Thursday, January 07, 2010

"Racist" -- A Word Invented by USSR's Leon Trotsky

by Dustin Stanley

The word "racist" has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades, they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover. In the social arena, they have caused even more damage by using it to brainwash impressionable children and young college students, and to teach people to hate their nation, their cultural traditions, and worst of all, themselves.

What surprisingly remains almost totally undiscussed, even on the hard core traditionalist Right, is the word's origin. Did it come from a liberal sociologist? A 60's Marxist college professor? Perhaps a politician in the Democratic Party? No. It turns out that the word was invented by none other than one of the principal architects of the 74-year Soviet nightmare, the founder and first leader of the infamous Red Army, Leon Trotsky.

Take a look at this document if you would, dear reader.

Славянофильство, мессианизм отсталости, строило свою философию на том, что русский народ и его церковь насквозь демократичны, а официальная Россия -- это немецкая бюрократия, насажденная Петром. Маркс заметил по этому поводу: "Ведь точно так же и тевтонские ослы сваливают деспотизм Фридриха II и т. д. на французов, как будто отсталые рабы не нуждаются всегда в цивилизованных рабах, чтобы пройти нужную выучку". Это краткое замечание исчерпывает до дна не только старую философию славянофилов, но и новейшие откровения "расистов".

This is Leon Trotsky's 1930 work, "The History of the Russian Revolution", from which shown above is a passage. The last word in that passage is "расистов", whose Latin transliteration is "racistov", i.e., "racists". This work here is the first time in history one will ever find that word.

My more doubtful readers may check the internet, the microfiche and microfilm at the local library, as well as the numerous books arrayed along the shelves there, but they shall never find an earlier usage of the word "racist" than Trotsky's coinage of the word here.

So the next logical question is what was Leon Trotsky's purpose in inventing this word? To find out, let us look at a full English translation of the paragraph we looked at before.

"Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. Mark remarked upon this theme: "In the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick the Second upon the French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilised slaves to train them." This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the 'racists.'"

The Slavophiles which Trotsky alluded to were historically a group of traditionalist Slavs who valued greatly their native culture and way of life, and wanted to protect it. Trotsky on the other hand saw them and others like them as an impedement to his internationalist communist plans for the world. This man didn't care one iota about the Slavic Russians whom he supposedly served. To him, Slavophiles, i.e. Slavs that committed the "crime" of loving their own people and trying to protect their traditional ways were simply "backward", and others like them were simply "racists".

The reality of the word's origin is indeed quite a far cry from the left-liberal version of the story: that the word was coined in bona fides to identify people who were just plain bigoted against certain racial groups, and as a rallying cry for good liberals to protect the racial minorities from the bigots. On the contrary, the actual concept behind the word (even though he hadn't invented it quite yet) -- that ethnocentric "backwardness" must take a back seat to "enlightened" internationalism -- was often used by Army-Navy Commissar Trotsky as a rallying cry for good Red Army communists to embark upon murderous rampages against peoples who resisted having their traditional way of life paved over and replaced with an alien system.[1]

Fast-forwarding to today in 2010, the only changes to the word and its underlying concept from 1930 (besides Marxists having perfected the art of achieving the same thing with less blood but no less misery) are that the word's targets have expanded from just Slavs who won't submit to the Marxist internationalist plan to uproot and destroy their culture and traditional way of life, to all white people, Slavic or otherwise, who won't submit to that same vile Marxist plan. Also, those who arm themselves with the word have expanded from a handful of communists to the entire liberal and neoconservative establishment in nations all across the world.

