Acknowledging Our Enslavement: Speech Codes
by Blake Hood
GROUPS THAT ARE SOCIALLY dominated live in constant fear. In our day-to-day life the “impact of power is observed most readily in acts of deference, subordination, and ingratiation. One must ‘pay respect’ to status.” (James C. Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance, Yale University Press, 1990) This passage calls to mind the behavior of Whites when around racial aliens. We watch our words. We treat them with special care and attention. We are careful. The slave is forever on guard, watchful of the mood of his master.
You can’t tell anything about a person’s real beliefs by his or her public pronouncements. Never forget that people go along with this whole disgusting charade primarily because they are afraid to do otherwise. If a man commits a deferential act on the public stage — in other words, if he cucks in some cringey way, he can’t necessarily be written off entirely. [It is important to note that (((dominant elites))) don’t fully trust these acts of servitude, and always suspect they are being played. Hence the accusation of “hidden racism” even after the most outrageous displayed of cucking.]
This slave-like attitude is increasingly showing up in the way we talk. The habit of ending would-be declarative statements with a question like, “you know,” “isn’t it so,” and “right?” is a tell. Those words combined with a rising pitch towards the end of a sentence indicates a request of approval and reassurance. Linguistic hedges like “kinda,” “like,” and “sort of” as well as stammering in speech are all slavish ways of communicating. Another privilege usually denied to slaves is the freedom to tell jokes in public.
“Power means not having to act or, more accurately the capacity to be more negligent and casual about any single performance.” Scott mentions that in the French Royal court, any slight trace of increased servile behavior was evidence of a decline in status and power. “Societies with long established court cultures develop elaborate codes for speech — levels which in extreme cases can nearly constitute a second language. Here the hyper correctness of subordinate groups is institutionalized linguistically.” What else is Political (Semitic) Correctness but our elite’s ‘second language.’ White middle class families send their sons and daughter off to colleges so they can be taught this complex speech code and better rise in the regime hierarchy.
Mastery of such speech codes is also a weapon. And as Scott mentions in his second chapter, the tyranny within a subordinated group is often more brutal than it is between the subordinate and dominant group. This explains the hysteria and viciousness of native White “liberals” against their own people. Often, non-Whites are more tolerant of lapses in “correct” speech than White liberals are.
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