posted on May, 15 2015 @ 09:50 PM
The above thread title was a question I posed to the representative from North Carolina Vital statistics when she became belligerent to my non answers
on the birth registration for our 5th [and final] child this last week.
First, and foremost, I am a man, simply a man, and all it encompasses. I want to be nothing other than a man. Well, maybe an idiot(a) if more people
know the Latin meaning of the term, but I digress.
Why, must I, a man, say I am anything but... if I choose not to?
What does it matter if I am a Caucasian man, or a man of Hispanic decent, or a man with more melanin than others, or a man descended from the
Why cannot I simply check 'Other' and specify 'a man'?
"Well, Sir, 'Race' is self identifying, so you can say what ever race you want."
Ok. I am a man...
"Sir, Vital statistics really likes to know the lineage of parents."
Well, the paperwork doesn't ask for lineage... it asks for 'fathers information'. Why are you trying to compel me to associate with any
[political] 'demographic'? I am a man, I sired this offspring, I will raise this offspring, and as a man, I will be responsible for this offspring.
Why must I identify at all?
"Sir, 'Race' is self identifying, so please just put anything..."
Fine, I am a man...
She brought back the application approval for my wife to sign after I left. It had 'American' as the 'Race', I do not know whether to be proud and
get a case of Bud Heavy and yell 'Murica!!' or to be offended that I couldn't simply put 'a man' there.