A few thoughts from previous days… in no particular order

Sep 21, 2005 Time for school

Ok, so I`m annoyed by the ever growing “ghetto” culture. Ignorance may be bliss, but only for the ignorant (of which there are few) and the stupid (of which there are many). What do I mean by this? Well pull out a dictionary and look up the word N*****. What do you see? Perhaps the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in English. “A member of a socially disadvantaged class, a black person
usually offensive.” So when you call your “friends” or anyone this you are in fact saying that you think of them so lowly as you cannot find another word in english to subject more insult on them, without regard to what you would like the word to mean. This is what the word has meant for Centuries and still means across the world.

How about another word? When you refer to your “boys” (and yes I`m guilty of this at times as well) you are in fact saying they are your servants. They are not equal to being called Men. A boy is : a male servant, an immature male. So you are saying nothing to be proud of when you say this. This is little different than why male slaves were called “boy”, to mentally strip their manhood (from them and their family), to stress the inescapable condition of their lives, and to raise up their {slave owner} images when in groups of people. (This is also where the term “the man” comes from, referring to the “master” or slave owning male).

What of the beloved “Cowboy”. Americas favorite term, envisioned by may to reflect the growing America. Well kill that idea. The term derives from the above mentioned “boys” who were tasked with tending to the herds in the field. As America grew, and pushed the indians further west, the herds grew larger and the number of slaves was insufficient. Mexicans and poor whites started to tend herds and move west to create new lives and start over. As they settled the “new land” The herds were all important to survival and with few people or slaves whomever was around tended the herds. The name transfered from just blacks to anyone in that position (it became a job and not a slave labor as time progressed). Then came the history and stories we all now know of.

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

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