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02 June 2017 @ 07:04 am
I’ve been passing all my life. I’m about half Jewish and a quarter Slavic, but the rest is Hungarian, which is to say descended from the (Asian) Huns. Fortunately for me, that didn’t count, and I was officially, hegemonically White. Now it has been theorized that Ashkenazi Jews are not White either.

If humanity survives and looks back at us, the great fantasy of “race” will look even stupider than big-time “amateur” sports and punishing the poor by making them have more children. It was even worse 60 years ago. The treatment of Black people was significantly crueler than now, difficult as that may be to believe, and we had a totally unwarranted certainty that we could tell which was which. Those who wanted to could tickle themselves with fantasies of (in President Eisenhower’s charmingly Freudian phrase) “a big, overgrown Negro” menacing a nice blonde lady like Carol Channing.

There is no such thing as race, and people are punished for being the wrong one.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on June 2nd, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
This kind of bullshit is what comes of failing to teach science in elementary school.

Hungary has been right in the path of every invading army going either direction for thousands of years, and the Ashkenazi women were raped on such a regular basis as to necessitate the rule that "you're a Jew if your mother was a Jew", regardless of where the sperm may have come from. Thus, you might be surprised by your DNA test results.

Mine (and my brother's) will probably be boring, since our known ancestry all comes from the far-north-western corner of Europe. My daughter's father's ancestry too, for which reason I'm happy she's marrying a man whose ancestry apparently comes all/mostly from the south-eastern corner of Europe, including the Ashkenazi. Hybrid vigor really is a *thing*, as anyone who's ever bred animals knows; it's not healthy to keep concentrating the same gene-pool.

Sheesh, put a nickel in the Rant Machine, why don't you. I can't believe 'race' is even still a thing! When I was ten years old - half a century ago - I was informed that that whole concept had been debunked by science long before I was born. If our species is really this stupid, maybe we deserve self-inflicted extinction: give the cockroaches their chance; they surely can't do any worse than we have.
The Warlord of Desultory Manormlknchz on June 2nd, 2017 10:59 pm (UTC)
As my sainted late father used to say "There's only ONE race, and that's the Kentucky Derby"