Friday, October 03, 2014

Racist Feet

Every freaking thing in the world is racist now - including feet. Quoting this article:

Anna Panayiotarea, the journalist appointed by the Culture Ministry to oversee the communications of the archaeological dig, recently deleted a Facebook post addressing the Caryatids’ toes and what it signifies about their sculptors. The reason, she said, was that too many people had taken offense, perceiving it as racist.

Quoting the post:

In medicine it is known as Morton’s toe, in sculpture it is called the Greek Foot.

It is the situation where the second toe of our foot, the one next to the big toe, is longer than the first. Normal feet fall into three categories. The ‘Egyptian Foot’ where there is a diagonal line with the big toe the longest of all, the ‘Roman Foot’ or square, where all of the toes line up along a horizontal line and the Greek Foot which I described above.

In sculpture, there is overwhelming evidence that the Greek sculptors knew of this characteristic from ancient times. ALL ancient Greek statues depicting Greek figures clearly have this characteristic. It is not by chance that our ancestors depicted this in their works. They knew their differences and they showed them.”


Well that's different. I had no idea such a thing existed before I read the linked article. Feet are gross and I don't like to think about them. Who knows if there truly is a link between ethnicity and toes. In the world of hysterical race-blindness in which we live, we will never find out. No one will dare touch such a topic if doing so will get him or her labelled a raaaacist.


It's insane. What kind of nimrod takes offense at the ethnic classification of feet? If there is some truth to it, what difference would it make? If there is no truth to it, why take offense? Just debunk it - don't try to silence it to protect your fragile psyche. Honestly, I'm beginning to think the entire Western World is in the grips of paranoid personality disorder, quoting Wikipedia...

It is characterized by at least three of the following:
- excessive sensitivity to setbacks and rebuffs;
- tendency to bear grudges persistently, i.e. refusal to forgive insults and injuries or slights;
- suspiciousness and a pervasive tendency to distort experience by misconstruing the neutral or friendly actions of others as hostile or contemptuous;
- a combative and tenacious sense of personal rights out of keeping with the actual situation;
- recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding sexual fidelity of spouse or sexual partner;
- tendency to experience excessive self-importance, manifest in a persistent self-referential attitude;
- preoccupation with unsubstantiated "conspiratorial" explanations of events both immediate to the patient and in the world at large.

Includes: expansive paranoid, fanatic, querulant and sensitive paranoid personality (disorder)

4 comments:

  1. All the hysterical whiners would first have to extract their feet from their mouths in order to examine them, so I’m not sure if we will ever know how they would be classified.

    In the interest of expediency, I contend that all of the above belong to a previously unknown group. Yes, you guessed it!

    JEW FEET :)

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    1. Heh, there are no doubt some extra toes on those feet -
      http://www.genpathdiagnostics.com/womens-health/inherigen/ashkenazi-jewish-carrier-testing/

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  2. This doesn't make sense because my sister and I both have "Egyptian" feet, but my family is Irish, Polish, and Canadian, so why don't we have "Germanic" feet? Please explain!!!

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    1. I'm sorry, but I cannot explain. My interest in this story was based on mocking anti-racist hysteria regarding the ethnic classification of feet. As I said in my post:

      "Feet are gross and I don't like to think about them. Who knows if there truly is a link between ethnicity and toes."

      Perhaps this discussion would assist you: http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?26693-Greek-foot-vs-Roman-foot-vs-Egyptian-foot

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