Albert Speer and the "ice people"

A few years back, black nationalist Leonard Jeffries made his infamous remark that whites were ice people while blacks were sun people.  Many felt scandalized by those remarks.  Many others tried to interpret them, each according to his own views.  Typically, those views were variations of the theme that whites are, somehow, emotionally inferior to other races.
I just finished reading an essay about the life of Albert Speer.  Speer was a remarkable man and his life holds many lessons.  His parents were aloof from him; he never experienced warmth or love during his formative years and his siblings looked down upon him.  According to the essay, the closest thing to a friend Speer ever had was Hitler.  Throughout his career, as Hitler’s architect and minister of armaments and war production, Speer remained blissfully protected from the suffering his policies wrought.  Intoxicated with power, fleeting glimpses of this suffering did not bring him to question his role as an important cog in the machinery of war and death.  In short, Speer was an “iceman”.
Throughout his 20 years of incarceration at Spandau, Speer struggled to complete himself as a human being both by trying to come to terms with his past and by cultivating the aspects of humanity that he had earlier lacked so sorely: compassion, empathy, love, and a sense of right and wrong.  Prior to his incarceration Speer was, it may be said, half a person.  And yet this “half person” was immensely successful in his endeavors.  The most powerful man in Europe considered him a trusted confidant and perhaps his closest friend.  Clearly, what Speer lacked in the softer attributes of humanity, he made up for in intellectual prowess, ambition and loyalty.
If we look only at the traits that made Speer an “ice man”, we should ask ourselves if those traits are more or less common among non-whites.  Are distant, aloof, parents uncommon among blacks?  Is it so unusual to find a lack of compassion among mestizos?  If we judge NAM societies based on their “family values”, their compassion toward other people and their criminality, any rational person would consider them to be the “ice people”.  I think the reason that the term “ice people” has stuck to whites is because the other virtues whites have (as in Speer) made the “ice” traits stand out in sharp contrast.  If a retarded person drools, we think nothing of it; retards are supposed to drool.  But when we see a physicist drool, we consider it noteworthy.  The physicist might acquire the epithet “the drooler” while the retard will always remain simply a “retard”.

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3 Responses to Albert Speer and the "ice people"

  1. Bay Area Guy says:

    I just find it so strange the way so many white bashers think that there is something irredeemably and uniquely evil about whites, and yet at the same time feel that whites must work overtime to overcome their wickedness.
    Whites are forever devils in the eyes of these types, so we might as well not even try to pleas them.
    Well, as I’ve said before, trying to appease and placate blacks is the wrong way to go.

  2. Birmingham80 says:

    I have gotten to know Africans and I have to admit they seem very nice initially. They are are more cheerful and relaxed than white people. In this sense they are more like ‘sun people’ than whites. Having this sunny disposition leads to poor productivity which prevents the rise of civilization.
    They are also very confident and this is genetic (higher testosterone levels, perhaps?). I suspect that this is the problem with African-Americans. Being exposed to the achievements of European Civ on a regular basis they feel they are entitled to more than their fair share.

  3. Frank says:

    Having read Abert Speer’s book Inside the Third Reich, I don’t recall him tell of a loveless childhood, or being half-a-person. I was curious about the article to see what sources they cite for these claims but the link is dead. Speer admits that if there was a flaw the his thinking (other Nazi leaders), it was that they cared more about machines than people, and dealt with people only on a mass level. He also claimed that Hitler did not like cold weather.

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