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  2. Here we go again. Looks like Einstein is about to get unpersoned.
     
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  3. E=MC2 is also quite fatphobic you know- this madman should be stopped!
     
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  4. Let me guess all of his accomplishments should be invalidated because like everyone else who lived back then he didn't conform to the insane standards of 2018 liberalism and critical race theory.
     
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  5. The dude lived in the early 20th century. Literally everyone was racist back then.
     
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  6. and that traveler's name?

    oh.
     
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  7. Who cares, he died 60+ years ago. Is he going to make racist remarks through a Ouija board or something?
     
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  8. How is this any different from now? Everyone in Japan and Korea knows Chinese people are a smelly plague that don't have showers. It didn't take Einstein to work that out.
     
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  9. Einstein - OG shitposter.

    This also confirms the whole chink sidewalk spitting thing is a new phenomenon.
     
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  10. Einstein’s perceptions of the Japanese he meets are, in contrast, more positive: “Japanese unostentatious, decent, altogether very appealing,” he writes. “Pure souls as nowhere else among people. One has to love and admire this country.” But Rosenkranz points out that he also concludes that the “intellectual needs of this nation seem to be weaker than their artistic ones – natural disposition?”

    Einstein confirmed for OG weeb. Forsees the 'art' of manga, anime and hentai.

    Natural disposition?
     
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  11. this isn't on the actual article/archive, it's cute how they slip that in when you copy & paste articles elsewhere.
     
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  12. Really? Lol. Insert shameless plug here
     
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  13. So we can't use this meme anymore now that the man's corpse itself has been deemed problematic?
     
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  14. Damn! Einstein was pretty based.
     
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  15. I mean, was he wrong?
     
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  16. Maybe there's something to having a high IQ and noticing patterns in groups of people? Maybe he might not have prejudged Chinese as "A peculiar herd-like nation [ … ] often more like automatons than people" but came to that conclusion through his lived experience?

    Nah, just a racist. It's not like people still regard the Chinese as ant-like herd people. He just hated them because their skin color and eyes looked different, dumb racist.

    He also talks about how in Ceylon "lived in filth and surrounded by stench." How is that a racist remark? The country was obviously covered in stench and filth, these people lived just fine in it. Is it racist to criticize a place covered in filth, or to attribute piles of filth to the people living there, when he obviously visited plenty of other places not covered in filth?
     
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  17. Yall niggas think we will see a wave of #EINSTEINMUSTFALL! statue demolitions now since das juden fall under the FFFFUCKING WHITE MAAAALE category on the woke index?

    Or am i being too :optimistic:?
     
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  18. Too optimistic by far. Gandhi's racism got reported on, then as best I can tell, got promptly memory holed. I expect a similar outcome here.

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    Edit: Does WaPo block archive.is now? Damn.

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  19. It's almost like we only started realizing that racism is bad a few decades ago or something.

    Also, tbh I was expecting way worse. The most offensive things he said were that he found Chinese women mannish and unattractive and that he was afraid of China overtaking the world (which is kind of prophetic). Other than that he said that Chinese people are extremely hardworking and he fawned over how amazing Japan is.
     
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  20. I think the worst takeaway from this is that Einstein was a fucking weeb
     
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