Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"Heil Mein Fuhrer": Yeagley's Delusions of Himself as the Indian Messiah

Yeagley:

"People have actually told me, privately, they're waiting for an American Indian leader. They feel Indians alone can make this happen--to save America.

I kid you not. White people, Jews, and even a black man. This is private, but, it means a lot to me. I don't think anyone wants to really talk about this, openly."

Several things stand out about Yeagley's new set of self-delusions.

1. Yeagley apparently has not only white racists for followers, but some New Age white racists. Racist New Agers are actually not too unusual. The founders of the New Age movement such as "Madame" Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Rudolf Steiner, and Carlos Castaneda were all open racists

2. By his own words, Yeagley considers Jews to be "not white." Yet most Americans, white, Black, Indian, etc., including Jews themselves, consider Jews to be whites.

The only group that considers Jews "not white" are white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, etc. All except the last are frequent supporters of Yeagley, people whom he actively recruited, mourned when SOME of them left, and begged to stay so they could further discuss building a White Nation together.

3. By claiming unnamed "people" told him privately, we only have Yeagley's own word that this has ever happened. Yeagley's frequent lies are well documented on this archive.

4. "Even a Black"? He obviously thinks of Blacks as less trustworthy, less patriotic, and "less American."

The big surprise, though, is that Yeagley actually talked to someone Black, given his well documented hatred for them. Seemingly he found one as full of self hatred and ashamed of being Black as his few Indian supporters are filled with self hatred and ashamed of being Indian.

5. He openly admits no Indians have ever told him this kind of ridiculous New Age racist nonsense. That no Indians told him this is not too surprising, since his following in Indian Country is extremely tiny, likely fewer than ten people.

A member of Badeagle mocked Yeagley's delusions with a post simply saying:

"Heil Mein Fuhrer!"

He was quickly banned and the post deleted. Apparently Yeagley has no sense of humor, and can't stand the thought of people laughing at his deluded self-image.

Too bad, and too late. We already find this as funny as can be.

2 Comments:

Blogger John Beck said...

While I can't comment on Bailey, Blavatsky or Castaneda, I'm very familiar with Rudolf Steiner's work. The only meaning of the word "racist" that can be applied to him is the meaning that applies to most of us on this planet, namely "believing that there is such a thing as race." In the more common sense of having hostile or demeaning attitudes toward people of other races, no, Steiner was no racist. There are a few dozen people in the US and a few hundred in Europe who have tried to hang the views of "followers" on him, but the man himself is rather astonishingly clean of such psychic pollution.

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Blogger The_Editrix said...

I attended a Rudolf Steiner school in Germany from second class to "Abitur" (university entrance exams). What you are saying is preposterous.

A quote from the mother of a former Waldorf pupil (2000):

"In my opinion the children are clearly exposed to racist thought. It's subtle and done in such a way that the parents don't necessarily notice right away. We didn't notice either, because I never looked at their school materials that closely, because the children never got much homework. They I finally did look at the materials and I was really shocked."

Recent fifth-grade history workbooks from different Waldorf schools. We discover teaching about human development unknown in the history lessons of public schools. The Aryans, Waldorf curriculum declares, left the sinking continent of Atlantic to found many high cultures. Terms like "Aryan," "sacrificial fire" (Opferfeuer) and "Aryan wanderings" are used without comment.

Outside observers may see only the teaching of a little-known myth. Experts see it differently. The contents of the workbooks show, they say, that the children are being taught mythology as historical fact and that a development theory placing special emphasis on Aryans is pedagogically untenable.


Although this woman's child has probably attended a Steiner school decades after I left, and a different school as well, it describes what I experienced to a "T".

Chance?

A few quotes from The Master Himself?

Steiner taught that there was a hierarchy of racial virtue with Negroid peoples and Jews at the bottom and blue-eyed, blonde "Aryans" at the top. He even saw a direct correlation between blonde hair and intelligence.

"You see, when we really study science and history, we must conclude that if people become increasingly strong, they will also become increasingly stupid. If the blonds and blue-eyed people die out, the human race will become increasingly dense if men do not arrive at a form of intelligence that is independent of blondness. Blond hair actually bestows intelligence. It is indeed true that the more the fair individuals die out the more will the instinctive wisdom of humans vanish." [1922]

"We are within the great Root Race of humanity, which has peopled the earth, since the land on which we now live rose up out of the inundations of the ocean. Ever since the Atlantean Race began slowly to disappear, the great Aryan Race has been the dominant one on earth. If we contemplate ourselves, we here in Europe are thus the fifth Sub-Race of the great Aryan Root Race. The first Sub-Race lived in the distant past in Ancient India" [1905]


Steiner taught that the Black/Negroid races were "children" and incapable of development beyond a relatively primitive level, that Asians were "adolescent" and mainly capable of imitation, but lacked the true creativity of the European race, that blonde, blue-eyed Europeans were the "adult" race, the ultimate in intelligence and creative power. He also taught that the American Indian was "degenerate" and stood for decay and old age of mankind. He saw Indians as a race representing the ancient past and having become weak. He also taught that American Indians had once been Negroes whose colour has faded to coppery red.

"[W]e are not justified in thinking that human beings were originally like the savages of today. The savages have developed into what they now are--with their superstitions, their magical practices and their unclean appearance--from states originally more perfect. The only superiority we have over them is that, while starting from the same conditions, we did not degenerate as they did. I might therefore say: The evolution of man has taken two paths. It is not true that the savages of today represent the original condition of mankind. Mankind, though to begin with it looked more animal-like, was highly civilized. ... Just as the present savages have fallen from the level of the human beings of primeval times, so the apes are beings who have fallen still lower." (Steiner, 1924, EEM p. 126)

When Negroes go to the west, they cannot absorb as much light and heat any more as they were used to in their Africa. (...) That is why they turn copper red, they become Indians. That is because they are forced to reflect a part of the light and heat. They turn shiny copper red. They cannot keep up this copper red shining. That is why the Indians die out in the West, they die because of their own nature which does not get enough light and heat, they die because of the earthly factor.(...)

'Indians died because of their own nature.."


Old stuff?

In 1985, one of Steiner's acolytes, the Dutch Frank Wijnbergh, made the following statements at two lectures under the auspices of the Anthroposophical Study Center.

And you may see that the Indian race started to behave in a very definite way. I mean, they acquiesced. Then, the white race is unfriendly enough to speed up this process by exterminating them. This is something which occurs again and again in history. At the moment when an impulse is not strong enough any more, and out of place, then there will always be other nations and influences to finish them off (...) That is a law!

Not all human beings who are living today are on the same level of the development of humanity. Besides the nations, who are on a high cultural level, there are primitive people who have lagged far behind culturally. (....) let us name as an example those nations who became known when America was discovered. (...)
We have found the American race as a primitive primordial people, which has remained far, far behind. They lag behind in religious views as well. (...) However, the Europeans have risen to a higher cultural level, while the Indians have remained static, and therefore they have become decadent.


Quotes and further material can be found here or here if that didn't suffice.

2:15 PM  

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