Saturday, August 12, 2006

Who You Callin' "English", Loco Vato?
¡Le batiré a la muerte, pendejo!

In almost every publication I read, whenever Latinos (or are they called Mexicans, or Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, or Hispanics, or Ibero-Americans?) are dealing with White folks, the Whites are always referred to as "Anglos". I've always found that particular phrase to be... well, racist.

How many of us chuckle when we see the Amish on any given movie generically refer to all non-Amish individuals as "the English"? You can be a Black guy from St. Louis, or a Puerto Rican from New York... it makes no difference. To the Amish, they're "English". Yeah, we've all thought that was silly.

And the same silliness applies to all Whites being referred to as Anglos. Just look at the definition of the word itself;

"Anglo" translates directly to the English word "Anglian".

An-gli-an

ADJECTIVE:

Of or relating to East Anglia or to the Angles.

NOUN:
1. An Angle.
2. The Old English dialects of Mercia and Northumbria.

Anyone who knows their world history knows that when you get right down to it, the Angles are the original English. So why are all Whites called "English" by the politically correct MSM?

I have no English blood in me. If I did, I'd be proud of that... but I don't. So don't call me English.

My dad (may God rest his soul) was German-Irish. If anyone called him an Englishman, you could bet your paycheck that the fists would be flying. Not so much because he hated the English, but more so because he was proud of his German and Irish bloodlines.

Speaking of idiotic politically correct phrases, what's up with this Person of Color nonsense? My dad had a color... it was white. Doesn't that make him a Person of Color?

9 Comments:

Blogger Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Never like the phrase 'person of color' either. Whenever I hear it, I want to respond, "Then what the hell am I? Transparent?"

3:23 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

I don't know if you know this or not but that word "pendejo" is a bad word.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Another example of the foolishness of political correctness and how confusing it becomes is trying to be correct with Negroes. Yeah, I know they don't like that designation, but, sorry, there are only three races: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, or Negroid.

They used to be called "colored people" or simply "coloreds" as in their organization, the National Association of Colored People.

Then in the '60s they opted for "black." Remember the "Black is beautiful" period?

Now they consider black demening and want to be called "people of color." Excuse me....isn't that just a different way of saying "colored people."

Then there's the trouble with the Mongoloids. Suddenly it's politically incorrect to call anyone with slanted eyes Oriental! They want Asian.

Oh great, that's real descriptive. Asia runs from the Lebanon to Japan and Mongolia to Sri Lanka.

Give me a break!! That's why all political correctness is should be banned.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Person of color is actually a very old term. In antebellum times a polite white person would refer to mixed race or freed blacks as ... persons of color. Since this is a term from the slavery period I can not imagine why anybody would choose it.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Pater - I've said the same thing!!

Esther - I know... I'm a caveman, waddya expect!!?? *evil grin!*

FAB - Damn straight.

Dymph - Damn straight, squared.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

Being of all-Germanic heritage with an Anglo-Saxon surname, I dont mind being called an "Anglo". I do mind it when others who are not obviously "Anglo" are labelled thusly.

Inaccuracy in the language always bothers me.

My dad had a color... it was white. Doesn't that make him a Person of Color?

Well, white -- strictly speaking -- is the absence of colour. So, no, White people wouldnt be considered "people of colour." Then again, when someone describes a "White" person, he's not talking about all Caucasians, either.

FAB: I agree that we should use classical, unambiguous racial terminology when necessary. Political correctness be damned!


Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

6:23 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Unless they're albinos, I can't think of any European caucasians who are "white", hence, the generic phrase for European caucasians as "Whites" does qualify them as "persons of color".

Hmmmm..... should the PC Gestapo reconsider calling Whites; "Pinks" or "Beiges" or "Swarthy Olives"?

6:31 PM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

No, no, no... I mean the term "white" means the absence of colour. White _people_ (European Caucasians) are not "white" in skin colouration and, unless albino, it's kind of absurd to suggest that they are.

(Although I'm about as pale as you get, freckles nothwithstanding. I burn like bacon in the sun!)

"White" is just a handy term for European Caucasians to refer to themselves. Seems like everyone has such a term: logical, consistent or not.

Re: the PC Gestapo "renaming" people... I've often wondered: if (European) Caucasians are "White" and Negroes are "Black", then does that make Mulattoes "Grey"?

I'm just sayin'...

8:30 PM  
Blogger Der Tommissar said...

Actually, white is the presence of all colors. When you split white light in a prism you get a rainbow. Have we all forgotten that Pink Floyd album color, people?

Black is the absence of light, hence color.

Oh, my mother-in-law is from France. I love it when people in New Mexico call her an "Anglo".

Or as I tell them, "Anglo? My people have been blowing up those people for generations!"

12:50 PM  

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