Many persons are now more familiar with the notorious ANGEL OF DEATH, Joesph Rudolph Mengele who,while originally an educated doctor,fellunder the sway of Nazism and the doctrines of 'racial' purity....which classified people according to two categories: SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR....or HUMAN & SUBHUMAN, along with various other notions..... RACISM in many forms is still alive and is often disquised in various ways, especially to make it more palatable and thus an insidious way of thinking.... Various caste and social and economic systems have also contributed the acceptance of 'inferior' and 'superior' peoples along with religious notions of the 'elect', the 'chosen' and the like...for those considered 'superior' while for the 'inferiors' they have been classified as 'sinners',the 'damned', 'evil',etc. Certain linguistic terms have led to stereotyping peoples and groups, like 'gypsies, 'hobos', 'blacks' etc. and led to persecutions for all kinds of things, from witchcraft to heresy or subversive,etc. Those who espouse such and continue to suggest things along these lines also try to bolster up their various notions and theories by invoking Darwinian 'interpretations' of all kinds and various 'evolutionary' and 'social Darwinist' ideas, including: overpopulation theories and birthd control/family planning and sterization/Eugenics programs, and other things on what they call 'scientific' methods,etc. These things have engaged both political and religious groups and tend to take on an 'economic' trend which eventually comes down to 'rich' vs 'poor' or 'superior' vs 'inferior' if examinded more closely....Richer people are more powerful, successful, and accomplished, etc. if one accepts these notions on the simplest basis rather than from any really detailed and actual basis....generally, on the basis of emotional considerations although, some will do so from what seems like a 'rational' basis, that soon is,if analyzed carefully, as the case of Mengele shows, irrational if not psychotic...a love of power...the power to kill and destroy... Various psychological and other explanations are often given in an attempt to understand all of this and those who deal in killing and death, usually for the pleasure it seems to give them and the satisfactions that they tend to derive from such practices, often called 'inhuman' by those who cannot comprehend why such persons and groups exist and why they do what they do..... By espousing various racist theories, no matter how rational or philosophical or religious they may be, one is, whether or not one cares to acknowledge such,one of 'HITLER'S CHILDREN'.....infected by the agenda that Hitler wanted to impose on the world..... If we examine this further, the seeds of insecurity are present in these persons who, by making others seem inferior think that such makes them 'superior' an old tactic used by many in all kinds of situations.... This is not the whole answer,of course,. but when one consid
ers the foundations of all this we can trace many of these notions from the United States that found their ways into Germany as a result of certain programs and practices done in the Us in the 18th,19th, & 20th centuries....as regards various minorities,etc.