Indigenous activists from around the world have had enough of cultural appropriation and they are calling on the UN to ban it.
Actually, the UN has been working on banning cultural appropriation since 2001 - long before normal people ever heard the term. The UN wants to expand intellectual property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines
This has gone way too far. It really burns my bannock.
It’s weird self-segregation. It’s antithetical to the left’s own philosophy of multiculturalism. If another culture insisted that no one else wear or sell things very loosely based on designs they said were “theirs”, people would be rightly grossed out at the racism of it all. Imagine if some backward country hick like me were to say that aboriginal people shouldn’t wear cowboy boots or cowboy hats because that’s my culture. That would absolutely be racist.
But besides the passive racism of it all, there are very real unintended consequences to the short-sighted leftwing, cultural appropriation policing. Many aboriginal owned businesses rely on basic white broads like me to buy their stuff. And I do because I value the craftsmanship. It’s not cultural appropriation, it’s cultural appreciation. But when a good chunk of these companies’ customer base is too scared to be called colonial appropriators to buy and wear aboriginal made goods, layoffs inevitably occur. In the left’s pursuit to help aboriginals, they will unemploy them.
The left tells us that culture is a social construct and that we can identify as anything we want. We can be trans anything- trans black, trans-species, whatever. We are told someone can fluctuate in their identity from day to day and everything is on some sort of spectrum. If that’s the case, then cultural appropriation can’t even exist. The left can’t have it both ways.
The world is plagued with war, famine, and sex slavery. But the UN has time to worry about the dream catcher in my rear view mirror. I can’t wait for the police to require a roadside blood test for that one.
I have a final message for these UN busybodies: They can pry my mukluks from my cold dead feet.