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Maja Hagerman: 100-year-old ideas about racial purity dirties our time

So, yet another manifesto appeared. In ”The great replacement” it is muslims who must be stopped from taking over the ”white” country. The man who wrote it shot to kill in the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and he explained that it is about purification. The people must be cleansed. Anders Behring Breivik wanted to at first did not admit that he was a nazi but for those who read his manifesto – with elaborate avelsidéer on aryan racial purity and of the plans of breeding of the blonde and blue-eyed children of surrogate mothers in Asia – it was still obvious.

the Texts can be dismissed as meaningless, written by vettvillingar and mentally disturbed. Or be seen in a different light. Thoughts have their own archaeology. With the help of the ideas from the older times can understand a lot about what's happening now. For it is the old beliefs of the people, and purity and resistance to the democracy – that pops up again in our time. A children, who have long been suppressed and utrensat, revitaliserats and get the new spread.

was Sweden on the eve of the democratic breakthrough. Then spoke representatives of the right, if the nation as a body, a whole. So strong and deep was the empire to a general and equal right to vote is not really needed. The best could be interpreted anyway, since people basically was a device, not unlike a kind of living organism. It explained Rudolf Kjellén, nationalism leading ideologue, professor of political science and mp for the right wing.

But the democratic revolution was still to the door. And, in fact, realized all the explosive force was in ”a man or woman, one vote”. Underpaid workers ' votes would soon weigh as heavily as the rich, not only in elections to the riksdag's second chamber, as in the past, but also in the kommunvalen and into the first chamber. The counting after income would finally disappear. The right wing would no longer be able to block the society's change.

exactly 100 years ago, parliament took the first of the two decisions that were required for the grundlagsändringen. Just then the opened also the ”Swedish folktypsutställningen”. The message was that people needed to understand the importance of rasskillnader. The Swedish people were presented there in the spring of 1919 as a matter of the body, the consistency and purity.

It was an associate professor who at the university, who had created the exhibition – and he and Herman Lundborg, I have written a book about. He spread words of warning: the race biology shows that humans are not equivalent. On the one hand, the high-level people and on the other hand, people who do not measure up. Some have a bright future, while others are doomed to perish. Människoraserna, their conflicts and beblandningar, controls virtually everything in the history of the world, " he explained.

Thousands of visitors queued up outside the academy of fine arts in Stockholm. The exhibition then toured further and drew full houses even in Uppsala, Gothenburg, Visby and Gävle. What you saw when you came in were faces, faces, faces. 700 photographs of what Lundborg said, was different ”racial types” in Sweden: swedes, finns, lapps, walloons, jews, and gypsy, tattare and so, of course, the examples of racially mixed jazz.

For that the Pilot would gain acceptance for their message was the packaging important. Racial biology must appear to be neutral, scientific.

Some people who were shown had had their photos taken with the constraint, the other had the actual with pride submitted their pictures. ”By a thorough knowledge of the people rasstruktur we will subsequently be in a position to take action, walking out on the improvement or at least maintenance of its (the Swedish people) institute for racial biology in standard. In the opposite case, the risk we are an on-going deterioration,” explained the Pilot, in scripture, ”Degenerationsfaran”.

the Ruling statesmen must realize rasbiologins importance for the nation's future. They should provide trained doctors permission to improve the Swedish folkstocken and protect society from degeneration. By applying roughly the same methods used in modern animal breeding and plant breeding.

get the acceptance of his message was the packaging important. Racial biology must appear to be neutral, scientific. So he hid carefully his nazi sympathies, and succeeded so well that he once again at the stockholm exhibition in 1930 could exhibit hundreds of images of the population in Sweden, divided into different ”races”. Some, of course, with more hemortsrätt in the country than the other.

But it was only when he approached retirement in 1934, which he openly praised Hitler and proclaimed that Sweden should follow the Nazi example as regards cleaning up ”rasfrämmande”. Until then, there had been a sliding scale of re-writing and careful ambiguity around what was the core of the people, the cleanliness, uniformity, and resistance to democracy.

today transmitted the same thoughts of right-wing ultranationalister and they receive wide dissemination via the internet. The goal is, of course, is not primarily to inspire single vettvillingar to commit murder and terrorist offences. It is, of course, to get back into the debate. In the establishment where the predecessors were 100 years ago. Step by step, it also seems to be where we are moving.

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