Dans La Lune
New Killer Star
- Aug 30, 2019
- Reaction score
- One Night in Bangkok
- Political Leaning
"...to give people a sense of it, in terms of perspective, the Nazis, when looking to institute their dominant versus subordinate caste, looked to America's racial system of segregation and caste and thought it too severe."
"It's gut-wrenching to realize that the Nazis didn't need anyone to teach them how to hate, that they had down pat. But when they were looking for justification, and the jurisprudence and a legal framework on which to build reasoning, presumably rationality to do what they were ultimately going to do, they actually looked to this country [America], first of all, for the definition of race. I mean, it turned out that our country led the world, sadly, in finding ways to categorize people on the basis of the social construct known as race. And through those laws, they had blood laws, the laws that said, you know, if you had one drop of black blood, you were black. In others they were say one quarter of Chinese blood made you Chinese. The United States had extensive jurisprudence and the Nazis looked all over the world, and it turned out that they had to come to this country."
"We often look to South Africa as a country that has an extreme case of racial hierarchy, but they actually looked to the United States as well."