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Racial Recapitulation Theory Revisited

Do aging human phenotypes recapitulate ancestry?

I previously posted about this idea; please read it here. However, revisiting it is not only useful for newer readers, but every iteration of the idea expands and extends the analysis, allows for more ideas to come forth, more hypotheses to be tested, and more possibilities to be discussed and evaluated.

Read this about recapitulation theory:

The theory of recapitulation, also called the biogenetic law or embryological parallelism—often expressed using Ernst Haeckel’s phrase “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”—is a historical hypothesis that the development of the embryo of an animal, from fertilization to gestation or hatching (ontogeny), goes through stages resembling or representing successive adult stages in the evolution of the animal’s remote ancestors (phylogeny). 

The idea of this post is this: Aging human phenotypes recapitulate ancestry.  In other words, as people age, their physical appearance (and perhaps other phenotypic markers including behavior) tend to reflect to greater or lesser degrees certain aspects of their ethnoracial ancestry.

Imagine a Greek-Danish hybrid.  Perhaps they look (and act?) “more Greek” when younger and “more Danish” when older.

Mono-ethnic individuals can display such trends; after all, modern ethnies are derived from mixtures of older stocks.

Here is a young Benito Mussolini, who looks remarkably like the Mexican General Mapache from The Wild Bunch, Mapache with obvious Amerind ancestry.

We can compare that to pictures of the Duce taken in later years:

Mussolini obviously looked more typically European as he aged.

This phenomenon may be restricted to just physical appearance, or, more interestingly, behavioral changes may track with appearance over time (see below), associated with phenotypes reflecting ancestral stocks. An individual may be a greasy, undisciplined southerner as a youth and a restrained, more gracile northerner in older age.

Does this tracking of ancestral phenotypes with aging follow a specific direction as does the ontology-phylogeny association (in that case toward greater evolved complexity and toward the final form of the organism)?  

In Mussolini’s case you can say that the direction was toward a more gracile and “northern” phenotype (but not by much, truth be told), although the coarseness of aging to a large extent counteracts any racial gracilization that occurs (perhaps this is why it is “not by much”), or from Mediterranid to Alpinid, or, perhaps more properly speaking, from East Mediterranean/Levantine toward a more West Mediterranean/Central European focus.  

That may be a specific case and not generalizable, or it may reflect some underlying trends, at least for some Europeans, as well as for people of part European descent (such as Ted Williams).  Here we see a young Ted Williams, who looks ready for a zoot suit riot; on the other hand, a John Wayne-esque older Ted Williams reflects more of his paternal heritage. Williams was of mixed British Isles (Welsh, Irish) and (diverse) Mexican ancestry.  

Getting back to Europeans – Mussolini was Northern Italian. What about a Southern Italian? A young Joe DiMaggio (Sicilian ancestry) looks like a S. Italian zip; an older Joe DiMaggio looks like a N. Italian banker. All anecdotal evidence to be sure; but provocative nevertheless.  A wholly Northern European celebrity?  Perhaps Sean Connery would be instructive here?

Does the same hold for unmixed non-Europeans?  Who knows?  Does it require some threshold level of different underlying ancestries and, if so, how far back?  Racial purity in the absolute sense it a myth, and, once again considering Europe, if you can far back enough all Europeans are mixes of different tribes or proportions of Hunter-Gatherer, Neolithic Farmer, Steppe, and other elements. In a case of someone of perhaps less “recent” “admixture” would they recapitulate their proportions of those ancient ancestral source populations?  These are all fruitful questions for more study.

Individuals of mixed race, crosses of different continental population groups, would be expected to show similar patterns of phenotypic change with age.

What could be possible mechanisms for this phenomenon?  Epigenetic changes with age? Hormonal changes with age, affecting gene expression (including by epigenetic effects)? Are there timed sequences of gene expression “cassettes” activated by some mechanism (including those just mentioned) that activate different phenotypic profiles at different ages.

Also, we can ask whether this phenomenon is just an emergent property of the complexities of gene expression from mixed ancestry, or whether there is some sort of selective pressure at work. Is reproductive success at younger ages emphasized by a less gracile, more “southern,” more r-selected type phenotype, and then, with increasing age, and the need to provide for family, to be a stable provider, to increase fitness of grandchildren and the extended family, and/or group selective mechanisms for prudent group activity, older people expresses a more k-selected, gracile, restrained, “northern” phenotype?

Does this imply that behavioral changes accompany the changes in physical appearance? The impetuous energetic youth looking more like a greasy swarthoid, and the same individual in a more prudent old age, looking more like the centroid of the European phenotypic range (for Europeans)?

