulattos have existed no one will dispute; and a more 
 mild and gentle set of men could hardly be found than the 
 inhabitants of the island of Chiloe, who consist of Indians 
 commingled with Spaniards in various proportions.  On 
 the other hand, many years ago, long before I had 
 thought of the present subject, I was struck with the fact 
 that, in South America, men of complicated descent 
 between Negroes, Indians, and Spaniards, seldom had, 
 whatever the cause might be, a good expression.47 
 Livingstone-- and a more unimpeachable authority cannot 
 be quoted,-- after speaking of a half-caste man on the 
 Zambesi, described by the Portuguese as a rare monster 

 of inhumanity, remarks, "It is unaccountable why half-
 castes, such as he, are so much more cruel than the 
 Portuguese, but such is undoubtedly the case."  An 
 inhabitant remarked to Livingstone, "God made white 
 men, and God made black men, but the Devil made 
 halfcastes."48  When two races, both low in the scale, are 
 crossed the progeny seems to be eminently bad.  Thus 
 the noble-hearted Humboldt, who felt no prejudice 
 against the inferior races, speaks in strong terms of the 
 bad and savage disposition of Zambos, or half-castes 
 between Indians and Negroes; and this conclusion has 
 been arrived at by various observers.49  From these facts 
 we may perhaps infer that the degraded state of so many 
 half-castes is in part due to reversion to a primitive and 
 savage condition, induced by the act of crossing, even if 
 mainly due to the unfavourable moral conditions under 
 which they are generally reared.

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Darwin extracts:
the degraded state and savage disposition of crossed
races of man.
==
in South America, men of complicated descent
between Negroes, Indians, and Spaniards, seldom had,
whatever the cause might be, a good expression.
==
When two races, both low in the scale, are
crossed the progeny seems to be eminently bad.
==
the inferior races
==
half-castes between Indians and Negroes
==
From these facts
we may perhaps infer that the degraded state of so many
half-castes is in part due to reversion to a primitive and
savage condition, induced by the act of crossing

Compare these Hitler extracts:
the unsuspecting girl whom he defiles
with his blood
==
he tries to destroy the racial foundations of
the people
==
pulling down the blood barriers
==
Negroes into the Rhineland… ruining the…
white race by the necessarily resulting
bastardization, throwing it down
from its cultural and political height
==
he tries systematically to lower the racial level by
a continuous poisoning of individuals.

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fuller Hitler.
hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch11.html
With satanic joy in his face, the black-haired Jewish youth
lurks in wait for the unsuspecting girl whom he defiles
with his blood, thus stealing her from her people. With
every means he tries to destroy the racial foundations of
the people he has set out to subjugate. Just as he himself
systematically ruins women and girls, he does not shrink
back from pulling down the blood barriers for others, even
on a large scale. It was and it is Jews who bring the
Negroes into the Rhineland, always with the same secret
thought and clear aim of ruining the hated white race by
the necessarily resulting bastardization, throwing it down
from its cultural and political height, and himself rising to
be its master.
For a racially pure people which is conscious of its blood
can never be enslaved by the Jew. In this world he will
forever be master over bastards and bastards alone.
And so he tries systematically to lower the racial level by
a continuous poisoning of individuals.


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Hitler & Darwin on
[Hitler & Darwin]"master[s]"
over
[Darwin]"subjugated… men"
having
[Darwin]"utility to their masters"
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Darwin on certain “distinct races” of humans being "distinct species"
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1859 Darwin vs. the Judeo-Christian conception of the unity of man
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Multi-Pronged Role of Darwinian Thought in Shoah’s Arrival
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Hitler’s actions make sense given his atheism and eugenic, social Darwinist vision
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1923 Holmes; parallel between Hitler and [Darwin]"the inferior vitality of mulattoes is spoken of in a trustworthy work*(5) as a well-known phenomenon"
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agree with Hitler about who ‘Jews’ are?
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Darwin: "genius… tends to be inherited… insanity and deteriorated mental powers… run in families"
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an exercise: parallels between 1871 Darwin & 1924/5 Hitler?
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4 more Hitler-Darwin parallels
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Hitler’s human breeding plan using [1871 Darwin]“careful selection” + mutations
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Darwin on [1871 Darwin]“careful selection” in connection with the breeding of humans;
1924/5 Hitler & 1871 Darwin on heterogeneous & homogeneous peoples
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  • Black, Edwin. 2003. War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s
    Campaign to Create a Master Race
    (NY: Four Walls Eight Windows),
    550pp., 271, 288, 291-3.

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