The forever war – why a Chinese girl has red hair
|July 18, 2012||Posted by Koanic under Neanderthal Pride|
When you zoom out of history to the level where empires rise and fall, and peoples migrate, conquer, collapse, are absorbed, and disappear, you find that the story is always the same.
The Thal stock, the original stock, is light – non-black hair, non-brown eyes, fair skin. The others are darker. The others are weaker, but breed faster, have more numbers, are more agricultural, and have higher population density.
Time and again, the Thal stock conquers, rules, creates a great civilization, and is subsumed in the fast breeding mass of the lower class.
Whites (and Neanderthals before them – the anthropological consensus on this is simply lying) once ranged from Asia to the Americas. Whether it’s Greece, the Vikings, or Genghis Khan, the pattern endlessly repeats.
Wherever you look, you see the imprint of these contesting currents of genetic will.
John Glubb’s famous time limit on the cycle of empire is merely a function of breeding ratios. One day, all history will be rewritten with attention to each population’s genetic contribution from the sacred Neanderthal line – the flame of civilization. And the endless barbarian gyrations of Africa, millenia of non-history, will be predictable mathematical fact.
Here’s just one example, taken from the comments of a reddit post on a Chinese girl born with red hair. HT to Frost.
Actually, Central Asia used to be filled with redheads (until Asians pushed up from the south about 3,000 years ago). When they arrived, they found Caucasoids, and essentially bred them out. So you’ll see Caucasoid traits cropping up every so often.
Quote: “Persian historian Rashid-al-Din recorded in his ‘Chronicles’ that the legendary ‘glittering’ ancestor of Genghis Khan was tall, long-bearded, red-haired, and green-eyed. Rashid al-Din also described the first meeting of Genghis and Kublai Khan, when Genghis Khan was surprised to find that Kublai had not inherited his red hair.”
Caucasoid tribes in Central Asia stretched as far as Siberia. Sub-groups like Scythians, Khazars and Tocharians all were known for their red hair.
You can still see the older substratum of Caucasoids in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Take for instance these Caucasoids from the foot of the Himalayas (from the Hunza tribe): http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5532898748_d6b2d2f450.jpg
According to archaeological digs, the ancestors of these Caucasoids pre-date the Mongoloids by millennia. You can see the demographic changes still going on as Mongoloids breed out Caucasoids (whom they outnumber), leading to hybrids like this from Afghanistan: http://pastmist.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/oirat_mongol5.jpg?w=460&h=306&h=306
So it’s not very surprising (from a paleogenetic perspective) for you to find a Mongoloid girl in Nepal (in this very region) with red hair. It happens more frequently than you’re aware. Like in the Xinjiang region of China (where the so-called ‘blond mummies’ were found). The Euripoid people were called the Tocharians (and in DNA tests, they clustered with Central Europeans). But their homeland was Central Asia. On the territory upon which they lived you still see Caucasoid traits cropping up among the now-Mongoloid population: http://pastmists.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/uyghur_xinjiang_1.jpg?w=460
The human race is very young. A mere 200,000 years. When the first global genome study was undertaken by Luca Cavalli-Sforza, he said that the one thing that shocked him was how little people moved.
For instance, when Iberia was tested the majority of the population could be traced to aboriginal groups that went back between 40- and 50,000 years.
I repeat: The human race is a mere 200,000 years-old. So imagine spending a quarter of that time in the same place.
To put it in perspective, most anthropologists place the divergence of Mongoloids from Caucasoids at about 20,000 years.
So Basques have been in Spain for more than twice the length of time that Mongoloids even existed.
If it’s true what geneticists and physical anthropologists tell us (that Mongoloids branched off of Caucasoids, and did so only about 20,000 years ago) then yes: It makes sense that Caucasoids would be in Central Asia and Siberia first. After all, they existed first.
That’s what the DNA tells us. That’s what the bones in the digs tell us.
The excavations are pretty clear. When you go back to paleolithic times, there are no “Mongoloid bones” for the reason that Mongoloids didn’t quite exist yet. As time marched on, the bifurcation took place. Mongoloids thrived further south, in Southeast Asia. Their numbers grew.
Anthropologists theorize that lactose intolerance helped Mongoloids. Most people in the West are unaware that Asians are about 97% lactose-intolerant. This happened because they didn’t have cows in their geographical region, and they thrived on a rice-based culture. It allowed an earlier weaning of the children and this way women could get pregnant more rapidly (hormones that favor lactation impede pregnancy). At the same time, for a nomadic population of hunter-gatherers, having too many children at a time posed a problem and a sedentary group of farmers could not be confronted with such an issue.
Who were hunter-gatherers? Why, the nomadic horse-riding Caucasoids in Central Asia. Their communities couldn’t sustain the number of children that sedantary Mongoloid populations could. (Furthermore, unlike the Mongoloids, they were a cow-based, milk-drinking culture. Non-lactose-intolerant children weaned longer, making the women have shorter fertility periods.) So the Caucasoids—though enjoying greater height and more robust bones—were quite simply outbred.
India’s a fascinating place. It’s more than a nation; it’s a “sub-continent”. That term isn’t used lightly. They have over 800 languages, and a half a dozen different races. They have Caucasoids, Australoids, Veddoids, Asiatics, etc.
It’s so hard to speak of India in sweeping generalizations. One, however, that’s more or less true is the unifying influence of their Southeast Asian heritage. Female haplogroup M is one of the few unifying haplogroups of India. It comes from Southeast Asia and is found predominantly in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.
Maternally, Indians are, for lack of a better word, Mongoloid. Paternally, they’re dozens of different things.
They were culturally and linguistically Indo-Europeanized a bunch of times throughout their history; but the ethnological “Indo-Europeans” never had the numbers to make much of a dent in the racial makeup of the sub-continent (outside of the extreme north). You see clear Iranids up there, but, as you go farther south, you get the older substratum of Dravidians, Austroloids and Veddoids.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is a classic Veddoid type (in case you don’t know what these anthropological terms mean). The type originated in East Africa, went across Yemen and the Saudi peninsula and moved on to India. It’s one of India’s oldest types: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Fareed_zakaria_2007.jpg/220px-Fareed_zakaria_2007.jpg
In the north, you have more Iranid types [like Ben Kingsley]: http://teovilma.blognownow.com/uploads/ben_kingsley_2011_04.jpg
But a thousand Ben Kingsleys are only going to make a modest dent in a population of a billion Fareed Zakarias.
Yeah, according to first-hand accounts from the time-period, Genghis Khan didn’t look like the actor who portrayed him in the movie “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”: http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/ul/361-BillTedKhan.jpg
He probably looked a lot more like Suleiman the Magnificent (whose ancestry was from the steppes to the east of the Black Sea region): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/EmperorSuleiman.jpg/220px-EmperorSuleiman.jpg
Both were redheaded, and looked a lot like these Scyths from Central Asia: http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/tattooschreiber-dep34.jpg
“The Scyths are a large and powerful nation: they have all deep blue eyes, and bright red hair.” —Herodotus