Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cultural appropriation revs up

It seems like a week doesn't pass where I don't see something about tiny houses on my Facebook timeline. As a reaction to both the disastrous Obama economy and the climate change hysteria, people -- generally Brooklyn-style hipsters -- are building and living in comically small houses.

You'd think an ever-smaller "carbon footprint" would be a hit across the Left, but we all know by now that nothing is ever good enough for the Social Justice Warrior. Because silly houses have apparently become "poverty appropriation."

That's right -- your goofy home could HURT SOMEONE'S FEELINGS:

Such appropriation isn’t limited to the Tiny House trend, or even to the idea of simplicity. In major cities, people who come from high-income backgrounds flock to bars and restaurants that both appropriate, and mock, low-income communities. Perhaps the most egregious example is San Francisco’s Butter Bar, a trendy outpost that prides itself on being a true-blue, trailer park-themed bar, serving up the best in “trashy” cuisine and cocktails. With tater tots, microwaved food, and deep-fried Twinkies on the menu, the bar also serves cocktails that contain cheap ingredients, such as Welch’s grape soda. The bar has an actual trailer inside, and serves cans in paper bags, so that bar flies can have a paid-for experience of being what the owners of this bar think of when they think of trailer trash.

I'd like to think this essay means we've reached Peak Whine, but I don't think humanity is that lucky.

While the tiny house thing isn't my cup of tea, and some of the prices are ridiculous for the square footage you're getting, so what? Is your life negatively impacted by people living in smaller homes despite being able to afford larger ones?



Stan B said...

Thanks a lot. My wife now says that since we can afford more house than we have, it would be insulting to all the poverty stricken people in the world if we don't move to a larger home - one that would include full bathrooms for both of us. And obviously it will have to have an obscene carbon footprint, lest we offend those living by force on small carbon footprints!

Anonymous said...

The left at its socialist worst.

ScienceABC123 said...

To those upset over cultural appropriation: I'll worry about my "cultural appropriation" hurting your feelings AFTER you give up everything not invented by your culture. BTW: Toilet paper was invented by a white American.

Bird of Paradise said...

The overall size of Al Gore,Leonardo DiCaprio,David Suzuki Luarie David John Travolta and the various eco-wackos and enviromentalists leaders carbon footprints are at lease the size of 20 to 25 football fields