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Old December 13th, 2007 #1
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Debate on this in a KT thread. I had always heard Lenin coined it in the 1920s. Reading around, I just came across claim that in fact jew Trotsky coined it.

What have you heard?
 
Old December 13th, 2007 #2
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KT thread:

http://www.kirksvilletoday.com/?p=102

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term 'racist' was coined by Leon Davidovich Bronstein (Leon Trotsky). Anti-racism is a major focus of Cultural Marxism."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/23/metapedia/
 
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"American Renaissance" states that American author Lawrence Dennis was the first to use the word, in English, in his 1936 book "The coming American fascism".

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives...origins_of.php
 
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I have read that it was coined by Magnus Hirschfeld also a Jew.

http://www.heretical.com/miscella/racism.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search



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I have read that it was coined by Magnus Hirschfeld also a Jew.

http://www.heretical.com/miscella/racism.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search



Sexologist Hirschfeld

Marx, Engels, Trotsky & Lenin are the kings of the -isms. They had an -ism for everything.
 
Old December 13th, 2007 #6
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"American Renaissance" states that American author Lawrence Dennis was the first to use the word, in English, in his 1936 book "The coming American fascism".

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives...origins_of.php
AmRen is not a credible source, as it exists to exculpate and otherwise protect jews.
 
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I do not have an account with the OED to verify but according to this guy the OED entry is as follows:

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[f. RACE n.2 + -ISM; cf. F. racisme (Robert 1935).]

a. The theory that distinctive human characteristics and abilities are determined by race. b. = RACIALISM.

1936 L. DENNIS Coming Amer. Fascism 109 If..it be assumed that one of our values
should be a type of racism which excludes certain races from citizenship, then the
plan of execution should provide for the annihilation, deportation, or sterilization of
the excluded races.

1938 E. & C. PAUL tr. Hirschfeld's Racism xx. 260 The apostles and energumens of
racism can in all good faith give free rein to impulses of which they would be
ashamed did they realise their true nature.

1940 R. BENEDICT Race: Science & Politics i. 7 Racism is an ism to which everyone
in the world today is exposed.

1952 M. BERGER Equality by Statute 236 Racism, tension in industrial,
urban areas.

1952 Theology LV. 283 The idolatry of our timeits setting up of nationalism, racism,
vulgar materialism.

1960 New Left Rev. Jan./Feb. 21/2 George Rogers saw fit to kow-tow to the incipient
racism of his electorate by including a line about getting rid of "undesirable
elements".

1964 GOULD & KOLB Dict. Social Sci. 571/2 Racism is a newer term for the word
racialism... There is virtual agreement that it refers to a doctrine of racial supremacy.

1971 Ceylon Daily News (Colombo) 18 Sept. 8/5 Mr. Seneviratne is welcome to his
ideal of inter-racial marriages as panacea for Racism.

1972 J. L. DILLARD Black English iii. 90 In the British sailors' reactions to the
slaves.., the very early existence of racism is as well documented as the difference in
language.

1974 M. FIDO R. Kipling 50/2 In The Story of Muhammad Din he wrote one of the
most economical and bitter attacks on British racism ever penned.

1976 Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) 4 Mar. A2/4 The Vatican radio said,.."Racism might have different faces but it will always be reprehensible."

1977 M. WALKER National Front vi. 155 A strike of the Asian workers against racism
in the factory.
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Does anyone here own any Pro-Soviet books from the 1920's or 1930's? I wonder if the word was used in those? In my 1933 Pro Soviet book by Jewish writer Maurice Gershon Hindus called The Great Offensive he only uses the term "race prejudice"
 
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From: The History of the Russian Revolution 1930 By Leon Trotsky

Chapter 1: Peculiarities of Russia’s Development

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Originally Posted by Leon Trotsky
Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. Mark remarked upon this theme: “In the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick the Second upon the French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilised slaves to train them.” This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the “Racists.”
http://www.marxists.org/archive/trot...0/hrr/ch01.htm
 
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From: The History of the Russian Revolution 1930 By Leon Trotsky

Chapter 1: Peculiarities of Russia’s Development
This citation will only hold if the work was written in English and actually used
the word "racist." Is this a translation and if so what is the date?

