SIR,—I hope your correspondent "0." will favour your readers with
further contributions on the above subject (see Spectator of June 17th). My own examination of the matter leads me a long way towards his conclusions. The yellow race will undoubtedly spread themselves over the world, and in doing this will destroy many decadent races. It is inevitable that the weak must succumb to the strong. But a question arises as to what constitutes strength. Strength does not lie alone in numbers. It is a question of individual fitness and hardness, and also of moral firmness. It may shock some people to have the word " moral " applied to the qualities of mind possessed by the yellow man. It is, how- ever. an undoubted fact that the Chinese and Japanese have the Fifth Commandment and the promise it contains on their side. They honour their parents, and their days are long in the land. They are temperate, strong, and industrious. Compare the Chinese or Japanese labourer with our own unskilled labourer as to physical power and personal needs. In the labour market the white man could not compete with them; he spends too much on luxuries, he handicaps himself in many ways. If the white man will but recognise the invasion which is coming, he will prepare himself. If he does not improve himself physically, he will be exterminated. He is more gifted mentally than his yellow brother, but he does not utilise or develop as he ought the gifts he possesses. As a Governor, a Judge, or a leader the white man can control the yellow man easily, owing to his superior intellectual qualifica- tions; but until the white races learn to be strong without their present reliance on beer and beef, they cannot hope to succeed in the struggle for existence. Besides which, there is the question of morals, the bonds of home life, the tone of society generally. Constituted as we are at present, would any one like to affirm that we are even abreast in ordinary virtues with some of the races we despise ? We have abundant room for improvement.—I am, Sir, &c.,
Wimbledon. JOHN NAYLER.