Friday, June 23, 2017


UN Targets 'Cultural Appropriation'

“Cultural appropriation” is a popular term used by social justice warriors (SJWs) to vilify those who adopt ideas, styles, dress, expressions, cuisine or social practices from cultures not their own. That used to be known here as the American melting pot, but SJWs claim this is a form of racial oppression. Well, the United Nations has decided that “cultural appropriation” has become a big issue — so much so that delegates from 189 countries are gathering for a specialized international committee meeting in Geneva in order to declare the practice illegal and work toward creating international laws to prevent it.

The goal of the UN, says James Anaya, dean of law at the University of Colorado, should be to “obligate states to create effective criminal and civil enforcement procedures to recognize and prevent the non-consensual taking and illegitimate possession, sale and export of traditional cultural expressions.” You heard that right — the UN should require governments of the world to create laws which prevent citizens from engaging in the traditions of other cultures. This is ironic given that the constant mantra from the UN and the Left has been calls for greater diversity and globalism. This is a call to tribalism.

In reality, this UN special committee is working to prevent the cultural and economic development of some nations, and the U.S. in particular. Our entire history is one of engaging in the adoption and blending of a multitude of various cultural traditions and practices into one — e pluribus unum. The UN evidently views the concept of a melting pot as racist and oppressive. Just another issue for those disgruntled nations within the UN to use to demonize the U.S.

And that really seems to be the point. Much of the world rejects those foundational values espoused in the U.S. Constitution. Whether it is the right to bear arms or the right to freedom of speech, those are values that many of the world’s intellectual elites find repugnant, because those rights prevent them from controlling people. Liberty prevents them from being able to rule the world according to their own ideals. It allows for the common man to express his own opinions and values. To put it bluntly, this is an attempt to squelch that Liberty.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Freedom is unknown in many countries.

Bird of Paradise said...

The Useless Nations showing again why we need to pull out of this bunch of tyrants and despots lets evict these unwanted guests move them back to their our home nation give Coffee Cup Aninny the old Heave Ho and either turn that UN place into a homeless Shelter or just tear it down and turn it into a bird refuge without the vultures already nesting there

Anonymous said...


This is just another arrow aimed at the United States by those who desire to take our money and freedom away from us.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean I can no longer eat Tacos, Chinese food, Gyros, etc? Does it also mean that other countries have to quite wearing Jeans? Will Hawaiian shirts now be for Hawaiians only? I kind of like mine.

Use the Name, Luke said...

It means that all language must cease because every modern language is built from words and grammars stolen from other cultures. Most countries must stop using food staples like corn, wheat, or rice. Mathematics must cease around most of the word since it's built of ideas stolen from various smart people in many difference cultures. Eventually we will manage to beat humans back to living in caves, if that's not "cultural appropriation" too.

Bill R. said...

These people are out of their friggin' minds!!

Paul Weber said...

"Cultural appropriation" is natural and even required to make the best world possible. Anything else is just nonsense.

Anonymous said...

OK. If the SJW twits want to ban all sorts of cultural appropriation, I say we let them have it.

I'm white so I don't want to see any minority of any sort enjoying, wearing, or using the following: air conditioning, elevators, blue jeans (or any other color), television, radio, anything printed (vis a vis moving type), computers, light bulbs, telephones (dumb and smart ones) on and on and on.

I could be wrong in some of my particulars, but I think I've made my point. Let the SJW types stew in their on juices for their convictions. Shouldn't take more than fifteen minutes for them to get the hell over it.