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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Albert Schweitzer And His Controversial "My African Notebook" Quotes: Setting The Record Straight

(Slightly O/T, but) : As I type this, the elegant and regal Gregory Peck is on the AMC network (yes, the same people who do "Walking Dead") playing the perfect Southern noble white man, in the 1962 film "To Kill A  Mockingbird," which is based on a plotline (white on black rape) that today the Department of Justice itself says has a 36,000-to-one chance of actually happening!

Thirty-six thousand to one chance it'll actually happen, and yet Hollywood as far back as 50 years ago was making this crap required reading in grade schools. Who reading here doesn't remember having to write a book report about Harper Lee and her one and only best-seller?

But I digress somewhat for the purposes of this post, which is devoted to the work of Albert Schweitzer, and more specifically to the cleansing of his sullied name.

Consider this:

We've all heard about the great Franco-Germanic Nobel Prize-winning doctor Albert Schweitzer (1888 - 1965), who much like the now-reviled Dr. James D. Watson (born 1925; awarded Nobel Prize 1962), Schweitzer today is known among the majority of modern audiences such as myself and no doubt the majority of the readership of this blog, not so much for his contribution to the betterment of mankind, and in his case specifically Africa, but rather Schweitzer is known almost exclusively for the "controversial nature" of a few condescending comments towards the Africans he spent his life caring for .

In much the same way that Stephen Jay Gould's 1981 "Mismeasure of Man" became the undisputed refutal of all things "scientific racism" and required reading among college and even high school students for the past three decades, the most "controversial" words of Albert Schweitzer, supposedly extracted from his 1939 "My African Notebook," have been systematically whitewashed, downplayed, and even erased from the record, to the point that over and over again the average online reader will be made to believe that Schweitzer said nothing of the sort, and more significantly, the average person has been made to believe that Schweitzer himself believed nothing of the sort.

The disputed Schweitzer quote is as follows :
"I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There
is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and
know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the
intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally
with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life
to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but
I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and
they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as
their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will
destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who
would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this
status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would
help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as
your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you."

So are those really the words of Albert Schweitzer? Try googling them for yourself, and you will see that provenance is not only anything but certain, but also there are countless Touré-style postings that attempt to discredit the man, and the veracity of the provenance that links that quote to him.

One standard response to this inconvenient Schweitzer quote from 1939 goes something like this:
Answer: This quote is utterly false and is an outrageously inaccurate picture of Dr. Schweitzer’s view of Africans.  Dr. Schweitzer never said or wrote anything remotely like this.  It does NOT appear in the book African Notebook.  On the question of Schweitzer and race, my own comments from the Foreword to the current edition of African Notebook, are below.  

--Lachlan Forrow, MD
President, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (USA)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Here's where it gets interesting though: as hard a time as you will have finding the actual "My African Notebooks" quote, you can easily pop over to Google books and see another Schweitzer quote, from another Schweitzer book that is even available in its entirety on Google books, a book entitled  "On The Edge Of The Primeval Forest." It is the story of Schweitzer's first foray into Africa, in 1913, when as a 38 year-old Doctor he set out from Bordeaux France along with his wife and assistant (who goes hardly mentioned in the 1914 tome, which is curious) for the French missionary town of Lambaréné in colonial Gabon, where he practiced in the bush for five years, before returning to Europe and eventually coming back to Lambaréné and establishing his famous namesake hospital, which operates to this day and was instrumental in getting him Nobelled.

From his 1914 "Primeval Forest" we get this quote, which though tamer, sounds very much like the later, 1939 "Notebook" quote, the "they will destroy you" quote which the likes of Lachlan Farrow, Touré, CNN, and the rest of the entire world are trying hard to silence :

Page 130, from archives.org: "On The Edge Of The Primeval Forest" :

(Source: archive.org, page 130 in the chapter entitled "Relations Between Whites And Blacks")

How is it possible in this day and age of the internet and instant cross-verification of everything, these professional pussy race-hustling HBD denialists like Touré and Skippy Gates can get away even for two minutes with what they get away with?

In a sane society, great men like Schweitzer and Watson - both of whom were no doubt fundamentally melancholic, sentimental liberals at heart (Watson is still alive) - would be remembered as learned men of Europe who contributed greatly to all of humanity.

Instead, they are both only remembered for being hateful racists.

What are the chances that we on the alt-right, would ever even be familiar with the names of these two great men of science and medicine, were it not for their universal condemnation?


rjp said...

How is it possible in this day and age of the internet and instant cross-verification of everything, these professional pussy race-hustling HBD denialists like Touré and Skippy Gates can get away even for two minutes with what they get away with?

That Touré and Skippy Gates have been accepted as authorities and allowed to teach falsehoods as fact indicates official sanctioning of their activities by those wishing to suppress the truth.

In a sane world, neither Touré or Skippy Gates would be accepted as an authority, and neither would occupy the lofty office they hold. The official policy of Affirmative Action is the unequal are better than the equal.

Anonymous said...

As far as I can determine Toure dropped out of every school he attended.
What happens with blacks, they become critical experts on Whites and White culture, without any kind of degree requiring study, evidently they cannot study, and perhaps, because they have no culture of their own.

M.G. said...

Cher Artur,

I've been away from home and my computer, but have so wanted to update you on the many hilarious happenings in the new France multiculturelle. This country is finally starting to go through the looking glass. Will update you soon.

Bon courage, à bientôt,

Those Who Can See

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Stephen J. Gould who played a charlatan in Teh Simpsons faked the data in The Mismeasure of Man.

