It will be four years before this day comes again. Odd how that fact does not fill me with confidence in the Julian Calendar system… among other things.
Language interests me. Possibly because I’m so bad at picking up new languages. It interest me the things that are lost and changed in translation.
The Uncanny X-men in Spanish becomes La Impossible Patrulla X, which does not mean ‘The Uncanny X-Men’. It translates literally into The Impossible Patrol X. Patrulla meaning Patrol, a small detachment of soldiers to secure the safety or peace of a place.
So the X-MEN though translated, is changed in the translation, to PATROL X. A subtle change admitted, but change none the less.
Closing out Black History month, I have to remark I really hate the term African American.
It’s right up there with morons using the term political correctness instead of the word respect.
Just use respect whenever you rant about political correctness, and you’ll realize what the eff you’re really complaining about. Racist bastards.
Now back to African American.
Nationalistic boundaries have no place in an ethnographic designation. It’s been removed from the unifying way it was first broached in the 60s, to a moronic misnomer. What is wrong with Black or Colored or Moor or Nubian or hell even Pan-African, all of which are inclusive terms that define your ethnicity regardless of whether you live in Canada or France or Brazil or China or Honduras or Haiti or Senegal.
How such a stupid term is not only in general parlance, but is on federal forms just goes to show you how poorly most people in America reason. And don’t even get me started on separating Black from Hispanic. What the eff are you talking about? How do you separate blood from blood? Keep your divide and conquer nonsense.
“Just like the Spanish, raping the Black and Indian women and creating Latinos!”— Immortal Technique
If you’re walking around and defining your ethnicity based on your nationality, which may work in homogeneous society but does not work in a heterogeneous society, then you sir and mam… are doing something moronic.
And you may want to stop and think, and scratch out that stupid line on federal forms that says African American, and write instead… “Eff You! I Wont Do What You Tell ME! ” (Yeah, that is from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE).
It’s the only salvation you have.