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Re: Racial Classification & credit line

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, January 4, 2004, 5:50
In a message dated 2004:01:03 10:41:16 AM, "BP (who doesn't dare identifying
>[his] handicap as "CP" (cerebral palsy) since some people use that >as a synonym for 'idiot'";) writes:
>At 19:02 2.1.2004, J Y S Czhang wrote: > >> Hear hear! or proclaim one's closest-held cultural affliation(s), i.e. >>if I hafta use one word I use "Sino-British" or "BBC" [British Born
> >I can't do that, Since Swedish-Norwegian-Polish-Ukrainian-German* >is too darn long I just say 'European'! :) > >*And the perhaps more accurate Swedish-Norwegian-Ukrainian-Pomeranian >is not much better.
LOL. The only advantage of "racial purity"/"blueblooded-ness"/blah-blah is that it makes it easier for some to self-identify ;) Amongst some Northern Californian "geekoid" collegekids - playin' the antiPoliCorrectness game, the latest fad is to see who has the "mos'est hip, Xotic, phuq'd Up mongrol mix goin' fer dem... cuz de Phuture is in da Mix!" (And naturally some of the more politico feel disturbed by the "whole competition angle" of this trend! ROTFLMAO)
>>or even invert/pervert ex-insultin' "WOG" [Wiley Oriental Gentlemen] and >>"Chinaman" into cheeky points-o-pride <A > >Swedish-French journalist Jan Guillou advocates the >same manoeuvre with the racial slur _svartskalle_ >'blackhead' for 'mediterranean', but nobody seems >to pick up. Once on a tram I saw an interesting >case of layered graffiti: first someone had written >"kill all blackheads", which someone had altered >into "kill all whiteheads", which a third person >had sensibly altered into "kill all stupidheads"!
LOL. I have a friend who usta be a neoNazi "bonehead"... He usta be a "bigtime boot-boy" with the Dallas Texas Confederate Hammerheads, one of the most violent skinhead groups in Tejas. Then he found himself at real odds with his own identity when he found out - via medical testing for a disease he has - that he is part Hispanic and Jewish (he had grown up in foster families and youth homes never knowing who his biological parents were/are or their "racial profile"). Having had expensive laser surgery to remove _all_ his Nazi tattoos, he now sports one simple damn-near-elegant tattoo: a series of numbers* on his right wrist above a star of David, _Mogen David_. Below the star is "Never Again!" in English, Spanish, Hebrew and painful "Braille"-like _implant scarification_ ** on the back of his hand - "jus' in case you're incapable of seein' beyon' simple Black'n'White. And to help me remind myself to always remember that even in the darkest - or even the brightest - of times..." * his _hommage_ to poet Max Jacobs, Pablo Picasso's good and faithful friend, who died under the Nazis in France... the numbers are the same as Max Jacobs' as documented in the Holocaust museum in Washington DC. ** caveat/caution: BME is not for the weak-hearted or squeamish... --- *DiDJiBuNgA!!* >Teenage Aboriginal Walkabout Turtles....--- Hanuman "Stitch" Zhang, ManglaLanger (mangle + manga + lang) Language[s] change[s]: vowels shift, phonologies crash-&-burn, grammars leak, morpho-syntactics implode, lexico-semantics mutate, lexicons explode, orthographies reform, typographies blip-&-beep, slang flashes, stylistics warp... linguistic (R)evolutions mark each-&-every quantum leap... languages are "naturally evolved wild systems... So language does not impose order on a chaotic universe, but reflects its own wildness back." - Gary Snyder "Some Languages Are Crushed to Powder but Rise Again as New Ones" - title of a chapter on pidgins and creoles, John McWhorter, _The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language_ = ¡gw'araa legooset caacaa! ¡reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]