All in all, everything you would expect from a volume featuring the word “subhuman” in one of its many subtitles. Seems that the problem with the fundamentalist Creationists is that they’re nothing more than Evolutionists in sheep’s clothing—how could they actually believe that the various races could have possibly descended from Adam and Eve, when, according to medieval and renaissance artists, the primal couple was white? Weisman views the non-white races as “pre-Adamic” practice runs, as our Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon ancestors are also thought to be. In fact, the serpent of Eden turns out himself to be a treacherous member of one of the non-Adamic races, hence the “enmity” God places between him and the “children of Eve” is actually divinely ordained racism. The repopulation of the earth after the flood through the lineage of Noah is another fundamentalist lie. The flood was a localized event having no effect on the pre-existing non-white races. The Ark actually landed in Northern India, and Noah’s Aryan genes obviously made their way westward in the cultural advancements of the Hebrews, Egyptians, Chaldeans and Phoenicians, the last of which sailed to the Americas to become Aztecs, Incas, etc. Somehow, however, Weisman still clings to the Old Testament’s stories of the Hebrew god’s jealous protection of the Israelites against some their “Aryan” siblings (like the Egyptians) as a primary narrative of the “white race.” The New Testament is good news for whites only, and since the “wandering Jew” did not lay claim to the sort of “mighty nation” promised Abraham, Weisman awards the title of “True Israelites” to more active players in recent Western history such as “America, Canada, Australia, and South Africa” (!). And speaking of South Africa, it soon becomes clear that the author’s most virulent hatred is reserved for the black man, who in the book’s obsessive cataloging of physiological differences is distinguished by his “sooty complexion,” “fetid scent,” and “prominent muzzle.” These remarks, and in fact roughly a quarter of this 1990 publication, are drawn directly from 19th-century sources, including some of the book’s most memorable pages devoted to illustrations of “comparative anatomy” juxtaposing non-whites with apes, opossums, and rats.
Paperback: 176 pages