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Leon Trotsky
What Is National Socialism?
June 1933

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Originally Posted by Leon Trotsky
On the plane of politics, racism is a vapid and bombastic variety of chauvinism in alliance with phrenology.
http://www.marxists.org/archive/trot...933/330610.htm
 
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Trotsky using the term "racism" in 1933

http://www.marxists.org/archive/trot...933/330610.htm

In order to raise it above history, the nation is given the support of the race. History is viewed as the emanation of the race. The qualities of the race are construed without relation to changing social conditions. Rejecting “economic thought” as base, National Socialism descends a stage lower: from economic materialism it appeals to zoologic materialism.

The theory of race, specially created, it seems, for some pretentious self-educated individual seeking a universal key to all the secrets of life, appears particularly melancholy in the light of the history of ideas. In order to create the religion of pure German blood, Hitler was obliged to borrow at second hand the ideas of racism from a Frenchman, Count Gobineau [4], a diplomat and a literary dilettante. Hitler found the political methodology ready-made in Italy, where Mussolini had borrowed largely from the Marxist theory of the class struggle. Marxism itself is the fruit of union among German philosophy, French history, and British economics. To investigate retrospectively the genealogy of ideas, even those most reactionary and muddleheaded, is to leave not a trace of racism standing.

The immense poverty of National Socialist philosophy did not, of course, hinder the academic sciences from entering Hitler’s wake with all sails unfurled, once his victory was sufficiently plain. For the majority of the professorial rabble, the years of the Weimar regime were periods of riot and alarm. Historians, economists, jurists, and philosophers were lost in guesswork as to which of the contending criteria of truth was right that is, which of the camps would turn out in the end the master of the situation. The fascist dictatorship eliminates the doubts of the Fausts and the vacillations of the Hamlets of the university rostrums. Coming out of the twilight of parliamentary relativity, knowledge once again enters into the kingdom of absolutes. Einstein has been obliged to pitch his tent outside the boundaries of Germany.

On the plane of politics, racism is a vapid and bombastic variety of chauvinism in alliance with phrenology. As the ruined nobility sought solace in the gentility of its blood, so the pauperized petty bourgeoisie befuddles itself with fairy tales concerning the special superiorities of its race. Worthy of attention is the fact that the leaders of National Socialism are not native Germans but interlopers from Austria, like Hitler himself, from the former Baltic provinces of the Czar’s empire, like Rosenberg; and from colonial countries, like Hess, who is Hitler’s present alternate for the party leadership. [5] A barbarous din of nationalisms on the frontiers of civilization was required in order to instill into its “leaders” those ideas which later found response in the hearts of the most barbarous classes in Germany.

Personality and class – liberalism and Marxism – are evil. The nation – is good. But at the threshold of private property this philosophy is turned inside out. Salvation lies only in personal private property. The idea of national property is the spawn of Bolshevism. Deifying the nation, the petty bourgeois does not want to give it anything. On the contrary, he expects the nation to endow him with property and to safeguard him from the worker and the process-server. Unfortunately, the Third Reich will bestow nothing upon the petty bourgeois except new taxes.

In the sphere of modern economy, international in its ties and anonymous in its methods, the principle of race seems unearthed from a medieval graveyard. The Nazis set out with concessions beforehand; the purity of race, which must be certified in the kingdom of the spirit by a passport must be demonstrated in the sphere of economy chiefly by efficiency. Under contemporary conditions this means competitive capacity. Through the back door, racism returns to economic liberalism, freed from political liberties.
 
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This citation will only hold if the work was written in English and actually used
the word "racist." Is this a translation and if so what is the date?

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Translated by Max Eastman, 1932
 
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not to split hairs here, but if there was a similar word used by jews in russia it still wouldnt have been the english word racism. if the word didnt exist in english it would have been translated as racial prejudice or something. so we should be looking for the first english source of the word
 
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This citation will only hold if the work was written in English and actually used
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Old December 13th, 2007 #16
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racist:

1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from Fr. racisme, 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1907) and racialist (1917), both often used at first in a British or South African context.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=racist

No primary sources listed, sadly.

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Very interesting subject with great facts. This runs along the lines of who invented multiculturalism, same shit same jew bullshit.

kikes = Do as we say, not as we do...
 
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Jews eschew racism so that they can legitimize their alien presence in other societies. Of course, Jews are the most extremely ethnocentric ethnic group ever known to man.

They debase society by reducing cultural values from wholesome ones grown from organic tradition to sterile economic ones as defined by the governing entity. Jews have long dominated both sides - capitalism and communism - both to the detriment of the people involved.

Trotsky's essay is a perfect example of this same debasement.
 
Old December 13th, 2007 #19
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The Origins of "Racism" by Sam Francis

American Renaissance
May 1999

the curious beginnings of a useless word

[Typical amren stupidity. 'Racist' is the most successful term in the history of politics.]

