The second factor is the combination of the modern extreme right movement's proficiency in myth creation and esotericism (Slavdom, Aryanism
, and Neo-Paganism) with its calls for a radical reconstruction of society built on a more just foundation ("all for friends, nothing for foes").
(33) See Tony Ballantyne, Orientalism and race: Aryanism
in the British Empire (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).
The sixth chapter contains a thorough study of Aryanism
, through European Orientalist scholarship to its racializing use by Iranian nationalists.
But between the biblical genealogies and the genetics, Weitzman takes us on a journey that covers the crypto-Jews of New Mexico, Aryans (Aryanism
) and Semites (Semitism), the Habiru of ancient Egypt and their alleged connections with the Hebrews, the documentary hypothesis and the theory of evolution, the archaeology of ancient Israel, Sigmund Freud and the origins of monotheism, the Khazars and the "invention of the Jewish people." Weitzman has done his homework; he has read widely and writes well.
They promoted with several films their view of pan-Germanism, or "Aryanism
"--that is, the idea that citizens of another country who are of German ancestry ("blood") are members of a Greater Germany.
Such annexation would be counter to the present racial theories of the so-called Aryanism
underlying the whole German policy, and besides, such annexation would create a very dangerous and formidable minority problem within Germany.
Propagating against resurgences of reformulated Aryanism
while critically victimizing any reparable victimology for the sake of upholding status quo does not compose the better worldly integral.
Hitler too did the same in Germany in the name of Aryanism
leading to Fascism."
She indulges her own taste for the primitive and the exotic--Hoch is fascinated with nonmodern women from Africa, Oceania, and Asia (a young female dancer from Bali appears several times)--and contrasts that taste with the official version of "Aryanism
" then on the rise.
Bonhoeffer stood against Nazism and Aryanism
while German Protestant churches of the time accepted both as part of their belief system.
White Supremacism, Aryanism
, Conservatism, etc., is everyone "else'' to be excluded from this self-proclaimed purity?