Is this cultural appropriation?

From  The Bigot Ate Their Homework. Some background:

This clip has gone viral on social media, and it’s easy to understand why (for those not in the know, “Titania McGrath” is a parody account making fun of woke militants; the video clip, though, is real.

There’s much more at the link with this how it ends:

If you won’t defend civilization, you will lose it. Simple as that. And we are losing it. I lived in New York City from 1998-2003, and it was a wonderful, wonderful place. The year my wife and I moved there, people told us all the time some version of, I’m not a Republican, but Mayor Giuliani has done a great job cleaning up the city. You can’t imagine how much nicer it is to live here now. Those five years in that glorious city were among the happiest of my life. It hurts to see it return to squalor and violence. I remember thinking back then that there was no way New Yorkers would allow the city to devolve back to what it had been in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. Clearly I was wrong. There’s nothing that wokeness can’t do.

If we don’t stop this now, we have two futures ahead of us:

  1. Severe political reaction, including the possibility of violence, and even a chance of the institution of authoritarian policies that may or may not be constitutional (but most people will not care; they will just want order back); or
  2. The institution by leftist and liberal elites (governmental, business, and otherwise) of a social credit system in an attempt to impose order back while mandating progressive goals, and suppressing reaction by punishing dissenters.

It’s up to US, ie me and you.

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24 Responses to Is this cultural appropriation?

  1. Snoopy says:

    It hurts to see it return to squalor and violence. I remember thinking back then that there was no way New Yorkers would allow the city to devolve back to what it had been in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. Clearly I was wrong. There’s nothing that wokeness can’t do.

    This can’t be true. How come the smartest people are buying NYC real estate with their ears pinned back?

  2. Muddy says:

    Is this cultural appropriation?

    By even considering an answer to this, you have been sucked into playing by your opponent’s rules in a game that is fixed. There is no answer you can give that will be deemed acceptable, because it is not what you say or do, but what you ARE.

    This applies to almost any similar topic, such as LGBT etc, immigration, reparations for historic slavery (in the U.S. but soon to be here also), racism, gerbil worming, blah blah etc.

    None of these issues have been constructed to permit reasoned debate. Submission is the only response sought, to be followed by repetition.

  3. Roger says:

    By even considering an answer to this, you have been sucked into playing by your opponent’s rules in a game that is fixed.

    It’s a rhetorical question, muddy. By posing it the point is made.

    Chap in the video is an entrepreneur with an online presence.

    I’ve actually been following him for a few years on You Tube.

    Top bloke, obviously.

  4. Steve Kates says:

    Was only joking. Can black people appropriate from white people within cancel culture?

  5. Lee says:

    Obviously he’s an “Uncle Tom”, as any lefty will tell you!

  6. WolfmanOz says:

    Well the Aboriginal flag is a clear appropriation from white people; something I’m sure Bruce Pascoe would like to provide own his alternative view of history.

  7. Kneel says:

    “How can we possibly fight racism when black people won’t do what they’re told?”

    Live in the pod, eat the bugs, do what you are told, be afraid.

    It’s your fault that people who died before you were born put other people in chains. That some in your family fought and died to fix it means nothing. That some in your family fought to give others the rights they should always have had but didn’t means nothing. That you do not act racist in any way means nothing. You are deemed racist because of the colour of your skin.
    When you did it, it was wrong. When we do it, it is justice.
    Bow and scrape before us and we may stop burning down your home and business.

  8. MatrixTransform says:

    you have been sucked into playing by your opponent’s rules in a game that is fixed

    Muddy gets it.

    the only answer to any of their gibberish is fuck off

  9. Primer says:

    The shameless cultural appropriation of my iconic world beating English language by those otherwise condemned to use incompetent languages is always irritating.
    Perhaps some small annual ceremony of thanks by the culturally alien users would be appropriate?

  10. rich says:

    the key question is are values universal or should different rules and dispensations apply to different groups. That is why the two sides will never meet in the middle. The essence of corruption and cronyism is a form of tribalism that favours the second.

  11. Dave in Marybrook says:

    Won’t do as he’s told.
    No mask, I note. Represent.

  12. m0nty says:

    If we don’t stop this now, we have two futures ahead of us:

    1. Severe political reaction, including the possibility of violence, and even a chance of the institution of authoritarian policies that may or may not be constitutional (but most people will not care; they will just want order back); or

    2. The institution by leftist and liberal elites (governmental, business, and otherwise) of a social credit system in an attempt to impose order back while mandating progressive goals, and suppressing reaction by punishing dissenters.

    So option 1 is his preferred one, where conservatives rise up in a revolution to install fascism. Rod Dreher has been a hack for many years, but he hasn’t sounded this fash much before. This whole schtick of “OMG pls stop this leftism or we will be forced to be nazis” is pretty obvious nonsense.

  13. Dot says:

    monty

    The left are sided with Big Pharma despite credible medical dissenters (not to mention rank fraud in the Lancet which has been retracted) want lockdowns, want mandatory medical procedures, electronic internal passports and the check in apps have been abused by law enforcement in ways which would have been an offence otherwise to spy upon citizens beforehand. The left have locked up protestors, even ones wishing to abide with health guidelines, no matter how bizarre.

    Tell me why you’re not a fascist again?

  14. win says:

    Its humour folks. You k now good old fashion ed lampooning. I am surprised at the comments and disheartened that children today have had it remov ed from their lives.

  15. max says:

    Show me an academic, Ph.D-holding economist who calls for a universal flat sales tax to replace the income tax, as well as the abolition of the right to vote for non-property owners — property in land or savings equal in value to a year’s income for the average resident in the jurisdiction in which he is registered to vote. Show me an economist who argues that a person’s receipt of direct government transfer payments such as aid to dependent children or food stamps should disqualify that person from the voting booth until he or she no longer receives the money.

  16. Mark M says:

    NSW has dived headfirst down the rabbit hole of virtue signalling permanent face masks by claiming the virus has been passed on by a random shoppers passing in a shopping centre.

    There is no backing out of that rabbit hole.

    Any atmosphere is now deadly.

  17. MatrixTransform says:

    is pretty obvious nonsense.

    you’re one of the good guys right, mUnty?

  18. Muddy says:

    I might have clarified my response by stating that it was written not just for Mr. Kates’s post, but generically for the squillions of times we earnestly embrace an unanswerable question in the belief that displays of empathy & compassion (calmly expressed reason) will soothe the blood lust of a feral beast that hungers for nutrients not companions.
    It’s not that the qualities above are not valuable, or that I don’t think anything can be done, but I don’t believe the former are being used in the most effective manner.

  19. Indolent says:

    This can’t be true. How come the smartest people are buying NYC real estate with their ears pinned back?

    Perhaps because prices have slumped due to the exodus?

  20. Chris M says:

    The Bee covered this so eloquently. Probably deserves its own post:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnP9IUMDLc

  21. Penguinite says:

    This is precisely how authoritarians and authoritarianism will succeed. As H. L. Mencken said “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. We are subscribing to a massive conversion of the Stockholm Syndrom where we get to love the oppressor.

  22. cuckoo says:

    Interesting to see that cartoon by Ted Rall. Is it a recent one? In the Bush era he was a particularly nasty piece of work.

  23. Xenophon says:

    Why is so much US stuff posted here? It’s boring.

  24. Lee says:

    Doesn’t fit your far-left narrative, Xenophobe?
    You’re welcome to leave, and good riddance!

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