Thursday, January 06, 2011

That's so primitive

The use of the word "primitive" is revealing. Here is a partial list of things that are labeled primitive as opposed to modern:

Ethnocentrism
Racism
Nativism
Xenophobia
Nepotism
Favoritism
Sexism
Objectification
Patriarchy
Hierarchy
Supernaturalism
Hunting
Violent sports
Fist fighting
Assault
War
Genocide
Anger
Hate
Jealousy

Funny, but you never hear love or compassion or altruism or generosity or cooperation described as primitive even though they are certainly as old as the other items. What people are really saying when they use the word primitive is "old stuff that we don't like but can't seem to get rid of."  All the energy devoted to eradicating these barbarisms, but they never die.  These folks don't know it, but their use of the word primitive is basically making a case for a biological view of man. Show me a behavior dismissed as primitive, and I'll show you a behavior rooted in evolution and biology.    

5 comments:

  1. This shocked me.

    Rap star Kanye West makes video where he kills white women.
    Two of the biggest black celebrities in the world got together to make a video glorifying violence towards women (in which most of the women are white). The images are shocking, especially considering the close connections between one of the rappers and Barack Obama.

    The song will appear on Kanye West’s new album titled “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Based on the video, his fantasy appears to be to kidnap, rape, and murder white women. The initial cover art, which has already been rejected by Walmart, features a black man holding a beer bottle in a sexually explicit pose with a naked white woman.

    In 2005 the NAACP presented him with an award for “most outstanding black male artist.” It remains to be seen if groups like the NOI and NAACP will denounce the video, which seems to re-enforce the most negative stereotypes about black men.

    Kanye Westis depicted holding the severed head of a white woman in his new video. The video also features Jay-Z, another big name, who campaigned with Barack Obama.

    West’s CD’s are released by Rick Rubin’s Def Jam, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. MTV recently named Kanye West its 2010 Man of the Year.

    The video shows dead women hanging from the ceiling and several images of women being held captive. In one scene Kayne West is in bed with two dead white women positioning their bodies in a sexually provocative way. In another scene West holds the bloody severed head of a white woman.


    Sample of the Lyrics…

    Conquer, stomp ya, stop your silly nonsense
    None of you n*****s know where the swamp is
    None of you n*****s have seen the carnage that I’ve seen
    I still hear fiends scream in my dream
    Murder murder in black convertibles
    I kill a block I murder avenues
    Rape and pillage a village, women and children
    Everybody wanna know what my Achilles heel is
    LOVE I don’t get enough of it
    All I get is these vampires and blood suckers
    All I see is these n*****s, I’ve made millionaires


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f4EZwOdgwI&feature=player_embedded

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  2. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Robert, send this info to Fox News, either Glen Beck or O'Reilly.

    Both reach millions..and will cover it whereas ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN won't.

    Just go to the FoxNews website for links to these guys. Their staffs are alerted to this kind of stuff from the general public.

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  3. Where did you read this list? And have you been following Robin Hanson on foragers vs farmers?

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  4. The list is made from comments that people have made to me over the years. I need to find time to read Hanson--interesting stuff.

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  5. Anonymous4:43 AM

    West's album is a tired, video restatement of the 1960s attitude (and writings) of the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, and the Zebra killers. Nothing new here, nothing to see, it's the common (though hidden) basis of our society.

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