The practice of separating human mutants into unique groups once existed all over the ancient world. Herodotus wrote of having seen the practice in Africa (Libya) among a tribe call "Auseans."
Where white, blonde mutants were concerned in the ancient world, many tribes regarded them as descendants of the sun god. Therefore, if ancient Whites did achieve some sort of ascendancy over the darker races, it certainly was not the doing of the Whites, but of the non-mutants who superstitiously jacked them up to the top. Also, white mutants were not always elevated to high status. Even in these times, certain tribes in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America customarily killed (and still kill) all newly born White mutants, along with twins, saying that they were the spawn of the Devil.
The Renaissance Spaniards, not being racists (that came later), did not invade the Americas in order to insure the superiority of Whites, but to plunder, enslave, and evangelize. Slavery was and is, according to a recent article in National Geographic, an institution common to all nations and "races." Even today, Black Africa leads the world in perpetuating the slave industry. Whites were also enslaved in the ancient world - and even in modern times.
After the American Civil War, untold thousands of Whites continued to be enslaved in various ways. They had no "Abraham Lincoln" to free them. For example, orphaned infants were commonly legally bound over to farmers, factory owners, etc., to adulthood, under the disguise of "apprenticeship." If any of them escaped, the legal authorities tracked him down and returned him to his "master."
In the early 1880s, My great-grandfather James Matlock sold my grandfather Frank Matlock to the owner of the old 101 Ranch in Oklahoma for just 50 cents. Grampa never did forgive his father for that. The purpose of this type of slavery was to apprentice children to learn certain trades. My great-grandfather wanted Grampa to become a rancher. Although the ranch owner treated Grampa kindly, his children didn't One day, one of the ranch owner's sons beat Grampa so severely with a "single tree" (for pulling wagons), that one of Grampa's legs became damaged for life. For this reason, he was not drafted into the military service during the Spanish-American War.
My own father, though a rich man, disapproved of all formal education after one learned to read and write, saying that formal education "turned people against Christ." Like many people educated to tolerate slavery, he felt that children should be "apprenticed" to someone. He even did it to me after I graduated from high school in 1946, he forced me to be the slave (apprentice working for nothing) to a lumber company in Eureka, Kansas, so that I could "learn the business." Well, I can tell you that I did not learn the business. Instead, I "got the business." They nearly worked me to death. Finally, I rebelled openly and Dad let me go to college. Do I hate the memory of my father for wanting to have me enslaved long enough to learn the lumber business? Not at all. I loved and love him dearly. He was just a product of his time.
What we call "racism" appears to have flowered later in history. For example, in today's modern Mexico, Indians are hated just because they are Indians - and for no other reason. Even in many Mexican families, lighter children are favored over the darker ones. About two years ago, my Mexican wife's saintly aunt Tomasa told me, "Our White and mixed-blood Mexican girls are no longer content with marrying Whites and mixed -bloods any more. All they want to do nowadays is roll around in bed with Indians."
The truths and facts of ancient history are extremely difficult to unravel. The "politically correct" crowd and others, who judge the past by today's standards and biases, do not make the study any easier. As any "history freak" worth his salt will say, all peoples must be studied completely and objectively as the humans they are, "warts and all." We must not invent conditions and "villains" that may not have been regarded as such in ancient days.
ere's the truth: The American Indians really did believe that they were once invaded by Caucasian groups before the Spaniards arrived. The Spaniards, although they enthusiastically took advantage of this legend, certainly did not invent it.
Gene D. Matlock