Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Cultural Appropriation

 

The individual in the image makes darned good money scolding white people for "cultural appropriation".

He is not wearing woven cotton "Kente" pattern cloth. He is wearing a wool suit patterned after British fashions and a silk tie.

He is wearing corrective lenses held on his face with polymer frames.

He appears to have benefited from modern dentistry and orthodontic intervention.

I assume he avails himself of modern transportation: Aircraft made from aluminum alloys and motor-vehicles produced on assembly lines.

I assume he uses devices based on semiconductor technologies. Oddly, none of the inventors listed Wakanda as their country of origin.

Based on the fleshy condition of his face, I assume he eats ample amounts of foods produced using modern fertilizers, pesticides and processed in factories.

I assume he enjoys the protections of the body-of-law that originated in English common-law.

I am just pointing out that he wants to have his cake and eat it, too. What he calls "White Supremacy" I call individual freedom and the marketplace deciding where the dollars flow.

He is a huckster selling snake-oil to the suckers.

9 comments:

  1. People who have no moral compass cannot be shamed.

    And yet we continue to be amazed, shocked and annoyed by that.

    What did Einstein say about doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result?

    “A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Revolt in 2100/Methuselah's Children

    Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. — Robert A. Heinlein

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  2. As we all know, liberals approach reality as if it were wet clay.

    According to liberals, pre-Roman England was 10% to 20% Black. While it may be true that post-Roman Britain had a miniscule (possibly 0.0001% African population ), still it is a stretch to meet the liberal depiction of the scene.

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  3. It's curious how one can proclaim themselves 'a victim' and then go on to enjoy all kinds of blameless prerogatives. It's almost as if claiming victimhood was a precursor to staking claims on special privileges.

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    1. That's exactly what victimhood claims have become - a new type of political superiority complex.

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  4. I've been countering the 'White Supermacy' rant with the same arguments. Usually get back blank looks of 'WTF are you talking about' and the listener wandering off mumbling to themselves.

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  5. Yeah, I've watched his little dog and pony show on a few videos. He comes across as one of those psuedo-intellectual academics who can't really support any of his declarations with logic or rational discourse without claiming anyone disagreeing with him is racist. It's a hustle. Just like Kendi (of whom Boston University should be royally ashamed).

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  6. Fred Reed says it pretty well:
    https://www.unz.com/freed/are-white-men-gods-ii/

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  7. He pays no price for his lies and hypocrisy; on the contrary, he profits from them. Until that changes, race-baiting grifters like him will enjoy the large incomes and lavish lifestyles that the Left bestows on them.

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  8. Noe are as hypocritical mas the Greenies and leftists. Which is ironical considering they simply cannot grasp the concept of hypocrisy.....they also don't get irony and satire either.

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