And this thread is about personal interests and or opinions that conflict with some label attached to you. It was inspired by nigel mentioning that her interests as a native american dont always align with her interests as an african american. If i remember correctly. I was rocking the cheap rot gut last night.
Yep. That's pretty much what I said. There's also some weird shit going on culturally speaking, where most people take the perspective that you have to pick one. Which one do I identify with the most? That question doesn't even make sense, it's like asking which of my kids I love the most. I do confess that, having been raised being told that I'm half Welsh, it was a bit of a shock to find out that actually, I'm half some weird inbred Viking enclave nobody's ever heard of, but it's been amusing to research and claim that branch of ancestry even though I can't so much say that I identify with it.
And, of course, I have personal beliefs that conflict at times with the values instilled into me by upbringing. For example, rationally speaking as a modern adult human in the state of Oregon in the USA, it should not really matter in the least that half my ancestry is inbred Mormon dwarf Vikings, rather than inbred Mormon dwarf Welsh. But the values I was raised with include, not to put too fine a point on it, ancestor worship, and that includes ALL my ancestors even if they were giant assholes, and how the hell can I properly respect them if I don't even know who they are or where they came from?
But anyway. I'm just rambling now.