The term “Aryan” was in common use in the earlier half of the last century to refer to people with classic Nordic-Germanic features, long heads, tall bodies and fair coloring. After the Second World War, it became more than slightly taboo, and so its usage has mostly been confined to the far right.
Setting aside those concerns, sensible people can at least agree that “Aryan” was once an ideal, whether mythological or real, and that it lives on with us through those who idealize the past. At some level, everyone secretly wants to be Aryan. Today’s example comes to us from Argentinian Luis Padron, who wants to be a Lord Of The Rings style Elf:
He became determined to look like his favourite otherworldly characters and started bleaching his hair and skin.
He now has a Â£4,000-a-month ritual applying specialist creams, dyes, treatment and SPF 100 sunscreen.
He is planning surgery to make his ears pointed, hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.
He will receive no criticism from me — who would not want to be an Elf? — but perhaps might benefit from a warning that appearance is not reality. Once a race becomes mixed, it can never go back to what it was. It has become something else. Many who are mostly-Nordic-Germanic in heritage, but now have admixture, find themselves wishing for a blue, blond and Germanic world instead.