Some people just kind of miss the point sometimes.
July 1, 2000 6:06 AM   Subscribe

Some people just kind of miss the point sometimes. Yes, it's the Japanese Nazi Party. Dedicated to furthering the goals of the Aryan Races...which, of course, they wouldn't be included in if the Aryan Races even actually existed, on account of their being Asian and all. Did they not read Mein Kampf when they joined?
posted by Ezrael (9 comments total)
that is just sick
posted by y0bhgu0d at 6:39 AM on July 1, 2000

That is so pathetic.

And they don't seen to get the point (as Ezrael said) that they wouldn't have even be considered as "Aryan" by the Nazi party?

Mad. Mad. Methinks they're doing it for kicks.

posted by tomcosgrave at 7:02 AM on July 1, 2000

"I think this situation absolutely requires.... a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebodies part."

"And we're just the guys to do it!"

- Animal House
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:13 PM on July 1, 2000

In hopes of enacting the "Hitler Usenet" rule where every time Hitler is mentioned it kills a thread, I'd like to point out that old Adolf himself wouldn't have fit the description for an Aryan. It's hateful ignorance, pure and simple, and not worth anyone's time to do anything other than ignore it or backhand it when it gets uppity.
posted by ZachsMind at 4:11 PM on July 1, 2000

Backhand away! (SMACKITY SMACK SMACK!) I'm sorry, but this one time, it needed to be done.
posted by Ezrael at 5:15 PM on July 1, 2000

Just for the record Indians & Germans are Aryans, the race spilt into two groups in the Middle East, one went to the left to Europe, the other went to the right to India, where they forced the Dravidians [Indus Valley Civilization,] further south into the sub-continent. I know this because my family was one of the first 1000 Aryans to enter India.
posted by riffola at 8:25 PM on July 1, 2000

Just for the record, the idea of a Supreme Race is a myth. Okay so there were a people called Aryans at one time but there is no such thing as a supreme race. There's one race: The Human Race.

And if that doesn't end this thread, HITLER HITLER HITLER! Thank you, I feel so much better.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:45 PM on July 1, 2000

ZachsMind is right; Hitler himself wouldn't have passed as a member of the 'Aryan' race. Most Nazi ideology was full of contradictions and inconsistencies; there was no real substance to any of it. Obviously the same thing is going on here. Just ignore them and they won't last.
posted by claire at 2:33 AM on July 2, 2000

Well, riffola is also right -- there still IS a people called Aryans.

The idea, however, that modern Germans had any reasonable genetic connection to them is ridiculous. All it was was a self-justifying nationalistic myth.

Nazism SHOULD be seen in the context of the nationalism movement, keeping in mind that until around 1815 there was no such country as Germany or Italy. Both regions needed to be governed and developing a myth of a common culture was an important part of that. For Italians it meant replacing hundreds of local dialects with an upper-class educated Italian dialect from the North, Turin IIRC, over the course of the 19th century.

For the record, I don't think the Japanese Nazi party has anything to do with Aryanism. For them, it's gotta be all about the one time in their entire history when they were a major world power. This is probably connected to such things as the popular book there "A Japan That Can Say No", i.e. to American demands for open markets or trade deficit rejiggering.
posted by dhartung at 8:46 AM on July 2, 2000

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