No doubt, we can find pictures of people who look less racially gracile with age.  So, for the theory in its broadest sense, phenotypic change with age is key, not necessarily becoming more racially gracile with age. It may not even be a matter of a unidirectional trend – toward either greater or lesser racial gracility with age. One could imagine a situation where a person, at different stages of their life, reflects different aspects of their ancestry in their phenotype, possibly fluctuating back and forth between different degrees of racial gracility. 

How long does it take for these changes to occur?  Decades would certainly be enough time.  But less than a decade? Years?  I would think that changes may not be so noticeable for periods less than ten years.

Der Questions for Der Movement

In all cases, emphasis added.

See this excellent and powerful Strom piece.  One part particularly caught my attention:

We need a strong, organized, racially conscious White community in every state, in every city. When we are much stronger, much larger, and much better organized, then even the most venal of politicians will be afraid to cross us. We will have businesses that bring in hundreds of millions per year, not just hundreds of thousands. We will have our own media providing not just racially-oriented news and commentary, but every kind of information and entertainment and advice and anything you can think of, in depth and with an implicit (and often explicit) pro-White perspective. That’s where we need to be. That’s what we need to do. In the words of the old union men who stood for White labor against Gilded Age leaders who betrayed their own Folk, we need to organize, organize, organize.

And National Alliance members are doing exactly that, all over North America.

I have some questions for Kevin Strom. These questions are coming from someone who has been involved in pro-White activism for a quarter-century, who has met your mentor Pierce, and who has praised you for the positive effect that your 1990s ADV broadcasts had on my activist development.  So this is not coming from a direction of hostility.

1. I understand that there may be things the National Alliance is currently doing that you cannot talk about publicly and – who knows? – maybe your group is really making the headway you claim.  But based on my experience with Der Movement, color me skeptical (no offense).  Do you really believe that your group is “doing exactly that” – all the things that you have described?  Really? Or that there is even the slightest possibility in the reasonable future that even the smallest fraction of these goals will be achieved?

2. With endless decades of “movement activism,” utilizing millions of dollars of donations and membership dues, and millions of man hours of effort, why hasn’t ANY of the above mentioned goals been even partially accomplished?  And that includes the efforts of Pierce and his incarnation of the National Alliance.  Are you aware that your other mentor, and friend, Revilo Oliver made a video discussing 50 years of “movement” failure…said video being made 50 years ago?

3. Why should we expect anything to be different now?

4. Do you admit that there is an ethnic affirmative action policy in the “movement,” particularly with respect to leadership, favoring individuals deriving from Northwest European (especially Anglo-Germanic) ethnic groups?

5. What has the National Alliance learned (if anything) from past failures?

Ethnonationalist filth attacking Spencer:

The majority of European nations, including the entire Schengen Area, and nations with nationalist governments, have banned Spencer and condemned his “racial European” message and his call for a “white racial empire”. While promoting his message in a controversial speaking tour in Hungary, Spencer was mocked by the Hungarian newspaper Népszabadság for his call for “a white Imperium” through a revival of the Roman Empire, and for his claim to be a “racial European”, ideas that the newspaper called contrived and without any basis in European history. In the aftermath of the controversy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pressed through legislative measures which banned his entry and condemned Spencer. The government of Poland has also banned him from entering the country and condemned Spencer, citing Spencer’s Nazi rhetoric, the anti-Polish and anti-Slavic racism of the Nazis, and the Nazis’ genocide of Slavic Untermenschen during World War II. In July 2018, Spencer was detained at Keflavík Airport in Reykjavík, Iceland en route to Sweden and was ordered by Polish officials to return to the United States; the successful effort of the Poles to ban Spencer from other parts of Europe arises from the Schengen Agreement.

The Hungarian newspaper was a leftist one, but Orban has no excuse, nor has the Polish government.  And remember what happened to Taylor. Has anyone noticed that, interestingly, divisive American ethnonationalists so far have had no problems traveling to Europe?

The Unz Review reader comment about Taylor and CNN:

Alfa158 says:

June 29, 2019 at 6:47 am GMT • 100 Words

Mr. Taylor is a gentleman and prone to the altruistic sentiments that plague Whites. Consider that Miss McGuirk started out by by making the implausible claim that although she is executive producer, she has no influence on the even the title of her own production.

It is entirely possible that she is another Lucy imploring Mr. Taylor to go ahead and kick the football because she won’t pull it away. Her role was to sweet talk him into walking into the abattoir.

I could be wrong, but consider this rather telling bit of evidence: if she was genuinely what she presented herself to, be a fair, impartial seeker of truth and discourse why would she be working for a cesspool like CNN? And why would the denizens of such a pit retain someone like her?

