Does 1925 'Melting Pot' insanity forecast things to come?
Published in 1925, La Raza Cósmica (The Cosmic Race) is an essay written by late Mexican philosopher, secretary of education, and 1929 presidential candidate, José Vasconcelos to express the ideology of a future "fifth race" in the Americas; an agglomeration of all the races in the world with no respect to color or number to erect a new civilization: Universópolis.
As he explains in his literary work, armies of people would then go
forth around the world professing their knowledge. Vasconcelos continues
to say that the people of the Iberian regions of the Americas (that is to say, the parts of the continent colonised by Portugal and Spain) have the territorial, racial, and spiritual factors necessary to initiate the "universal era of humanity". As a form of futuristic race, the people would have major influences from Mongoloids (native Amerindians), Caucasians (colonizing Europeans), and Negroids (black slaves).
Claiming that the Darwinist
ideologies are "scientific" theories only created to validate, explain,
and justify ethnic superiority and to repress others, Vasconcelos
attempts to refute these theories and goes on to recognize his words as
being an ideological effort to improve the cultural morale of a
"depressed race" by offering his optimistic theory of the future
development of a cosmic race.