MASTER; SLAV & Mr.; SLAVA WATCHES
Slava watches from Soviet Socialist Slaves in the former USSR
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Politically Correct Los Angeles Bans 'Master & Slave' and 'Mr. & Slav'
By Dr. Rex Curry
Los Angeles officials asked that suppliers of computer equipment stop
using the terms "master" and "slave," saying such terms are offensive. The
terms are sometimes used in reference to computer equipment. http://rexcurry.net/wordmaster.html
It is unclear whether the official policy applies to the words "Mr." and
"Mrs." (Mister and Mistress) which are forms of "Master."
It is unclear whether the official policy applies to the words "Slav"
or "Slavic," the origin of the word "slave."
News outlets reported that a "discrimination complaint" alleged "offended
sensitivities." The media did not report whether any Slav or the descendant
of a Slav made the complaint. No one asked the Slavic community for comments
If it hasn't been done already, a complaint can be filed against the terms
"Mr." and "Mrs." and "Slav" so that Los Angeles officials can expand their
Reporters recounted that in 2000, the Los Angeles City Council supported
federal legislation seeking reparations for descendants of slaves. Not a
single reporter revealed how much money any Slav descendant might receive,
nor even whether the Slavic community supports the legislation.
In the Hawaii Reporter Newspaper, the etymologist Dr. Rex Curry explained
that the word "slave" has the etymological root "Slav" because Slavs were
often enslaved ("Too Politically Correct: Los Angeles Bans 'Master &
Slave' and 'Mr. & Slav,' published 12/1/2003). "Slavic" refers to a lot
of people, including Caucasian, Slovak (Czechoslovakian), Slovene (Slovenia
& parts of Austria & Italy), Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian,
and Russian. http://rexcurry.net/wordsmain.html
People who continue to be classified as "whites" (as distinguished from
people who are classified as "blacks") were enslaved around the world --
especially the Slavs, from whom the word is derived in both European languages
and in Arabic.
According to the syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell, white slaves were
still being bought and sold in Egypt years after the Emancipation Proclamation
had freed many blacks in the United States.
Not only does slavery predate the U.S., slavery is a practice that socialists
and communists perpetuated well beyond the end of slavery in the U.S., perpetuating
slavery even into the 1950s, arguably beyond.
Soviet socialists diverted the rivers that fed the inland Aral Sea and used
them to irrigate vast cotton fields where socialist slaves were forced to
pick cotton (This is not a joke). Many of those socialist slaves actually
were slavs (the etymological root of the word "slave" due to the fact that
even farther back in history, slavs were slaves). The Aral Sea was once
the world's fourth-largest body of fresh water, covering an area the size
of Ireland. But then the nation around it were enslaved by the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics. Their looney planned economics and leviathan schemes
shrank the Aral by 90 percent to a string of isolated stretches of water.
Long after Soviet socialism collapsed, the Aral Sea began to recover.
Eventually the USSR realized the negative connotations of
the watch's name in the West. The name was changed to "Craba." In Cyrillic,
the word "slavs" is "славянин."
In addition to imposing slavery, socialists also perpetrated genocide. The
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Peoples' Republic of China and the National
Socialist German Workers' Party perpetrated the socialist Wholecaust (of which
the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; and
~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/socialism-red-flags-socialists1c.jpg
On August 23, 1939, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics joined with
the National Socialist German Workers' Party to invade Poland in a pact to
divide up Europe. The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSGWP) invaded
Poland on September 1, 1939, and Soviet Socialists followed shortly thereafter
(Sept. 17). In their role as allies, Soviet Socialists slaughtered more people
in Poland than did German Socialists. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html
Throughout history, the Serbs have been situated between two important
cultures: the Byzantine East (Islamic East) and the Latin West. They were
subjugated into slavery by the Moslem Turks for over five centuries during
the Middle Ages.
Slavs were the origin of the word "slave" in European lanuages and in
The word "Slav" is also related to the word "Serb," which is related
to the origin of the words "serf" and "serve" and "servitude," again via
the same root concept of "slave."
Under socialism, Slavs and Serbs became slaves once again: socialist
After the collapse of the Soviet Socialism, Slavs and Serbs celebrated
After the collapse of Soviet Socialism, the Slava watch factory and its
property were expected to be rescued from socialism and returned (sold)
on the open market, in economic freedom, and capitalism, as private property
for retail development.
Today, the word "slava" has many meanings in Russia, Serbia and other countries.
"Slava" often is praise and glorification for deliverance from slavey. It
is often directed toward a saint believed to have interceded for deliverance.
A Slava sometimes celebrates the day that a family's main ancestor killed
his first Turkish soldier during the wars between Serbia and Turkey. Slava
celebrations have many parallels to Passover celebrations, including commemoration
of exodus from slavery.
The Slava celebration revived in Serbia after the fall of the socialist
regime in Yugoslavia.
The doomsday clock of socialism continues to symbolize
the threat of shortages, poverty, misery, starvation, atrocities and mass
slaughter. The closest that the doomsday clock came to striking midnight
was during the years occupied by the the hate-spewing paramilitary societies
created in the socialist trio of atrocities (above). They killed more
people than would three nuclear bombs. The world still has not rejected
their philosophy of socialism and the deaths mount as the bomb's clock keeps
The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition
There's a little bit and on the etymology of the word Slav itself.
