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The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by T. Lothrop Stoddard
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This book was a depressing read.

I ended up with over 40 pages of quotes from the text after I was finished and exported the quotations from my Kindle. Needless to say, I cannot include all of that material into a single book review, but a decent summary I can do.

Stoddard's thesis, is simply put, that the humongous populations outside of the white world (Asia, Africa, Central and South America) are going to swamp the white race in its domains, not by force of arms, but by enormous birth rates and capitalist greed for cheap labor. To quote Stoddard:

the real enemy of the dove of peace is not the eagle of pride or the vulture of greed, but the stork!"

What surprised me was, despite the age of this book, was how relevant it was to explaining much of our modern world. Today, Stoddard would have a heart attack at the extent of nonwhite immigration into America, almost entirely for providing cheap labor to rich business interests, and building the constituency of the Democratic Party.

Stoddard's analysis of the Islamic world blew me away; I felt like at times I was reading the 9/11 Commission Report. Stoddard correctly pinpoints the origin of the 1700's Islamic revival into backward violent fundamentalism with the writings of Abd-el Wahab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhamma...). To quote Stoddard:

"...and a century ago Islam seemed plunged in the stupor of senile decay. The life appeared to have gone out of it, leaving naught but the dry husks of empty formalism and soulless ritual. Yet at this darkest hour a voice came crying from out the vast Arabian desert, the cradle of Islam, calling the Faithful to better things. This puritan reformer was the famous Abd-el Wahab, and his followers, known as Wahabees, soon spread over the length and breadth of the Mohammedan world, purging Islam of its sloth and rekindling the fervor of olden days. Thus began the great Mohammedan Revival."

Stoddard had much to say about the Islamic world, such as its bristling rejection at being subjugated and surpassed by the Christian infidel West, and its enormous wellspring of vitality. Every Muslim is, first a foremost, a preacher for his faith, working diligently to convert the unbelievers by whatever means available.

Stoddard actually had little to say about blacks, other than that they are highly likely to be used as cannon fodder by Muslims in a protracted conflict with the West. There is some truth to this, as multiple times in America we have been confronted with African-Americans that have been radically Islamified, and been converted to the terrorist cause. He did however, point at the black fecundity will likely become a big problem down the road. Nowadays though, current population predictions suggest that Africa is headed for a multi-billion person population explosion, that will likely lead to wars and chaos if the resulting excess of young African males cannot be employed or sent off to die somewhere.

What surprised me was the enormous contempt that Asiatics (Chinese and Japanese) had for white people, and vice versa. White hatred of yellow men, according to what Stoddard has written here, is almost entirely driven by working-class white resentment at competing with coolie labor. Oriental contempt though, runs much deeper. The proud, xenophobic Chinese saw their lands carved up by foreign devils in the 19th century. The Japanese, isolated into their rigid samurai ways, were thrown suddenly from the 17th century into the 19th century, astonished at how far behind they were. Peter Hopkirk's "Foreign Devils on the Silk Road" discusses the plundering of priceless treasures from Western China, Tibet, and elsewhere in Central Asia, all at the hands of foreign white devils. Stoddard quotes many angry editorials from the Japanese popular press of the early 1920's, expressing rank hatred for white people and describing Americans as loathsome barbarians. The world was a much different place before WWII, as this book has revealed to me.

Stoddard has much to say about the enormous cost of World War 1, where virtually every person killed was white, and probably a male and a soldier. He detests the Treaty of Versailles, mocking its attempts at forging peace. World War 1 was probably the worst single catastrophe to strike the white race other than the Black Plague (I would argue WW1 was even worse than WW2, since WW1 led directly to WW2, but I digress...). I cannot disagree with Stoddard that WW1 was a needless, bloody, awful catastrophe. Instead of banding together to forge a pan-white international order aimed at protecting and advancing white geopolitical interests, the Great Powers of Europe instead wasted billions of dollars on an insane arms race, and then led the fruit of their civilization, young 18 to 20 year old white men, off to meat grinder to be turned into fleshy soup by artillery, mortars, and machine guns.

I often wonder at how different the white world would be today if World War I had never happened. This book gave a sad glimpse into the bright future that could have been, if only all of those guns had been pointed outward instead of inward. Instead of foreign Muslim hordes invading Europe, raping women in Cologne, and executing terror attacks in France, white men would own much of the remaining world. Instead of blacks inhabiting the resource-rich regions of Africa, Africa could have become an economic powerhouse if populated by white people. Similarly for Central America and South America. Instead of endless hectoring from non-whites about our past sins, our past "sins" would not even be up for discussion, since the people that would do the hectoring would not exist in white lands.

But one cannot change the past, no matter easily it would fix things in the present.
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