The Oxford English Dictionary is a multivolume reference work that is one of Western scholarship's most remarkable achievements -- the standard dictionary of the English language on what are known as "historical principles". Unlike most dictionaries, the OED also provides information on the first historical appearance and usage of words. The range of the erudition in the OED is often astounding, but for AR readers, one of its most interesting entries is for the word "racism".

According to the second edition (1989) of the OED, the earliest known usage of the word "racism" in English occurred in a 1936 book by the American "fascist", Lawrence Dennis, The Coming American Fascism. The second usage of the term in English that the OED records is in the title of a book originally written in German in 1933 and 1934 but translated into English and first published in 1938 -- Racism by Magnus Hirschfeld, translated by Eden and Cedar Paul. Since Hirschfeld died in 1935, before the publication of Dennis' book the following year, and had already used the word extensively in the text and title of his own book, it seems only fair to recognize him rather than Dennis as the originator of the word "racism". In the case of the word "racist" as an adjective, the OED ascribes the first known usage to Hirschfeld himself. Who was Magnus Hirschfeld and what did he have to tell us about "racism"?

Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a German-Jewish medical scientist whose major work was in the field of what came to be known as "sexology" -- the scientific study of sex. Like Havelock Ellis in England and Alfred Kinsey in the United States, Hirschfeld was not only among the first to collect systematic information about sexuality but also was an apostle of sexual "liberation". His major work was a study of homosexuality, but he also published many other books, monographs, and articles dealing with sex. He wrote a five-volume treatise on "sexology" as well as some 150 other works and helped write and produce five films on the subject.

It is fair to say that his works were intended to send a message–that traditional Christian and bourgeois sexual morality was repressive, irrational, and hypocritical, and that emancipation would be a major step forward. His admiring translators, Eden and Cedar Paul, in their introduction to Racism, write of his "unwearying championship of the cause of persons who, because their sexual hormonic functioning is of an unusual type, are persecuted by their more fortunate fellow-mortals." Long before the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s, Magnus Hirschfeld was crusading for the "normalization" of homosexuality and other abnormal sexual behavior.

Hirschfeld was the founder of an Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin and helped organize "sexology" on an international scale. In 1922, he was physically attacked and almost killed by anti- Semites in Munich. In May, 1933, the Nazis closed down his "Institute of Sexual Science" and Hirschfeld fled to France, where he lived until his death in 1935.

Racism is largely devoted to a highly polemical "refutation" of some of the main racial ideologies and theories of the 19th and 20th centuries. The writers whom Hirschfeld criticized, aside from his favorite target of the National Socialists themselves, were figures like Arthur de Gobineau, Vacher de La-Pouge, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and others generally denounced today as "pseudo-scientists". In fact, that is an inappropriate term. Some of them were not trying to write as scientists at all but rather as political theorists, while others are better described as pre-scientific writers on race who worked with inadequate information, concepts, methodology, and terminology. While Hirschfeld may have been correct in rejecting their more egregious errors, his sneering at them for these mistakes is rather like ridiculing Copernicus and Kepler because they continued to accept some erroneous ideas from medieval astronomy.

Even when Hirschfeld is right in his critique of the early race theorists, it is often because he has chosen easy targets. His "refutation" of "racism" is largely centered on irrelevant common-places that even extreme exponents of racial differences might readily acknowledge–that all human beings are part of the same species and can interbreed, that blood transfusions can take place between races, that "there is no such thing as a pure race," that the races are identical in the vast majority of physical characteristics, that cephalic index is not a meaningful measurement of intelligence or character, etc. Yet his "scientific" evidence is often merely anecdotal or simply his own opinion asserted as unquestioned truth.

In another section, he recounts the names of those he considers the 70 most outstanding figures in world history and announces that "all such lists, when made without bias, will show that persons of genius and persons of outstanding talent are not set apart from the ruck by any colour of their eyes, by a peculiar shape of the skull or the nose, by any 'ethnological' characteristics whatever. What is decisive in human beings is not race but individuality." It does not seem to occur to Hirschfeld that all but about 8 or 9 of the 70 world-historical figures on his list are white Europeans. There are no Negroes and only two Asians (Confucius and Sun Yat Sen).

