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Genetic disloyalty -- a Russian invention?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Robert Harris, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Original idea, I think -- that it is possible to be genetically disloyal, and therefore should not be allowed to vote. Or maybe not so original. The Nazis deem to have had a similar notion, only they didn't let the Jews live.

    Ministry has sent a warning to the National Power Party of Russia
    (NDPR) regarding an interview one of its leaders, Boris Mironov, gave
    to "Moskovskie novosti," in which he expressed "extremist" points of
    view, Interfax reported on 8 January. Mironov called for stripping
    certain ethnic groups, including Jews, of their voting rights.
    According to the agency, the party is required by federal law to
    express its disagreement with Mironov's stance within 15 days of the
    interview. Mironov advocated depriving "nonnative peoples" of the
    right to vote, even if they were born in Russia and their ancestors
    lived in Russia for centuries, on the grounds that they are
    "genetically disloyal" (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 13 December 2002).
    Justice Minister Yurii Chaika announced in October that his agency
    would investigate the NDPR, just weeks after the party was formally
    registered in September (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 2 October 2002). JAC

    RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 7, No. 5, Part I, 9 January 2003
  2. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    You know, I seem to recall similar arguments about "genetic loyalty" being used by the KKK and other racist groups in the U.S., something about how, "inevitably", the genetic loyalty of minority groups will cause them to all unite and turn against white people.

    Truly frightening stuff, isn't it?
  3. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Most frightening because sometimes governments act on the notion.

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