Leon Trotsky, after helping Lenin to create the Soviet murder machine in which he and Trotsky killed 1 to 4 million[2] people, was removed from power and expelled from the Soviet Union in the year 1929 after losing a power struggle to become Lenin's successor to Josef Stalin. However, before fading into the pages of history, Leon Trotsky would do one last thing in 1930 that would arguably cause more damage to the West than Stalin and his successors' entire Soviet nuclear arsenal could ever have done. He would invent a word that would empower literally the most rotten, traitorous weasels within the West to redefine those loyal to their people, their cultural traditions and way of life as the worst evil, and to send the government, the education system, and the mass media on an absolute royal crusade until they themselves and virtually everyone else around them actually believe it. And this unholy creation would be repeated over and over again, bolstered by revisionist history fabricated by more of the same rotten weasels falsely portraying the white man as the sole perpetrator of slavery and genocide in the world, and this would go on and on until the West would submit via demoralization to the entire Trotskyist internationalist agenda without a single shot being fired. We can see the final stages of this playing out right now, with racial double standards having been created here in America (at the expense of American whites, of course), with the creation of "racism" and "hate speech" offenses in Europe (only targeting the indigineous population, of course), with the Canadian and Australian governments having implemented "multiculturalism" as official state policy (at the expense of the pre-existing Canadian and Australian cultures), and most of all, with the huge wave of third-world immigration into the West, supported by all Western governments (otherwise it wouldn't be happening), which is radically changing the makeup and culture of those countries, and is threatening their original populations with becoming a minority in their own countries within just a few decades.

Due especially to Trotsky's hand in the murder of millions of people under the Lenin regime, as well as the ongoing global recession causing many fence sitters to take a side in these affairs, Rightists have a real opportunity to shut the lid on this word once and for all, simply by telling the truth about who invented the word and what its purpose was (and is). It is an opportunity that we cannot afford to miss. One can hardly imagine a true Euro-nationalist movement where most of the people in it believe they are "racists" for daring to embark on such a project, as today's reigning system would have us believe.

[1]There is an appalling lack of good material available on the internet about the additional tragedy of the repression of regional sovereignty and self-determination movements after the Czar's collapse in Russia by Trotsky's Red Army. One of the best things you'll find on the web about it is the Nina Turmarkin interview which is the last thing I linked on the paragraph demarcated by this footnote, and is located here:
( Ms. Turmarkin discusses the optimism that existed after the February Revolution which overthrew the Czar, about villages that declared their independence from the regime and sewed their own flags, etc. She doesn't go on to say what happened to those villages and such, but if you know the history, you know of course that they were forced back into the fold, an even worse fold than the Czar's for that matter, at the point of a Red Army bayonet held by a soldier commanded by Trotsky, and those who would not go back into that worse fold were of course killed. Anyhow, I truly would suggest that the interested reader on this subject get hold of book sources for further reading, because unfortunately what is out there on the web is the bottom of the barrel.

[2]The higher estimate of state murder (4 million) under the Lenin/Trotsky regime is that of political scientist R.J. Rummel in his book Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917, found here: ( I myself was taught a lower estimate of 1-2 million during my school years. The main factors in the deaths were executions of dissidents, brutal suppressions of the self-determination movements that arose after the fall of the Czar and in reaction to the early Soviet police state, and the Russian famine of 1921. The new Soviet government was certainly responsible for the first two. They were at least somewhat responsible for the third, but exactly how responsible is a matter of debate that is beyond the scope of this article. Either way, 1-2 million, 4 million, or somewhere in between, it is absolutely atrocious what happened under that regime.

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  1. Excellent post. Do you think that the Rev. Wright, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or Sheila Jackson Lee understand the meaning of the word "racist?"

    1. Anonymous2:11 AM

      only if they look in the mirror.

    2. It's just like a pig to take even the smallest opening to expose his white supremacy by pointing the finger at the targets of their hatreds. Rev. Wright, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or Shelia Jackson Lee? Nothing but a sorry, cotton mouthed, white supremacist pig could make those references and comparisons. Reading this article, I can agree with Stanley's point that Trotsky invented the word "racist", which was first seen in Trotsky's book "The History of the Russian Revolution". But Stanley has a skewed vision of Lenin's and Trotsky's roles in the Russian revolution, and blatantly misrepresents that history by attempting to lay the holocaust of the Russian Jews squarely on their shoulders. Stanley must think that all the readers of this article is as ignorant as the posters making their narrow minded comments. He should read the first biography of Joseph Stalin by H. M. Hyde called "Stalin: The History of a Dictator". Stalin was the assassin of Lenin, Trotsky, and over twenty million Russian Jews. Lenin died mysteriously soon after the revolution. Revolutionaries began to disappear in the power vaccum of Lenin's death, and then it was found that Stalin was behind an internal coup. Trotsky fled to Mexico where he began to warn the world of Stalin's megalomania and he too was eiminated. It is disingenuous of Stanley to leave out these facts, or because they didn't fit his agenda, he conveniently left them out. Yet, one fact of the word racism is clear: it was invented by a white describing whites. So the whites on this blog should be the ones looking in the mirror.

