Message from Hyperion Ultra in GabberHangout #general


2016-12-30 16:35:20 UTC  

I'm using the term "negro" in quite liberal way

2016-12-30 16:35:26 UTC  

I am a dark haired Brit/German mix

2016-12-30 16:35:30 UTC  

ahhhh

2016-12-30 16:35:32 UTC  

lulz

2016-12-30 16:35:36 UTC  

nearly triggered me there

2016-12-30 16:35:37 UTC  

lol

2016-12-30 16:36:58 UTC  

There are some people who claim that Balkans are not Slavic because we only adopted language

2016-12-30 16:37:04 UTC  

yes

2016-12-30 16:37:06 UTC  

I heard this

2016-12-30 16:37:10 UTC  

I spent a lot of time in Bulgaria

2016-12-30 16:37:11 UTC  

But outsiders cant really comprehend it

2016-12-30 16:37:21 UTC  

Because we have like gazillion of toponyms here that are purely slavic

2016-12-30 16:37:26 UTC  

names also

2016-12-30 16:37:27 UTC  

and it is easy to see 500 years of turkish ottoman rule htere

2016-12-30 16:37:30 UTC  

as well as customs

2016-12-30 16:37:32 UTC  

there*

2016-12-30 16:37:37 UTC  

however

2016-12-30 16:37:42 UTC  

they are Slavs

2016-12-30 16:37:44 UTC  

while you can surely adopt language, you cannot adopt every custom and every tradition

2016-12-30 16:37:54 UTC  

true

2016-12-30 16:38:09 UTC  

but to me it's as foolish as saying Ukrainans aren't slavs

2016-12-30 16:38:14 UTC  

Like all ancient slavic festivals here have been recycled to appear Christian

2016-12-30 16:38:27 UTC  

And Slavic toponyms are everywhere

2016-12-30 16:38:49 UTC  

Very close to me home is a hill called "Mogyla" which has thaht name for like hundreds years

2016-12-30 16:39:09 UTC  

since they minged with the early Turkik settlers

2016-12-30 16:39:10 UTC  

Bulgarian famous mountain is also called Pirin, which is their pronunciation of Perun

2016-12-30 16:39:44 UTC  

Khazars

2016-12-30 16:39:48 UTC  

There are many misconceptions though

2016-12-30 16:40:00 UTC  

Procopius, 1400 year ago

2016-12-30 16:40:05 UTC  

where are you from in the Balkans?

2016-12-30 16:40:10 UTC  

Did not describe Balkan Slavs as blonde at all

2016-12-30 16:40:18 UTC  

But as "ginger" in appearance

2016-12-30 16:40:51 UTC  

lol

2016-12-30 16:40:53 UTC  

Chechens

2016-12-30 16:41:17 UTC  

Same for Goths and like tribes

2016-12-30 16:41:56 UTC  

But obviously, at the time, Byzantium was not yet in established contact with Slavic people from northern lands, like Novgorod etc

2016-12-30 16:42:05 UTC  

Which are much more blonde in appearance

2016-12-30 16:42:58 UTC  

Fables we have here, like 90% of them are full of Slavic mythology

2016-12-30 16:45:37 UTC  

I used to debate these ideas a lot

2016-12-30 16:45:52 UTC  

but I think the term white applies to all native European peoples

2016-12-30 16:45:58 UTC  

and even can extend to Georgia