…when Madison Grant published his runaway bestseller, The Passing of the Great Race:
As in all wars since Roman times, from a breeding point of view, the little dark man is the final winner. No one who saw one of our regiments march on its way to the Spanish War could fail to be impressed with the size and blondness of the men in the ranks as contrasted with the complacent citizen, who from his safe stand on the gutter curb gave his applause to the fighting man, and then stayed home to perpetuate his own brunet type.
This same Nordic element, everywhere the type of the sailor, the soldier, the adventurer, and the pioneer, was ever the type to migrate to new countries, until the ease of transportation and the desire to escape military service in the last 40 years reversed the immigrant tide. In consequence of this change our immigrants now largely represent lowly refugees from quote “persecution” and other social discards.
In most cases the blood of pioneers has been lost to the race. They did not take their women with them. They either died childless or left half breeds behind them. The virile blood of the Spanish conquistadores, who are now little more than a memory in Central and South America, died out from these causes. This was also true in the early days of our western frontiersmen, who individually were far finer type than the settlers who follow them.
(Ed. note: To Silicon Valley, a lot of them. Look at Jeff Bezos for instance. His adopted father was Cuban.)