American Mythology: The Constitution
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"Literature expresses people's concern about their human strengths, weaknessess, and their relationships to other people and the world. Tradional literature forms the foundation of our understanding of life and includes parables, fables, proverbs, classical myths, folklore, and sacred writings. A myth is narrative that reveals a significant truth about people, their origins, or their interactions with natural or supernatural beings. A group of myths that is particualar to a culture is called a mythology." (Hake pg. 668)
Lets get straight to the point:
- The Constitution erroneously claims slavery was abolished with Amendment 13, except as a punishment for crime.
- The Constitution created a fictious being 3/5ths of all other Persons. The "P" is capitalized for "special persons".
- Habeas corpus, a legal right originated in the English legal system, that ensures that a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention—that is, detention lacking sufficient cause or evidence, is useless, especially in cases involving political prisoners.
- Amendment 14, grants citizenship to "All persons born or naturalized in the United States" 7/9/1868. Two years later "The 1870 Naturalization Act" grants people of African descent and nativity the right to become citizens. Logic would follow, that only Europeans are "Persons" ie. "Supernatural beings" while 3/5ths of all other Person are beings ie. "sub-persons".
A capitonym is a word whose meaning changes based on whether or not it is capitalized.
Capitonyms can be nouns, verbs, or adjectives. Examples of pairs of capitonyms are:
- Turkey (the country) and turkey (the bird)
- China (the country) and china (as in porcelain)
An eponym is a person or thing, whether real or fictional, after which a particular place, tribe, era, discovery, or other item is named or thought to be named. For example, Léon Theremin is the eponym of the theremin; Louis Braille is the eponym of the Braille word system created by him for use by the blind. Eponyms are aspects of etymology.
A synonym of "eponym" is namegiver (or namesake in U.S. English.) Someone who (or something that) is referred to with the adjective eponymous is the eponym of something. An example is: "Léon Theremin, the eponymous inventor of the theremin."
An etiological myth can be a "reverse eponym" in the sense that a legendary character is invented in order to explain a term, such as the nymph Pirene (mythology), who according to myth was turned into Pirene's Fountain.
In intellectual property law an eponym can refer to a genericized trademark or brand name, a form of metonymy.
Metonymy ( /mɨˈtɒnɨmi/ mi-TONN-ə-mee)  is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept. Metonyms can be either real or fictional concepts representing other concepts real or fictional, but they must serve as an effective and widely understood second name for what they represent.
For instance, "Hollywood" is used as a metonym (an instance of metonymy) for the US cinema industry, because of the fame and cultural identity of Hollywood, a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, as the historical center of film studios and film stars.
In conclusion, the sacred writings of the U.S. Constitution are myths based on white superiority.
Peace be upon you
Grammar and Writing 7, First Ed. 2010, Christie Curtis and Mary Kake
The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Why is the word "people" capitalized in the Constitution, as in "We the People"? - Yahoo! Answers
Capitonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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