Below is an interesting interview that sheds some light on a lot of connections regarding the apparent high esteem of fair complexion among people. For example, Bodhidharma, the monk who transmitted (Chan or Zen) Buddhism to China, is almost always depicted as a non-Chinese, blue eyed, red bearded barbarian. Did ancient Nordic people spread their culture and genes all over the world, telling tales about dragons and using the swastika for ornamentation, or is it mostly just coincidence that these things appear in so many places? Why do people of many different cultures value the fair complexion so much, that they even dye their hair and beards red, to resemble these ancient noblemen? Is Ali Aliabadi on to something, or is it just some fascinating hoax?