Saturday, 27 June 2009

Did Early Anglo-Saxons Practice the First Apartheid?

Lucy Buchanan, celebrity Anglobitch and avowed racist. Could her vile racist views be explained by the Apartheid origins of Anglo-Saxon culture?

The Anglo-American world is always quick to criticize other cultural blocs for their 'barbarism', and exhort them to accept the 'blessings' of Anglobitch matriarchy. However, British scientists have developed a controversial theory that explains the high incidence of German genes in Britain today by a kind of 'sexual apartheid' directed against British Celts in the 4th - 7th centuries AD. This thesis is creating a lot of 'waves' in scientific and social circles, with lame counter-arguments attempting to deny the possibility of Anglo-Saxon sexual apartheid.

I know many of my readers are proud Celts who will be enthralled by these ideas. Although this general critique of Anglo hypocrisy ('Let's boycott South Africa, but why are we here?') is of tangential interest to the Anglobitch Thesis, it gives rise to a number of untimely meditations. For example, could Anglo-American women's sexual elitism and general sense of entitlement have arisen in those days? If sexual apartheid conferred genetic/reproductive advantage, and most Anglo women are descended from that small stock of invaders, this is a distinct possibility. Certainly, most Anglo females at their reproductive peak are sexually racist and elitist to a high degree, and these genetic findings seem to explain why.

This description of the 'Anglo-Saxon apartheid theory' is taken from the BBC website:

An apartheid society existed in early Anglo-Saxon Britain, research suggests. Scientists believe a small population of migrants from Germany, Holland and Denmark established a segregated society when they arrived in England.

The researchers think the incomers changed the local gene pool by using their economic advantage to out-breed the native population.

The team tells a Royal Society journal that this may explain the abundance of Germanic genes in England today. There are a very high number of Germanic male-line ancestors in England's current population. Genetic research has revealed the country's gene pool contains between 50 and 100% Germanic Y-chromosomes.

But this Anglo-Saxon genetic dominance has puzzled experts because some archaeological and historical evidence points to only a relatively small number of Anglo-Saxon migrants.

Estimates range between 10,000 and 200,000 Anglo-Saxons migrating into England between 5th and 7th Century AD, compared with a native population of about two million.

To understand what might have happened all of those years ago, UK scientists used computer simulations to model the gene pool changes that would have occurred with the arrival of such small numbers of migrants. The team used historical evidence that suggested native Britons were at a substantial economic and social disadvantage compared to the Anglo-Saxon settlers. The researchers believe this may have led to a reproductive imbalance giving rise to an ethnic divide.

Ancient texts, such as the laws of Ine, reveal that the life of an Anglo-Saxon was valued more than that of a native.

Dr Mark Thomas, an author on the research and an evolutionary biologist from University College London (UCL), said: "By testing a number of different combinations of ethnic intermarriage rates and the reproductive advantage of being Anglo-Saxon, we found that under a very wide range of different combinations of these factors we would get the genetic and linguistic patterns we see today.

"The native Britons were genetically and culturally absorbed by the Anglo-Saxons over a period of as little as a few hundred years," Dr Thomas added.

"An initially small invading Anglo-Saxon elite could have quickly established themselves by having more children who survived to adulthood, thanks to their military power and economic advantage.

"We believe that they also prevented the native British genes getting into the Anglo-Saxon population by restricting intermarriage in a system of apartheid that left the country culturally and genetically Germanised.

"This is exactly what we see today - a population of largely Germanic genetic origin, speaking a principally German language."

The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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