I didn't know exactly where this should go, considering that there were several possible boards. Moderators you can relocate this thread where you deem this discussion to a more suitable home.
Right Many of us have the tendency to discuss miscegenation a lot. We cleary are against african/european coupling, or anything that is non-european, barring colonized areas where the phenotypes of the populous are of european stock.
We definitely value our culture and history on this board more so then anywhere else I have gallivanted across the interwebs. Every member here always brings something new to the table, whether it's German, Dutch, or Canadian history; there is always a member sharing about his history/culture of his people. In some cases the member will open up my eyes, as he illustrates, or presents the collective thinking of the culture that share his identity, in other cases the member is a fruitcake but a strong fundamentalist.
Now in order for these ideas, these beliefs that each Apricitan member has, or treasures dearly to continue to breathe, and live within the imagined community, or the community that is, those ideas, and beliefs need to be passed onto the next generation. Many members here have suggested that if two Europeans that had different community beliefs and ideas were to procreate.
Then it is suggested by some members that the next generation would either cease to only uphold and believe in one of the communities, a sense of belonging to only one, or depending on the parenting, may not even have a care in the world about his ancestry and community, and live in the modernized world, believing in only a world community(UN Ideology etc.)
With globalization increasing, people are able to travel and live anywhere in the world, where he or she chooses too. Humans now have the luxury to chose who they should couple with as technology has improved throughout time. From the next door neighbour, to anyone in the village, to anyone in the county, to the world. This has also escalated miscegenation among europeans, and asians in such instances. Also it causes individuals from different communities to migrate, and be thrown into a massive melting pot.
In my hometown, having a Norwegian family as your next door neighbour would be unheard of 10 years ago, it would be hard to imagine, or believe, because despite Norway being so close to Northern England, it wsould have been more believable a Norwegian living in London, then in a run-down mining village. Well 3 years ago a Norwegian family moved to our streets, and as globalization increases the more we will all be thrown into a massive melting pot.
Now many have said mixing among Europeans is fine, others have argued that only Europeans of cultural similarities should only mix, therefore the cultural identity and beliefs would be able to be passed down. As for an example a Dutch mother, and an English father.
But should we really be drawing the line at culture? Is phenotype more important? For if we let British and Germans mix, say a blonde German, and a dark haired Brit, then we are lowering the chances and survival of the blonde stock, no?
Should phenotypes play a factor? would anyone on this board consider it miscegenation if two different phenotypes that share a similar cultural background we're to couple?
If this was also the case, then would we allow similar phenotypes to couple that do not share a similar background? or they have different cultural backgrounds, but the backgrounds are not really one that is as similar to another country, for example Holland and Germany have very similar culture, though Holland has become its own identity. but Holland and France's culture is more distant.
So where do we draw the line? Do we say an alpo-nordid with a swedish culture background couple with a french alpo-nordid? do we constitute this as a form of cultural miscegenation because the descendants might believe they are only french, or swedish. Or do we constitute a British of Atlantid stock coupling with a blonde Dalo-Falische from Holland as miscegenation.
Fellow friends, discuss... would you deem it acceptable if hypothetically, your sister, maybe a cousin, or someone on your street married someone from a neighbouring country with similar cultures(like ones i already listed.) or would you feel uneasy, or against the idea if your cousin, or someone in your family married someone of the same phenotype, but were of a different culture background?