Before 1940 or so, the term "Aryan" and the name "Aryan race" were part of the ordinary vocabulary of every moderately-educated person in the English speaking world. Following the Second World War, "Aryan" fell into forced disuse and disrepute because of its association with National Socialist racial ideology. Winners write the history books, and "Aryan" was one word they wanted left out.
Instead, it was replaced by "White" in everyday use, and by "Indo-European" for use by historical and linguistic specialists. At some point in the 1970s, newspapers stopped capitalizing it, and it became just "white."
Now we are told by our would-be masters that the White race itself does not exist – that it is merely a "social construct" designed to keep the colored races of the world suppressed.
Pretty neat trick, eh? First we are exterminated linguistically, then conceptually, and next – well, killing off the Aryan race can hardly be genocide, if it does not really exist in the first place – right?
An essential counter-measure to this genocidal design is for us to reclaim both our racial identity as Aryans – and the word "Aryan" itself.
The following is the truth about the term "Aryan," which our racial enemies hate so much.
About 4,000 or 5,000 years ago there was a racially homogeneous collection of tribes who called themselves the "Aryans" or something similar. The name means the "Noble Ones," and is related, for example, to the Greek words aristos ("the best") and arete ("excellence in virtue"). In addition to being of one race or ethnicity, they all spoke the same language, and had common religion, legal system and social structure.
For reason of lamentable Political Correctness, in the post-1945 world scholars have chosen to speak of these people as the Indo-Europeans – but practically speaking, Indo-European and Aryan are interchangeable as racial designations.
There is much controversy about the precise location Indo-European homeland, but the consensus of informed opinion places it somewhere in Southeastern Europe (perhaps in the Danube basin) or Southwestern Asia (perhaps on the western steppes or maybe in Anatolia).
At some point in time there began a great outflowing from the Indo-European homeland. Some Aryan tribes moved east and south. The Indo-Aryans were that tribe or folk which crossed the Hindu Kush mountains and descended into the Indus valley, where they gave birth to the Classical Indian civilization. Others (such as the Mitanni) migrated to the area now known as Iran, where they created the ancient Persian civilization. Still others (such as the Tocharians), journeyed further eastward, towards the rising sun, venturing across the Takla Makan desert and into Western China.
All of these Eastern Aryans, over the course of time, intermarried with the more-numerous non-Aryan peoples whom they conquered. In consequence, they lost their distinctive racial identity, and became extinct.
But the Western Aryans, following the direction of the setting Sun, poured into Europe. The Hellenes conquered Greece, the Italic tribes conquered Italy. The Celts swept across Northwestern Europe, as far as Ireland. In Northern Europe, the Germanic peoples established their distinctive culture.
All of the nations and peoples of Europe, with the exception of the Basques in the west and the Finno-Ugric peoples in the northeast, are descended from the Western Aryans. (And the Basques and Finno-Ugrians are of related racial lineage, in any case.) Because the peoples they conquered were racially similar to them, intermixture between the Indo-European conquerors and the pre-Indo-European "Old Europeans" allowed the Western Aryans to maintain their distinctive racial identity to this day.
The names "Ireland" and "Iran" both mean "land of the Aryans," and testify to the extent of Indo-European or Aryan settlement. Among the ancient Hittites, possibly the oldest Aryan civilization, we find documents using the term "nata ara" to refer to non-Hittites. It means exactly what you think it means: "non-Aryan."
In The Histories (circa 450 BC), Herodotus actually uses the word "Aryan" to describe the Medes, who were an ancient people related to the Greeks, and who lived directly to the east of them. He writes:
The Medes were called anciently by all peoples "Aryans," but when Medea, the Colchian, came to them from Athens, they changed their name. Such is the account which they themselves give.
In India, the Aryan tribes kept the name "Aryan" as their specific ethnonym (also in Afghanistan), where it continues to be used today, long after the last drop of pure Aryan blood has vanished.
Some scholars try to pretend that the term "Aryan" only has value when used linguistically or applied to the Aryans in India. But the historic and prehistoric record is clear: "Aryan" was a racial or folk designation long before it was appropriated as a narrow linguistic term.
Today, racially conscious White people throughout the world have proudly reclaimed this ancient racial descriptor as the proper name of their Race – and that is how it should be!