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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I’ve done some research on the term and the etymological history and as far as I can discover miscegenation (see definition, origins and etymology below) is an entirely modern American democrat term. Even though it is Latin in construction I knew the term could not be Latin in origin since the Romans never thought in this way about race (nor has anyone, except the Chinese and Japanese, at least not until modern times, they only thought in relation to Roman citizenship versus barbarian and Greek versus barbarian). It is interesting but totally logical and completely unsurprising that it was a term coined by Democrats in an attempt to supposedly prevent “miscegenation.”

(As an interesting historical sidenote I think that one of the other ways the Democrats tried to prevent miscegenation was to promote the wholesale abortion of blacks by pushing for free, easy, and legalized abortion for all – but targeted mainly at black women. Wholesale abortion and miscegenation would be circular and supporting political aims for the Democrats, modern, and their forefathers in government during the Civil War era.)

Anyway I have long thought about developing a counter-term or a term to replace miscegenation in the English language (since it no longer applies legally, socially, or even politically among democrats) with a term that reflects the advantages of genetic variation in off-spring. 

Now I am not a proponent of macro-evolutionary theory as espoused by Darwin, there is no demonstrable scientific evidence at all that one species transforms into another. But on the micro-level (within a species or genus) variation is obvious and easily observed. And it is a well known fact that at this level genetic variation offers a wide range of benefits versus a “pure”, highly restricted, or narrow genetic line. Homogenous genetic lines produce all kinds of defects and problems that varied genetic lines tend to weed out. The mutt is far healthier and probably more capable than the purebred. Just the truth of the matter.

Therefore I want to coin a term that will speak to the many advantages of poly-genus (that gives me a sort of preliminary idea to work with, poly-genius). I want to avoid the term miscere altogether, and possibly the term genus, because although they are perfectly good and descriptive Latin terms (if you think about it the very term miscegenation itself is a perfectly good and positive invented term, it was only turned askew by modern liberal and democratic political aims) they have now become corrupted by false use and bad application.

In other words the term miscegenation might have easily had at least as many positive denotations and connotations as negative ones, but because of Democratic political aims the term became entirely negative in both denotation and connotation. (Yet another obvious example of how modern liberal political aims distort even the very language in an attempt to promote their insane and misbred theories.)
So I’m going to try and avoid the terms genus (at least directly) and miscere (to mix).
What I want to emphasize instead is genetic variation, advantage, and benefits.

Now I don’t want to create a term with overt political implications. To promote the idea that interracial marriage is the only way to achieve genetic variation, or that all genetic variation is good, is both a silly and preposterous idea. It is also unscientific, it is merely a political aim dressed up as science, as disastrously occurs so often nowadays. Every good thing is somehow degraded and defined downward to serve a twisted political aim.

But what I do want to do is create a term that shows that not only is miscegenation (the mixing of genotypes) not a bad thing (remove the liberal political smear and it is primarily a good and healthy thing that promotes advantageous genetic variation, adaptability, and the multiplication of capabilities) but that it is potentially a great thing. A beneficial thing.

(As another sidenote I would not actively promote the idea of interracial marriage and miscegenation, even though I have such a marriage and have such children, as a standard that society should legally, politically, or socially pursue, but rather as a condition that society is likely to benefit from when it occurs. Human relations are far too complex and marriage is far too sacred an institution to me to have government involved in encouraging or demanding who marries who or who produce offspring with who. For government to politically promote interracial marriage is as bad an idea as it is for Democrats to have tried to suppress it. Government should be entirely restricted from the human procreation business. Rather it should be what it is and society should take advantage of the benefits as they arise as a natural course of events.

So the best term I’ve developed so far is polygenius, though that doesn’t really convey all of the elements of the term I wish to create. 

Anyway I am open to suggestions about developing such a term to replace miscegenation. Not because I hate the term miscegenation, I don't, it just means “genetic mixing (the underlying implication being race-mixing and that race mixing is bad because liberals are race-obsessed so any race mixing just naturally has to be bad),” but what I do very much dislike is when people take terms and totally corrupt them for personal political agendas and then further bastardize a word for some evil purpose.

Maybe it is because I’m a writer, maybe because I despise modern liberal politics and its insidious goals, maybe it is because accurate definitions mean much to me, maybe just because it is unjust and juvenile, but I really can’t stomach that kind of twisting of history and backward-minded shit. Especially directed at my English language. 

By the way, this idea, that genetic variation and mixed marriage produces beneficial genetic variation and “polygenius” is sort of a recurring theme in my own writings, fictional and non-fictional, so I have that as an ulterior motive as well. 

I just think it is time I coined a phrase to encapsulate what I mean so I don’t have to keep re-explaining the idea over and over again. 

Everyone is free to comment and I'll consider everyone's suggestions.

Etymological history

Miscegenation comes from the Latin miscere, "to mix" and genus, "kind". The word was coined in the U.S. in 1863, and the etymology of the word is tied up with political conflicts during the American Civil War over the abolition of slavery and over the racial segregation of African-Americans. The reference to genus was made to emphasize the supposedly distinct biological differences between whites and non-whites, though all humans belong to the same genus, Homo, and the same species, Homo sapiens.

The word was coined in an anonymous propaganda pamphlet published in New York City in December 1863, during the American Civil War. The pamphlet was entitled Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro.[5] It purported to advocate the intermarriage of whites and blacks until they were indistinguishably mixed, as a desirable goal, and further asserted that this was the goal of the Republican Party. The pamphlet was a hoax, concocted by Democrats, to discredit the Republicans by imputing to them what were then radical views that offended against the attitudes of the vast majority of whites, including those who opposed slavery. There was already much opposition to the war effort.

The pamphlet and variations on it were reprinted widely in both the north and south by Democrats and Confederates. Only in November 1864 was the pamphlet exposed as a hoax. The hoax pamphlet was written by David Goodman Croly, managing editor of the New York World, a Democratic Party paper, and George Wakeman, a World reporter.

By then, the word miscegenation had entered the common language of the day as a popular buzzword in political and social discourse. The issue of miscegenation, raised by the opponents of Abraham Lincoln, featured prominently in the election campaign of 1864.

In the United States, miscegenation has referred primarily to the intermarriage between whites and non-whites, especially blacks.

Before the publication of Miscegenation, the word amalgamation, borrowed from metallurgy, had been in use as a general term for ethnic and racial intermixing. A contemporary usage of this metaphor was that of Ralph Waldo Emerson's private vision in 1845 of America as an ethnic and racial smelting-pot, a variation on the concept of the melting pot. Opinions in the U.S on the desirability of such intermixing, including that between white Protestants and Irish Catholic immigrants, were divided. The term miscegenation was coined to refer specifically to the intermarriage of blacks and whites, with the intent of galvanising opposition to the war.

irregular < Latin miscē(re) to mix + gen(us) race, stock, species + -ation; allegedly coined by U.S. journalist David Goodman Croly (1829-89) in a pamphlet published anonymously in 1864

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