Before going onto the next installment of Aryan Diffusion, I first want to suggest that Aryanists ditch the conventional continental system of physical geography. Islands can continue to be called by their existing names, but when Aryanists refer to a certain region of non-island land, we should do so according to the nearest major river, as should be the Aryan way of looking at physical geography. This riparian system is perfectly practical and more accurate than the continental system, and more importantly it automatically de-emphasizes the divisive (and stereotype-loaded) boundaries implicit to the continental system. Ultimately it is one aspect in the assertion of our worldview as a reasonable alternative to the existing Western worldview that is taught in schools worldwide. All rivers join in the ocean. All rivers were carved by rainfall. All rivers were created by sunlight. Villages and towns did not grow out of “continents”, but out of river valleys. “Continents” are arbitrary and meaningless abstractions. Rivers are real and fundamental to culture.
The term “Asia” was originally used to refer to what we now call “Asia Minor” (ie. Anatolia-Armenia). It was never meant to be used as a term to refer additionally to everything from Palestine to Korea. Those who formally made this ludicrous extension were just intellectually lazy, and have only created the need in practice for such cumbersome subdivisions as “West Asia”, “Central Asia”, “South Asia”, Southeast Asia” and “East Asia”. How much more elegant would it have been to refer to the regions by their major rivers instead?
So, last time we saw that the Yayoi most likely originated from the Yangtze delta. This time, let’s go to the Yangtze Valley and see where those people came from and what they were up to:
Again, these pages are not just of prehistorical and ancient historical hobbyist interest. We are interested in recruiting people alive today, especially young people, who have the blood memory and the idealism to better the world against all odds. If there are any Sinosphere Mohists reading this, please contact us:
Trust me, if we could get Mohism back up and running, it could be a game-changer the likes of which few have imagined. Chinese history would have been entirely different had Mohism stayed around long enough to see the arrival of Buddhism; the two would have effortlessly blended into an incredible ideology that would have lit up the world. It didn’t happen, but it could start happening now provided there are people willing to work together to kick it off. Well, anyone out there want to give it a shot?