Friday, August 04, 2017

Culture Isn't Stagnant

That's one of the lesser reasons why the idea behind so-called cultural appropriation is not only wrong, but insidious.  And yes, immigrants to the United States should learn English and should integrate their former cultures into the greater American culture:
In fact, the only difference between the ctrl-left and the alt-right is how they envision the treatment of these “minority cultures.”

And I hate to say it, but if the innate nature of language and culture were correct, the alt-right would have the right idea. If a culture can’t be assimilated into your own, if the descendants of your immigrants will never understand your political system, your language, or be able to participate fully in the life of the nation, immigration amounts to a poison pill.

Which makes the left’s position that we should bring in these minorities, encourage them not to assimilate and give them all sorts of linguistic accommodations, like a lot of their other beliefs essentially suicidal. They hate themselves and have since the day they were born, but are too wussy to eat a bullet, and therefore they seek to destroy their homeland, their co-citizens, their own culture, in an ecstatic fit of oikophobia.

Note the if in the above sentence. If language and culture were innate, the alt-right would be at least self-preserving.

The problem, of course, is that the alt-right and the ctrl-left both ignore reality.

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