    3. Anonymous6:22 AM

      Robert it is not the past that will steamroller you but the hate in your heart and future , give a rational reason why you hate white people and no fairy tales please (no reference to your sexuality)no rewriting of history have you discarded God or are you afraid to be kind to your fellow man,I think the latter.

    4. Anonymous5:27 PM

      2. Lew Davidovich Bronstein (Leo Trotsky), Commissar for the Red Army and the Navy; Jew.

  2. There's an argument going on at another site about the date of invention for 'racist'.
    What are your sources? There are claims the
    first usage was in 1927, not 1930.
    As now it's down to semantics and dates of birth, it's very important to cross every 't', and dotting every 'i'.

  3. Rodrigo7:31 AM

    they shall never find an earlier usage of the word "racist" than Trotsky's coinage of the word here

    Well, I haven't consulted microfiche and microfilm, but the Oxford English Dictionary gives a use as noun on 22nd September 1926 in the Manchester Guardian ("the opposition of the German Nationals and the Racists will be nullified and will soon disappear altogether"), and one in the 1927 American Political Science Review 21 ("reached an understanding with the most notorious Racists"). The first adjectival usage is traced to the same edition of the APSR. Looks like the Trotsky etymology is political propaganda.

  4. Anonymous2:03 AM

    Factually wrong. First usage I dug up was in French. Reveu Blanche, 1902, by A. Maybon. See page 147 of

  5. Anonymous2:28 AM

    "Racism" a word already in use in 1902 and not by Trotsky:

    A. Maybon, in R. blanche, n o 223, 15 sept., p. 146-8 ds Quem. DDL t. 15
    for the quote or
    for the complete text, though with many letters that haven't been transposed correctly.

    Pierre Saelen

    Hat tip Pieter Vandersteen

  6. Anonymous7:52 AM

    None of the links still works which seriously degrades the quality of this article.

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      The links are there, but malformed. If you pull the url's out you will find the articles.

  7. Anonymous2:19 PM



    1. Anonymous2:24 AM

      Wow, that's some great research you've done, very reliable. All from the internet, how resourceful. :/

  8. Anonymous12:27 AM

    It seems that "racisme" has a different meaning there in the French anyway.

  9. Anonymous10:01 PM

    So, how bout the original indigenous people we destroyed, do we support them now, or is your whole manifesto just a tribal World War 3 that pits every racial group against every other one?

  10. Anonymous12:55 PM

    The Jews caused and or started each and every war in our day and time.They tried to set up the Fed in 1890`s and failed but made it by politics in 1913.Same people,same design,same architecture,same plan.They had to try and destroy the Anglo Saxon as to take our birth right away.They have so far made it all work out in there favor.Jews passed out the small pox blankets and also Engineered the death camps.Research people.

  11. Anonymous8:06 PM

    I think the word "racism" is predated by the word "racialism" which was in use at least by the 1900s in English, it often appears in reference to places like South Africa.

  12. Very good article, I have heard of this before but nonetheless I shall proliferate it far and wide.

  13. Anonymous5:08 AM

    Mr Stanley.
    Congratulations on a great article.
    Please give us one on the word 'bigot' next please.

  14. Anonymous6:35 AM

    More importantly, as a cudgel to keep the historic majority population from fighting against either their disenfranchisement, or their takeover by a subversive group, THAT meaning/use/direction of 'racism' fully belongs to the Jewish Bolsheviks. And the 100million killed due to that horrific ideology, lies fully at their feet.... forever.