As far as the Slavs' Own self-designation goes, ITS meaning is, understandably,
Better than "slave"; it Comes from the Indo-European root * kleu-, Whose
Basic meaning is "to Hear" and occurs in many derivatives meaning "renown,
fame." The Slavs are thus "the famous people." Slavic names ending in-slav
incorporate the same word, such as Czech Bohu-slav, "God's fame," Russian
Msti-slav, "vengeful fame," and Polish Stani-slaw, "famous for withstanding
Origin of the term Slav The origin of the word Slav remains controversial.
Excluding the ambiguous mention by Ptolemy of tribes Stavanoi and Soubenoi,
the earliest references of "Slavs" under this name are from the 6th century
AD. The word is written variously as Sklabenoi, Sklauenoi, or Sklabinoi in
Byzantine Greek, and as Sclaueni, Sclauini, or Sthlaueni in Latin. The oldest
documents written in Old Church Slavonic and dating from the 9th century
attest slověne to describe the Slavs around Thessalonica. Other early attestations
include Old Russian slověně "an East Slavic group near Novgorod", Slovutich
"Dnieper river", and Serbian and Croatian Slavonica, a river. Scholars such
as Roman Jacobson and others link the name with the Slavic forms sláva "glory",
"fame" or slovo "word, talk" (both akin to slušati "to hear" from the IE
root * ḱlew-). Thus slověne would mean "people who speak (the same language)",
ie people who understand each other, as opposed to the Slavic word for foreign
nations, nemtsi, meaning "speechless people" (from Slavic němi - mute, silent,
dumb) . For example, the Polish word Niemcy means "Germans" or "Germany",
as do the Serbian and Croatian words Nemci and Nijemci and the Russian and
Bulgarian word Nemtsi. There are two alternative scholarly theories as to
the origin of the Slavs ethnonym, both very tentative: according to the first
theory , it derives from a hypothetically reconstructed Proto-Indo-European
* (s) lawos, cognate to Greek laós " population, people ", which itself has
no commonly accepted etymology. The second theory (forwarded by eg Max Vasmer)
suggests that the word originated as a river name (compare the etymology
of the Volcae), comparing it with such cognates as Latin cluere "to cleanse,
purge", a root not known to have been continued in Slavic, however, and it
appears in other languages with similar meanings (cf. Greek klyzein "to wash",
Old English hlūtor "clean, pure", Old Norse hlér "sea", Welsh clir "clear,
clean", Lithuanian šlúoti "to sweep").
The Slava is a unique and a distinct custom among Serbian peoples.
The word slava means celebration. This Serbian Orthodox observance
is called Krsna Slava and is similar to (Krsno Ime - Name Day) in other
Orthodox Christian traditions.
Christian missionaries not only converted Serbs to Christianity; but
"Christianized" the spiritual customs they practiced as well. In this
way the missionaries satisfied the peoples' psychological as well as spiritual
needs. Because of this and other proven benefits of the Slava among Serbs,
the people yet sing today, Niko Nema Sto Srbin Imade!
While most people observe the anniversary of their birth, the Serbs
observe the Slava. In a spiritual sense the Slava stands above a chronological
birthday. History and tradition suggest that the Slava came into existence
among the Serbs with their exodus from slavery.
Centuries ago, when a Serbian family accepted Christianity the Saint
commemorated by the Church on that day became the family's patron Saint;
that day each year then became a special observance. It was the birthday
of their faith in Christ, perpetuated from one generation to the next through
the male members of the family.
Among the most common Saints' names for the Slava one finds the names
of St. Nicholas the Wonder-worker, St. George the Great Martyr, St. John
the Baptist and Forerunner, St. Archangel Michael, Sv. Sava the First Serbian
Archbishop, Sv.Petka and many others.
There is a saying among Serbs, Ko Slavu slavi tome Slava mu i pomaze!
In translation this means, Whoever celebrates the Slava, him the Slava helps!
Rightly so, for according to the teaching of the Church, the Church is the
communion of all the Saints, in which Christ abides. There is strong evidence
that the intercession of the Saints is effective. Accordingly, St. Paul
advises us saying, "Give thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share
in the inheritance of the Saints in light" (Col. 1:12).
The Slava has played an important role in the life of the Serbian people
throughout its history. Serbs are situated between two important cultures:
the Byzantine East and the Latin West. They were subjugated into slavery
by the Moslem Turks for over five centuries. The Serbs associated the Slava
with survival and the preservation of their ethnic identity. Perhaps it
is for that reason we hear the song: Niko Nema Sto Srbin Imade!
The Slavski Kolac (Slave Cake) is presented for prayers of blessing,
along with a glass of wine. Each of these items has symbolic meaning:
the candle represents the light of life in God. The bread symbolizes
God and the quotation, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven"
John 6:51); finally, there is a dish of boiled wheat (koljivo), which is
blessed and served in memory of deceased family members. The candle is
never blown out but is extinguished with wine. The same glass is then
handed around the family circle and each member takes a sip of it, thereby
symbolizing the perpetuity of the Slava. The scent of the incense binds
together the emotions of all present on this unique and festive occasion.
There are parallels to the Jewish Passover celebration of their exodus
from slavery. Even the evolution in the meaning of the word is similar.
The Slava has remained as one of the proven values and customs of the
Serbian people. It may be said that the Slava played an important role in
Serbian history, helping them to withstand centuries of religious proselytism
and persecution from the Latin West, as well as slavery and brutality from
the Islamic East.