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Ryan Andrews • 6 hours agoThere is a certain boldness in Jorjani’s revisionist take on the Greco-Persian wars, but that doesn’t make it any less absurd. Miller’s framing of the conflict as one between ‘freedom-loving’ Greeks and the Persian forces of slavery is hardly a fictional innovation. This was the way Herodotus himself characterized the conflict, as I’m sure Jorjani himself knows. The reason Herodotus saw it this way, and the reason most Westerners have always seen it the same way, is fairly obvious: Athens was a democracy defending itself against a monarchical empire. I mean, damn, this is not that tough a nut to crack.
Miller’s anecdotes about the Greeks’ aversion to bowing and their contempt for oriental luxury are also true. Jorjani might have preferred a more nuanced portrait of each side, and that’s fine, but you really can’t get around the fact that Athens was a democracy and Persia was not. That is the elephant-in-the-room, and to not at least acknowledge it is gallingly disingenuous. And honestly, between his supposedly nuanced revisionism of the Greco-Persian wars and his entirely unnuanced reading of Homer, Jorjani comes off as someone with an axe-to-grind
I agree with Andrews, but he shouldn’t be surprised. NECs promoting NECism? That’s to be expected. Andrews should instead question a “White racialist movement” that enables such axe-grinding.
At the risk of again being accused of being bitter, I do need to express my puzzlement over White racialists who seethe with animus toward Southern and Eastern Europeans, but who happily embrace (half)Iranians, Chinese Nationalist Maidens, Russian-hating Japanese women, Chinese-marrying race-mixers like Derbyshire, etc. Maybe the Jew fraud Freud was on to something with his Narcissism of Small Differences. Also, this scenario is a version of the xenophilia the Right likes to accuse the Left of. It’s similar to Merkel valuing alien migrants over her own co-ethnic Germans. Or, more, to the point, how the same German nation that raged against “Greek freeloaders” turned around to joyously welcome hundreds of thousands of greasy migrant invaders from outside Europe. Now, yes, as I’ve written before, German frustration with Greek economic ineptitude was justified. But the point remains: if Greek pensioners living in Greece are despised freeloaders, then what about young Middle Eastern and North African men invading Germany to live off the fat of the land and grope German girls? Paragons of virtue, no doubt.
Perhaps my dear “movement” activists, the reason I have to keep on bringing these issues up is that no one else has the honesty to do so. But, never mind. Let’s have more pontifications about “White Aryan Iranians,” more instructions from Chinatrix “maidens,” more hate-filled Japotrices wanting to “inflict harm” on Russians, more Jeurasianism from Derbyshire – it’s all good! The problem obviously – quite obviously – belongs to whoever comments about it. Shame on them!