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Re: Ethnic cognitive disparities.
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 03:38:38 pm »
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.
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 03:45:25 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2012, 03:52:03 pm »
How do cornish mothers feed their spawn then?
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2012, 03:54:25 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2012, 04:01:38 pm »
How do cornish mothers feed their spawn then?

They eat mud and then puke it back up partially digested for their offspring.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2012, 04:05:58 pm »

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.


This is where I stand with ethnicity. I don't identify with a whole bunch of shit that my genetic lottery results might insist I should, conversely I identify with a lot of shit that (apparently) I have no business identifying with. The whole "roots" thing always struck me as so much bullshit.

I mean, fair enough, when I get drunk I'll sing "Flower of Scotland" and want to charge down south and kill the english but that's less to do with nationalistic tendencies than the fact that when I get drunk I enjoy a good fight ....

... okay, you got me, I'm 100% Scottish  :oops:
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2012, 04:07:19 pm »

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.


This is where I stand with ethnicity. I don't identify with a whole bunch of shit that my genetic lottery results might insist I should, conversely I identify with a lot of shit that (apparently) I have no business identifying with. The whole "roots" thing always struck me as so much bullshit.

I mean, fair enough, when I get drunk I'll sing "Flower of Scotland" and want to charge down south and kill the english but that's less to do with nationalistic tendencies than the fact that when I get drunk I enjoy a good fight ....

... okay, you got me, I'm 100% Scottish  :oops:

If you were 100% Scottish, you'd start fighting EACH OTHER while the English army looked on, puzzled.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2012, 04:47:18 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?

The Mormon thing and the ancestor worship thing are from two different sides of the family, though actually now that I think of it, Mormons kind of practice ancestor worship of sorts as well.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2012, 09:54:39 pm »

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.


This is where I stand with ethnicity. I don't identify with a whole bunch of shit that my genetic lottery results might insist I should, conversely I identify with a lot of shit that (apparently) I have no business identifying with. The whole "roots" thing always struck me as so much bullshit.

I mean, fair enough, when I get drunk I'll sing "Flower of Scotland" and want to charge down south and kill the english but that's less to do with nationalistic tendencies than the fact that when I get drunk I enjoy a good fight ....

... okay, you got me, I'm 100% Scottish  :oops:

If you were 100% Scottish, you'd start fighting EACH OTHER while the English army looked on, puzzled.

You obviously never seen me drunk when there's no sasanachs within range. It's the reason I never drink alone - I hate trying to beat myself in a fight.
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2012, 02:09:29 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?

The Mormon thing and the ancestor worship thing are from two different sides of the family, though actually now that I think of it, Mormons kind of practice ancestor worship of sorts as well.

Very much so...and to humorous effect. I've got a gay friend who's descended from Brigham Young. He's automatically guaranteed paradise due to his lineage and he's automatically denied cause of the whole wang chung thing. He's not even sure how that plays out. Guess we're in wait and see mode.
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2012, 02:11:03 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?

The Mormon thing and the ancestor worship thing are from two different sides of the family, though actually now that I think of it, Mormons kind of practice ancestor worship of sorts as well.

Very much so...and to humorous effect. I've got a gay friend who's descended from Brigham Young. He's automatically guaranteed paradise due to his lineage and he's automatically denied cause of the whole wang chung thing. He's not even sure how that plays out. Guess we're in wait and see mode.

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« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2012, 07:07:55 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?

The Mormon thing and the ancestor worship thing are from two different sides of the family, though actually now that I think of it, Mormons kind of practice ancestor worship of sorts as well.

Very much so...and to humorous effect. I've got a gay friend who's descended from Brigham Young. He's automatically guaranteed paradise due to his lineage and he's automatically denied cause of the whole wang chung thing. He's not even sure how that plays out. Guess we're in wait and see mode.
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2012, 07:41:29 pm »
That is very....  :eek: :fnord:  :aaa:
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2012, 07:50:39 pm »
I was raised to believe I am half Irish, half German.  But I suspect that's a generalization.  Also, I am supposedly related to Abe Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth.
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012, 09:18:18 pm »
Nigel- whats up with mormonism and the ancestor thing anyway?

The Mormon thing and the ancestor worship thing are from two different sides of the family, though actually now that I think of it, Mormons kind of practice ancestor worship of sorts as well.

Very much so...and to humorous effect. I've got a gay friend who's descended from Brigham Young. He's automatically guaranteed paradise due to his lineage and he's automatically denied cause of the whole wang chung thing. He's not even sure how that plays out. Guess we're in wait and see mode.
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That needs to be some kind of meme.  :lulz:

I don't identify with a lot of my ancestors, either. Some of them were kind of Jebus-crazy.
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