The concept of Untermensch (Subhuman)

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Re: The concept of Untermensch (Subhuman)

Post by landrew » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm

Goody67 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:50 pm
landrew wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:33 pm
The true inferiority is revealed in the naive nazi belief that physical appearance has anything to do with genetic superiority. If the science of evolutionary biology has anything to say about it, it's the fact that survival determines fitness. In this case it was the Russians who won the fight for survival over the Germans.
The Nazis did describe the vast majority of Slavs as racially inferior; according to some Nazi racial theorists, some Slavs were even regarded as racially superior to some Germans!
I challenge anyone to define "racially superior."
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Re: The concept of Untermensch (Subhuman)

Post by Goody67 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:03 pm

landrew wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 pm
I challenge anyone to define "racially superior."
The Nazis believed in pseudoscience and thought that the Germans and others "Aryans" were superior because they were more intelligent, had a better culture. were better physically, etc, to other races.

When it suited the Nazis, they claimed that they didn't believe that one race was superior to other races.
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