Wow. I have finally read this little gem, despite some initial misgivings due to the infamy around which it has been wrapped over the years. Having read all the other literature from its original milieu (I am an academic with a background in history) I felt it necessary to finally tackle this book. Was I suprised. It is well written; operates outside of preconceived notions; and can be backed up by a little research on the side--ie. Rosenberg makes the contention that the Etruscans were a semitic group living on the Italian peninsula, who had brought ritual child sacrifice, pederasty, and the Whore of Babylon goddess worship from the Near East. The Romans had an instinctive distaste to these cultural motifs and fought a life and death struggle to eliminate this people from their soil, which ended in the creation of the Roman Republic. For decades this was considered a false contention until just recently at a dig in Tarquinia, the French and Italian archaeologists found bodies of ritually tormented and murdered victims ranging in age from very young through adolescent, some of which had sexual devices in or around their bodies: http://www.archaeological.org/lectures/abstracts/5797 (just one of many articles). This is just one premise of his which has only until now been validated. Furthermore, there has recently been a movement in some academic circles to define the European haplogroups and their core cultural landscape as coming from a common source, often referred to as "Atlantic" culture. Rosenburg anticipates this recent trend somewhat. His erudition concerning the old literature of the Vedas, Old Iranian mythologies, and ancient Mid-East texts and the histories that go along with these illustrates that he is not just spinning hearsay or fluff. His knowledge of Greek and Roman aesthetics and philosophy, early Christian patristic writing, and Judeao-Christian teleology again prove that he has studied what he writes about. HE IS NOT SOME NAZI SCRIBBLER or PUNDIT.
The general thesis of his book will make the new generation, cultural marxist student sweat a lot--if they could even get through the first few pages. But in overview it basically asserts that races have uniquely defined souls--not to be confused with Spirit, which is absolute and therefore shared by all--which have common core principles. These require specific social environments to maintain health, creative force, and longevity. When things get too accultured, that common soul loses vital force, and therefore its identity (it becomes schizophrenic and creatively impotent). The result is a decline in its development and unique character. Multiculturalism will end up destroying all cultures and races; and there is an international group who desire this end.
So, this is not for the faint of heart. I suppose it isn't for everyone, most certainly not for those who want the ready-made, vaccuous morals of the policorrect academics whose mantras have now been beaten into the brains of most young intellectuals these days. Read this book with an open mind. It may lead you down the road toward deprogramming yourself some day--and shouldn't that be the goal of every reasoning human being?
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Blurb (11 September 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1366851064
- ISBN-13: 978-1366851062
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 544 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)