That’s like wishing we’ll all be peace-love-and-harmony if we all work together as a team. Also will never happen.
Neither will the USA become segregated into ethnic enclaves.
Nice to see idealism is still alive in people though. People do love their various Utopias.
Utopian is “if only we do this, that and the other thing, or if THEY (whoever ‘they’ is) do this, that and the other thing, everything will be OOOOKAY!”
“this that and the other thing” is an expression.
What it encompasses is drawing up a plan of action, systemically analyzing every contingency imaginable, mobilizing the plan of action and enacting it according to a timeline with milestones and goalposts until mission is accomplished.
Always ultimately fails. Successes are partial at best. Utopia never is reached. Have to settle with partial victories littered with wastelands of failure. Happens every time. See no reason for that change.
Doesn’t mean one shouldn’t shoot for it. But it’s good to have at least a toe in the real world in the process imo.
Hitler never impressed me much. He came and went.
I dunno. He was the product of his time and era. Someone else would’ve been a Hitler if it wasn’t him. Him personally wasn’t very impressive. Even his regime wasn’t that impressive. Lasted, what, 6 years? I never understood people’s fascination with him.
I’m just expressing my opinions Nik. I wasn’t there at the time. My TARDIS that brings me to a point where any of my opinions about that time period could have any significance whatsoever is broken.
I talk about myself because it’s the only semi-honest stance I can have.
I could go around talking about things “in general” – ‘as if’ I was the President of Earth. “This is how things should be”.
But I’m not President of Earth. Well, Google thought I was for three months.
I don’t think the other guy was a Nazi. The Nazi regime died out decades ago. These people today are something new, something different. Maybe they were inspired by whatever, but you can’t recreate the past. It’s 2016.
What’s my point? You tell me. I’m just seeing things and when I see something absurd from anybody, I comment.
The world is gonna be an average dog colored tan/brown in a few hundred years.
Get over it. Races, such as they exist, can’t be made “more pure” anymore.
Too late. What you’re preserving is an impure mixture that you’ll never get ‘back’.
Even if you DID succeed in segregating people, you know what’ll happen?
THEN you’ll get the Irish/Scots camp vs the Italian/French camp.
Then the Irish vs the Scots and the Sicilians vs the Northern, and the various Frenches in enclaves.
etc – and you’ll find a microcosm of “the old world” that will splinter and splinter until you got “these families that trace its roots back to ancient athens” and “these families that trace their roots back to ancient thrace”…
… it’s ridiculous. Can’t work. Fail before it starts. Silly utopians.
It’s Mutts vs Mutts. No pedigrees left. Maybe Iceland. They could probably make a point of it. Can’t think of anybody else though.
That’s cool. I have a linguistics bug in me and once I tried learning Icelandic for approximately 7 minutes. That’s as long as I lasted. I think I made it 15 minutes into Celtic. Decided to stick with Romance languages and PIE derived ones. tongue emoticon
Yeah, it’s linguistically pretty special. It had _some_ links in various language groups but it’s stretching it in some cases.
Where race leaves off, you got nationalities. Within nationalities, you have families. Within families you have cousin vs cousin. The shit gets complicated. We had a lot of Mafia families where I came from, tho’ I’m not Italian. They weren’t 1/2 as bad as the different Slovak groups – and this was right through to 2002 when I left for Florida.
Here in Florida, white’s white, haitian’s haitian, mexican is mexican, black is black. It was very convoluted in NJ.
Lines weren’t drawn via races so much.
All depends where you live. You can generalize for your area and experience and whatever data sources you got. The stuff I know won’t be on the statistics – it’s just how people are.
Plus, as genetics testing becomes more common – and likely mandatory at some point, we’ll ALL know our backgrounds.
THEN you’ll see some interesting shit go down.