Polistra collects self-explanatory sentences, which are a form of multi-word shibboleth. The analogy isn't precise because a shibboleth is a word or pronunciation used constantly
by one group who may be hard to recognize visually, while a SES is a sentence spoken only once that reveals an entire life.
True single-word shibboleths are fairly rare in modern America since TV tends to spread and slop words and phrases between groups and classes. Nevertheless, an "oldie and goodie" has popped up in one of Sailer's articles on Black Supremacist Gates.
It surprised me by its quaintness, yet it's still perfect for this situation because Black Supremacist Gates belongs to a quaint and powerful group.
Here's the context:
Obama’s feelings of class solidarity haven’t been widely discussed, largely because they are rather boring. In a world bedazzled by black entertainers and athletes, and troubled (but intrigued) by black criminals, the black upper class goes almost unnoticed as they engage in respectable rituals such as relaxing at Martha’s Vineyard, where “Skip” Gates has summered for 27 years and the Obamas will be vacationing next month.Summered.
There's a word that hasn't been smooshed around by TV. Anytime you hear a season used as a verb, you know you're dealing with a Northeastern Aristocrat of the highest caliber, a Lord of the Realm whose word is law.
And that's the real problem here. America has mixed the old British nobility with the Soviet nomenklatura
to produce an aristocracy of unique and venomous privilege, which we steadfastly refuse to name or acknowledge. You can't join the ruling class merely by becoming rich or powerful. You must
also belong to a Correct Lineage, which comprises exactly three categories: (1) The Kennedy family. (2) Homosexuals. (3) African blood. And you must
also adhere to the Party Line. The latter is critical. Powerful blacks like Clarence Thomas are not noble, and powerful homosexuals like Larry Craig are not noble.
We'd be a lot better off if we'd make these distinctions explicit and official by issuing visible Party identification to the аристоклатуры. Then police officers wouldn't mistakenly try to arrest a Lord Of The Realm, and parvenus like Rush wouldn't get the silly idea that they can play the game on the same level with Barney Frank.
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The most shameful and obnoxious part of this whole mess is the media, whose entire purpose in life is to enforce the Noble Exemption without ever stating it honestly. I hope and pray that Lucia Whalen
sues CNN for slander, libel and defamation, and I hope she bankrupts them. The other media still won't learn a lesson, but at least the harshest enforcer of Leninist orthodoxy would be out of business.