Diversity Macht Frei
October 9, 2018
Roosevelt as Rosenfeld
It’s easy to forget how Woke our ancestors were in the 1930s, before the Jews acquired their ultimate propaganda weapon.
For example, the British Foreign Office used a “Working Definition of Antisemitism” in the 1930s, very different from the one currently going the rounds. It was: “someone who dislikes Jews more than normal”.
The American president of the time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also seems to have been JWoke. Although his critics dubbed him Rosenfeld for his supposed Jewishness or philosemitism, he privately boasted of having no Jewish blood in his family and mocked Jewish refugee propaganda as “Jewish wailing” and “sob stuff”.
Roosevelt was steeped in racial theories thanks to his connection with Aleš Hrdlička, curator of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Roosevelt had carried on a lively correspondence with Hrdlička for over a decade and had absorbed the scientist’s theories about racial mixtures and eugenics. Roosevelt, the scion of two families that considered themselves American aristocrats, was especially attracted to Hrdlička’s notions of human racial “stock.”
A prominent public intellectual who had dominated American physical anthropology for decades, Hrdlička was convinced of the superiority of the white race and obsessed with racial identity. Shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack he’d written to Roosevelt expressing the view that the “less developed skulls” of Japanese were proof that they were innately warlike and had a lower level of evolutionary development than other races. The president wrote back asking whether the “Japanese problem” could be solved through mass interbreeding.
Roosevelt had asked Carter to recruit Hrdlička to head up a secret international committee of anthropologists that would study the “ethnological problems anticipated in post-war population movements.” Carter’s report on the meeting, which prompted Roosevelt’s effusive memo, called Hrdlička a “stubborn, erudite, arrogant, charming, authoritarian, friendly, difficult, delightful old gentleman.” Outlining the president’s charge for the committee, Carter told Hrdlička it was expected to “formulate agreed opinions as to problems arising out of racial admixtures and to consider the scientific principles involved in the process of miscegenation as contrasted with the opposing policies of so-called ‘racialism.’”
Source: Bureau of Spies – The Secret Connection between Espionage and Journalism in Washington
This racial planning was eventually pursued through something called the M project, run by Isaiah Bowman, a dedicated antisemite who established quotas restricting the number of Jews accepted into Johns Hopkins University.
In 1939, Bowman fired Jewish faculty member Eric Goldman. In response, Bowman stated, “There are already too many Jews at Hopkins.” Goldman had received a unanimous departmental vote for reappointment to his position as a professor of history. Bowman believed that “Jews don’t come to Hopkins to make the world better or anything like that. They came for two things: to make money and to marry non-Jewish women.”
In 1942, Bowman instituted a quota on the number of Jewish students admitted to the University and restricted the number of Jewish students allowed to pursue degrees in the fields of science and math.
Bowman and Roosevelt saw eye to eye.
Bowman understood what Roosevelt was trying to achieve through the M Project. Years earlier, in November 1938, he had undertaken research for FDR about the prospects for European settlement in South America. Requesting the research, Roosevelt wrote to Bowman: “Frankly, what I am rather looking for is the possibility of uninhabited or sparsely inhabited good agricultural lands to which Jewish colonies might be sent.” Roosevelt added that “such colonies need not be large but, in all probability, should be large enough for mutual cooperation and assistance—say fifty to one hundred thousand people in a given area.”
The M Project expanded far beyond Roosevelt’s original charge, producing tens of thousands of pages of reports, maps, and charts analyzing the suitability of locations around the globe for settlement by Europeans who were expected to be displaced by the war, analyzing the characteristics of myriad racial and ethnic groups, and theorizing about optimal proportions in which to combine them in their new homelands.
While settlement contingencies for a wide range of peoples were studied, when Roosevelt described the M Project to Churchill during a lunch at the White House in May 1943, he focused on one particular group. FDR described it as study about “the problem of working out the best way to settle the Jewish question,” Vice President Henry Wallace, who attended the meeting, recorded in his diary. The solution that the president endorsed, “essentially is to spread the Jews thin all over the world,” rather than allow them to congregate anywhere in large numbers.
Our ancestors were overwhelmed by a threat they saw coming. Why did they fail? Ethical inhibitions and submission to a culture of dishonest public discourse. We must be more ruthless next time.