Refuting Arthur Kemp
March of the Titans, Chapter 22 (Part I)
Lessons in Decline  - Spain and Portugal
Arthur Kemp writes
As to be expected, with both Spain and Portugal, the population changes are also evident - and are also directly linked to the leading and then reduced roles these nations have played in not only White history, but also of world history.
The truth
Both countries were a source of immigrants. From the XVI to the second half of the XIX century, both Portugal and Spain "exported" people. Only very recently, after the decolonization period, did some Africans settle themselves in Portugal. Even today they still make about 1% of the total Portuguese population, and the vast majority lives a much harder life than the average Portuguese. Mixed marriages are rare not only because the native Portuguese and the African immigrants are usually from completely different social layers, but also due to the immigrants usually turning to their own people and to their own culture when they decide to raise a family.
Arthur Kemp writes
The next people to enter the Iberian peninsula after it had been settled by the Neolithic Old Europeans were the Semitic/Indo-European /Old European mix known as the Phoenicians, who had established trading posts on the southern coast of Spain prior to 1000 BC, working from their base in the city they founded in North Africa, Carthage. The Spanish towns of Cadiz, Malaga and Cordoba all date from this time.
The truth
As usual, Arthur Kemp is highly inaccurate about historical dates and facts. The city of Carthage was founded by Tyrian (Phoenician) settlers as late as 814-813 BC. In reality, the Phoenician colonies were - just as Carthage was - controlled by the powerful Tyrian merchant class.
Arthur Kemp writes
Then the first pure Indo-Europeans arrived around 600 BC, when the Classical Greeks established colonies in the north eastern part of Spain. They later expanded southwards down into the modern day town of Valencia.
The truth
The only two known Greek colonies in Hispania were both located in the Catalan coast, and they were called Emporion and Rhodes. Both colonies were founded in the VI century BC.
Arthur Kemp writes
After the first Punic War between Rome and Carthage in 237 BC, the Carthaginians strengthened their bases in Spain, founding the cities of Cartagena and Barcelona. The Nordic Carthaginian general Hannibal used Spain as a jumping off place for his great invasion of Italy. The ultimate defeat of Carthage at the end of the Punic Wars saw all the Carthaginian colonies in Spain surrendered to Roman rule. It took 75 years for the Romans to finally establish strict control over all the Iberians, but after that they were to remain masters of Spain for the next five centuries. During this time the Romans were to create many of their long lasting architectural structures - the magnificent aqueduct at Segovia, which after 1,800 years still carries that town's water supplies, is a prime example.
The truth
The first Punic war lasted from 264 to 241 BC. I wonder how Hannibal, a north African general of Semitic (Tyrian) ancestry was Nordic, but my main concern is Portugal and I will refute only what is related to my country. At the end of the Second Punic War (220-202 BC), the Romans took control of the Carthaginean portion of the Iberian Peninsula, which they divided in two provinces: Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior.
Arthur Kemp writes
Although the Visigoths had subdued the Vandals and Suebians, relations between the latter two groups preceded to worsen over a number of domestic issues, and the two tribes went to war with each other around 420 AD.
The truth
From 409 to 411, the German invaders killed thousands of men, women and children, sacked cities and ruined one of the most prosperous provinces of the Roman Empire. This is corroborated not only by Roman writers and by the number of bishops and civilians who fled to north Africa, but also by the large number of hidden jewelry and Roman coins datable from those years.
Arthur Kemp writes
One of the first laws which the Gothic kingdom in Spain established was a ban on all mixed marriages. Goths were only allowed to marry Goths, and punishment for violating this ban was burning at the stake.
This overtly racial law kept the intermixing of Goths with all others to an absolute minimum - and particularly with the growing Jewish population.
The truth
From the Visigothic Code (forum judicum) of the gothic king Flavius Recesvintus (652-672 AD)
II. It shall be as Lawful for a Roman Woman to Marry a Goth, as for a Gothic Woman to Marry a Roman.
The zealous care of the prince is recognized, when, for the sake of future utility, the benefit of the people is provided for; and it should be a source of no little congratulation, if the ancient law, which sought improperly to prevent the marriage of persons equal in dignity and lineage, should be abrogated. For this reason, we hereby sanction a better law; and, declaring the ancient one to be void, we decree that if any Goth wishes to marry a Roman woman, or any Roman a Gothic woman, permission being first requested, they shall be permitted to marry. And any freeman shall have the right to marry any free woman; permission of the Council and of her family having been previously obtained.
