May 26, 2016
There is nothing at all unique about the Polar race. They are just bears.
A new trend is developing in Canada: male Grizzly Bears are migrating to breed with female Polar Bears.
It has long been known to all scientists that Polar Bears don’t exist and that Polarness is a social construct. So, you would think that scientists would be happy that brown-furred Grizzly Bear males are traveling to impregnate white-furred Polar Bear females, and spreading the genetic diversity.
Shamefully however, in 2016 there are still White Bear Supremacists in the scientific community, who wish to preserve the White Bear “master bear race,” and are arguing that this vibrant multicultural mingling could lead to an end to the “Polar race.”
And the worst part: it isn’t difficult to see how the ideology of Polar Supremacy could be applied directly to human White Supremacy.
The polar-grizzly cocktail is also far from the only recent animal hybrid. The coywolf — a coyote-dog-wolf amalgamation — and a lynx-bobcat mix have been popping up along the northern Atlantic coast. The more scientists analyze species’ genomes, the more they realize that animals we label as “pure breeds” actually share DNA — and that includes us.Many humans carry traces of DNA from Neanderthals, which means we’re all hybrids. It also means there’s no such thing as genetic purity. The concept is a romantic construct, an anthropomorphized take on nature.
Good on the WaPo for giving us a bit of background on the nature of racial-mixing before giving these Polar Supremacists a platform.
Because the last thing we want is for some White Supremacist Neo-Nazi to come across this and make a comparison between male Grizzly Bears traveling to impregnate female Polar Bears and male Arabs traveling to impregnate female Europeans.
And what may be most surprising about this, researchers say, is the role interbreeding plays in the futures of endangered species — or, as the case may be with polar bears, accelerating their end.
Amstrup has studied bears in the Arctic since the 1970s and was instrumental in helping list the polar bear as a threatened species in 2008. He, like other experts, characterizes this “new” bear relationship as more beneficial to grizzlies than polar bears. That’s because there are more grizzlies than polar bears and because grizzly territory is expanding while polar bear territory is contracting. What that adds up to is a good chance grizzlies could essentially dilute the polar bear population until it doesn’t exist at all, they say.
Just imagine if some White supremacist found this news article.
They would take that paragraph and make it read:
He, like other experts, characterizes this “new” human relationship as more beneficial to Non-Whites than White Europeans. That’s because there are more Non-Whites than Whites and because Non-White territory is expanding while White territory is contracting. What that adds up to is a good chance Non-Whites could essentially dilute the White population until it doesn’t exist at all, they say.
It’s a good thing Nazis don’t read the WaPo!
Polar bears are getting the short end of the stick in this relationship, not “gaining any genetic diversity,” said Geoff York, who led research on polar bears at the World Wildlife Fund for almost a decade before joining Amstrup at PBI.
Andrew Derocher, a professor of biological studies at the University of Alberta, has spent three decades studying bears throughout the Arctic. He, too, has a sobering view about where the hybridization is heading.
“I hate to say it, but from a genetic perspective, it’s quite likely grizzly bears will eat polar bears up, genetically,” he told me. And he says the changes are already at play.
All hybrids that have been analyzed had grizzly fathers, because grizzly males roam to establish territory and come in contact with receptive female polar bears. Female grizzlies tend not to stray far from their home ranges, and male polar bears don’t usually creep into grizzly habitats.
Polar bears need the ice — that’s where the seals and walruses they eat live. They don’t hibernate, and they don’t travel south of the tundra. Grizzlies, historically, rarely ventured north of the treeline. Permafrost is too cold for their liking, and they sink into the snow easily. (Polar bears have padded paws that act as snowshoes). Hunting is more challenging in the north, where prey is scarce. They’re not really swimmers.
Derocher said it will not be long before we start seeing female grizzlies bump into male polar bears, further straining the polar bear’s genetic variation. “I suspect at the same time that that’s occurring, we’ll start to see polar bears on their way out.”
We need to begin to extend hate crimes laws to bear scientists, before this whole thing gets completely out of hand.
I mean – can you even begin to imagine how the anime Nazis would meme this?