If you were wondering who was going to be erased or omitted in our kids’ history textbooks in order to make room for all the champions of LGBTQIAA2P behavior that are now to be added, I think we have our answer: Albert Einstein.
That could quite possibly come as a shock to you given that Einstein has long been regarded as a somewhat seminal and significant figure in world history, what with that E=MC2 relativity thing. But as it turns out, one of history’s most brilliant scientific minds wasn’t very woke by modern standards, so break out Stalin’s airbrushes for another historical whitewashing.
Apparently a group of busybodies over at Princeton University Press decided it was a good idea to translate and publish the personal and private writings of Einstein in his secret diaries. Even junior high girls know this is low. But when they did, it was discovered that Einstein harbored some bizarre takes on primarily Asian races. For instance,
In one entry Einstein wrote that the “Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods. All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”
Speaking about the “abundance of offspring” and the “fecundity” of the Chinese, he continued: “It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races. For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”
So, he thought Chinese people had a weird way of eating, looked funny, and he hoped that they wouldn’t become the dominant race on Earth. Definitely not woke, even accounting for his own trendy hair style that was way before its time.
Among his other sins, Einstein observed that those in Sri Lanka,
“live in great filth and considerable stench at ground level,” before adding they “do little, and need little. The simple economic cycle of life.”
Now, such observations clearly don’t read like a Joy Reid blog entry, but they still aren’t about to meet muster in the world of wokeness arbitrarily determined by Shaun King and company. Not even for a guy who has largely been hailed in leftist circles for his devotion to humanitarianism, particularly his 1946 speech at Lincoln University where he declared that racism was a “disease of white people.”
No, in the end for as smart as he was, Einstein lacked the foresight to have his personal diaries buried with him. And now he’ll pay for it.