We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Any reference to American Indians must be banned. Also, ban spaghetti, tacos, sushi, cornbread...ban everything. Well, not everything. The old totalitarian notion was "Everything which is not forbidden will be mandatory."
So what about Roast Beef? And what about the English language, appropriated from the British isles?
It's not about cultural appropriation. It's about posers showing that they know more about Vietnamese food or Native religions or colonialist atrocities than you do. Which they sometimes don't, actually. But they get to virtue-signal to their own tribe and look down on you.
Vietnamese, Chinese,and Japanese immigrants appropriate each other all the time. Pho and lo mein on the same menu? Kung pau and sushi? Miso and egg rolls? And they all appropriate American culture, really. It's like a melting pot or something.
One does not need to look far to see appropriation across all of America. So much for America being one of a kind, when you all now deep down inside it was built from bits and pieces of everywhere else, by people from everywhere else.
So in the spirit of un-appropriation, I would ask that you please return the town names of New Braunfels, and Greune from Texas and Stuttgart and Ulm from Arkansas.
And since we're on the subject, kindly return the following German items: the Diesel engine, blue jeans (Levi Straus), Schlitz, Bush, Budweiser and...okay, ALL the beer. Chicken fried steak (wiener schnitzel), and those hot dogs (wurst) you enjoy so much.
And please stop sending your children to our kindergarten.
Last one out, please turn off the lights. Oh, and we'll take the light bulb back too. It was actually invented by Heinrich Göbel, not Edison.
Karl Horst (Germany)
Sorry, can't do that, Karl. Those items of German culture were appropriated into America by the predominate German ancestors. That "fly-over" country the coastal elite are always dissing is made up of mostly those who trace their heritage to Germany. Even more, if we consider the origins of the Anglo-Saxon English.
Sorry, can't do that, Karl. Those items of German culture were appropriated into America by the predominate German ancestors.
While those items were brought to America by German immigrants, many Americans not of German ancestry "appropriated" them. New Braunfels and Greune were founded by German immigrants.
One of the more blatant examples of "appropriation" of German culture occurred in Texas, where the Hispanic residents of Texas adopted German/Central European musical forms- such as the polka- and musical instruments, such as the accordion. For example, we have Flaco Jimenez plays Polka Viva Seguin. Flaco comes from an accordion playing family, with his father Santiago Sr. and brother Santiago Jr. also being accordionistas of note.
What in northern Mexico is called Music Norteña [music of the North] freely "appropriates" from Tejano music, which freely "appropiriated" from German music.Polkas con cabrito - Braveros del Norte [Polkas w Roast Goat. Wild Men of the North]
"On Monday, Dartmouth’s Greek Leadership Council passed a new rule which forbids Greek houses from displaying the Dartmouth Indian head." Wait, isn't the repeated offensive use of "Greek" in this article cultural appropriation of the worst kind?
Circle-jerk children's rationales offered as politically correct "higher thinking" by spoiled brats who've never been disciplined the old-fashioned way! Guys, adopting that sort of BS policy will not get you laid any easier, trust me!
Their time is coming. Wonder how many of them will survive?
After all, the truly wise Alpha guys have all the good weapons.