White Nationalism Comes Out

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday lamented the demographic changes in America from immigration ― including the arrival of legal immigrants. “In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” she complained on “The Ingraham Angle.”

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Yep. I imagine that indigenous peoples all over the world lament this fact regularly. Damn white people messing up the world for everybody else. They do seem pretty cheeky, now that I think about it.

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There is a reason I will never voluntarily identify as white. The reason? Because I don’t think of myself as white no matter what people think looking at me. Nazis and White Supremacists can celebrate their light skin color. Have a great time with that. I’ll be standing over here with the rest of the human race just being the mutt that I am, thanks.

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Standard American Mutt

Every time I take a survey I get pissed off. Why? Because in every survey, the bean counters in charge of it want to nail down exactly what group I’m a part of so that they can massage their numbers to get the answers they want. Amongst the male or female, married or single, how much money do I make type questions, they inevitably ask “what is your race?”

Hell if I know, I’ve never done a genealogy on my family history. The subject is about as interesting as watching paint dry to me. My skin’s white, sure enough. But that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Ancestry determines what type of blood runs in your veins; and only working with the surnames of my grandparents, I can claim German, French and English blood (Caucasoid? WTF is that?) Who knows what else has been thrown in there over the last couple of hundred years? In my estimation that makes me a Standard American Mutt.

Race is an illusion anyway. The behavior attributed to race is nothing more than ethnic culture; the absorbed societal norms which influence the thinking of an individual, and culture changes from generation to generation (and the people who wish to preserve their ethnicity are fighting a losing battle on a constantly shifting slope) The genetic differences between the races are no greater than the genetic differences between individuals of the same race. So what does it mean to claim membership in a particular race? Bragging rights?

Beats me. I’m proud to proclaim myself a mutt. Now if I can just get the people printing forms and writing surveys to include Standard American Mutt as one of the choices.

Postscript

I had this scene from Stripes in the back of my mind while writing this one:

MovieclipsWe’re Mutants – Stripes (1981) – Oct 4, 2012

I wrote in Other: Mutt as my racial category on the 2020 census. I’m sure they just reassigned me to White, just like they have done in the past. White is a myth. There is no such thing as white.