Oh no, (sigh) not this again. I've had it with this issue really. Speaking about this for years & years to people has drained me. Everyone speaks of it at some point, so i guess it should be well covered here too. Please excuse the tone of this post, it's just one of the few things that drive me up the wall mainly because of the stupidity of it all.
All the posts i've read are valid & spot-on & i would've liked to write some long insightful piece on it, but i can barely talk about it as i remember so many draining conversations over the years. But this is with different people, like-minded people & this is the forum so i'll say a bit.
I do not like using the word "race" to describe other members of THE HUMAN RACE. I was taught in school that there is a race called humans - which is species-specific instead of calling ourselves "the human species" (except for maybe science literature) so separating us from animals in the description colloquially. So why the heck are different tribes or groups called race? (and i'm not asking a rhetorical question either)
I have my biases & they're mainly against black people. Like everyone else that loves their ignorance (wilful) & cozy life of indolence that characterizes humans since way back when, i see blacks as wallowing in this behaviour. Of course others try & corner the market in "we're are more oppressed by the whites", "no, WE are more oppressed.." but i have a greater knowledge of white people (mostly) & blacks but this self-pity thing is useless. Added to that is the blame-game that quickly developed into a cliche, then a stereotype. And we all know stereotypes have some elements of truth to them. I won't go in deep (could easily end up ranting on something i don't much care for these days) on the specifics as i've done some on the Nigeria thread here: http://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php/topic,30614.15.html
note SMM's response above mine & 1Peacelover's after. I'm gonna say my bit based on random comments here. So.. i'm biased towards whites as i've been around them more than any other. It's not a case of "white is the best" or "white is more beautiful" since all are, it's just a comfort thing. And for the record, if i was going to pity anyone it would be the white tribe (i ain't gonna say race) that's been used to batter the world into submission. Including other whites. Next
, the foreign name rubbish: This is classic ignorance & intolerance, especially for change. As i've said to anyone who'll listen, typical white names aren't. Tony (Ant) Stephen, Daniel, Mark, Nathan, (actually the name of a friend who's the only person i know that knows what i'll describe below) Peter, Paul, john & so forth. That's just the English/western males.
A number of years back i saw my abovementioned friend telling him i had to leave his house early to watch this documentary (channel 4 roughly 5 years ago for UK viewers) where the researchers were going to present their findings about the English heritage/roots to a bunch of "toffs" ("upper-class" very posh elitist English) who were convinced of their superiority in terms of lineage. At the beginning they agreed to whatever findings, at the end they were indignant (probably righteously) as they were told of German, middle east/near east (& elsewhere)roots. The look on their faces on the advert for the programme had me on the floor, & my friend too! Immigrants. Everywhere, things change & people move around big deal. The English language is the same as i've said somewhere on the forum i had a book on it around that time by the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg "The Adventure of English" which was formerly a tv show. The English eh?
A large chunk of whites can't be bothered to pronounce names correctly if they're longer than 3 syllables & so resort to the British slave trade era type thing - "name?" "Abimbola-akinfwo-mowambi." "Tsk, lets just call you john, NEXT!"
brown skinned people (namely blacks) giving it the "yes sir, 3 bags full sir" routine around white people & then amazing hostility toward those looking the same? Priceless. And timeless too. I don't agree with the whole British independence thing either, overt control is faced up to. Covert ain't.
one of the alphabetical voyeur-assassin's (CIA NSA FABs & the other terror-networking fools) groups flooding black neighbourhoods in the '70s & '80s with narcotics? Yeah i heard that back in school days, i could barely believe such a thing. But movies & documentaries came out along with books. Some thought the ABCs didn't calculate that middle-class white folk would get involved in such a dirty negro habit. That it just so happened that the good ol' red white 'n' blue traditional Apple pie-baking-God-fearing-uncle Sam brigade got hooked on cocaine-a-cola Mary Jane & "crack"(ed)-heroin. (whatever that is) And people still buy this, like 9-11.
I remember in school the pseudo-homophobia (as i don't believe that they were all scared of someone allegedly homosexual, just that mob mentality applied to young boys mixing with other young boys from backgrounds that some whites were intolerant to, but would act in unison against the so-called homosexual due to their religious families that drummed it into them) that was around. It wasn't really a case of "beat-up the homo" (though there was an incident where a large group from different ages in the school chased one boy out of school near a road & the fear in his eyes, the danger of the notorious busy road behind him stopped anything from happening thankfully. I think all were to scared to be the one to "cast the 1st stone" as it were, i was along as a timid heckler. Boy's schools are awful, mixed keeps them in line somewhat, though these days they'll just fornicate & get pregnant at 13, so a no-win all round. Typical.) more an atmosphere where any show of platonic affection would get the "urgh, he's gay! He tried to touch my.." treatment. Queue fight scenes. Black boys being the worst for this with the usual pejorative slang inspired by the kids of "afro-carribean" descent. I put that in quotes as i don't know any more, terms keep changing that were once acceptable. Take the term "half-c***" to describe a child of one white parent & one black. It sounds bad if you look at it properly, cast off, or "bast** child (probably "the good ol' days" when that might get you all killed) but apparently that was being used & accepted 90 years ago. In my time ("90s) what we now refer to as mixed race meant for example, mum is Chinese & dad is a German- Jew. Or hubby is a black Brazilian born in Italy, & the mommy is an Irish-born part Slovakian with roots in an Arab country. See? Weird in those days, normal fare now. Still, whatever anyone wants to be called i haven't a problem. Call me N****r & ill bat it out of the park, call me COLOURED
& i'll probably start splitting. One more.
: Karmic debt. This is very important if we take it to be true. Some lessons might not be completed due to economics (you're poor, malnourished, no job persecuted for.. take your pick. You're a "good person", you die. Young.) or some random accident (& remember these can be on both sides of sts leaning or sto leaning) or look at what's likely to happen in the next few years, most people on the planet are gonna bite the dust from famine, disease, global cataclysm, ice... is that some sort of "critical mass karma?" If the C's had said the high civilization of ancient blacks achieved this themselves i would be incredulous, but lizzie inspired makes it believable. "Less aware, discuss less." Sounds like black folk to me.
Look everyone is in more or less the same boat. We have monotheism, extreme prejudice (mainly racism but it's all intertwined) agriculture that are "reality concepts." These facilitate the birth & maintenance of those nanite-like "reality programs" that aid our pathological self-governance insuring that cruelty & intolerance & ignorance & stupidity prevail. Everyone is alike. I for one see white features on a lot of black people (noses, lips, & skin bleaching) along with some Asian (oriental formerly) eyes (some Chinese-Americans call it almond eyes) to boot. On whites i see the reverse but with brown skin (some are orange) & small busts & African behinds. Blacks have blue & green eyes, how many whites do you know that are blue-eyed blonds? Pale-skinned perhaps? No i didnt think so. That modern day "heil Hitler" with the arm thing in Scandinavia, America, Germany, UK & elsewhere is appalling to see. They'll never get it, not at this position of the cycle. All are a mix of each other & it's manifesting now. I'll just continue to speak up for human values regardless of any "supposed" hyperdimensional tinker-tanker spying in our 3-d petri dish. The post turned out to be long in the end didn't it? I told you this subject is frustrating, & i held back too! Oh well.