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Blood Will Out

Despite all of the Conservative Inc palaver about “assimilation,” it turns out that people have loyalty to their people over the economic, political, and pop cultural “values” of America, as we see in the case of Alexander Yuk Ching Ma:

Court documents said 67-year-old Alexander Yuk Ching Ma of Honolulu was charged with violating U.S. espionage laws. Prosecutors said he joined the CIA in 1967 then served as a CIA officer until he retired from the agency in 1989. For part of that time he was assigned to work overseas in the East-Asia and Pacific region.

Twelve years after he retired, prosecutors said Monday that Ma met with at least five officers of China’s Ministry of State Security in a Hong Kong hotel room, where he “disclosed a substantial amount of highly classified national defense information,” including facts about the CIA’s internal organization, methods for communicating covertly, and the identities of CIA officers and human assets.

It makes sense for him to do this since genetic similarity is innate, while laws and so on are externally imposed or “artificial” in our common parlance. People have allegiance to enduring and solid things like heritage, culture, class, and family, but not to abstractions written on paper.

This calls to mind an old expression, “blood will out.” This refers to how people can hide their heritage and class with money, but eventually, their behavior reveals who they really are inside as opposed to the carefully-constructed artifice that they show the rest of us.

Even more, ethnic identity consists of what makes us different, not similar, since all of humanity is relatively similar at a lowest-common-denominator level. People identify with the parts of their heritage that make them stand out, as we can see in the case of Chloë Sevigny:

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, English, Scottish, Polish

Chloë’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Malinowski.

Despite being only one-quarter of her heritage, as with Angela Merkel, her differentness defined her, and so when it came time for a partner, she chose Sinisa Mackovic, a man of obviously Asiatic features and Eastern European origin.

Blood will out. Even in traces, it comes through in how we see ourselves, and whatever is finer gives way to whatever is more distinctive, namely what makes us different. A Chinaman in America sees himself as Chinese, and a quarter-Polish girl will see herself as Polish.

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