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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.  It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry.  Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical forces beyond his control.  This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science.  Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.” – Ayn Rand, in her essay “Racism,” from The Objectivist Newsletter 2, No. 9. (1963) [1]

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#1 Comment By TM On June 20, 2018 @ 12:49 am

Rand is wrong. Our inherited DNA has been shown to affect our intellect. It would also appear from observation that many character traits are inheritable. I don’t believe it is immoral to take note of those observations. Racism is just a Marxist term (with no definition) used as a weapon against those perceived as enemies of the cultural Marxist religion. Any Rand was just an enemy of Christianity, nothing more, not a deep thinker.