Sunday, April 17, 2011

Butt Muscles and Filipinos

Racism carries with it a negative connotation, that one brand of humans wrongly considers themselves better than another because of the color of their skin or some other hard-wired distinction between peoples. Well, Humpty Dumpty knows full well that a word means whatever you say it means, and for the purposes of this article, I define racism as neither good nor bad. It is the process of recognizing the differences between groups of people. It is an analytical, rational, statistical process with no stigma good or bad attached to it.

Take the case of basketball. There is a reason for the movie “White Guys Can’t Jump”. Generally, whites have a lesser developed set of butt and leg muscles than blacks, so they can’t elevate as well toward the rim.

“Generally” has its own definition as well. It means most or a lot or enough to make a point.

Westerners and Filipinos have differing characteristics as well, passed genetically along, one generation to the next. Throw in Arabs and we really have something to talk about. It has nothing to do with butt muscles, but with the way the brain breaks down facts and aspires to knowledge, the iterations or processes it goes through to align thoughts.

Western thinking is deductive, building to greater knowledge from a set of observed facts. Westerners are really good at solving problems.

Filipino thinking is inductive, taking greater knowledge and mashing it up into a pile of reactive nonsense.

Arab thinking is emotional and chaotic and wholly incapable of harmony with anything at all.

Western thinking strives to understand its own behavior, the whys and wherefores of emotions and what motivates us to act as we do. It appreciates change. It is modern. Filipino thinking is strictly defensive, Ego-bound and locked into itself. Filipino thinking is hostile to any change. So you have an idea of why the Philippines is stuck in 1945. Arab thinking is loaded with logic that is bullshit in disguise. It is impossible to nail anything down or decide anything or depend on anyone or anything. That’s why Arabs generally are still running around loud and wild-eyed, looking for people to nail to the cross or blow out of skyscrapers.

At least the Philippines got to 1945.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten on this line of deductive thought. I’ll leave the rest up to you to figure out, based on your racially determined inclination to do so. Or not.

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