The Great Plantation: The Reactionary Enlightenment

I’m sorry for offending my Catholic readers with my Luther posting.

I’ve decided to put on a face this time that is probably even more offensive to you. It is the face of Voltaire who was something of a deist and history’s most vociferous opponent of bigotry and fanaticism. I’ve transported him to the 21st century to tell us about the European Enlightenment:

John Locke

“There are creatures in the world that have shapes like ours, but are hairy, and want language and reason. There are naturals amongst us that have perfectly our shape, but want reason, and some of them language too. There are creatures, as it is said, (sit fides penes authorem, but there appears no contradiction that there should be such), that, with language and reason and a shape in other things agreeing with ours, have hairy tails; others where the males have no beards, and others where the females have. If it be asked whether these be all men or no, all of human species? it is plain, the question refers only to the nominal essence: for those of them to whom the definition of the word man, or the complex idea signified by the name, agrees, are men, and the other not. But if the inquiry be made concerning the supposed real essence; and whether the internal constitution and frame of these several creatures be specifically different, it is wholly impossible for us to answer, no part of that going into our specific idea: only we have reason to think, that where the faculties or outward frame so much differs, the internal constitution is not exactly the same. But what difference in the real internal constitution makes a specific difference it is in vain to inquire; whilst our measures of species be, as they are, only our abstract ideas, which we know; and not that internal constitution, which makes no part of them. Shall the difference of hair only on the skin be a mark of a different internal specific constitution between a changeling and a drill, when they agree in shape, and want of reason and speech? And shall not the want of reason and speech be a sign to us of different real constitutions and species between a changeling and a reasonable man? And so of the rest, if we pretend that distinction of species or sorts is fixedly established by the real frame and secret constitutions of things.”

Montesquieu

“We have already observed that great heat enervates the strength and courage of men, and that in cold climates they have a certain vigor of body and mind, which renders them patient and intrepid, and qualifies them for arduous enterprises. This remark holds good, not only between different nations, but even in the different parts of the same country. In the north of China – people are more courageous than those in the south; and those in the south of Korea – have less bravery than those in the north.

We ought not, then, to be astonished that the effeminacy of the people in hot climates has almost always rendered them slaves; and that the bravery of those in cold climates has enabled them to maintain their liberties. This is an effect which springs from a natural cause.” The Spirit of Laws, 1748

Voltaire

“It is a serious question among them whether they are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker – a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything.”

“The Negro race is a species of men different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds. The mucous membrane, or network, which nature has spread between the muscles and the skin, is white in us and black or copper-colored in them.”

David Hume


“No people living between the tropics could ever yet attain to any art of civility.” Political Discourses, 1752

“I am apt to suspect the negroes and in general and all the other species of men (for there are four or five different kinds) to be naturally inferior to the whites. There never was a civilized nation of any other than white, nor even any individual eminent either in action or speculation. No ingenious manufactures amongst them, no arts, no sciences … Such a uniform and constant difference could not happen, in so many countries and ages, if nature had not made an original distinction betwixt these breeds of men.” Of National Characters, 1753

Immanuel Kant

“The Negroes of Africa have by nature no feeling that rises above the trifling. Mr. Hume challenges anyone to cite a single example in which a Negro has shown talents and asserts that among the hundreds of thousands of blacks who are transported elsewhere from their countries, although many of them have even been set free, still not a single one was ever found who presented anything great in art or science or any other praiseworthy quality, even though among the whites some continually rise aloft from the lowest rabble, and through superior gifts earn respect in the world. So fundamental is the difference between these two races of man, and it appears to be as great in regard to mental capacities as in color.” Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Schönen und Erhabenen, 1764

“Humanity exists in its greatest perfection in the white race … The yellow Indians have a smaller amount of Talent. The Negroes are lower and the lowest are a part of the American peoples.”

“[Whites] contain all the impulses of nature in affects and passions, all talents, all dispositions to culture and civilization and can as readily obey as govern. They are the only ones who always advance to perfection.”

Note: Try not to laugh.

I’m afraid we are going to have to throw them all into the bonfire, exile them from mainstream, burn their books now, tear down their monuments and erase their historical legacy. These evil bigoted men are guilty of making racist comments!

Huff Post journos and Woke Twitter:

Smart people like nice things like reason, humanity and tolerance and oppose fanaticism:


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12 Comments

  1. I have maintained a vigil of silence in the face of this…flight on spaceship HMS Bradley Dean Griffin.

    But the line has been crossed into pedophilia apologia. I simply cannot refrain anymore.

    SOMEONE ANYONE INTERVENTION NATION NOW

    If notions of some cuckservative being ‘the antichrist’ were attended by delusions of superhuman powers and prophesying I think we’re dealing with more than just Red Bull enabled instability or emotional meltdown.

    Apologizing to Roman Caliphates voided whatever store of sympathy a beclouded southern man on the edge inspired in me.

    When do we get to leave Neverland and go the fuck home?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GxWmSVv-cY

    p.s. Luther wasn’t a real populist

      • Libertinism was a prominent product of Enlightenment thinking. Dethrone God, and take away the restrictions on man’s will to do as he wants, “might is right,” and all that. But I don’t understand the pedophilia apology angle, either. This appeared to be a post on non-PC thoughts on race by great thinkers. Unless I missed something.

      • You apologized to Roman Catholics…for failing to kiss the ring of King Pedo.

        It’s sick, particularly as the country reels from the most recent wave of RC pedo exposes.

          • Brad, Luther’s fight was WITH THE ROMAN CATHOLICS.

            Anyone who tries to deny that the very structure of Roman Catholicism is inherently rapist is…a Roman Catholic. Or a Jew.

            Celibacy – which the Pope refuses to even consider revising – is UNNATURAL. Only rape and perversion comes out of such a psychotic organization.

          • This is the 21st century.

            We’re not fighting with Catholicism anymore. Catholicism isn’t the moral system that dominates this country. It is political correctness which is many times worse.

        • MaryPhagan’sGhost yeah because protestants have never had pastors, youth ministers, or congregation members who have molested or raped children. Regardless of which denomination they are apart of they need to be removed from the church, turned over to civilian authorities and if found guilty of the charges then they need to face capital punishment.

    • @ Haxo Angmark, Perhaps, the oracle of QAnon will inform us that Jared Taylor is engaging in 4-D chess in regards to the JQ.

  2. golfclap ;;;;;;;; i consider the apology to the papists more in vein of… ‘with all due respect’.. which in diplomatic code = FU. 😀 owe them any sort of apology for 2k+yrs of mayhem?… newp.

    • The problem we have in the modern world isn’t Protestantism vs. Catholicism. It is the secular religion that all live under which has its own moral code known as political correctness.

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