This is an old post of MW’s from 2014. Have any of you done this and if so, how’s it going? MM
Long time commenter Clytemnestra tells a true story of her friend who did this and got all kinds of doors opened for her.
Read it and weep — the other side of the coin show how much is generic White Americans are getting discriminated against. If having a Spanish surname opens that many doors, think about how those doors are closed to us in order to do this.
Sort of like “What’s your DJ name? What’s your porn star name? What’s your affirmative action name?”
One thing I can tell you is that if you learn to speak a foreign language, you can do a very good accent in English of that language. I can do a very convincing Russian accent, with mistakes that Russians typically make in speaking English.
Suppose you learn Spanish and change your name? Suddenly, you are from the upper classes of Venezuela or something. Especially if you visit the country. You can take a new identity. That’s why I say that actual espionage doesn’t require a budget or anybody else to train you.
Just as Cly says she stumbled on the idea of Hispanicizing one’s surname quite by accident, I too discovered by accident that being able to be fluid with one’s identity can be useful.
People with power and levers available to them don’t necessarily want to open doors for a generic American White guy any more. There’s no good reason for this much hate or despise against us, but there is a bad reason — the TV and movies and universities are one big anti-white-men defamation machine.
That said, I want to mention one thing about having doors shut to us — it’s not a totally negative thing. If it forces us to be more entrepreneurial and more deceptive and Machiavellian to get what we want, that will turn out to be a good thing. Look what affirmative action for Christians did for Jews in Medieval Europe! Competent people who are shut out of power develop a systematic hate for the power that excludes them, and seek perpetually to overthrow it. What Jews did, we can do too. And in the age of the Internet, our power cycle will be much quicker.
It’s much better to be self employed than working for corporate. The only reason to work for corporate is to get skills to go work for yourself, and this isn’t even necessary in many cases. A self employed man is a hero in his own story; an employee is a mere human resource.
But taking on an affirmative action name, and picking up a second language, can open doors to business loans too. There is a huge federal machine dedicated to helping non-white immigrants start businesses (sometimes again and again after failures). Change your name to Gonzalez or Escobar, and apply for an SBA loan to own a convenience store or something. That would be an excellent example of Open Source Espionage. Nobody is expecting that we will do such a thing. We should be doing this by the millions.
I stumbled across this idea by accident.
An acquaintance of mine was fleeing an abusive relationship, so she changed her name from the very Anglo name she had been given at birth to an old Italian surname which many Hispanics share.
She had to go to court and change her SSN, etc and seal the records.
All the sudden it was like Manna opening up from the heavens. She had wanted to go back to school and had tried to under her old Anglo name, but aid was minimal at best. When she reapplied under her Latina name and even though she did not falsify her race, she still claimed to be White, she was showered with grants she did not have to pay back.
The jobs she did not qualify for under her Anglo name were suddenly available to her under her new name. Again she did not claim minority racial status. She still checked White off on her application.
But then so do many “White” Hispanics who look a lot like George Zimmerman. SOP where FEDGOV giveaways is to count even those Hispanics who categorize themselves as White as a minority that deserves benefits.
The more I got to thinking things over, the more I thought how stupid it is for Anglo Whites to doggedly cling to an “Anglo-ness” that has done absolutely zippo – zilch – nada for them.
In our own way, we are as bad as Blacks who insist on naming their children horrible names that just screech Ghetto Bunny, like “Shitavious” and “LaBonquisha” and screech about racism because they don’t even get in the front door of Human Resources for an interview.
In the meantime, we have the Asians who call themselves John Lee at work (and Xiang Lee in Chinatown) and get hired as a Model Minority because they seem so willing to assimilate and also count toward those EEO stats that employers get for hiring Non-Whites.
Since Hispanic is the new trend, why should Whites not take a page from the Asian playbook to get the perks or the job. What difference does it make to Peter Martin if he has to identify as Pedro Martinez to get the job or the scholarship grant as long as he gets it?
Really, all you have to do is figure out the meaning of your surname and see how it translates to a Spanish surname. Rodgers = Rodriguez. Brown = Moreno. Etc. Then you can go to court and claim that was always your family name before your grandparents Anglicized it, just like Martin Sheen’s real surname was Estevez.
If you don’t have children yet,, I’d go even one step further. Pick something that sounds vaguely Arabic or is spelled vaguely Arabic. For better or worse, this government wants to hammer White Christians, but seems content to leave Non-White Muslims alone. A judicious name change opens lots of opportunities to you and yours while subjecting you to less harassment.