A few years back, black nationalist Leonard Jeffries made his infamous remark that whites were ice people while blacks were sun people. Many felt scandalized by those remarks. Many others tried to interpret them, each according to his own views. Typically, those views were variations of the theme that whites are, somehow, emotionally inferior to other races.
I just finished reading an essay about the life of Albert Speer. Speer was a remarkable man and his life holds many lessons. His parents were aloof from him; he never experienced warmth or love during his formative years and his siblings looked down upon him. According to the essay, the closest thing to a friend Speer ever had was Hitler. Throughout his career, as Hitler’s architect and minister of armaments and war production, Speer remained blissfully protected from the suffering his policies wrought. Intoxicated with power, fleeting glimpses of this suffering did not bring him to question his role as an important cog in the machinery of war and death. In short, Speer was an “iceman”.
Throughout his 20 years of incarceration at Spandau, Speer struggled to complete himself as a human being both by trying to come to terms with his past and by cultivating the aspects of humanity that he had earlier lacked so sorely: compassion, empathy, love, and a sense of right and wrong. Prior to his incarceration Speer was, it may be said, half a person. And yet this “half person” was immensely successful in his endeavors. The most powerful man in Europe considered him a trusted confidant and perhaps his closest friend. Clearly, what Speer lacked in the softer attributes of humanity, he made up for in intellectual prowess, ambition and loyalty.
If we look only at the traits that made Speer an “ice man”, we should ask ourselves if those traits are more or less common among non-whites. Are distant, aloof, parents uncommon among blacks? Is it so unusual to find a lack of compassion among mestizos? If we judge NAM societies based on their “family values”, their compassion toward other people and their criminality, any rational person would consider them to be the “ice people”. I think the reason that the term “ice people” has stuck to whites is because the other virtues whites have (as in Speer) made the “ice” traits stand out in sharp contrast. If a retarded person drools, we think nothing of it; retards are supposed to drool. But when we see a physicist drool, we consider it noteworthy. The physicist might acquire the epithet “the drooler” while the retard will always remain simply a “retard”.