Many of us have assumed that the relative media silence over the ongoing genocide of pygmies in Africa is due to a desire to avoid, whenever possible, depicting black Africans in a negative light. While there is definitely some truth to this, there might be another, more sinister, motivation behind this neglect.
The leftist establishment assumes, as a matter of faith, that race is not a meaningful biological concept. That racial differences are superficial. Mathilda writes (in a comment):
And other world renowned geneticists and physical anthropoligists are behind race as a valid descriptive term. It’s about a 50-50 split. Look up Niell Risch.
The pro-race ones aren’t as noisy though, as people like you automatically have a hissy if someone observes one of the many racial non-cosmetic differences between human poopulations. Such as…
Age of menopause
Muscle and bone density
To name but a few. If you don’t believe me, have a root through this blog. Pygmies hit the menopause at 24, I’d hardly call that ‘no difference’. They are geriatric in their fifties. They seem to age nearly twice as fast as average humans.
We are 99% the same as each other (revised by Venter recently). Not the 99.9% the same you see touted about so often.
This is a fair amount of differences, as we are 98.4% the same as a chimp, so a small amount of DNA can make a lot of difference. Contrary to what is commonly reported in thn Media, we are not ‘unusually closely related’ to each other compared to other mammals. We are fairly average.
BTW, the 4% variation in human only DNA that defines us as races… in other species the same amount can easily define a new species, let alone a sub species. Read up on Chichlid fishes.
National Geographic also has an article about the unusually early onset of menopause among the pygmies. There has been some debate as to whether this is due to genetics or environment. The fact that other African groups suffer equally from malnutrition and disease, but maintain more or less normal stature and menopause, argues in favor of a genetic explanation.
If the early onset of menopause among the pygmies is genetic, then this presents a serious problem for the “race is a social construct” crowd. When we consider past conduct of the racial-egalitarian left, it is not hard to imagine them condoning the slaughter of the pygmies – since they represent an inconvenience to its dogma. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that leftist elites were actually paying black Africans to liquidate pygmy populations within their borders. Josef Stalin would have been proud, and called it “a statistic” rather than “a tragedy”.
On a positive note, there is an organization dedicated to the survival of the pygmy: The Pygmy Survival Alliance (based in Seattle, Washington). One wonders how rare a given race must become before such an organization arises to help ensure its survival. It is also worth bearing in mind that if whites ever reach the risk of extinction of the pygmies, neither Africans nor Asians will form organizations to assure its survival.