I was at first extremely surprised that this topic could still be warranted TV show coverage, than realised “Of course!”
None of what I am sharing here is common enough knowledge yet, as there simply has been no further investigation into ourselves, to bring light to this matter for popular interest!
I find the more complex a ‘home’ language, the more intelligent the people.
Language, distinguishes us as human beings, then the opposable thumb. It is language ability that makes some humans more intelligent than others, not the concept of ‘race.’
The more languages we know the smarter we get. The more words we know, the larger capacity that we contain within.
As it is our very intent at thought, that creates the neuron synaptical pathways within our brain, the more we learn, the larger a framework – or word map or shelving unit for storage;) – we create inside ourselves.
Our vocabulary becomes the roots of our created reality tree. : )
The more languages we know, we effectively magnify our total neuron capacity. A language is so much more than words you see…
A language is also the knowing of what to say and when, customs, behaviours, culture, and so on. Within the ‘shelving unit’ or ‘files’ inside our consciousness, we need make room, for the word of all those things, in another language.
I was very injured on time, which included a head injury resulting in a loss of consciousness. The neurotest given me, by a specialist unknown to me, as the one that gave them the best idea of my pre-injury intellect, was one on pronunciation of words.
I was told it did not matter whether I knew the word – or not – just how I chose to pronounce it. From this, I also gathered that language ability is the most accurate determiner of intellect used today scientifically.
In Australia last year after school results were known, it was documented how much better ‘immigrant’ – or children with English as a second language – performed in the results. It was the subject of a tv show also.
It was mistakenly believed that it was due to foreign children being better students, or having greater work ethics instilled in them, as to why they were smarter.
Certainly these qualities assist, but they are simply smarter anyway because they know more words, their neuron capacity fills a greater space, than their ‘English- derivitive-no-other-language’ fellow students.
Within the same language, just say two people had the same vocabulary also, it becomes the greater creativity and other learnings undertaken, that then increase brain use and therefore capacity, leading to one being smarter than the other.
Before I studied us, I studied every animal I came across. I noticed my pets, from mice to dogs, all became smarter the more I trained them.
‘Race’ was a simplistic way of classifying human beings into four groups: ‘Caucasian’, ‘Negroid’, ‘Mongoloid’ and ‘Asian’, according to physical appearance.
There are many variations within a ‘Race’, and I find that we are ‘Breeds’ rather than a race of four. Breeds that are determined largely by language groups.
Certainly there are greater physical similarities between humans breeds found within those classification categories called ‘Race’, but on its own ‘Race’ is not adequate or sufficient.
To expand upon and improve the current classification order with Human Beings /Home Sapiens, I suggest in addition to the standard:
Kingdom; Phylum; Class; Order; Family; Genus; Species we add: Breed; Language. ( I don’t feel it even necessary to include ‘race’ though it could fit between ‘species’ and ‘breed’.)
When I meet someone I like to know their blood lines (heritage) on both side and their ‘home’ language. I find this the most helpful information to know more of someone, and it has proven reliable and consistent.
I have known, dated or befriended, all races and many breeds of humans. It is their vocabulary and language quantity that makes them smarter than the rest.;)
I do not think a greater effort of classifying Human Beings was seriously entered into, as the motivation for it, came from fear and insecurity, rather than a position of loving curiosity.;)
Classification was carried out with the intent to make possible, the justification for theft, of land, inhabited by people already.
An outcome was desired, and then a reality contrived to make it possible. People were found to be not worthy of consideration, because of their appearance.
Historically and traditionally, the British used ridicule or derogatory language words to ‘bring down’ those they feared, or felt threatened by.
It is a known strategy also within the military. It has been demonstrated that a ridiculing, rather than a respectful or honourable way of treating people, leads to a more successful occupation or victory.
Soldiers are then assisted by a feeling of righteousness or ‘good triumphing over evil’ and these are helpful energies that can make light of hard work.
We know now in science, how it is important to be impartial when conducting studies. My own scientific background taught me that studies undertaken objectively and with no attachment to the result, makes for the better , more reliable, and trustworthy result.
The concept of ‘Race’ to describe other breeds of humans came about from a need, not an objective observation.
The use of judgement words, such as “superior” and “inferior”, that are ‘solution- seeking creations’, demonstrate a very strong attachment to the result.
Definitely the ‘Race’ concept was brought into popularity at a time when another ‘race’ was on, the race to take over the rest of the lands on earth.
To get the land that became ‘Australia’, Britain was in a competitive race by sea with France in the 18th century, which Britain ‘won’.
Was it with such a fixed determination, that the word ‘race’ was so impressed into the minds of these folk, that they used the word ‘race’ here also?;) Quite possibly.
Maybe it was even a ‘slip of the tongue’ and they were referring to the ‘race’ to obtain lands in competition with another language group/breed. Maybe it was from the British like, to ‘make life easier for yourself’, to use this new, common and frequently used word, ‘race’, to help name the other Peoples that had been discovered.
Historically, the English have always been, very fixated on physical appearance, how things look, and how things ‘appear to be’.
We must remember the “Might Is Right” jargon of the time, to validate a situation taken by force. We know now, that it isn’t necessarily right at all, or clever to think so.
Using the invader’s common strategy of ridicule, it would be far easier, and upon seeing the advantage – coming quite naturally to them also, given their propensity for this, and also of ‘complaining’ – to discredit an entire populus, than to do it one at a time.
