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Re: USAGE: Translation of Russian _inorodtsy_

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2004, 4:16
Peter Bleackley wrote:
> The Nazis didn't give a monkey's about accurate anthropology. Hitler > himself knew that the concept of "race" was scientifically meaningless. > Aryan simply meant "One of Us". The Japanese were allies, so they were > Aryan. A classic case of "This word means what we want it to mean, because > we'll kill you if you disagree with us."
Ironically, at least according to one book I read (I don't know how reliable this is), Aryan has been traced to a root meaning "friends" or "allies" -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42