It is interesting that for all his contempt for "racism", Hirschfeld never once mentions IQ studies or the considerable psychometric evidence about race and intelligence that was already available even in the 1930s. Most of Hirschfeld's polemic is aimed at the proponents of intra-European racial differences (Nordics, Alpines, Mediterraneans, Dinarics, etc.) and not at differences between whites and other major races (though he steadfastly denies such differences as well). Curiously, he never cites the work of Franz Boas and his disciples against "racism", though that work was available in Europe at the time, nor does he invoke the ideas of the Frankfurt School, though Hirschfeld's own claim that "racism" is rooted in fear, loss of self-esteem, and other social and psychological pathologies resembles the ideas the Frankfurt School was formulating.

Nor, despite Hirschfeld's own Jewish background and the Nazi threat to Jews, does he seem preoccupied with anti-Semitism; in one or two passages he criticizes Jews themselves for their own ethnocentrism and faults Zionism for having created a new "race hatred" between Jews and Arabs. Moreover, Hirschfeld is a stout defender of eugenics, though not on racial lines, and he even has a brief chapter exploring a distinction he calls "Gobinism or Galtonism" –- that is, attacking the ideas of French "racist" Arthur de Gobineau and defending those of Francis Galton, who coined the word "eugenics" and pioneered its development. Today most critics of "racism" would lump Galton and Gobineau together rather than distinguish between them.

As a serious critique of the view that socially significant natural differences between the races exist, Hirschfeld's book is a failure, and even as a polemic against some of the more politicized and unverified claims about race made a century or more ago, it is weak. The importance of the book is not so much its content, however, as what it tells us about the word "racism" and how the enemies of white racial consciousness have developed and deployed it for their own purposes.

Hirschfeld describes his own political ideals as "Pan-Humanism," a version of political, cultural, and racial universalism. The Pauls themselves write, "we think that the readers of Racism will detect a very definite orientation to the Left. . . . [Hirschfeld] was one who fully realized that sexual reform is impossible without a preliminary economic and political revolution."

In Racism, Hirschfeld offers what is essentially a definition of "Pan-Humanism": "The individual, however close the ties of neighborhood, companionship, family, a common lot, language, education, and the environment of nation and country, can find only one dependable unity within which to seek a permanent spiritual kinship–that of humanity-at-large, that of the whole human race." With one exception, he is unsparing in his denunciations of the ethnocentric loyalties of nations, races, and cultures: "Always and everywhere, except in Soviet Russia, xenophobia, xenophobia, xenophobia." Later, he informs us, "It may be too early to speak, but perhaps the problem of nationalities and races has already been solved on one-sixth of the land-surface of the globe [i.e., Stalin's Russia]."

"Racism", therefore, is a term originating on the left, and has been so defined and loaded with meanings the left wants it to have that it cannot now be used by the supporters of white racial consciousness for any constructive purpose. Anyone who uses the term to describe himself or his own views has already allowed himself to be maneuvered onto his opponents' ground and has already lost the debate. He may try to define the word differently, but he will need to spend most of his time explaining that he does not mean by it what everyone else means. As a term useful for communicating ideas that the serious supporters of white racial consciousness wish to communicate, the term is useless, and it was intended by those who developed it that it be useless for that purpose.

But understanding the origins of the word "racism" in Hirschfeld's polemic also makes clear the uselessness of the word for any other purpose. No one seems ever to have used the word to describe his own ideas or ideas with which he agrees; its only application has been by the enemies of the ideas it purports to describe, and hence it has no objective meaning apart from its polemical usage. If no one calls his own ideas "racism" and its only application is to a body of ideas considered to be untrue and evil, then it has no use other than as a kind of fancy curse word, the purpose of which is simply to demonize anyone who expresses the ideas it is supposed to describe.

It is clear that Magnus Hirschfeld himself harbored deep ideological, professional, and personal animosities against those to whom he applied the word, and those animosities may have extended to the entire society that throughout his career he associated with sexual repression and which he wanted replaced by a kind of global communism under the label of "Pan-Humanism". Whatever the flaws or virtues of his polemic against "racism", his own opposition to racial consciousness was neither entirely rational nor disinterested. It is time that the enemies of racial, national, and cultural consciousness like Hirschfeld and the Frankfurt School cease to be able to claim a monopoly on rationality and sanity and that the obsessions and motivations that seem to shape their own ideologies and political behavior be subjected to the same scrutiny they apply to the societies and peoples whom their thinking could destroy.

http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/sitein...d/oracism.html
 
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'Racism' was at the least first popularized by jew Hirschfeld as a way to smear and stigmatize goyim who sought the same pride and protection for their people jew Hirschfeld demanded for his.

But I still suspect research will reveal Russian commie-jew origin.

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