Gloss, Nigger

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“Nigger”: I use this offensive word freely throughout this site, always meaning only one thing. That thing is not racial. Common ideas of “race” are bullshit. I use it socially, economically, and politically. By it I mean the same thing Jean Paul Sartre meant when he said that “A Jew is anyone that anyone else calls a Jew.” Hitler’s goons didn’t give theology tests; if they wanted to deny your humanity all they had to do was call you a Jew. Then they could arrest you, beat you, rob you, detain you, kill you.

Jew, nigger, gook …   The effective meaning is the same. Don’t forget that pk has long called himself “the voluntary nigger.” See also Misrepresentation and the related note to my Biographical Narrative.

2016 07 31 I’m bowdlerizing K. The n-word gets substituted by n-word. Except here, somewhere has to be literal, truthful.

2015 06 17 Trans-Gender, Trans-Race
http://news.yahoo.com/dolezal-caitlyn-jenner-i-cried-video-130500093.html
Some people are accepting Bruce Jenner as “female”; people are not flocking to support Rachel Dolezal’s view of herself as “black”. Gender is something many of us, all of us at some time, accept as though gender were objective, as though gender were fact. Note that physiologists’ definition doesn’t match the ignorance masked as certainty of the ordinary person. Race, I argue again, should be seen as utter fiction: it doesn’t hold up to examination. The Nazis didn’t wait for the rabbis to determine who wa a Jew: the death camps killed whoever they said was a Jew. Did the Allies find any war chest for mistaken race suites at Buchenwald? (Racist Note)

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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