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[–] peacegnome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think that the anti cultural appropriation stuff is just fine, if you don't want the people you are invading to assimilate to you then i'm all for it.

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[–] preheat_ovens [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree that nations have a right to their identity. A people cannot, however, demand that another group conducts themselves and practice their culture in a certain way. Yemen can't demand that the US destroy its vineyards and breweries and burn down its pig farms. Italy can't demand that Britain knock down their old Roman buildings because Roman things belong to Italy, not Britain. We cannot demand that Canada strip itself of its cultural similarities with the US. If a social habit or a cultural something begins in the US, becomes hugely popular and eventually spreads to Canada, we can't demand that they abstain from it. Sure, we could try, but it just wouldn't be effective. Similarly, the American Indians cannot demand that festival sluts not wear their headdress to parties. Black people will never be able to stop white people from dreading their hair if they really want to. White people can make it shameful within their own culture to do these things: "You have dreads? Is your hair filthy? You must smell like absolute garbage" etc.

The Romans borrowed from the Greeks, who borrowed from the Mycenaeans, who borrowed from the people who came before them and the people who surrounded them. You can preserve your culture. You cannot stop the spread of ideas. If you aim to become the dominant culture, as various brown nationalists claim to want to do, your ideas must spread, and this entails other people outside of your group being influenced by the culture of your group. These brown nationalists continually throw a bitchfit every time someone outside of their group is influenced by their group. By doing so, they are preventing themselves from becoming the dominant culture on a shorter timeline than by demographic replacement.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i agree, but, although a group can demand something, the other side is under no obligation.

I was just saying that if some group that i wasn't part of wanted to celebrate a group that i am part of, then I would like that. "oh shit, you want to make my favorite food and celebrate my holidays?". It just makes no sense to me, but i'm glad that cultures that i'm not too fond of think that they have something so special and they don't want people to absorb any of its shittyness.

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[–] preheat_ovens [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Black Nationalists are supported by soy leftists who also rail against cultural appropriation. A white with dreads is going to be screamed at by both leftists and black nationalists. One of those festival sluts in a feather headdress is going to be yelled at by leftists and American Indian nationalists. There are black nationalists trying to educate their people on who is calling the shots in the west, but they still lump everyone who is not black in one group pitted against them. I group leftists with black nationalists in this post because they both act similarly.

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