He begins by suggesting that Odysseus sailed to America to bring back copper, something that is explicitly not present in Homer’s poem. He then marvels that the sun god’s 350 cows and 350 sheep (7 flocks of 50 animals each) are “a remarkably detailed example of record keeping for a piece of fiction,” missing the fairly obvious symbolism that the cows and sheep represented days and nights in the then-current lunar calendar (which had 354 days per twelve lunar “months”). Aristotle (fr. 175) understood this, and the image of cattle standing for days reappears in most Indo-European mythologies, implying that it dates back to Proto-Indo-European times, long before Homer or even the Mycenaeans.
Kachur assumes that because the sun god’s herds were kept on a triangular island, this must therefore be Newfoundland since other triangle-shaped islands, like Sicily and Britain “possess no copper to be mined and exported.” But Homer never claims Odysseus went in search of copper, so I fail to see on what grounds this assumption is warranted. Besides, the island, called Thrinacia, actually means “land of the trident,” not “triangle” and may have originally been the three prongs of the Peloponnesus, as Wilamowitz suggested.
Then: NUMEROLOGY! Kachur tells us that the 50 cows (or sheep--he isn't specific) per herd represent 50 degrees north latitude, one of the parallels running through Newfoundland (47-52 degrees north), while the 7 herds represent the seven degrees the island covers. Yes, I know that 47-52 is only 6 degrees inclusive, but Kachur tells us that it is “nearly 7 degrees” “when sailing approaches are considered.” In other words, if the data don’t fit, change them!
But wait, there’s more! Not only do the cows represent latitude, but the sheep (or maybe it's the cows, after all) represent longitude—2,500 years before a way of measuring it accurately was invented. Apparently the 50 sheep represent 50 degrees of longitude west of the Pillars of Hercules (unknown to the Mycenaean Greeks, but whatever, right?), while the 7 herds represent the seven degrees of longitude covered by Newfoundland (52-59 degrees west). Yes, I know that 52-59 degrees is actually 8 degrees of longitude in the inclusive counting system used in Greece and Rome, but remember, we’re just making things up.
Since the cattle and their number are Proto-Indo-European in origin, they can have nothing to do with Bronze Age trips to Canada.
Chouinard concludes by stating that “fearful, politically correct social historians” and archaeologists “have built their own academic and financial empires based on theories invalidated by modern genetics” and thus will be looking for “job retraining” now that the truth about white Aryan super-men has been made known by brave researchers like Patrick C. Chouinard and Frank Joseph. As far as I can tell, the only people who have built a financial empire based on false theories about early America are ex-neo-Nazi Frank Joseph and his onetime publisher, Mormon hyper-diffusionist Wayne May. Scientists would be thrilled to make new discoveries, as evidenced by the fact that all the genuine discoveries mangled for evidence in Chouinard’s article were made by…SCIENTISTS, not alternative writers!
Chouinard is right that there could have been multiple waves of migration into the early Americas, but this is a subject of widespread scholarly debate. (Currently, genetic studies suggest a single migration from a small founding population.) That’s called science. Different models have been proposed, and evidence has been gathered. I don’t know where the repressive “Establishment” is, but it can’t be very effective if there are whole scholarly conferences devoted to revising theories about the peopling of the Americas and major publications entertain the notion from the Smithsonian’s Dennis Stanford that ancient Spaniards sailed to America around 20,000 BCE. It seems as if Chouinard read a book or two about anthropology back in the 1950s or 1960s (the heyday of "man the hunter"--another paradigm that the Establishment has nefariously let change) and decided that nothing had or would ever change.
Maybe it makes some people feel better about modern challenges like diversity and immigration to imagine a world of pure Aryan supremacy. Or maybe some people just don’t care for facts as long as the story looks good. Given the poor editing, typographical failings, and other production problems with New Page Books’ work on Lost Worlds (look out for the page where almost a whole paragraph has no spaces between words!), the story doesn’t even look good.