In all cases, emphasis added.
People recognize the crypsis:
Lillo keeps saying he is Sicilian, but he is in fact Colombian and was adopted by an Italian family.
EXACTLY! That's what I thought, his bio says that! SO, what's the deal, another ' fabrication'??? I'm half Italian...my gr.mother is from Rome.
'We' don't appreciate impersonates. So, what's his game? Being adopted is not what his real biological background is.
True I thought the same thing.
Like Snooki lol She’s Chilean but adopted by an Italian family. She considers herself Italian.
These South Americans should stop stealing other people’s ethnic identities. I can understand where racially mixed Hispanics want to pretend that they are European, but it is unacceptable.
Snooki was born in Santiago, Chile. She was adopted when she was six months old and was raised by Italian-American parents Andy and Helen Polizzi. Snooki has taken two DNA tests to determine her genetic background. In 2014, the first DNA test stated her genetic background is: Romani, Iberian, South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Jewish…she took another DNA test, this time with 23andMe which stated that she was 59.5% Native Chilean and 31.2% European…
Although I have my reservations about these tests, still, they have some utility when used in a relative, comparative fashion. So, it’s not so much that you should take the findings at exact face value to the percentage point (obviously, you should not), but you can compare the profiles between groups, or between individuals and groups, and ascertain if the profiles (such as they are) are relatively similar. The genetic profile of Snooki is not in any way similar to that of Italians. We can assume that Lillo would also be genetically non-Italian, and instead fall within the range consistent with what is found with Columbians. For such people to try to pass themselves off as Italian is a form of ethnic defamation.
See this, Ted Sallis again mentioned positively in that post (contrast that to Johnson’s defamatory negativism). An interesting excerpt about Der Movement:
There needs to be more of a balance between the seriousness and earnestness of the 1.0 movement and the flippancy and transgressive humor of the 2.0 movement. The former was overly serious while the latter was overly ironic and immature. The populist style of being plain spoken and getting straight to the point is something that we should keep. We should also be engaged with the national political conversation. We should also continue with the networking and community building. Finally, the focus on health and fitness in the 2.0 movement was worthwhile for its own sake and something we should continue doing.
The 2.0 movement got carried away with vulgarity, irony, conspiracy theories, misogyny, anti-intellectualism and triggering and owning the libs. It got even worse with the Zoomers where the boundary between the real world and the internet kind of disappeared. For whatever reason, the 1.0 and 2.0 movements were also fond of framing and presenting their views in terms of Neo-Nazism whether in an earnest or ironic form. The 2.0 movement was also plagued by violent accelerationism and cults of personality. It was essentially presenting the same ideas and material in a more humorous and transgressive way and using social media and riding Donald Trump’s coattails to attract a larger audience.
I essentially agree with most points.
One minor issue – while I agree that health and fitness are important, we need to be careful with some of the specifics of the WN 2.0 viewpoint. I remember Costello’s “carnivore diet” post at Counter-Currents, as well as all of the flubro-ism of WN 2.0, and thus caution the reader that while health and fitness are important, places and individuals like Counter-Currents, Zman, Ramsey, Mangan, etc. are not what I would consider sound sources of information in that regard. EGI Notes, in contrast, does not tell people what to do, but does state, first, what I do and why (such as get vaccinated), and also describes heath consequence of various choices (e.g., red and processed meat being associated with an increased cancer risk). I have also challenged some of the fitness advice coming from the likes of Mangan and Roissy. Once you know the facts, you can make your own decision about what what you want to do. It's your choice, I recommend nothing; I just present both facts as well as my own choices, You decide for yourself.