When the first busloads of migrants from Syria and Iraq rolled into Germany 2 years ago, some small towns were overwhelmed. The village of Sumte, population 102, had to take in 750 asylum seekers. Most villagers swung into action, in keeping with Germany’s strong Willkommenskultur, or “welcome culture.” But one self-described neo-Nazi on the district council told The New York Times that by allowing the influx, the German people faced “the destruction of our genetic heritage” and risked becoming “a gray mishmash.”
In fact, the German people have no unique genetic heritage to protect. They—and all other Europeans—are already a mishmash, the children of repeated ancient migrations, according to scientists who study ancient human origins. New studies show that almost all indigenous Europeans descend from at least three major migrations in the past 15,000 years, including two from the Middle East. Those migrants swept across Europe, mingled with previous immigrants, and then remixed to create the peoples of today.
Using revolutionary new methods to analyze DNA and the isotopes found in bones and teeth, scientists are exposing the tangled roots of peoples around the world, as varied as Germans, ancient Philistines, and Kashmiris. Few of us are actually the direct descendants of the ancient skeletons found in our backyards or historic homelands. Only a handful of groups today, such as Australian Aborigines, have deep bloodlines untainted by mixing with immigrants.
FK – Funny how this article ignores the cultural implications of bringing in immigrants that refuse to assimilate.
We are all nomadic mutts, drawing our food and water from blood-stained ground that someone’s ancestors’ conquered. But too many prefer to lie about this, pretending all is ‘peace and love.’
Peace and love without Liberty is slavery. Europe is now descending deeper into a morass, from the darkness of socialism to the bloodier darkness of ancient tribal propaganda.
Our laws come not from our bloodlines but from our minds and hearts, our cultures, and now with the lie of ‘democracy’ the new majority may soon vote its conquered into an ancient form of slavery.
Why choose one version of authoritarianism over another?