    - Fr. John+
    Orthodox Priest

    1. Anonymous2:26 AM

      Don't cry boo hoo

  15. I would believe the word eminating from the English in places like South Africa. They are indeed the original antagonists and creators of the modern day meaning of it. And just for good measure, blamed the Afrikaner for it and villified them. Yes the Afrikaner is probably at the forefront of insisting on is cultural identity and for that they ar villified in no small measure by the Afrikaner hater English leftist and libtards.

  16. Anonymous5:17 PM

    just like the word antisimite, racist is purposely misused to misgide the leftist purposely BY THE LEFTIST. more misdirection to keep everyone at odds and self loathing

  17. Anonymous5:25 AM

    does Jessie Jackson know this? does he care as he is flying on his GII?

  18. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Who cares, we're all racist.

  19. Anonymous5:22 PM

    One thing I didn't notice in this article was Trotsky's Real Name, Bronstein, a crypto-Jew !!!

    ~ Lew Davidovich Bronstein (Leon Trotsky), Commissar for the Red Army and the Navy; a crypto-Jew.

  20. Anonymous10:16 AM

    NPR tries to rewrite history:

  21. Anonymous1:13 AM

    Since there are varying sources claiming various dates of inception of the term "racist"(the farthest back I found was the NPR blog mentioned above, which states it was 1902 by Richard Pratt), can anyone provide a documented primary source? Unless and until an accurate date of inception can be documented and agreed upon by all parties, I tend to not believe any version and would therefore say it is just a term made up by the left to incite race-baiting in an effort to further their agenda. Case in point, you don't hear white conservatives screaming the word every time their agenda is threatened, although some are beginning to, in order to reveal the tactics of others.

    1. sources that Pratt usage to

      * 1903, Isabel C. Barrows quoting Richard Henry Pratt, “Fourth Session. Thursday Night, October 23, 1902.”, in Isabel C. Barrows editor, Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference of Friends of the Indian 1902, The Lake Mohonk Conference, page 134

  22. Anonymous3:40 AM

    Trotsky or not, the term itself is misused on a daily basis. But the left love it, its what keeps them in business.

  23. Anonymous11:03 AM

    The post makes the point. Intellectualizing the word doesn't change the effects of those that use it. Crossing "ts" and doting "Is" or not is a personality trait but, the implementation of it is vile.

  24. Anonymous5:19 AM

    More than likely it was probably around a lot longer as a slang before being picked up by the more influential. That's how a lot of words enter the official vocabulary. But that said the letters of the word is little value in itself, it is the collective emotional reaction to it's conceived meaning which holds sway, which could be attached to any collectively accepted made up word "bigot" is one that comes to mind.

  25. Anonymous2:20 PM

    I highly recommend everyone interested in improved race relations watch the Littlest Rebel starring Shirley Temple. You can see it on youtube. The Negroes are well behaved and everyone is happy until the Civil war which freed the slaves and started the race problem in America. We need to put the Negro back into slavery or at least have segregation in order to restore order to the country.

  26. If the truth is unpleasant it is most often unpopular:
    Humans invent a social "reality" that denies present reality itself.
    Inspired by the Dustin Stanley header and article which I found excellent. I will have to read more of Dustin's work. I read too many of the replies many delving into the minutia, 1901, 1900, 1926 or 27 and I hope not missing the salient point that a word can redirect society. love your stuff, Jeffrey

  27. Wes Morganston digs up on google books what some other commenters were alluding to here:

    I don't think it changes the narrative of "racist is a word used by revolutionaries as club against normal people with mild ingroups preferences" very much. But this is by now a highly cited article on the web.

    If you look at "racist,racism" in google ngrams it is excruciatingly clear that use of the terms did not pick up until the mid-30s, so Trotsky as popularizer (or reinventor) is a perfectly valid narrative.

  28. I cannot seem to find the word Racist in the English dictionary prior to 1967. Can anyone else?


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