brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
Joseph A Nagy Jr
pagan_prince at charter.net
Tue Aug 13 01:45:12 EST 2002
John Knight wrote:
> "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
> news:0mmglu4bjpmsuea3kp49jva6v8p22th430 at 4ax.com...
>>cary at afone.as.arizona.edu (Cary Kittrell) wrote:
>>>< Do you realize that the definition of nigger is a piece of trash, while
> the slang
>>>< definition is "a <person who is a piece of trash". No mention of skin
> color at
>>>< all. So, if he had trash children, so what? Did you forget he willingly
>>>< freed his slaves?
>>>Sadly, it's not even that benign. He freed only two during his lifetime
>>>and five more in his will. Three more ran away and were not pursued.
>>>Around 130 were sold in auction after his death. Sold with as much
>>>control of their own fates as the mice you buy to feed your pet snake.
>>>Jefferson could have had it otherwise; it would have required but a
>>>of his pen.
>>He could have, but he would have bankrupted his estate. Jefferson
>>lived so far beyond his means during his life (albeit part of that
>>time in the service of his country when the country did not have money
>>to pay for the lavish entertainment budget expected of a European
>>ambassador) that he was deeply in debt and nearly penniless by the
>>time he died - except for his wealth in human beings (and I haven't
>>checked whether he borrowed using THEM as collateral as well).
> Mr. Jefferson didn't like the idea of slavery because he understood from
> reading Greek classics in GREEK, and from his travels to Greece, that
> there's no ROI on slavery. He knew that even though the Egyptians lived on
> the African Continent, there isn't a trace of evidence that they ever used
> nigger slaves, or even allowed them into the country. The fact that he was
> bankrupt was due partly to his KEEPING the slaves, as a favor to them,
> because this was a time when releasing them could have been certain death.
> The ones he allowed to "escape" were just lucky they weren't caught.
> We should have followed his and Abraham Lincoln's advice to release the
> niggers and send them back to Africa.
> I know you "wiberals" just HATE dictionary definitions, since they're so
> confusing and confining and restrictive of your abundant intellects!
> So here's the "wiberal"'s definition of nigger:
> Main Entry: nig·ger
> Pronunciation: 'ni-g&r
> Function: noun
> Etymology: alteration of earlier neger, from Middle French negre, from
> Spanish or Portuguese negro, from negro black, from Latin niger
> Date: 1700
> 1 usually offensive, see usage paragraph below : a black person
> 2 usually offensive, see usage paragraph below : a member of any
> dark-skinned race
> 3 : a member of a socially disadvantaged class of persons <it's time for
> somebody to lead all of America's niggers... all the people who feel left
> out of the political process -- Ron Dellums>
> usage Nigger in senses 1 and 2 can be found in the works of such writers of
> the past as Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens, but it now ranks
> as perhaps the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in English. Its
> use by and among blacks is not always intended or taken as offensive, but,
> except in sense 3, it is otherwise a word expressive of racial hatred and
> First of all, even by this "wiberal"'s dictionary's definition, "piece of
> trash" ain't a part of the definition.
> Second of all, this REALLY insults niggers, because nigger is a nigger's
> favorite word, and here this dictionary is telling niggers that whenever
> they say "nigger" they must be expressing "racial hatred and bigotry", which
> is a dam. "wiberal" LIE.
> What is DISGUSTING is that you "wiberals" have taken a perfectly good word,
> one which is used by literally billions of people around the world, by our
> OWN legal system, in the Latin Language, and by niggers themselves, and
> HIJACKED it to mean something that normal people do NOT agree it means,
> which is exactly the OPPOSITE of its real meaning as used by the people who
> use it the most frequently--niggers.
> A FAR more disgusting, hateful, bigoted, and racist word is "wiberal",
> because what it describes is a billion times worse than niggers.
> John Knight
I'd like to know where you got your definition, Mr. Knight, because I take mine from Websters
Dictionary, Third Collegiate Edition, (C)1997
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