Then we have this, also from The Unz Review comments:

Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:

June 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm GMT • 100 Words

White supremacism has been a tool of those who seek to subvert Christianity. Any greatness of Europe and the West is due to Christianity and to think otherwise is an abominable blasphemy. Had Christianity taken root in the heart of Africa or India rather than Europe and the West we would have had a flourishing of Africa and India for the past 1500 years and Europe and the West would still be barbarian.

Now, initially I thought this was just sarcasm or amusing trolling.  However, considering how deranged devout Christians are, it may be for real.  Who knows?  

A Message for Eric Kaufmann

A brief message.

Following up on this, we read this:

Eric Kaufmann was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His ancestry is mixed with a quarter Chinese and a quarter Latino. His father is of Jewish descent…

So, the person advising on how to ease the anxiety of Whites so that they can be more easily (slowly) dispossessed and, eventually, race-replaced by mixed-race individuals, is himself mixed-race and half-Jewish. I’m shocked, shocked, I say.

So, here is a brief message for Kaufmann:

Dear Sir,

I do not know your level of sincerity concerning your work on White interests. Regardless, taken to its logical conclusion, and from your own words, the ultimate outcome of Whites following your advice is their slow but inevitable demographic eclipse and their race replacement by a mixed-race population.

I note that your own ancestry is described as “mixed with a quarter Chinese and a quarter Latino. His father is of Jewish descent.”  Even if we were to assume that the “Latino” is Euro-Iberian, then that still leaves 75% of your ancestry of non-European descent. Therefore, by the standards of those who most closely exemplify the pursuit of White interests you pontificate about, you are not “White.”

Very well, you have the right to express your opinion.  So do I.  And my opinion, expressed here, is the same that I have expressed toward other non-Whites attempting to interfere with the expression of White interests by Whites.  

Whites have their own internal debates, their own conflicts (ethnicity, sub-race, religion, etc.), their own consideration of different strategies, and their own concerns. These are OUR affairs, not yours.  These are OUR conflicts, not yours. These are OUR debates, not yours.  And these are OUR interests, not yours.

How Whites relate to each other, how Whites decide to work together (or not), how Whites decide to strategize (or not) in defense of their own interests, that is something for US to do, not you.  Ultimately, WE have to be the arbiters of OUR fate. OURSELVES ALONE.

And, no, we do not need, or want, non-Whites with their every “helpful” advice, telling us that our best option is to slow down our displacement, replacement, and destruction; that we are “dying of Whiteness;” promoting intra-White division; that we need alliances with Asians in which Whites must grovel before their Yellow and Brown masters; that we must have a multiracial “White separatist state;” that we are akin to child molesters and are “latrine flies;” that we must accept the “racial status quo;” that racial preservation for its own sake is “insane;” that we must have a “Red State nation” that accepts “conservative Blacks;” etc. 

Maybe, sir, you can take your advice to Israel, and suggest to the Jews there how they can accommodate their eventual race replacement by Arabs through an increased short-term focus on Jewish interests (hard to say how they can go beyond what they already have), or you can go to China and spread a similar message there – although, contra Frost and the “Arctic Alliance” crowd, the Chinese are hardly in any danger of race replacement.  But, wherever you go and whatever you do, we can do without your proffered chalice, dripping as it is with carefully concealed poison.

Whatever the outcome of the White racial problem, I do not believe the outcome is going to be pleasant for the likes of you. If you are wrong, and Whites quietly go to extinction without any expression of self-interest, then the resulting Colored dystopia will ultimately not be of benefit for the Coloreds themselves.

What if you are correct about the situation? That you are correct that it is untenable to suppress the expression of self-interest by a group whose demographic majority is disappearing? Let’s say I agree with you – even the White omega race may well become ever more demanding of their racial self-interest.  Where I disagree with you is with the idea that this discontent can be effectively managed through a safety valve release of controlled, moderate expression of racial self-interest. 

As Suvorov wrote – revolutions do not occur during the time of greatest repression, but when that repression is suddenly relaxed.  Louis XVI learned that, as did Gorbachev. Once the expression of White racial interests is legitimized, once the pent-up fury of a wronged people begins to be released, how can it be safely controlled? Once the genie is out of the bottle, and the toothpaste is out of the tube, can everything be safely be put away again once things begin to spiral out of control?

The future is chaos. And your stage-managed attempt at orderly White extinction will only add to that chaos. Enjoy.

Best regards,

Ted Sallis

A Bit of Surprising Truth Telling From the Year 1968

Political efficiency.

Read here. 


Gill, barely coherent, explains that he initially imposed a form of Nazism/Fascism
 upon the lawless Ekosians because he believed it to be the most efficient system of government ever devised. Spock concurs, stating National Socialism enabled a defeated and bankrupt Germany almost immediate governmental recovery to the level of near global domination.