August 19, 2017

Whites can’t do yoga: Latest “cultural appropriation” target is a stretch

David MenziesMission Specialist

Twelve years ago, I tried yoga but found it just wasn’t for me. Actually, I found it so painful, I gave it up after about a dozen classes.

At first I regretted not hopping on the yoga bandwagon but now I see it’s probably a good thing considering the state of the world today.

As a white heterosexual male living in a western nation, I imagine my entrance into yoga class would be greeted with howls of cultural appropriation from the loony left.

The left is all about cultural appropriation, so this was the subject of a recent Huffington Post video featuring Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher and “Instagram Influencer” who tries to put things in perspective for us.

After viewing her video explaining the proper way to view yoga and cultural appropriation, I have to admit, I’m more confused than ever.

Watch as I share some of her observations and you tell me if it makes sense.

What Stanley fails to realize is that cultural appropriation has been occurring since the ascent of man, and it’s not a bad thing.

If anything, embracing something from other cultures is a form of flattery, not disrespect.

But if she’s all about cultural apartheid, so be it.

I’ll steer clear of culturally appropriating anything to do with yoga on the condition that she steers clear of culturally-appropriating anything to do with McDonald’s.

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commented 2017-08-24 11:29:21 -0400
Yoga was flogged in N. America because yogis could make buckets of $$$ from it. Lefties hate the reek of capitalism, I guess. I am so tired of all that theme. They should get a life and stop over thinking and coming up sideways. David “the Menzoid” nails a great point again, he’s fantastic!
commented 2017-08-21 00:16:49 -0400
Well yeah… Following that “logic” I don’t want to see any Hindus trying to dance the Polka, right?
commented 2017-08-20 20:25:47 -0400
Cultural Appropriation, hhhmmmmm, I guess that means people of color can’t drive cars,or fly in planes after all they were invented by white people for white people. The same goes for the NBA , MLB, NHL, Golf, NFL all of these sports were created by white people for white people.
commented 2017-08-20 09:29:31 -0400
Businessmen all over the world wear standard western business suits. Do I, as a white person, mind? Nope, not one bit.
commented 2017-08-20 07:46:57 -0400
If as bride you take your grooms surname as your own isn’t that cultural appropriation.
commented 2017-08-19 22:13:10 -0400
Good one Drew….and hockey for that matter…as well as LaCross…or tapping maple trees.
commented 2017-08-19 21:42:04 -0400
So only Canadians can play basketball then.
commented 2017-08-19 20:02:38 -0400
All the argle bargle jibber about “expropriation” and “imperialism” and “Colonialism” is just fallacious commie dogma to cover her own bigotry. Virtue posing while engaged in bigotry – talk about zero self awareness.
commented 2017-08-19 19:46:52 -0400
A little off topic but the Rebel is running slowly today. I have posted this video before but it is so powerful that I thought I would post it again. All one has to do is substitute ‘Canadian’ for ‘Englishman’ and realize that this is what is happening to Canada now. We need to change course and we need to change Prime Ministers.

I’m an Englishman
commented 2017-08-19 19:04:02 -0400
Korean tae-kwon-do was culturally appropriated from Japan (shotokan karate) in the 1950s .The Japanese culturally appropriated it from Okinawa in the 1920s. The Okinawans culturally appropriated it from the Chinese (kung-fu). The Chinese culturally appropriated it from India (Boddhidaruma). The Indians culturally appropriated it from the Macedonian Greeks (pankration) through Alexander the Great.

They in turn culturally appropriated it from a bunch of precocious monkeys who’s curiosity overcame their fear and they “touched the monolith” (to the accompanyment of Wagner’s celebration of Neitzche’s Thus Spake Zarothustra.

So don’t let the ’cultural appropriation" monkeys chase you off your watering hole….or your carved monolithic monuments that are touchstones to your past and future.

“And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.”….Judges 15:15

Bone doesn’t show up on metal detectors.
commented 2017-08-19 16:06:13 -0400
I have news for her. She doesn’t look like she was born and raised in India herself. She looks Black, so she’s culturally appropriating yoga herself.