An anthropologist tells the secrets of cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation

Summary: The PC police are on the prowl for cases of cultural appropriation. Here anthropologist Maximillian Forte explains its ahistorical origin, nonsensical logic, and valuable function (helping to keep us divided and weak).   Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management. By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 19 December 2017. Reposted with … Continue reading An anthropologist tells the secrets of cultural appropriation

About a cause of America’s rising tide of hatred. We can still stop it.

A demonstrator marches against U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in London

The forces of hatred are rising again in America. We have abandoned the great principle of equal treatment for all which powered the civil rights progress of the past two centuries. This leaves us vulnerable to the social engineers of the Left and the counter-revolutionaries of the Right. Their conflict might widen the fissures of … Continue reading About a cause of America’s rising tide of hatred. We can still stop it.

Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors

Summary: Political gurus gush forth with explanations for Trump's victory in the Electoral College (although more Americans voted for Clinton). They discuss arcane strategy, the effect of the media, personalities, and scores of other things (mostly trivial). But there are two elephants in the room. First, Clinton relied on the politics of fear, which surprisingly … Continue reading Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors