Saturday, July 17, 2010

Grammar and Identity

Every now and then, I get a reminder of a correction of a grammatical error. An innocuous example was a reminder from Mac that I should use one t in Scot. The familiar Scott is from the much beloved familiar paper company and most of us in the USA and Canada have seen the other spelling.

Early in blogging an objection was raised to my typing Black in lower case. As African Americans take this as a code of identity and a respect issue I changed my grammar. Now according to the Editrix, I should be consistent and type White similarly capitalized. Even though I have alabaster skin, I really do not embrace the concept of Whiteness. For me it is rather simple, I am an American. When people ask beyond this I state I am a Jew. I find it odd that often at work I am mistaken for a Pole, Russian and sometimes Ukranian by members of those communities. As some of my grandparents were born in the Austro Hungarian empire diversity people sometimes list me as Austrian.

The subject of my race came up at the site of Violent Hummingbird. I do not consider myself White as in my mind it is an attribute. I have zero in common with Dutch, French or Greeks even though my relatives may have passed through there. All of those groups are quite different from each other. The term White is frequently used by racial arsonists who I find to be an abomination. For a look at how a genuine patriot view racial goons please look for the smack down of Mr. Beamish ( Embodies Patriotism) vs. Rightminded ( Nazi Apologist). Americans really should transcend the idiotic notions of race and grasp that we are all equal Americans.

When we spell Jew as Jooooo we are usually addressing antisemitic imbeciles like Renegade Testicle or on rare occasion a Nazi type like Rightminded/ Greetings My Son. This spelling has been known to upset genuine antisemites such as 167.

From this point forward in terms of fairness I will use capital letters when using White in a racial
context. As for my own description I think I shall use the term Post White American. I am bothered by the need for some people to make a big deal over this. Amazingly one self proclaimed racialists is mathematically as white as Barak Obama whom he castigates as a Negro.
The essence of that delirium is White and anything but Black is good but Black. Sorry, but Blacks
are my brother and sister Americans and my nation does not tolerate second class citizens.

8 comments:

beamish said...

I will not be joining you in capitalizing "white" or "black" and further we probably ought to decapitalize Asian and Hispanic.

beakerkin said...

As stated you are a genuine patriot
and are likely on the right track.
For now I will make the subtle changes, but part of me resents it.
Maybe everything other than American should be lower case when discussing fellow citizens.

The Pagan Temple said...

I prefer Caucasian over white. I think I'm going to start a new appellation, Celtic-American. I like the sound of that.

The_Editrix said...

Beak, it is YOU who is making a big deal out of this. If skin colour were really just one of those things for you, you'd never chosen to spell black and white differently. According to you, the spelling of "White" with a capital "W" is used by racial arsonists, yet when blacks capitalise "Black", you consider that a code of identity and a respect issue. Sorry, I can't follow. You are not telling me that there are NOT black racial arsonists who are every bit as vile as their white counterparts, or are you? And whites who capitalize "White" in a racial context, are doing that according to your logic always as racial arsonists but never as code of identity and a respect issue? Whites are per definitionem racists. If THAT isn't racist, nothing is.

Additionally, reality simply contradicts you. According to the victimization survey of the US Bureau of Justice and the FBI statistics, blacks are the most violent group toward other racial groups in America while European-Americans are most targeted for interracial violence. I know that it wasn't always like that, but now, blacks are safer when they are amongst whites than when they are among their own. Interestingly that doesn't apply to whites, who are not as safe around blacks as they are among their own. In those cases where the race of the perpetrator is known, blacks kill twice as many whites as whites kill blacks. When it comes to gang robbery, blacks victimize whites fifty-two times more often than whites do blacks.

But it gets really horrific in the case of interracial rape. Studies from the late 1950s indicated that the vast majority of rapes were same-race offenses. Research performed in Philadelphia between 1958 and 1960 showed that of all rapes, only 3.2 percent were black-on-white assaults and 3.6 percent were white-on-black. Since that time, black-on-white rapes have reached totally out-of-proportion figures. In a 1974 study performed in Denver, 40 percent of all rapes were of whites by blacks, and there wasn't one single case of white-on-black rape. Through the 1970s, black-on-white rape was at least ten times more common that white-on-black rape.

Because interracial rape is now overwhelmingly black on white, it has become difficult to research it. The FBI keeps detailed records on crime, but the way it presents rape data purposefully obscures the racial element, as black-on-white crime is rarely classified as "hate crime", while white-on-black-crime often is, even if there was no hate element involved. Because determining a hate crime most often is a matter of clairvoyance, it allows prejudice and political correctness to enter into the equation. When three white men chained James Byrd to a truck and dragged him to his death it was classified as a hate crime, which it no doubt was. However, when Colin Ferguson, a black man, purposefully murdered six whites and wounded 19 others on a Long Island Railroad train, it was, politically correct, not classified as a hate crime, even though Ferguson had a long history of anti-white abusiveness.

I am under the impression, that you Americans are living in Louis Farrakhan Country for quite a while now. Sorry, Beak, I know you are meaning well, as do all those many people who share your outlook, but your paternalistic and ultimately condescending view when it comes to blacks, that they deserve more lenience, are not quite responsible for what they do, has led to that.

Here are some reading suggestions from the websites I consulted:

Department of Justice, Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1987.

Gary D. LaFree, Male Power and Female Victimization: Toward a Theory of Interracial Rape, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 88, No. 2 (September 1982).

P.S. Only somebody as abysmally, impermeably, deep-down, intransigently, rock-hard, irretrievably and bottomlessly dumb as this grunting Beamish character, will confuse racial and ethnic terms.

beakerkin said...

Editrix

Blacks are a subgroup and use the Capitalized form as a sign of group identity. It would be considered impolite to do otherwise. Ease up on Mr. Beamish, who like myself sees America as a nation of shared values
and open to all who come here legally.

About the statistics you cite. All statistics come with other variables. Do the crime statistics
reflect income, parental structure,
genetic predispositions to crime, educational level or a missed variable.

Of course there are all types of racial and religious arsonists. I never disputed that and take them on one at a time.

Mr B, Warren, PT, AOW and many others ( not the Duck) are members of the egalitarian family of equals
with shared values version of America. Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Christians, Jews and Hindus are all part of our American
family of equals. The Duck, racial
arsonists and theocrats are not members of the American family because they do not share common values.

In your own way you are indeed more
American than you think. Your heart
is in the right place and you grasp
individualism and merit. We have our own traditions and history but at our core we are egalitarian individualists.

The Pagan Temple said...

"Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Christians, Jews and Hindus are all part of our American
family of equals."

Celtic-American Power!

Anonymous said...

wow how is IT that the common factor on any blah blah is that STUPID abounds in all or STUPID is a equal opt employer xxxx the shadow shalom Beak

MacCoinneach said...

Beak said...An innocuous example was a reminder from Mac that I should use one t in Scot. The familiar Scott is from the much beloved familiar paper company and most of us in the USA and Canada have seen the other spelling.

Scott with two "t"s is a surname. Whether or not Scott Paper was founded by a couple of Scotts of Scots heritage is one for the genealogists.

That being said, I daresay they were always hot to trot. (Ah couldnae resist, Gator)