|People Make Mistakes.
||[Apr. 29th, 2004|04:45 am]
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This post by girlyunderwear inspired yet another post.
Key parts of the post I really felt my inspiration:
I'm not saying ignore the problem, but ignore the issue of race altogether.
People sometimes throw their rationality out the window as soon as they or people within their own race experience racism.
If I don't defend an Asian person it doesn't make me a traitor. I know this will come across wrong but Im tired and I don't feel like explaining further.
Of the little I know of you, at least I can share that there is no need to explain further on your part.
On with the most I can share with you.
I don't object to the calls of those who feel there has been prejudice with regards to their treatment. At some point, all individuals will receive some form of prejudice against them.
Confusion with racism is understandable with regards to humanity. As a word in the English language, I find the thesaurus link for humanity synonymous with words of positive connotation. Yet by the word humanity, the definition states:
n. pl. hu·man·i·ties
Humans considered as a group; the human race.
The condition or quality of being human.
The quality of being humane; benevolence.
A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.
a. The languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome; the classics.
b. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.
Yet, with regards to the words human and humanity, I find it curious that no synonym is made with the word confusion.
The optimistic association of the language is curious, yet most will agree that confusion is a large part of life.
From confusion, many difficulties spring.
girlyunderwear, I agree. Given my blood origin of the European region, I am classified as Caucasian, often grouped with the race of "white." In anthropology, the word "caucasian" is no longer in scientific use. Caucasian referred to a major human racial classification, defined as noted:
Anthropology. Of or being a major human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India. No longer in scientific use. See Usage Note at race1.
Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
Of or relating to a group of three language families spoken in the region of the Caucasus mountains, including Chechen, Abkhaz, and the Kartvelian languages.
Anthropology. A member of the Caucasian racial classification. Not in scientific use.
A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
The Caucasian language family.
How can one classify? I have a horrible time with names, but I do much better with faces. Each face looks rather unique to me.
Classify not by race? How about country? Classify as continent? Questions abound.
Some may call me white. Some might call me American. Some might call me crazy.
I classify myself as human. Some days, I wonder if I am correct in my classification.
Yet, the homo sapien and all other versions of living organisms appear to share the very similar gene structure of DNA. In biology, the genetic structure of living organisms, our common genetic code, is quite similar among all organisms on our planet.
By this notion, classifications of folks by race seem to produce a metaphorical similarity with splitting atoms.
With regards to human understanding, this may be of note.
Humans may not understand a great deal of knowledge. If it is correct that the average human brain uses 24 watts of energy, then light bulbs with more wattage says quite a lot. There are plenty of dimwits, that's for sure.
Much of human understanding is caught in a state of various levels of advancement and antiquation.
Aside from that, we all make mistakes. girlyunderwear, thanks for the inspiration . . . to infinity.
It should also be of note that an apology is due.
By these very same thoughts in this post, I'm completely in error with regards to my dialogue with you in found_objects. Rather than explaining the errors in excessive detail, I will say that the internet is a rather wide-open, arbitrary, and strange place for communication. Neither of us really know each other, and miscommunication happens.
What I wanted to say that day, which would have been better to have said as follows:
1) For a community quite large, having more folks to help moderate the community may be an answer.
2) I noticed the oddity of what was 'accepted' and what was 'deleted' to be rather hard to calculate with the ever-rough estimates of what is 'found' and what also is 'art.'
Take it, leave it, print it out, roll it up, smoke it, whatever you feel. I do apologize with full sincerity, and I do so with more weight to my fault than excuse.
It is the internet, folks. In life, knee-slappers are sometimes all we have to help.