Considering that the Goths were a minority (5-10% of the Iberian population), they had every interest in mixing with the locals. In fact, a recent anthropological study in a Visigoth graveyard located in present-day Portugal corroborates my statement. I believe no more comments are necessary in regards to this issue.
Arthur Kemp writes
Gothic Spain settled down into a period of relative peace and resultant prosperity, with the only discordant note being sounded by the large Jewish population.
The truth
Gothic Hispania was always an unstable kingdom thanks to the lack of an hereditary law of succession: kings were elected, and this often led to wars (in the last one, the Goths ended up asking the Moors for ,military assistance and thus caused the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula). The Muslims were greatly helped by the Jews. Thanks to their expertise as traders, bankers, scientists and advisors, Muslim Hispania became the most sophisticated land in Europe, at a time when the rest of the former Western Roman empire was facing the worst period of the Dark Ages (partly as a result of the barbaric invasions).
Arthur Kemp writes
The period of reconquest of Spain by the White Goths made up yet another great race war in Europe, a duel fought to the death which finally ended in 1492 AD when the last Moorish citadel, Granada in the south, surrendered to the White armies.
The truth
Thanks to king Recesvinth's law allowing marriages between Romans and Goths, by 1492 there were no ethnic Goths left. If we add to this 150-780 years of Moorish presence, that ruins Mr. Kemp's case even further. Let us not forget that the bulk of the Gothic aristocracy abandoned king Rodrigo by defecting to the Moorish side . The reader will notice how Arthur Kemp remembers the presence of the Moors when he addresses the downfall of the two Iberian Empires.
Arthur Kemp claims that there were pure Goths 1000 years after their arrival in the Peninsula, and yet he says that the Portuguese people of 1500 is not the same as the Portuguese people of 1990. Logical isn't it? Of course not.
Arthur Kemp writes
Although a certain amount of mixing with the Moors in Southern Spain had taken place, by the time of the expulsion of the last Moors from Spain, the majority of Whites had not mixed with the Muslim invaders, and remained true to their Gothic lineage, absorbing only a number of Sephardic Jews who had truly converted to Catholicism.
The truth
The Goths represented 5-10% of the total Iberian population. In 1492, there are no reasons to believe that the core of the Iberian population was visibly any different than what it was during the Roman rule (or prior to that, for that matter). The Carthagineans were a minority, as were the Greeks, the Romans, the Germans and the Moors. Their genetic contribution was proportional to their diminute numbers. The Moors had a particularly small contribution due to the fact that the descendants of the Iberians that converted to Islam or that mixed with the Muslim invaders later fled to Granada or to Morocco during the Reconquista. While it is reasonable to assume that some might have been forcefuly baptised and eventually absorbed, the Moorish contribution has been largely over-estimated.
Arthur kemp writes
The Spanish word for gentleman, hildago, in fact means literally the "son of the Goth" and the great Spanish rulers Ferdinand and Isabella, who led the liberation from Moorish rule, were both red headed Goths.
The truth
"Hidalgo" means literally "Hijo d'algo" (son of someone - "someone" meaning someone of importance). In Portuguese the word is "fidalgo", because in Portuguese the word for son is "filho" rather than the Castillian "hijo". If Arthur Kemp knew any Portuguese or Castillian he would know that in both languages the word for "Goth" is "Godo" - completely different and unrelated to "Hidalgo" or "Fidalgo". Ferdinand and Isabella were both brown haired and brown eyed [see picture].
Left: Ferdinand and Isabella on their wedding (1469). According to Arthur Kemp, this is how "revigorated red-haired Goths" looked like - like common brown eyed and brown haired Iberians.
Arthur Kemp writes
In 1492, the Lombard Germanic Christopher Columbus succeeded in persuading the Spanish royalty that the earth was indeed round (...)
Financed by the Spanish court, Columbus sailed west, discovering not a new path to India but instead finding Central America
The truth
Columbus did no such thing. He was able to persuade the Spanish queen that he could reach China by sailing West. According to his estimates it would take him 3 weeks. He was obviously wrong, and the only reason why his crew didn't starve to death was thanks to the accidental finding of the island of Hispaniola, modern Haiti (not central America, Mr. Kemp). Furthermore, apparently Columbus didn't even find that...
Right: a picture of Cristopher Columbus, an Italian born in Genoa. He looks Italian, not German.
I will leave the defense of Spain to Spaniards. I only mentioned the above because the Histories of the two Iberian countries are deeply related. It is never too much to expose and ridicule Arthur Kemp for the liar he is, he undoubtedly deserves it.
Refuting Kemp
Hosted by www.Geocities.ws

1