Anonymous said...

Zimbabwe since the expulsion of white people colonized the area has become bankrupt and in disrepair. Detroit and many other great american cities are crumbling heaps after years of black goerent

Anonymous said...

I believe Dr. James Watson said it best when he made the following comment,

"There is no place for the "moralistic fallacy" that reality must conform to our social, political, or ethical desires"

Oh, wait a minute, am I quoting a Nobel prize winning racist? No, I'm quoting a brilliant scientist that upset his spineless, disingenuous, liberal white douchebag peers, that don't have the balls to stand up for "TRUTH"

We are NOT all equal.

The Olympic Gold Medal Podium for the 100 yard dash has been owned by Blacks for the last 72 years (18 Olympics). Since we're ALL the same (except for the colour of our skin), I must therefore assume that "Black" skin is the fastest skin on earth. WTF?

It is "Okay" to assume Blacks have, in some cases superior athleticism, however when you venture into the realm of intellect, one must NEVER state the truth about their inherent lack thereof.

DurbanBoy said...
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OdinVonTogan said...

In 1984, headlines in the Milwaukee Journal read: 22 blacks born for every white in Milwaukee County (clearly established by Germans and Poles and the like, and never has slavery). Does anyone think all those blacks were born into wonderful black families with both a father and a mother? The population of Africa exploded during the 1900s, with them adding one BILLION people to that continent. The gifts from the white man, medicine, food, and sanitation (water and waste-water treatment plants) enabled that to happen, and also occurred across the entirety of Muslim and Hindu and other Brown (partially black) worlds.

Regardless of these gifts, blacks today insist the white man oppressed all people of color on the planet for 100s of years. Wrong. Overpopulation is self-oppressing, and today, every nation of black and brown people have caused their own misery - simply by reproducing like mindless animals, which they are. It is the African DNA in them that causes this - the Asians and Caucasians have flat-lined their population growth because they have the brains to do so - the Africans, even the ones with only a portion of black DNA in their system, Arabs, India-ns, and Iberians (now Latinos) did not - the African DNA inhibits the intellectual thought necessary to do so.

We have a member of Supreme Court of USA, Sonia Sotomayor, who stated that a Latino Woman would know more than any White Man could. The statistics are easy to find - the murder rates across the world are worse in Latin-America than in Africa, but ALL of the black and brown nations are the worst among all nations by a factor of 10 or more. So tell us again, Ms. Sotomayor, what would a Latino Woman know than a White Man would not?

Anonymous said...

@Odin - that's some of the most retarded words i've read...Studies clearly show that non-africans are derived from a small group that left africa some 60,000 years ago. Yet, you claim that some non-africans are more\less black than others. Did you know whites had melanin 10,000 years ago? Did that make them suddenly less "black" in the last 10000 years? Your words on population clearly belies a lack of awareness about history and other socio-economic facors in demographic growth. On a population-per-area basis, India is on par with "Asian" japan and "white" netherlands. Do you even know how big India is? You've prob. never looked at any map other than a Mercator. Europe is much smaller than you think while tropical nations are way larger. Anyway, your simplistic mind probably finds some arbitrary racist explanation as more convenient.

Haman said...

Check out the free e-book titled 'The Pioneer Little Europe Prospectus,' because ever since so-called civil rights legislation was carried to a lunatic extreme to overthrow all the institutions of the existing type of White commmunity, it has been collapsing and surrendering all its living spaces. Additionally, while every other ethnic community is flexing a profile of its own interests in the political system and popular culture, Whites are no longer represented in what is now a pseudo-democratic system.

Anonymous said...

Well ladies and gentlemen... We're about to find out who's who it seems. Revelation 12 speaks of a sign in the Heavens, a woman giving birth with the dragon standing by to destroy the Child....Now you can Google Rev.12 and 2017.

Chris Redfield said...

To the anonymous poster responding to @Odin

That all life came from Africa is false and has been debunked.

Anonymous said...

@Chris Redfield, please explain that "all life came from Africa is false and has been debunked." Who debunked it?

myfather'sdaughter said...

Whatever the case, we're all here, and according to the creationists, God, not science, is responsible for all of it. So only He gets to decide who is superior to whom. As an aside, how do we know that God is a male? We don't, and have absolutely no way of knowing, or even if "He" exists. Assuming that He does, for the purpose of my comment, why would He have created a world of superior and inferior humans? So that the superior ones could subjugate the inferior ones, like a cat does a mouse or like a lion does its prey, all of which, by the way, were also created by Him.

Then what about intellect? What would be the point of that? Creatures other than humans are driven by instinct. Why would that not suffice for humans? Could it be that humans were given a special gift to see what they would do with it? When one reads of ancient civilizations, I'm talking B.C. through medieval times, and then compares those eras with our present one of Walmart and the Kardashians, one can only come to the conclusion that humans reached their greatness quite a while ago and are now on a decline. This fall might well last another few thousand years. I don't see us getting any better. Civil and women's rights were major achievements in the last century. Gay rights were one in this century, and important. Now it's LGBTQIAPK rights, a little ridiculous. In other words, humans are becoming completely self-absorbed until we will all eventually implode and cause our own demise. Just like God planned it in his brilliant game, I guess.

Sorry, I got away from the subject, that being that it turned out that we're too dumb to recognize our gift of life and treat all living things that God, or science, created with respect. So what if you perceive another person or a race to be inferior to you, you can still be nice to them.