Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Dead Racist Blogging: "No-one's That Fast! You Must Be a Super Saiyan!" Edition

I was planning on posting something else this week, but I found this the other day and couldn't wait to share it:

Race lifts a man above himself: it endows him with extraordinary--I might almost say supernatural--powers, so entirely does it distinguish him from the individual who springs from the chaotic jumble of peoples drawn from all parts of the world: and should this man of pure origin be perchance gifted above his fellows, then the fact of Race strengthens and elevates him on every hand, and he becomes a genius towering over the rest of mankind, not because he has been thrown upon the earth like a flaming meteor by a freak of nature, but because he soars heavenward like some strong and stately tree, nourished by thousands and thousands of roots--no solitary individual, but the living sum of untold souls striving for the same goal.

--Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, in S.T. Joshi, ed., Documents of American Prejudice, p. 27

You read that right: being of pure race is a super-power!

Which might explain Wanted's The Future:

Although actually... this explains Super Saiyans perfectly! Especially why they're all blond-haired and blue-eyed!

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