WASHINGTON: As determined by Albert Einstein, the famous equation E=mc² revealed the unimaginable power locked within the atom. Additionally, Einstein’s general theory of relativity explains the effects of mass on space-time. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933, Einstein famously pursued his work for 22 years at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies.
But a new book just released by Princeton University Press, “The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein,” seems to reveal the world-renowned physicist was also a racist. This information is sure to shock a race-sensitive America.
So does this mean the world must go back to living under Sir Isaac Newton’s mechanical description of the universe?
Albert Einstein visits the exotic world of the Orient and the Land of the Pharaohs
In an early 1920s diary entry describing a steamship’s Japanese crew, Einstein observed:
“Crew friendly, precise without being pedantic, don’t stand out as individuals. He is unproblematic, impersonal, he cheerfully fulfills the social function which befalls him without pretension, but proud of his community and nation. Forsaking his traditional ways in favor of European ones does not undermine his national pride. He is impersonal but not actually withdrawn; for, as a predominantly social being, he seems not to possess anything individually that he would have the need to be taciturn or secretive about.”
In a similar vein, he added that, while walking along the ship’s promenade,
“I am frequently photographed, with and without people, mainly by Japanese.”
And then there were his encounters with people from the Indian subcontinent:
“For all their fineness, they give the impression that the climate prevents them from thinking backward or forward by more than a quarter of an hour. They live in great filth and considerable stench down on the ground, do little and need little.”
Further, it appears that the world-renowned physicist saw poverty-stricken Egyptians more like props in a Hollywood movie:
“Only a few handsome, athletic, young fortune-tellers are successful. Bandit-like filthy Levantines, handsome and graceful to look at.”
Enter the Confederate States and Rosanne BarrMore recently in U.S. history, leftist radicals gleefully tore down or forced the removal of statues commemorating Confederate generals. Likewise, Confederate they desecrated cemetaries containing the remains of Confederate Civil War veterans for the past sin of slavery. There were no consequences for their actions.
Meanwhile, Rosanne Barr’s launched an ill-advised, bigoted tweet about former President Obama’s shady Chicago fixer, the fascistic Valerie Jarrett. Promptly, this indisecretion led to ABC’s light-speed cancellation of the successful sitcom bearing her name.
With this in mind, will the radical left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) now move to designate physicists holding fast to Einstein’s general theory of relativity a “hate group”? Will others take to their knees, à la quarterback Colin Kaepernick, when they hear that light bends around a celestial object of great mass?
Upon Einstein’s death in June of 1955, The Atlantic magazine’s George R. Harrison wrote:
“Einstein could be very, very wrong. In fact, he gloried in the willingness to be so, as a mark of the true scientist; for probing in the dark for truth is bound, as he pointed out, to bring ninety-nine fruitless gropings for one successful grasp. But he could be wronger than most. For his mental reach was greater.”
America’s race-obsessed university campuses
In 2015, a Princeton student group with a Marvel Comic’s name, the Black Justice League, demanded a “critical rethinking” of Princeton’s past president and the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, for his racial views.
That rethinking, said the students, needed “a diversity distribution requirement for students and competency training for faculty and staff, and affinity housing and space for Black students.”
In other words, re-education camps for white students and faculty, coupled with separate-but-equal accommodations for African-American students, is all that’s needed to achieve racial justice and harmony.
As a result, this must mean America should return to the kind of segregation sanctioned by the U.S. Supreme Court in its infamous Plessy vs. Ferguson ruling of 1896.
All the harebrained racial notions above were synthesized in a caption to a newspaper ad for a Minnesota hair salon that featured a photo of Albert Einstein bearing his signature unruly mop:
“A bad haircut can make anyone look dumb.” #
—Headline image (modified here) in the Collection of the Library of Congress. Copyrighted 1947, but copyright not renewed.
Image now in the public domain. (Via Wikipedia)