Much easier to disempower a race of people, than to deal with these strapping, stronger, physically in better shape, ‘Equal Men’ one at a time!;)
The English language is much more ‘word thick’ today than in the 18th century, and quite likely this is as complex a thinking process that occurred:
“Oooh golly…LOOK!!!. Look at his spear… and he’s not wearing any clothes…”
Then: “Spear? No gun? Not very smart. He’s not wearing any clothes….must be a lesser man than we.”
This sight would have been an enormous shock, and enormously threatening. Familiarity at this time was to react from a place of fear, as the Britain they had left behind was a cold, poverty stricken, gruelling place of ill-health and misery.
It would have been overwhelming for them to see such a healthy, naked man so comfortable in his own skin, with such blatant sexual acceptance, when they were not allowed to mention their own body parts in polite company.;)
A more ‘conscious’ (and intelligent?;)) group, given the same sight may have gone “Wow, how beautiful..look at their comfort with themselves and natural living skills. What fine specimens and how fortunate to be able to live so freely in such a climate…”
Many of the English words to describe other people of differing breeds and origins have been banned popularly as they were found Internationally, to be derogatory, insulting and nonsensical to use. (The energetic injury we get from words I go into in another writing.)
The English language has always been short of words, in comparison with others and has needed to add to its stock of words as it went along through history.
It needed to adopt words from other languages, as those words simply did not exist, within its own language. This made the people speaking it, therefore, intellectually, not as capable as those who’s languages had a greater- or more extended- vocabulary.
English is one of the more simplistic of all the languages, and why as a second language it becomes easy, as it is so much easier than a ‘home’ language. It also does not fit in well with the other languages, and I go into more detail in other writings.
My mother was Caucasian, the Race that classified the others, putting itself at the top.
My mother’s vocabulary was severely limited. She operated in a very concrete fashion, fixated on what was in front of her. She had trouble understanding much that was not obvious to her way of thinking. She had enormous difficulty with abstract thought, and, or perhaps because, she was so regimented.
By this time language had been strictly controlled in English life. Hard for other language groups to fathom – in English language society – the topics of sex, religion and politics, were not considered appropriate for social conversing: “There are three things you never talk about…” my mother told me.
Also, “social grooming & etiquette” had men and women, or ‘gentlemen and ladies’ given advice of topics of conversation to learn, for society. For example, a young woman undertaking ‘social grooming advancement’, may learn a conversation topic such as flower arranging.
Thanks to the above language control measures, speaking had all but been disconnected from any idea of creating a reality for a human existence…;)
My mother’s social life was practically non-existent, had always been limited, and her life very structured and rigid. Her own creativity was severely and chronically stifled.
By contrast my father would take me as a baby to meet with his Hungarian friend. Conversation would roll, and was like a lullaby to me, and when he wasn’t speaking his home language or singing, he was whistling while he worked.;)
At five years old I knew from my mother, that I was only half English, and that I was half Caucasian, and half Mongoloid race.” The tone of voice she used was derogatory, and in judgement, and she went on to say I would always be heavier than her.;)
She would look me over with narrowed eyes telling me my eyes were “too Chinesey”, my backside and face shape “too negro”, my head shape “too asian”. She insinuated I was of lesser worth, because I had these ‘throwback’ characteristics.
Consequently I bonded with the world;) and I drew strength from all Peoples experiencing oppression, to add to my fairy tale and Dicken’s characters. I considered myself an Albino Negro and Nelson Mandela became my hero.
My mother said “the only thing you have going for you is the hair on your head” referring to my blonde hair, while the rest of me she considered to be an evolutionary slip-up as I did not meet her specifics. She would say desperately, wrenching her head around from side to side in the air as she spoke “Why is god punishing me, this way, to give me such a god-awful ugly child?”
My mother struggled with her vocabulary. Her conversation – and that is using the term generously – was limited to retelling of events in a listed way, retelling of a ‘story’, criticizing and using learned abusive words. Some of these, most likely she had said to her as a child, and others were clearly military words and orders.
She absolutely was not able to use language to create her reality as she went along in a day, instead she relied upon using a set script, that she needed to fit to suit a circumstance. This is very common, to what else I have noticed of the habit of the English language in England.
Later in adulthood she learned to use the word ‘apparently’ and I noticed that it gave her more to do with a sentence.;)
I find the motivation to want to know, to determine intelligence in relation to ‘Race’, indicative of a lesser intelligence than not needing to know, or not ever getting that thought.
As we know more, other words have been introduced in our categorising, such as ‘hispanic’.
As breeds of humans – as with breeds of dogs – we may have a propensity for something not occurring in other breeds of us, that is, a natural aptitude or tendency towards an activity or behaviour, or be more inclined to do things a certain way.
Our language group gives us variation in our disposition also, and I go into more detail in ‘Living In Me. The Complete Guide to Being Human.’
The Law of Reincarnation, also enables us to be of different Race/Breed/Language, through our Soul’s evolution, when we manifest on earth, and of course we are still so much more, as I enter into in other writings.
In conclusion, whoever was being considered ‘less intelligent’ because of the way they appeared physically, was most likely more intelligent than the one deciding!;) And many have needed to defend themselves in a second – if not a fifth language!
“Love the skin you ‘re in!” Absolutely! But also love your home language! : )