Date: August 14, 2019 09:07PM
Lot's Wife Wrote:
> The author of the study underlying your Time
> article, Jessica Somerville, disagrees with your
> conclusion. Thus
> 'Are babies really racist? No, not really.
> “Racism connotes hostility,” Sommerville said,
> “and that’s not what we studied.” “What
> the study does show is that babies use basic
> distinctions, including race, to start to
> “cleave the world apart by groups of what they
> are and aren’t a part of,” Sommerville said."
> So no, the study does not say "Your baby is a
I took the time to read all three articles and I think I see what they have in common. I think they're all talking about tribalism and the psychology of making others out of them versus us.
We are all naturally afraid of strangers and prefer our own clan to "others".
We are taught to fear strangers and pitty others, who are not in our clan.
No moreso than in Mormonism, where we were all so indoctrinated to pitty "others" we felt a need to go convert them to our ideology that made us "a peculiar people" with "unique" doctrines, that demonize dark skin and glorifies whiteness.
Joseph's Myth is based upon the glorification of Patriarchal, authoritarian white nationalism and belief in a racist God who went around placing curses on people for the sins of their Fathers, contrary to their Articles of Faith and Christ's main commandment to love our fellow men as ourselves.
Uniting a tribe by making "others" out of our fellow men is the exact opposite of Christ's entire message.
Also it seems like both authors make the same false dichotomy, that race is either an ugly, horrible thing or it is completely meaningless.
I don't think it is either.
And they both draw the same faulty conclusion, that we all started out as one race and dispersed out of Africa.
It is only recently that we have been the only sub species of Humans on the Earth. We coexisted with 13 other sub species of humans in Africa and interbred with many of them in Africa, Europe and Asia. That's meaningful, scientifically.
It means we are all hybrids and share more in common with Chimps and Bonobos than they have in common with other apes.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/14/2019 09:23PM by schrodingerscat.