From email@example.com Wed Mar 6 18:44:18 PST 1996 Article: 26369 of alt.revisionism Path: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca!news.island.net!news.bctel.net!news.cyberstore.ca!math.ohio-state.edu!news.physics.uiowa.edu!news.uiowa.edu!chi-news.cic.net!newsfeed.internetmci.com!howland.reston.ans.net!torn!hone!informer1.cis.McMaster.CA!usenet From: Laura Finsten
Newsgroups: alt.politics.white-power,alt.discrimination,alt.revisionism,alt.activism Subject: Re: Carleton Putnam (was: Here we go 'gain) Date: 6 Mar 1996 17:06:21 GMT Organization: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (NewServer) Lines: 70 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA> References: <email@example.com.McMaster.CA> <firstname.lastname@example.org> NNTP-Posting-Host: mac-finsten-l1.socsci.mcmaster.ca Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.1N (Macintosh; I; PPC) X-URL: news:email@example.com Xref: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca alt.politics.white-power:21122 alt.discrimination:44211 alt.revisionism:26369 alt.activism:33821 Alexander Baron wrote: >In article <firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA> > email@example.com "Laura Finsten" writes: >> But Herr Oberunterweiselenfuehrer, I did read your message. Your message >> says that this antisemitic businessman, Carleton Putnam, pulled together >> a bunch of shreds to create his racist diatribe. > >You dumb fuck. Where has there ever been a shred of evidence that Carlton >Putnam was an anti-Semite? You people make these things up as you go along. Your decorum is slipping, and your slipping is showing. My source for this statement is the following quotation: "...Race and Reason, written by a prominent businessman named Carleton Putnam. The book was an anti-integrationist tract that explicitly placed the blame for this subversive idea, and the equally subversive idea of egalitarianism, upon a conspiracy of communists and Jewish anthropologists." Jonathon Marks, "Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History", p.57. Aldine de Gruyter Publ. 1995. ISBN 0-202-020339-0 That is a shred of evidence. The key words are "conspiracy" and "Jewish anthropologists". I interpret this as an indication of antisemitism. There is a very strong link between seeing Jewish conspiracies everywhere and antisemitism. Lest you now suggest that Marks is also a "dumb f***", I have also gone straight to the horse's mouth. In Chapter 2, entitled The Hidden Issue, of "Race and Reason" (Carleton Putnam, Public Affairs Press, 1961), Putnam addresses the question of how what was then "modern anthropology" came to support (empirically, not politically) desegregation. I quote from his book: "I had realized that there had been a broad movement to change man's concept of the nature of man.... But I had not even then quite grasped how cleverly it had proceeded - infiltrating first the sciences that surround anthropology, moving next into the more strictly social sciences, enthroning itself at least in the Supreme Court's desegregation order." Ibid., p.16 He describes what was then the view of modern anthropology as a "deceptively false ideology". Ibid., p.16 I draw your attention to his use of the words "cleverly", "infiltrated", "enthroning", and "deceptively false ideology" as very illuminating in this context, particularly given what follows. In his effort to understand how modern anthropological claims came about, Putnam says, and I quote again from his book "Race and Reason": "Boas, I knew, was considered the founder of the modern vogue, and I deliberately began studying his books before learning, from people who had known him over many years, the facts about Franz Boas himself - *his minority group background*, his arrival from Germany in 1886, his association with Columbia in 1896, his earlier nonequalitarian views on race, his change of heart in the 1920s (the date will have significance later), *the names of his students - Herskovits, Klineberg, Ashley Montagu*...." Ibid., p.18 (emphasis added) Note here that Putnam sees as relevant the fact that Boas and many of his students were Jewish. Putnam does not address what he sees as methodological or empirical problems in any of their work, but instead focuses on their Jewishness as rendering their research findings suspect. This is itself at best highly suspect, and in my opinion, Jonathon Marks' conclusion is supported by what Putnam himself wrote in this book. From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Apr 13 10:51:34 PDT 1996 Article: 30793 of alt.revisionism Path: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca!news.island.net!news.bctel.net!newsfeed.direct.ca!news.wildstar.net!imci5!pull-feed.internetmci.com!news.internetMCI.com!newsfeed.internetmci.com!csn!news-1.csn.net!ub!news.drenet.dnd.ca!crc-news.doc.ca!nott!hone!informer1.cis.McMaster.CA!usenet From: Laura Finsten Newsgroups: alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white,alt.discrimination,alt.revisionism,alt.skinheads Subject: Re: The idiocy of liberals Date: 12 Apr 1996 13:25:43 GMT Organization: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (NewServer) Lines: 37 Message-ID: <email@example.com.McMaster.CA> References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <31589403.7CE3@unb.ca> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <315ECC7E.C06@scott.net> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: mac-finsten-l1.socsci.mcmaster.ca Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.1N (Macintosh; I; PPC) X-URL: news:firstname.lastname@example.org Xref: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca alt.politics.white-power:25121 alt.politics.nationalism.white:17169 alt.discrimination:45479 alt.revisionism:30793 alt.skinheads:18128 bn946@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Les Griswold) wrote: >Arthur LeBouthillier (email@example.com) writes:  >> In accordance with at least several definitions of the word "race," >> there most definitely *IS* a Chinese Race and a Vietnamese Race. >> They are not the same race, although they may both belong to a larger >> abstraction, also called "a race" (i.e. the Mongoloid race). However, >> in one case the word "race" is in an ethnological context and in the >> other in an anthropological or biological context. They may not refer >> to the same thing. In order to avoid this, you must be more specific >> about the particular connotation you are using (which I *DO* tend to >> do).  >Arthur, ambiguity allows liberals to have their cake and eat it too. Just >look at the recent performances by Laura Finsten, in which she alternately >submits (totally trivial) facts, and tries to subtly slip in moral >judgements right along with them. For example, she argued that Carleton >Putnam was an "anti-semite" (fact), and that invalidated anything he might >have said (moral judgement). Let me see if I can get your position on this straight, Herr Griswold. Putnam's major criticism of the work by Franz Boas and his students rests heavily on Putnam's observation the Boas and some of his students were Jews. (fact) This, in Putnam's view, automatically discredits any and all of the research conducted by these anthropologists (moral? or some kind of weird judgement, clearly not a scholarly one). This is in fact the point that I was attempting to make when I discussed the context and overall tone of Putnam's "Race and Reason. Now you seem to have a problem with this sort of reasoning, or so you have said above. Trying to have your cake and eat it too, Herr Oberubergruber- fuhrer?
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